TLC Missions and Ministry Tour

North Carolina, USA

Join us for a retreat, missions. and ministry tour in East Tennessee and North Carolina.


Registration and Payment


$350 - double occupancy/2 per room (preferred)

$550 - single occupancy/1 per room (limited availability)

*The prices above are ALL INCLUSIVE--all travel (via 56-passenger charter bus), lodging, and meals, from the time you arrive at Carson Springs on Friday, September 2, to the conclusion of the missions and ministry tour on Monday, September 5. (In other words, your only additional costs will be getting yourself to Carson Springs and any additional purchases you choose to make while traveling.)

**Due to a limited number rooms, it is our hope that most will choose "Double Occupancy." We will do our best, however, to honor any requests for single rooms.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Payment Schedule

You may:
(1) elect to pay in full when registering.
(2) select a payment plan.

If you choose the payment plan, it will be as follows:

June 1 - $100 Deposit Due

July 1 - $100 Due

August 1 - Remaining Balance Due

Registration Questions: Contact Heather Beard, Ministry Assistant at or 615.371.2061

General Questions: Contact Scott Shepherd at or 731.336.7235

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Friday, September 2

3:00 – Rehearsal #1 at Carson Springs Conference Center (CS)

4:15 – Break 

4:45 – Rehearsal #2

6:00 – Dinner/Cookout at CS 

7:00 – Evening Rehearsal at CS
8:00 – Evening Activity 

9:00 – Bed/Dismissal

Saturday, September 3

7:00 am – Breakfast at CS

7:45 – Devotional / Bus Arrives at CS

8:00 – Load Bus

8:30 – Depart to Maggie Valley Arts and Crafts Festival (MVACF)

9:30 – Arrive/Set-Up at MVACF

11:00 – Concert at MVACF

11:45 – Lunch/Afternoon/Browsing at MVACF

1:45 – Depart for MVACF for Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation (MVNR)

1:50 – Arrive at MVNR

2:30 – Sing at MVNR

3:30 – Depart for Ridgecrest Conference Center, Ridgecrest, NC

4:30 – Arrive/Check-in at Ridgecrest

6:00 – Eat Dinner at Ridgecrest

7:00 – Relaxing Evening at RC after a Long Day

Sunday, September 4

7:00 am – Load Bus with Luggage
7:15 – Breakfast at Ridgecrest

8:00 – Drive to Sandy Ridge Baptist Church, Hickory, NC (SRBC)

9:10 – Arrive at SRBC

10:30 – Morning Worship Leadership at SRBC

12:00 pm – Meal at SRBC

1:15 – Drive to Blowing Rock/Boone, NC 

2:15 – Afternoon in Blowing Rock/Boone, NC

4:15 – Drive to Blowing Rock/Boone Church (TBD)

4:30 – Arrive at Church

6:00 – Evening Worship Concert at NC Church

7:45 – Return to Ridgecrest

8:45 – Arrive at Ridgecrest


Monday, September 5 (Labor Day)

7:15 am – Breakfast at Ridgecrest

8:15 – Load bus

8:30 – Drive to Carson Springs

10:00 – Arrive at Carson Springs

10:30 – Drive Home


Carson Springs Conference Center

Carson Springs Baptist Conference Center
1120 Carson Springs Rd
Newport, TN 37821

Our first day of Retreat and Rehearsals will be at Carson Springs Conference Center.

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Ridgecrest Conference Center

Ridgecrest Conference Center

1 Ridgecrest Dr

Black Mountain, NC 28711

Our "base" during our time of ministry in North Carolina will be Ridgecrest Conference Center. Ridgecrest will provide our lodging on Saturday and Sunday evening, as well as three meals during our tour.

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Maggie Valley Arts and Crafts Festival

Maggie Valley Arts and Crafts Festival
3374 Soco Road

Maggie Valley, NC 28751

Maggie Valley Arts and Crafts Festival

We will present a ministry concert at the Maggie Valley Arts and Crafts Festival, followed by 2 hours for lunch and browsing at the festival.

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Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation

Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation
75 Fisher Loop
Maggie Valley, NC 28751

We will present a ministry concert for the residents of Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation on Saturday, September 3, at 2:30 p.m.

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Sandy Ridge Baptist Church

Sandy Ridge Baptist Church
3702 16th St NE
Hickory, NC 28601

We will lead worship at Sandy Ridge Baptist Church on Sunday, September 4, for the 10:30 worship service. They will provide lunch for us afterwards.

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Church in Boone/Blowing Rock NC (TBD)

Boone/Blowing Rock, NC

We will present an evening worship concert in Boone or Blowing Rock, NC, the evening of Sunday, September 4 at 6:00 p.m.

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Transportation / Tour Bus

Premier Transportation

1500 Breda Drive

Knoxville, TN  37918

We will travel on a 56-passenger motor coach from Premier Travel.

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