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SonRise Resurrection Pageant


Photo by Sherrie Williams

SonRise is an interactive, put-you- there-at-the-scene trip through Christ's final days leading to His death and resurrection. The cast is made up of over 500 Southern Adventist University students and church members.

The Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church has offered this "walk-through" pageant since 1996. Held on the Saturday of Easter weekend, it begins in the Collegedale Church sanctuary and continues across the campus of Southern Adventist University. Casual dress and comfortable shoes are encouraged for the leisurely, less-than-a-mile walk. Be prepared for a warm day and bring water to keep yourself hydrated.


SonRise DVD

A SonRise DVD of 2013 and 2014 are available for purchase through the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church for $10 each (add $2 if we have to mail it). DVD proceeds will go to SonRise.

The video footage begins in the Sanctuary and continues through the Resurrection.

To request a DVD be mailed to you, send a $12/DVD check payable to:

Collegedale Church
Attn SonRise
PO Box 3002
Collegedale, TN 37315

Since we do not know what the demand for the DVD will be, we will be duplicating small quantities at a time. To pick up a DVD in person contact the Church office at (423) 396-2134 or email sonrise@southern.edu to make sure we will have one ready when you come to pick it up.

Due to copyright issues, the original songs used in the Sanctuary, Crucifixion, and the Resurrection have been changed, but the blessing you receive will still be the same.


What SonRise Means to Me

Andy Compton interview
Andy Compton, an actor portraying Jesus, tells about how God used him to bless the life of an audience member at SonRise and how that experience blessed him and reminded him of why we do SonRise.

Dave Leonard interview
This video features Dave Leonard talking about why he continues to be involved in SonRise. He also tells how being in SonRise up him back on the right path in his life.

Volunteer Promo
This video tells about what SonRise is and why it's so important for everyone to get involved.

Gabe Nobles interview


Photo by Baron Williams





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