About 5,000 young people will gather in Macon this weekend for a religious-based convention.

The Youth Ministries Office of the Georgia Baptist Convention will hold its 36th Annual Move Youth Evangelism Conference on Friday and Saturday at the Wilson Convention Center, according to a news release.

The conference will begin Friday afternoon with motivational workshops, and the evening events will begin at 9 p.m. with a concert featuring special musical performances by American Idol contestants Mandisa and Colton Dixon. The MOVE Conference will continue Saturday morning and conclude at 3 p.m.

MOVE has met in Macon for more than 30 years. Attendees are from 300 churches across the Southeast. The conference also will feature comedy and drama sessions with a special appearance by Skit Guys as well as worship music sessions led by Brett Younker from Passion Band, the release stated. 

MOVE is a winter conference created to minister to students by sharing the message of Jesus Christ. For more information, visit www.movesuperwow.com.