Over 32,000 Students Unite in Worship at Passion Conference
More than 32,000 young adults from across the globe will fill arenas in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., for an event that has been sold out for months. Jan. 1-3, attendees will gather in Atlanta’s Philips Arena and Infinite Energy Center, and The Anthem in Washington, D.C., for Passion 2018—a gathering of 18-to-25-year-olds, and their church and campus leaders.
Passion 2018 will be live and live-streamed simultaneously in the three locations to students from more than 700 universities and 35 countries. Each venue will have live worship music in every session—with all bands traveling between locations—and attendees will experience teaching from two speakers live while seeing the others via live-stream.
Leading the way at Passion 2018 will be Passion founders Louie and Shelley Giglio, joined by guests Christine Caine, Levi Lusko, John Piper and Priscilla Shirer. Worship leaders and bands will include Passion Band, Crowder, Matt Redman, Jimi Cravity, KB, Brooke Ligertwood and Andy Mineo.
Passion believes that worship and justice go hand in hand, so students will arrive to serve as well as worship. In the past few years, attendees have given some $8 million to fight modern-day slavery through The END IT Movement, assisting in awareness, prevention, rescue and restoration. While ending modern-day slavery is still a focus of Passion 2018, students will also have other opportunities to impact the lives of others locally and around the world.
In addition, Passion attendees will arrive at each location with thousands of backpacks of supplies for children in Houston who lost everything during the flooding of Hurricane Harvey.
Passion 2018’s gathering at The Anthem is the first time the event has taken place in Washington, D.C.
Passion Conferences has been uniting college students around the world for the past 21 years, hosting over 50 events in more than 16 countries. For more information about Passion Conferences, visit http://268generation.com
Photo courtesy: Phil Sanders
Publication date: January 2, 2018