The tens of thousands of college students, teens and youth leaders who assembled last week in Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington, D.C., for the Passion 2018 Christian conference made a stunning societal impact during their annual gathering.
One of the hallmarks of the Passion conferences, which were founded by Pastor Louie Giglio, is the service projects and initiatives that attendees are encouraged to participate in.
"Heaven is open, so let your kingdom come!”So grateful to have some of the most gifted artists and musicians leading…
Unlike other Christian conferences where attendees simply hear music and messages, Passion encourages youths to engage in active Christian service and good deeds.
And, with that in mind, the 2018 conference, which was held at three separate locations from Jan. 1-3 — Philips Arena and Infinite Energy Center in Atlanta, and The Anthem in Washington, D.C. — yielded some phenomenal results.
Students came together to sponsor 3,330 children through Compassion International, a Christianity charity. That, alone, is pretty remarkable, considering that it will have a positive impact on the lives of thousands of kids and families around the globe.
Amazing to have over 13,800 people from all over the world tuning into #Passion2018! Where did you watch from?
Meanwhile, a donor offered an additional $300,000 match to help the Rohingya people in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
But the impact didn’t end there. Passion 2018 attendees also raised $103,623 for Voice of the Martyrs Korea, a group that distributes Christian scripture in North Korea. That’s a pretty stunning development as well that is sure to make an impact.
The speaker lineup for Passion 2018 included Giglio, Levi Lusko, Christine Caine, John Piper and scores of others. Music was performed by Andy Mineo, KB, Matt Redman, Crowder and the Passion Band, among others.
Who wants to do it all again next year?!
Posted by Passion Conferences on Thursday, January 4, 2018
Here’s an event description on the Passion website:
Passion exists to see a generation leverage their lives for what matters most … to live in such a way that their journey on earth counts for what is most important in the end. For us at Passion, that’s the fame of the One who rescues and restores, and the privilege we have to amplify His name in everything we do.
While we host large gatherings, Passion is more than a conference. More than an event. More than a feeling. Passion is you and me saying goodbye to lesser things and saying yes to Jesus, the One whose name is above every name.
As Faithwire previously reported, this isn’t the first time college and young attendees have ushered in quote a bit of good. Last year, attendees brought about a mass sponsorship of children listed with Compassion International, a Christian humanitarian aid group. And the results were astounding.
We believe worship and justice are two sides of the same coin and our best worship is the song we sing as we reach out…
“We believe worship and justice are two sides of the same coin and always want to be part of impacting the globe with justice, compassion, and the saving name of Jesus,” a post published to the Passion Facebook page last year read. “We set out to make history at #Passion2017 and [were] blown away when the attendees … sponsored 7,000 children.”
Read more about that astounding feat. Next year’s Passion event will take place in three cities: Atlanta, Georgia, Washington, D.C. and Dallas, Texas.