I got to be a part of something amazing.
I don’t know how to describe it. It’s a conference. But it’s far from boardrooms and business casual. It’s a concert, but without sales and seat assignments. It’s a humanitarian relief fundraiser, where college students sacrificially give three million dollars to put an end to human trafficking. It’s a church service — that lasts for a week and changes your life.
The annual Passion conference occurs in Atlanta and attracts 50,000 college and high school students (and the occasional chaperone who sneaks in) for an experience of worship. The theme verse of Passion is Isaiah 26:8 which reads, your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul.” They don’t even introduce the musicians or speakers — because they’re not the main act — God is.
Passion 2013 starts right now.
As you read, tens of thousands of students are gathered at the Georgia Dome, having paid for the conference, hotels, travel, and food — to hear Scripture read. Last year at the conference they read passages for over an hour. That was how they chose to open the conference. Not a concert, not a light show, not a screaming fest. (In fact, this might be the quietest thousands of college students had ever been!) The Bible. What a way to kick off the year!
They are gathered there right now. Pray for them. Pray for the conference. Pray that God would be worshiped truly and that lives would be changed. Pray that students would be willing to live differently –to live for someone other than themselves. Pray that the cause of freedom would be raised up and that we can put an end to modern day slavery. Pray that their lives would not be too safe, but that they would life tenaciously for the cause of Christ!
Those are my prayers.
I can’t wait to hear the stories!
If you would like to take part in this event, you can watch sessions LIVE! via this website: http://live.268generation.com/