Unlike the typical welcoming of the New Year’s eve, more than 65,000 students and young people gathered together in an Atlanta stadium to welcome the New Year in prayer, worship and Bible teaching.
Passion Conference was founded by Louie and Shelley Giglio who have a heart for the youth. Attendees are millennials and Generation Z’ers from 1,680 universities, 50 states, from 81 countries.
And this year, for the Passion 2020 Conference, over 65,000 students and leaders participated in the event. The gathering was held at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 31-January 2, 2020.
“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,” the Passion website wrote.
Well-Known Christian Guest Speakers
The guest speakers present in the conference are well-known Christian leaders like John Piper, Sadie Robertson, Tim Tebow, Ravi Zacharias, Christine Caine and Levi Lusko. Christian worship teams like Hillsong United, Lecrae, Kari Jobe, and Cody Carnes, Elevation Music, Crowder, Trip Lee, Andy Mineo, Social Club Misfits, Tedashii and Sean Curran also led the worship.
At the event, Passion founder Louie Giglio said, “We’re not simply keepers of the light, but we are carriers of the light of Jesus to the world. One of the practical ways that we can carry that light to the world is to participate in the goal of Scripture translation. We’re launching a bold initiative at Passion 2020 in this new decade to Share Light.”
Passion wrote on twitter,
“We say goodbye to 2019 + hello to 2020. Imagine what God will do through you in the new decade; what opportunities will He lead you to, what challenges He will overcome on your behalf. The 20s are overflowing with possibilities, and we are ready and willing, full of expectation.”
The purpose of the event is to pray and declare God’s will to be done throughout the year. And also in the new decade!