Passion Conferences

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Passion Conferences
Founded 1997
Founder(s) Louie Giglio
Headquarters
Website 268generation.com

Passion Conferences is a Christian organization (also referred to as the 268 Generation, originally named Choice Ministries), founded by Louie Giglio and Jeff Lewis in 1997, known for their annual spiritual awakening gatherings of young adults, more specifically college students. The organization is also responsible for sixstepsrecords, the Passion Worship CDs, and the OneDay gatherings. Passion is legally registered in the State of Georgia as the For - Profit LLC "Passion USA 2011, LLC" of Roswell, Georgia.[1] The first conference was Passion '97 in Austin, Texas, and the headquarters are now in Alpharetta, Georgia.[2] The organization lists its purpose as "...uniting students in worship and prayer for spiritual awakening in this generation," using Isaiah 26:8 as their theme verse: "Yes Lord, walking in the way of Your truth we wait eagerly for You, for Your name and renown are the desire of our souls."[citation needed]

Passion Conferences planned to go international in 2008, "For the first time, the national Passion conference is making a global tour in 2008 after years of drawing tens of thousands of students to one national venue. Next year's plan is to visit 20 cities across 15 nations in an estimated $4 million (£2 million) tour."[3] The conferences actually took place in 17 cities worldwide on all six inhabited continents, kicking off in Kiev and finishing in Sydney.

Conferences[edit]

The following conferences have taken place:

90s[edit]

00s[edit]

  • OneDay 2000 - held May 20, 2000 at Shelby Farms Park, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  • Passion Experience Tour - held 09/2001-10/2001
  • OneDayLink - Atlanta, GA (October 2002)
  • Passion on the Hill - Atlanta, GA (June–July 2002)
  • Passion Thirsty - held 04/2003 at North Point Church, Alpharetta, Georgia and Attic, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • OneDay 2003 - held 05/23/2003-May 27, 2003 at Willowood Ranch, Sherman, Texas, USA
  • Passion '05 - held 01/02/2005-01/05/2005 at Gaylord Entertainment Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  • Passion '06 - held 01/02/2006-01/05/2006 at Gaylord Entertainment Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  • Passion '07 - Atlanta, GA
  • Passion Regionals
    • Boston, MA (October 2007)
    • Chicago, IL (October 2007)
    • Los Angeles, CA (January 2008)
    • Dallas, TX
    • Washington, DC
    • Atlanta, GA
  • Passion World Tour (2008)
    • Kiev - 16 May
    • Stockholm - 18 May
    • São Paulo - 23–24 May
    • Kampala - 30–31 May
    • Paris - June 3
    • London - June 5
    • Manila - August 1
    • Kuala Lumpur - August 3
    • Jakarta - August 5
    • Johannesburg - August 9
    • Cape Town - August 13
    • Mexico City - October 3–4
    • Vancouver - October 6
    • Seoul - October 10–11
    • Tokyo - October 13
    • Hong Kong - October 16
    • Sydney - October 21

10s[edit]

  • Passion 2010 - Atlanta, GA (Philips Arena/GWCC) January 2–5, 2010
  • Passion World Tour (2010)
    • Kyiv (Kiev)- 10 May
    • London - 14–15 May
    • Tokyo - 22 May
    • Manila - 25 May
    • Hong Kong - June 5
    • São Paulo - September 3–4
    • Vancouver - November 5
  • Passion 2011 - Atlanta, GA (Philips Arena/GWCC) January 1–4, 2011
  • Passion 2011 - Fort Worth, TX (Fort Worth Convention Center) April 1–3, 2011
  • Passion 2012 - Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome) January 2–5, 2012[4]
  • Passion World Tour (2012)
    • Vancouver, BC - March 23
    • Pretoria - September 26
    • Kampala - September 29
    • Durban - October 2
    • Cape Town - October 6
  • Passion 2013 - Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome) January 1–4, 2013[5]
  • Passion Tour (2013) - April 3 – 27
    • 16 cities in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Indiana[6]
  • Passion 2014 [7]
  • Passion 2015

People[edit]

Worship leaders[edit]

Many current worship artists got their start in the Passion conferences and many have joined the conferences since. Some of these include:

Speakers[edit]

The conferences also feature many speakers at their events, including:

Discography[edit]

In the past, worship sessions at the conferences led by Passion Worship Band have been recorded and released as albums:

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Georgia Secretary of State office, control number 10018357
  2. ^ Baptist Press - Passion '07 kicks off with 21,000 adults in Atlanta - News with a Christian Perspective
  3. ^ Tweet Email (January 9, 2007). "Passion Conferences to Go International in 2008 | Christian News on Christian Today". Christiantoday.co.uk. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Passion 2014". 268generation.com. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ [2][dead link]
  7. ^ "Passion 2014". 268generation.com. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Passion: Let the Future Begin". Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ "New Live Passion Album To Be Titled 'Let The Future Begin'". Retrieved January 30, 2013.