Passion Conferences

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Passion Conferences
Founded 1997
Founders Louie Giglio
Location
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:

National gatherings / events[edit]

Gathering Dates City / State
Passion '97 Jan. 1–4, 1997 Austin, TX
Passion '98 Jan. 1–4, 1998 Austin, TX
Passion '99 Jan. 1–4, 1997 Fort Worth, TX
OneDay May 20, 2000 Memphis, TN
Thirsty Apr. 11–13, 2002 Atlanta, GA
Thirsty '03 Apr. 3–5, 2003 Atlanta, GA
OneDay03 May 26, 2003 Sherman, TX
Thirsty '04 Mar. 31 – April 2, 2004 Atlanta, GA
Passion '05 Jan. 2–5, 2005 Nashville, TN
Passion '06 Jan. 2–5, 2006 Nashville, TN
Thirsty '06 Mar. 29–31, 2006 Atlanta, GA
Passion '07 Jan. 1–4, 2007 Atlanta GA
Thirsty '07 May 2–4, 2007 Atlanta, GA
Passion 2010 Jan. 2–5, 2010 Atlanta, GA
Passion 2011 Jan. 1–4, 2011 Atlanta, GA
Apr. 1–3, 2011 Fort Worth, TX
Passion 2012 Jan. 2–5, 2012 Atlanta, GA
Passion 2013 Jan. 1–4, 2013 Atlanta, GA
Passion 2014 Jan. 16–18, 2014 Atlanta, GA
Jan. 30 – February 1, 2014 Houston, TX

World tours[edit]

Gathering Dates City / Country
World Tour '08 May 16, 2008 Kyiv, Ukraine
May 18, 2008 Stockholm, Sweden
May 23–24, 2008 São Paulo, Brazil
May 30–31, 2008 Kampala, Uganda
June 3, 2008 Paris, France
June 5, 2008 London, England
August 1, 2008 Manila, Philippines
August 3, 2008 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
August 5, 2008 Jakarta, Indonesia
August 9, 2008 Johannesburg, South Africa
August 13, 2008 Cape Town, South Africa
Oct. 3–4, 2008 Mexico City, Mexico
October 6, 2008 Vancouver, Canada
Oct. 10–11, 2008 Seoul, South Korea
October 13, 2008 Tokyo, Japan
October 16, 2008 Hong Kong, China
October 21, 2008 Sydney, Australia
World Tour '10 May 10, 2010 Kyiv, Ukraine
May 14–15, 2010 London, England
May 22, 2010 Tokyo, Japan
May 25, 2010 Manila, Philippines
June 5, 2010 Hong Kong, China
Sep. 3–4, 2010 São Paulo, Brazil
November 5, 2010 Vancouver, Canada
World Tour '12 March 23, 2012 Vancouver, Canada
September 26, 2012 Pretoria, South Africa
September 29, 2012 Kampala, Uganda
October 2, 2012 Durban, South Africa
October 6, 2012 Cape Town, South Africa
World Tour '14 March 20, 2014 Abu Dhabi, UAE
March 22, 2014 Hyderbad, India
March 23, 2014 Delhi, India
Mar. 27–28, 2014 Manila, Philippines
March 30, 2014 Singapore, Singapore
April 1, 2014 Honolulu, Hawaii

People[edit]

Artists[edit]

sixstepsrecords [4] artists form the core group of artists performing at the Passion Gatherings. Those artists include: Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Charlie Hall, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, and the Passion Band.

Other artists that have performed at Passion Gatherings in the past are: Brett Younker, Lecrae, Hillsong United, Jesus Culture, Kari Jobe, Tenth Avenue North, Shane and Shane, and Gungor.

Speakers[edit]

Passion Conferences was founded by Pastor Louie Giglio. Other speakers that have spoken at Passion Gatherings include: John Piper, Francis Chan, Andy Stanley, Beth Moore, Judah Smith, Christine Caine, Carl Lenz, Lecrae, Gary Haugen, Ben Stuart, and Matt Chandler.

Resources[edit]

Resources that have come out of the Passion Conferences include:

Music[edit]

Year Album
1997 Our Souls Desire
1998 Live Worship From the 268 Generation
1999 Passion: Better is One Day
2000 Passion: The Road to One Day
Passion: One Day Live
2002 Our Love is Loud
2003 Sacred Revolution
2004 Hymns Ancient and Modern
2005 How Great Is Our God
Passion 05: (Live) (one iTunes bundles, two songs each)
2006 Everything Glorious
Passion: The Early Session (two iTunes bundles, two songs each)
The Best of Passion (So Far)
2007 Live From Passion07 (three iTunes bundles, two songs each)
2008 God of This City
A Generation United for His Renown
2010 Passion: Awakening
2011 Passion: Here For You
2012 Passion: White Flag
2013 Passion: Let the Future Begin[5][6]
2014 Passion: Take It All
Passion: The Essential Collection

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. ^ http://sixstepsrecords.com
  5. ^ "Passion: Let the Future Begin". Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ "New Live Passion Album To Be Titled 'Let The Future Begin'". Retrieved January 30, 2013.