Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Passion 06—A generation united for His renown

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During the Christmas holidays, I stayed over to volunteer with the Passion 05 conference in held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville...

The heartbeat of Passion is the glory of God — specifically, a generation of students living radically for His name and campuses across the nation awakening to His fame.

The Passion 05 Conference was off the charts - God is doing some amazing things with the 11,000 plus students in attendance. I had the privilege to be on the Touch Team - meeting, greeting, encouraging, blessing and interacting with the students as they arrived into Nashville prior to registration - many came in busloads from Texas, OK, New Jersey, Florida and some spent $1000 in airfare and lodging to grab hold of Isaiah 26:8 and Psalm 86:11-12.

There were students representing 46 states and 8 other countries around the world, including Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna Islands.

Wish you guys were there to hear the Holy Spirit fall Sunday night when Charlie Hall open with "He is Exalted" to be joined by Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin and David Crowder sing "Holy Is The Lord" and "How Great Is Our God". I became undone.

What's significant about the Passion Conference in my mind was that these students came ready to worship, not to attend a concert or an event. My heart is greatly encouraged to see that these radical students and lovers of God are our leaders of tomorrow poised to grab hold of the Kingdom and commit to expressing Jesus Christ on the various campuses and mission field.

What's even more interesting is that these students are so academically gifted, but they are very desirous from us "older" types for wisdom, mentorship and living life from our life lessons from walking out the Christian life - I believe that God is taking me to a new level to engage with the college students here particularly with the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill -

Check out the web site

and especially the renown video (download the video - it's a keeper - requires Quicktime)

and a newspaper article...

Join me in prayer as several of us begin to connect in the Durham / Chapel Hill area to get involved with campus outreach - it's becoming clearer that's why I'm here in North Carolina - that I have been genetically designed and geographically assigned by Almighty God to speak life and encouragement into these young leaders.... I've had this burn in my spirit since September for college students, so I'm committing myself to service for His glory to invest in this 268 generation...

"Yes, Lord, walking in the way of Your Truth,
we wait eagerly for You,
for Your name and Your renown
are the desire of our souls."

Isaiah 26:8

I desire that my life be a part of a generation that lives
for the glory of Your name.
(Psalm 86:11-12)

To register for Passion 06 click here for info,

click here for a recap of Passion 05 with photos

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