Students gather in Atlanta to praise Christ
Christian colleges and universities are an ideal place for men and women of faith to earn their degrees and advance in their careers. While many Christian students feel strongly about evangelism, many do not know how to go about spreading Christ’s message of love and forgiveness. According to the Christian Post, more than 60,000 students from across the country recently gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, to learn just that.
The Passion 2013 conference began earlier this week, and promised several days of motivational discussions and worship concerts. The majority of attendees were students from Christian colleges and universities from across the country, in addition to young professionals dedicated to teaching others about Christ’s message of salvation and hope.
Notable speakers at the event included Louie Giglio, John Piper, Beth Moore, Francis Chan, Judah Smith and Gary Haugen.
“Passion is about the Jesus Generation uniting for His fame,” said Giglio, founder of the Passion movement, as quoted by the news source. “At the heart of it all, Passion exists to see a generation stake their lives on what matters most. For us, that’s the fame of the One who rescues and restores, and the privilege we have to fully leverage our lives by amplifying His name in everything we do.”
According to Christianity Today, attendees raised more than $370,000, which will be donated to a variety of nonprofit organizations working to end human trafficking and other worthy causes.