To keep up with number of students expected to attend this year, main Passion 07 gatherings will be held in two locations, the Phillips Arena Atlanta and the Georgia World Congress Center, both in downtown Atlanta. The two venues will be joined via satellite and events will take place in each main arena creating one giant worship gathering. Small groups of students will also split off into smaller community groups for more intimate study, something the conference is well known for. There will be Community Groups, Family Groups and Late Night activities, similar to the groups formed in Nashville for Passion '06.
Passion isn't simply an event ... it's a movement. The Passion Conferences challenge college students to live radically for God, making Him a large presence on campuses all over the world.
Making our lives count for what matters most is a worthy goal, but a costly proposition, one that must be thoroughly absorbed and embraced if our lives are going to be shaped for His renown, said Louie Giglio, Passion Conferences founder/director in a press release. Thousands of students will merge from across the nation and around the world to sink their teeth into the confession of Isaiah 2:68. First wrapping our hearts around what it means to be satisfied in Christ, we want to echo the fame of the Satisfier in everything we do.
Registrations are already being made and thus far, more than 15,000 students representing 48 states and 12 countries have already signed up for Passion 07. Since space is limited, students are encouraged to get their registrations in as soon as possible. Passion 06 sold out in advance with more than 18,000 students in attendance.
In order to make Passion 07 happen, over 1000 volunteers over the age of 25 are needed to serve throughout the conference in various jobs. Applications can be found on the Passion web site, and they must be submitted by December 15th.
Louie Giglio started the Passion movement in 1995 with a desire to see the 13 million college students (over 16 million today) of the nation come to know the reality of God. Like-minded campus ministers then met together in 1996 and started working toward the first of three Passion gatherings (1997, 98 and 99) that united over 18,000 college students with the desire to see God magnified in their lives and on their campuses.