It’s not your typical college New Year’s party — more than 65,000 young Christians gathering in an Atlanta stadium to kick off a new decade with worship, prayer and Bible teaching.
While a Pew Research Center survey shows the “nones” or religiously non-affiliated Americans are increasing, with a decline in Christians over the last decade, the sold-out conference Passion 2020 seems to be outright defying that.
Over the next three days, thousands of millennials and Gen Zers – along with their church and campus leaders – will be filling up the Mercedes-Benz Stadium with Passion founders Louie and Shelley Giglio as hosts and music by the Passion Band.
“Passion is more than a conference. More than an event. More than a feeling,” the website states. “Passion is you and me saying goodbye to lesser things and saying yes to Jesus, the One whose name is above every name.”