Atlanta Faith Event ‘Passion 2017’ Expected To Draw More Than 50,000 Young Adults

Photo credit:  Brooke Bennett
Photo credit: Brooke Bennett

Brad Jones thinks that just maybe some of those national studies that show millennials are losing faith in God are off base.

He has more than 50,000 reasons to think so.

That’s how many 18- to 25-year-olds are expected to pack the Georgia Dome and the Georgia World Congress Center Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for Passion 2017 , a huge faith-based conference that will bring together young Christians from more than 90 nations.

A 2015 study by the Pew Research Center found that millennials are less likely than older Americans to be religious, although they may believe in God and have spiritual practices. Only about four-in-10 millennials say religion is very important in their lives.

Passion grew out of a Bible study started in Texas two decades ago by Louie and Shelley Giglio as a way to reach college students and their leaders interested in a deeper understanding of Christianity and God. It includes several prominent speakers, including Louie Giglio, lead pastor of Passion City Church; Levi Lusko, Francis Chan, Beth Moore, John Piper, Christine Caine and Katherine and Jay Wolf. There will also be performances by Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels, Hillsong UNITED and Crowder.

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SOURCE: Atlanta Journal Constitution – Sheila Poole