Passion 2018 kicked off in three primary venues (two in Atlanta, one in D.C.) on New Years Day this year. Despite some minor technical difficulties, Passion set the tone for an exciting conference for the next few days.

Passion 2018 Worship - Photo byMary Caroline Russell

Passion 2018 Worship – Photo by Mary Caroline Russell @MaryCarolineRussell

Passion Conference 2018 - Day 1 Atlanta

Photo by Brooke Bennett @Brooke_Bennett

This year, Passion pulled 18-25 year olds from 49 states across the United States, over 700 universities, and 35 different countries. It’s a truly amazing gathering for Christ filled with diversity.
Locations included Philips Arena (Atlanta), Infinite Energy Arena (Duluth, GA), and The Anthem (D.C.). Each location was led by a praise band, which included Passion (Band) and Crowder. Tens of thousands of young adults worshipped Jesus together, joined together in location, mission, and spirit.

Session 1 with Levi Lusko

Levi Lusko - Passion 2018 - Photo by Anna Meyer

Levi Lusko at Passion 2018 – Photo by Anna Meyer @annameyerphoto

Levi Lusko spoke from The Anthem and was streamed to the other locations, including the online experience. The 35 year old pastor of Fresh Life Church in Montana delivered a powerful first session that resonated across the audience.
Lusko left the attendees with actionable advice the hits home for the age group; the more you focus on the next world, the less the hardships of this one will affect you. It’s an important message to a generation (mostly younger Millennials) that feel the pressures of filling their lives with grand goals and bucket list experiences.
Follow along in real time using the hashtag #Passion2018 on Twitter or Instagram.