Passion 2012: One Thousand Women

Hey, Everybody! I hope you’ll have a chance to watch the video about something exciting God has placed upon our hearts at Living Proof but I wanted to make sure that you also have the information confirmed here in writing. Questions are usually answered better in print and I want this to be so clear that we can respond to God with tremendous praise and prayer.

Many of you are familiar with the Passion Conferences that God has used wildly among 18-25 year-olds for well over a decade. (If you’re not, see to learn all about it. You’ll love it.) God placed the vision in the faithful hands of Louie and Shelley Giglio and they have continued a long obedience in the same direction to see God’s name and renown become the desire of many hearts in the rising generations. God has shown outlandish favor on these events and He alone knows exactly why but this is the feeling that I get every time I observe a Passion gathering: He likes it. He likes coming to it. He likes brooding over it. He likes filling it. His glory is jealously guarded and His fame is generously spread. God also has the open invitation to reach into lives at one of the most strategic seasons of all. At what age are people more inclined to make completely life-altering plans and decisions?

Imagine what would happen if God completely captivated thousands of lives in that 18-25 year range and ruined them for settling for less than God had in mind when He created them. What if nothing less than the flagrant fame of Jesus Christ became their life ambition? That’s what has happened thousands of times over at Passion Conferences through the years. At these events, the wholly surrendered life in Christ is captured for what it really is: the most exhilarating adventure available for human flesh and blood. It is the offer to live for something so much greater. It is the offer for a life that matters here long after we’ve vacated this planet.

Last year at Passion 2011, Louie announced that God had challenged him to ask for the Georgia Dome for Passion 2012 (January 2-5 in Atlanta). That means we don’t have to sell out of seats and can open the doors to tens of thousands more. We were ecstatic. Within that first 24 hours, God moved on my heart to sponsor 1000 young women to attend in 2012.

1000 women who’d never been before.

1000 women who could not otherwise go.

I’ve waited all these months to tell you about it and, finally, the time is right. These next couple of months will be the time frame for the conference to climb on the radar of many young lives. LPM is launching this 1000 Women campaign in your honor and we would love to do it with your participation through prayer. It is my great hope that you would take ownership over the campaign, too, and get completely involved. What could be more fitting than for a women’s ministry to sponsor young women to attend something that has the very real potential to change the course of their lives and the rhythm of their hearts?

Here’s how the eligibility works for these 1000 scholarships. Each applicant must meet the following requirements (and, so sorry, but no exceptions!):
*A woman between the ages of 18 and 25. (Next week you’ll see that we are going to issue a challenge to other ministries, churches, and organizations and hopefully many of them will also scholarship young men. God seemed very clear in His leadership that our 1000 LPM scholarships were supposed to be entirely for women. It’s a form of mentoring and mothering, so to speak, as we seek to be intentional in investing in the next generation according to Scripture.)

*She has never attended a Passion gathering before. (This does not include concerts. I’m just talking about an actual Passion gathering on this prerequisite.)

*She would be completely unable to attend without a scholarship. In other words, if the young woman or her parents can come up with the money – even if sacrificially – let’s please retain these 1000 scholarships for others who cannot.

If this is resonating with you, here’s how you can get involved:

*Help get the word out to young women who meet the exact criteria for the LPM scholarships to Passion 2012. Please think about those who could not attend otherwise.

*Start praying for the event right away. These are tomorrow’s leaders and they will powerfully impact our lives as well as those who come up behind them. Also be watching for an opportunity to “adopt” one of our scholarship recipients to pray for throughout the event. We will give you an official way to sign up as an intercessor for a specific recipient after our scholarships are largely filled and we’ll also suggest some ways to direct your prayers. Look for these sign-ups to pop up here on the LPM blog in November but I will keep you very up to date on the progress of our 1000 Women campaign as we go.

And that’s all there is to it! You’re such a gracious people that I already know up front that some of you will ask if you can give financially toward this fund. If God undeniably presses that upon your heart, you are welcome to. (It would be part of our Siesta Scholarship Fund.) HOWEVER, we have already joyfully made the financial commitment at LPM and we are not asking for any donations. Since we’re deeply committed to these 1000 scholarships, if you do have extra dollars in your pocket in these hard financial times, we’d more readily suggest that you go out there and find someone – male or female – of that age group who wants to go to Passion 2012 but can’t afford it. Send them! And, remember that many could use the extra help for travel and lodging. Our 1000 Women campaign is limited to ticket scholarships and not for further expenses, as much as I wish we could do the whole megillah.

You game?? Wooohoooo! ME, TOO!!!!!

Get out there and find those women, Siestas! Here is the link for scholarship registration. Make sure they know the qualifications! All applicants need to go through this link for Passion 2012 scholarships. It is a separate feature that we’ve created in partnership with the Passion staff. Applicants will receive an email confirmation directly from Passion, letting them know that they have received the scholarship application and that it is being processed. Within a matter of days, they will receive another email informing them whether or not the scholarship was available and accepted. If they meet the criteria as listed in this post, the only reason for a decline will be numbers exceeding 1000.

Ready, set, GO!

Bring them, Lord!

I’m honored to do ministry with you, Siestas. Isn’t this a blast?

I love you dearly.


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  1. 101
    Ashley says:

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! My little sister recieved a scholarship ticket!! I am BEAMING! I’m praying for the Lord to work out the details for her!! She SO needs HIM…this could be HUGE in her life! Praise you, Jesus!! Thank you, LPM!!!

  2. 102
    Destiny says:

    YAY!!! I was accepted! I am so excited in going. It brings me to tears everything I think of this blessing. Saving up every dollar possible to go. Thank you so much for this opportunity.

  3. 103
    Destiny says:

    Ladies… I do not have a place to stay nor a ride… maybe if a couple of us get together we can bunk… just an idea. praying on it..

  4. 104
    Hilary says:

    I’m so excited to be able to pass this on to a few of my friends. I attended Passion 2010 and 2011 (2010 via a scholarship through Passion…and wasn’t planning on going until the day before). God has changed me through these conferences! I’m bummed I can’t be at the Dome this year, I just started a grad program, and we have a J-term that starts January 2, BUT I am so thrilled for these 1000 Women and the other 1000’s who will get to attend and see God work in so many ways!

  5. 105
    Shellye, Queen City, TX says:

    Thank you LPM for awarding my daughter and a friend who attend Ouachita Baptist University a scholarship to Passion 2012. I’ve always wanted my children to go but knew as a newly single mom we couldn’t afford it. God is good! Thanks again.

  6. 106
    Madison says:

    Hello Siestas! I’m not one to comment on posts, but I have to say that I am BLESSED to be one recipient of the Passion 2012 Scholarships! I live in Ohio-so now I must pray for funds to come in, and work to cooperate. Are any of you women willing to host a girl like me for the week!! haha. I clean up after myself, and I’m fully potty-trained!! 🙂 Pray for provision! I NEED this in my life…

  7. 107
    Lauren says:

    I just applied and will continue to pray about this! I’m so excited about the possible opportunity to go with my brothers and sisters in christ!
    Thank you LPM for all you have done!
    Much love,
    <3 Lauren

  8. 108
    Kendra says:

    All of the scholarships have been used, Praise the Lord! I have been praying for my three close girlfriends to be able to come with me to Passion! Funds for two of them just aren’t there! I have felt such a tug on my heart about this–a way I have NEVER felt before! And I’m LOVING it! I know God will provide a way for these sweet friends of mine to be able to come and learn more about Him!! I know He is going to amazing things through us and so I continue to pray!! Thanks so much Beth and LPM!!

  9. 109

    Wow! This sounds like a truly amazing conference! I, unfortunately, do not currently have a woman of this age group that I have any influence over, but I will keep my eyes open. I live in a college town, so there are plenty of them around! I just don’t get out enough! I know it would be difficult to convince any of them that flying to Atlanta from Idaho would be worth it, but it most certainly sounds like it would be! Like Glorietta only maybe even better! I know some of the college groups do that every summer! Or most summers. I have to admit I’m a little jealous. Not that I would have gone even if I was still that age. I never went to Glorietta. My parents weren’t willing to help me with anything that would encourage my faith. They already thought I was a nut job! They’re right, but for the wrong reasons they think that:)

  10. 110
    Jamie says:

    Unfortunately all the scholarships have been awarded, so I won’t be going this year. I will continue to pray for those who have been gien this opportunity and I hope God changes their lives.

    • 110.1
      Lindsee says:

      Jamie, praying that the Lord would provide for you through another avenue/person. You are dearly loved, sister!

  11. 111
    Frednise says:

    I really want to go to passion! Unfortunately there are no more scholarships available.What should I do now?

  12. 112
    MALLEN says:

    If there are any other scholarship opportunities elsewhere could you pass that information on? I was looking forward to this awesome experience, but financially can not afford a ticket. Thank you so much for al the time and prayer you put into this conference beforehand and after.

  13. 113
    Priscilla says:

    A friend and I actually registered to volunteer,but the funds to actually get there are short… we are coming all the way from Texas. Are there any other opportunities for funding?

  14. 114
    Poorna Diaz says:

    Just had to share this with you all…one of the girls I’m sending texted me earlier this week and said, “That woman author is speaking at the passion i love her!”. Verbatim. That woman author is our very own Siesta Mama!

    Thank you, Beth for your obedience to God’s calling in your life – you already know this, but the reminder never hurts: your ministry is changing lives. Praise Jesus.

    28 days and counting till The Dome!


  15. 115
    Nikki says:

    Hi I was wondering how to apply? The link is not working and I really want to be able to attend!! Thanks so much and God bless!

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