Hey, Everybody! I am thrilled to have the God-given opportunity to write this post and all credit goes to Christ alone. May He be outrageously loved and lifted high.
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 268generation.com 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 anything less than the well-determined plan He had in mind when He created them. What if nothing less than the flagrant fame of Jesus Christ became their life ambition? That’s exactly 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 2012, Louie announced that God was giving us the green light to head back to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta for Passion 2013 but, this time, without restrictions on the number of seats we could occupy. Come this January 1st through 4th, we have access to that entire enormous house. Picture what that means! We can open the doors to tens of thousands more. We were ecstatic. And here at Living Proof Ministries we want to be used by God to help fill that place up with young people so they can witness God filling it up with His glory. The driving goal of our existence is to encourage women of all ages to come to know and love Jesus Christ through the study of His Word. Because we know for a fact that everything about Passion lines up with everything we’re passionate about here at LPM, we want to see 2000 eligible women get to go to Passion 2013 by scholarship. This is the heart of “The 2000 Women Campaign.”
2000 women who have never been before.
2000 women who could not otherwise go.
Here’s how the eligibility works for these 2000 scholarships. Each applicant must meet the following requirements (and, so sorry, but no exceptions!):
*A woman between the ages of 18 and 25. (Soon 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. For us here, these scholarships for women are our way of mentoring and mothering, so to speak, as we seek to be intentional in investing in the next generation according to Scripture.)
*You have never attended a Passion gathering like this one before. (This does not include concerts or regional gatherings. I’m just talking about an actual Passion event that has taken place at the beginning of the new year on this prerequisite.)
*You would be unable to attend without a scholarship. In other words, if you or your parents can come up with the money – even if sacrificially – let’s please retain these 2000 scholarships for others who cannot. There are so many of these.
*You would be responsible for additional expenses. Such as travel, lodging and meals and getting time off work, etc. In other words, you can make it to the Dome on January 1-4 if you can get a scholarship.
IS THAT YOU??? THEN, GIRLFRIEND, GO FOR IT!!!!!
Here is the link to our LPM website for scholarship registration. Watch for the slider. It’s the first one but if you miss it, it will come right back around. All applicants need to go through this link for Passion 2013 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 you know that they have received the scholarship application and that it is being processed. Within a matter of days, you will receive another email informing you whether or not the scholarship was available and accepted. If the criteria as listed in this post is met, the only reason for a decline will be numbers exceeding 2000.
We can’t wait to see what God will do with this and, Sisters, we will be right there at Passion 2013 to witness it. I wouldn’t miss it for the world.
Please know, young women, that your big sisters love you, cheer you on, and believe in Christ’s work in you.
This next portion is for how all of you regular LPM bloggers can participate!
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 2000 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?
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 2013. 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 2000 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. 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 2000 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 2013 but can’t afford it. Send them! And, remember that many could use the extra help for travel and lodging. Our 2000 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!!!!!
I’m honored to do ministry with you, Sisters. Isn’t this a blast?
I love you dearly. BRING THEM, LORD! To Your great glory and honor, call Your daughters.