Thursday, April 05, 2007

First Passion Regional USA Dates Announced

For three years now you have come to Passion, as over 53,000 of you have made the trek to Nashville or Atlanta to be a part of Passion's annual gatherings. Now it's time for Passion to come to you! So, in advance of the Passion World Tour (beginning in May 2008) Passion is hosting six weekend events throughout the USA. Smaller than our annual events, yet hopefully big enough to unpack the heart of the movement, these Friday/Saturday events launch October 12/13 as Passion returns to Boston! I can't tell you how excited we are to be back in New England, four years after the historic gathering we were able to be a part of at the Orpheum in 2003. More details will be available soon as to the location, etc., but we think there will be room for all you NE folks who want to come. We are officially leaking the date even though we are a few weeks away from the launch of the Passion Regionals USA website because October 12/13 is not that far away and we have never done a large scale event in New England before. We're not sure what kind of response to expect in Boston and really need a massive grassroots effort to spread the word and carry the vision.

The following weekend, October 19/20, we'll land in the Midwest for Passion Chicago. The idea for all six rgionals is that you don't have to convince your friends to make the long hike to Atlanta to get a sense of what Passion's all about....you only need make a short (1-6 hour) road trip and you're there. Of course, you're totally free to make a much longer road trip if necessary or desired (I'm pretty sure somebody is just crazy enough to make an appearance at all six!), but most of the nation will be able to make it with a pretty short commute.

Some of you astute geography lovers will note the remaining four cities as you scan the graphic (though we cannot confirm or deny your assumptions at the time of this post) and you fine folks in the lovely NW will note that there is an absence of one of the little orange Ps in your area. Please, please know this is not from lack of heart or effort on our part, but the way things landed after much seeking and searching for the right timing and fit. Some of you Washington/Oregon types will want to follow the 5 south towards LA and join us there.

All in all, we are so excited about moving out and getting a little closer to where you are. We are going to need a massive effort from everyone in the Passion movement as we head your way. More info on how you can help and registration details will be coming soon!

For today, we are thinking about a phenomal rescue at the highest cost...the final passover sacrifice of all time. And we are breathing in the hope of life, His and ours as we find our life in Him. Alive! LG


  • Wow! So excited! Can't wait to see you all in Chicago! You've been on my heart and in my prayers. I know the Lord will show up as our rescuer once again at the regional gatherings!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/05/2007 10:05 PM  

  • YAY! Chicago is listed!!
    I've never been to a passion event so this definitely something I'm already looking foward to. I hope seniors can go. :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/05/2007 10:44 PM  

  • I see that little dot in the mid atlantic probably around DC maybe Baltimore... that is soooo awesome, not that i didn't love the roadtrip from NJ to ATL, it will be nice to go without the 12 hour drive :-)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/05/2007 11:28 PM  

  • Amen! Breathing in life tonight as I so desperately need it. I'm pumped about the regionals and the world tour.

    Father, thank you for the Son, Jesus, and all that comes from His life, death, and rise to life again. Help us remember You this week, the week that changed the history of the universe forever. Blessed be Your Name!

    By Blogger Kyle, at 4/05/2007 11:42 PM  

  • Praise God that Passion is coming to New England!!! Praying for you all at the Passion House... (And hoping to see the Podcast return soon)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/05/2007 11:54 PM  

  • wooo! Passion is coming to New England! i've been waiting for this for a few years! i went all the way down to Atlanta, GA for Passion 07, and i'm excited that passion is coming to me. I promise that I will spread the word about Passion Boston to tons of people. i want so many people to go to this. Woo!

    By Blogger Joe, at 4/06/2007 12:03 AM  

  • For us Washington types that's still 1200 miles. Looking forward to you getting up here!

    By Blogger Trevor, at 4/06/2007 12:41 AM  

  • Is that not the coolest graphic? If that's Gary Dorsey's work, then kudos. Very cool!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/06/2007 12:45 AM  

  • I was happy to come to Passion for the first time this year (Atlanta) but I'm ecstatic to know that you guys are coming to us all the way out in California! (at least it would seem from the map). I know that this has traditionally not been a west-coast ordeal, but to see this change... is big news indeed. Amazing!

    By Anonymous Neil, at 4/06/2007 1:05 AM  

  • Aaaah! I am so ecstatic to hear you are coming to Cali!! I have yearned for a few years to bring my friends and sisters to a Passion event but the cost of traveling cross country was too much for them. Now Passion is coming to our neigoborhood (well, sort of...we will still have to drive 6 hours from up near Sacramento, but it's worth it.)

    Today I was blasting the P05 CD on my IPOD and I instantly transported back to the Gaylord arena. The experience 2 years ago still lives in my heart and the fire that was ignited in my soul that week still blazes for Christ's Renown. I have never and will never be the same.

    Thank you for bringing Passion a bit closer to home. You can be certain I will be sending some family and friends!

    Blessings and Humility to you as you celebrate Christ's resurrection this weekend.

    By Blogger Sarah, at 4/06/2007 3:25 AM  

  • This news is amazing! I'm actually thinking of flying from Amsterdam to Boston in october! I only need to figure out a good and cheap hotel in downtown Boston:-)

    It would be a good preparation for the world tour:-)

    By Blogger Jacoline, at 4/06/2007 5:48 AM  

  • WOOOHOOOO!!!!!! That's exciting!!! I have so many friends that didn't go to ATL this year, but after hearing about all the experiences and stories from us they were so excited. Now since you are coming to Chicago, we can get a huge group together and drive up there in a few hours. I'm so excited!!!!! Thanks for remembering us in the midwest!!!!! God Bless!! :)

    ps: still praying for all you guys!! (regionals and world tour) God is going to send a shockwave through this world...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/06/2007 9:01 AM  

  • I am so excited about this...all the cities! Particularly Chicago, Boston and possibly DC?! :) God bless you all and can't wait to see you on the road--can't wait to prepare for these events!

    By Blogger Jill Wyman, at 4/06/2007 10:59 AM  

  • YEAH BOSTON!!!!! That is soooo exciting Passion is gonna roll into New England!!! I will be spreading the word! I hope to be there only about and hour or more to get to boston from here in Nottingham NH : )
    Praying for for Passion!

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 4/06/2007 11:39 AM  

  • Awesome ... can't wait to hear all that God will do through these regional events! :) I love that new Passion regional events graphic too!!

    And yes, thanks for the reminder about incredible rescue. Thank you Jesus. I am forever grateful.

    By Anonymous Matt, at 4/06/2007 1:37 PM  

  • That's awesome Louie! I met you there at the Orpheum the first time Passion was able to come to Boston! It'll be great to see you guys up here again and see what God will do through your time spent in Boston.

    By Anonymous Mike, at 4/06/2007 2:12 PM  

  • is Passion Toronto still on the list? since only USA regional dates were announced. am hoping for a canadian date! plus the fact that Toronto got some madd mentioning during Passion07!
    if not.. some of us will hopefully be trekking down to Chicago!
    but deffinitely excited and praying for these regional events, only to be followed by the world tour!
    yeah! Passion movement! =)
    God is dominating!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/06/2007 3:48 PM  

  • I am sad that Passion cannot come to the Northwest, but I will, Lord willing, make the trek from Oregon to LA.

    By Blogger Brian, at 4/06/2007 5:45 PM  

  • exciting!!

    By Blogger steph hsieh, at 4/06/2007 6:45 PM  

  • LA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/06/2007 7:23 PM  

  • This is one three-time Passion volunteer who has been eagerly waiting for when and where to join you all again. Hmmm.....Boston or Chicago.......somebody help me out!

    By Anonymous volunteer_bob, at 4/06/2007 8:04 PM  

  • man...sooooo friggin' excited! can't wait to see what God will do!

    By Blogger ::it's all for Jesus::, at 4/07/2007 12:33 AM  

  • PS: D.C. or Boston or BOTH!!! Here I come!!! (From Delaware/Philly area!)

    By Blogger ::it's all for Jesus::, at 4/07/2007 12:34 AM  

  • yay for CHICAGO!!! whooot!

    By Blogger tray, at 4/07/2007 1:47 AM  

  • BOSTON?! What an awesome answer to prayer! Our Cambridge church will be launching a church plant in the Fall; we're thrilled to have Passion here and will be praying for you in the months ahead. The first couple conferences in Dallas expanded my view of God and called me to a deeper life sacrifice; can't wait to see what God does in our community as a result!

    By Blogger Greg & Kim, at 4/07/2007 10:57 AM  

  • TO the Passion Team,

    I am excited about the new direction you are taking with Passion. I am praying for you all and I know God will work miricles and move mountains as you all follow God's direction. See you all real soon in Alpharetta for Thirsty '07 as I prepare to serve.
    (WOOO-HOOO !!!)

    Praise to our Savior who gave up His life so that we may Live !!!



    - one of my favorite all time songs

    In Prayer,
    Angela in N.C.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/07/2007 2:29 PM  

  • I'm so tickled!

    I'll be sure to ask for vacation, or else the weekend off on 10/19 and 10/20. Chi-Town, here we come!
    (Surely the wind will blow mightily through the windy city. SAIL FAST!!!)

    Thanks Louie, for the timely update (you're way ahead of my scheduling plans)! This makes life tons easier!

    Christ is Risen!!!

    By Blogger Silke, at 4/07/2007 7:07 PM  

  • I have heard about passion for such a long time, but couldn't make it to Passion 07 all the way from Cali. I am completely excited about LA! woot! Can't wait to find out the date and start telling all of my friends here in the golden state.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/08/2007 12:31 AM  

  • watched the stream for passion 07, because Atlanta was too far away. I can't wait for LA! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/08/2007 12:34 AM  

  • Well I guess I'm gonna represent with the south. So excited about ya'll coming to Texas. I'm from Louisiana and didn't get to make it to Atlanta, but the Texas trip will definitely happen. Can't wait to see what God's gonna do!

    By Anonymous Stephen, at 4/08/2007 1:32 AM  

  • AWESOME!! Ready to volunteer for the Mid-Atlantic stop....DC-Balt-Annapolis won't know what hit them! Tons of college agers here-we'll be praying!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/09/2007 1:45 PM  

  • this is so awesome! i can't wait to be a part of one of these reginonal events it gonn be greaaat!!! i was at Passion 07 this year and this was my first Passion event and when i say that it changed my life that is just the begining. these are going to be some awesome and God filled cities during this tour! yeeeeaaahh!! : )

    By Anonymous Rachael, at 4/10/2007 9:39 AM  

  • Wow - how I'd love to come across and attend one of these!! Pretty the plane ticket across the Atlantic is a bit pricy. Anyway, not sure where to ask this but I ordered a couple of sets of the Passion '07 Conference DVDs - do you have an idea when these will be shipped out? Thanks

    By Blogger Phillip, at 4/11/2007 6:38 AM  

  • hey Louie! I was jumping around on some different blogs and I found something on Justin Taylor's blog that I thought you might be interested in. Here's the link: http://theologica.blogspot.com/2007/04/god-of-wonders.html

    By Anonymous cam, at 4/11/2007 9:29 AM  

  • I can't wait for the Dallas one!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/11/2007 2:48 PM  

  • I'm pumped. God is good. Although I live in Lexington, KY -- the passion trip to ATL was never that bad. However, I feel so excited that the whole USA will feel the pulse of passion in many different points! I will leave my lil' Kentucky home and for sure be at a few evets.
    all for His Glory...

    By Blogger TaylorW, at 4/11/2007 5:01 PM  

  • sorry for the typos in my above comment... but WOW , GOD IS GOOD..

    for sure Ephesians 3:20-21
    is coming into play here....

    By Blogger TaylorW, at 4/11/2007 5:09 PM  

  • is that a dot on TN or ATL? i can't quite tell...

    By Blogger Justincredible2u, at 4/11/2007 5:11 PM  

  • My wife and I look forward to the opportunity to serve as volunteers in this effort. We loved serving at Passion '07 and wish to swim in those waters again. Peace and protection we pray for you as you prepare.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/11/2007 8:07 PM  

  • couldnt you guys come to the northwest?? :( :( :( :( we never get anything! :(

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/12/2007 12:41 AM  

  • You're coming to Philly right?!?!? right!!

    By Blogger Dan, at 4/12/2007 10:32 AM  

  • Praise God for the work that He is going to do in Boston. It's a city that was laid on my heart at Passion 06.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/12/2007 11:34 AM  

  • Just to let you all in the south know...
    God is moving on the west coast as well.
    I have had countless conversations in just this past month with fellow college students who are already proffesed followers of Christ, and are now searching what it TRULY is about... to be a disciple of Christ... and live for HIS renown alone.
    It is lives lived like these that are affecting the lost around us, even within the church.
    This is my prayer!!!
    That the eyes of the hearts of my friends and family here in California will continue to be opened to the truth of the CROSS...
    It will not be an event that will move them
    but the movement of the spirit
    seen in lives of abandonment.
    be in prayer long before passion comes to LA
    For the sake of HIS renown
    and the hearts of those he loves

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/12/2007 3:24 PM  

  • *Speechless* *in shock*

    BOSTON!? BOSTON!? YESSS!! I have been praying for this for a long long time. Ever since I found out you came here before.
    I have never been able to go to Passion when it was in other places.
    THank you, Lord. THank You.

    I will be of age!! Yeah!

    I am definately going to be spreading the word, you can count on me. I am going to be telling everyone I see that is that age range. This is going to be a life changing event, and I am so unbelievably excited about it. All the other Passion events have been nothing short of amazing from what I hear....so I am waiting with great anticipation.


    Hannah L.
    York, Maine

    p.s. Boston is only an hour away!

    By Blogger God's girl, at 4/12/2007 6:50 PM  

  • Sounds exciting! Pity I won't be making these events... But can't wait for the world tour, ESPECIALLY the South African leg.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/13/2007 5:53 PM  

  • Can't wait to hear that passion will be coming to Africa one day.
    You really inspire a lot of people here in Africa. I for one would love to meet the people from passion because those are the people that God has used to impact my life GREATLY, not only as a musician but also as a Christian. I pray God will send you to a city where I am one day. Keep on the good work you're doing for God.
    From: SAM in South Africa (Just moved here)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/17/2007 9:18 AM  

  • I am really interested in volunteering at the Passion Regional in Chicago. Does anyone have any information about that or has anyone ever volunteered at an event and have any feedback and how that was? Would love more information.
    I am just really feeling that God is calling me to serve and not just be fed.
    Really looking forward to being in Chicago for this event.

    By Anonymous Laura, at 5/04/2007 9:34 PM  

  • hay louie,

    Can I volunteer and be a grip person to help setup on the passion world tour? At passion 06 and 07 that's all I could think about is helping serve God's purposes by helping Passion. I've been onboard with passion since Passion on the hill at church of the apostles. Don't worry I have an international concealed firearm permit, meaning I having pretty big guns!!!!!Great for grip!!

    By Anonymous groove jedi, at 5/14/2007 5:48 PM  

  • To the Passion Team

    I am from England from a small town called Pontefract in Yorkshire (youve probably never heard of it). But I just wanted to say a big thankyou for providing your CDs, DVDs, website etc.

    God has really used them to inspire me and my wife to have a deeper relaionship with himself. We are continually being reformed and want to completley live for him, we want to take risks, we want to glorify him in any way possible. God has used you to communicate this clearly and were really thankful!

    Im excited about the global Passion confernce, it would be amazing to have it in England / Great Britan, but I will just keep hoping on that one. There is a great need for our generation in Britain to wake up, and see how they can be used and how there life can count for the God of the universe, as opposed to just for themselves.

    Anywany keep up the good work.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/17/2007 9:52 AM  

  • Really stoked to hear about Passion World Tour. Haven't got any info on it though. Will there be a South African leg? I'm from Margate, KwaZulu-Natal. Myself and friends simply love the whole concept of the passion movement along with Louie and the bands. would be great if you considered this as one of the destinations! If we can help, please let us know.

    Daine Snyders, daine@webmail.co.za

    By Anonymous daine snyders, at 6/01/2007 4:33 PM  

  • have to say its awesome to hear that u guys are taking Passion across the US, but also to the rest of the world!! im a little bit gutted i wont be able to go to the one in LA, i leave there to come back home to NZ the day it starts :( but hopefully with the World Tour you guys will be coming 'down under' to Australia and/or NZ! *fingers crossed*

    God bless ya heaps,

    By Blogger Silla, at 6/26/2007 6:41 PM  

  • Hi there, I first attended a Passion Conference in TX in 2000. Then I had the privelege of going to One Day in 2003. I now live in the Boston area and have been praying for revival in MA/New England for quite some time. In the past few weeks, however, I have sensed an URGENCY to pray for revival here. I am extremely thankful to the Lord that He is bringing the Passion Conference here and I am looking forward with joyful expectation to what He is about to do for His glory!!!

    By Blogger gladinHim, at 7/17/2007 12:59 AM  

  • Please come to Johannesburg, South Africa, please please please!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/08/2007 6:07 AM  

  • WOW!! i am so excited and expectant for passion finally coming to south africa!! i saw the cape town date on the facebook group...we have been praying for your arrival and the time is here. thank you so much!! we are preparing the way for you, but more than you, the Lord. see you soon!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/15/2008 11:05 AM  

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    By Blogger Test, at 2/24/2008 5:55 PM  

  • I have a question...Why do we lift hands? where in the bible does it give an explanation?? and what does it mean to lift our hands??..This past weekend was a blessing thanks to all the staff of passion the worship the teachings it was amazing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/26/2008 5:37 PM  

  • Hi Louie. I am soooo excited about the fact that "Passion" is coming to our city - Johannesburg!! You will not believe the impact that the How Great is our God and Hope dvd's have had on me. Thanks for allowing God to use you! I am so excited about all that God is doing, it's amazing! Only thing is, I noticed that Passion is for students. I am not a student, but would love to come if possible. Anyway, be blessed!

    By Blogger Rene, at 5/13/2008 1:38 AM  

  • Hello
    it is good to know that passion world tour is still impacting university students around the world.i attended passion uganda and i was TOUCHED.literally.when are you guys coming to kenya.pliz include kenya in your next tour.pliiiiiiz elizabeth.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/25/2008 10:19 AM  

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