We are going on our fifth year since launching IGNITE Conference, and God continues to be faithful along every step of the way. We never do events or conferences for the sake of having something cool to do, but always at the urgency and leading of God's Spirit. This is the only motivation worth moving for.
We are making major changes to IGNITE this year, starting with moving on from the Billy Graham evangelism training. We will continue to keep the same spirit and heart and inter-denominational focus as that training, as well as the overarching themes of walking closely with Christ and a passion for spreading the gospel. It will continue to be a gospel-centered event, focused on helping the next generation build their life on the gospel.
We are working to disciple the next generation to reach the next generation in America. We believe young people are ready to lead, and that God wants to spark something in their souls that will bring revival to America. Who even begins to imagine how much God could do? (Ephesians 3:20)
We are including some incredible friends this year for a three city tour: Kenosha, Minneapolis and Dallas. In each city, we've worked hard to connect and link arms with local pastors and leaders who have boots on the ground, and have sensed now is the time for these conferences.
This year will be featuring: Phil Stacey of American Idol, David Martin of I Am Second, my brother Jon Brown, painter Eric Samuel Timm, The Spark, worship leader Angi Putney and in individual cities, leaders like Jefferson Bethke, author of the New York Times bestseller Jesus > Religion (Thomas Nelson), Laurel Bunker of Bethel University and Jonathan Dodson of Gospel Centered Discipleship (Crossway) and Unbelievable Gospel (Zondervan).
It is going to be amazing. And I hope you will join with us in prayer for revival in each of these cities. Our friends at Campus Alpha are leading 40 days of prayer and fasting for college campuses across America over the coming month. Would you consider fasting one day, and praying with us everyday for this? Your prayers matter.