At the end of February we held one of the most significant events in the history of our ministry. Nearly two dozen young evangelistic leaders gathered to speak on a passion for the gospel, and reaching the world for Christ for our Wheaton Conference (Wheaton 15), at Wheaton College in Chicago.
We had a sold out venue, with a standing room only crowd on Friday evening. Approximately four thousand people joined us from around the world on the live stream, and the event trended worldwide on twitter, with more than 34 million impressions.
There was such a sense of God's blessing on every part of the gathering. The messages, the logistics, and the sense of God's presence.
The overwhelming takeaway from the gathering was the urgency of the gospel. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the only hope for mankind, and seasoned evangelists walked away from this event with a passion for God to use their lives in even greater ways, to reach even more people for Christ. We asked the question of ourselves, "if we reap what we sow, what if we sowed our entire lives into the gospel," and "what does it look like to sow our entire lives into the gospel?"
We were so blessed to host speakers from diverse backgrounds, including:
Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest US Protestant denomination
Will Graham, Vice President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and Executive Director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove
Jon Bloom, President of Desiring God, the ministry of Dr. John Piper, and most read Christian blog in the world
and nearly two dozen young evangelistic leaders.
The videos from the event are being developed by a team from Europe connected to GodTV, and will be distributed to major Christian television networks, as well as being available online for free at WheatonConference.org. If you would like a notification when these are released, enter your email below.
We are praying that God will continue an ongoing work from this event. We are praying for awakening in America, and calling each other to extraordinary prayer for the salvation of the world.
One of the ongoing results from this event will be weekly articles and content on WheatonConference.org. We are thrilled to announce that dozens of young evangelistic leaders will continue their partnership through this site, and continue to share their passion for the gospel. We will be featuring articles from Wheaton speakers such as Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Sam Kim, Dominic Russo, Laurie Nichols and others, as well as additional evangelistic leaders such as Greg Laurie, Tony Nolan, Clayton King, Kevin Palau, York Moore, Dr. Alvin Reid and others. We pray this will be a part of continuing historic movement of young evangelistic leaders with a passion to share the gospel and see revival in America, the UK and around the world!