Over 21,000 Students to Attend Christian Conference in New Year

|PIC1|With more than 21,000 students from 31 countries registered, Passion Conferences' Passion 07 readies to launch in Atlanta, Georgia, for college students around the world in the start of the new year.

The Passion Conference, which takes place 1 - 4 January, 2007, recently announced a new campaign where the students will have the opportunity to impact lives on a global scale through Passion's "Do Something Now".

"Individually, we can make a difference in the world, but collectively we are a mighty force," says Louie Giglio, Passion Conferences founder/director. "Moving together, small sacrifices from each of us can make a huge difference in the lives of people around the globe."

With the goal of raising over $500,000 (£250,000) in global aid, Passion 07's "Do Something Now" campaign challenges students initially to participate by bringing a towel and a pair of socks as they arrive at registration, thus providing 20,000-plus items for the homeless through Touch Atlanta.

More information about the "Do Something Now" campaign will be available in the Global Awakening - World Mobilization Area at Passion 07.

Leading the worship, teaching and prayer gathering will be renowned speakers Louie Giglio, John Piper, Beth Moore and Francis Chan among others, as well as such acclaimed artist-worshipers as Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band, Charlie Hall, Matt Redman and more.

Main Passion 07 gatherings will be held in two locations, the Phillips Arena-Atlanta and the Georgia World Congress Centre, both in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The two venues will be joined via satellite and live elements will take place in each main arena creating one massive worship gathering.

In addition, students will connect through the smaller community groups that make up the fabric of the conference.

Similar to last January's Passion 06 in Nashville, Passion 07 announced that it will provide smaller sessions through Community Groups, Family Groups and Late Nights.

The Community and Family groups will allow students to unpack what they learn throughout the week in small group environments and the Late Nights give students a chance to "hang out" after the evening session ends each night.

According to the ministry, the heartbeat of Passion is the glory of God through a generation of college students living radically for His name so that campuses awaken to His fame.