A gathering of 18-25 year olds and their leaders


Is more than a conference

Passion exists to see a generation leverage their lives for what matters most... live in such a way that their journey on earth counts for what is most important in the end. For us at Passion, that’s the fame of the One who rescues and restores, and the privilege we have to amplify His name in everything we do.

While we host large gatherings, Passion is more than a conference. More than an event. More than a feeling. Passion is you and me saying goodbye to lesser things and saying yes to Jesus, the One whose name is above every name.

"Yes Lord, walking in the way of your truth, we wait eagerly for you for your name and renown are the desire of our souls."

--Isaiah 26:8



7:30 PM

Session 1


9:30 AM

11:30 AM

1:45 PM

7:30 PM

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5


9:30 AM

Session 6

Schedule is subject to change


$119 until 7/21 (Infinite Energy Arena) // $109 until 7/21 (The Anthem)
$129 until 10/6
$139 until event


Louie & Shelley Giglio

Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church and the Founder of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus.

Since 1997, Passion has gathered collegiate-aged young people in events across the US and around the world. Most recently, Passion 2017 gathered more than 55,000 students in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome in one of the largest collegiate gatherings in its history.

In addition to the collegiate gatherings of Passion Conferences, Louie and his wife Shelley, who leads the Grove, a monthly gathering for the women of Atlanta along with Flourish, a mentorship program building up the lives of the women of Passion City Church, lead the teams at Passion City Church, sixstepsrecords and the Passion Global Institute.

Louie is the author of Goliath Must Fall, The Comeback, The Air I Breathe, and I Am Not But I Know I Am.

Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.



Rooted out of the Passion movement, we are committed to leading people towards renewed intimacy with God and fresh encounters of worship. One of the most impactful and stirring aspects of the movement has been the sea of voices uniting together to lift up the name of Jesus, currently helmed by Kristian Stanfill, Brett Younker and Melodie Malone. The four-time Dove Award winners have had seven albums debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Albums Chart with two hitting the Top 5 on the Billboard 200. Through it all, Jesus continues to remain at the center. Passion is more than music. More than events. Passion is a generation living for His name.


Andy Mineo

Beyond the critical adulation stemming from his 2013 debut album release of “Heroes For Sale,” is an artist, known for his reflective lyricism, that connects with his fans through shared struggles, self-discovery and raw emotion. “Heroes For Sale,” debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200, #4 on the Top Rap Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart. His follow-up EP, “Never Land,” was a reflection of Mineo’s growth as an artist and it hit #1 on iTunes. Ask any fan about Andy Mineo’s music and you’re likely to hear a story about his life as well. It’s in Andy’s life story, which is chronicled in his music, that his fans find meaning in their relationship with him. It’s in Mineo’s ability as a raconteur when he captures their conviction. And unlike any of his peers, Andy connects with his fans through truly exceptional alternative ways. Andy is quite the social media juggernaut. With an audience approaching one million collectively on social media, Mineo stands apart from his peers with his frequent and personal interactions with fans. And as a visual artist, Andy carries his music beyond through scripting, producing and directing many of his own music videos. It’s in Andy’s capacity to bridge the divide between his fans and his art through means other than just traditional hip-hop music where he is truly a unique creative.


Christine Caine

Christine Caine is an Australian born, Greek-blooded, lover of Jesus, activist, author and international speaker. Her primary passion is to make Jesus’ last command her first priority by giving her all to see the lost saved and to build the local church – globally. Christine also has a passion for justice, and together with her husband, founded the anti-human trafficking organization, The A21 Campaign. In 2015, they also founded Propel Women, an organization designed to celebrate every woman’s passion, purpose, and potential. Powered by hot, extra-dry, skinny cappuccinos, Christine is a lover of words who speaks too fast, talks too much, and also writes them down. Her most recent book is, Unashamed: Drop the Baggage, Pick Up Your Freedom, Fulfill Your Destiny. 



3X GRAMMY® Nominee Crowder has been embraced for his lyrically powerful and musically elaborate and unpredictable songs that have found themselves being sung everywhere from churches to clubs all across the country. Crowder’s first solo album, Neon Steeple, debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, was named iTunes 2014 Christian Album of the Year, garnered multiple radio hits, two GRAMMY® nominations, a Grand Ole Opry debut, a Dove Award and multiple nods and numerous K-LOVE Fan Award Nominations. American Prodigal, the awaited GRAMMY® nominated follow-up album, became available on Sept. 23 landing at No. 1 on the Christian & Gospel Album Chart, No. 3 on the Digital Albums Chart, No. 5 on the Top Albums Billboard Chart and No. 12 on the Top 200 Billboard Chart. As an active member of the Passion movement founded by Louie Giglio, Crowder participates in the impactful university student gatherings in the U.S. and around the world. A published author, Crowder has also penned two books including his acclaimed release, “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, but Nobody Wants to Die.”


Levi Lusko

Levi Lusko is the pastor of Fresh Life Church, a multi-site church in Montana, is the founder of Skull Church and the O2 Experience and author of “Through the Eyes of a Lion.” He and his wife Jennie have four daughters, Alivia, Daisy, Clover, and Lenya, who is in heaven.



Rapper Kevin Burgess, now better known by his stage name KB, plays the trumpet. When hip-hop is synonymous with devil-music in your household, the trumpet is a safer outlet for musical expression. Fast-forward to the present, and Tampa FL based artist KB has found redemption in what was once the forbidden music of his youth. After obtaining a Theology degree, he dove into Christian hip-hop, releasing a mixtape, a widely successful debut album and a Dove award-winning EP (for Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year, “100”). He shows no signs of slowing down – his recently released second hip-hop studio album, Tomorrow We Live, has earned media praise as “a straight masterpiece” and “KB’s first classic.” The artistry of Tomorrow We Live has brought both critical acclaim and commercial success, debuting on the Billboard charts at No. 1 on Top Christian Albums, No. 4 on Top Rap Albums, and in the top 20 on the iconic Billboard 200. KB has also achieved industry recognition as a Recording Academy featured artist on His talent in the studio is matched by his high-octane live shows – he has toured with Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North and top Reach Records artists, and is currently touring nationally in support of Tomorrow We Live.


Priscilla Shirer

Priscilla Shirer is a wife and mom first, but put a Bible in her hand and a message in her heart, and you’ll see why thousands meet God in powerful, personal ways at her conferences and through her books and Bible studies.
She and her husband, Jerry, lead Going Beyond Ministries through which they provide spiritual support and resources to the body of Christ. They count it as their greatest privilege to serve every denomination and culture across the spectrum of the church.
Between writing and studying, you’ll probably find Priscilla at home cleaning up after (and trying to satisfy the appetites of) her three rapidly growing boys.


John Piper

John Piper is founder and teacher of and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary  For over 30 years, he served as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the author of more than 50 books and more than 30 years of his preaching and teaching is available free at John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.


Brooke Ligertwood

Brooke is a New Zealand-born adopted Australian who calls Los Angeles home. First and foremost a lover of Jesus, Brooke is also a speaker, songwriter and worship leader who is fiercely passionate about the local church. Brooke helps lead Hillsong Worship, the global worship expression of Hillsong Church under Senior Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston, through which she has penned some of the most widely sung and celebrated congregational anthems such as “Hosanna”, “None But Jesus”, “Desert Song”, “Man of Sorrows” and most recently “What a Beautiful Name”. Brooke has a single vision – to waste her life reaching people with the good news of God’s grace.
She and her husband Scott, a fellow songwriter, are parents to two incredible daughters – Dylan and Rooney – their greatest collaborations to date.


Matt Redman

For his fourth live-recorded album, Matt Redman knew he wanted to do something different. The most recent live recordings, GRAMMY award-winning 10,000 Reasons and Billboard chart-topping Your Grace Finds Me, were recorded in Atlanta, but Redman had a different dream for Unbroken Praise.

Unbroken Praise is certainly not lacking in guts. With lyrics that declare the truth of God’s goodness and a subtle, steady stream of hundreds of voices as the backdrop for each song, this album reminds believers that we are in this together, and we are never alone. Even the cover art reflects this truth.

Turbulence and trust. Hardship and hope. Sorrowful yet rejoicing. These paradoxes of the faith are written boldly and joyfully into Unbroken Praise, making it an album that will resonate with the pain in people’s hearts and encourage them at the same time.

For Redman, it’s all just church. Whether he is leading worship in an arena in America, an amphitheater in another part of the world or a historic recording studio in his home country, he says, “My ultimate aim is to write songs for the church to sing. I don’t really write other kinds of songs. When someone says, ‘Your song helped me say to God what I wanted to say but I didn’t know how,’ that’s what fires me up.”



Jimi Cravity is a man whose heart claims dual citizenship in heaven and on earth. His vision of heaven is relevant, his conception – visceral and his longing for it – infectious. For Jimi, Heaven is real, it is now, and it changes everything.

Such is the heartbeat of his debut EP from sixstepsrecords, aptly titled, Heaven. In seven songs, he invites us to hear the hope that has pulled him through darkness into the blinding light of an eternal promise. It’s a hope that is poignant, compelling and, to say the least, hard-won.

Cravity had found a home at Passion City Church in Atlanta, pastored by Louie and Shelley Giglio. Inspired by their leadership, he served on the production team – hauling gear, cables and equipment – with no mention of his songwriting abilities or artist career. Eventually he began to lead worship there and has since been featured at Passion Conference. Jimi’s single, “Surrender,” made its way onto Passion’s 2016 worship album, Salvation’s Tide is Rising. In time, he was signed to Capitol Christian Music Group joint venture label sixstepsrecords, joining label mates Crowder, Matt Redman, and Passion.

Heaven is real. Heaven is now. Heaven changes everything.



Please call the number listed and request the 'Passion Conferences' rate to make your reservation. Please note that some hotels may require a non-refundable deposit upon making a reservation or in the event of a cancellation. You may verify event-specific details with the hotel prior to booking. All prices are guaranteed thru December 1, 2017.

Philips Downtown

The Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30303

  • $163 - Kings only
  • .5 miles from venue
Hilton Atlanta Downtown (Sold Out)
W Atlanta Downtown (Sold Out)
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel (Sold Out)
Aloft Atlanta Downtown (Sold Out)
Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Downtown (Sold Out)
Omni Hotel at CNN Center (Sold Out)
Hyatt House (Sold Out)


Courtyard Mall of Georgia (Sold Out)
Fairfield Inn & Suites Mall of Georgia (Sold Out)
Fairfield Inn & Suites Gwinnett Place (Sold Out)
Courtyard Atlanta Norcross / I-85 (Sold Out)
TownePlace Suites Norcross/Peachtree Corners (Sold Out)
Hilton Atlanta Northeast (Sold Out)
Marriott Peachtree Corners (Sold Out)
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Sonesta Gwinnett Place (Sold Out)
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Philips Arena // Atlanta

Parking Info
General Parking

Parking downtown is very limited and will be at a premium because of football games and other events in the city. If you are staying downtown, we strongly encourage you to park your car at your hotel and walk to Philips Arena. If you are commuting from outside of downtown, we recommend using MARTA or a ride service like Lyft/Uber.

Bus Parking

There are a limited number of bus parking options in Atlanta. Please use the contact information listed to secure bus parking for your group. 

Georgia World Congress Center - Marshalling Yard:  Available January 2-3 only. Daily rate: $33.90. Overnight rate: $39.55

Please visit and follow the directions below:

• Scroll to the bottom and click on ‘Special Bus/Truck Parking’

• Select desired date
• Enter code ‘bus25’ (for daily) or ‘bus30’ (for overnight) and click ‘Update’
• Select quantity and click ‘Add to Cart’
• Complete purchase process
• You can either print the permit or show the attendant the permit on a cell phone

*Please note that bus parking is not available in this location on December 31 or January 1. 

Lanier Parking:  Price and availability varies. Several parking lot options around Atlanta. 
Contact: 404-658-9031

Public Transit

Philips Arena is easily accessible via MARTA from various areas of Atlanta and from the airport, via the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN station on the blue/green rail line.

For detailed information, maps and rail schedules, you can visit

*Please note that schedules can vary by route and some routes may not be available at certain hours during Passion 2018. Please be sure to plan your travel schedule ahead of time.

Traveling North on I-85
  • Take I-75/I-85 North
  • Take Exit 248C - Andrew Young International Boulevard (one way street)
  • Turn left onto Centennial Olympic Park Drive
  • Cross over Marietta Street
  • Philips Drive is on the right immediately past the Arena
Traveling South on I-85
  • Take I-75/I-85 South
  • Take Exit 248A - MLK Jr. Drive
  • Merge onto MLK Jr. Drive
  • Cross over Spring Street (Ted Turner Drive)
  • Turn right on Centennial Olympic Park Drive
  • Turn left on Upper Andrew Young International Boulevard
  • Philips Drive is on the right past the Georgia Dome

Visit the Philips Arena website for further directions and an interactive map to find the best route.

Infinite Energy Arena // Atlanta

Parking Info
General Parking

Parking is available on-site at Infinite Energy Arena at no charge. Please follow the direction of the parking attendants when you arrive.

Bus Parking

Bus parking is available on-site in Lot A1 at Infinite Energy Arena at no charge. View a map of the parking lot here. Please follow the direction of the parking attendants when you arrive.

Traveling North on I-85
  • Take I-85 North
  • Take Exit 108 – Sugarloaf Parkway
  • Turn right onto Sugarloaf Parkway
  • Crossover Satellite Boulevard
  • Infinite Energy Arena will be on your left
Traveling South on I-85
  • Take I-85 South
  • Take Exit 109 – Sugarloaf Parkway / Old Peachtree
  • Follow the signs for Sugarloaf Parkway and turn right
  • Crossover Satellite Boulevard
  • Infinite Energy Arena will be on your left

The Anthem // Washington D.C.

Parking Info
General Parking

Parking in D.C. is very limited. We encourage you to park your car at your hotel and walk to The Anthem. If you are commuting from outside of D.C., we recommend utilizing the Metro or a ride service like Lyft/Uber.

Bus Parking

Because of the location of The Anthem, bus parking is not available on-site. We encourage you to park at your hotel and walk, park at a Metro station and ride the train, or arrange for drop-off and pick-up for your group.

Public Transit
Metro Stations

The Anthem is easily accessible via the Metro from 2 nearby stops – Waterfront Metro and L’Enfant Plaza Metro. Parking is available at all Metro stations and daily parking fees vary by station. For other information, maps and rail schedules, you can visit

*Please note that the Metro runs until 11:30pm on Monday-Thursday. Please be sure to plan your travel schedule ahead of time.

From North (Baltimore, MD)

From I-495, take I-295 South. Take Exit 1B-C toward I-695/Route 395/Downtown. Take Exit 5, then turn left onto 7th Street to Maine Avenue. Find parking in The Wharf’s underground parking garage or metered parking spots along the streets.

From South (Fredericksburg, VA)

Take I-395 North. Take Exit 4 and follow 9th Street to Maine Avenue. Turn left on Maine Avenue to arrive at The Wharf. Find parking in The Wharf’s underground parking garage or metered parking spots along the streets.

From East (Annapolis, MD)

Take Rte. 50 West to I-295. Take I-295 South, then take Exit 1B-C toward I-695/Route 395/Downtown. Take Exit 5, then turn left onto 7th Street to Maine Avenue. Find parking in The Wharf’s underground parking garage or metered parking spots along the streets.

From West (Fairfax, VA)

Take I-66 East. Take Exit 75 and follow VA-110 South to I-395 North. Take Exit 4 and follow 9th Street to Maine Avenue. Turn left on Maine Avenue to arrive at The Wharf. Find parking in The Wharf’s underground parking garage or metered parking spots along the streets.


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