ATLANTA — One of the largest gatherings of worship and teaching leaders is coming back to Atlanta!
Passion 2020 is expected to host more than 65,000 people from across the world “showing that the church is alive and well, and that Jesus is till important to Millennials and Gen Z,” announced in the official release.
This year’s event will include students and leaders from more than 1,680 universities, all 50 states and 81 countries.
The numbers gives us some interesting perspective ahead of the multi-day gathering. Here’s a guide of what you need to know the upcoming festivities.
Where is Passion 2020 taking place?
It’s all going down at the Mercedes Benz Stadium from Dec. 31, 2019 – Jan. 2, 2020. This year marks a return to a single location, as past years have featured multiple venues and a mix of live and streamed performances and speakers.
For the first time ever, Passion's opening night, Dec. 31, will be broadcast live and worldwide on TBN.
No one has to miss out on the powerful next few days as the remainder of the conference will be livestreamed on the conference's website.
Who are some of the special guests and leaders at Passion 2020?
Passion founders Louie and Shelley Giglio are leading the main events, along with the Passion Band, joined by guests Christine Caine, Levi Lusko, John Piper, Ravi Zacharias, Tim Tebow and Sadie Robertson.
Worship leaders and bands will include Crowder, Hillsong United, Lecrae, Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes, Elevation Music, Trip Lee, Andy Mineo, Social Club Misfits, Tedashii and Sean Curran.
Passion is also calling students to give toward Share Light, a campaign to see the Bible Scriptures translated into the 6,000 known languages during this generation's lifetime.
Only a third of the known languages currently have the Bible in their language, and Passion attendees can make a huge impact in realizing the goal of interpreting the Scriptures for the remaining languages in this generation. A flame from Jerusalem is making its way to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for Passion as a symbol of the light of Christ going into the world.
Parking & Public Transit to Passion 2020?
If you plan to drive, Mercedes-Benz suggests you purchase your parking beforehand. You can find the various parking locations with ParkMobile HERE.
If you’re taking public transit, there is a a MARTA station conveniently located right at the Georgia World Congress Center next door.
It is possible to park in various lots around Downtown, though those will cost you around $10 to $20 for the day, and none will get you as close to the GWCC entrances as the MARTA stop.
If you’re planning to use Uber or Lyft, be aware that during big events, finding a pickup spot in the area around the GWCC/CNN Center/Mercedes-Benz Stadium can be a bit of a scrambled process.
There usually are designated pickup points, but they can sometimes be tricky for drivers to find or might generally be out of the way for you.
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