‘Passion’ worship movement comes to Israel


In what has been billed as “more than a concert,” the powerhouse worship group Passion will pause in the midst of touring Israel to host an event in Jerusalem next week to glorify God.

“This is the heart of Passion as we pause to gather together in the midst of traveling the Holy Land to collectively lift up the name of Jesus,” Misty Paige, Passion operations manager told KNI (Kehila News Israel).

The organization has opened the event to anyone who wants to attend.

Passion is known for several top Christian songs, including “How Great is Our God,” “God of this City” and “One Thing Remains.” Currently the group consists of Kristian Stanfill, Brett Younker and Melodie Malone, but well known Passion alumni include Chris Tomlin, David Crowder and Christy Nockels.

Passion Worship Night in Israel is part of the organization’s first official Holy Land Tour and is being facilitated by Premier Cruises together with Keshet Journeys. Some 500 people will be touring Israel with the organization’s leaders this month. The worship night will be held on Oct. 25 at The Hebrew University Amphitheatre and will include a teaching by Pastor Louie Giglio who founded and heads the organization.

Passion began as a movement 20 years ago calling for a generation to live lives that glorify God, based on Isaiah 26:8: 

“Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws,
we wait for you;
your name and renown
are the desire of our hearts.”

Louie and Shelly Giglio, based in Atlanta, began the Passion Movement in 1995 in order to encourage Christian college students to strengthen their relationship with God. The organization holds worship nights around the United States and annual conferences. Last year, 55,000 people gathered in the Georgia Dome for the Passion Conference.

“We believe that Jesus has given us a unique platform to be a gathering place for churches all over the world — and we are excited to lift up the name of Jesus in Israel with you!” Passion said in its invitation the the Israel Worship Night. “We have also opened this event to the public and would love to have as many as possible be part of this night.”

Passion hosts Worship Nights around the United States and wherever the group tours.

“Rooted in the Passion movement, we are committed to leading people toward renewed intimacy with God and fresh encounters of worship wherever we go in the world,” Paige said.

Passion has won four Dove Awards and eight of its albums have debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Albums Charts. The group’s latest album, “Whole Heart,” features a collection of songs recorded at conferences in Atlanta and Washington, D.C.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 25. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.

For more information and tickets, please visit https://268generation.com/passion-worship-nights-in-israel/
To learn more about Louie Giglio, visit https://www.louiegiglio.com/
To listen to Passion music, click here: https://passionmusic.com/