Last night, I got the privilege to take some friends to Passion 2011 Live Link. The event was hosted at Center Stage in Atlanta but was being broadcasted all over the world. Passion was celebrating their CD release, “Awakening,” which is out today. So thousands of people joined in live over the internet from all over the world. We were so privileged to be a part of the few hundred at the live venue. It was a blast.
You might be wondering how I got to be a part of this privileged group – I don’t really know. I’ve supported Passion ministries over the years by sending lots of students, so I think this was a way to say thanks by allowing me to bring people to the event. The group that went with me sure thinks I’m something now since they felt like VIPs. It was just an honor to worship alongside the quality people that went with me. Just to be in the presence of Jesus is enough though.
But OG will never be the same after meeting Matt Redman in the parking garage. “Dude, he’s so famous. Everytime I meet a famous person, I have a nervous breakdown. I’m going to have one again just thinking about it.”
We were led by Louie Giglio, Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels, Matt Redman, and Kristain Stanfill, and they played most of the songs off of the new CD release. I would really recommend you pick up these 12 incredible new worship anthems. You can get it on Amazon or iTunes or we will have it in the bookstore soon.
And if you want to see the live event, it is up for 24 hours here at this link: http://livelink.268generation.com/
Last night, as I worshiped alongside a few hundred rowdy people and joined electronically by thousands of others, I thought what a great time it is to be alive. Never has the church had such a worldwide opportunity. Let’s make the most of it!
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Distinctive Discipleship. He is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. Travis graduated from North Greenville University with a B.A. in Christian Studies and earned his M.Div. and D.Min. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with his doctoral focus on family discipleship.