More than 50,000 18-25 year olds from 90 countries and all 50 states packed the Atlanta Georgia Dome for Passion 2017, an annual conference bringing young adults from around the globe together to proclaim the name of God, with daily sessions featuring renowned speakers and artists. Returning to The Georgia Dome for the first time in four years, the three-day conference kicked off Monday, Jan. 2 and concluded Wednesday, Jan. 4, marking one of the final events held at the arena before its planned demolition this year.
Ahead of Passion, Shelley Giglio—who heads up the conference and sixstepsrecords with her husband Louie—sat down with us to discuss the core vision of Passion Conferences, why worship music is here to stay and how the Church needs to make space for more women in leadership.
Several of the world’s most renowned worship leaders came together to write and record Passion: Salvation’s Tide Is Rising, which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Albums chart and reached the Top 5 overall after its January 1 digital release. Physical copies of the album will be available January 29. Featuring Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, Melodie Malone, Brett Younker and Jimi Cravity, the worship anthems were introduced to more than 40,000 18-25 year olds at Passion 2016 conferences held in Houston and Atlanta arenas this past weekend.