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Luis Palau's Connect Conference Aims to Mobilize the Next Generation of Evangelists

Luis Palau conferenceLuis Palau is known for proclaiming the Gospel to massive crowds packed into arenas, city squares, and waterfront boardwalks in some of the most influential cities in the world.

In less than two weeks, the world renowned evangelist will be addressing a much different and smaller audience - a group of people that won't need any convincing of the power of the Good News, because they are as convinced and eager to share it as Palau himself.

Along with best-selling author Lee Strobel, Palau will speak to the next generation of evangelists August 19-21 at the Connect Conference in Portland, OR, an event organized by the Luis Palau Association (LPA). Attending the conference will be more than 150 evangelists, most of whom lack the years of experience and platform that Palau has developed, but share his energy and relentless passion to reach as many people as possible with the Good News.

The conference will include educational workshops on topics of critical concern to evangelists, including ministry development, collaboration, financial accountability, fundraising, technology, marketing, social media, and message contextualization. In addition, there will be labs on the personal life of the evangelist, including how to balance family and marriage with career evangelism. Along with Palau and Strobel, plenary speakers will include Scott Dawson, Nick Hall, York Moore, and Palau's son, Kevin, who is the LPA President.

The conference is part of a larger effort within the LPA called Alliance Ministries, which is focused on identifying, affirming, equipping, and mobilizing evangelists across the globe. Alliance Ministries was born out of the understanding that a single evangelist or organization can only reach so far, but collaboration across ministries can multiply their impact.

"For 50 years, dad's passion and our ministry's mission has been to win as many people as possible to Jesus Christ," shared Kevin Palau. "We realized we would be more effective in accomplishing that mission if we would affirm and bless other evangelists."

According to LPA, Luis Palau sees Alliance Ministries as a way to mobilize the next generation of evangelists, many of whom have adopted unconventional methods of ministry. The motto of the Alliance is "one message, many expressions."

Published: August 8, 2013

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