HOME > NEWSROOM > ARTICLES > Luis Palau's Connect Conference Aims to Mobilize the Next Generation of Evangelists

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

Latest News

FEC Commissioner Casts Eye on Internet

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, spoke out this week against what appears to be a Federal Elections Commission (FEC) leader’s interest in increased government control over speech on the Internet. He indicated that this is part of a troubling pattern.

Praying for the Persecuted in November

Many Christians will join in prayer this weekend for persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ worldwide as they honor the annual International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

NRB Spearheads ‘Get Out the Vote’ PSA Campaign

NRB has initiated a “Get Out the Vote” campaign to encourage Christians across America to cast their votes in the upcoming election, which could prove to be one of the most crucial in our nation’s history.

UN Telecom Agency Elects New Leader

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, spoke out this week against what appears to be a Federal Elections Commission (FEC) leader’s interest in increased government control over speech on the Internet. He indicated that this is part of a troubling pattern.

Spread the Word: NRB Convention Welcomes First-Timers with $400 Discount

Did you know that those who attend the NRB Convention for the first time will receive a $200 discount on the convention registration fee? Add that to the $200 discount that comes with registering before November 15 and that is a total saving of $400!

‘I Stand Sunday’ Participants to Rally Behind Houston Pastors, Churches

Christians across America will participate in “I Stand Sunday” on November 2.

Christian Filmmakers: Pitch Your Story to Distributors at NRB15!

Do you have a story, script, or even a finished product? Want to pitch it straight to a Christian distribution company? What if we packed the distributors all in one room, and you could pitch them individually – one on one?

Cornerstone Network Partners with 30+ Churches to Bring the New 'Pittsburgh Faith and Family' Channel

Cornerstone Network recently announced the launch of its new television affiliate, Pittsburgh Faith and Family Channel (over-the-air channel 40.2).

Ka You Communications Wins Worship Facilities New Product Award

Missions-focused satellite services company Ka You Communications was honored earlier this month with the 2014 Worship Facilities New Product Award for “Best Overall Media and Communication Product.”

Joni Eareckson Tada Presented with the First True Woman Award

Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, received a special honor earlier this month at the True Woman 2014 National Women's Conference.

More News