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DOOR HOLDER – One who takes great pleasure in opening the door for others to experience Jesus.

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere: I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

Psalms 84:10

Door Holders at Passion Conferences have been on the inside and have experienced God’s glory, and therefore consider it a privilege to stand on the outside and hold the doors for others to come and experience Jesus. In fact, they would rather hold the door than be anywhere else because their heartbeat has shifted away from themselves and is set on preparing the way for others to have a powerful experience with Jesus. 

I attended my first Passion conference ten years ago and it changed my life. I’ve been to quite a few since then and felt it was my time to give back to this movement that has shaped my life over the years. It was Passion’s twentieth anniversary and the last one in the Georgia Dome. I signed up to be a Door Holder (or volunteer) for my last conference.

I took a red eye flight to Atlanta and arrived on a cold and rainy morning. The good thing is that it will keep me awake for the day. We had an early morning Door Holder meeting in the Georgia World Congress Center. Atlanta has become a home away from home for me. I was assigned to the resource team and would be selling books, music and videos to the students here at Passion. My team lead was a pretty cool guy named Josh Sorensen. We set up and stocked our shelves in the Georgia Dome in preparation for the first session that evening. I enjoyed getting to know many of the people on my team who came from all over to help serve this big event.

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Happy New Year! Well, I felt the call from God to return to Passion this year to start off 2013. As always, Satan tries to throw hurdles my way to make sure I don’t make it. But Jesus always makes a way for amazing things to happen. Out of all the conferences I attend, this one has always been the most impactful on my life. It’s not something Passion does that is more special than other conferences. I just truly feel this age group is the Jesus generation and I year after year see people’s (as well as my own) lives changed when I come here. I love the young adult culture. I have been spending most of 2012 engaging and mentoring young adults. I honestly feel the 20-30’s age group can make the biggest difference in our world. And I feel God has used Passion to spearhead this movement.



Wet. That is the only way I can describe how getting off my plane in Atlanta was like. It is pouring like crazy here. But isn’t that how Jesus works? He always seems to show up when life is chaotic and things look bleak. He comes when life isn’t working for us and we are out of answers. Rain isn’t going to stop Jesus from being at the Georgia Dome and speaking into 50,000+ young adults. I wait in anticipation to see what God has in store for us these next four days.


Headed to the Dome!



In the rain, crowds of people stood outside waiting to get into Passion 2013. It was quite the sight to see! All these people from all the different universities and all over the world ready to make Jesus famous.




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