CHICAGO — Marking its 20th year, the Luis Palau Association’s Next Generation Alliance (NGA) will host the Connect Conference June 25 at Highpoint Church in Naperville, Ill., near Chicago. The free-admission event aims to see evangelists encouraged and challenged by fellow Christians who share a heart for worldwide evangelism.
Luis Palau, the famed Portland-based evangelist who founded NGA in 1998, will visit via video. Recently diagnosed with lung cancer, he recently completed two chemotherapy rounds and is now undergoing eight weeks of immunotherapy. Highlights from the last 20 years of unified ministry also will be shared.
The event also will feature trainings on fund-raising, church mobilization, building a prayer network for evangelistic ministry, and more.
The heart of NGA is to identify, affirm, equip and mobilize the next generation of evangelists. What began as a small fellowship of evangelists in the United States has grown to a global network of nearly 700 members who are committed to spreading the Gospel around the world. Twenty percent of the NGA membership is now outside of North America.
“I’m excited about what the future has for NGA,” Vic Murphy, extreme sports athlete and NGA partner, said. “There’s never been a time like this with so much opportunity. With communication and travel and the Internet, we have so many avenues to proclaim the Gospel in the world. Looking back and seeing what we’ve been able to accomplish, I believe it’s only the beginning of what God is going to do through NGA in the future.”
Go to www.nextgenerationalliance.org for information.