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This weekend, thousands of people from across the United States will gather together at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The evangelism event is primarily focused on calling and equipping the next generation to move closer to Jesus and other children of God in the Lord's Spirit of love.
Billed as the next Billy Graham, PULSE founder Nick Hall, told The Christian Post that, 'Together 2018', held Saturday and Sunday, is the culmination of a number of ministries, movements, and denominations wanting to worship Jesus and help the next generation to "go out and make disciples of all nations".
Nick Hall elaborated, "'Together 2018,' is a massive training and commission event geared toward millennials and Generation Z. This is a revival generation. If revival is going to happen, we feel like now is the time to equip this generation for the best of what's available. We want to bring Christians from all over the nation together in prayer to empower the Church and awaken the culture to Jesus."
Hall heads the student advisory team for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He informed CP that there hasn't been an evangelistic fellowship of this magnitude in Texas, since Billy Graham's crusade in 2002, breaking records with more than 255,000 attendees. Organizers hope to duplicate that gathering at Texas Motor Speedway, which is an arena that can hold close to 250,000 people.
It is a free event, and will feature many prominent speakers, pastors, and recording artists including Nick Hall, Frances Chan, Matt Chandler, Hillsong Worship, Andy Mineo, Jesus Culture, Lecrae, Priscilla Shirer, Ravi Zacharias, Rich Stearns, Samuel Rodriguez, Tony Evans, and more.
Hall stated, "We want to send people home with resources; our biggest dream is to release a generation that can go out one-on-one and challenge each other on what it means to follow Jesus. We're gonna be equipping people at the gathering, walking them through training initiatives to help them share Jesus in their school, start a small group, plan social justice activities back home, use apologetics, and defend and answer the hard questions of faith."
'Together 2018' will focus on overcoming divisiveness by adopting a lifestyle mirroring the love and kindness of Jesus, directly addressing a modern society marked by chaos and unrest.
"The world is so divided", Hall said. "We're using these words, 'move closer'. Jesus is the only One who welcomes everyone. Yes, there is an exclusivity to it, but at the same time, Jesus welcomes both the sinner and saint. We call the gathering 'Together' because it's a generation going after Jesus together. As we draw closer to Jesus, we're brought closer to people who are hurting and broken and having a hard time. We need to get over this mentality that, as believers, we can stay out of the brokenness and mess of this world. If we're following Jesus, then we find ourselves where He is, and He's always with the least and the lost."