Desperation Conference 2009....Happy New Year!

Desperation Tribe,

Happy New Year! God is doing great things here and I'm believing that He is also doing great things at your church too. I love the fresh start of a new year and I'm excited about the Desperation Conferences!

Jesus told us that we are the light to the world. The righteousness, compassion and truth of Jesus is greatly needed among this young generation. As Christ followers, we must really know Jesus and visibly shine His light to our friends in complacency, confusion and pain. This is why this year's conference theme is Light Up The World. My friend Jon Egan, leader of the Desperation Band, has also written a song based on these concepts and I really love it and think that you will too!

Our promotional packets that include information on the conference, a poster, and a DVD with the conference promo are now available. If you are a youth leader and have not received one, please visit the website to sign up to receive this packet. You can also access this information and register for the conference by visiting our website,

Desperation will be staying at home in 2009. However, we are offering two conferences here in Colorado instead of just one! The first will be June 25 - 27 and the second conference will be July 16 - 18. The June Conference is a part of the New Life Conference Week that will also feature a pastor and worship leader conference June 22 - 24; for further details on those conferences, check out

By offering two conferences, we hope to better accommodate you, not only by giving you more freedom to plan your summer but by giving everyone a little more seating space. Desperation Band and LEELAND will be at both conferences, along with Kari Jobe, Charlie Hall in June, and Starfield in July!

I am so excited about what God is doing in local church youth ministries across the nation. So many are praying fervently and aggressively reaching young people! I look forward to gathering together this summer at New Life Church in beautiful Colorado Springs. See you soon!

Light It Up.