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Historic Gathering of Young Evangelists Set for Wheaton College in February 2015

Evangelists from around the world will gather Feb. 20–21 in Chicago for the Wheaton Evangelism Conference, an event aimed at encouraging and equipping a new generation of evangelists to lead revival.

The conference will be held in the Barrows Auditorium in the Billy Graham Center on the campus of Wheaton College in suburban Chicago and will feature the popular TED-style presentations. Seating for the conference is limited to 450 people, but it will be live streamed for free to thousands of people.

Speakers include Will Graham, vice president of the Billy Graham Evangelist Association (BGEA) and an evangelist who has led evangelistic events in countries around the world; Jon Bloom, author of Not by Sight: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Walking by Faith and president of Desiring God; Jefferson Bethke, speaker, author and spoken word artist whose video “Why I hate religion but love Jesus” has more than 26 million views on YouTube; Dr. Sammy Wanyonyi, world evangelist and founder, president and lead communicator of Shine in the World Ministries; and numerous others.

“Nearly ten years ago, God placed on my heart a desire to hold a conference for young evangelists in Chicago — much like what Billy Graham did with the historic Amsterdam 2000 event,” said Matt Brown, founder of Think Eternity, author of the upcoming book Awakening and organizer of the Wheaton Evangelism Conference. “We’re going to have leading young evangelists from around the world who will teach us, encourage us and dream with us about what God can do if we sowed our entire lives into the gospel.”

Registration for the event is $30. Everyone who registers will receive four free ebooks, including Love Does by Bob Goff (Thomas Nelson), Unbelievable Gospel by Jonathan Dodson (Zondervan), Not By Sight by Jon Bloom (Crossway), and God is the Gospel by John Piper (Crossway). These ebook downloads can be claimed at on-site registration.

“If you’re a young evangelist or leader looking to impact your generation for Christ, this conference is the ideal place for you,” said Will Graham. “Speakers are coming from broad and diverse backgrounds and will be able to provide encouragement and guidance no matter your ministry or sphere of influence. Don’t miss out on this historic gathering!”

Additional information about the Wheaton Evangelism Conference is available at www.wheatonconference.org.

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