Jesus Global Youth Day will feature worship sessions led by artists who share a passion for reaching the next generation for Christ and mobilizing young people around the world for Jesus. Planetshakers have been committed to this purpose for more than 20 years, and through their ministry, lives continue to be changed every day.
Planetshakers was formed in 1997 for the first Planetshakers conference and has since released more than 30 albums, including live and studio recordings, earning several Dove Awards for their music. The band is a part of Planetshakers church in Melbourne, Australia and is partially led by one of the church’s senior pastors, Sam Evans.
The band says their heart is to “see people encounter God, be transformed by His presence and empowered to make a difference in their world.”
In conjunction with of their annual conference, Planetshakers recently released the EPs Rain Pt. 1 (Jan. 2019) and Rain Pt. 2 (April 2019), each featuring live performances of their latest songs.
“2019 will mark the 22nd year that Planetshakers Conference has been lifting up the name of Jesus to a generation,” says Planetshakers Church Sr. Pastors Russell and Sam Evans tell The Christian Beat. “We feel that just as rain is formed naturally by the sun’s heat evaporating water, that our prayers, praise and worship have been reaching heaven all this time. Rain forms when there is a cool change and there is a change in the atmosphere. We are believing that at this conference there will be an unprecedented outpouring of the rain of heaven.”
The follow-up album, Rain Pt. 2, includes a song written by member Joth Hunt about his battle with cancer and the ultimate victory with which God blessed him, titled “Only Way.”
“God had me write that song a week before I knew this was going to happen. It was the perfect tool God helped me to use to declare victory over the situation,” Joth says. “It’s easy to sing these songs week-to-week, but when you are actually going through it, these lyrics become more…they become an anthem.”
Planetshakers will be leading a powerful worship experience at Jesus Global Youth Day in Manila, Philippines August 8,9, & 10. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to praise Jesus together, united on mission to reach Generation Next for Christ. Get more information about Jesus Global Youth day by going to: www.jesusglobalyouthday.com
Can’t make it to Manila? Register to view the free Global Broadcast which will be a powerful 90 minutes of highlights from the event. Go to: www.jesusglobalyouthday.com/broadcast