Why Sponsor LOUD Summit?
LOUD Summit is based on countless hours of research and interviews with today’s Millennial. It doesn’t guess – it answers the needs and the questions that this generation is asking. This is key, because it’s based on the needs of the generation, not the assumptions of culture.
David Kinnaman, author of unChristian & You Lost Me, suggests, “The dropout problem touches countless students, parents, and faith leaders, but many of these have only a vague grasp of what, exactly, the dropout phenomenon is. The first step in the discovery process is to understand two simple facts: Teenagers are some of the most religiously active Americans. American twentysomethings are the least religiously active.”
Many Millennials will never enter the doors of a church, but they will enter the doors of a conference. LOUD Summit might be their first encounter with Christ, but the Church will be their first step towards discipleship.
LOUD Summit is a bridge – It invites the skeptic, the progressive and conservative to pull up a chair and seek Christ. It also encourages them to find healthy mentorship through the Church and seek out opportunities to serve within their community and across the globe.
What Makes Us Distinct?
How many times have you gone to a conference and struggled to connect with attendees?
There needs to be an incentive to reach out to sponsors at an event – there has to be a reason for millennials to connect with random strangers. Which is why we have created LOUD to be integrated with the sponsors. As millennials are inspired to “Live Out Their Destiny”, they’ll have an array of organizations to minister with. The Sponsors will also have a gathering of interested and dependable people that they can tap into to benefit their organization.
We are partnering with Run Anyway to raise funds and awareness for children in Guatemala. The run will include obstacles, fun, photos and a sense of actual purpose. After the run, attendees will be encouraged to donate their shoes and purchase Run Anyway merchandise in order to raise funds and awareness for the children of Guatemala.
Millennials want to feel like they’re a part of something – a part of something bigger than themselves. The Glo Run will enable them to feel like they’re contributing to something of worth and making a global impact.
It’s imperative that we showcase dynamic millennials who are making a difference in their communities, churches and the world. Today’s generation sees ministry as more than Sunday service – it’s globalized in influence, which is why we have a diverse array of callings, backgrounds, races, denominations and political stances within our conference.