Momentum: LIFE 2016

Moving students toward something bigger



In 1961 key Alliance leaders—A. W. Tozer among them—experienced a burden of the Holy Spirit to invest in Alliance youth. In faith, they invited students from across the nation to the first Life Investment For Eternity (LIFE) conference in 1962. The purpose was to raise up leaders and help these young people discern a call to ministry as Alliance pastors or missionaries. Eighteen hundred students attended, and many answered the call.

Today that burden remains, and nearly 85,000 Alliance youth have attended and been influenced by LIFE in the past 54 years. LIFE has enjoyed a rich history of:

  • Loving those who attend and attendees loving the community around them
  • Proclaiming the gospel
  • Helping Alliance youth discern the call to reach the world as pastors and missionaries
  • Launching people into vocations that maximize their spiritual gifts and expand God’s Kingdom.

At LIFE 2016 we witnessed 94 first-time professions of faith in Jesus; 275 students experienced a call to serve the Lord as pastors or missionaries, and another 286 indicated a desire to serve the Lord vocationally in other capacities.

Matt from Illinois testified that he feels called to go to Russia. He said, “I’m super-duper excited to see what God has in store for me. I’m also really scared—got to be honest. But it’s all in His hands.”

Alexia from Puerto Rico was baptized two months before coming to LIFE. At the conference, she felt led to fully surrender her future plans to the Lord. “I’m really glad I took this step,” she said. 

With nearly 5,000 people in attendance, we were amazed again at the Spirit’s involvement among Alliance youth. Lord willing, at LIFE 2019 in Orlando and beyond, the tradition will continue, and the Spirit will move.

Celebrate with us as you experience a taste of LIFE 2016 in these photos.

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