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Onething 2015 Press Release

For Immediate Release: Contact: Adam Wittenberg
December 28th, 2015 (860) 212-0243
adamwittenberg@ihopkc.org

International House of Prayer to gather 20,000 in KC for Prayer and Missions Conference

KANSAS CITY, MO – Looking for good news between Christmas and New Year’s Eve? Tens of thousand —mostly young adults—are braving the winter weather and flooding downtown Kansas City to attend the International House of Prayer’s 14th annual “Onething Conference,” Dec. 28-31 at the Kansas City Convention Center.

Besides providing a local economic boost, the conference lifts the spirits of its attendees, who have braved the cold to come from near and far. It draws many first time visitors to the city, and numerous individuals, families, and churches attend annually.

From its humble beginnings in 2002, the Onething conference has grown in size and scope. It now encompasses the bulk of the convention center and attracts Christians from across the US, with many flying in internationally. Hundreds of thousands more join via the live broadcasts.

This year’s event will feature a notably ecumenical feel: Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, will address the crowd, and Matt Maher, a Roman Catholic, will lead worship during the conference. Christians from many denominations are coming together to worship Jesus, and Onething is a leading manifestation of that. Popular Christian speaker Francis Chan and international evangelist Reinhard Bonnke will also grace the stage.

Director of IHOPKC, and Kansas City local, Mike Bickle is encouraged by what is happening in 2015: “I believe Jesus is not returning to a prayerless, powerless, or passionless Church, but to a people walking in deep partnership with Him in worship and intercession, this will happen across the nations and also in Kansas City.”

The conference is a high point of the year for the International House of Prayer (IHOPKC), which was founded in Kansas City in 1999. The ministry maintains its operations in South Kansas City and Grandview, and is one of the city’s top destinations for visitors, drawing people year-round to its 24-hour prayer room, church services, and events.

For more information or to arrange media coverage, including photo and video, please contact Adam Wittenberg at (860) 212-0243, or adamwittenberg@ihopkc.org.