There’s a blessing in seeing believers from across the Body of Christ united in praise and worship.

Worship Your Way into the New Year

by Adam Wittenberg
11/23/18 Onething

One thing we hear repeatedly about Onething (IHOPKC’s year-end young adult conference) is how much attendees enjoy ringing in the new year in an environment of praise with 20,000 people. This joyful celebration wraps up four days of God-encounter, that includes passionate worship, anointed teaching, and ministry in the Holy Spirit’s power.

Here’s what people have to say about Onething:

It was the best way to usher in the new year with 20,000 believers worshiping Him! Onething has been incredible!! Life-changing conference! I’m completely undone in the best possible way!! It’s completely surpassed what I thought it would be like!!—Jen S.

I had an amazing time worshiping with all of you! Your eagerness to worship God freely inspired me to do so as well! This was our first year. Thinking about making it a continuous New Year’s celebration.—Deirdre W.

Thanks Onething for the best start to the best year!—Kyle K., Denver

There are nearly endless opportunities to encounter Jesus at Onething, as continuous prayer and worship are offered on-site from morning until night. This year’s conference will include special times of waiting on the Lord, listening for His voice, and responding to what He says. With a less “busy” format, we are believing the Lord to speak.

With many hungry people gathered in one place, people frequently receive significant “touches” from God:

A little taste of heaven. Caught up in the fellowship! The Holy Spirit is so thick in this room.—Selena B.

I got refilled with the Holy Spirit, I got introduced to the real food of the Father! Thanks for putting this together.—Odile G., Omaha

Beyond encouraged and refreshed after these past few days! Jesus is so good! Best way to bring in the new year.—Dezerae B.

Another mark of the conference is a strong desire to carry the experience forward, to impart it to others, and to burn daily with bright passion for Jesus:

Thanks for everything. I’m taking what I experienced and will impart it to my home church and people around me.—Kevin D.

A lot of amazing things happened this week. God bless you all. I know my prayer time and Bible time is increasing from here. God has shown me I need to open up more for the impossible.—Blake B., Alabama

Woke up and my heart longs for the Lord. I went to a quiet room and read His Word. I’m so in love, and I long to spend time with Him. . . . Oh, to keep this fire burning!!—Jeanne L.

It was a blessing to become closer to God with all of you. God bless you. Now let’s spread the truth to this nation!!—Dylan A.

Still, for others, there’s a blessing in seeing believers from across the Body of Christ united in praise and worship—a little taste of heaven which brings inspiration as we labor to see this “on earth as it is in heaven.”

I am so very blessed—by the great worship, the ministry and prophetic words I received, and amazing teaching. My time here gave me a glorious vision of the Holy Spirit forging deep ties of worship and prayer with His children across denominational lines.—Ryan B., Pennsylvania

These are stories from Onething attendees, and they can be your story as well. Join 20,000 young adults in Kansas City, December 28–31, for four days of passionate pursuit of Jesus, drawing closer to Him, and being commissioned to go and reach others. Get info and register here:

How can you celebrate the new year in praise with other believers?

Adam Wittenberg


    A Detroit native who was raised in Vermont and Connecticut, Adam worked as a newspaper journalist until 2012, when he moved to Kansas City to complete the Intro to IHOPKC internship. Afterwards, he earned a four-year certificate in House of Prayer Leadership from IHOPU and is now on full-time staff in the Marketing department at IHOPKC. He also serves in the NightWatch (overnight prayer hours) and is active in evangelism. He, and his wife Stephany, have a vision to reach people everywhere with the good news of Jesus Christ.

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