Luis’ radio broadcasts in English and Spanish are heard by millions on 3,500 radio outlets in 48 countries. Among other top-tier programs, Luis currently hosts Luis Palau Responde, an international Q&A program in Spanish that deals with spiritual issues ranging from marriage to the occult, and Reaching Your World, a devotional-style program featuring tools for evangelism and biblical wisdom broadcast daily on some of the most popular Christian radio stations in the United States.
Luis Palau festivals have produced some of the largest audiences ever recorded in cities from south Florida to South America. His ministry also includes Next Generation Alliance®. More than 500 evangelists are currently a part of this worldwide alliance that allows partner evangelists to collaborate, draw guidance and resources from Palau’s vast experience, and become equipped to reach the world for Christ.
Luis’ latest book, Out of the Desert…into the Life God Fully Intended, was released in the United States in 2012. Luis and his wife, Pat, live in Portland, Oregon, along with their four sons (three of whom are actively involved in the ministry), and twelve grandchildren.
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What happens when the Church is unified around loving and serving in the name of Jesus Christ? Walls are broken down. Stereotypes are forgotten. The Gospel is accepted a little more readily and people are willing to listen a little bit more closely.
Season of Service is a movement to unite our community around loving and serving our region. The vision for this initiative began in 2008 in Portland, Oregon, when church leaders collaborated with civic and community leaders to meet the most prominent and crucial needs of their city. Thousands of volunteers from dozens of churches worked together in various service projects to meet those needs, resulting in a lasting, transformative movement that has produced greater openness to the Gospel.
Now it’s time for Anchorage to feel the lasting, transformative power of this collaborative campaign. In Anchorage, the Season of Service will focus on education, hunger, homelessness, underserved and at-risk populations, health and wellness, and neighborhood revitalization.
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The Love Alaska Festival only happens through generous support of area churches, businesses, and individual donors. You can make a difference in Alaska!
Love our region through prayer: for the cities, for the campaign and festival, and for the Gospel to be proclaimed to as many people as possible.
Collaborate as churches with organizations, businesses, and the civic community to meet the region’s needs through service.
Provide thousands of people in the region with the tools to reach out and speak with people about Jesus Christ.
Publicize the festival event with a large scale grassroots marketing campaign, in order to reach a high level of visibility and awareness throughout the region.
Consider making a financial gift as an individual, as a sponsor, or as a church from the budget or a special offering.
Proclaim the Gospel on a massive scale through affinity events, Season of Service, and an evangelistic festival in spring of 2014.
Follow up with new believers referred to local churches and help them grow strong in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Initiate and sustain a Gospel Movement in the region through unity, word and deed.×
A: We see the festival as a catalyst for in-person evangelism; it’s really personal evangelism on a mass scale. The local community of believers plays a crucial role in the festival impact. Over the years, we have received countless stories of people who accepted Jesus Christ because a family member or friend brought them to a festival. It’s a great opportunity to invite the people you’ve been praying for to come and hear the Good News. Stand with them as they enjoy the music and activities, listen to the Gospel message, and be ready to pray or guide them to a counselor when the time comes. Our team includes thousands of local church leaders and members who will be mobilized and available to follow-up with each new and recommitted believer.
A: The Luis Palau Love Alaska Festival is much more than a one-time event. Churches, collaborating across ethnic and denominational lines, will lead a four-month Season of Service throughout the region. The relationships formed and initiatives begun will continue post-festival in an ongoing Gospel Movement. Since adding the Season of Service to the festival campaign in 2008, we have seen churches across the country continue to work together to meet the needs of their region for years following a Palau festival. It looks different in every city, but our Season of Service committee is already working on plans to make sure that what begins with the festival campaign will continue for years to come. To learn more about the long-term impact of church collaborations in previous festivals, check out the Season of Service website.
A: It is our hope that churches will be fully invested in this outreach. We ask that participating churches consider becoming involved in all eight components of the festival. However, we recognize that some churches may choose to be involved in only certain aspects. These defined components will help mobilize your church around service and evangelism and are very easy to adapt to the values and structure within your church. We do not ask that you put your programs on hold, but rather consider how the festival strategy can fit into the ministries you already have in place. This is an opportunity for your leaders and congregation to serve and grow; don’t miss it!
A: The local executive committee sets a budget based on examples from previous cities that have conducted festivals. A fundraising committee is then put into place, and funds are solicited through individuals, corporate sponsors and churches who want to make an impact through this endeavor. All funds raised go to the Luis Palau Love Alaska Festival budget and are tax deductible. To learn more about supporting the festival, visit the festival giving page.
A: The components of the festival can be implemented no matter the size of your church. For example, while a church of three thousand people may be able to do 10 Season of Service projects and train 200 counselors, a church of 100 or less can focus on one to a few projects and train 30 counselors—the opportunity to make an impact is just as real. We’ve seen partnerships between small churches and local schools or organizations begin with a single volunteer project. The festival strategy is not meant to be a burden, but a tool to help your church gain ideas and momentum in its involvement. Our festival church relations staff is more than eager to help you along the way.×
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Join the campaign as a partner and sponsor of this historic campaign to support the Anchorage community in their effort to make a lasting impact on the entire region. With your collaboration, thousands of lives can change for the better.
For more information about sponsorships or non-cash gifts, please contact Levi Park, Festival Director, at 907-331-3871, or email him:×
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Love Alaska SOS emphasis guide
A more in depth look at specific areas of emphasis for the Love Alaska Season of Service
Season of Service Emphasis Sheet
A short overview of the areas of emphasis for the Season of Service Initiative
Sharing Your Faith Video Series: Video 1
The Great Adventure
Sharing Your Faith Video Series Video 2
Prayer, the Essential Element
Sharing Your Faith Video Series Video 3
Telling Your Story
Sharing Your Faith Video Series: Video 4
Asking the Right Questions