CONCERT and conference ministry
ENCOUNTER THE LIVING GOD AND NEVER THIRST AGAIN. JOHN 4:10, 14
Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked Him and He would have given you Living Water.... Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst. but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
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FOR MORE ABOUT LAURA KACZOR CLICK: About Laura
FOR TESTIMONIES OF LIFETHIRST CLICK: Testimonies
WHAT IS LIFETHIRST AND WHAT IS THE VISION?
Founder, lAURA kACZOR, INTRODUCES LIFETHIRST at University of valley forge
WHY THE NAME, "LIFETHIRST"? "John 6:35. And Jesus said, "I am the Bread of Life and He that believes in Me shall never thirst..." We named this conference LifeThirst because we know that only God can quench the deepest thirsts in our soul, only He can satisfy that hunger for meaning, purpose, direction and ultimately He is our salvation. So we named this conference LifeThirst because we want to be a people of God who is dynamically searching for Him and seeking Him and we recognize that He is the only answer for this world and we want to be a light and a beacon." - Laura Kaczor
LifeThirst is a concert and conference ministry with original music, worship, evangelism and teaching that my husband Kelly and I started to incorporate our love of music and our heart for young people and families. The mission is to see restoration, revival and transformation of this generation through the unconditional love of Jesus Christ and knowing who we are in Him!
I had a life-changing encounter with the Lord my senior year in high school. I was at Creation Festival, a huge Christian music festival held annually in Pennsylvania. My youth group organized the trip, and at the time, I had never really experienced any concentrated amounts of modern worship. I met God in those moments, very intimately, and I experienced how worship (through music, my passion!) can bring people closer to the heart of God. It was transformative, and I decided then that I wanted to use my gifts to serve God and to bring others close to Him, the way I experienced it.
Music is a great disarmer – everyone loves music, especially young people. So, if you can create an atmosphere of fun, where people of all ages experience awesome music and worship... it creates a great platform to deliver solid Biblical teaching and the Gospel. The concert setting draws people, the presence of God through worship captures their hearts, and the Gospel and the Word of God saves, delivers, equips and transforms them! I have seen those that become true worshipers, in spirit and in truth, love the Lord with all their heart and ultimately become His servants, and it lasts…for life.
LifeThirst is a great unifier. There are no denominational affiliations, so it’s brought together all ages from many different walks. It has its roots in a 7 year monthly, then quarterly Jesus Fest where I led worship with guest speakers and testimonies, that grew from 50 to 1000 uniting 150 churches and youth groups. We’ve seen thousands come to Christ and many more recommit their lives to Him, and we’ve seen revival breakout! Rather than a one-time event, a regular event can truly lead to spiritual renewal and transformation of an entire region. And it provides an attractive and consistent evangelistic outreach. It’s been powerful, and we hope to bring LifeThirst across the U.S. as we have since 2010. So, we would love to come along side churches, pastors, youth pastors, schools and colleges to bring LifeThirst to everyone who 'thirsts' for more of God!
– With Love, Laura and Kelly
WHY A “NO MORE IDENTITY THEFT” BREAKOUT SESSION? (PRIOR TO WORSHIP CONCERT)
THE PROBLEM? THIS IS A GENERATION IN CRISIS
1 out of 11 young people attempt SUICIDE each year.
1 out of 10 fifteen year old’s and younger have gone through a family divorce in their life-time
40% have experimented with SELF-INJURY (are "cutters").
Use of prescription DRUGS (Ritalin, anti-depressants, etc.) in children/teens has increased
substantially in the past few years.
Fear of violence in schools and GANGS are now the leading "worry" of public school teens.
THE PROBLEM? THIS IS A GENERATION WITHOUT MORALITY
58% have been involved in objectionable content on the web.
48% of high school seniors are SEXUALLY ACTIVE.
By the time the average child graduates from high school, he/she will have watched 19,000
hours of TV including about 200,000 sexual acts and 1 million ACTS OF VIOLENCE.
1 in 10 high school females have reported being RAPED at some point in their life.
THE PROBLEM? THIS IS A GENERATION WITHOUT TRUTH
91% say there is NO ABSOLUTE TRUTH.
75% of teens in America believe the central message of the Bible is "God helps those who help
53% believe Jesus committed sin (40% of born again teens believe Jesus committed sin).
(Statistics taken from Teen Mania Website)
THE MISSION? RESTORATION, REVIVAL & TRANSFORMATION OF A GENERATION
LIFETHIRST GIRL'S EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
LAURA'S PERSONAL MESSAGE TO GIRLS & WOMEN
"Jesus changes lives. Not a song, or a program, or even a church that does -- it's His presence, the person of Jesus Christ that touches hearts and heals the deepest wounds. But He uses His people and their gifts and their pursuits to go and tell the nations that He is the answer. I also believe that God uses our life experiences to give us a frame of reference, and a deeper understanding in how to minister to people.
As a young woman, in an extremely image conscious line of work, I've faced my share of struggles. “I have a heart for young girls and understand their struggles,” she shares. “Whether it’s sexual sin, abuse or whatever they may feel shameful about, God wants to heal that place in their heart. When His grace is shining in the place where you’ve been hiding, it makes the ugliness beautiful.” Having recently experienced the loss of a close family friend at age 22 through suicide, Laura is even more committed to girls finding Jesus and being set free through His unconditional love and who they are in Him.
"My heart breaks for the way young girls are bombarded with images of who and what they should be, and I long to share that they have a whole other, true identity in Christ. My mission is to help young ladies embrace their God-given identity and live in the freedom that understanding ushers in and to provide healing for damaged emotions, depression, low self-esteem, fears, anxieties, hurts, rejections and more that only comes from the Lord.
If you attend or bring someone to the LifeThirst Girls & Women Identity Workshop or Event at your church or school, you can expect an evening of songs and worship, sharing, testimonies, and teaching -- all geared to introduce girls of all ages to the person of Jesus, and share what He has to say about who they truly are, in Him. It is the message that their future is not defined by their past, their worth is not found in the mirror, and the heart of God beats for them, not against them."