JESUS SAID, “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” - John 4:14
“LifeThirst is a fun gathering in unity for a worship concert and an evangelistic outreach that my husband Kelly and I started to incorporate our love of music and our heart for young people and families. The LifeThirst Restore Me Tour has the mission to see salvation, restoration, revival and transformation of this generation through the unconditional love of Jesus Christ and knowing who they truly are in Him!
We believe whatever your heart is ‘thirsting’ for, meaning, purpose, peace, self-worth, joy, love, can only truly be found in Jesus Christ, who gives Living Water and we want you to have a fresh encounter with Him, the Living God at LifeThirst and never ‘thirst’ again!
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 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. The younger the age this happens the better!
LifeThirst is a great unifier. Jesus prayed 4 times in John 17 that we would be one. 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 youth, young adult and all ages event in PA (Jesus Fest) where I led worship and we had guest speakers and testimonies, that grew from 50 to 1000 uniting 150 churches. 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 development and transformation of an entire region. And it provides an attractive and consistent evangelistic outreach. It’s been powerful, and following a time of sabbatical to have our children, we hope to bring LifeThirst across the U.S. and abroad!”
– Laura Kaczor Stevens and Kelly Stevens
If your church or ministry or school has a heart for outreach but also needs to rest and be restored, the LifeThirst Team from Nashville will do the work for you! It can be a one night, one day or a multiple day event, or the LifeThirst Team can lead worship or host a concert for your event.
Contact us at 267-718-8316 and complete the form here:
"Thank you so much for coming to our area Sunday night for the LifeThirst. I can't even begin to explain what a night like that did for me, and many others I’m sure! There are no words to describe it. Basically God was there. God shook the very ground we stood on. He made His presence known and it was a beautiful thing to see. LifeThirst was a night in which God's power, love and grace were so evident! My yearning for prayer was as strong as it was at Passion Conference. God broke so many people and then lifted them up. ♥Keep spreading His Word and reviving the fire in us all!" - Janine Truppay, University of Valley Forge
"The LifeThirst was a breakthrough that I have desperately needed in my life... I want to be a youth pastor and for a while I was running from that call... words cannot express my thanks....Laura, I feel like you stole my diary by the way... your lyrics wrecked me.... thank you!!!" – Nicole Berkibile, University of Valley Forge
Who is Laura Kaczor?
Involved in music all of her life, Laura wrote her first song at age 10 for her neighbor dying of breast cancer that touched her greatly. Later her song writing greatly increased while attending the University of Pennsylvania where along with Jesus Fest every month, she led worship for CRU on campus and was part of UPENN’s Christian a capella group, Full Measure. She then moved to Nashville and has produced 4 albums of original songs with GRAMMY nominated and multi-Dove Award producers, John Carter Cash, Don Koch and the latest album, Restore Me, was produced by Ian Eskelin (Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets). Ian is a GRAMMY nominated, two-time Dove Award Producer of the Year. Songwriters on the album were Laura Kaczor Stevens and Amy Lewis Strother.
Laura has had 6 songs reach the Top 20-25 Billboard Chart, and she was awarded a Top 10 New Female Christian Singer by NewReleaseToday in 2012. One of her latest singles, “Greater” from the Restore Me Album, is being played on 94 radio stations nationally and internationally. In addition to the U.S., her songs are played in Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Netherlands, UK, Phillipines, USSR, Hungary, Albania and more! Praise God!
PASTORAL TEAM AND PAST SPEAKERS:
LifeThirst’s pastoral team and past speakers are Evangelist & Author, Joey Perez (Worldwide Evangelistic Ministries, Inc.), Josh McDowell (Author, Apologetic Speaker), Duffy Robbins (Professor of Youth Ministries, Eastern University), TJ Foltz (Youth Pastor, CEO Humankind Water), David Burke (Professor, Youth Speaker), Bob Cornuke (Biblical Archaeologist from Base Institute), Speakers from the Institute for Creation Research, Pastor Mike Harder (Exec. Director Global Youth Initiative), Pastor Bob Levins (True North Christian Church), Pastor Doug Moister (Renew Community Church. Doug was the lead Youth Pastor in the 7 years of Jesus Fest) and many other local pastors. Laura Kaczor is also a speaker.