Newsboys to Shine at Nine Promise Keepers Events in '05

The award-winning Christian band, newsboys will open nine Promise Keepers events in 2005, the men’s ministry announced. This will be newsboys’ second consecutive year at Promise Keepers conferences.

“Promise Keepers events are unlike anything we have seen or heard before,” said newsboys front man Peter Furler. “It is truly powerful to witness thousands of men in an arena, committed to leading, loving and serving their families out of reverence for Christ. It's so inspiring because these men strive to live a life worth following. They know that this is ‘their watch’ in history."

Of newsboys, Harold Velasquez, Vice President for Creative Services at Promise Keepers said, “newsboys have popularized worship in some important ways. Band leader Peter Furler has experienced his own spiritual awakening, and newsboys’ recent releases are very vertically-oriented."

Velasquez says Promise Keepers opens with a concert to let men know right away the high-energy weekend they can expect.

Each PK conference opens with a 30-minute concert from a major musical guest. The five-member group from Australia will open the 2005 Promise Keepers men’s conferences in Ft. Wayne, Ind. (May 20), Omaha, Neb. (June 3), Greensboro, N.C. (June 17), Philadelphia, Pa. (June 24), Cleveland, Ohio (July 22), San Jose, Calif. (Oct. 7), Houston (Oct. 14), Denver (Oct. 21), and Tacoma, Wash. (Oct. 28).

This year, Promise Keepers' conference theme is “The Awakening: An Unpredictable Adventure,” based on Romans 13: “And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.”

According to Promise Keepers statement, Its mission is to "ignite and unite men to become passionate followers of Jesus Christ through the effective communication of seven promises to God, his fellow men, family, church and the world."

With the vision, “Men Transformed Worldwide,” the Denver-based ministry has produced more than 200 "stadium and arena conferences for men, youth, and clergy - and reached more than five and a half million men since 1990."