SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC)/CONEL, the world's largest Hispanic Latino Christian organization, has enlisted Planetshakers, a global evangelical movement empowering individuals, as its official senior collaborator and partner in reaching the next generation of Latinos worldwide with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
"Planetshakers – centered in Australia, yet impacting the entire world – without a doubt stands as one of the most recognized next-generation praise, worship and evangelism movements in Christendom," said Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of NHCLC. "We hope this collaboration brings about the most prominent movement on the planet for Jesus Christ."
Together, the two organizations will conduct college tours, stadium events and crusades throughout Latin America; extensive social media outreach; and creative and unique television and video content developed for younger audiences and generations.
"We are honored to partner with the National Hispanic Christian Leaders Conference to spearhead a global movement to empower this generation," said Russell Evans, founder, director and visionary of Planetshakers and senior pastor of Planetshakers Church. "We are excited as this is a God-ordained moment in time. This new partnership will be coordinated in order to facilitate a platform for Latino millennial and post-millennial Latinos to encounter the transformative work that is occurring in their communities.
NHCLC/CONEL is the world's largest Hispanic Christian organization. It serves as a representative voice for the more than 100 million Hispanic Evangelicals assembled in over 40,000 U.S. churches and another hundreds of thousands of congregations spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora.
The organization emphasizes "7 Directives" of Life, Family, Compassionate Evangelism, Stewardship, Justice, Education and Youth and seeks to reconcile Evangelist Billy Graham's message of salvation through Christ with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s march of prophetic activism. For additional information, visit http://www.nhclc.org.
Planetshakers is a worldwide movement driven by the desire to empower generations to win generations, and providing an atmosphere where people can encounter God. Based out of Melbourne's Planetshakers Church, one of Australia's fastest growing churches in history, the movement's priority and passion is to reach and impact people, seeing them transformed by the power of God and the love of God's people.