Passion 4Christ Movement’s RHETORIC
RHETORIC is the world’s largest Christian spoken word event. It started as a small event called the Lyricists Lounge with only 150 people attending in downtown Los Angeles. L2 doubled in size each subsequent event having over 300 people, then 750 people, then sold out THAT venue of 1250 people for two shows. As a result, P4CM moved to Cottonwood Church in Los Alamitos, CA, just outside of Los Angeles and had around 2800 guests in 2012, over 3100 people in 2013 followed by a sell out of over 3500 people in 2014.
P4CM features artists who are known in the spoken word for their creative spoken word excellence. Every year, auditions are held to select 5 open mic artists to perform as well. Each year, over 100 submissions for these 5 open mic slots are submitted!
Since you really get into performance poetry, Check out this interview from #RHETORIC2016! This powerful young poetess, Hadja Haidara, shares how she came to the place of writing her piece, and how God spoke to her. Watch “These Christians” from Hadja:
The topics spotlighted through P4CM performances are an attempt to address the diverse aspects of the human experience, God’s blessing over it and His power to overcome life’s challenges. P4CM has no fear of the challenging topics of sexual molestation and abuse, overcoming homosexuality, AIDS, losing to cancer, encouragement to women to see that God finds them beautiful, a challenge to men to step their game up, the joy of the Lord, the power and necessity of evangelism in all walks of life, the importance of the youth to be a part of the movement, and the list goes on.
So, you wanna be down with the Passion 4 Christ Movement right…? Get the BIG picture. Discover the places where you can be a part of the P4CM Team! It will be well worth your effort: https://p4cm.com/volunteer-for-rhetoric/