'The Send' marks start of 'greatest Jesus movement,' over 40K Christians gather, commit to missions

ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX NEWS) -- Thousands of Christians packed the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida and live-streamed the event in thousands of churches across the United States all part of a "new Jesus movement."

"The Send," a 12-hour event Saturday that was a collaboration of national ministries aimed at activating Christians to fulfill their God-given call, was launched by evangelist Lou Engle, Youth With A Mission (YWAM), and other ministries. Engle, the founder of "The Call," said "The Send" was launched after a conversation in 2011 with YWAM members who spoke about a new generation of Christian missionaries rising up following Rev. Billy Graham's death.

"We believe this day, something will transfer and bring us into, I believe, worldwide transition into the greatest Jesus movement we have ever seen," Engle said.

The event took place a little over a year after the death of Graham -- who was known as "America's Pastor," and who filled stadiums at revival services across the nation and the world.