I had a blast planning this service! Sometimes you just need to be able to have fun worshiping God, and our church definitely needed that. Hoping also to avoid the post-Easter letdown, we put in a lot of extra work, brought in extra (and super fun!) instruments, and let loose with some awesome, Christ-exalting worship. Continue reading
Walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.
~1 Thessalonians 2:12
Since they burst onto the scene in 2010, people have used a lot of different adjectives to try to describe Rend Collective: folk, indie, hipster, pop… but none seem to fit them perfectly. So perhaps it’s best to let them classify themselves. “We are a celebration band… We would far rather be defined by joy, fun, freedom and laughter than any genre title or pop-culture label,” says band leader Gareth Gilkeson. Their hit song “Build Your Kingdom Here” certainly exemplifies those values!
Rend Collective is a Northern Irish band which first met as part of a “group of confused twenty-somethings trying to figure out faith, life, God and community” in a ministry called Rend, which was pastored by Gilkeson. The group’s name was taken from two verses in the Old Testament. Continue reading