Saturday, April 21st, 2012 is going to be an amazing day. It’s the culmination and celebration of something that I never thought I would be a part of. Over the past year I have been part of an idea called Worship Victoria. We are about to release our first album, but it’s so much more than a worship compilation CD. It’s the start of something that I believe will change the face of the local church in Victoria, BC forever.
Today I want to share the story of Worship Victoria with you.
(from the Worship Victoria website)
Worship Victoria was formed out of community, with worship leaders from different churches across our city spending time together. Over hash browns and morning coffee we would chat about our roles, challenges, lives as leaders, and our interests, passions, and discoveries as worshippers and musicians. On one of those mornings, Fraser Campbell brought to the table the idea of a city compilation album. Our churches were already singing original songs, and the prospect of compiling music from worship leaders and writers around Victoria was instantly exciting.
Thus began the long journey of creating a worship album that represented the churches and worship communities of Victoria. From early on in the process it was apparent that a theme was developing – a collection of songs was being formed that, whether through sacred liturgy or charismatic celebration, spoke of our need to see God move in our City. “Kingdom Come” would eventually become the title of the album.
The leaders of the project decided early on that all proceeds from the project should go towards a cause that aids in the advancement of God’s Kingdom. The Church of Victoria has long admired the faithful work of Rob Trepanier and has seen the positive impact of Sanctuary Youth Centre; partnering with Sanctuary was a natural fit for this project. These songs echo the heart of Sanctuary’s ministry: to see the lost found, the hurting healed and the broken restored in Christ. His kingdom come and His will be done on Earth, in our time, and in our city.
This is the prayer of Worship Victoria.
If you’re wondering how you’ll be able to get the CD online it might be a while before we figure out how that will work. Since this is a fundraiser for the Sanctuary Youth Centre we want to try our best to make sure all the funds go directly to them without too much administrative hassle. But if you’d like a CD then leave a comment and we’ll try to figure something out.
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