By Emily Ferguson
Today young people across the Fresh Hope movement will be invited to claim their part in bringing the kingdom on earth through a new worship recording.
Released in place of the Kingdom Come worship festival, which was cancelled due to COVID-19, the video was produced as a way the Fresh Hope Youth team could encourage the next generation.
The result is a powerful online video recording of the worship song “Kingdom Come”, a creative project by a combined churches team.
“The heart behind both the event and the subsequent video was to give a moment for young people in our movement to come and worship in a new and a fresh way,” said Gil Corr, Youth and Young Adults Pastor at Asquith Church of Christ and worship leader in the ‘Kingdom Come’ recording.
“We come from different contexts and places, but the heartbeat of what we want to see is the same – Jesus coming and reigning in our different spheres of influence. This video is an opportunity to declare that we want to be a generation that puts the Kingdom first above all else and invites God into the worlds they’re a part of and the communities they have influence in.
“The song really does speak to young people wanting to lay down their plans and pick up what God has in store for them, whatever that might look like. That’s an exciting thing to sing about and invite God into – it’s scary, but it’s a really good thing to be involved with.”
“I hope it is a real encouragement to the young people of our movement,” Gil said. “I hope it gives them hope for what’s ahead and reminds them of what we want to be able to do as a generation together.”
Fresh Hope Youth Ministry Catalyst Charlie Burke said he believed God would use the video to inspire and encourage.
“The event was inspired in part by seeing places where God has broken through in a new way and how that requires God’s people to pursue him with great zeal and passion,” he said “We can’t do this on our own; we need God to break through. It’s about asking God’s Spirit to break out and do what he’s always done.”
The video was recorded at Epping Church of Christ, with the help of a creative team which included Josh Tan, Tom Fewchuk, Peter Wright, Paul Musumeci, Jono Skelly, Matilda Field and Gil Corr.
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