Drew Thurman/Uncharted: Renaissance Christian Church Plant in Boston


 

On Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, Redemption announced its support of a church plant in Boston, Mass., called Renaissance Christian Church. Renaissance, to be launched in late 2018, will be planted by Redemption Executive Minister of Development Drew Thurman. Drew, along with his wife, Bre, his daughter Annie, and Redemption partners Jace and Catie Rasche, are being sent from Redemption as a part of the church plant in 2018.

 

In the above video, hear Drew’s thoughts about the plant and his hopes for God’s Kingdom to expand in Boston and the New England region.

 

Find out more about the church plant at renaissanceboston.org.

 

Redemption will be financially supporting Renaissance via the upcoming “Uncharted” initiative (find out more about Uncharted during the series from Sept. 17 to Oct. 15).

Songs We Sing (08.13.2017)

When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. This “Songs We Sing” post is a weekly effort to help us better learn the songs we are singing — as well as to gather some small insight into what we are singing. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of August 13, 2017, Redemption bands We Come Alive (in Jasper) and Into The Fire (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:

 

FREEDOM IS FOUND
Written by Daniel Ross, 2010. Read Romans 8. That’s where most of the lyrics came from. Hopefully, this song helps us to understand that there is no other way to freedom except through Jesus.
Buy “Freedom Is Found” by (Redemption outreach band) Narrow Path.
 

MY SAVIOR’S LOVE (I STAND AMAZED)
Written by Charles H. Gabriel, Edwin O. Excell, 1905. Arrangement by Chris Tomlin, 2006. This is a slowed-down version of the hymn “I Stand Amazed In The Presence.”
Buy “I Stand Amazed (How Marvelous)” by Chris Tomlin.
 
NEVER THE SAME
Written by Bob Foote, Mike Crockett, Daniel Ross, 2013. This song springs from the idea that after one comes face to face with the risen Jesus, things are never the same. The curse of Adam has been displaced by Christ’s work on the cross and resurrection from the dead.
Buy “Never The Same” by (Redemption band) At One.
 
ONLY YOUR BLOOD IS ENOUGH
Written by Neil
 Robins,
 2010. Adapted 
from 
“Psalm
 51, 
Part 
II”
 by 
Isaac 
Watts, 1791
. Nothing we do (“no bleeding bird or beast, no hyssop branch, no priest”) is enough to make us sinners right before a perfect and holy God. In other words, no kind of sacrifice or right-living will set us right before God. Only the blood of Jesus can set us free. Great words to this song.
Buy “Only Your Blood” by Sojourn.
 
I SAW THE LIGHT
Written by Hank Williams (Sr.); 1948, Additional lyrics by Johnny Cash and David Crowder. This is a simple song about the utter joy of being saved by God through Jesus. Ultimately, by the final verse, we see that we see the light because Jesus is the light.

Buy “I Saw The Light” by David Crowder Band.
Download a free live version of “I Saw the Light (Live)” by At One.

Redemption Music Auditions

Open auditions for Redemption Music (open to all campuses) are set for Monday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. This round will be held on the Loogootee Campus at 1 Loogootee Plaza (the former Pamida/Shopko building).

 

We are always looking for Jesus-loving, committed musicians and singers to form Redemption’s next band or be added to the lineup of a current band. If you have a desire to spread the fame of Jesus to, and with the people of Redemption, through music, the information in this packet is for you. DOWNLOAD THE PACKET HERE.

 

Before auditioning (and included in the above-linked packet), you will learn about what worship is theologically, the purpose of bands at Redemption, and the time and level of commitment it requires to serve in this way. You will also have a chance to learn about specific needs and connect with other interested people to form a band.

 

If you’ve ever wanted to glorify Jesus through music, we strongly encourage you to understand what it takes and meet the leaders that can help you get involved.

 

Nervous about auditioning? Read this blog post for tips on how to prepare (from a nearby church).

 

Please, read the entire (above-linked) PDF, the linked blog post and fill out (completely) the form below. A team of people will be present at the audition to evaluate. Thank you for your interest.

 
 
 

WHERE? WHEN?

We will be holding auditions on Monday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center at Redemption’s LOOGOOTEE campus – (Directions/Info).

 

WHO? WHAT?

+ Vocals: If you desire to audition to be a vocalist (vocals only, no instruments) please submit a voice recording (i.e.: using Garageband, etc., or voice memo from your phone) of the song of your choice (from the choices listed below). Your demo may be a cappella or include instrumental accompaniment. Please submit your recording no later than Monday, Sept. 11 to DANIEL ROSS. In your email please also include your name, phone number and title of your song. Your voice recording will be reviewed by the Redemption audition panel, after which you will receive an email letting you know whether to attend the live audition on Monday, Sept. 18 or not.

 

+ Instruments: If you desire to audition to play an instrument at Redemption, there is no need to submit a recording. Simply fill out the form below and attend the auditions on Sept. 18. Note: We value each player’s individual style and tastes and often shape bands based on a player’s God-given tendencies and talents. Do not let the sample audio stand in the way of your creativity or ability to learn the song. Bring your own “voice” to each song, but know the basic structure and arrangement of each song and play to compliment it.

 

+ Instrumentalist WITH VOCALS: There is no need to submit a recording. Simply fill out the form below and attend the auditions on Sept. 18. Learn vocal melody and harmonies (if applicable/possible) for the same three songs.

 

DEADLINES: For vocalists only, please have your voice recording sent no later than Sept. 11. All others, please have your form submitted no later than Sept. 11.

 
 
 

OTHER INFORMATION

Below are the details you need to know if you are interested in auditioning on Sept. 18:

– Childcare is NOT provided.

– You will be expected to know the listed songs from the Redemption Music “catalog” (i.e. the songs we sing at Redemption) and to be ready to sing/play them:

 
 
 

Instruments (+ instruments w/ vocals):
1. Only Hope (chord chart) (audio)
2. Adoption (chord chart) (audio) (Original Version)
 
Lead Male Vocals:
1. Only Hope (chord chart) (audio)
2. Adoption (chord chart) (audio) (Original Version)
 
Harmony Female Vocals:
1. Only Hope (chord chart) (audio)
2. Adoption Adoption (chord chart) (audio) (Original Version)
 
Lead Female Vocals:
1. God With Us (lyrics) (audio) (lyrics) (Original Version)
 

– To find the music, see the links above. You may bring lyrics/charts with you to the audition (memorization not required for the audition).

 
If you have any questions please email Daniel Ross.
 
Thanks,
 
The Redemption Music Team

 
 

Complete The Form Below

 

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JasperLoogootee

Are You A Covenant Partner with Redemption? (required)
YesNo

If "yes," how long?

Have you been baptized by immersion (i.e. "dunked")? (required)
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If "yes," when?

Have you attended - and completed - a Starting Point class? (required)
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If "yes," when?

Are you in a Community Group? (required)
YesNo

If "yes," who is your group leader?

What instruments do you play? Do you also wish to audition to sing? (If you are strictly a singer, please note that.)

Have you played/sung in bands before (in front of people)? If so, when/where?

What styles of music do you listen to in your everyday life? Who/what are your musical influences? (Remember: This is important. Don't just say "everything," be specific. There is no judgment on what you like. If you love metal or classical or pop, just say so.)

Why do you want to play/sing at Redemption?

MOPs at Redemption (Jasper Campus)

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) will begin at Redemption’s Jasper campus on October 2, 2017. MOPs is for mothers with children from birth through Kindergarten. As a mother attending MOPs, you will receive relevant teaching through video or guest speakers, participate in creative activities, and have honest, adult conversation.

MOPs meets the first and third Mondays of each month through May from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Redemption’s Jasper campus.

Childcare will be provided for children — birth through age 5 — of the registered mother.

Cost is $60, payable at the time of registration.

 
 

REGISTER HERE.

Songs We Sing (08.06.2017)

When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. This “Songs We Sing” post is a weekly effort to help us better learn the songs we are singing — as well as to gather some small insight into what we are singing. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of August 6, 2017, Redemption bands The Well Band (in Jasper) and Caleb Spencer (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:

 

MADE ALIVE
Written by Zach Bolen and Brian Eichelberger, 2012. This song is inspired by Colossians 2 and Ephesians 2 and focuses on how Jesus’ grace has bought us back and made us right before God.
Buy “Made Alive” by Citizens & Saints.
Download “Made Alive (Live)” by We Come Alive here.
 

BLESSED BE YOUR NAME
Written by Beth Redman, Matt Redman, 2002. This song, lyrically, is never as upbeat as it can sound. It reminds me of the book of Job (where the title was taken from). No matter the circumstances of our life, God is in control. Blessed be His name.
Buy “Blessed Be Your Name” by Matt Redman.
 
HOLY SPIRIT (Jasper only)
Written by Bryan Torwalt and Katie Torwalt, 2011.
Buy “Holy Spirit” by Bryan and Katie Torwalt.
 
ROCK OF AGES (Loogootee only)
Written by Augustus M. Toplady, 1776. Music by Thomas Hastings, 1830. I love the line “Let the water and the blood/From Thy wounded side which flowed/Be of sin the double cure/Save from wrath and make me pure.”
Buy “Rock Of Ages” by Sojourn (feat. Brooks Ritter).
 
10,000 REASONS (BLESS THE LORD)
Written by Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin, 2011. Taken from Psalm 103, this song is a great song of adoration and praise. We have so many reasons (and eternity to do it) to praise God for His goodness toward us.
Buy “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” by Matt Redman.
 
LIKE A LION
Written by Daniel Bashta, 2009. “My God’s not dead/He’s surely alive/And He’s living on the inside/Roaring like a lion.” This is an anthem and one not meant to be sung quietly, but instead with confidence and faith that God — who alone brings dead faith to life — is mightier than all things.

Buy “Like A Lion” by Daniel Bashta.

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