VINEYARD Campbellsville is part of the Association of Vineyard Churches, USA, a growing community of churches 650 strong in the U.S. and another 600 churches internationally. Campbellsville is a farming community that also houses a university, so our congregation is a diverse assembly of young and old, U.S. citizens and international visitors, and just about any mix you can think of. You’ll feel at home here!
Since its beginning, Vineyard Music has existed as a voice of the Vineyard movement in worship. As we move forward, we recognize a need to embrace a wider definition of worship, and therefore, a much larger scope for our activities and efforts. We believe that the corporate expression of worship is based not solely around music, but the areas of visual arts and media, though they have never been a specific focus of our ministry. By folding these areas into our current ministry vision, we can act as a connection point and catalyst not only for the musical aspects of our Vineyard churches, but also for those working with the visual arts and media.
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A Wonderful Take on Worship| Posted January 23, 2016
There has recently been an increase in the popularity of worship music written and released by individual local churches rather than industry labels. And this fresh, musically innovative EP is no different. The second release of the Campbellsville, KY, church, All Things Rise, is a beautiful acoustic tribute to our Savior.
The title track, "All Things Rise," begins with an acoustic guitar-driven beat, which sets the stage for what feels like a cross between an intimate coffeehouse performance and a worship session around a campfire. It is a song of praise and thankfulness for all God has done for us, and it serves as the perfect opener to this well-crafted EP. The live version at the end is the same, except for its heavy use of electric guitars.
The next song, "You Make Everything New," is absolutely nothing like its precursor, but is nonetheless my personal favorite. The harmonies are gorgeous, the chorus is catchy and the musical interludes contain elements reminiscent of 1980s light rock. But the musical genius sprinkled throughout this song is by far not the only thing that makes it wonderful. Opening with the lines "Your love has wakened me from slumber / and raised my dead-end life / Your touch has sparked in me new wonder / and I shine with heaven's light," the songwriters of Vineyard Campbellsville skillfully reinvent timeless Scriptural truths in these lyrics.
A memorable acoustic guitar line opens "Over and Over," a love ballad to Jesus that fits perfectly within a congregational setting. Reflective and meditative, the music takes it one step further with the incorporation of dreamy guitar riffs and soft percussion. Similarly, "I Love You" contains lines such as "You sing Your song over my life" and "I have a song that's only for You." It also incorporates a dreamy-sounding reverb in the guitar line, as well as percussion that sounds almost African.
"Let Your Kingdom Come" is essentially a modern reworking of the Lord's Prayer. Although there seems to be nothing that particularly stands out in this song, it draws worshipers into the presence of God in an effective manner.
The Bottom Line:All Things Rise EP is a must-have for the Christian looking for some innovative music that creates an atmosphere of worship.
Song to Download Now:
"You Make Everything New" (Get it on iTunes here.)