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11/19/2014 - Rend Collective To Play RiseFest

RiseFest is pleased to announce the first Saturday artist on the 2015 lineup, Dove Award nominated and folk-influenced, Rend Collective. 

 

“I’ve been excited about Rend Collective since the first time I saw them in Sioux Falls with Tenth Avenue North.” said President and Founder of RISE Ministries, Rob Roozeboom. “They are an amazing live worship band and we couldn’t be happier to add them to this year’s festival lineup. Rend will bring a different sound and energy for festival go-ers this year.”

 

Rend Collective have never lacked imagination. From the bewildering array of children’s toys and whimsical, handmade oddities they call instruments, to the hare-brained and wonderfully impractical scheme of recording a live album on the beach around a campfire, to the safety-defying audacity of shooting a music video on a fully-operational fishing boat in the turbulent Irish Sea, this fascinating worship community have always pursued the colorful and unexpected. 

 

Fittingly, the genre-blurring artists have an unusual backstory. Hailing from the small coastal town of Bangor in Northern Ireland, the Collective developed organically, outside of the influence of the music industry and CCM culture, as a self-described “group of confused twenty-somethings trying to figure out faith, life, God, and community.” 

Since these formative years, the folk-influenced troubadours have, to their surprise, been thrust onto the world stage as leading voices in the evolution of modern worship. Following the 2012 release of artisanal alt-pop project, “Homemade Worship by Handmade People,” the band has gone from strength to strength. Their endearingly raucous live show has brought out thousands of fans to sold out tours on both sides of the Atlantic, and they have shared stages with some of the biggest names in Christian music, such as Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, and Tenth Avenue North. 

 

“Is there anything quite like a campfire?” band member Gareth asks, “The community that’s built there by people sharing their stories and songs? There’s the smell of burnt marshmallows in the air and it’s like being 10 years of age again and telling all your secrets to your best friend. That’s why we wanted to record an album around the campfire— that kind of openness and vulnerability is exactly what we should see in the greatest community on earth: the church.” This rootsy, indie-folk style record was a ministry-defining success, rising to number one on the iTunes charts in both the UK and US. The profound, yet simple message of “worship and community re-imagined” clearly resonated with a generation seeking a fresh expression of faith and belonging.

 

The RiseFest Super Savings Ticket Special is still available until November 30. Festival attendees have the chance to get full event tickets for only $20. These tickets are good for both the Friday and Saturday of RiseFest. A new ticket edition, the Prime Package, is available as well that includes RiseFest ticket, festival t-shirt, autograph fast pass, and special hospitality tent. Only a limited number of these packages are available. Tickets can be purchased here or at the RISE Ministries office. 

 

RiseFest features well known and up and coming Christian artists. In addition to  musical acts, attendees can visit seminars and listen to speakers. Children can play games and make crafts in the Kids Zone. RiseFest 2015 marks the festival’s 10th installment, the fourth in Sheldon after being held in Orange City since 2005. RISE Ministries, along with its sponsors, partners, and volunteers seek to make the atmosphere of the event fun and meaningful for all ages.

 


11/05/2014 - RiseFest 2015 Friday Main Stage Entertainment

RiseFest is pleased to announce the first artists on the 2015 lineup, two-time Grammy nominee Matthew West and singer/songwriter Jason Gray. West, who is making his second RiseFest appearance will headline, and Gray will perform Friday night on Main Stage. This marks the first time in RiseFest’s 10 year history that main stage will be up and running on Friday and Saturday. 

 

“We are very excited to give festival go-ers not one, but two days of main stage entertainment.” said President and Founder of RISE Ministries, Rob Roozeboom. “Part of our vision moving RiseFest three years ago was to have our main stage open Friday night and Saturday night. We couldn’t be happier about having Matthew West close out our Friday night along with Jason Gray for the first time. It’s a fantastic combo.”

 

In other RiseFest news, today is the first day of the Super Savings Ticket Special. From now until November 30, get full event tickets for only $20. These tickets are good for both the Friday and Saturday of RiseFest. A new ticket edition, the Prime Package, is available as well that includes RiseFest ticket, festival t-shirt, autograph fast pass, and special hospitality tent. Only a limited number of these packages are available. Tickets can be purchased here or at the RISE Ministries office. 

 


10/27/2014 - From Islands to Cathedrals

Tenth Avenue North and Phil Wickham stopped by Orange City last night for the last date on their "From Islands to Cathedrals" tour. The concert, originally to be held in Northwestern's Christ chapel, initially sold out and was instead held in the DeWitt Physical Fitness Center with approximately 1,450 in attendence. It was a powerful night of worship. We are appreciative and thankful for all volunteers, attendees, Northwestern, and Echo Ministries involvement to make this great event happen. 

 

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