We’re not rockstars. We’re the furthest thing from it. We don’t even consider ourselves good musicians.” – Gareth Gilkeson
When I listen to Rend Collective, it makes me happy. There’s a contagious joy about their music and the fact that they’re having an incredible time doing what they do. I think worship teams have a lot to learn from these guys.
That’s why it’s such a privilege to welcome Gareth Gilkeson on to the show. This conversation was a ton of fun. First of all, because Gareth is hilarious. Second, his accent is better than mine. And third, he recorded this in a trampoline park with noisy, jumping children everywhere. It’s a recipe for awesomeness.
We talk about the band, celebration, laments in worship, running, creativity, the new record and more!
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In This Episode You’ll Hear More About:
- The origin story of Rend Collective
- The similarities and differences between an Irish Pub & the Church
- How Rend Collective was “discovered.”
- How to help your church grow in celebration
- Tips for how to open up a worship service
- Creating room for laments in corporate worship
- How Rend approaches creative direction
- The dangers of comparison
Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
- Show Sponsor: Coresound Pads
- Music: Good News by Rend Collective
- Website: Rend Collective
- Twitter: @rendcollective
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