Recently, our friends at CCLI UK interviewed our Director, Rob Peabody, and Cris Rogers about a unique worship experience they are curating for May of this year. See their interview below:
The Pursuit is a new event with a difference. With four days of non-stop worship in an array of forms, it will encourage participation, challenge convention, and inspire us to think differently.
With a host of leading UK Christian organisations behind it, The Pursuit is aimed at those in their 20s and 30s, but open to all with a passion for worship. Project leaders Cris Rogers and Rob Peabody gave us the story…
Rob, what’s it all for?
The Pursuit Gathering aims to bring together a generation to focus on God. It’s all about chasing after the presence of God together, in as many ways as we can, unbound by the usual constraints of time and the way things are ‘normally’ done. We pray that will ignite a bunch of people to be kingdom-bringers back home.
Cris, tell us how the idea came about…
It’s an idea that has sprung out of dissatisfaction with how things are. Recent research shows that those in their twenties and thirties are now the least represented generation in church, and those that are Christians tend to make a home in non-traditional congregations. So The Pursuit is being designed as a non-traditional gathering. There’ll be a bicycle powered-busking stage, a storytelling café, a bring and take library, art and crafternoons, campfire worship… we want people to bring their paints, their instruments and voices. There will be a chance for people to connect with others and with their Creator in ways that work for them. The most important thing is that everyone gets involved. Worship isn’t a spectator sport, so we’re trying to create loads of opportunities, (so) that everyone there brings something to the table. Maybe it’ll have an impact on how we do worship at home in our own communities.
Click HERE to read the full interview!