Thousands of young people will be challenged to live the Bible – then give it – at six gigs around the country, featuring thebandwithnoname.
Young people from Southend-on-Sea and the surrounding area are encouraged not to miss out as the RUSH tour speeds into town this coming weekend for one night only on Saturday 12th December 2009, 7.30- 9.30pm.
The Bible Society’s RUSH tour will be hosted this by Love Southend Youth at The Plaza Centre, 600 Southchurch Road, Southend SS1 2PT. Tickets at £4 are selling fast and can be bought in advance at Southend Christian Bookshop or by calling Southend Christian Fellowship on 01702 461616. Tickets will also be available on the door.
Hundreds turned out for the first night at Congleton’s New Life Church, Cheshire, on Thursday November 26. In an evening featuring worship, talks and a set from thebandwithnoname, they were challenged to look at what the Bible has to say to them.
thebandwithnoname are known for their uncompromising presentation of the Christian Gospel message mixed with Zarc Porter’s hard hitting beats and a massive high energy show. Front man chipK can often be seen climbing up trussing, walls and balconies while Straff rocks out and Leon mixes it up on the decks alongside their live band. thebandwithnoname have toured extensively in the UK, Europe and USA spending time in schools and prisons along with churches and music festivals.
Chip Kendall, front man for the band, will put out the challenge for the crowd to live out the Bible’s message and see their lives and others changed in doing so.
The Bible Society’s Youth Officer Jamie Hill will introduce one of the charity’s projects in Tanzania, which uses the story of the Good Samaritan to support and educate people with HIV and AIDS.
‘The Good Samaritan project is evidence of the Bible changing lives in a real way,’ he said. ‘But as well as living out the Bible’s message, our challenge is to give it – to people who still need to experience that rush.’
He laid down a challenge to fundraise for the Good Samaritan project by joining Bible Society to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, from 2011.
Youth groups will then visit a nearby village to see the project in action and meet people whose lives are being changed by the Bible.
The tour marks the launch of Bible Society’s RUSH campaign, which calls on young people to engage with the Bible.
Jamie added, ‘You know the rush you get from crossing the finish line or completing an exam. It’s a rush that changes everything and inspires you to keep going. What we’re talking about here is the rush that happens when spirit and truth collide and you take up the Bible’s challenge to walk a journey of authenticity and faith.’
The bandwithnoname will also be supported by local young band ‘The Breakdown’ often seen playing The Chinnery’s stage and Bar Lambs as well as clubs in Chelmsford and London. The Breakdown myspace