This year I am thrilled to announce that Vertical Church Band will be with us at Fluid14 leading us in worship during our worship concert session.

Vertical Church isn’t the name of a church. It is an idea. The idea that worshiping Jesus Christ is best done not when we just sing about Him or what He has done or what He will do in the future. The highest and best worship is modeled by what the angels do: sing to God about God. Vertical.

Vertical Church Band is a collection of people who play every week in places all over Chicagoland as part of Harvest Bible Chapel, a place that believes singing isn’t a warm-up for the sermon; singing is a warm-up for heaven. So the faces may change. The style may evolve. But the aim will stay the same. Vertical.

Andi Rozier, Meredith Andrews, Seth McConkey, Jon Guerra, Kyle Fredricks and Tara Rios, along with other church musicians, craft songs with one intention: to invite their local community and a multiplying national audience to arrive at a place that is vertical –eyes on the Lord.

That goal was surely reached on the collective’s second album, The Rock Won’t Move. Written by the Harvest worship leaders and recorded live in Chicago, The Rock Won’t Move echoes the spirit of Harvest’s 13,000+ member church, spread across 7 campuses. The project centralizes on the theme of the Lord’s reliability weaved throughout each new composition.

Key songs include a powerful declaration of an unshakable God on the title track “The Rock Won’t Move,” an infectious celebration of freedom in Christ on “I’m Going Free (Jailbreak)” and a reverent standout moment on “Worthy, Worthy” featuring Meredith Andrews.

After its first album, Live Worship From Vertical Church (7/31/12), released with debut success and strong touring — including a 40-city tour with Pastor James McDonald and leading at major worship conferences around the U.S., Vertical Church Band continues to hone in on bringing their inspiring music and message to new audiences.

—————————————————————————————————————————————-paul_wp Paul Yoon is co-founder & executive director at Fluid. Follow him on twitter here!