Worship Central, based out of London, England’s Holy Trinity Brompton Church (HTB), releases on March 12 their third worship album and second live recording, Let It Be Known, from Integrity Music. Recorded live in London by the faculty, training team and students at Worship Central, which is led by Tim Hughes and Al Gordon, the project features worship leaders Hughes, Gordon, Ben Cantelon, Nikki Fletcher, Luke Hellebronth and Miles Dhillon.
Produced by Cantelon and written by the team at HTB, along with its extended family that includes Martin Smith, Matt Redman and others, Let It Be Known highlights the passionate worship of HTB.
“We decided to collaborate much more with our songwriting, spending more time writing together,” explains Hughes. “These songs are the fruit of that passion.”
Capturing the heart cry of the church, the album features the title track and video that can be seen now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRdlSRYPThg, as well as features “Dry Bones” and the new anthem, “Our Generation.”
“So many times I look out at our youth and students and I see so much potential for God to use them,” says Hughes, explaining the hope behind “Our Generation.” “But they lack confidence to see. We’re desperate for God to turn things around. He’s the only one that can.”
As Worship Central reaches out to its own growing community in the UK, Let It Be Known was also recorded during a period of significant international growth. Part of that growth has been fueled by the online worship course (http://www.worshipcentral.org/course) that Worship Central has made available free of charge since last year. With 1,255 courses running in over 60 nations, more than 18,000 worshippers around the world have already participated. Through the Worship Central Course, there are now hubs in Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Singapore, Malaysia and South Africa - each devoted to empowering, equipping and releasing others to strengthen their own church’s worship life.
“We’re trying to invest in relationships, to empower and release others to run with it and make it their own; to use the material as well as their own ideas to resource leaders in their own countries,” says Hughes of the Worship Central course.
Recently completing a well-received, first-ever tour of South Africa, Worship Central will also bring the music and message of Let It Be Known to an eight-city tour of the UK this spring. For all the tour dates, go to http://www.worshipcentral.org/events.
To see a video trailer for the new recording, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiJn3tqcG1I, and the full Let It Be Known track and songwriter listing follows:
1. Ready For You (Luke Hellebronth, Nick Herbert, Ben Cantelon)
2. God Most High (Ben Cantelon, Luke Hellebronth, Martyn Layzell)
3. Let It Be Known (Tim Hughes, Nick Herbert, Tom Smith)
4. The Cross Stands (Tim Hughes, Nick Herbert, Ben Cantelon, Matt Redman)
5. Dry Bones (Nikki Fletcher, Tom Smith & Tim Hughes)
6. Kingdom Coming (Tim Hughes, Luke Hellebronth, Martin Smith, Pete Greig)
7. Guardian (Ben Cantelon, Nick Herbert, Stu Garrard)
8. Draw Me Close (Nikki Fletcher, Luke Hellebronth, Joel Wardle)
9. The Constant (Al Gordon, Ben Cantelon)
10. Hallelujah (Ben Cantelon)
11. Our Generation (Luke Hellebronth, Myles Dhillon, Tim Hughes)
12. Set Me Free (Luke Hellebronth, Myles Dhillon)
13. The Same Power (Ben Cantelon, Nick Herbert)
About Worship Central:
Launched in 2006, Worship Central is a Christian school of worship from Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB), the church that also pioneered the Alpha Course. The school is led by Tim Hughes and Al Gordon and aims to encounter God, equip the worshipper and empower the local church. The school has trained thousands of worship leaders, musicians and worshippers around the world. For more information, go to www.worshipcentral.org.
Integrity Music is a division of David C Cook, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Integrity Music’s resources are distributed in more than 160 countries and sold worldwide. Additional information can be found at www.integritymusic.com.