PLANETSHAKERS’ RALLYING CRY FOR MISSIONS, #LETSGO, RELEASES TODAY
Planetshakers LIVE! Television Event Broadcasts Worldwide Sept. 21,
Event Presented By Planetshakers, Daystar, Integrity Music, Church Of God
Event Sponsored By Gateway Church
Planetshakers LIVE! Presenters Giving Away #LETSGO Music In Philippines
Planetshakers Partners With Biblica, HarperCollins Christian Publishing To Donate Bibles
2015 Dove Nominated Planetshakers Begin US Tour Sept. 12
Planetshakers is a worldwide movement driven by the desire to empower generations to win generations, and providing an atmosphere where people can encounter God. Based out of Melbourne’s Planetshakers Church, one of Australia’s fastest growing churches in history, the movement’s priority and passion is to reach and impact people, seeing them transformed by the power of God and the love of God’s people. This mission is the heart behind the new Planetshakers Band CD/DVD #LETSGO releasing globally through Integrity Music today (Sept. 11).
Taking cues from the great commission in Matthew 28:19-20, Planetshakers members will share the new music from #LETSGO along with their “Let’s Go” stories during Planetshakers LIVE!. Presented by Planetshakers, Daystar Television Network, Integrity Music and Church of God World Missions, and sponsored by Gateway Church, this 90-minute special will broadcast live Monday, Sept. 21, at 8:30 pm ET on Daystar Television Network into 700 million homes worldwide. Hosted by Brian Carn and John Gray, Planetshakers LIVE! will also feature special guest, Tasha Cobbs.
“We are honored to come alongside Planetshakers, Daystar and Integrity Music, to help reach millions around the globe with the Good News of the Gospel while also helping to create a worship experience where believers can connect with God,” says Robert Morris, Senior Pastor, Gateway Church.
In addition to the Planetshakers LIVE! broadcast, the event will further be simulcast as a free “Watch Party” at the Church of God Dasmariñas in the Philippines. This location was chosen after Planetshakers heard stories of concert attendees who made significant sacrifices just to be able to travel to see them in concert. Wanting to further bless these and others in the Philippines, Planetshakers is teaming with Daystar and Integrity Music to give away copies of #LETSGO, and is teaming with Biblica and HarperCollins Christian Publishing to give away Bibles, to the live audience at this “Watch Party” event. For every album purchased on the day of the event, #LETSGO will be given to an attendee in the Philippines. Additionally, up to 2,000 English-language NIV Bibles will be donated.
“Biblica and Harper Collins Christian Publishing together are humbled and honored by the opportunity to provide 2,000 NIV Bibles free of charge to people in the Philippines, many of which do not have a Bible. Our hope and prayer is that lives will be transformed by God’s Word,” jointly shares Biblica and Harper Collins Christian Publishing.
Dr. Tim Hill, General Director, Church of God World Missions, says, “I’m elated that Church of God World Missions can join with Daystar in the global launch of Planetshakers new recording. It’s especially meaningful to see this Kingdom opportunity come to the Philippines where the Church of God has over 800 congregations. The cooperative efforts of Pastor and National Bishop, Anthony Velasco, his great Dasmariñas Church and many others will result in an unprecedented harvest in the Philippines just as it will all over the world.”
As part of this unique Planetshakers LIVE! event, Planetshakers and Daystar invited anyone in the continental United States to register for an exclusive Planetshakers LIVE! All Access Giveaway. One registrant will receive airfare to Dallas, access to this special event, VIP seating, backstage pass, a meet and greet with Planetshakers Band, and more. The winner will be announced live on Sept. 15th at 12:00 pm ET on Daystar’s Marcus and Joni show.
Produced by Joth Hunt and featuring Hunt along with co-senior pastor and worship leader Sam Evans and worship leaders Rudy Nikkerud and BJ Pridham, #LETSGO was recorded live at Planetshakers’ spring 2015 “Awakening” conference in Melbourne. Available tomorrow as a CD/DVD combination as well as a standard digital album and a Digital Deluxe recording, Planetshakers has also released the first video from the project, “All About You,” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS-jVQ_uaNQ.
Widely known for their energetic and worshipful videos, Plantetshakers Band recently received its second consecutive “Long Form Video of the Year” Dove Award nomination for its 2014 release, This Is Our Time. This year’s awards will be handed out live from Nashville Oct. 13 during the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards.
Having led over 200,000 people at a single event in Asia and sharing new music from #LETSGO and other favorite Planetshakers worship anthems around the world, Planetshakers recently finished multiple back-to-back sold out events in Manila, Taipei (Taiwan), Shanghai (China), Jakarta (Indonesia) and more locations around the world. Upcoming events include headlining along with Casting Crowns and Jesus Culture “Florida’s biggest Christian music festival,” Rock The Universe, Sept. 12. Touring to more cities across North America throughout September before jetting to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) for an event Oct. 16, all the latest tour dates can be found at www.planetshakers.com.
At its core, Planetshakers seeks first and foremost to pursue the presence of God. All expressions of Planetshakers, including Planetshakers Band, which is known for its international touring and worship favorites like “Like A Fire,” “Endless Praise,” “Nothing Is Impossible,” “This Is Our Time” and “The Anthem,” find their source in the local church. There are four Planetshakers Church campuses, including one in Melbourne, Australia, and one in Cape Town, South Africa. In ten years, Planetshakers Church has grown to over 12,000 members and is led by Sr. Pastors, Russell and Sam Evans. The husband and wife team also host Planetshakers TV, a 30-minute Christian television program broadcast in over 100 countries.
Planetshakers Church is further involved in numerous community and charitable causes, including prison ministry, school programs, refugee outreach, disaster relief and welfare assistance. It also partners with World Vision to assist in urgent humanitarian crises around the world, and runs Planetshakers College in Melbourne, which equips local and international students to impact their world for Christ.
About Integrity Music:
Integrity Music is part of the David C Cook family, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with offices in Tennessee and the United Kingdom, Integrity is committed to taking songs of substance to the local church and its leaders around the world, including such top songs as “We Believe” (Newsboys), “Revelation Song,” “Open The Eyes Of My Heart,” “Your Great Name” and “I Am Free.” Additional information can be found at www.integritymusic.com.
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