By Mitch J. — Communications Team
One City. One Church.
I personally had the privilege to attend a worship night a few weeks ago where students from high schools and churches all across the Rockford area joined together and worshipped God. It was honestly one of the most powerful events I’ve ever been a part of.
Emily K., a Rock Valley student that attended One & One, told me that she “loved everything about the event, but especially liked that everyone worshipped in a different way.” She’s very passionate about churches not being in competition with each other, but rather all coming to Christ together. Even though she thought she would know everyone, from this event alone she’s made a lot of great new friends at Rock Valley.
Aria S., another student who attended One & One, told me that it was “really cool” for her to see other kids outside of the 4 walls of the church worshipping together. Going into it, she knew worship was going to be part of the event, but she “didn’t know it was going to be so powerful.” Plus, she said there weren’t any cliques, and the whole atmosphere was super inviting.
With all this buzz about One & One going on, I wanted to get a behind-the-scenes look at what drove this incredibly unique (and obviously successful) event to become a reality. Nathan Branam, the head of our High School ministry at Heartland, sat down with me and gave me the scoop on how One & One came to be.