Every Nation Music to Release New Album, “Doxology”

Every Nation Music to Release New Album, “Doxology”

Exciting news! Every Nation Music’s first live recording project, DOXOLOGY, will be launched at the 2016 Every Nation World Conference, in Cape Town, South Africa on October 3. It will also be available online by October 7!

Last April, Every Nation songwriters from different parts of the world gathered to write and record original songs for the album. Members of Victory Worship were also there, together with songwriters from Malaysia, South Africa, Germany, and Australia. The team recorded at the Ocean Way Nashville Studio, where artists like Christina Aguilera, Garth Brooks, Casting Crowns, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne, and Matchbox Twenty, have recorded.

This global project aims to represent Every Nation Music’s diverse community, passion for Jesus, and creative expression. With “Doxology,” we seek to bring missional music to worshipers worldwide by creating and releasing missional worship songs.

Enjoy a sneak peek of the album with the single, “Author of My Life.” Watch the official music video here, and listen to the song, which can be streamed and downloaded here!

“Rise Heart” is Victory Worship’s new album

“Rise Heart” is Victory Worship’s new album

Victory Worship, a worship team from Philippine church Victory, is releasing “Rise Heart,” the follow-up to its gold-selling debut release, “Radical Love,” on October 20. “’Rise Heart’ is a call to worship,” says Pastor Julius Fabregas, Victory Worship’s Executive Director. “We want our songs to inspire people to know and follow Jesus, and we believe ‘Rise Heart’ will touch people’s hearts in a very special way to lead them in that direction.” “Radical Love,” which was released in September 2014, was certified gold by the Philippine Association of Record Industry. It spawned the number one radio singles “Radical Love,” “Grace Changes Everything,” and “Jesus My Savior.” Meanwhile, the music videos from “Radical Love” have collectively earned more than two million views on YouTube. “Rise Heart,” which was recorded live at the Every Nation Building in Taguig City, contains 13 tracks, including six tracks penned by Victory Worship’s colleagues at Every Nation Music, which produces music that creatively expresses passion for Jesus and the mission, vision, and values of Every Nation. Among the tracks are the radio singles “Rise Heart,” featuring The Voice 2014 quarterfinalist Isa Fabregas, and “Dance in Freedom,” written and sung by Yan Asuncion, who co-wrote “Radical Love.” “Rise Heart” will be released on October 20 on iTunes and in CDs at all House of Praise and Life By the Book outlets, and selected SM Record Bars, AstroVision, and Odyssey outlets. Visit http://victoryworship.ph for more information. Rise Heart will be

available at:

    • AstroVision – Greenbelt 5, The Podium, SM Mall of Asia, EDSA Shangri-la
    • SM Record Bars – North EDSA, Megamall, Mall of Asia, Makati, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Manila, Fairview, Harrison, Southmall
    • Odyssey – Alabang, SM Fairview, Greenbelt, Limketkai CDO, SM North EDSA, Ayala Cebu, SM Cebu, Filinvest, SM Pampanga, SM Sta Mesa
    • Landmark – Makati and Trinoma
Every Nation Music releases new EP!

Every Nation Music releases new EP!

Every Nation Music has released its newest EP. Titled “Find Rest,” this five-track release is the follow-up to “Wings,” the first Every Nation Music EP made available earlier this year.

“Find Rest” is available on iTunes Philippines for USD 4.95. The EP is also available on Google Play and Amazon.

We are excited to make these songs available, and help each of us honor God and make disciples through worship!

Honoring God in Ministry

Honoring God in Ministry

Give to everyone what you owe them . . . if honor, then honor.

Romans 13:7

  God is honored in an atmosphere of honor. Here are five values that honor God in the music ministry by honoring certain people who’ve exemplified these values in their lives. Mentoring Humility honors God. It is important to be open to the correction and encouragement of a mature Christian in your ministry. Get mentored and also be a mentor. If you find it hard to be a mentor, I encourage you to ask God to give you a vision for the people in your team. When He does, mentoring will come naturally. Leadership honors God, too. It takes a good leader to see the potential and gifts of others. Rejoice in the strength of the people you’re mentoring, and help launch them to their calling and destiny. God is honored when you share all you’ve learned, while believing that He wants to move in and through others as well. Unity Unity honors God. I realize that I’m a part of something much bigger and I have to be mindful and responsible to do my part. One of my favorite things about unity is getting to see God’s grace abound as people in the ministry learn to overlook offenses or consider others better than themselves. Unity is a beautiful thing because you see everybody letting go of their selfish ambition and really submit to God’s will and what’s best for His Kingdom. God wants His ministry united in direction and in devotion. Stewardship If you are a singer, a musician, or a writer, you are accountable for the things God has given you to steward. Invest in getting better at your craft. Practice! Get lessons! Be a good steward, for this honors God. Integrity This, I learned the most from my kuya Koji. He was the same person on-stage, off-stage, and at home. Integrity means living a whole life. We should not live a double life. Integrity follows the mindset that wherever you are, you are in God’s presence—so live as one who is in His presence. When you invite people to worship with you on stage that should automatically mean that that’s what you do when you’re off stage and at home. Compassion God is honored not only when we seek His heart, but as we reflect His heart while we do ministry. We don’t have to leave our respective volunteer ministries to make disciples. On a personal note, my ministry in discipleship will always come before my ministry in music. Singing with them from the stage is wonderful but there is nothing like seeing God’s grace and transformation in these people’s lives close up. Don’t forget that music is a ministry for this purpose! Every time someone gets saved, the knowledge that heaven is rejoicing with me adds fuel to my passion to serve in the music ministry.   Singer/songwriter Sarah Bulahan leads a Victory group and serves in the music ministry of Victory Quezon City.

Nothing Less Than our Best

Nothing Less Than our Best

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

Colossians 3:23-24

 

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away–cue “Star Wars” music!–I led worship! For five years! I had no idea what our leaders were thinking back then. Their thought process may have been like, “Well, there aren’t too many choices around, and Julius is crazy enough to try, so let him do it!” Whatever it was, whether they really wanted it or were just resigned to the lack of options, they asked me to lead worship.

I was around 28 years old at the time, and I had never sung in front of anyone in my entire existence. No one was too interested to hear me sing either, but I just loved worship music, and, yes, there weren’t too many worship leaders around, so I said to myself, “Lord, it’s not pastoring, but there is a need, so I am willing.”

After about five years of leading worship, one fateful day, Victory’s founding pastor Steve Murrell sat me down. “Hey, Julius,” he said, “we really need you to focus on pastoring and Victory groups.”

I got the point. 😀

Still, during those five years, I committed to worshiping God in the Music ministry with all my heart and with nothing less than my absolute best. So, because I didn’t want to sound like I was croaking my way through the songs on Sundays, I even paid for voice lessons with Ms. Sweet Plantado of The CompanY.

(I even remember singing Les Miserables’ “Stars” for my recital, and it must have truly sounded “Les Miserable!” Hey, Russell Crowe didn’t sound that good either! Still, with all sincerity, I gave it my absolute best because Colossians 3:23-24 says Jesus deserves nothing less than our very best. I am not sure if Ms. Sweet was too happy, somehow I know God was pleased.)

Are you giving your absolute best and nothing less to Jesus in whatever ministry you’re serving in today? We aren’t serving men; we are serving the One Who gave us nothing less than His absolute best. He deserves nothing less than the absolute best from us!

When Pastor Steve asked me to focus on pastoring, he opened the door to many great worship leaders who were emerging back then. Those leaders, in turn, helped raise up the worship leaders we have today. My skill may not have been at the level of Gary Oliver or Ron Kenoly–two godly men considered the Jedis of worship-leading in my galaxy far, far away!–but, in terms of worshipping “with all my heart and unto the Lord,” I can honestly say that my heart and efforts were no less than theirs. I gave Jesus my absolute best and nothing less, because that is what is due the One Who gave us His absolute best on the cross!

As you serve in the Music ministry, or whatever ministry, remember that the Lord Jesus deserves nothing less than our absolute best!

 

Julius Fabregas serves as the senior pastor of Victory Makati and Executive Director of Victory Worship. He is married to Eilleen and is a dad to Isa, Bea, Nica, Ella, and Elijah.

Worship Night

Worship Night

Join us at the first Thursday of each month for Worship Night! This is a great time for all of us to worship God together as a spiritual family. We’ll also pray for our nation, our church, and even our personal concerns.

Worship and pray with us at Victory center nearest you! Here’s the schedule of Worship Nights at our Victory centers in Metro Manila:

Alabang: 7:00 PM
Caloocan: 7:00 PM
Fort: 7:00 PM
Greenhills: 7:00 PM
Malate: 6:30 PM
Makati: 7:00 PM (Makati Sports Club)
Metro East: 7:00 PM
Nova: 7:00 PM
Ortigas: 6:30 PM
Pasig: 7:00 PM
Pioneer: 7:00 PM
Quezon City: 7:00 PM (Regis Center, Katipunan)

Invite your family and friends to join us. See you there!

Special thanks to Victory Fort for providing the image!

New Series: More Than a Song

New Series: More Than a Song

This August 3-4, we’re kicking off our new series on worship entitled, “More than a Song!

“More than a Song” focuses on God’s work in our lives and how each of us would grow in deeper understanding of who He is. After this series, may each of us learn to worship God in every situation, and be in faith of what He can do for us.

We’re tackling four different psalms for this series. Check out the topics here:

  • Week one: Psalm 144
  • Week two: Psalm 63
  • Week three: Psalm 7
  • Week four: Psalm 51

Victory is one church meeting at different locations in Metro Manila. We also meet in several provinces across the Philippines. Join us at a Victory center nearest you. Invite your family and friends to join us, too!

See you at all our services!