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The Fresno Bee Features Bethel Music, Outcry in Article

By April 6, 2018No Comments

In its fourth annual run, OUTCRY Tour will kick off this Saturday at Save Mart Center at Fresno State University in Fresno, CA. The spring tour will wind its way through 14 cities and go to such well-known arenas and venues as Event Center at San Jose State University (4.8), The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles (4.9), 1STBANK Center in Denver (4.12), Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC (4.22) and more.
Four worship groups – Elevation Worship, Bethel Music, Mosaic MSC and Vertical Worship – are coming together to lead nights of revival for the local church and hope for the lost, broken and hurting. The focus for OUTCRY: Spring 2018 is reaching the lost, said the tour’s creative director Ryan Romeo.

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In anticipation of the tour coming to Fresno, CA tomorrow evening, Joshua Tehee of The Fresno Bee interviewed members of Bethel Music and featured the tour in an article published April 4th.

Read about it here:The songs they wrote became anthems. How you can see this worship group liveBy Joshua [email protected]

Seven years ago, Bethel Music left the confines of their church in Redding and took its ministry out into the world.
They found the music they had written for Sunday service had somehow become anthems. In places like Uganda, people were singing the songs. At an underground church in China, people were singing the songs.

On tour in Amsterdam, Bethel Music played to 4,000 people.

“And they are just out there singing their hearts out,” says Jonathan Helser, a worship leader with the group. The Bethel Music Artist Collective (Helser is one of 17 members) has released six albums that have topped Bilboard’s Christian Albums chart (four won GMA Dove Awards). Its double-disc live recording was No. 1 on the overall iTunes Albums chart ( and No. 6 on Billboard’s Albums chart).

That idea, that a local church has the capacity to change not only their community, but the world, is at the center of the Outcry tour, which stops Saturday at the Save Mart Center. Fresno is the first stop on the 14-city tour, which includes performances from Bethel Music, along with Elevation Worship, Mosaic MSC and Vertical Worship, along with speaker Christine Caine.

“Outcry has always been and will always be about the power of the local church,” said the tour’s creative director Ryan Romeo, in a release announcing the tour.
“This year we found ourselves responding to a common question — where is the church going? Our answer this year is simple, and is ultimately the theme for the year. The church is going to the lost. The broken. The hurt of the world. Jesus has commissioned and chosen us to be his hands and feet. The church is going to wherever the world needs it most,” he wrote.


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