Marking the fourth anniversary of The Belonging, the two-hour event combined worship services with a commemoration of the church’s accomplishments and a reaffirmation of a commitment to achieving new goals.
WFM Staff · April 10, 2018
Being located in the heart of America’s country music capital, it’s only natural that The Belonging Church would count quite a few musicians as congregation members. On any given Sunday, the music that resonates through this former-warehouse-turned-house-of-worship rivals an arena concert. The lightshows that accompany these performances are equally impressive, because as it turns out, gifted musicians aren’t the only talents attending what one local writer described as Nashville’s “church for creatives.”
Andy Rushing, the lighting designer for Grammy Award-winning worship music stars Lauren Daigle and Kari Jobe, is also a member of The Belonging. Rushing’s artistry was on full display recently, as he created a dazzling lightshow anchored by CHAUVET Professional fixtures at a special “Fourth Birthday Party” held for the church at the Tennessee Center For The Performing Arts.
Marking the fourth anniversary of The Belonging, the two-hour event combined worship services with a commemoration of the church’s accomplishments and a reaffirmation of a commitment to achieving new goals in the year ahead. Endowing the proceedings with bold, uplifting looks, Rushing’s lightshow featured 12 Rogue R2 Wash and 18 STRIKE 4 units, along with a collection of other fixtures, supplied by 4Wall Entertainment.
“Lighting the birthday party was an enjoyable project for me,” said Rushing. “The stage at the Tennessee Center For The Performing Arts is very large, with a proscenium about 40’ tall by 50’ wide, so we had a lot of space to light. This allowed us to some big looks on stage for the people in the audience at the center, which seats 2400.