Millions of Christians across the globe are gearing up for the second annual “Global Hymn Sing,” a large-scale effort that will bring together thousands of churches — and potentially more than a million Christians — from over 100 countries.
The goal of the June 25 effort is to inspire Christians to be more missional and to increasingly serve others, with participating churches committing to sing a hymn on that day written by famed gospel performers Keith and Kristyn Getty.
“Our desire is to see even more churches come together and unite like never before and to inspire the generations coming behind us to a radical Christian witness,” Keith Getty said in a statement. “If the church isnt singing about missions, it likely isnt passionate about it. We want this event to be a catalyst to build deep believers who sing, speak, pray and go for the cause of the Kingdom.”
The fascinating effort is a partnership between the Gettys, missions group OMF International and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Baptist college located in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
“Participants in thousands of churches in more than 100 countries will sing the new hymn from Keith & Kristyn Getty, ‘For The Cause,’ which was written as an urgent call to mission and Christian service.,” a press release announcing the second annual event reads. “In many of the churches taking part, children will lead the congregation in the hymn sing.”
Participating houses of worship can snag free lyrics, audio and sheet music to make taking part quite seamless. These elements will be available in a variety of languages, including English, Chinese, German and Japanese, among others.
The 2016 event was a massive success, with more than 5,400 churches taking part from 100 countries. The hymn chosen for the previous Feb. 21, event was “Facing a Task Unfinished” by Frank Houghton.
Find out more about the “Global Hymn Sing” here.
Check out Faithwire’s interview with Keith Getty on a recent episode of The Sonder Podcast with Kirsten Haglund: