What we're about
Rock the Church Northwest is a unified team of friends, students, local church leaders, and businesses who have been drawn together to create a safe place to express ourselves for the Glory of God. We accomplish this through fellowship and open expression of our gifts and talents that we refer to as the “Art of Worship.” With a grassroots approach and an abundance of prayer, Rock the Church Northwest has become a powerful festival of the worship arts.
As a pastor of a home church and musician, Kathy Jo Kahn—our founder and creative director—has served among differing denominations in her 15 years of ministry in the capacity of worship leader, musical mentor, and recovery ministry support team member. Over the years, she's met so many amazing and talented people who aren't being invited to serve or do creative things that don’t fit into the "worship plan.” In praying for these people to be seen and heard, she felt the Lord express a need to gather and encourage creative souls to support each other and put their unique talents to use.
There are many different ways in which we can worship. We're not confined to the four walls of a church building—we are the building. Imagine what could happen if all the pieces of the Church were to gather and worship together for His glory. As a community, we will Rock the Church and awaken others to see the beauty of all the gifts poured out in a unified, inclusive effort so God will not need to make the rocks cry out. The only thing that limits us is our own fear . . .
"As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, 'Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!' And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, 'Teacher, rebuke your disciples.' He answered, 'I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.'” – Luke 19:37-40 ESV