Red Rocks Worship Essentials
If there’s one phrase that best sums up Red Rocks Worship, it’s “simple but powerful.” The Denver band’s most popular anthems, including 2019’s “Breakthrough” and 2021’s “Living God,” are exercises in praise-and-worship fundamentals: courageous yet sympathetic vocals, rising choruses that cultivate thankfulness to God, and an emphasis on ministry. There is profound humility in the music of Red Rocks Worship, grounded in the church’s modest beginnings at a run-down amusement park, where a group of roughly 100 started renting a space in the mid-2000s. With the congregation’s numbers rising swiftly over the 2010s, the worship team shifted from covering songs to composing them. At first, it focused on serving its own church, but gradually the group began crafting studio albums like 2023’s Ascend that recreate the full Red Rocks experience (music as well as sermonizing) for young Christians seeking redemption.