Over the past ten years, One Accord has been quietly expanding—in their numbers, as well as their reach. A Worship and Creative ministry of Every Nation Church Malaysia, which is part of the international Every Nation Movement, One Accord utilizes the many creative minds in their church to bring God’s love to the people around them.
Made up of a multigenerational group that they like to refer to as a single and whole creative generation, One Accord’s strength is in their musical and technical abilities. Although they started out by producing music/worship albums, they have since added film production, stage production, dance, and photography to their areas of expertise.
One Accord believes that creativity and innovation has the power to bring the Gospel to the masses. The harvest is plentiful and the workers may be few, but through the realization of fresh ideas that often go overlooked, a harvest beyond the imagination can be brought in.
The ministry started out with Ps. Kelvin Lim’s vision that God would use creativity to bring change to people’s lives, and to the nations. He began by writing songs and inspiring others (especially the young people) who love music, and slowly involved them in the ministry.
Their tagline in the beginning was “Worship brings change.” “When you worship God, it should change you,” Ps. Kelvin said. “If you worship God and it doesn’t change you, something is wrong. It becomes a religious act.”
As the vision caught on, God brought more and more skilled musicians to them, and their ministry grew. From 2005 to 2015, they produced seven albums, each with its own theme and backstory.
In 2009, One Accord went through a phase where they felt God telling them to realign their focus. Awareness for human trafficking and modern day slavery had surfaced, and they recognized God’s heartbeat for the poor and oppressed.
In response to that, they produced an album called Change, went on tour around Malaysia with the goal of bringing change to people’s hearts for the marginalized, and one year later, produced Change Your World—a live recording album of their tour.
Up until 2015, the other sects of One Accord have also been growing, but the overall concentration has still very much been on the music production. Determined to balance out their ministry, One Accord closed off that season with their latest album, A Decade of Worship.
As they move forward into their next decade of worship as a creative generation that would be all-inclusive of the other teams, they have formed a fresh mission: “Crafting stories about God, people, and justice.”
Still with the same driving factor that creativity has the ability to captivate an audience and bring forth powerful and positive messages while making a stand against injustice, they will be presenting their very own original musical on September 24th this year, so mark your calendars!
With all the different departments pooling together their resources, this production will have it all: music, drama, dance, and media. A story about friendship, this musical will remain true to One Accord’s new tagline and address the importance of loving God, loving people, and loving justice.
Although One Accord has maintained a low profile these past ten years, God has truly blessed their ministry and used their creativity for His kingdom and glory. The One Accord team has had the privilege of traveling to many other countries and have, as they envisioned, brought God’s message of love and hope to the nations through their creative work.
Today, original One Accord songs are known and sung all over the world in various countries, and have gained substantial recognition on iTunes. In fact, their song, Free, ranked #11 on iTunes Malaysia in May 2016, alongside some big names in the secular music industry.
One Accord has also had the honor of having one of their new songs selected as one of twelve songs that will be released at the Every Nation World Conference this year—a gathering of all the Every Nation churches, currently in seventy-five countries.
For more information on One Accord ministries, visit their Facebook page or website at the following links:
One Accord has also put together a series of five videos in conjunction with A Decade of Worship. These videos, among their other video/film productions, can be found at their YouTube channel:
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