- Phone: (858) 461-8329
- Meeting Address:
3950 Berino Court, San Diego, CA 92122
- Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 927154
San Diego, CA 92192-7154
- Sundays: 10:00am
The ultimate goal of “The Ethnos Project” is to encourage and capture sounds and songs derived from various Christ-centered faith communities around the globe.
Living in a world where it is easy to allow our differences to wall us in, music can be an effective bridge-builder. Music tells the story of people's different life experiences as captured through the musical storytellers' own cultural lenses. In sacred spaces around the globe where Jesus-followers gather together to express honor and devotion to God, songs of faith, hope, and healing, emerge to unite the hearts of the faithful. Those songs are especially meaningful within each cultural context because the music tells the story of the people and connects them to God on a deeper God.
Because the world around us is becoming more diverse everyday, so are these sacred spaces where people gather. The purpose in putting together The Ethnos Project, a series of multiethnic music recordings, is to encourage and capture sounds and songs derived from these various faith communities around the globe. As each volume is created, we desire for the progression of the recordings to move listeners to do two things:
1. Connect people (upward) to the God who created humans to be uniquely different.
2. Connect people (outward) to one another in celebration and appreciation of our difference.
Our differences reflect the various aspects and dimensions of God who created, shaped, and formed us each individually and collectively as a diverse people. Alas, we hope this project brings honor to His name as we seek to love Him with all our hearts, souls, minds and strength, and love our neighbors in this way.
Making Music That Matters
Creating music that reflects the diversity of God's kingdom moves us closer to mirroring the description of honor and devotion (worship) found in heaven as described in Revelation 7:9:
After this I saw many people. No one could tell how many there were. There were from every nation and from every family and from every kind of people and from every language. They were standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white clothes and they held branches in their hands." (New Life Version)
Singing songs in different styles and languages communicate "I love you, I see you, and I stand with you" on a much deeper level beyond just saying it with words.
Music Producer/Arranger & Project Manager – Vahagn Stepanyan http://vahagnstepanyan.com
Vocal Producer/Arranger – Andy Delos Santos
Executive Producers – Eric Lige & Yucan Chiu
Thank you for taking the time to enjoy The Ethnos Project.
We live in a unique time where massive shifts in demographics have permanently altered the human social and spiritual landscape. In the United States, non-white births are now the majority and the population is set to have no racial majority in a few more decades. Globally, the majority of Jesus followers are now in the Global South and East, with one in every four Christians being African and one in every eight being Asian. Add to these facts the reality that over half the world’s population now lives in cities, and it is clear that we are in a unique moment in history.
None of this, of course, is a surprise to the God of the Bible. In fact, it has all come under His sovereign and all-knowing care and rule. Thankfully, His heart has always been for the nations – not just bringing the nations to Himself (e.g. Matthew 28:18-20), but also bringing the nations to each other as a multiethnic, multi-socioeconomic body, to live for Him (e.g. Ephesians 2:16). And He has always been a God who raises up leaders and voices in this body to advance His global mission (e.g. Acts 13:1).
The Ethnos Project is an attempt to follow Jesus closely as He raises up new voices for this new moment in history. We pray that these voices touch you deeply, moving you to join in on what He is doing. We look forward to hearing from you. To Him be the glory.
- DR. YUCAN CHIU & ERIC LIGE, Executive Producers
To download copies of our lead sheets, click on the song title below.