- Associated Press - Saturday, August 9, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - WorshipMob is taking the community jam session to new heights.

In early 2011, when Sean Mulholland started making music in his basement with members of local churches, he had no idea it would turn into the YouTube sensation it is today.

“We have about 15,000 views per day at this point,” Mulholland said. “That works out to about half a million a month and about a million every two months of video views.”

WorshipMob is designed for Christ-followers of all denominations to worship together through music. Members gather in the basement of Mulholland’s house where he built a studio to film and record their sessions. Their music, which Mulholland describes as a mixture of alternative rock with gospel and soul, attracts musicians from all denominations and all ages.

“We get a bunch of talented and inspired and God-loving people together and see what happens,” Mulholland said. “We see where God wants to take us in the music.”

The WorshipMob in Colorado Springs has a membership of more than 200 worshippers from 30 local churches. Not only are their numbers growing here, but after seeing their videos online, people have started unaffiliated WorshipMobs of their own around the globe.

“We’re the original WorshipMob, but you can go on Facebook and find WorshipMobs everywhere from Texas to New Jersey and Indonesia to the Philippines,” he said.

Steve Brueggemann has been involved with WorshipMob from the beginning. He said that since he joined in October 2011, there have been many changes, but the focus remains the same.

“We aren’t tied to a schedule. Our sessions are not scripted. There’s no formula or ritual. What you see is our hearts being poured out to the One we love,” Brueggemann said. “I think that resonates with so many people - believers and seekers alike.”

With their numbers growing, the group is working toward acquiring a new building to hold their sessions.

“We’re literally meeting in a 17-foot-by-18 foot family room in a neighborhood. The parking is crazy,” Mulholland said. “The idea would be to be able to have more room, to spread out a little bit, grow a little bit and have a more legitimate ministry.”

Their New WorshipMob Center Campaign aims to raise $50,000 to make a down payment on a new building and make renovations to fit their needs. Since starting the campaign June 18, they have raised nearly $13,500 on their website.

“I had hoped that the campaign would be going better than it is, with how many people watch our videos per day, but we’re just waiting on God to do whatever he wants to do,” Mulholland said.

WorshipMob will be accepting donations through their website (worshipmob.com) until Aug. 15.


Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com

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