Buy SPARKS! the EP from the Light College and Collective
The Light College and Collective is a place of creativity and innovation.
From our academic research to our courses and activities, any student having studied with us will know that we are constantly looking to exploit the potential that God places in each of us.
This month, students and tutors from the college have come together to record an EP: a series of original songs that are unique and that ooze our faith in different ways in different styles.
Any profits from the EP will go towards our bursary and welfare fund which support students would otherwise be unable to access a university course.
The album is being sold for £6.25, but please note that VAT will be added to the price, so the actual price is £7.50, of this £5 will be received by The College. All profits after production costs will be split between the Student Welfare and Bursary Funds. If you wish to make a greater donation, please go to tlcc.uk/give.
released July 15, 2022
All songs written by students and staff of The Light College
Produced by Luke Rollins and The Light College
Harp on “I Am Held” performed by Judith Ude
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Luke Rollins
My name is Vickie and I live in Worcestershire. I’ve always loved music both singing and playing instruments. I am currently studying a foundation degree in theology, mission & evangelism at the Light College. I love being part of the college, the balance between academic study and putting what I’ve learnt into practice has been exactly what I’d hoped for and more. In addition my relationship with God has grown massively. I have learnt so much. I am excited for the future and the plans God has for me. I am currently looking into pursuing a minister in training role.
I have written over 30 songs in the last 12 years. My songs trace my faith journey. “Your Grace” is a song that reminds us how we are saved by God’s grace. We are washed clean by His blood and no longer have to live with shame. He took our place and paid the price for our sins. How amazing is His grace!!
“Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!”
Psalms 103:1-5 NLT
I have the privilege of working with the amazing staff and students at the college as one of the co-principals. This song is about how I continually muck it up and how God continually, not only comes after me but helps me back gently and with big kind hands – to the love of my life. Hanging lights is a reference to how we worship some things and people and I wanted this to be a reference to worship of God.
Golden kiwi fruits are my favourite fruit! I studied BA in theology, mission & evangelism at The Light College – it’s shown me how simple it can be sharing with people & talking about faith and how many people want to talk and know about faith & spirituality. The song is a response to the goodness and kindness of God. Of all he has given to me, what can I give back to Him. My life of worship.
My name is Phoebe and I live in Chester with my husband and daughter. I love spending time in nature and with my family, being creative or hiding away with a good book!
I started off by doing the FDA and after some time rejoined and am now studying on the BA. It has inspired me by how we can share our faith by the way we live our lives, and to use my creativity in a way that reflects the character of God.
‘I am Held’ is about the simplicity of being with God and knowing that he holds us, in every moment of our lives. It is a song about how he cares for us and wants us to know him as he truly is.
I’m a musician, DJ and producer based in the Midlands where I divide my time between music creation and working as a chaplain in the music industry. I recently graduated from the Pioneer Chaplaincy Course with the Light College and found that my year of study was not only profoundly impactful on my work as a chaplain, but also deeply transformed my personal walk with God. “Odysseys” was written in 2019 shortly after my mother passed away and provided a much needed outlet for some of the questions I faced. It is a reflection on the voyage of faith, the challenge of following Jesus in times of uncertainty and the joy of being known in the unknown.