When I drum I constantly struggle to keep the beat on the bass drum pedal for faster songs. Are there some practice techniques someone could help me with? The song I struggle with is Build Your Kingdom Here By Rend Collective. I drum with tennis shoes, (not barefoot because I'm actually sane). Thanks for your help.
For fast playing on the bass drum, people usually use one of the heel-up techniques. That way, similar to a Moeller stroke with hands, one can utilize up- and down-motion of the foot.
There are two basic techniques - one utilizes the hip flexor muscles, lifting the whole leg from a hip, and the other calf muscles, lifting only the heel, practically. Both make this tune extremely easy to play.
That said, I have to ask - are you sure you are having issues with this song? The one I found on YouTube is fairly straightforward. The bass plays only the quarter notes so you should not have any issues playing with heel-down, either. For quarter-notes in that tempo, using the hip tensor muscles is probably the easiest and most powerful. If that is too fast, just practice a little bit more. ;)
The shoes don't play much role at this tempo so I'll ignore that part for now. Otherwise, check Jojo Mayer's advice on flat shoes and slippery pedals. It can make a big difference in certain scenarios, like when using the rocking-motion technique. But that would probably require playing 16th notes at the song tempo (134 bpm), so don't worry about it.