California-based worship leader Phil Wickham is preparing to release his highly anticipated new record, Living Hope, in August 2018. Following the debut of the album’s title track on Easter weekend, Wickham has delivered another new song. “Till I Found You” can now be downloaded on iTunes and the official music video for this track was just released. Watch it below!
The newest collection of music will follow suit with his 2016 release Children Of God which critics noted was “Phil Wickham at his best” (Worship Leader).
WORSHIP CENTRAL have released the album “Stir A Passion”, recorded live by Worship Central at “The Gathering” conference last Autumn. The 11-track album, which was produced by Willie Weeks (Passion, Matt Redman) and Jimmy James (GuvnaB, LZ7), follows Worship Central’s critically acclaimed projects Spirit Break Out, Let It Be Known, Set Apart and Mercy Road.
Founded in 2006 under the auspices of Holy Trinity Brompton, the church known for developing the Alpha Course, Worship Central is a movement of worshippers who want to see the worship of Jesus Christ made central throughout communities, local churches and the world. Their vision is for people to encounter God, for worshippers to be equipped and the Church empowered. Based in Birmingham, UK, with local hub networks in 18 countries including the U.S., Canada, Australia and South Africa, Worship Central has trained, resourced and inspired worshippers from around the world, with thousands attending training events internationally and engaging with the variety of resources created by the Worship Central team .
Worship powerhouse team, NEW SPRING WORSHIP and Dove Award winning writer, CHARLEE BUITRAGO have teamed up for the release of their sophomore album together titled Poderoso. The album is releasing to all digital formats today and features Ingrid Rosario on the song “Digno.” The album was recorded in studio and with Dream Worship. Featuring the title track “Poderoso” and “Solo Tú Eres Dios”, the album is a powerful album sure to encourage every listener.
The word “Poderoso” means “all powerful”. When we wrote these songs we were going through a lot in our own church, in our own community, and in my own family but we were encouraged that the God of the universe is on our side. He can still move mountains, He can still calm the seas, He can still do so many things for us. Not just because we need Him but because He loves us. He is all powerful even though we are facing the highest mountains, He is still with us…” – Charlee Buitrago
Listen to the track Poderoso here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUEgee3XAeM
PERRY LaHAIE has a long-held passion for bringing the gospel to the Muslim world through his work with Frontiers, an international community of people dedicated to inviting Muslims all over the world to follow Jesus.
Though reaching the Muslim world presents great challenges, LaHaie is not discouraged. Indeed, following his participation in the recent Abide and Bear Fruit conference in Thailand, LaHaie is more convinced than ever that the entire Muslim world can be reached with the Gospel of Christ by 2028. Abide and Bear Fruit was sponsored by Vision 5:9, a network of 180 mission organizations from across the globe–all committed to reaching the Muslim world with the Good News. 900 mission leaders gathered at this historic conference.
Now he is encouraging other believers to join him, Frontiers, and Vision 5:9 in praying continuously that 10 percent or more of all Muslims will put their faith in Jesus by 2028.
“This is an amazing day to be alive for the followers of Jesus,” says LaHaie. “We get to be part of bringing in this massive harvest. Please step into this movement with me on the last Thursday of each month by fasting and praying for 10% or more of our Muslim friends to be swept into God’s family over the next 10 years.”
Birthed out of one of the busiest times of her life, JACKIE HILL PERRY released her sophomore album Crescendo (Humble Beast, Fair Trade Services) on May 11. The rapper, writer, preacher and poet presents a 14-piece collection of musical art that serves to reveal a journey that she has taken personally, spiritually and artistically. Amidst the rich tapestry of sounds, beats and words, the constant thread running through the growth-aligning Crescendo centers on Perry’s sense of brokenness entrusted to God’s care.
“A crescendo should be lowered at some point to grow,” explains Perry. “It needs to include a place of lament. The truth of the Christian walk is weakness: It’s riddled with suffering. I wanted an album that would carry the idea that how, when you grow in faith in Christ, your life gets louder. I wanted to make that connection: Our lives should be a constant crescendo. We should be growing in love for God and our neighbour. This is really a story about what it’s like to grow.”
Christian singer AVERY BLANK has just released her debut single “Unbroken.” Growing up in a small town in Kansas surrounded by a strong faith community, Avery has been singing in church from a very young age. Her grandmother is an accomplished pianist and has instilled and encouraged an inherent love for music. She became more serious about pursuing a career as a CCM artist after attending several camps in Nashville, TN on a vocal track and following God’s lead as opportunities arose.
Blessed with a soulful, raspy voice, Avery has always felt called to utilize her gift to serve others. At only 17 years of age, Avery finds solace in her music and has written and recorded her first single titled Unbroken. The song speaks to everyone about life’s trials, having guilt and shame, God’s forgiveness and his plan of redemption. How we are all beautiful and unbroken in God’s eyes. Watch the lyric video here: https://youtu.be/W0WexWYs_p0
One of the most recognized groups on the Bill Gaither Homecoming Video Series THE ISAACS will be releasing Favourites: Revisited By Request on June 1 via Gaither Music. The intricate, family harmonies of The Isaacs are a benchmark phenomenon throughout the gospel, country and bluegrass communities. This all-new recording showcases those GRAMMY®-nominated blends as Sonya, Becky, Ben and Lily have re-recorded some of the classic, best-loved songs of their award-winning careers. Featuring “It Is Well (Elisha’s Song),” “He Ain’t Never Done Me Nothing” and more, this recording honours their rich history performed with the unmistakable talent of the group today.