Integrity Music has just added Thrive Worship to the roster of musicians with a new album, A Thousand More being released next week. The eleven-song album contains original worship songs born from the vibrant ministry happening at Bayside Church in Sacramento, California.
“Our church began because our community saw two teenage copycat suicides and a faithful group of people began to pray for restoration of our community,” states the band on their website.
“What began in a high school auditorium and a calling from the Lord has grown into a movement that is pointing people to Jesus every single day. Our hearts desire is that in everything we do, people meet Jesus and his restorative power. There are greater days ahead for every single person!”
Thrive Worship has quickly grown into a sprawling eight-campus worship family with an evolving group of diverse singers and musicians who write “songs for the church that sing of a hope for the future and love for the Savior.”
“Every song on this album is telling a piece of a story from our church,” shares Corbin Phillips, one of the group’s founding leaders, along with Peter Burton and Charmaine Wells. “When you have a lot of people from different backgrounds, you get a lot of different influences in the music from Gospel to pop to congregational. It gives us a lot of space within the boundary lines to create outside of the typical church worship band.”
“We want to spread a message of hope,” Burton explains. “We want people to feel like they can come and be comfortable, no matter what state of life they’re in. Our hope is that these songs would be able to reach someone who’s really far from Christ or someone who’s been walking with Him for a long time.”
Along with their eight-campus weekly services, they also run the Thrive Worship School from their main location. Students from all over the world come to hone their talents and learn to lead in worship, with a goal to take them from talent to impact.
Additionally, their focus on leadership has organically spread into their own community, as many area worship pastors attend their Sunday night services.
“Our founding pastor has always been a pastor to pastors,” shares Wells. “Because of that, we really love to minister to fellow leaders and build them up. They come here on Sunday nights to fill up their own well so they can go back out to their churches and minister to their people.”
The Sunday night service has been such an integral part in developing new songs for the church. In fact with these songs impacting not only the Sunday night service but their entire congregation, many ended up on A Thousand More.
Adrian Thompson, VP of Song & Artist Development, Integrity Music, shares, “We are so excited to have Thrive Worship as part of our family at Integrity Music. Having spent time and getting to know the team, being part of the congregation when they have led worship, and seeing their passion engaging people in worship with songs that reflect their journey with a sound that reflects their culture, I am grateful that we get to present Thrive Worship and their songs on a global scale.”
A Thousand More will be released on May 3, 2019.
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