Simplicity enables excellence.
At Elevation, we place a disproportionate value on cultivating a worship experience that boldly celebrates Jesus and attracts people far from God.
For The Honor is a landmark, live recording that captures the energy, excitement and commitment of a church rising up to change the world. This is the unique, no-holds-barred ministry of Elevation Worship, wherein Wade Joye, London Gatch, Mack Brock and Chris Brown serve and lead worship on a weekly basis. After having been on their own separate journeys, each sensed a specific call to unite as a team and join what God was doing at Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC.
In the same spirit as Hillsong, Passion and Jesus Culture—modern worship grown from a single seed then catapulted on to a national stage—Elevation Worship is organic to its environment and yet unique to the digital age in which it was born. It is a passionately dedicated team of gifted songwriters, musicians and students of worship boldly leading, as a single worship team, before six separate congregations across the Charlotte Metro area. The worship gathering is simultaneously broadcast via cutting edge technology allowing the church’s more than 10,000 worshippers to feel closely connected as one church praising with one voice.
Under the direction of Pastor Steven Furtick, himself a worship leader and songwriter, this Charlotte, NC-based church—one of the fastest growing churches in the U.S.—is the catalyst for a city-wide outreach of epic proportions: in just five short years, Elevation has expanded to six campuses, with more than 10,000 people attending weekly. More than 16,000 people have given their lives to Christ and 2,000 were recently baptized over two weekends. “As a church, we want to be known for audacious faith—believing God for the impossible—for being a generation of honor; and for generosity, being openhanded with the blessings God has given us,” says Wade Joye, worship pastor at Elevation. “That is the heartbeat of our church and the values you’ll hear through all of the songs on this record.”
Written and produced by Elevation Worship (in partnership with Essential Worship/Provident Label Group) For The Honor features 14 original songs that reflect its collective life experience. The songs were written in conjunction with Pastor Steven’s sermon series over the past five years, and inspired by the church’s incredible journey. The result is a rich collection shaped by community, in the context of one powerful move of God.