This song was a product of a small songwriters small group that we had at Evangel. The assignment given to the songwriting group was to write a song that taught or declared something about God’s love (how’s that for a vague topic?). I wrote this song and brought it to the next songwriters meeting honestly, so that I could say that I finished the assignment. I wasn’t overly confident with the song, but I played it for my fellow songwriters anyways. At the end of the song, I braced myself for a round of “It’s nice, I guess,” type of comments. To my surprise, the song hit a nerve with everyone and we moved it forward to production.
Nicole is a gifted singer, professional photographer, homeschooling mother of four girls, and co-founder of a ministry to women called Real Faith Live. She’s passionate about helping people understand their worth in Christ and empowering them to believe in their gifts and talents. “As one candle lights the next,” she says “[we’ll] create a generation that is unashamed of the Gospel and will spend their days proclaiming the truth about Christ.”
As a songwriter and a worship leader, I am always asking myself if the songs we write and sing are teaching our people sound theology. Beyond what sounds cool, or might be popular at the moment, are the people being taught and discipled in what is right and true?
As a pastor’s kid, Josh was raised being highly involved in church. While in high school, members of his church saw his passion for worship and talent for music. They started encouraging and supporting him in pursuing worship leading. After studying music in college, he moved back to Bismarck and was the first student in our worship leadership program.