Life.Church Worship is a ministry of Life.Church, a multi-site church meeting at 33 physical locations in 10 states and globally at Church Online. An extension of the church’s mission to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ, Life.Church Worship is passionate about creating Christian music that encourages listeners to pursue a relationship with Jesus. Check out our interview with Life.Church Worship below:
Worship, Modern Worship, Top 40
Based in Oklahoma City area
CCM: If you had only five words to describe your new album, it would be…?
Honest, Vulnerable, Hopeful, Celebratory, Unpredictable
CCM: Do you have a favorite song from the new album? Why?
LCW: One of our favorites is definitely “Where the Spirit of the Lord Is” because of how we’ve seen God move through the song. One of the lines in the first verse says, “there is power in this room.” The first time we played it for our staff, we could tangibly feel God’s presence and power fill the room. And it’s that way every time we play it at one of our locations. We thought the song was good, but we had no idea it would move our church the way it has. It’s heightened our awareness of how God is moving in us and in our communities.
CCM: How did you arrive at the name of your new album?
LCW: With this God So Good, we really wanted to emphasize the goodness of God, so the title track “God So Good” made perfect sense to us. The bridge says, “I’m not a slave to sin, so I’m singing you are good. Buried with Christ to rise in your freedom, you are good. When you make a promise, Jesus you keep it. You are good. So, I’ll praise your name as long as I’m breathing. You are good!” When we sing those lyrics, the roof comes off the place! Even though we’re a bunch of imperfect people, singing about the promises of God gives us an air of God confidence. We hope our listeners feel that too.
CCM: What can listeners expect in terms of the sound, style and lyrics?
LCW: Life.Church Worship songs reflect the modern sound you’d hear on the weekend at any one of our 33 locations in the U.S. or at Life.Church Online. Each song is an authentic expression of how God is moving in the lives of the people in our church. Whether we’re celebrating victory or acknowledging the brokenness in our lives, each song offers a message of hope.
CCM: Who are your biggest musical influences?
LCW: We’re constantly inspired by other groups that have grown out of the local church—Bethel, Elevation, and Hillsong. It’s amazing to see such powerful songs coming from so many different houses of God. I’d also say our sound has a modern feel that’s influenced by the top pop songs. Our music has a similar vibe to what you might hear on any Top 40 radio station, but with lyrics that tell about the hope we have in Jesus.
CCM: What was the songwriting process like on this record?
LCW: It was sometime in early 2018 that we really got intentional with writing songs for the album, and we kept writing right up until the last minute before the live recording in the spring of 2019. We probably went through 100 songs to get to the 11 we chose for the album. This album is years of dreaming come to reality. It just means a lot for us to tell the stories of our church.
CCM: Are there any underlying themes or threads that tie this project together?
LCW: Every song was written as a prayer with a specific person and their unique circumstances in mind. We wanted to put words of hope on people’s lips and remind them that God is faithful and good. We believe these songs won’t just speak to the people of our church, but to the global church as a whole. As worship pastors, we feel honored and humbled to deliver this message of hope to God’s people.
CCM: What message do you hope listeners will take away from your music, regardless of what they believe?
LCW: These songs show both the infinite and intimate character of God. He’s the Creator of the universe, but at the same time, He touched the dirt when He made man. He is close to us, and through every season, He is good. Through the ups and downs, in the unknown, and even in our brokenness, we can declare His goodness.