Each year, the Passion Conference helmed by author and pastor Louie Giglio attracts 40,000 students from over 1,600 universities and colleges for a 3-day worship. Just in time for the conference is the release of Passion's Worship team new worship album Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising, which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Albums chart and reached the Top 5 overall after its January 1 digital release.
Physical copies of the album will be available January 29. Featuring Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill, Melodie Malone, Brett Younker and Jimi Cravity, the worship anthems were introduced to more than 40,000 18-25 year olds at Passion 2016 conferences held in Houston and Atlanta arenas this past weekend.
The conference brings together young adults from all 50 states, 51 countries and more than 1,600 universities gathered across three locations in Atlanta (Infinite Energy Arena and Philips Arena) and Houston (Toyota Center) January 2-4. Special musical guests included Rend Collective, Hillsong UNITED and surprise performers KB, Trip Lee and Tedashii, while students heard from renowned speakers Louie Giglio, John Piper, Christine Caine, Ravi Zacharias and Levi Lusko. The conferences took place simultaneously as bands traveled between locations, and each venue experienced live and simulcast teaching from speakers.
Along with continued support for the END IT Movement to end modern-day slavery, students also donated money for the construction of a hospital to serve at-risk mothers and children in war-torn Syria. Throughout the weekend, students proclaimed the name of God, joining together to sing anthems of worship from Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising. Passion 2017 will take place at Atlanta's Georgia Dome, with more than 40,000 college students expected to attend.
Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising follows in the footsteps of several Passion albums, many of which have debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Albums Chart. Listeners have become accustomed to hearing live Passion albums recorded at the annual conferences, but for the first time ever, Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising was recorded in a studio prior to Passion, bringing a new element to the latest release.
Salvation's Tide Is Rising
1. Salvation's Tide (feat. Kristian Stanfill)
2. My Victory (feat. Crowder)
3. Remember (feat. Brett Younker & Melodie Malone)
4. God and God Alone (feat. Chris Tomlin)
5. Simple Pursuit (feat. Melodie Malone)
6. I Turn to Christ (feat. Matt Redman)
7. Your Grace Amazes Me (feat. Christy Nockels)
8. All We Sinners (feat. Crowder)
9. Surrender (feat. Jimi Cravity)
10. Good Good Father (feat. Kristian Stanfill)