HOUSEFIRES, a group of musicians from Atlanta, GA who pursue authentic worship of God, have just released their fourth full-length live album, We Say Yes. The new album perpetuates the organic root and sound of the unique Grace Midtown church worship community that consists of almost 50 house churches-small gatherings of regular people who meet in individual homes-in and around metropolitan Atlanta.
Grace Midtown formed as a couple hundred people came together in the heart of downtown Atlanta in 2009 to establish a next generation-kind of church that hearkened back to something ancient, New Testament even. HOUSEFIRES organically formed out of this movement in 2014 and is perhaps best-known for their song from HOUSEFIRES II, "Good, Good Father," a modern classic anthem popularized byChris Tomlin that has spread like wildfire worldwide.
"We felt like God wanted a fresh expression of church," Grace Midtown pastor Matt Reynolds says of the journey. "Something that required faith and risk in partnership with God... Something so simple you could tell that God was in it or not-no lights, smoke or lasers to hide what wasn't there."
"People are skeptical of the organized church," continues Reynolds, "but people really want to connect with God, a community, and to be part of something Spirit-led."
Theologically astute, lyrically refined, intimate and joyful We Say Yes reflects the near-intangible warmth of live worship unencumbered by any agenda other than to create space for the Spirit of God to move.
"The Way (New Horizon)" featuring Pat Barrett is the first single released out of the record. The song was written by Pat Barrett, Ben Smith and Daniel Bashta.
1. The Way (New Horizon)
2. Give Thanks to God
3. We Say Yes
4. We Say Yes (Reprise)
6. Jesus What a Savior
7. Jesus What a Savior (Reprise)
8. You Are My Peace
9. You Are My Peace (Reprise)
11. In You I Live
12. Open Space