Internationally known for worship anthems like "Death Was Arrested," "Abundantly More" and "Love Come Down," the worship band from North Point Ministries is changing its name from North Point InsideOut to North Point Worship. Originally formed out of North Point Community Church's high school ministry, InsideOut, the band now serves over 42,000 people that attend the multi-campus, metro Atlanta area church every week. As a part of North Point Ministries, North Point Worship is also connected to a global network of more than 90 partner churches and seeks to create songs that inspire people to follow Jesus.
With all new songs organically sown in the local church, and written, recorded and led by the North Point Worship team of songwriters and musicians, the band plans to release as many as 12 new songs internationally from North Point Music® and Centricity Music in 2020. The first two of these songs, "Just Getting Started (feat: Lauren Anderson)" and "Nothing Else Matters (feat. Heath Balltzglier and Desi Raines)," will release Feb. 21.
"While the band started out of the church's student ministry, North Point's worship team and the reach of its music has grown significantly over the years, extending not only to students, but also to a diverse, multicultural group of worshippers well-beyond our network of local churches," says Kevin Ragsdale, Director of North Point Music at North Point Ministries. "The new name, North Point Worship, like the music ministry and its resources, is meant to embrace the wider Christian community of believers."
As part of its mandate to resource the Church with music and lyrics meant for both congregational and personal worship, North Point Worship records its songs in both English and Spanish. The team also began touring for the first time in 2019, leading its worship favorites, headlining its own events and joining artists like Jordan Feliz and Hannah Kerr on tour nationally.
About North Point Worship:
North Point Worship's first recording, No One Higher, released in 2012 and hit the Top 20 on Billboard's Christian Albums chart. The album was followed by 2015's Hear that soared to No. 2 on the chart while further hitting the Billboard Top 200 for the first time. Signing with Centricity Music in 2017, North Point Worship released the EP Nothing Ordinary, which featured its song "Death Was Arrested" that is being heard across the globe and has been re-recorded by artists like Aaron Shust and Laura Story. Five more EPs have released to critical acclaim, including Nothing Ordinary, Pt. 1 (Live)and Pt. 2 (Live), the Christmas offering Ring The Bells (2018), North Point InsideOut (2018) and Abundantly More (2019).
About North Point Music:
In 2010, North Point Ministries launched North Point Music as a way to share the songs and talents of its unique collection of gifted worship leaders, musicians and songwriters. The Alpharetta, GA-based record label and music publishing company offers music publishing services, including but not limited to licensing, royalty collection, copyrights, and translations. Their publishing services are administered through Music Services, Inc. and Capitol CMG Publishing.
About North Point Ministries:
North Point Ministries, Inc., was founded in 1995 with the vision of creating churches that unchurched people love to attend. Led by best-selling author, communicator and pastor Andy Stanley, the ministry has grown from one church to seven in metro Atlanta and has developed a global network of more than 90 partner churches. Each week, an average of 42,000 people attend services at NPM churches. Each month, sermons and leadership messages are accessed over one million times via North Point websites. The ministry's broadcast television show, Your Move, airing on NBC after Saturday Night Live, CBS after The Late Late Show with James Corden (Fridays), Daystar and UP networks, reaches well over one million viewers every week in 39 markets.
About Centricity Music:
Centricity is an independent Christian music company based in Franklin, Tenn. Founded in 2005 with a commitment to artist development and stylistic diversity, its artist roster includes Aaron Shust, Andrew Peterson, Caitie Hurst, Carrollton, For All Seasons, Jason Gray, Jonny Diaz, Jordan Feliz, Lauren Daigle, Neon Feather, North Point Worship, Peabod and Unspoken. Providing label and publishing services, Centricity is a family-owned organization, and they like it that way. The committed work of its staff and artists has yielded successes such as Grammy nominations, Billboard Awards, Dove Awards, K-Love Fan Awards, a Gold Album and Gold Singles. For more information on Centricity Music, visit www.centricitymusic.com.