The Passion Band: For the University Moment.

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With sounds recorded at live arena-scale venues, Passion Band's flexible line up of the best Christian musicians, song writers and worship leaders works to inspire the spiritual awakening of 16 million university and college students around the world.


Formed in 1997 in response to Louie Giglio’s passion for the ‘student moment’ the band’s line-up includes some of the most influential Christian artists and musicians of the present day. From its HQ at Passion Church, Atlanta, the Passion Band and its memebers write, record and perform the Christian message for those critical college and university years when lives are changed and changing.


"Our heart’s desire is to glorify your name." - Isaiah 26: 8


Passion for the university moment

Louie Giglio’s dynamic Christian movement with its vibrant, influential music began in 1997 at Austin Texas. With fellow visionary, Jeff Lewis, Louie Gigilo's direct and creative ministry used live modern music and musicians to support conference scale worship events shared with thousands of college and university students. Ever growing numbers responded to the movement's call to the university moment. The huge gatherings travelled to Fort Worth, and then Memphis before putting down roots in Altanta, Georgia, going international in 2008.


Reaching out with the 268 Declaration

The Atlanta based movement isn’t just about arena-scale worship events. It’s about reaching out to the student generation and empowering them to reach out to the world with the love and power of God. Central to the Passion Band’s role and purpose is their part in bringing to reality their home church’s Bible based 268 Declaration. Right at the start of The Passion Movement’s story, the 268 Declaration was founded and built and on five statements of intent:To know God above all things.

  • To want to know God above all things.
  • To insire a love for local expressions of church.
  • To build and work for unity among all believers.
  • To celebrate Christ in the place where you live.
  • To radiate the gospel fo Christ to the world.

Originally named Choice Ministries, The 268 declaration is based in Isaiah 26:8 and aims to build and inspire a 268-based generation committed to: “…show our trust in you by obeying your laws; our heart’s desire is to glorify your name.” (NLT)


sixstepsrecords - The Passion Band label

The Passion Band's record label, sixstepsrecords (yes, it’s all one word and all lowercase) gets its name from actions recorded in 2 Samuel 6:13. With David and the Israelites reained possession of the Ark of The Covenant – the physical representation of God’s presence and glory, they had to relearn its power and how to carry, honour and use it as God intended. Home to established Christian artists including Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, David Crowder*Band, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill and Charlie Hall, sixsteps also nurtures new and emerging musical talent. The spiral of diminishing dots that make up the sixsteps logo represents the journey from human smallness to God’s greatness.


Passion Band recordings and songbooks

Building on its bedrock of dedicated and world renowned musicains with there own, individual song writing and performing careers, Passion Band lines up the best in worship music and leadership. Live recordings and now ‘best of’ compilations of Passion Band worship and performance complement the solo albums of the band's With songbooks and sheet music for just about all the live recording CDs, the influence and inspiration of the bands music transfers readily to enrich local church worship.


Live atmosphere and emotion music CDs

Live from the 268 Generation (1998)
The debut Passion Band Album recorded in Austin, Texas.
1. Send Your Rain
2. Every Move I Make
3. Knocking on the Door of Heaven
4. I Will Exalt Your Name
5. The Vision
6. Your Name Is Above All Names
7. We Fall Down
8. His Renown
9. You Alone
10. I Could Sing of Your Love Forever
11. To Every Nation
12. Sweet Mercies
13. Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble?

Better is OneDay (1999)
With worshipper leaders Charlie Hall, Chris Tomlin and Jami Smith.
1. Freedom Song
2. I've Found Jesus
3. You're Worthy Of My Praise
4. You Are My King
5. To Speak Your Name
6. Knowing You/Be Glorified
7. Glorify Your Name
8. Let Everything That Has Breath
9. Better Is One Day
10. Agnus Dei
11. The Heart Of Worship

The Road to OneDay (1999)
Prequel CD to ‘Better is OneDay’
1. Salvation- Charlie Hall
2. Shout To The North- Charlie Hall
3. The Noise We Make- Chris Tomlin
4. Break Our Hearts- Shelley Nirider
5. Make A Joyful Noise/ I Will Not Be Silent- David Crowder*Band
6. Kindness- Chris Tomlin
7. Holy Visitation- Charlie Hall
8. We Are Hungry- Steve Fee
9. Prelude
10. Holy Roar- Christy Nockels
11. Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble?- Matt Redman
12. Jesus, Lover Of My Sould- Shelley Nirider

OneDay Live (1999)
Also CD/DVD combo
1. ''This Field-Prayer''
2. The Noise We Make
3. Shout To The North
4. Let My Words Be Few
5. Better Is One Day
6. Grace Flows Down
7. You Are My King
8. ''Louie's Prayer for the 268 Generation''
9. We Fall Down
10. One Pure And Holy Passion
11. Kindness/Give Us Clean Hands
12. Salvation
13. Breathe
14. America

Passion: How Great is Our God: 2005
1. No One Like You - David Crowder
2. All Over The World - Matt Redman
3. Indescribable - Chris Tomlin
4. How Great Is Our God - Chris Tomlin
5. Here Is Our King - David Crowder*Band
6. Majesty - Charlie Hall
7. The Glory Of Your Name- Christy Nockels
8. Whole World In His Hand - Matt Redman
9. Mission's Flame - Matt Redman
10. Marvelous Light - Charlie Hall
11. Nothing But The Blood - Charlie Hall
12. Your Grace Is Enough - Chris Tomlin
13. It Is Well - Shane & Shane

Passion: Everything Glorious (2006)
1. Awesome Is The Lord Most High- Chris Tomlin
2. Glorious- Chris Tomlin [with Christy Nockels]
3. Party- Chris Tomlin
4. Jesus Paid It All- Kristian Stanfill
5. All We Need- Charlie Hall
6. Center- Charlie Hall
7. We Are Yours- Charlie Hall
8. You Never Let Go- Matt Redman
9. I Stand Amazed [How Marvelous]- Chris Tomlin
10. Everything Glorious- David Crowder*Band
11. You Are My Joy- David Crowder*Band
12. We Win- David Crowder*Band
13. Our God Reigns- Chris Tomlin, Charlie Hall, David Crowder and Matt Redman

Passion: God of This City (2007)
1. Let God Arise - Chris Tomlin
2. You Are God - Charlie Hall
3. God Of This City - Chris Tomlin
4. O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing - 5. David Crowder*Band
6. Hosanna - Christy Nockels
7. Sing Sing Sing - Chris Tomlin
8. Beautiful Jesus - Kristian Stanfill
9. Walk This World - Charlie Hall
10. We Shine - Steve Fee
11. God Of Our Yesterdays - Matt Redman
12. Glory Of It All - David Crowder*Band
13. Shine - Matt Redman
14. Dancing Generation - Matt Redman
15. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) - Chris Tomlin

Passion: Our Love is Loud (2002)
Also DVD and songbook
1. Here I Am To Worship - Chris Tomlin
2. Enough - Chris Tomlin
3. Famous One - Chris Tomlin
4. Prepare The Way - Charlie Hall
5. Sweep Me Away - Charlie Hall
6. Madly - Charlie Hall
7. Psalm 126 - Charlie Hall
8. Wonderful King - David Crowder*Band
9. Our Love Is Loud - David Crowder*Band
10. Come Thou Fount - David Crowder*Band
11. God of Wonders - Chris Tomlin
12. My Glorious - Chris Tomlin
13. Dance In The River - Chris Tomlin

Sacred Revolution (2003)
from OneDay 2003 also DVD and songbook
1. O Praise Him (All This For A King) - David Crowder*Band
2. O Come Let Us Adore Him - Matt Redman
3. Holy Is The Lord - Chris Tomlin
4. Come Let Us Return To The Lord - Matt Redman
5. All The Earth - Charlie Hall
6. Sing To The King - Candi Pearson Shelton
7. Blessed Be Your Name - Matt Redman
8. Kness To The Earth - Christy Nockels
9. Sending - Charlie Hall
10. Take My Life - Chris Tomlin
11. Stars - David Crowder*Band
12. Revolution Cry - Steve Fee
13. Not To Us - Chris Tomlin

Passion Band Live World Tour (2009)

Passion: Awakening (2010)
1. Awakening - Chris Tomlin
2. Say, Say - Kristian Stanfill
3. Our God - Chris Tomlin
4. How He Loves - David Crowder*Band
5. Healing Is In Your Hands - Christy Nockels
6. King of Heaven (Isaiah 61) - Charlie Hall
7. You Alone Can Rescue - Matt Redman
8. Where the Spirit of the Lord Is - Chris Tomlin & Christy Nockels
9. Rise and Sing - FEE
10. Like a Lion - David Crowder*Band
11. Chosen Generation - Chris Tomlin
12. With Everything - Hillsong UNITED

Passion: Here For You (2011)
1. Here For You - Chris Tomlin
2. Symphony - Chris Tomlin
3. Waiting Here For You - Christy Nockels
4. All My Fountains - Chris Tomlin
5. Shadows - David Crowder*Band (Feat. Lecrae)
6. Lord, I Need You - Chris Tomlin
7. Set Free - Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman
8. Forever Reign - Kristian Stanfill
9. Sometimes - David Crowder*Band
10. Always - Kristian Stanfill
11. Carry Your Name - Christy Nockels
12. Spirit Fall - Chris Tomlin

Passion: White Flag (2012)
1. Not Ashamed
2. White Flag
3. Jesus Son Of God
4. How I Love You Jesus
5. All This Glory
6. Lay Me Down
7. You Revive Me
8. One Thing Remains
9. Yahweh
10. Sing Along
11. The Only One
12. Mystery
13. 10,000 Reasons
14. No Turning Back

The Best of Passion (so far)
30 songs from 10 years - also songbook
1. Come And Listen – David Crowder*Band
2. You Alone – Sam Perry
3. His Renown – Christy Nockels
4. You’re Worthy Of My Praise – Charlie Hall
5. You Are My King (Amazing Love) – Christy Nockels
6. Better Is One Day – Charlie Hall
7. Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble?– Matt Redman
8. Salvation – Charlie Hall
9. Grace Flows Down – Christy Nockels
10. We Fall Down – Chris Tomlin
11. Our Love Is Loud – David Crowder*Band
12. Enough – Chris Tomlin
13. Famous One – Chris Tomlin
14. Blessed Be The Name – Matt Redman
15. How Great Thou Art – Charlie Hall
1. Holy Is The Lord – Chris Tomlin
2. O Praise Him (All This For A King) – David Crowder*Band
3. Sing To The King – Candi Pearson Shelton
4. Take My Life (And Let It Be) – Chris Tomlin
5. No One Like You – David Crowder*Band
6. Marvelous Light – Charlie Hall
7. How Great Is Our God – Chris Tomlin
8. Here Is Our King – David Crowder*Band
9. Indescribable – Chris Tomlin
10. All Over The World – Matt Redman
11. You Never Let Go – Matt Redman
12. Jesus Paid It All – Kristian Stanfill
13. You Are My Joy – David Crowder*Band
14. Glorious – Chris Tomlin
15. Jesus Lover Of My Soul – Shelley Nirider

Hymns Ancient & Modern
Passion's vibrant collection of hymns-made-new
1. O Worship The King - Chris Tomlin
2. Doxology - David Crowder*Band
3. Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee - Charlie Hall
4. Praise To The Lord, The Almighty - Christy Nockels
5. How Great Thou Art - Charlie Hall
6. Raise Up The Crown (All Hail The Power Of Jesus' Name) - Chris Tomlin
7. All Creatures Of Our God And King - David Crowder*Band
8. The Solid Rock (On Christ The Solid Rock) - Charlie Hall
9. Phos Hilaron (Hail Gladdening Light) - Passion Worship Band
10. Joyous Light - Chris Tomlin
11. Here Is Love - Matt Redman
12. Fairest Lord Jesus - Christy Nockels
13. Take My Life (And Let It Be) - Chris Tomlin

Quick Guide to The Passion Band

What is it?

  • Passion's influential and inspirational musicians, songwriters and worship leaders.
  • Includes Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, David Crowder*Band, Christy Nockels and more.
  • Live music, words and ministry for the life changing years of the university generation.

What will it give me?

  • An essential collection of the most influential worship songs and music of the last 10 years.
  • Live atmsophere arena-scale worship under the leadership of the Passion Movement's best.
  • Music CDs, DVDs, books and sheet music to bring Passion to your church and worship band.
24th April

April 24th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

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