So that people far from God will be raised to life in Christ. That was the vision of Elevation Church when it began in 2006 with a group of eight families led by Pastor Steven Furtick. Over the past seven years, that vision has remained the same as our church has grown to seven locations in the Charlotte, NC area, with multiple extension sites around the U.S. and Canada.
From the beginning, Pastor Steven had a vision for Elevation Worship to write and record songs that reflect the church’s journey, experiences, and needs. The fifth album from Elevation Worship, Nothing Is Wasted, features all original songs including the title track, “Greater,” “In Your Presence,” “Be Lifted High,” and “Open Up Our Eyes.”
The songs from Nothing Is Wasted were birthed out of Greater, the most recent book written by Pastor Steven. Greater is based on the life of Elisha, one of the greatest prophets in all of Scripture. Elisha’s story, and the message of the book, is a call to follow Jesus as we lay our lives down to make Him greater. And that is the theme of this album, as each chapter of the book has a corresponding song inspired by that chapter. While this project stands alone as a worship album, there is an even deeper experience readers of the book will have while listening to these 12 songs.
Nothing Is Wasted is also a double album with two iterations of the same songs – The Experience, which was recorded at a night of worship with the people of our church, and The Sessions, a studio version of the same songs where we took the arrangements to a different place creatively.
“We have seen God do the impossible in our church time and time again, and we consider it such an honor to give voice through these songs to the great things He has done,” says Worship Pastor Wade Joye. “Our prayer is that all who hear this project will be inspired to believe that the Lord can do the same in their own lives and churches.”