Emmanuel LIVE is a dynamic, passionate and spirit-led worship band, a part of the worship ministry of Emmanuel Christian Center in Minneapolis. Emmanuel is a growing, diverse, multi-campus church that is passionate about seeing people away from God grow in faith and live a life of purpose.
Emmanuel LIVE first began in 2013 upon the debut of Emmanuel’s first LIVE worship recording, “Strong to Save”, releasing at #2 on iTunes Christian and Gospel charts. In October 2014, their sophomore album, Shine Brighter, immediately made waves again, debuting at #2 on iTunes; packed full of many more anthems for the Church.
To date, these songs have reached some of the farthest corners of the globe, being streamed online over half a million times and downloaded in over 20 different nations of the world including Switzerland, Great Britain, Germany, Australia & Belgium.
The latest record, What We Hope For, released in July of 2016, gaining attention again on iTunes charts but also earned a positive nod from Worship Leader Magazine, giving it four stars saying that “this live recording offers the church a trove of possibilities for their musical prayers. Well-crafted production and powerful songs, it’s ready for congregational adaptation of all kinds.”
“We are excited to see how God is using the music to reach people, though it’s not at all about whether or not it is successful in the eyes of the world.” Says Mark Alan Schoolmeesters, worship leader for Emmanuel LIVE. “We never set out to make an album. We are burdened to write songs for our church, out of the journey of faith we are walking and have a strong desire to be a resource to THE local church and these recordings have been a vehicle to do just that.”
Emmanuel LIVE serves weekly leading people in worship both at Emmanuel, Minneapolis colleges, camps and youth conventions. For more information about the band, visit EmmanuelLIVE.com or search Emmanuel LIVE on iTunes, Amazon, or Spotify.