Third Day inspires audiences to action - Word&Way

Third Day inspires audiences to action

ATLANTA, Ga.—For the Christian rock band Third Day, Move is more than just the title of their latest CD. It’s a call to action—to be the hands and feet of Christ, extend kindness and make a difference.

“I would love for believers to listen to these songs and be inspired to do greater things for the kingdom,” lead singer Mac Powell said.

“As people are listening to these songs, I hope it reminds believers to reflect Christ through their words and actions. We definitely want our songs to uplift people, but we also wanted to make believers ponder, reflect and pray. 

“So we addressed topics that non-Christians probably ask themselves a lot. We tackled subjects like: ‘What do non-Christians see when they look inside church walls? Are we effectively living out the gospel and ministering outside the church walls?’ 

“It’s our desire that the songs on this album will encourage people to be who God’s called them to be—while sharing his love with those in need.”

While hitting the road on the nationwide “Make Your Move Tour” this spring, band members hope to inspire audiences with the message behind the music.

For more than a decade, the band has reached audiences with songs filled with messages of God’s glory and redemption.

Along the way, they have garnered multiple honors, including an American Music Award, four Grammy Awards, 24 Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and 27 No. 1 radio hits. They have sold more than 7 million albums.

Third Day has been featured on The Tonight Show, 60 Minutes and Nightline, covered in USA Today and the New York Times and even graced the cover of Billboard Magazine

Despite the accolades, Third Day keeps the spotlight shining on Christ. 

Their concerts have benefited mission organizations and relief efforts, such as Habitat For Humanity, Blood:Water Mission and World Vision.

“Our purpose is to connect people to Christ,” Powell said. 

“One of our new songs, ‘Children of God,’ was inspired by 1 John 3, which focuses on God’s great love for his children. 

“That’s a message we really want to share with audiences—no matter who you are, where you are from or what you’ve done in life, you can still be called a child of God.

“We want to emphasize to audiences that all they have to do is accept the free gift of salvation, and God’s great love is waiting to welcome them with arms wide open.  

“As we look back on the history of Third Day and all the accomplishments that we’ve been blessed to earn and receive, the best thing is knowing that thousands of lives have been changed for the better and with the assurance of salvation.”