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Introducing: “Saints and Sinners”

Saints & Sinners is a collaborative musical effort from Crossway Music. We are excited to share their most recent EP release, Vol 1. You can find it right here on our site or wherever you listen to music. 


Saints & Sinners consists of musicians, songwriters, and worship leaders from our church planting network. Each year the pastors and ministry teams from our churches across the US and around the world gather for a summer conference that we call our Leadership “Huddle.” This time is meant to strengthen and encourage those who give themselves away for ministry throughout the year. The songs on this EP were written specifically for this time of renewal and seeking the Lord together.

Please check out these new songs and be encouraged by what God is doing in our Network.  We are grateful to be a part of a Network that values songs written by the church, for the church, and for God’s glory!

Crossway Music Resources

The mission of Crossway Network is to plant and support healthy, reproducing churches and regional networks of churches throughout the world for the glory of God. Crossway Music is an extension of the Network and aims to cultivate the mission by resourcing and cultivating the worship of God in our various churches and across the globe!

To that end, as our leaders and artists write songs, we’re committed to creating the resources that will help churches use the worship music in their gatherings as much as they desire.

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As our leaders and artists write songs, we’re committed to creating the resources that will help churches use the worship music in their gatherings as much as they desire.

What’s in a Name? The Story behind Saints and Sinners:

The idea of Saints & Sinners comes from a phrase initially coined by Martin Luther, “simul justus et peccator,” which means simultaneously justified and a sinner. Luther helpfully talked through this tension of being made righteous in Christ yet still struggling with our former ways, the flesh. 

Luther would clearly argue that as a Christian, our identity is made new through the finished work of Jesus and our adoption into God’s family. “The old is gone, and the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Yet, there is still a sense that we all sin and fall short of God’s glory. As one pastor put it, “while it is gloriously true that there is nowhere in your (Christian) life that the Spirit has not infiltrated, it is equally true that there is no part of any Christian in this life that is free of sin.” We are in a battle, and thankfully the Spirit is enabling and empowering us to turn from our sinful ways and to Christ each day. This tension is one that every believer from every generation will face while we are in this “already and not yet” existence as the church. 

Our hope as a collaborative musical group is to write songs and create resources that are anchored in God’s word that we pray the Lord might use to encourage the church to look to “Jesus, the the founder and perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2). 

Ryan Knight

Ryan serves as the Worship and Administration Pastor at Summit Christian Fellowship in Tacoma WA. He is husband to Lori, and dad to Hudson, Lincoln, and Brooklyn.


  1. Courtney M on March 25, 2023 at 10:44 am

    Thanks so much. This is great! Sharing with the church!

  2. Raúl Pérez on March 27, 2023 at 9:55 am

    Gloria a Dios! por tu mensaje y visión en este ministerio de la música, tan glorioso para edificar el cuerpo de Cristo (La iglesia).

  3. Aaron Santini on March 27, 2023 at 7:26 pm

    Let’s go!!!!!!!