I can't wait to get in the studio with some incredible musicians and get this album started.
The Music and Purpose
I’ve waited a long time for the opportunity to record a new worship album. Three years to be exact. And for the last few months I’ve been writing with some wonderful songwriters with hopes of capturing melodies and lyrics that connect hearts to worship. As I continue to travel around the country presenting Worship Weekends, I’m constantly reminded how powerful music can be. My prayer is that this album will draw hearts to come closer to an everlasting, powerful and mighty Savior.
The Plan and You
Our plan is to basically live in the studio until we finish this album. But I need your help—it’s that simple. You can now join this effort by pledging from $5 to as much as you’d like. And no matter how large or little you pledge, you are becoming a very important part of this recording and ministry. As a Kickstarter backer you'll not only get the CD first but you'll also have your pick of unique rewards as you'll read below - plus it's knowing that you helped make this all happen.
If for some reason we don’t meet the goal amount then you won’t be charged.
As a way to say thanks to every backer, there are lots of rewards, with some being unique to this Kickstarter. You’ll find limited edition prints, a brand new t-shirt, sushi, the opportunity to record your own album in a Nashville recording studio and much more. Hopefully someone will be sitting on our front porch too. :) I hope you’ll find a way to join me in this journey. I’d really appreciate you sharing this opportunity with your friends.
Check out the “I Need a Bigger Mailbox” package. It’s got the most bang for your buck.
Thanks for taking time to consider helping make this dream happen. Regi
New to Kickstarter?
HERE'S HOW THE PROCESS WORKS! Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Every month, tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars to help support creative projects in dozens of categories. A person who supports a project is called a "backer." The process of giving money to fund my album is called a "pledge." In return for your pledge, I am able to offer "rewards," depending on the amount you pledge. For example, if you pledge $5 to help back the album - you will receive a digital download of 5 songs from my new recording. And, you'll get it before it's made public! Pledge levels vary from just $5 to as much as you’d like to give. As you’ll see, each level opens up a new, creative reward. (For a full list, check out the right side of the page - or scroll down the page a bit more).
HOW TO PLEDGE AND BECOME A BACKER! You can become a backer in just three easy steps:
Step 1: Read through the pledge levels and rewards that are offered in the right sidebar of this page.
Step 2: Click the large, green "BACK THIS PROJECT" button to the right of the video at the top of this page. Or click on the amount you'd like to pledge.
Step 3: Enter your pledge amount - and complete the steps. This process takes just a few seconds! That's it! You are playing an important part in making this dream come true. And, you’ll get some pretty cool rewards too!
Thanks so much.
Special note: Your pledges aren't actually processed by Kickstarter unless this campaign is 100% successful reaching the goal. With your help we will.
*For those of you interested in the Worship Weekend pledge
"Regi came on our campus and immediately began to connect with our team. His leadership and teaching was spot on, and helped to take our volunteer leaders to new places in their ministry. People are still talking about the Worship Weekend we had with him. The closing night was not a concert, but a powerful time of worship. We will definitely have him back again!"
Jeff Askew, Worship Pastor
Liberty Baptist, Hampton, VA
A Worship Weekend usually begins on Friday with an evening meal, interactive devotion, discussion, singing and prayer. This is an important time of communicating with one another about the importance of living a life of worship.
Saturday starts by discussing what we bring to the stage each week, not just technically but spiritually. We spend a few hours together rehearsing some new songs and ones we know in preparation for Sunday worship. Some say this is their favorite time of the weekend. We always close with a time of prayer.
Sunday is different in each church but usually the morning services will include Regi leading or co-leading worship with you and your entire team. If you choose we could close the weekend with a Night of Praise with your congregation.
Here's a clip from a recent Worship Weekend Night of Praise with Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton, VA.
*For those of you interested in the Church Resource Level
Discover Worship has spent the last decade as the industry leader in Christian worship resource innovation. Born from a heart to assist the local choir director, and with thousands of songs created by hundreds of the world's most talented writers and arrangers, Discover Worship provides an invaluable tool to churches of any size, talent level and worship style.
With Discover Worship you have access to everything you need for your worship service from wherever you are. All you need is a computer, your e-mail address and a password. Need an anthem for Christmas? A worship chorus for your Easter service? A Children’s Choir or Instrumental piece? We’ve got them; plenty of them. In fact, we have thousands of songs in our catalog with more being added each week.
As a subscriber you’ll experience first class customer care along with the freedom to download your choice of songs each month, and make as many copies as you want. It’s never been easier!
No Kickstarter doesn't let you change the reward info after someone has pledged toward a reward level. So, some of the larger amounts will read + packages 1-7 for instance. Now that we've included the listening party that puts that reward in as being included which is not the case.
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Digital download of 5 songs from the album delivered before the regular release date and a huge thank you.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $15 or moreYou selected
48 backers Limited (152 left of 200)
One copy of the new CD mailed to you (autographed of course) + #1.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $30 or moreYou selected
22 backers Limited (28 left of 50)
2 copies of the new CD (both autographed) + an exclusive digital EP of acoustic versions of 5 songs from the new album + Packages 1-2.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
15 backers Limited (135 left of 150)
REMASTERED CD Special reissue of my first Classical/Gospel album from when I was 13 (available for the first time in more than 30 years) + your name included in a special Thank You section of the CD booklet + Packages 1-3.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or moreYou selected
8 backers Limited (16 left of 24)
LISTENING PARTY EXTRAVAGANZA We are so excited to invite you to our Cabin on November 10th, 2012 for a listening party. We will be serving Kim's homemade Red Velvet Cake, Bread Pudding, and Coffee. Kim says we're building a bonfire and making Smores too. You don't want to miss this. Not available in other reward levels. (The Pledge amount is for each person) + Packages 1-4.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $111 or moreYou selected
10 backers Limited (190 left of 200)
I NEED A BIGGER MAILBOX PACKAGE Limited edition #sevenwordsoftruth T-Shirt made only for this Kickstarter campaign + All my earlier CDs (Holy Night, Everything, Holy Rain, Peaceful Moments, Early Favorites) + 1 copy of "Perspectives On Worship" (a collection of essays and devotions about worship) + Packages 1-4.Estimated delivery:
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4 backers Limited (46 left of 50)
LIMITED PRINT 1 of 5 limited edition prints featuring a lyric from one of my songs. Also, I’m calling to thank you whether you like it or not! + Packages 1-5.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $300 or moreYou selected
1 backer Limited (19 left of 20)
CHURCH RESOURCE PACKAGE Over the past 10 years my team and I have created a library of thousands of songs and scripts for church worship services. This pledge will get you (or your church) a 1-year membership to Discover Worship ($324 value) + 1-year membership to Drama Ministry ($119 value) + Packages 1-6.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
4 backers All gone!
SONGWRITING AND SUSHI Come to Nashville and write a song with me and one of my co-writers. Once we finish our song, we'll demo it on the spot. Afterwards, lunch is on me at one of my favorite restaurants. (Travel/hotel not included) + Packages 1-7.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
3 backers Limited (1 left of 4)
THE PERCH PACKAGE For those who have always wanted to visit Nashville, here’s your chance. You (+1) will start the day with my wife and me at The Perch for an incredible breakfast. We'll go from Music Row to Leiper’s Fork and chat about worship, ministry, music, or college football. I'd love to hear what you're passionate about. Lunch is on me at one of my favorite spots - your choices range from sushi to country cooking! (Travel/hotel not included) + Packages 1-7.Estimated delivery:
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4 backers Limited (4 left of 8)
SONGWRITING IN NASHVILLE I want you to come to Nashville and write a song with me and one of my co-writers. PLUS One song will be chosen from the songwriting reward levels and will be recorded and released by Discover Worship. (travel/hotel not included) + packages 1-7.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,500 or moreYou selected
1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)
MY VOICE, YOUR SONG CHOICES I’ll record 5 songs just for you or as a gift for someone (your mom would love this!). You can choose your favorite hymns or worship songs, or your own songs if you're a songwriter. + Packages 1-7.Estimated delivery:
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0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)
RECORD YOUR OWN ALBUM This is a great opportunity to finally record your album. (www.playgroundrecording.com). Includes 3 days in Studio A and 2 days in Studio B. (Travel, musicians and engineer not included) + Packages 1-7.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $3,000 or moreYou selected
2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)
WORSHIP WEEKEND I will lead one of my Worship Weekends in your church with your entire music ministry. Our time will last from Friday to Sunday, packed with interactive devotions, discussions on worship, new music and a final Night of Worship with the whole congregation. (Travel/hotel not included) + 50 copies of my CD + Packages 1-7.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
FOREVER GRATEFUL Most Kickstarter campaigns have a crazy high pledge amount listed so I thought I would put one on here too. (You never know!) If you pledge this amount I'd be forever grateful and would be glad to have you join me during a portion of the recording of my new album. You are also invited to have dinner in our home followed by dessert and coffee on our famous cabin front porch! If you enjoy golf, I'd love to have you join me for a round. This obviously includes packages 1-7.Estimated delivery:
- (45 days)