After the success of the Christmas record we released, Pastor Clark spoke with me about a concept he had for creating an album of well-known, past Church songs, and "Journey-fying them", as he said. He wanted to call the project "Remix", and asked if this was something we could do. I thought, Yeah, that would be a record that our people here at Journey Church would love! So we began the brainstorm, and this is when Pastor Clark pushed us even further by saying, "We should use Kickstarter to drive the project, and we should let the people who donate choose the songs. I want our people to choose the songs."
So here we are, ready to begin pre-production on a record, and we want YOU to choose the songs! Basically, we want to take popular worship songs from the past 30-40 years and to make them feel modern, to give them our identity as Creative Journey Worship. We believe it will be a big win for our church---for you!---and for the Kingdom at large.
You'll see the pledge tiers (to the right), and the voting process comes after you make a pledge (we will contact you, via your Kickstarter profile, for your votes). Each and every pledge comes with a digital download of the record, so don't be shy.
We are short on time, so we are hitting the 'expedite' button on this project. The pledge window will end on June 18, as we will need to move forward in the studio at that point. Why $12,000, you ask? That's a great question! The money will go towards many things, including contract labor, studio costs, duplication, promotion, printing costs, etc. In fact, truth be told, we need $17,000 or $18,000; however, with Kickstarter, the project does not receive it's funding unless it reaches its funding goal. Thus, $12,000 is a great goal for our church to achieve, but if we hit $12,000, don't stop!!! Let's keep going, and to God be the glory!
We love serving this House, and we are excited to get to work creating for you, and for all of us together to use it as a body when we worship the Lord.
- Pastor Trent
Risks and challenges
Time is of the essence! We want to be able to release this for our church family in August, which means that we have to get rolling quickly. We promise on our end to be accomplishing all things pre-production, and we have deadlines set for the artwork/duplication process and for booking studio time (so as to eliminate our collaborators' schedules and conflicts). However, the money and the song list are the only things we are waiting on, and those come from YOU! So, jump on board!!!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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