MKE Worship is a collective of local worship leaders, designers, artists and musicians, each of whom has felt the call of God to come together around our shared heart to see our city worship. Our mission has been taking shape, and now it's clear. We are calling believers across Milwaukee to intimacy with God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - in and through worship.
We're beginning by hosting a series of worship nights taking place throughout the city. At one of those nights this summer, we'll undertake a live worship recording of original songs from Milwaukee writers, culminating in the release of our first album in late 2015. We'll track every song live and capture great video of the night as well.
Music Video for the full song Creatures of The King:
Here is a recording of our new song Creatures of The King:
We feel a freshness rolling into Milwaukee, like a fog that clarifies instead of shrouding. We feel God calling us to simply say yes to what He has for us. He longs to wrap us up in His love and affection. What better way to respond to a fresh movement of God in our region than to write and record original worship songs: the fresh language that rises up from our grateful hearts?
Each of our leaders has been writing personally and collaboratively, and we continue to ask for song submissions from Milwaukee writers for consideration for this record.
Here are three acoustic demo videos of new songs intended for inclusion on the record:
We hope to be an encouragement and resource to writers and musicians, churches and schools, families and ministries and neighborhoods. We hope that the Father opens our eyes to see Him more clearly and fully, and respond to Him with enthusiasm and joy.
Be with us on this journey - as we partner in God's beautiful and restorative work in Milwaukee and in each of our hearts.
Take advantage of our lovely Kickstarter rewards:
Digital Download - Receive a download code of the entire record. Straight to your computer without all that pesky postage and having to actually hold something.
Physical CD - For those who prefer a more tactile experience.
The Mug - Your morning warm-up will sing to you from this lovely ceramic mug. In honor of your support and our city's amazing coffee culture.
The T-shirts - Two color scheme choices to let the world know you like well-designed logos and are a supporter of the movement of worship in our city.
The Vinyl - Yes. That is correct. We are pressing vinyl. Boyhood dreams do come true... Get one before anyone else. (Picture is not final artwork- it'll be way awesomer and gorgeouser)
Your Name In Credits - To honor your generosity and heart for our city, and thank you for your role in making this record happen, we'll include your name in the credits printed on the CD and Vinyl.
Invite to Intimate Worship Night - This will be a life-experience kind of evening. The MKE Worship crew will host an intimate gathering in a beautiful space, and facilitate a sweet worship experience for you and a couple guests. We'll get our husbands and wives involved and do it right. Food, drink, worship - followed by relational hang-time into the evening. We'll pick a date a few months in advance so you can be sure not to miss it.
Handwritten Lyrics and Song Story for the song of your choice by the writer - For every song that's ever been written, there's a backstory. There's life experience and soul-stirring conversations, reflection on the movement of the Spirit in our families and communities. You pick any MKE Worship song, then the writer of that song will hand-write the lyrics and song backstory on a clean sheet of thick paper just for you.
Commemorative Plaque - At this backer level, what can we say but "Thank you?" You've shown your incredibly generous heart, and we are grateful on behalf of our city. Our entire MKE Worship family is volunteering because we believe this is a super important way we've been called to partner in God's work in this season. You have been a major support and encouragement to us. Please accept this commemorative plaque as a token of our gratitude, and to recognize your support as a reflection of our Father God's extravagant love and generosity. (Again, text and design not final artwork)
Friends. Brothers and sisters. Expect to be surprised by God when we open our hands and hearts to Him, simply saying yes to what He has for us, to the full and rich life He dreams of for us and for our city. Thank you for considering how you can support and partner with us through this project.
Remember to "like" MKE Worship on Facebook and watch for event invites to the worship events leading up to the big one where we'll record the full-length album (with your support through this campaign) this summer. See you soon!
Love, MKE Worship
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