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Fun, silly, wild, and educational christian music for little kids.  Fostering exuberant praise and respectful worship.
Fun, silly, wild, and educational christian music for little kids. Fostering exuberant praise and respectful worship.
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Your little kids are going to love this CD. Your Grand kids will love it, and your friend's little kids will love these songs.  They will wear the CD out and you might wish that you never heard of me.   Ahh... but the things we do for our kids. As a father of three boys, I sometimes find myself singing these songs, and other kid's music, in the car... only to realize that I'm all alone, oops!

Over the last three years I've been volunteering to lead worship with the 3, 4, and 5 year old kids at Reimage Church in Greenville, NC.

Three years ago, what started as a family obligation has developed into a real blessing to me and the kids.  I started bringing my guitar on the Sundays that I was volunteering.  I wrote a few songs to correlate with the lesson and was soon approached by the children's director.  She asked me to consider doing a praise and worship time every Sunday.

So, I wrote songs that facilitated a few minutes of worship as well as time to introduce a moment of reverence and thankfulness.     

I wrote a song called "Jesus we Love You" and noticed that during these quiet times all the kids were singing and some were lifting their hands and making hearts shapes with their hands pointed toward heaven.

Attention spans are short.  So, I've also written fun & playful songs that are heaven directed.  I've written several songs that really help the kids memorize scripture and/or concepts.

The response locally has been exciting.  Parents began requesting that I make CDs for them so a few months ago, I set out to create a CD for the kids in the class.  Crudely produced in my laundry room, with the $5 iPad version of Rock Band, I created the basic foundation for the CD and I'm ready to go to the recording studio.

That's where you come in.   Pre-selling the CD will give me the cash I need for the recording fees.  Plus, it allows me to share this music with other church leaders.

These songs are easy, fun and educational.  There are 45 children under the age of six, in Greenville, NC, that have "The Fruit of the Spirit" memorized. 

Help me record these songs, and help plant a seed of faith in the heart of a little kid.

Songs on the Project
Songs on the Project

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Darsen

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    Every contribution will benefit this project. So, if you just want to support what I'm doing, this contribution will let us know that you like my work and are praying for us. We extend to you a heart of gratefulness, and thank God for you and your generous heart.

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    You will receive a copy of Mr. Darsen's Worship for Kids Vol. 1

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    You will receive a copy of Mr. Darsen's Worship for Kids Vol. 1 and a superhero cape. What is a superhero cape? We have about 100 superhero capes from a fund raising project we did for our son that has Ulcerative Colitis. Anyway, this seems like a good way to get rid of them....plus they go great with the Superhero song on the CD.

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    You will receive the original MP3 versions of the CD, the new CD, and the "official" chord charts for all my songs. This will allow you to use these songs in your children's ministry.

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    You will receive a copy of Mr. Darsen's Worship for Kids Vol. 1 and a superhero cape. You also get to choose one of the superheros used in the "Jesus is my Superhero" song and you'll get to sing with Mr. Darsen on the CD.

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    You will receive a copy of Mr. Darsen's Worship for Kids Vol. 1. Also, because you really want to give toward the project with no thought of a reward,
    I sincerely want to say thank you in person. If you live in a 100 mile radius, I will personally come to your home, make my favorite meal in your kitchen and eat dinner with you and your family. I'll probably also bring my guitar.

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    You will get a copy of the CD and I will give a special 1 hour concert in your home. Feel free to invite as many people that can fit into your living room. I will make my favorite meal before the concert (Serves 8)

    I will travel within a 100 mile radius. I will also travel farther, but contact me first to work out the details.

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    You will receive a copy of Mr. Darsen's Worship for Kids Vol. 1 and a superhero cape. You also get to choose one of the superheros used in the "Jesus is my Superhero" song and you'll get to sing with Mr. Darsen on the CD. Plus, your child (aged 3 to 14) will sing a duet or a solo (to be determined later) on the "Dog Song."

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    You will receive ten copies of the CD and ten superhero capes. Plus, I'll perform a live concert at your church or event featuring the songs from this album as well as the songs that will be on Volume 2.

    Travel expenses will be required to be covered if further than 300 miles round trip from Greenville, NC.

    Date of concert to be determined. Subject to Mr. Darsen's schedule.

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