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$8,966
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, May 21 2019 2:09 PM UTC +00:00
$8,966
pledged of $44,100pledged of $44,100 goal
314
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, May 21 2019 2:09 PM UTC +00:00

About

We are at a very crucial moment in the history of our faith. 

The movement for inclusion and justice is growing. We see the tide turning and we see the Church returning to the heart of who we were always meant to be. We've come so far, but there is still a lack in a very particular space, that if filled has the potential to bring healing to many and inspire a movement:

Worship. 

Worship that is inclusive of all people: LGBTQ and straight, POC and white, transgender and cisgender, all of us. Fully beloved because of who we are, not in spite of who we were created to be.

Worship that is authentic: new anthems for a new era in Christian faith that reflect better theology and articulate the unconditional and inclusive love of God.

Worship that is written by and performed by people from different backgrounds including openly LGBTQ worship artists. That’s where ILC comes in.

Innovative Love Coalition (ILC) is a group of queer and affirming Christian creatives who are reintroducing God’s love through creative experiences, justice initiatives and acts of service. This is a movement born out of love and inclusion with the intent of embodying our Christ given ministry of reconciliation. We are convinced that wholeheartedly loving each other within our diverse group of human experiences, paints a vivid picture of God’s heart of love towards humanity.  It is with this understanding that we welcome, make space for, and celebrate our Christian LGBTQ+ family. 

Our First Project 

 GOD OUR ALLY: the first ever worship compilation album written and performed by openly Queer Christians and their allies. 

The Church has been waiting for new anthems and new songs that reflect the radically inclusive heart of God. God Our Ally is the first step in resurrecting authentic worship. It is the beginning of reclaiming this practice for a new generation of Jesus followers. 

This first album is just the first of innumerable projects ILC wants to create and support. To write, record, and produce this project in a way that reflects the diversity and excellence of our community, we need to raise $44,100. Here's where those funds will go:


These funds are allowing us to bring industry professionals that are songwriters, producers, musicians and vocalists to produce a worship album that is relevant, innovative and packed with authentic worship. Our ultimate goal is to launch this album with a live worship experience, a historic night where we will see the beginnings of a worship revolution.  

The world needs this album. 

We want God Our Ally to be the spark that ignites a spiritual fire in the hearts of people of faith everywhere. We are Jesus followers that will be known for our radically inclusive love. It's time for us to step into this new season boldly proclaiming that God is our ally. Thank you for being a part of this revolution. 

-the ILC team

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Here's how you can help:

1) Back the Kickstarter. Seems kinda obvious, but that is the easiest and most concrete way to make this project happen. Even if it is as little as $1, $5, or $15, everything helps. Check out the awesome rewards over on the right side of the screen to learn about the sweet perks. 

2) Spread the Word. You have a vast network of people you're connected to. It takes nothing to just tweet, post, or share this project on your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. (Which by the way, are you following us on social?)

To make it easy for you, we've made a public folder of graphics so you can share across your platforms, PNG's to add to your profile pictures, sample tweets and facebook posts you can use and more. CLICK HERE to access that folder. 

3) Send your prayers, good vibes, encouragement, and all that stuff. We know that we cannot do it alone, and we believe that when we all set our hearts to something, God moves in big ways. And this is just the beginning, so we know that we could use all the spiritual support we can get. 

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Our Reach goals:

$70,000: Our dream isn't just to create a stellar worship album, we want to create a stellar live worship experience! Bringing together our supporters, friends, and family for an event that celebrates all the work, prayer, and spirit that went into the creation of this monumental worship project. These extra funds would help offset the cost of production, and allow us to create not just a good concert, but a phenomenal worship experience.

$90,000: This music deserves to be heard. Never before have openly queer worship artists and allies come together in this way. With $90k, we would be able to promote the album in huge ways, getting it into the hearts and ears of people who need to hear a new kind of worship sound. This includes paying for PR, high level marketing and promotion, and completely offsets the production costs of the live worship experience. 

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk is the size of this project. $44.1k is a HUGE number, and there is always the possibility of this not happening. However, we've already negotiated prices with producers, set fees with musicians and songwriters, so once we are funded, all that's left is to make this happen.

Right now, our projected release for God Our Ally is late fall 2019, and our projected time for our live event is going to be late 2019, early 2020.

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    Thank You!

    The undying and everlasting gratitude of everyone on the ILC team. Thanks for making this happen!

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    Download the Single!

    Not only will you get to download the title track, "God Our Ally", as a single, but you'll also get subscribed to the ILC newsletter, keeping you in the loop of all things going on with this project.

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    Download the Album!

    The first ever worship album by queer worship artists is yours! You'll be able to download the single instantly and then get a digital download of the album when it's available later in 2019!

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    • Digital download of the full album
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    Behind the Scenes

    Join us on our exclusive slack channel for backers where we'll be posting updates about the projects, hosting some google hangouts, and extra content as God Our Ally is being recorded!

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    • Digital download of the full album
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    Feedback Loop

    This project is going to be collaborative! Get subscribed to the Feedback Loop channel in our Slack feed and give feedback on lyrics, production, vibes, etc as we are working on the album!

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    • Advanced download of the single, "God Our Ally"
    • Digital download of the full album
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    • Access to the Feedback Loop channel on the ILC Slack Channel
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    Sponsor Credit

    In addition to everything above, your name will get added to the album artwork as a sponsor credit for helping to make this project come to life!

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    • Advanced download of the single, "God Our Ally"
    • Digital download of the full album
    • Exclusive access to the ILC Slack Channel
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    VIP!

    Grab a friend and join us for our first ever ILC live event with 2 VIP tickets and Backstage Passes to hang out with the band after the show!

    Includes:
    • Advanced download of the single, "God Our Ally"
    • Digital download of the full album
    • Exclusive access to the ILC Slack Channel
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    Drinks on us!

    As a big thank you, join the ILC team for drinks and hangs at the after party.

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    • Digital download of the full album
    • Access to the Feedback Loop channel on the ILC Slack Channel
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    Backstage Passes

    You and a friend are invited to join the ILC team during soundcheck, hang with us, grab dinner before the show, watch the show from backstage OR from the VIP section, and hang with us afterward at the after party.

    Includes:
    • 2 VIP Tickets to our first live event
    • Access to the Feedback Loop channel on the ILC Slack Channel
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Funding period

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