So, I’ve been the worship leader at CrossPoint Church for almost eight years. During that time I have written a bunch of songs for Sunday morning. Songs for the congregation to sing together as part of our worship. Some of the songs were tied to specific teaching series that we were doing, and some were tied to our overall mission as a church trying to do its thing in the greater Houston area. Most of the people at my church don’t know the difference between a song that I write and a song that we play by other worship leaders (like Tomlin, Redman, etc.) Most of my congregation doesn’t spend much time listening to Christian radio.
People ask on a regular basis where they can find recordings of the songs we sing together. For years I have simply said that we haven’t recorded many of my songs yet. I always feel a little silly giving this answer. I have wanted to do a serious recording project for a long time, but it just never seemed like the right time.
With the help of some very talented people on the CrossPoint staff, Pastor Matt and I put together a Kickstarter project. The purpose of the Kickstarter project is to raise money to fund the production and promotion of the album. We want to have enough money to record, mix and master the album, and do it right. Then we want to be able to let people know that we made the album so that they can hear it.
I am currently talking with friends and colleagues to set up times to work on pre-production, artwork, publicity, etc. There is a lot to do if we are going to do this right.
If you want to help, please go to our Kickstarter page. You can pre-order the album (and thus help us pay for it), but you can do a lot more than that. There are other fun rewards for backing the project. There are T-shirts, posters, music books and other standard fare. There are also some more unusual incentives, like honorary titles, personalized song videos, and singing telegrams. Some very meaningful incentives are house concerts. Think about it, I really couldn’t call you up and ask if we could play a concert in your living room and then ask you to invite your friends, but it is totally cool if it is your idea to throw a party and have us come and play.
The Kickstarter Link
I’m very excited about these songs and I can’t wait to record them so you can hear them and share them with the people in your life.