Projects for You to Get Involved in…
TOP 10 Folk Artists to Receive Recording Deal and Publicity on YouVersion.
We are gearing up at WMC and GCP to launch a Project in the Fall of 2017 that we call “Of Folk and Field.” This project is a folk album with music all about the community of God’s family and his kingdom.
If you are creative (ha…of course you are, you’re made in God’s image), a song writer, or anything else really, submit something that edifies the local and global church regarding God’s family or the Kingdom. We will take the Top 10 musical submissions and give you the chance to have your song recorded/mixed/mastered in a Top Flight Nashville or Colorado recording studio for only $350. This is an award and prize of over $1200 to each contributor that wins.
All submissions of other shapes and sizes (anything other than songs) will receive a profile in Garden City’s Marketplace where the artists, educators, innovators etc, and can promote their work through our network that is viewed by thousands. All top submissions will also be promoted through our Bible Study material in the YouVersion Bible App–the world’s leading Bible app with over 120 million downloads.
Take a Book of the Bible and do something creative.
In the Fall of 2016 we launched a musical project based on the Book of John, accompanied by a children’s book. We are asking for your creative submissions. The same rules and prizes apply to this one as with “Of Folk and Field,” but this one has a catch. For any of you story writers out there, you can submit a children’s book idea that helps families biblically, theologically, or creatively in worship or mission, and the TOP 3 children’s book ideas or adult book ideas will be given a Publishing and Promotion Deal through our friend Garden City Publishing.
Create with the Psalms
We want to see a movement of people that re-embrace the Psalms in music and creativity. If you can do help us, and you submit something creative that is inspired by the Psalms and that edifies the church locally and globally, the Top 10 submissions will receive promotion through YouVersion, publication through Garden City, and a full recording/mixing/mastering in one of our Nashville Partner Studios.
Creativity and Social Justice
It’s HERE! Our “Parables of Christ” music album, accompanied by a grueling story about Death and Redemption, called “Body Map,” has arrived in stores.
We are networking this project with organizations helping those caught in the human trafficking industry. We invite you to do a few things:
- If you know of a human trafficking organization, we would like to donate this book and album to their organization to sell or give away as a means to raising funds for this cause.
- If you have a creative endeavor going on that is meeting the real needs of the fatherless, the widow, the oppressed, and the orphan, contact us now. We want to meet and network with you. We desire to see all people redeemed and restored in order to worship Christ fully, and be used in his loving mission to others.
We want to cultivate and curate local creativity…
We have a heart for local artistry that is edifying and nurturing the local church. We know that in today’s world its next to impossible to get local work before the eyes of the masses. We want to help. We’ve pooled our network artists (e.g. graphic designers, recording engineers, website pros, songwriters, illustrators, editors, publishers and producers etc.) together to Launch YOU! Sounds of Judah is our first project release that has been locally curated for the glory of God in a local context in the deep south.
We want to hear, promote, and publish the heart sounds of your context. Submit your work now for review and possible publication.
Have you always wanted to write about theology?
Now’s your chance. If you’ve always wanted to write on theological issues in a way that helps to unify the global church amidst our vast differences and uniqueness’ in how we approach the Bible, we are asking for your work. We are publishing a series called The Doxology Series, that will look at a variety of theological issues from a Both/And perspective rather than an Either/Or. In these short books we want to tackle differing biblical views and show how many views on particular subjects pertaining to theology, faith and belief, like in music, function much better in harmony.