Hi there! I'm Stuart and I'm the Music & Worship Coordinator at Emmanuel Church, South Croydon.
At Emmanuel Croydon we’ve been writing our own home grown songs through our Worship Songwriting Life Group. Every other week this group of writers get together and write songs for the church to sing. The skills we've honed in this group have helped us write some really good new songs that we'd love to share with you!
We'd love your help to raise enough money to record, produce and release a 5 or 6 track EP of our own home grown worship songs.
We’ve long believed in and advocated the importance of the local church writing and singing home grown songs. When the church sings songs that are birthed from within it’s own community we have an immediate connection with the words as we sing them. The songs are giving us words to sing to God that express the feelings and issues we are feeling in OUR church at OUR time. And that’s because the people who wrote those songs are part of that church, feeling and discerning God’s voice and asking the question “Lord, what do you want us to sing to you?”
When we sing the songs together on a Sunday it's wonderful but we want to make a way for people to have access to these songs all the time. So that's why we'd love to produce this EP.
We would love to be able to offer this EP to our church, the wider church and anyone else who would like to hear our music as a way of saying thank you to God for the way He has blessed us through these song and in the hope that the songs will bless others as the listen to them.
But to do this WE NEED YOUR HELP.
We're not a big worship artist with a record deal and a huge label giving us financial backing. We need your help to raise enough money to make this project a reality. All the money raised will go towards the cost of hiring a top notch producer, mixing and mastering, distribution, design and manufacturing.
We have a group of amazing musicians who are part of the Emmanuel Worship Team. When we play these songs live they sound awesome but we want to take it to the next level in the studio environment.
Any money you can donate will be hugely appreciated and will make a huge difference to whether we can make this project happen or not. You can donate the amount of your choice or choose one of our rewards packages for extra goodies!
Thanks so much!
- Stuart Burke