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ITUNES LP EXPERIENCETweet
We are so excited to offer you the iTunes LP Experience for "Live", releasing on April 23rd. We wanted to give you a quick description of what you can expect from this experience and some ways to utilize all of its amazing features!
Let's get started!
Once you've purchased the LP you will be able to click on the album cover in your Library and select "PLAY iTUNES LP" under the title. It will take you to the Home page of the LP.
The Home Page is where you will begin all of your navigation. It has multiple options for exploring content as well as direct links to our Facebook, Twitter, and website.
The PLAY page is actually a feature where you can listen straight through the album. You'll remain on the home page while iTunes plays through the complete album.
The second page is labeled SONGS. It displays the entire track listing so that you can choose individual songs to play
At the bottom of the SONGS page is a link to WORK TAPES. This is a little secret that only those who purchase the LP get to experience! Click on that and you'll be able to listen to the original work tapes (demos) of some of our songs.
These work tapes were recorded during the writing sessions and include All the Poor & Powerless, Rising Sun, Reason to Sing, and Find You (aka Oh How I Need You pre-Paul M.) These are exciting additions that we hope you enjoy!
Back on the Home Page you will find the page titled CHORD CHARTS. This page allows worship leaders and musicians to read and download chord charts for every song on the album!
The full movie of the night of worship will be released through iTunes on the same date as the LP. Those who choose to purchase the LP will receive seven of the 17 videos from the night including the Intro, five songs, and the credits! Those will be found on the VIDEOS page. If you are interested in buying the whole movie, you can find that in the Movies section of iTunes or you can order the CD/DVD Combo through our online store allsonsanddaughters.com/store. It's important to note that iTunes will be the only place you'll be able to find the movie in HD. The physical copy of the CD/DVD Combo will only be released in the Standard Definition format.
We've also included select photos from our week preparing, rehearsing and recording "Live" on the PHOTOS page. Our dear friend Robby Klein hung around to document the process.
We finish up with the CREDITS page, our website and social media information!
We really hope you enjoy the iTunes LP Experience - thank you so much for checking it out! Click below to Pre-Order NOW!
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All Sons & Daughters and Integrity Music present the premiere of the upcoming All Sons & Daughters Live DVD. Filmed by Rhetorik Creative and recorded live at Oceanway Studios, this 75 minute film will take you on a journey from intimate to corporate expressions of worship. Join us as we celebrate the new live project with David and Leslie.
*Ticket pricing includes a FREE copy of the brand new unreleased All Sons & Daughters Live Deluxe CD/DVD. This is not a live performance concert.
"Our main goal is to create this space where people can come and engage with God, and we kind of get out of the way." - Leslie Jordan
"We're not trying to sway emotions. We're really trying to tell a story and move people through a progression from brokenness to grace to finding freedom." - David Leonard
Get your tickets HERE
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Join the discussion about how worship looks in your community! (via Worship Leader Magazine, March/April 2012 Issue)
ART IN WORSHIP
I once heard a poignant definition for worship and it has never left my heart or mind: "worship is extravagant love and extreme submission." It is hard to think that we sometimes place this word in a box, defining it only as "church music." My heart sinks when I realize the creative state of the church has been reduced to choral arrangements and chord charts on Sunday mornings. This is definitely not extravagant or extreme! It has simply become our routine.
I have been on staff at The Journey Church in Franklin, TN since January 2008. We have experienced major changes in the past four years that caused us to dig deeper into the meaning of worship - to move beyond our natural inclination to call it "music." We believe that each person is designed uniquely in the image of God. And so, in our uniqueness, we have come to anticipate everyone's response in worship to be just as original! Our stories beg us to love extravagantly and submit to the awesome authority of the Lord. The Bible calls us to come humbly before the Him, offering Him our best, our finest, our worship. And sometimes, this means offering Him more than a song.
In the fall of 2010, we formed a creative team comprised of a corporate graphic designer, a producer, a visual worship designer, musicians, painters, and pastors. We called it "Cartography" because, simply put, we were mapping the creative path of worship for our community at Journey. It became our goal to move beyond music and prose and dive into other expressions of worship. Painting, prayer, communion, writing, giving, silence, scripture. We found ourselves asking the question; "Would people experience a greater freedom in worship if they were given more ways to do so?"
And that question led us to more...what if the communion table was always available? What if we created a space in the room where people could go and pray? What if we made offering "baskets" a part of the response time so that the worshipper could give at the moment he/she felt God compelling them to give? What if worship was actually left up to the worshipper and not the worship leader? Would we finally experience true freedom in worship? We know now that the answer to this final question is, "Yes!"
Over the last year and a half, we have seen our community grow out of a place of discomfort and into a space of freedom! Music has become only one of the ways we worship at Journey. During our response time, people scatter around the room. They stand in lines to take the Lord's Supper. They bring their families forward and give offering. They kneel on pillows to pray, surrounded by friends and family. They journal and cry together. And some stand and sing.
In stating all of these things, I understand this may not be the solution for every church that struggles with defining worship. But as a church leader, I believe it is important that we at least begin asking the questions. Mark Pierson talks about this in his book, The Art of Curating Worship. He says that in order to be most effective in facilitating and planning a worship gathering, we must first answer two questions based on the mission and people of our church:
1) What is church?
2) What is worship?
If you can answer these two questions honestly and specifically for you community, I believe that you will begin to see the unique ways in which God is calling you to worship. We have a community full of creative people; therefore our collective worship is creative. If your community is full of investment bankers and corporate CEO's, your collective worship expression will most likely look different. And the beautiful truth is that "the Lord takes delight in His people" (Psalm 149:4). He finds joy in our expression. He receives our worship. And He deserves it with our greatest extravagance and humility!
How can you help facilitate a greater freedom in worship at your church? We'd love to hear from you and keep the conversation going!