It started, in true NEXT Church fashion, with a “what if….”
What if Tuesday morning worship at the NEXT Church National Gathering in Kansas City was predominately music, with some stories and liturgical pieces added in?
And…. what if the music was entirely from the “non-church” genre – the kind of stuff you’d hear on the radio (if you still listen to the radio)?
AND….. what if the band for the worship service was entirely crowdsourced from NEXT Church conference attendees?
Welcome to the first-ever crowdsourced NEXT Church band!
We are looking for musicians and singers who are willing to try something pretty “next-y,” don’t have a problem being up in front of people, are pretty darn flexible and can “roll with it,” and can learn songs from a chord chart (sorry, no musical score will be provided). Steve Lindsley will work beforehand with interested musicians and singers to familiarize them with the songs that will be played, and we’ll have one group rehearsal on Monday before Tuesday morning comes.
In particular we need:
– Guitarists and others from the acoustic family (mandolin, banjo, uke, etc)
– Violin, brass and anything from the woodwind family
– Rappers (yep, you heard right. Rappers!)
Other instrumentalists are welcome, but those are the main ones needed. And you’ll need to bring your own instrument or make arrangements to use one already in KC. Except piano. We’ll have one there. That would be nuts of us to ask you to bring your own piano.
Questions? Interested? Shoot Steve an email.