To celebrate the release of ‘Unbroken Praise’ - the new album from Matt Redman - we're doing something special. Special how? YOU can't win a prize, but you probably know someone who could. You can nominate someone from today's "Dancing Generation" to see their "Unbroken Praise" encouraged.
Here’s Matt to explain more.....
"During the release of the Unbroken Praise record I've been reflecting a lot on how I got started as a worship leader and songwriter. I can see the roots of so much of what I do now right back in my teenage years. That was a key moment for me, and I had lot of good people around me, encouraging me and cheering me on to develop my gift and take hold of this calling. We'd like to do something special for a few of you who are in the same stage of life. We've been talking to Taylor Guitars and they've so generously agreed to give away 3 great guitars to a few young worship leaders around the USA.
We've come up with an idea where you upload to YouTube your version of any one of the new songs from the 'Unbroken Praise' album - then have someone who believes in your calling to send us that link using the form on this page, along with a few words on why they think you'd be a worthy home for this great new guitar. That nominating person could be a youth leader, student pastor, worship music minister, parents, or even just a supportive friend. The team at Worship Together will take a look through these videos and the accompanying words of support, and choose 3 people to have Taylor award the guitars to. With the YouTube version, go as raw or as radical as you want to - be creative or just give a great listenable version of the song - most of all, just be you. We're excited that we're going to great some really great quality Taylor guitars in a few people's hands, and hopefully encourage you on your journey.
All the best!"
Do you know someone who has a gift for songwriting, singing and leading worship? Maybe they’ve overcome challenges or have gone through hardship and have stood firm, or maybe they're just the kind of person who quietly gets on with serving God, unaware of the adventure that lies ahead for them. We’d like you to nominate them by sending their name, age and a paragraph of no more than 350 words to say why they should win a new acoustic guitar. Our judges will read everything you write.
Then we would like your nominated person to record a video of them singing one of the songs from 'Unbroken Praise' and upload it to YouTube. Send us the link through the form on this page, together with nomination in the form provided below.
We will then read all the nominations and stories and select the winners and runners up.
Here's what to do:
1. Nominate someone who shows character and gifting, but could use some encouragement for whatever reason.
2. Ask your nominated person to record a video of them singing a song from Matt's new 'Unbroken Praise' album and upload it to YouTube. This can be as straight forward as version shot on a smartphone, or something more elaborate - whatever suits you better. You can make it as easy as possible, or as creative as you like! Just so you know, when it comes to selecting the winners, the compelling story (see point 3 below) is more important to us than a 'great' video.
3. Use the form on this page to make the submission. Type in their story into the box, copy in the YouTube link for the video and send it to us.
4. All done.
First Prize: One Person will win a Taylor 200 Series Guitar
Second Prize: Two people will win a Taylor Big Baby Acoustic
Third Prize: A mix of CD's selected by Worship Together
Entries are open NOW and will run until the end of August.