Two of the things that bring me the greatest joy are music and encouraging the gifts of others. One way those two joys have intersected in my local church has been through the development of songwriters and performers in the congregation and nearby community. With their permission, I'd like to share some of the music that has come out of the Good Shepherd creative arts ministries. The downloads are free and you are welcome to share them.
If you are interested in songwriting or this kind of creative arts ministry in the local church (or any other topic!), I'd love to talk with you more. You can reach me any time in the future at my permanent address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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"Run" (live) - by Maddie Shuler
"Running Back" (live) - by Maddie Shuler
"Little Light" - feat. Tiffany Hinton (arr. Austell)
"Kum Bah Yah" - feat. Tiffany Hinton (arr. Austell)
"That's Who You Are" (live) - by Mike Slade and Maddie Shuler
"When I Get in the Way" (live) - by Mike Slade/arr. Austell
"On My Knees" (live) - by Billy Howell
"Whiskey Before Breakfast" - feat. and arr. Rebecca Stevens, fiddle
"Come Thou Fount" - arr. and chorus Austell
"Amazing Love" - arr. Austell ("And Can it Be?"); feat. Rebecca White, fiddle
"Perfect Love" - by Robert Austell [kind of retro take on 1Cor13]
"Home Together" - by Robert Austell
|Billy Howell II|
|Rebecca Stevens White|
Robert Austell - I included a few of my worship and other songs as well. All the other instruments (piano, guitar, bass, drums) you hear throughout are me. Katie Meeks (Good Shepherd worship team) is singing with me on "Home Together." Mike Slade and Katie Meeks sing backup on "Come Thou Fount" and "Amazing Love."
These are just a few of our musicians, we have a whole generation of songwriters, artists, dancers, actors, musicians, dancers, playwrights (and screen), and more growing in our congregation and community!