We tend to envision growth as upward and outward movement, but in the Kingdom of God, maturity often looks like reduction. The Spirit of Christ works within us to help us die to ourselves, take up our cross and follow Him. He wants to transform us literally from one image to another - if, and only if - we will yield. This transformation is the heart of the Gospel.
I'm Kathryn King . Maybe you're familiar with my music as Kathryn Marquis. Or, maybe this is the first time we've met - regardless, I'm grateful for an opportunity to share this very special project with you.
As you heard in the video, the vision for The Transformation Project has three stages. The campaign's financial goal represents the whole project, so please read on for details on how it all breaks down.
STAGE ONE: NEW MUSIC
Songwriting is my native language. But, during this years-long season of quiet reduction, I had written almost nothing. I spent most of 2020 alone with Him in my prayer closet, or walking the treed paths near my home, laying my heart bare before Him in great waves of love, repentance, and consecration. Then, one day in the early spring, those secret vows of love, fidelity and humble surrender started to form themselves into a song. Transformed took days to write, but years to live.
I am excited to get this beautiful song to you. Obviously, the first way you can support this project is financially. So, here is the breakdown:
The first $4,000 donated will meet this goal:
$2,500 for a beautifully produced single recorded with live musicians; and,
$1,500 for the creation of a high quality companion lyric video.
The next $8,000-10,000 raised will fully fund a new worship album of the songs that have come from this season in my journey with Him. That album *may* even see a revival of an old favourite...but some things can remain a mystery ...for now.
The beautiful, professionally produced campaign video you took the time to watch, above, was created by my amazing team at Prevail Media Group in London, Ontario. These guys have incredible talent, and hearts to match. This is the team I will be working with to produce all the music and video components for the project.
STAGE TWO: YOUR STORY
What makes this project unique, is YOU. There is no Transformation Project without you. Yes, the project needs your financial support to go forward. But more, it needs your own transformation. Tell your story . Be heard, and be seen. Be the voice of hope that someone needs to hear.
The second way you can support the project is by sharing a video of your own testimony of how Jesus has transformed your life.
For some, the greatest transformation took place at conversion. For many of us, a transforming unfolds later in our walk with Him to bring us into the narrow way of the deeper Christian life. Some of us have faced horrendous circumstances, and come through utterly transformed - not because things worked out the way we wanted necessarily - but because we experienced Romans 8:28 and 29, and all things did indeed work together to conform us to the image of Christ.
Whatever your story, it is the heart of this project. There is transforming power inherent in the Gospel. It is the power of Isaiah 61, that opens blind eyes, sets captives free, and releases those who sit in darkness. Your life is the container for this power, and your story is the vehicle for releasing it.
These testimonies will be curated over the next months, and ultimately, we would like them to become part of the live and online platform that is the vision for the greater project. If you'd like to consider supporting the project with your story, more details and instructions are available here. Thank you, with all my heart.
STAGE THREE: THE TRANSFORMATION PROJECT
The vision for the final stage of the project is initially a series of worship events, attended in person and live-streamed.
These events would begin locally. They would involve the transformation stories from local churches, captured documentary-style by our team. We'd like them to also provide a platform for other worshipers like me - people who have been formed in the secret place and have written the songs that are just waiting for an opportunity to be offered back to God in corporate worship.
Eventually, the dream would be to see these local events grow into something that can be brought in to communities of faith both in Canada, and internationally.
The greater vision is for all these events, live video and audio recordings of those events, the contributions from local churches and worship leaders, and YOUR personal video stories - all of these - to be curated and made accessible by an online platform with one goal: to share the transforming power of the Gospel and the deeper life with Christ. All funding raised over the cost of the music production goes directly to fund this initiative.
This vision is much too big for me. This is one of the reasons I believe it belongs to Him. The details of the execution of it are still fluid. The most important thing, for me, is that it ultimately be structured to protect the integrity of the message, the purity of worship, and the simple Gospel.
The other ways you can support this project are by prayer, and sharing this campaign on your social media platforms. Let me encourage you not to underestimate the impact of either of those things. They matter!
I will leave you with this final thought: I believe the word of God in Psalm 40, verse 3: "He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord." It is the work of my life to sing those songs. It is the work of His Life to manifest His presence through mine, and bring full transformation, that many would see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.
God bless you. Thank you for your support.
With love, Kathryn
1. Every financial supporter, regardless of the amount they contribute, will receive a password to access exclusive updates and special featured content not available to the public at kathrynkingworship.com.
2 . Every person who submits their video testimony will receive a password to access exclusive updates and special featured content not available to the public at kathrynkingworship.com.
3. Every donation of $25 or more will also include an advance digital copy of the first single, Transformed, before it releases to the public.
4. Every donation of $50 or more will include the previous perks, and an advance digital copy of the full album, provided we reach our fundraising goal, before it releases to the public.
5. With your gift of $500 or more, in additional to receiving digital pre-release copies of all music, you have the option of a 45 minute live-streamed time of worship led by me, to a private group on Facebook, with access for you and 4 friends of your choosing; OR
A 45 minute zoom Q&A for up to 5 people on worship or a related topic - ideal for worship teams. (to be arranged at the conclusion of the campaign)
6. With your gift of $1000 or more, in additional to receiving digital pre-release copies of all music, you have the option of a 60 minute live-streamed time of worship led by me, to a private group on Facebook, with access for you and 9 friends of your choosing; OR
A 60 minute zoom Q&A for up to 10 people on worship or a related topic - ideal for worship teams. (to be arranged at the conclusion of the campaign)
7. With your gift of $2000 or more, in additional to receiving digital pre-release copies of all music, you have the option of a 3-session online (zoom conference platform) School of Worship taught by me, for up to 20 people of your choosing. (to be arranged at the conclusion of the campaign)
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