Student Worship Project
Hey students. I know this is a bit of a crazy time. Our lives haves been turned upside down. There is a lot of fear, anxiety and unknowns in the world right now. It’s easy to get swept into the frenzy.
As Christians, we have a unique voice in this global pandemic. I believe we are called speak hope in the face of fear. We are to not let our hearts be troubled, but to point people to Jesus.
This is not a time for us to be silent, to shrink away. It’s a time to come together and proclaim the good news of Jesus. But it’s also a challenging
time to come together—I mean, we literally can’t be near each other. We can’t gather in person. So then, how can we, as the body of Christ, speak a better word in this time?
While praying about this, a thought hit me.
Though we can’t be together, we can still sing together.
As a way of speaking hope in the face of fear, I’m asking students of Eastminster Church to record a collaborative song. Individually we will send in clips of us singing or playing an instrument, and they will be combined to create a cohesive song. How exactly will it work?
Follow these steps:
1. Set up your phone to record a video of you singing or playing an instrument in a quiet room.
2. Pull up this song on a computer or another device: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb8qbJLO6ao
(You must use this exact link for it to work correctly)
3. Connect headphones to the device so that you can hear the music, but it doesn’t make any external sound.
4. Press play on the video and start recording on your phone.
5. Sing or play to music! Don’t worry about mistakes or sounding perfect—this is about worshipping God.
6. When finished, send in the recorded clip to Mike. I will take care of the editing. You can text the clip to him at 847-715-8812.
Here’s a short clip of what it should look and sound like:
Again—don’t worry about how you sound, or if you make a mistake, or any of that. This isn’t about perfection. It’s about speaking hope in the face of fear and pointing people to Jesus Christ.
Let’s do this!