Hymn-Writing Collective Launches Kickstarter Campaign on 8/9

By Liz Eberspacher
August 4, 2013

Chicago, IL—Local hymn-writing collective Restoration Project announces the launch of a Kickstarter Campaign on August 9 to raise $10,000 in 30 days. The funds will be used to pay for the recording and production costs for a brand new EP series, “Firm Foundation.” To learn more, visit

About Restoration Project
Restoration Project started in 2007 as an off-shoot ministry of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, under the direction of then College Pastor Jay Thomas. Today, the Project’s core consists of a handful of volunteer songwriters and musicians from all over the country who are dedicated to writing new hymns and restoring the old by taking historical texts and poems and writing new melodies and music for them. Restoration Project believes that there is “an outstanding, historic catalog of beautiful Christian texts that most of the Church will never hear sung in their lifetimes.” Restoration Project aims to revitalize these texts so that they can “glorify God, edify the church, and share Jesus” with those around them. Restoration Project has already produced two albums: “Restoration Project” (2008) and “Hail the Cross, Our Only Hope” (2011). The group also regularly leads hymn-sing events in the greater-Chicago area. View their upcoming event schedule:

About “Firm Foundation”
The ministry’s latest series, “Firm Foundation,” will be a collection of classic Sunday School hymns approached in a fresh way. Songs such as “This Little Light of Mine,” “Jesus Loves Me,” and “My God is So Big,” will possess greater theological depth and clarity and a modern musical feel. So far, over twenty people from over six different churches in four states have been involved in the series’ production.

Please visit Restoration Project’s website at for more information, including audio, a blog, and hymn-sing schedule.

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