“Ever since the beginning of August Gate, we have wanted beauty and creativity to be apart of what we do.” – Josh Jones / South City Gathering Pastor
In 2014 songwriters and musicians from August Gate intentionally began writing music in preparation for an upcoming sermon series through the book of Colossians. After several songwriting sessions and studying through Paul’s writings, the group came up with 5 songs to help the local church body learn and worship with, as they walked through the book together.
“We decided to take our idea a step further, and see if our church and friends of August Gate would want to help bring these songs to life,” says Owen Pye, Metro East Gathering Worship Leader. “We launched a Kickstarter campaign and put the word out of what we were trying to do and were humbled to see such a great response.” By God’s grace and with the help of 100 Kickstarter backers, August Gate Music was able to reach their funding goal of $4,000 to produce their first EP, “Rooted and Built Up in Him: Songs from Colossians.” The EP has since been recorded, mixed and mastered by Kyle Monroe (Tiny Tape Room) and was released on April 22nd, 2014.