Scripturally Sound : Christian Music App

NEW Web App! Enhancing worship by connecting Bible scriptures to songs in one simple search.

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Project Description

ABOUT US

Scripturally Sound enhances worship by connecting Bible scriptures to songs in one simple search.

At its best, Christian music draws from the word of God, the Bible. But never before has there been a resource for Christ-followers to discover, reference and discuss the biblical inspiration behind song lyrics of their faith. Additionally, worship music directors are often met with the challenge of finding worship music that corresponds with a particular scripture, bible theme or what a minister will preach. Enter ScripturallySound.com.

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Whether an individual is a fan of traditional hymns, gospel, southern gospel, CCM (contemporary), holy hip hop, Christian global music, or any song inspired by scripture regardless of music genre, the web app’s search engine allows users to enter the song title or artist’s name and find lyrics that cite bible verses, which users can contribute, for free.  Users can also input their existing song playlists to have their songs catalogued by genre, bible topic and more. Paid subscribers can get lyric-inspired bible studies, which benefit worship (music) leaders as they point people to God during service. The lessons--packed with commentary, assigned bible reading and questions--can be studied by the worship team in preparation for a service, offered as a program for churchgoers, or read by Christian music listeners who want to delve deeper in God's word by using Christian music as their guide. Given the bible’s repeating themes, lyrics are cross referenced with different bible passages, offering a wealth of wisdom.

The web app’s search engine also works in reverse, allowing worship leaders, ministers, filmmakers, or dance choreographers to find songs when they search by scripture or bible theme. This feature prevents the disconnect that church attendees can experience when they engage in praise music, and then hear a sermon that has no relation to the song.  Scripturally Sound solves this problem, providing suitable songs that support sermons, which creates a cohesive church-going experience. The transition from worship through music to sermon-listening is seamless. As an added bonus, the worship director gets exposed to unfamiliar songs and artists. Scripturally Sound also features blog posts; music, movie and video reviews; and interviews with artists who want to connect with their fans by providing more insight about their songwriting process and inspiration.

More than a lyric site, Scripturally Sound is a community, and bible memory tool that combines education and music worship, which we call “edu-worship.” Aiding Christians in their Godly walk, the platform is a digital solution to an ever increasing tech-savvy demographic that includes believers. The church can no longer afford to be left behind, relying on 20th century engagement methods. The song-to-scripture and scripture-to-song resource provides a robust interactive database, that boosts bible knowledge. Scripturally Sound thus sets itself apart from competitors that only provide Christian lyrics or bible lessons with traditional education approaches. The result? A content, returning church-goer scripturally sound in their choice of worship music and biblically engaged. Join our mailing list to stay updated on our progress.

CEO & Founder

Kimberly Lannear, CEO & Founder, Worship Leader

I began listening to Christian music while in my mom’s womb—and haven’t stopped since. Singing began at age three, self-accompanied on pots and pans. Soon I was leading the choir of my home church in Brooklyn, NY, pastored by my grandfather. Through years of performing on stage and studying voice and piano, I learned that no matter how technically skilled a singer or musician is, passion and evoking a story is what captures audiences. How true this is for singers and musicians leading church services not as performers, but worshipers sharing God’s story in song, ushering people into the Lord’s presence. As a Christ-follower who loved music but had been challenged by reading the Bible consistently, I knew that worship leaders and the larger Christian community could benefit from a tool that connected song to scripture. Music has been proven to be a powerful memory tool, as demonstrated by how people learn the alphabet through the ABC song. I also loved the idea that such a platform could bring the diverse body of Christ together. And so, as they say, an idea was born. Read more here.

Scripturally Sound has been accepted into the Project Music program--headed by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center--which offers funding, a music business curriculum, and advisory for early music-tech startups.

Wes Nelson

Wes Nelson, UX/UI Front-end Development, Worship Leader

Scripturally Sound Advisors

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Thank you so much for your support in making Scripturally Sound a reality. Get an early invite to our web app. We’ll shout you out via email/Twitter/Facebook/Instagram!

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Get exclusive access to Scripturally Sound before anyone else. As an early adopter you additionally, get a limited-time offer of a ONE year subscription for individuals (does not include chord-charts or music-related features other than lyrics). Expected launch 2018. Lyric-inspired bible studies/devotionals are written by published Christian authors or bible scholars. Plus all previous awards.

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In addition to access of Scripturally Sound and individual early-adopter subscription, Kim will write a 300-500 word press release OR article OR 1 social media event campaign (total of 15 Facebook, Instagram and Twitter postings) for your website. This is inclusive of Christian music artists, ministries or Christian-owned businesses (business does not have to provide a ministry service). With over 15 years of combined experience in communications and marketing, Kimberly has received placements in media outlets such as The Washington Post, NBC4 Washington, Fortune Magazine, C-SPAN and more. Plus thank you shout out on Twitter/Instagram.

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Your church's ad will appear on the web app for 1 month. This is a limited offer; our web app will not have church banners.

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Monetary Contribution With No Reward
44 Supporters
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$10
Sounds Sweet - Thank You!

Thank you so much for your support in making Scripturally Sound a reality. Get an early invite to our web app. We’ll shout you out via email/Twitter/Facebook/Instagram!

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$25
INDIVIDUAL AWARD- 3-Month Access of Scripturally Sound

Get exclusive 3-month access to Scripturally Sound before anyone else. Get feedback and help from our developers and shape the Scripturally Sound experience, plus all previous awards.

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$50
INDIVIDUAL AWARD - Access + Subscription + Lyric-Inspired Bible Studies/Devotionals of YOUR choice

Get exclusive access to Scripturally Sound before anyone else. As an early adopter you additionally, get a limited-time offer of a ONE year subscription for individuals (does not include chord-charts or music-related features other than lyrics). Expected launch 2018. Lyric-inspired bible studies/devotionals are written by published Christian authors or bible scholars. Plus all previous awards.

4 Supporters
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$100
INDIVIDUAL AWARD Get 1 subscription, plus 1 for your loved one!

In addition to access and early-adopter subscription, your donation goes towards a subscription for another individual who could benefit from Scripturally Sound's services. Expected launch 2018. Plus all previous awards for you and your gift recipient.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$200
INDIVIDUAL AWARD- 2 subscriptions plus 2 tickets to launch party!

Get V.I.P. exclusive offers when we celebrate the launch of our web app! Get prizes, music from artists, and other giveaways. Plus early-adopter subscriptions and all previous awards.

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1 Supporter
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$300
INDIVIDUAL OR CHURCH AWARD- Title Content/Writing for your business/blog/social media channel

In addition to access of Scripturally Sound and individual early-adopter subscription, Kim will write a 300-500 word press release OR article OR 1 social media event campaign (total of 15 Facebook, Instagram and Twitter postings) for your website. This is inclusive of Christian music artists, ministries or Christian-owned businesses (business does not have to provide a ministry service). With over 15 years of combined experience in communications and marketing, Kimberly has received placements in media outlets such as The Washington Post, NBC4 Washington, Fortune Magazine, C-SPAN and more. Plus thank you shout out on Twitter/Instagram.

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CeCe Winans' personalized text video greeting + autographed NEW CD!

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CHURCH AWARD- SUBSCRIPTION FOR CONGREGATION UP TO 100 members

1 YEAR EARLY-ADOPTER SUBSCRIPTION for church, plus early access--get feedback and help from our developers and shape the Scripturally Sound experience. Expected launch 2018.

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