And then God answered: “Write this. Write what you see.
Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run.
This vision-message is a witness pointing to what’s coming.
It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time.
Habakkuk 2:2-3 (MSG)
CAPTURE THE SOUND
Psalm 96 & Psalm 144:9
We want to give Jesus the highest honour by releasing the spiritual sound we believe He’s given us, through music, creativity and song. We long to see the God of Salvation move mightily among nations through this vehicle and it is our aim to write and create sound that brings exhortation and praise in view of our awesome Gods grace.
To date, the sound we believe God has been downloading to us, has been to mix the old with the new. Using hymns, steeped in rich language and melodies, we have reworked these to be more accessible in the 21st century. Our heart is to use our creativity not only for the church, but also in an evangelistic context, to reach as many people with the good news as possible. (Mark 16:15)
We have now released three CDs (more info on our Music Page) and tour extensively throughout the year, both nationally and internationally. (More info on our ‘Events’ page.
TRAIN AND EQUIP
As Sound of Wales, we are passionate about equipping and inspiring the next generation of musicians to rise up with a heart for music and worship. We are committed to training church worship teams, worship leaders and creative teams in an atmosphere of excellence. We carry this out through biblical teaching, creative expression and musical/creative equipping.
This involves our annual School of Worship, instrumental classes, vocal master classes and training days on specialized subjects, such as, Worship Leading, Band Dynamics, Songwriting, Team Building, to name a few. We are also launching our brand new children’s conference SOW 4:14! This conference will be used to encourage 4-14 year olds in their relationship with God and help them discover their unique, creative gifting in Him.
As SOW we are passionate about the evangelization of Wales – going into the nation and making disciples! Music and creativity are amazing tools that break down all sorts of social barriers. They speak a universal language – that stir the soul and move the heart. Music and creativity help relationships and confidence grow and provide a great means whereby to build community.
We spend intentional, longer lengths of time in small communities using music and creativity to encourage and develop individuals. Some of the ways in which we carry this out is through community choirs, music & drama workshops, song writing & community events.
These amazing tools have been recognized as agents of social development in its highest sense because they transmit values of solidarity, harmony and mutual compassion. All of this infused with biblical truth, combined with the Holy spirit is like a cacophony of divine dynamite that has and continues to transform individuals and communities as a whole.