St David's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, PA, US
Bio: For over 12 years, the Souled Out Coffeehouse has been ministering to a diverse audience who represent the Philadelphia metro area. Since moving from our original location to the semi-suburban area known as Rhawnhurst, we have experienced tremendous growth. We have partnered with local businesses who provide us with exposure, publicity, and our signature gourmet coffee (courtesy of Great Awakenings Café). This fall, we begin an exciting new chapter as we have joined forces with another NE Philadelphia Coffeehouse, "The Basement at St David's"!! Now that we have come together we have a partnership that will allow our patrons the ability to delicious purchase a light meal, at a very small "suggested donation". These innovations will, at last, permit us to become one of the most popular venues of its kind in the area. We have musicians from across the country, asking us for bookings, ALL at their own expense and all for YOU! The Coffeehouse, Summer Concert Series, and our NEW host, St David's Evangelical Lutheran Church, are ALL 100% MINISTRY. Therefore, we do not charge admission. We are supported only by YOUR donations, our current sponsors, and hopefully some new sponsors coming on board soon. We offer our artists, a great opportunity for exposure, positive public relations, the ability to promote their ministries, sell merchandise, and, MOST IMPORTANT... a way to reach the lost, who truly need to hear the messages in their music. We do take a "free-will offering," which we give to the artists. Even though we cannot pay fees to those who minister here, we have never been without an artist. Once they have played here, they often ask when they can come join us again! In addition to our monthly events (held on the FIRST Saturday of each month, September through May), we plan to host periodic worship concerts, which promote and educate Christians as to the importance of worship, especially in these troubled times. Multiple churches in our area join with us for these events. Since their inception, we have noticed a real increase in attendance. They are also purely for ministry and free to attend. As with Souled Out: The Basement at St David's, we know we are moving in the right direction as worship teams from all over are offering to come out to minister. We hope that this summary will help you see what we are all about and prompt you to want to be part of what God is doing here in Philadelphia!