Stuff we do....

We don't just write songs. Songwriting is just one of the disciplines for serving the Kingdom that we practice. This real-life ministry training ground serves the local churches, communities, and Church at large through concerts, nights of worship, retreats, conferences, and #GodSpotNow events. #TES40wk missionaries receive a well-rounded and diverse experience as they regularly work in close cooperation with local pastors from area churches to design services and #GodSpotNOW events. By partnering with The Emerging Sound Summer Camp hosted by People & Songs and Jennie Lee Riddle, #TES40wk missionaries gain experience in songwriting, live and studio recordings, worship leading, photo and video production, social networking/media, hospitality, and outreach opportunities throughout the year. Come and experience firsthand, the transformational power of the Gospel of Jesus in individual lives, communities, churches, and families! 

Where We Live...



#Tes40wk lives in the Hub of Awesome!

Who's here now...

The 2018 #TES40wk Missionaries  & Full Time Missionary Residents


How We Got Here...

Late in 2016, Darrin & Jennie Riddle relocated their family and community to beautiful La Porte, Indiana to establish a long-awaited dream-come-true ministry headquarters for People & Songs and The Emerging Sound. God gave Darrin and Jennie a dream for a residential ministry hub back in 1988; A place where Kingdom workers could find rest, training and connection with other creative, like-minded servants. The miraculous stewardship of the iconic and historic Ruth C. Sabin Home is the culmination of almost 3 decades of waiting, praying, working, trusting and growing in the Lord.


Audition to #TES40wk

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Tell us about yourself, your training, your goals, and your relationship with Jesus.
Provide us with a YouTube link of you preforming one of your original songs.