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Stories, thoughts and articles about what Jesus is doing in our world and how we outwork that through our local churches.

The Best Platform for Your Online Church Services

The Best Platform for Your Online Church Services

In March 2020, churches around the world scrambled to shift their physical services to digital streaming platforms in just a matter of days, as the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic became clear and governments restricted public gatherings.Discussions about the validity,...

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Pastoring Millennials Through a Crisis

Pastoring Millennials Through a Crisis

Andy Hopper, Team Leader for the Hillsong Leadership Network recently discussed with Benjamin Windle how we as church leaders can specifically pastor Millennials in this unique pandemic season. Benjamin is the pastor of Lifeplace Church in Brisbane, Australia – a...

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5 Ways to Pastor Your Chat Room

5 Ways to Pastor Your Chat Room

Hillsong's Online Campus has been operating for over a year prior to the COVID-19 pandemic which led to the closure of church buildings and brought our whole congregation online. During this time, we've been able to identify five core values that we instil in our...

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Using Facebook to Build a Digital Church Community

Using Facebook to Build a Digital Church Community

Every congregation faces the same challenge of facilitating an engaged community outside of the four walls of the church building - whether that be during the COVID-19 restrictions or in any normal season. We're all seeking to build a sense of family and clearly...

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15 Practical Steps When Preparing A Sermon

15 Practical Steps When Preparing A Sermon

1) Panic less. Pray more. The thought of starting to prepare another message may make you feel anxious, especially if you’ve only just finished preparing and delivering your last sermon, however rather than the roster causing you to panic and stressing, instead let it...

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How the Church Can Lead Millennials Effectively

How the Church Can Lead Millennials Effectively

Andy Hopper, Team Leader for the Hillsong Leadership Network recently chatted with Benjamin Windle on the subject of millennials, and specifically how we as church leaders engage with them. Benjamin is the pastor of Lifeplace Church in Brisbane, Australia – a thriving...

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10 Books to Promote & Prepare for Revival

10 Books to Promote & Prepare for Revival

[Words & book list curated by Ps Robert Fergusson] The word ‘revival’ suggests previous life. Thus it is primarily for believers not for unbelievers. Unbelievers, according to Selwyn Hughes, “…don’t need revival: they need a resurrection”. Christmas Evans once...

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9 Skills a Monitor Engineer Needs to Develop

9 Skills a Monitor Engineer Needs to Develop

The monitor engineer is responsible for mixing sound for each person who walks on stage. The PA System is designed to cover the audience and intentionally misses the stage. As such, separate monitoring is required for the platform team to hear themselves and each...

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3 Areas a ‘Comms’ Person Should Always Be Growing In

3 Areas a ‘Comms’ Person Should Always Be Growing In

The Comms person is the right-hand for the Monitor, Broadcast and FOH Operator, as well as a bridge for communication between the operator and all the teams facilitating a service. A Comms person should always be growing in: Their understanding of the area where they...

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