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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.

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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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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8 Skills a Front of House Engineer Needs to Develop

8 Skills a Front of House Engineer Needs to Develop

The Front of House (FOH) Engineer is responsible for the sound that everyone hears in the room. They become the link between what the team onstage (musicians, singers and speakers), and every person that makes up the audience. The role of the FOH Engineer is to convey...

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Hillsong Soundcheck Practicalities

Hillsong Soundcheck Practicalities

Why do we structure checks the way we do? We ultimately want to release the platform team to do what they are called to, without them concerning themselves with the details of our responsibilities. Every service is made up of different moments all linked together to...

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5 Step Formula to Creating Culture

5 Step Formula to Creating Culture

1. Define the culture The first stage of creating any culture within a team or organisation is for the leader to define the culture they desire to have – perhaps by asking themselves: “What kind of church/team do I want to be a part of myself?” This is not what others...

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15 Reasons Why We Count

15 Reasons Why We Count

When you think of the characteristics and skill set of a pastoral leader – I wonder what type of person you imagine? Perhaps compassionate, kind, patient, loving, generous, relational… It’s easy to have a concept of Jesus as a softly spoken, counselor type figure, but...

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14 Insights Hillsong’s Learned About Linking Services

14 Insights Hillsong’s Learned About Linking Services

At Hillsong Church, we started video linking some of our church services over 10 years ago. Back then it was such a novelty with a lot of experimentation and plenty of mistakes. But over time we have been able to refine the process and bring our congregation on the...

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