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Hillsong Leadership Blog

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

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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8 Reasons You Need to Write Your Next Sermon in a Cafe

8 Reasons You Need to Write Your Next Sermon in a Cafe

Do you always write your sermons by yourself in your office? Most likely you appreciate the lack of distractions and easy access to your bookshelf of commentaries – but what if you wrote your next message from your favourite café? Here are eight reasons why you should...

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Preaching That Transforms (Not Just Informs)

Preaching That Transforms (Not Just Informs)

Another Sunday is over and you have been preaching all day. Maybe you are wondering how your message was received. Did it make sense? Did it impact and change people? Unfortunately just because you preached for 35 minutes, and just because everyone stayed to listen to...

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3 Traits Of Evangelistic Churches

3 Traits Of Evangelistic Churches

Reaching new people – regardless of wherever they are at in their faith – should always be the norm of our churches. In Matthew 28, Jesus tells us to “Go into all the world…” not to wait for people to come to us. Evangelism, therefore, should always be in our hearts....

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The 7 Keys of Change

The 7 Keys of Change

Change is inevitable. For better or for worse, under or out of your control – change is going to happen. Therefore it’s so important that we learn to master change, because if we aren’t able to maximize change, we’re always going to resent it and be frustrated by it,...

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How to Kill Atmosphere in 3 Easy Steps

How to Kill Atmosphere in 3 Easy Steps

Establishing a great atmosphere of faith and expectation for what God is going to do in a service is such an important component. It’s not about hyping things up, but it is about being genuinely engaged in moments that are happening, and sharing this engagement in...

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