Dear Senior Pastor,

Since the very conception of Hillsong Church, our heart has been to connect, equip and serve the Local Church – which includes your ministry and the people in your world, helping you to flourish and reach your God-given potential.

Although our planet faces ever-increasing global crisis, when the Church unites, we gather forces to push back the powers of darkness and gain ground for the Kingdom of God. We are entrusted with the only authentic hope for humanity, a very bright light in a dark and threatening world – Jesus.

There is something very powerful about a company of people, encouraging each other to embrace our cities and nations with the love, hope and goodness of a compassionate and faithful God. Collectively we are making a difference for Jesus – we are better together!

The goal of the Hillsong Leadership Network is to “equip pastors and leaders to flourish”, and we do this through nurturing relationships with leaders and resourcing you to grow healthy churches – whether that’s through live events you’re invited to or online resources found on this Portal.

In fact, through the Hillsong Leadership Network we can share with you the combined experience of 37+ years of Hillsong Church, in all its different shapes, sizes and contexts around the world. While Hillsong is definitely not a perfect church, there are Biblical principles we have learned through both trial and error, and through the many varied and valuable partnerships we have held over the years that direct the practical, day-to-day behind-the-scenes of all our ministerial endeavours.

More than ever, I believe that together, as individual believers and churches, we have the opportunity to bring answers, hope and love to a world seeking truth. We would love to connect, encourage and invest in you through the Hillsong Leadership Network as together, in partnership, we advance His Kingdom on earth.


Brian & Bobbie Houston

Founders & Global Senior Pastors Hillsong Church

Overview

  • A Global Community

    The Hillsong Leadership Network is a global community of Senior Pastors united in partnership with Hillsong Church to see the Church rise up in influence and stature. Through personal relationship with the Hillsong team our desire is to practically resource you to grow a healthy local church.

    Our Members are invited to intimate live training events throughout the year, supplemented by downloadable resources from our Online Portal.

  • Leaning In Heart & Soul

    Our community includes churches of various sizes, ages, traditions, languages and denominations. The ‘by-invitation’ Membership welcomes like-minded Senior Pastors who have an unquenchable passion to grow a healthy local church and have expressed their desire to lean in to the heart and soul of Hillsong Church.

    Our Members appreciate the longterm support and encouragement available – fully knowing that we are better together!

  • Behind-The-Scenes

    Senior Pastors are invited to peek behind-the-scenes of Hillsong Church and learn from both our highs and lows. Our Members are keen to expand their frame of reference, and realise the potential of being found in an environment of generous sharing, constant learning and creative innovation.

    None of us are, or ever will be perfect churches, but together we can learn and sharpen one another.

Exclusive Access

Our goal through the Hillsong Leadership Network is to give you an exclusive peek into the DNA of Hillsong Church through access to candid Staff Meetings and personal Concierge support.

  • Receive a monthly leadership teaching from Ps Brian allowing you a unique glimpse into our culture through our Staff Meetings. Gather your own team together to watch and discuss.

  • A private podcast feed curated with signature Staff Meeting messages from our global Lead Pastors and key leaders, as they invest into the culture of their teams.

  • Your personal Concierge is always available to help answer any questions you might have about Hillsong, and provide introductions for your and any of your team to our key staff.

  • Hosting and behind-the-scenes access when visiting any of our locations around the world so you can build relationship and get your questions answered.

  • Receive a 30% discount year round off all Hillsong and Ps Brian & Bobbie’s resources - including teaching, books, music, apparel, curriculum, Bibles and Conference session recordings.

Event Invitations

You're invited to join us at events designed to help your catch the culture and understand exactly how Hillsong Church functions, in an up-close and personal environment.

  • Open House event invitation for you and your team.

  • Premium tickets and reserved seating at Hillsong worship concerts.

  • Join a small group of Senior Pastors for an unforgettable experience discovering the Holy Land in our annual 'Taste of Israel Tour'.

  • An eye-opening and heart-stretching experience on a 'Compassion Insight Trip' that reveals both the tragic effects of poverty and the power of the local Church.

  • Additional webinars, retreats and gatherings.

Conference Benefits

We can't wait to host you across our various global conferences and ensure they are relaxing, refreshing and feel like "home" with these extra-special benefits.

  • Discounted Hillsong, Colour and Worship Conference registration rate.

  • Invitations to the Conference Luncheon & Colour High Tea with Ps Brian & Bobbie.

  • Guest passes (x2) for a private lounge including complimentary refreshments.

  • Priority seating (x2) in a reserved section for all arena main sessions.

  • Access to accommodation at the most convenient hotels.

Craig & Monie Lotze
Victory Faith Church, Spokane, USA

“We are forever grateful for the opportunity to be on the journey together and be a part of the Hillsong Leadership Network. Being connected is a game changer! The relationships, resources, encouragement, revelation, leadership tools, webinars and conferences have all had a huge kingdom impact in our lives and the life of our churches. We are not just better leaders because of it, we are better people! The Network is an answer to prayers we prayed years ago to connect with those who are further down the road than we are and doing the journey well.”

Church Membership

By invitation for eligible Senior Pastors

Common Questions

  • How much does the Membership cost per year?

    The Membership is charged in Australian dollars. For Senior Pastors in Australasia, North America, Europe and Asia the membership fee is AU$500/year or AU$50/month. For Senior Pastors in South America the membership fee is AU$200/year or AU$20/month. For Senior Pastors in Africa the membership fee is AU$150/year or AU$15/month.

  • I am not a Senior Pastor, can I join as a Member?

    The goal of the Hillsong Leadership Network is to champion Senior Pastors and the local churches they lead. To this end the resources, trainings and conversations we facilitate within the Leadership Network concern how to grow a healthy local church and are rarely applicable to organisations and para-church ministries. However such leaders are welcome to join as a complimentary Associate and make use of the Online Portal resources.

  • Can I still apply for Membership without a personal invitation?

    The Leadership Network is for Senior Pastors who share the same heart and soul as Hillsong Church; therefore the majority of our Members are personally invited to join by a member of the Hillsong team out of pre-existing and ongoing relationship. If you are not yet connected with any our team, you may still complete an application letting us know more about yourself and together we can work out your best next step.

  • Is the Leadership Network only open to specific denominations?

    The Hillsong Leadership Network is a community of local, Biblically-based churches and ministries, of like-spirit and like-mind, from across the globe. These are local churches, which are not linked to Hillsong Church in any way other than relationally. The Hillsong Leadership Network is not a denominational movement or spiritual covering, and is not designed to replace nor compete with existing affiliations. Instead it is a place for churches of various denominations and styles to be connected, encouraged and resourced.

  • I'm just about to plant a church, should I join as a Member?

    We love to champion church planters and have resources and team available to support this vital mission. In the preliminary stages of planting a church, finance can often be limited and therefore we would encourage church planters in the planning phase to take advantage of all the resources and webinars available at the complimentary Associate level before applying to become a Member.

  • Are there any payment plans are available?

    We appreciate that paying the full Membership dues all at once may be a challenge for some churches, therefore you have the choice to pay for your annual Membership in either a one-off annual payment or 12 monthly automatic payments. Please note that if you do select the monthly payment plan, you are still committing to an annual Membership.

  • What will happen at the end of my annual subscription?

    At the end of the annual subscription period all Memberships are set for automatic renewal. For all Membership changes, please email the Hillsong Leadership Network team at least 30 days prior to the end of your subscription.

  • I've been a Member of the Leadership Network previously, can I join again without applying?

    In 2020, our membership model moved to 'by invitation' to reflect our heart and intention to build a community of like-minded Senior Pastors leaning in to the heart and soul of Hillsong Church. If you have previously been a Member, you are welcome to complete an application form letting us know your reasons for wanting to rejoin.