1992年Hills Christian Life Center（Hillsong Church的前身）進行了第一次的現場錄音，這一次的製作是由Hills Christian Life Center的第一代創作人Geoff Bullock負責。這張以Geoff Bullock的名曲The Power of Your Love命名的唱片，讓世人認悉到Hills Christian Life Center及其音樂品牌Hillsong。期後到了1994年，第二代創作人Darlene Zschech的歌曲Shout to The Lord，以及Reuben Morgan的多首作品使Hillsong更上一層，成為了新的一代敬拜讚美的典範。到今天，Hillsong 第三代創作人的歌曲，正帶領進入另一個新的時代，為未來服事更多年輕人而做準備。
From rwanda to capetown, buenos aires to mexico city, los angeles to toronto, london to budapest.. shanghai to sydney.. We've recorded almost every united worship service for the last 2 years.. Bottled just some of the moments and put them together for all who'd choose to hear.. The end result is the sound of a generation across the earth singing praise and worship to our God.. The sound of the nations joining as one in the same song..
We've recorded a double album worth of songs old and new, and I have to say, it's all about the people and the passion of their worship toward God.. It's very live... A little rugged in places, but that's the beauty of it - it's not about "united" or even the songs.. It's about the heart cry of a generation consumed with their Maker..
There's something special about unity.. Music has the ability to cross borders and break down walls, and when it's purpose is putting voice to our reason for being alive, something powerful happens.. You realise you're a part of something that is happening all over the world; Something much bigger.. Personally I've been so encouraged in my faith just seeing and hearing the global Church declare the praises of God with hearts as one.. No doubt you will be too..
第二部分 我們聚集一堂 將於2008年6月發布...
PART TWO/// WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
Coming June 2008...
If part one is about the confession of our lips.. Part two is about our action..
It takes off exactly where part one left off.. We have literally hundreds + hundreds of hours of footage.. We've documented the entire journey, and we're putting it together in a way that captures what we've been so blessed to experience; The passion, the hunger and the urgency of a generation across the earth desperate to live the life God designed for them... We've captured the worship.. But we've also captured the places.. We've talked to the people.. We've documented some of the best and worst the world has to offer and have told the story in a way that inspires, but also challenges us all to live the worship life that goes beyond just the confession of our lips, but would direct us toward action - Reaching out to the lost and the broken.. Helping the poor and oppressed.. Pursuing justice and fairness for all people..
In short we are releasing a feature length documentary in a double DVD pack + a whole lot of worship.. There's so much more to it, but you'll have to wait and see...
And all of this serves to set up for the main part...
PART THREE/// THE MOVEMENT..
Set to launch officially June 2008.. But it really starts now...
This is where YOU get involved.. part one and two are the story and the mission.. They are united projects aimed at giving us all a global perspective.. Part three is about YOU.. About your projects.. About telling the stories of everyday heroes.. People who are taking it to the streets.. Who aren't just doing Church, but who are stepping out and BEING the Church.. And this is what will decide whether we're a part of generation of hype and good intentions - who sung the songs and talked about making a difference but with little action.. Or whether we can truly say we were a part of global revolution.. A movement of passionate people who laid down our own personal agendas for the good of others and the cause of Christ.. Who stood up and DID something.. With no agenda but LOVE..
It's a locally focused initiative which, if we work together, will have global impact..
Think of it as a GLOBAL project...
Imagine a global online community where at any moment you can see what other like-minded people all around the world are doing locally to make a difference.. It's about being the change.. Locally, and together having global effect..
A social justice hub where the Church can use it's voice and be heard on the issues of injustice that face so many.. And be mobilised to action and operate as the hands and feet of Jesus Christ..
It will work when we as the Church take up the call to act on the "opportunities" that we all have every day to love our neighbours - near and far.. It doesn't matter where you live, or what you have.. There are no excuses.. Everyone can love.. Opportunity is there for anybody willing to open their eyes to it..
Practically it'll depend entirely on all of us choosing to act.. We're gonna do our best to set up a platform and a network where we can be educated on the issues.. Be directed to ways we can help.. Be inspired by the stories of others.. And share our own experiences and challenges... But ultimately this is about YOU taking up the challenge to live your life for OTHERS....
SO THERE IT IS.. I BELIEVE WE'RE ON THE EDGE OF A MOVE OF GOD LIKE NEVER BEFORE.. I REALLY DO.. BUT GOD ALWAYS RESPONDS TO US EARNESTLY AND DILIGENTLY SEEKING HIM!!! SO CHASE HIM!! DESIRE MORE!! BUT BE READY TO NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN.. PREPARE YOURSELF TO LIVE UNCOMFORTABLY; TO BE INCONVENIENCED, BUT TO SEE IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY!!! IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS.. THE UNSEEN.. THE SELFLESS.. IT'S TRUE WORSHIP.. IT'S WHAT WE WERE MADE FOR..!!
By Joel Houston
Story So Far
Brian and Bobbie Houston are the senior pastors of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia, incorporating two major campuses (Hills and City), a city-wide network of Connect Groups and contributing ministries and extension services.
In February 1978, Brian and Bobbie moved to Australia as newlyweds from New Zealand, joining the ministry team of Sydney Christian Life Centre which was pioneered in July 1977. In the early 1980s, after successfully pioneering two other churches in the Sydney region, they saw the need to provide people in Sydney's North West with a fresh and contemporary church. In August 1983, they founded Hills Christian Life Centre. It has grown from a congregation of 45 to what is said to be the largest church in Australian history.
Today Hillsong Church operates from a 21 acre site in a modern business park in the Hills District, and from a contemporary facility in Waterloo near the heart of Sydney's CBD. With a total attendance of over 20,000 on any given weekend, the reputation of the church continues to expand, having a dynamic influence and impact in Australia and many other nations. Hillsong also has churchesin London, Kiev and Paris.
The live praise and worship albums produced by Hillsong Music Australia have achieved gold status in various countries, and the songs are sung in churches around the world. Hillsong's Worship Pastor Darlene Zschech and other members of the worship team have become internationally renowned for their songwriting and anointed worship leading.
Churches of all denominations from across the globe are able to experience what God is doing in and through the people at Hillsong Church through the annual Hillsong Conference, Colour Your World Women's Conference and Hillsong Men's Conference.
The Hillsong International Leadership College attracts students from all over the globe and is committed to training, equipping and building leaders in pastoral, music and other ministry skills.
Hillsong Church is also actively involved in building the Sydney local community through Hillsong Emerge whose facilities and programs range from medical centres and emergency relief services, to drug and alcohol programs and personal development and recovery programs.
As Hillsong Church continues to increase and grow, the vision remains consistent: to build the Church of Jesus Christ and bless the body of Christ world-wide.
Time Has Come (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
One Way (Tokyo, Japan)
What The World Will Never Take (Amsterdam, Holland)