All videos -Though the music of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia, has impacted the global Church for over a decade, it's only been in recent years that the church’s youth worship team, Hillsong United, has exploded. Its fresh brand of driving, melodic modern rock & worship & clear, basically stated lyrics has catapulted them to top-selling status in Australia & has them emerging as a world-wide phenomenon. Amidst the growing zeal for the Aussie group, United releases its newest CD & it’s first-ever studio recording, All of the Above. Originally, there was no plan for United to become a recording artist & touring band.
United is first a vibrant & active youth ministry & it is a sophisticated operation with about 200 young people directly involved creatively as musicians, vocalists, production techs, artists & designers. The key musicians & worship leaders that appear on the albums direct one of the age-focused worship teams that meet weekly for a time of music, worship & discipleship. Over 3,000 young people are part of Hillsong United’s programs at the church’s Sydney & suburban campuses.
The giant task of overseeing these programs falls to Youth Pastor Phil Dooley & his wife Lucinda who have served in this role since 1996. Phil, who also travels with the United worship band & is a speaker during their worship nights, comments, “In some churches, the youth are a part of the church. But, they say, ‘you are the Church’.” Hillsong Church has long drawn its worship leaders from the deep & gifted pool of songwriters discovered in its United youth ministry.
This includes worship leaders & songwriters Reuben Morgan, Marty Sampson & now Joel Houston. “One of the strengths of our church is the way the youth are embraced & encouraged to be a part of all that is happening,” says Joel. “It’s what makes United distinctive. We’re not a band. The nature of who they are & what they do is inclusive. It’s a discipling model. Everything they (the current band) do is because somebody gave us an opportunity.”7th day adventist theology, 7th day adventist theology, 7th day adventist theology, university seventh day adventist church, adventist website, online bible study degree, biblical studies online, online biblical studies, biblical studies, bible studies online, onlinebible, bible videos, the bible online, the end is near, 7th day adventist theology, university seventh day adventist church, adventist website, online bible study degree, biblical studies online, online biblical studies, biblical studies, bible studies online, onlinebible, bible videos, the bible online, the end is near