‘Twas the Night Before Hillsong Conference

Posted by | July 01, 2012 | Personal | One Comment

So I have to be honest, I kind of feel like a kid the night before Christmas. Tomorrow I’ll be attending my first Hillsong Conference.

Two months ago TODAY I boarded a plane for Australia for what was supposed to be a 2-week trip, and tomorrow I’ll be joining over 30,000 people who have come from around the globe to be a part of Hillsong Conference. I would have never dreamed I’d have this opportunity and am so expectant for what God has in store. This entire journey has been a story of God’s faithfulness and I can’t even begin to imagine what the next days few days will bring.

Hillsong Conference 2012 from Hillsong Church on Vimeo.

I’ve been attending Hillsong Church for the two months I’ve been here in Sydney and it’s been cool to see anticipation and excitement within the church for the opportunity they have to host pastors and church leaders at Hillsong Conference this week. The heartbeat of the Hillsong Conference is to champion the cause of the local church, and Hillsong truly a local church that is having a global impact.

Today they released the latest Hillsong worship album, Cornerstone, which includes many of the songs we’ve been singing in church. [GET IT… USA, it releases on Tuesday!] One of my personal favorites is a song called “I Surrender.” We sang the song tonight in church and its words echo my prayer for the week that’s ahead:

Like a rushing wind / Jesus breathe within / Lord have your way, Lord have your way in me…
Like a mighty storm / Stir within my soul / Lord have your way, Lord have your way in me…  

God has already done some remarkable things in my life the past two of months and I’m expecting and praying for that work to continue this week in my life and in the lives of everyone that’s gathered. And the great thing is, even if you aren’t here in Sydney you can follow what’s happening at Hillsong Conference by tuning in to Hillsong Conference Backstage!

Hillsong Conference Backstage will stream some of the sessions of Hillsong Conference along with behind-the-scenes interviews with the Hillsong team and special guests including Louie Giglio, Steven Furtick, Joyce Meyer, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, and others.

You can access the stream beginning tomorrow night at www.hillsongconference.com. Or, you can stream Hillsong Conference Backstage [and set reminders!] by downloading the Hillsong App. Check out an article I wrote about the Hillsong App over at ChurchMarketingSucks.com.

Join me in praying for the Hillsong Conference and follow along — I’ll be tweeting and blogging! Also, follow #HillsongConf on Twitter to see the latest.

In the meantime, check out Cornerstone! These songs literally echo the heartbeat of what God is doing at Hillsong Church.

Lord have your way, Lord have your way in me… 

About Tim Schraeder

Tim Schraeder is obsessed with all things social media. Having worked with some of the world’s largest churches and para-church organizations, he served as an evangelist for social media with a knack for connecting people and spreading ideas that matter. He’s been a consultant and coach as well as a sought-after speaker and author who helped write the book on communication and social media for the church. Today, Tim is passionate to help businesses and organizations connect, engage, and build loyal followers across all forms of social media. He is a die-hard Chicagoan who can be found in any neighborhood coffeeshop that has free wifi.

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