GOD IS BUILDING A HOME. HE’S USING US ALL — IRRESPECTIVE OF HOW WE GOT HERE — IN WHAT HE IS BUILDING. HE USED THE APOSTLES AND PROPHETS FOR THE FOUNDATION. NOW HE’S USING YOU, FITTING YOU IN BRICK BY BRICK, STONE BY STONE, WITH CHRIST JESUS AS THE CORNERSTONE THAT HOLDS ALL THE PARTS TOGETHER. WE SEE IT TAKING SHAPE DAY AFTER DAY — A HOLY TEMPLE BUILT BY GOD, ALL OF US BUILT INTO IT, A TEMPLE IN WHICH GOD IS QUITE AT HOME.
EPHESIANS 2:19-22 (THE MESSAGE)
All giving above $2 AUD to the Hillsong Foundation is tax deductible. If your giving does not require a tax deductible receipt (including trust disbursements), it will be deposited and receipted by Hillsong Church Australia (ABN 73 640 782 059 / TFN 991078055) and used to support the Heart for the House initiatives.
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At the beginning of this year, the words RESCUE, RESTORE and REBUILD were impressed on my spirit. These words represent more than merely a slogan or a catchy alliteration; they truly encapsulate what we are believing God for across the breadth of Hillsong Church and for every person who calls Hillsong ‘home’.
I love the imagery of the Church being likened to a home. In fact, Paul uses this language in Ephesians 2 as he describes our citizenship in the household of God – every individual is carefully placed brick by brick and Jesus Christ is the Chief Cornerstone holding us all together. In a world laden with questions, answers that bring hope, healing and redemption can only be found in Jesus. It is truly astonishing that God has chosen to partner with ordinary men and women like you and me to build His glorious House – people who believe they can make a difference in the world and see the love of God reach all who are seeking and in need.
The bottom line of Heart for the House, and our vision at large as a church, has always been to prepare a home for those who are homeless, for those who are without answers, for those who are without meaning to their lives. Heart for the House signifies more than an annual offering, it truly is a miracle in motion.
In the last year
CityCare provided almost 700,000 meals to Australian families in need.
A21 assisted more victims of slavery to freedom than ever before.
Hillsong Africa Foundation supported over 450,000 individuals through the pandemic.
ONE80TC remained fully operational to support those in need of rehabilitation.
Vision Rescue provided online education to their children and 1.25 million meals.
Hillsong Channel brought the hope of Jesus into people’s homes during isolation.
Hillsong Online expanded into 224 countries and enabled us to still gather in lockdown.
Facilities were acquired and repurposed to house what God is doing in our Macquarie, Melbourne City, Gold Coast, and Hobart campuses.
In 2021, as we once again invest into the lives of others, we still believe ‘the best is yet to come’.
“It is a year of God’s supernatural rescue.”
— Brian Houston
HE RESCUES AND SAVES HIS PEOPLE; HE PERFORMS MIRACULOUS SIGNS AND WONDERS IN THE HEAVENS AND ON EARTH. HE HAS RESCUED DANIEL FROM THE POWER OF THE LIONS.
DANIEL 6:27 (NLT)
GOD IS A RESCUER AND WE ARE BELIEVING FOR INCREDIBLE TESTIMONIES OF GOD’S SUPERNATURAL RESCUE OF HIS PEOPLE. RESCUING THOSE IN IMPOSSIBLE SITUATIONS - WHETHER IT BE HEALING FROM SICKNESS, PROVIDING FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY OR PROTECTING THOSE FACING TROUBLE. TOGETHER, AS CHRIST’S BODY, OUR HOUSE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE THE LORD’S HANDS AND FEET - HIS ‘RESCUE’- TO A WORLD IN DESPERATE NEED OF A SAVIOUR.
He restores our soul - surely goodness and mercy will follow us, all the days of our lives." — Brian Houston
THE BIBLE IS FILLED WITH TESTIMONIES OF THE LORD’S FAITHFULNESS TO RESTORE WHAT IS BROKEN AND LOST - FROM CITIES AND NATIONS TO FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS. THERE IS NO LIFE OR SITUATION THAT IS BEYOND HIS POWER TO RESTORE - WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE (MATTHEW 19:26).
FOR OUR HOUSE AND WORLD, WE BELIEVE HE WILL HEAL HURTING HEARTS AND BODIES, REDEEM LOST TIME, RESTORE BUSINESSES, NEIGHBOURHOODS AND COMMUNITIES WHO HAVE SUFFERED LOSS.
"In 2021 we are believing for God to do a new thing.”
— Brian Houston
FOR WE WERE SLAVES. YET OUR GOD DID NOT FORSAKE US IN OUR BONDAGE; BUT HE EXTENDED MERCY TO US IN THE SIGHT OF THE KINGS OF PERSIA, TO REVIVE US, TO REPAIR THE HOUSE OF OUR GOD, TO REBUILD ITS RUINS, AND TO GIVE US A WALL IN JUDAH AND JERUSALEM.
EZRA 9:9 (NKJV)
FROM BUILDINGS AND NATIONS, TO FAMILIES AND CHILDREN, WE BELIEVE HE IS BUILDING SOMETHING NEW IN OUR MIDST THAT WILL BE STRONGER AND MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN ANYTHING PASSED, FAR ABOVE ALL WE COULD ASK, THINK OR IMAGINE (EPHESIANS 3:20).
Our mission to reach and influence the world by building a large Christ-centred Bible-based church has never been more relevant. We look towards the future with great anticipation for all the Lord will accomplish through His House in the days to come. For the lost and new generations we will welcome ‘home’ through our doors. For the aching hearts, hands and homes who will experience God’s healing, care and restoration. The best truly is yet to come.
What is Heart for the House Offering?
Every year in June, Hillsong Church holds a special ‘Heart for the House’ weekend where the whole church gathers to give towards the Hillsong Foundation.
Our generous collective giving enables the vision of our church to become a reality and supports life-changing social justice initiatives at both a local and global level.
Year after year, we have seen giving that is breathtaking. What God has accomplished on the earth through the generosity of many is nothing short of miraculous.
We invite you to join us in cause and faith as we endeavour to advance the Kingdom of God on earth through his church.