From Bobbie’s desk —
Welcome to COLOUR 2022 … and welcome to your personal Invitation to the beautiful and continuing story of God’s girls across the earth.
It goes without saying that over the past two years the global pandemic has been disruptive to many aspects of society. If you have suffered loss of any description, our hearts go out to you and we trust that knowing you are part of a praying and caring sisterhood brings comfort and resolve.
The world has definitely changed, but one thing that hasn’t been compromised is God’s heart for humanity and His heart towards His daughters. It feels that everything that can be shaken, has been shaken — yet amid that shaking, an even stronger people are emerging. Men, women and young people are rising with stronger convictions and greater passion to see His goodness felt in tangible ways. God is surely preparing the earth for strategic days of outpouring and harvest.
Colour has always been an oasis of belief, inspiration and empowerment. An oasis that has seeded and watered the calling and purposes within many, and our belief is that this will continue. I’m excited for the future and the magnificent generation of girls who are standing strong within this mandate of value. It would be our honour to host you again in 2022 — whether in the room in Sydney, Australia, or within a stunning Colour Online experience.
From my desk to yours, we do pray God’s perfect will into your life. Thank you for your love, friendship and the memories we’ve shared these past 26years. Here’s to the future girls … KEEP SMILING, STAY THE PATH, AND LET’S MAKE OUR KING IN HEAVEN PROUD TO CALL US HIS OWN.
With love and affection always,
The Bridegroom-King —
“Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking forth around you… signs of my purpose and plan bursting forth… budding vines… new life… there is change in the air.”
“You are the poetry of God… His handiwork… out of your innermost being is flowing the fullness of my Spirit… and within your womb is a birthing of harvest… the sons and daughters nurtured by the purity you impart… the grace you have become… the shining light on a hill.”
“Look at her now… how beautiful on the mountains… a tower of redemption… a wall of protection for others… a vineyard of my love…”
Song of Songs (The Bible, The Passion Translation)
What’s not to love about the beauty and artistry of faith?
… Faith that relentlessly weaves its way through time and history? Faith that paints colour and vibrancy across the human soul? Faith that shines brightest when circumstance and days are often at their darkest? And what’s not to love about a future that has your name written within its pages?
For those who are friends to the Colour journey, next year (2022) marks yet another new season for a bold, courageous and caring company of women. A new season of moving forward — in step with one another, in step with the Spirit of God, and in step with a world who is perhaps ready to awaken with a fierce hunger for truth, non-compromise and promise. A new season of everyday women, with a heightened sense of mandate and calling.
SHADOWS AND WONDER is language I sense for the coming year. These three words paint a picture. The Book of Acts declares that in latter times, God would pour out His Spirit, on both men and women, young and old, and that they in turn would become the history-makers, movers and shakers, poets and prophets of a new era. I believe we are living in the very centre and heartbeat of those days, and I believe that God is continuing to pour out His Spirit on a movement of brilliant and breathtaking women who are up for the challenge and adventure, light and shade, wonder and influence.
Lisa Harper and Priscilla Shirer are excited and thrilled to be joining us in Sydney. As host of Colour, I am walking into the future with faith and belief that this divine message of value and dignity will resonate with greater clarity and reach to daughters and women yet to hear. The Whisper hasn’t diminished in power or potency, nor its mission to reach into the furthest corners of this world — and the host of women bearing witness and choosing to publish the good news of a perfect God in Heaven and a perfect Saviour, is only growing and coming of age.
So girls. Mark your calendar (11th & 12th March, 2022 – Hillsong Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia and Global Online Watch Parties) and make a plan because we can’t wait to gather under one roof, with one shout and one fabulous proclamation. And ladies, until this global world finds its equilibrium regarding this current pandemic and uncertain times, our hope is to roll out more exciting options as we can (new wineskins and new opportunities). In the meantime, I hope you will secure you and your friends into our flagship Sydney room or Online. We love you and covet your prayers as we plan and prepare.
You are altogether lovely. I am so grateful for each and every one of you.
With love and affection,
Host and Founder of Colour Conference
Co-Global Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church
Shadows & Wonder — Poets. Prophets. Everyday women.
Sydney & Global Online Conference
11th & 12th March 2022
2022 marks yet another new season for a bold, courageous and caring company of women. A new season of moving forward — in step with one another, in step with the Spirit of God, and in step with a world who is perhaps ready to awaken with a fierce hunger for truth, non-compromise and promise. A new season, of everyday women, with a heightened sense of mandate and calling.
We can’t wait to gather in 2022 under one roof, with one shout and one fabulous proclamation at our Hillsong Convention Centre (Hills Campus) in Sydney. And for those of us joining ONLINE we are coming directly to you – your home, your city, your nation, your friends, your family. We will be joined by guest speakers Priscilla Shirer and Lisa Harper.
PLUS, all Sydney and Online delegates will receive full access to Colour Conference 2022 Online on-demand until 31st May 2022.
Guest Speakers and the Hillsong Team
The atmosphere and experience is warm, inclusive and inspiring. Bobbie Houston is both founder and host, and alongside a magnificent and servant-hearted Hillsong team, they labour to bring a conference that you can be proud to be a part of and confident to invite others to.
Get to know your Colour 2022 guest speakers
HOST & FOUNDER
Alongside her husband Brian, Bobbie serves as the Co-Global Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church. Considered to have a prophetic edge regarding her love of life and kingdom, many say that her words and ministry are endearing and contagious. She is passionate about seeing humankind find their way home to Christ, and the potential of local churches to become magnetic in health, vibrancy, relevance and embrace. To that end, compassion, empathy, justice and pathways of solution are of paramount importance. Bobbie is the founder of Colour Conference and the Colour Sisterhood, a global movement of women united around a mandate to make the world a better place.
Priscilla Shirer is a wife and mom first, but put a Bible in her hand and a message in her heart, and you’ll see why thousands meet God in powerful, personal ways at her conferences and through her books and Bible studies. They count it as their greatest privilege to serve every denomination and culture across the spectrum of the church.
Lisa Harper has been lauded as a gifted communicator, whose writing and speaking overflow with colourful pop culture references that connect the dots between the Bible era and modern life. Her style combines sound scriptural exposition with easy-to-relate to anecdotes and comedic wit.
Hillsong Global Team
As always, our own much loved and dynamic Hillsong worship, leadership and teaching teams from around the world will bring their finest to the table including Laura Toganivalu, Cass Langton, Taya Gaukrodger, Brooke Ligertwood and Hillsong Global Team.
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