Once a year, our church gathers on a special Sunday to bring a financial offering that is above and beyond our normal tithes and offerings.
Our Heart for the House Sunday is always significant, the atmosphere of holiness and faith is tangible. Many of us, especially our Partners of the Vision prepare months in advance, prayerfully preparing their financial gift for this day.
This extraordinary sacrifice enables us to be a blessing to people in need and helps us to move forward – taking strategic steps to invest into the future of our local campuses so that we can serve our cities well.
We are entering into a beautiful season in the life of church called Heart for the House. We believe God is on the move and is mightily at work in all seasons to build our lives and to display His glory. He is ALL MIGHTY GOD and He has promised that we can be confident that what He has begun in you He will bring it to completion (Phil 1:6) This means that He is at work through the times and seasons of our lives. What a profound promise for each one of us!
This Heart for the House, we want to highlight the image of a tree. Not simply the external but the internal aging and markings of a tree that occur through the seasons and result in rings of growth.
When you study the inside of a tree, it’s remarkable to see the impact of seasons and events which paints a beautiful artwork and tells a story. The internal rings of growth are indicators of external events. Each ring marks a new year, a new story, explaining situations and things it had to adapt to, its challenges, its growth spurt and even the extreme weather and climate it may have faced.
We, like trees, tell a story written from things that happen in our hearts and in our lives and we want it to display God’s work in us. Again, we are reminded that God has begun a great work in you and will bring it to completion (Phil 1:6)
Whether you have found this season challenging or good, what I do know is that God wants to move through us all and for our lives to express and tell of His love and be founded on His faithfulness.
As a church, we have walked through a different season, facing uncertainty, loss, and transition. However, we believe that God has used this season to shape us and shape a beautiful Church that is more in love with our Saviour Jesus, centered on Him, relying on Him and making a difference in this World. And as the people of God, we keep growing and maturing in Him.
God is writing the story of our local church called Hillsong Francophonie. Therefore, like every year, I want to ask you to be prayerful and to seek God as we come around Heart for the House. Let’s give Him all the Glory and believe that together we will make a significant difference in people’s lives in every campus.
In Jesus’ name.
Brendan & Camille White
“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
THIS IS HOW YOU CAN PLAY YOUR PART:
Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to take part in this offering. Giving is more about expressing your desire and passion to build God’s House and His Kingdom rather than the amount.
Please take time to pray and ask God to show you what you could bring.
Set a faith goal, write it down and hang it in a place where you can see it.
This will remind you to pray and encourage you meet your goal.
Join us on the 20th of November for Our Heart For The House Sunday, and give full of faith, for God will use your offering to build His Kingdom. You can also give online up into the end of the year.
The current events in Ukraine have deeply shaken the whole of Europe. The reality of families being separated; people losing their homes and beloved family members, the effects and uncertainty of a war happening just a few hours away from us is shocking.
More than 100 days into the war, Ukrainian and Russian troops continue to fight heavily, especially in the Donbas region in Eastern Ukraine. Ten thousand civilians remain stranded in the strategically important city of Sewerodonezk – evacuation seems impossible for
most, considering the intensity of Russian attacks.
Many of our Hillsong Kyiv family remain on the ground, serving faithfully in the name of Jesus. Their primary support focus is on villages and regions that are suffering from the ongoing fights and those who have had to endure severe consequences of attack: Kyiv, Chernihiv, Lviv, Odesa, Dnipro, Zaporizhia, Mykolajiv, and the regions of Poltava and Kharkiv. These areas are currently flooded by masses of people seeking shelter from besieged areas. Our Ukrainian team is on the ground, traveling from Kyiv to these regions to actively support and distribute food.
In talking to Pastor Yuri, the lead Pastor of Hillsong Ukraine, about how we could help, support, equip and serve them, he said that the need is great and that there are so many people just trying to make it through each day, week without any signs of things ending. He mentioned that as we are approaching winter the need for food and heating will increase. As Hillsong France, we want to help them practically in provide these needs.
It's very inspiring to see how they are helping people in Ukraine in this time and we want to stand behind our Hillsong family and help them to continue to bring answers to those in and outside the church.
Sers Ta Ville
We love the cities we are planted in – Paris, Massy, Lyon, Marseille, Genève & Luxembourg! Our vision is that not only will our church flourish in these locations, but that the entire city will be changed for the better.
Over the past few years, we have started to bring change through our City Care ministry to meet this vision practically. Teams are involved in caring for the homeless, giving school supplies to children in need, reading books to residents of retirement homes, putting value on women in women shelters, and helping refugees in centers.
We have already been blessed to experience and see many stories of change through City Care in our cities, but we firmly believe this is just the beginning!
This coming year we want to continue with our ongoing existing partnerships in all the cities. We would also like to run Shine programs in some of our campuses where they have relationships with women shelters.
The ShineWomen program is about: equipping participants with the knowledge and skills to discover who they are and the person they want to become. It also encourages participants to find the strength and courage within them to make healthy choices and to live to their full potential.
Our vision for our campuses
We have the vision to reaching people, building people and make a difference in the people lives of others in the name of Jesus across all our campuses. We are passionate about wanting to see people find home, grow in maturity, be equipped for all God has before them.
Over the last year we have also seen an incredible number of salvations and water baptisms and we are faith filled and expectant about all that God wants to do. We have a vision for reaching more and more people in different cities and nations where God is placing us.
This year like every year we want to see campuses strengthened and positioning for the years to come through Heart For The House offering. In some of our campuses we have seen a slight lowering in tithes and offering over the last few months that we have never experienced in building church over the last years. The pandemic, current inflation, rising cost of energy, concerns about our global church, and various leadership changes have left their mark on some of our campuses. We are believing God to see things increase and we have reduced costs as good stewards. However
we still could need to invest a portion of our Heart for the House offering towards operating costs and staffing to balance the budget. If regular tithes and offerings do not recover we will need to put our plans for future investments into campuses on hold for awhile. Please pray for the church and consider faithfully bringing your tithes and offerings into God’s House so we can be faithful and united together to see the gospel message preach through the world we love.
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WAYS TO GIVE
Giving online is quick , easy and secure. After selecting your campus, choose 'Un Cœur Pour La Maison' from the dropdown menu.
Hillsong Church is a nonprofit organisation. If you are a French resident for tax purposes, all traceable donations (bank transfer, check and credit card) are eligible for an income tax reduction. We invite you to contact us by email at [email protected] for more information.