We’ve had the most extraordinary couple of weeks in the life of our church, both locally and globally. As we pioneer new campuses and locations, I truly believe that this upcoming year will be pivotal in establishing the foundation of who we are and what we are all about as Hillsong Church in California.
Just a couple of weeks ago, we gathered as a church and linked with all 20 of our global campuses around the world as our Senior Pastor, Brian Houston shared the vision for 2017, declaring that “You Are The One”. Right after that, we had our very first Heart & Soul Night for the year in both Los Angeles and San Francisco, and gathered around what I believe God is speaking to us locally. I truly believe that God is gracing us to expand and to step out in faith this year in launching a campus in Orange Country, as well as beginning weekly services in San Francisco.
Hear me when I say that this is 100% a step of faith, we are truly leaning on the wisdom of God and trusting the Holy Spirit to continue to guide us in this next season. We don’t know all the details, but we do know that as we step out in faith and obedience and lean on His promise and His word, that “….He who has begun a good work in you, will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6) We planted Hillsong LA with a desire to see every living soul in this city have an opportunity to hear the good news of Jesus Christ, and for those that have already come to know Him to hunger for a fresh encounter with the Holy Spirit and continually find wholeness in Him… And that we would also burn with a fire for revival to continue in this city.
As we approach this next season, it has really been on my heart to take time as a Church to study through the book of Daniel. With this we are going to be taking time to fast and pray for all that is ahead. Collectively we will fast and pray for the new campuses, our new LA building, hosting our Hillsong and Colour Conferences, and Easter. But personally, we want you to write things down that you are praying and believing for. I believe that God wants to do something extraordinary this year not only in the life of our church but also in your life and the lives of those around you.
Our team and I have put a booklet together to help you get started on this four week journey, and come to a greater understanding of what it means to labor in spirit through prayer and fasting.
Lead Pastor of Hillsong LA