Hillsong Church, an Australian-based megachurch with 12 campuses arranged all over the world, has seen constant and solid growth since it was founded 31 years ago. Autumn Hardman, a music ministry leader for the Australian campuses, says that the secret to the church’s success is glorifying Jesus’ name.
“Our aim as a church is simple – to lift up the name of Jesus,” Hardman said in an interview with The Christian Post. “It's as simple as that. The worship music of our House has always been an expression of that. Over the years, the genre and the sound (have) evolved, but the message has stayed the same. We always have been, and always will be about lifting up the name of Jesus.”
The church is the root of praise songs that are sung in churches worldwide, including “Mighty to Save” and “Awesome God.” Hardman says that the music is meant to be a reflection of their love of God.
“Our motivation as a worship team is first and foremost our love for Jesus, and our desire to make His name great, and our desire to see the Gospel spread and shared throughout the earth with the tools of creativity that have been placed in our hands. Our hope would be that we would serve Jesus and others with every breath we take, and that we would be good stewards of the responsibility and gifts placed within our hands,” Hardman said.
Hillsong Church is a pentecostal denomination affiliated with the Australian Christian Churches, the Australian equivalent of the Assemblies of God.
Publication date: August 18, 2014