For This I Was Born
At some point, everyone contemplates the "meaning of life." All over the world, people are on a quest to find answers as they search for someone or something to believe in. In Brian Houston's book, For This I Was...
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At some point, everyone contemplates the "meaning of life." All over the world, people are on a quest to find answers as they search for someone or something to believe in.
In Brian Houston's book, For This I Was Born, he says that to know the Cause of Christ is to understand why you were born, to know what you are living for, and to decide what you are prepared to die for.
If you do not know the meaning of life, he says, you will never live a life of meaning. Houston desires that each of his readers come to know the cause of Christ. His Cause, he says, is the key that opens us to new places of vision, passion, strength, and reason for living.
Many Pastors and ministry leaders regard Pastor Brian Houston as one of the most well-loved and influential church statesman in the world.
He is a pioneer, along with his wife, Bobbie, they are the Senior Pastors of Hillsong Church; a local church with 17 global campuses and over 100,000 people in weekly attendance. Known for it's healthy approach to Church life, Mission, Innovation, College and Praise and Worship, Hillsong's Conferences are attended by tens of thousands of pastors and leaders from around the globe every year. Hillsong Conference and Colour Women's Conferences are held in some of Sydney and London's largest arenas and stadiums, with a focus on championing the cause of the local church.
Pastor Brian's bold and innovative leadership style has opened doors for many others to be serving God in highly effective ways; resulting in many great young men and women making significant contributions to both church and society in various walks of life in Australia and across the world.
His teaching resources and podcasts are in high demand - connecting people to Biblical truths, with a unique ability to apply them to everyday issues of life. Pastor Brian's warm and yet confronting style has gained a worldwide audience of over 10 million through Hillsong Television, one of Hillsong Church's primary mission endeavours. Hillsong Television can be watched from nearly every nation, through traditional TV platforms and digital Internet technology.
Today, Hillsong Church is described as "One House, with many rooms." Currently, it comprises of multiple campuses in Australia, plus more than a dozen extension services and a citywide network of connect groups. Hillsong's global congregations continue to add life and depth to this local church, with campuses in influential cities such as London, Cape Town, Kiev, Moscow, Paris, Stockholm, Germany, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Barcelona, New York City, Los Angeles, California and soon to be introduced to the Latin world with Hillsong Buenos Aires and Hillsong San Paulo launching in early 2016. Each Hillsong Church plant is passionate about the local communities in which they operate and place a strong emphasis on social justice and helping people both within their own city and abroad.
Brian grew up in New Zealand to parents who were Salvation Army officers and always felt called to be a part of the local church. Today, after more than 30 years of marriage, and after pastoring Hillsong Church for 28 years, Brian and Bobbie have three adult children, six grandchildren and MANY spiritual sons and daughters who often affectionately call him "The Big Eagle." (Who knows why!?)