There is More: When the World Says You Can't - God Says You Can
Pastor of the phenomenal Hillsong Brian Houston shares how we can achieve a life that exceeds every expectation, through depending on Jesus as the source of our identity. He shows how surrendering control to God empowers us to reach higher...
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Pastor of the phenomenal Hillsong Brian Houston shares how we can achieve a life that exceeds every expectation, through depending on Jesus as the source of our identity. He shows how surrendering control to God empowers us to reach higher and further than we could ever imagine!
:As a leader exuding quiet confidence, Brian Houston sets the tone for Hillsong global ministries with over 16 churches in 16 different countries, and hundreds of campuses and services. Brian is the President of the newly appointed Hillsong Channel, as well as the President of Hillsong College and the Executive Producer of Hillsong Music - known worldwide for their congregational anthems sung by millions each and every weekend. Together with his wife and co-pastor Bobbie, Brian describes Hillsong as "one house with many rooms". Now in their fourth decade of ministry leadership, Brian and Bobbie's "heart for the house" remains as fresh and vibrant as ever.
Pastor Brian and Bobbie are living testimonies to the fact that THERE IS MORE. From humble beginnings in a small town in New Zealand, Brian always believed there to be more to his life and his purpose. Yet, never in his wildest dreams did he imagine what he does with his life today.
Note from Brian:
"THERE IS MORE expresses my heart and encourages people of all ages to be successful in every sphere of life. By building our lives around godly principles, surrounding ourselves with wisdom and living for a cause greater than ourselves, we can effectively live out God's purposes and create an enduring legacy for generations to come.
"In my new book, I share how - with God's power working in us - we can believe and achieve a life that exceeds every expectation. THERE IS MORE is about fulfilling the God-given mandate, calling and potential in our lives -and giving Him all the glory. When we depend on Jesus as the source for our identity, our lives can be a lasting legacy that maximizes the gifts He has given each of us as unique individuals. As we surrender control and follow God's guidance, we become empowered and equipped to do the impossible, reach higher and go further than we could have ever imagined.
"Sweeping out the broom cupboard and packing down chairs in a little school hall in the suburbs of Sydney, I never imagined I would one day lead a church of tens of thousands, globally. Knees knocking while delivering a devotional message to my Bible College classmates, you couldn't have imagined I would ever stand to preach in stadiums. Meeting 19-year-old Bobbie Macdonald on a beach in Papamoa, I never could have dreamed of the life we have now - with 3 adult children all serving the Lord, and a growing number of beautiful grandchildren who are our pride and joy. For me, Ephesians 3.20-21 rings beautifully true:
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. "
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!?)