There's a generation across the earth who are being awakened to real love and who are starting to walk in it. Rising up with hearts as one; our value nailed to a cross that we would find value in the broken and the hurting and the lost. Hillsong United seeks to give voice to this generation. Birthed and anchored in the youth movement of Hillsong church, UNITED is about seeing a generation encounter God in a way that changes us from the inside out; so that together we can change our world.
"One of the strengths of our Church is the way the youth are embraced and encouraged to be a part of all that is happening," says Joel Houston, the Creative Director of Hillsong Church. "It's what makes United distinctive. We're not just a band. The very nature of who we are and what we do is inclusive. It's a discipling model. Everything we (the current band) do is because someone gave us an opportunity."
Hillsong United have also had an amazing opportunity to take what is happening 'at home' to others. They have worshipped in Churches, stadiums and open fields in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, and through powerful praise and passionate worship, they have seen literally tens of thousands of people connect with Jesus.
With songwriters as well as worship leaders: Joel Houston, Jad Gillies & JD at the forefront. "We're just getting started," says Joel. "There are a lot of people who need to know Jesus. If our worship is just great youth meetings, nice songs, lots of jumping around and a few CDs, then we're missing it. Our vertical expression must have a horizontal effect. So, we'll continue to worship, praise and honor God with heart, soul, mind and strength the best we know how, but the fruit of that must be a generation who are totally committed to reaching the lost and helping those who need help, locally and globally."