I had heard that Hillsong Church (Australia) was launching a church in New York City – Hillsong NYC. I wasn’t keeping up with the details and found out today that they held their first service just a few weeks ago on October 17th.
The church is co-pastored by Joel Houston & Carl Lentz. They will launch weekly services in February and are doing the monthly gathering soft-launch model that is seeming to be more and more popular with new church plants.
Judging from their launch-video, I’m excited to see that that they are reaching a large population from the city for the Lord!
I love what Carl says in the video: “If New York City is a melting pot, then Hillsong NYC should reflect that. And our prayer is that God will always give us favor so that our church will be a place where anybody can call it home.”
I’m proud to be a part of the ONE church around the world that surrenders to Jesus Christ as our head. I will continue to pray for churches like Hillsong NYC that are waving proudly the banner of our Lord Jesus!
NYC is only 4-ish hours away from us here in Shippensburg. Who’s up for a Saturday road trip?