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Terry Crist  Lead Pastor Hillsong Phoenix| Cafe Theology on the @HillsongChannel| husband| father| grandad|


Our Scottsdale campus officially had the largest gathering of women ever for Sisterhood United tonight. It was an amazing night of worship, prayer for Barcelona, much laughter, and an inspiring message from @judithcrist. This is the gradual lead up to Colour Conference PHX 2018 and if tonight is any indication, you will not want to miss what God is planning for May 1, 2018. Why not register this weekend and begin believing for something extraordinary to take place in your life that day? (Rego link in my bio.) #colourconf #experiencetheroom #windinhersails2018

Years ago I heard Ps @BobbieHouston say something that lodged deep within my heart. She said "Never forget, HOME is the prize." Even tho I love to travel the planet sharing the message of Jesus with others, there is nothing like coming home to the "soil of our planting." (Yes, another Bobbie phrase!) This Valley may look like a "wilderness" to others, but I see it as the land of promise and possibility. And this week the promise is expanding. I can't wait to see the girls of the house at Sisterhood United on Friday and our entire church this coming weekend as I share some exciting news about our plans to reach this region with the love and grace of Jesus.


Crawling through a couple of ancient castles and churches on a not so ordinary Sunday. (Selfies due to the fact that I just can't trust a stranger with my phone this soon!) #edinburghcastle #4dayvaca

I woke up this morning on the soil of another nation thinking about this passage in the book of Acts and the events taking place in my own nation. ____________
And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us. Acts 17:26-27 ________________
Every human being has been made in the likeness and image of God for the purpose of experiencing friendship with God. There is no such thing as one race being superior to another any more than one aspect of God's nature could be superior to another. There is no such thing as one race being inferior to another any more than one aspect of God's nature could be inferior to another. Therefore, racism, white supremacism, and nationalism is not only an assault upon humanity, it impugns upon the wisdom, character and nature of a loving and Sovereign Creator. My prayer for our nation today is that we might turn back to the One Who is Savior, Redeemer, Reconciler, and the Repairer of the Breach, and that in doing so we might discover what has been true all along, He is not far from each of us.
I really hope you push past your frustration, anger, outrage, and grief and and show up strong in church today. We need to be in community at times like these. And the world needs to see us together in our diversity. Let's look one another in the eye with tenderness and kindness... let's hug each other a little longer than normal... let's take two minutes to mingle 😉... and let's go out for dinner together afterwards. Let's show the world that there is a better way to live...fully human...truly Christian.

The Hillsong Family gathering is always a highlight in my year and this year was no exception. I love the people we do life with! (And, the hotel wasn't too shabby either!) Thanks for convening us, leading us and lifting us Ps @brianchouston, @bobbiehouston, @garyjamesclarke and @cathyclarke.

Judith and I loved being with @brendan___white, @camille___white and their girls at @hillsongparis this weekend. This amazing couple is building something really special in one of the most extraordinary cities on the planet. And, as fruitful as their labor has been, I have a sense that the next couple of years are going to be unprecedented in their reach.

Hillsong Conference London/Europe was breathtaking from the opening item to the final song! There was so much of God packed into just three short days. And as we drew close to Him, He met our expectations with His goodness, grace and glory. I'm grateful for @BrianCHouston & @BobbieHouston's visionary global leadership and for the gift of @GaryJamesClarke & @CathyClarke's friendship, wisdom and oversight. Best of all, we got to experience Conference with our crew. I hope you'll join us in LA on November 2-4 for the USA Conference, it's going to be life changing! #hillsongconf #experiencetheroom #canyoubelievewegettodothis #stolenbagsjetlagsworthit #thisisrevival

If the book of Acts reveals anything to us (and it does!) it consistently expresses the idea that God does His greatest work through ordinary, everyday people. It’s not "professional pastors" who change the world. It’s people like Stephen the food distributor, Tabitha the fashion designer, Dionysius the judge, and Cornelius the military officer. Every person has a major role to play in building the church, sharing the faith, and expanding the kingdom of God. And every believer is called to take the life of Pentecost to the ends of the earth. I hope you join me tomorrow at @HillsongPhoenix as we continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles--the Acts of the Holy Spirit--the Acts of faith filled people down through the ages. The MVMNT continues... *FYI: no creatives were harmed in the making of this unauthorized but awesome sermon series trailer! Do not try this at home...or at church. 😉

"I see a church that is big enough to dream on a global scale, yet personal enough for every ONE to find their place. I see a church that beckons ‘WELCOME HOME’ to every man, woman and child that walks through the doors. " 'The Church I Now See' by Global Senior Pastor @BrianCHouston. Hillsong Phoenix is rolling out the red carpet welcome all across our region and we would love to have you join us. Go to our website at www.hillsong.com/Phoenix and check out the location nearest you. And, if you have any interest in being a part of our new launches, please fill out the form. We can't wait to welcome you home.

Thank you to everyone who served at any of our locations this weekend thereby making it possible for others to encounter and experience God. You are a gift to our community. Movements aren’t cheap. You can’t change the world in your spare time and with your spare change. There is a high price associated with building the church, serving the city, and changing the world... but it’s always worth it!

Wish my actual teaching notes looked as cool as the ones @jdroske took on Sunday! Plus, she designed the MVMNT t-shirt(s) I've been wearing. Thanks, Jen. Love your work. Grateful for your passion to build church. __________________________________________
・・・#repost @jdroske
MVMNT: Vital Signs of a Vibrant Church
The Book of Acts is my favorite! "Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
Acts of the Apostles 4:30 NLT

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Hey friends, join me on the @HillsongChannel for the latest episode of #CafeTheology airing right now!!! 😳Check your listing guide for future airings this week. #cafetheology #hillsongchannel

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