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Since the very conception of Hillsong Church, our heart has been to connect, equip and serve the Local Church – which includes your ministry and the people in your world, helping you to flourish and reach your God-given potential. Although our planet faces ever-increasing global crisis, when the Church unites, we gather forces to push back the powers of darkness and gain ground for the Kingdom of God. We are entrusted with the only authentic hope for humanity, a very bright light in a dark and threatening world – Jesus.

There is something very powerful about a company of people, encouraging each other to embrace our cities and nations with the love, hope and goodness of a compassionate and faithful God. Collectively we are making a difference for Jesus – we are better together!

The goal of the Hillsong Leadership Network is to “Champion You & Your Local Church”, and we do this through nurturing relationships with leaders and resourcing you to grow healthy churches – whether that’s through live events you’re invited to or online resources found on this Portal.

In fact, through the Hillsong Leadership Network we can share with you the combined experience of 35+ years of Hillsong Church, in all its different shapes, sizes and contexts around the world. While Hillsong is definitely not a perfect church, there are Biblical principles we have learned through both trial and error, and through the many varied and valuable partnerships we have held over the years that direct the practical, day-to-day behind-the-scenes of all our ministerial endeavours.

More than ever, I believe that together, as individual believers and churches, we have the opportunity to bring answers, hope and love to a world seeking truth. We would love to connect, encourage and invest in you through the Hillsong Leadership Network as together, in partnership, we advance His Kingdom on earth.

Founders & Global Senior Pastors Hillsong Church

A Global Community

The Hillsong Leadership Network is a global community of Senior Pastors united in partnership with Hillsong Church to see the Church rise up in influence and stature. Through personal relationship with the Hillsong team our desire is to practically resource you to grow a healthy local church. Our Members are invited to intimate live training events throughout the year, supplemented by downloadable resources from our Online Portal.

Leaning In Heart & Soul

Our community includes churches of various sizes, ages, traditions, languages and denominations. The ‘by-invitation’ Membership welcomes like-minded Senior Pastors who have an unquenchable passion to grow a healthy local church and have expressed their desire to lean in to the heart and soul of Hillsong Church. Our Members appreciate the longterm support and encouragement available – fully knowing that we are better together!


Senior Pastors are invited to peek behind-the-scenes of Hillsong Church and learn from both our highs and lows. Our Members are keen to expand their frame of reference, and realise the potential of being found in an environment of generous sharing, constant learning and creative innovation. None of us are, or ever will be perfect churches, but together we can learn and sharpen one another.

“The Hillsong Leadership Network is brilliant because it gives practical insight on how to train leaders, see people discipled, win the lost and bring good management processes into the life of the church. But I think also what’s really important is relationship. In leading a church it can be tough and lonely sometimes, you need to find peers or people ahead of you that you can pick up the phone and ask for help. So relationship and practical insight to leadership management are two really massive keys.”

Glynn & Sophia Barrett
Audacious Church, Manchester, UK

“We are forever grateful for the opportunity to be on the journey together and be a part of the Hillsong Leadership Network. Being connected is a game changer! The relationships, resources, encouragement, revelation, leadership tools, webinars and conferences have all had a huge kingdom impact in our lives and the life of our churches. We are not just better leaders because of it, we are better people! The Network is an answer to prayers we prayed years ago to connect with those who are further down the road than we are and doing the journey well.”

Craig & Monie Lotze
Victory Faith Church, Spokane, USA

“We have been a part of the Network for a number of years now. Through this time we have loved the openness and honesty of leaders sharing at Network sessions, the connections and friendships that have been made, and the inspiration received to push deeper into God so that we as individuals and as a local church go to another level. Our team have also really enjoyed and greatly benefited from access to Network resources, which are practical and motivational. Who you connect with makes all the difference to your destination and we believe that we are better together.”


Mark & Jan Cerfonteyn
Church on the Rock, Western Cape, South Africa

An Inspired Community

Your Membership provides opportunities to connect on an ongoing basis with the Hillsong team and other like-minded leaders at events, training intensives, informal gatherings and luncheons. Our Members greatly value the deepening relationship year on year, as we strategise and celebrate with one another. Together, in partnership, we can make a greater difference in the world for Jesus.

Culture That's Caught

Hillsong Church has many diverse expressions – from groups gathering in homes through to campuses with 10,000+ people – yet an unmistakeable culture unites “one house with many rooms”, traversing boundaries of distance and language. Our goal is to reveal the heart of our culture and create opportunities for you to experience and catch it for yourself.

Insights From Experience

Our heart is to candidly share the original principles and current practises being implemented to help build Hillsong Church. Our members benefit from the sharing of ideas and resources that have been proven on the ground throughout all the areas of church life. We pray these insights would empower your decision making, and help establish God’s Kingdom across the earth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still apply for Membership without a personal invitation?

The Leadership Network is for Senior Pastors who share the same heart and soul as Hillsong Church; therefore the majority of our Members are personally invited to join by a member of the Hillsong team out of pre-existing and ongoing relationship. If you are not yet connected with any our pastors, you may still complete an application letting us know more about yourself and your church.

Is the Leadership Network only open to specific denominations?

The Hillsong Leadership Network is a community of local, Biblically-based churches and ministries, of like-spirit and like-mind, from across the globe. These are local churches, which are not linked to Hillsong Church in any way other than relationally. The Hillsong Leadership Network is not a denominational movement or spiritual covering, and is not designed to replace nor compete with existing affiliations. Instead it is a place for churches of various denominations and styles to be connected, encouraged and resourced.

I'm just about to plant a church, should I join as a Member?

We love to champion church planters and have resources and team available to support this vital mission. In the preliminary stages of planting a church, finance can often be limited and therefore we would encourage church planters in the planning phase to take advantage of all the resources and webinars available at the complimentary Associate level before applying to become a Member.

I am not a Senior Pastor, can I join as a Member?

The goal of the Hillsong Leadership Network is to champion Senior Pastors and the local churches they lead. To this end the resources, trainings and conversations we facilitate within the Network concern how to grow a healthy local church and are rarely applicable to organisations and para-church ministries. However such leaders are welcome to join as a complimentary Associate and make use of the Online Portal resources.

Are there any payment plans are available?

We appreciate that paying the full Membership dues all at once may be a challenge for some churches, therefore you have the choice to pay for your annual Membership in either a one-off annual payment or 12 monthly automatic payments. Please note that if you do select the monthly payment plan,  you are still committing to an annual Membership.

What happens after I join?

Once your application has been approved, you will be emailed your receipt as well as an invitation to our Online Portal packed full of church-building resources. From there you will also begin to receive invitations to exclusive events and information regarding hosting you at our Conferences.

What will happen at the end of my annual subscription?

At the end of the annual subscription period all Memberships are set for automatic renewal. For all Membership changes, please email the Hillsong Leadership Network team at least 30 days prior to the end of your subscription.

I've been a Member of the Leadership Network previously, can I join again without applying?

After much careful consideration about the future of the Hillsong Leadership Network, in 2020, our membership model moved to “by invitation” to reflect our heart and intention to build a community of like-minded Senior Pastors leaning in to the heart and soul of Hillsong Church. If you have previously been a Member, you are welcome to complete an application form letting us know your reasons for wanting to rejoin.

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Associate access plus… invitations to the Hillsong Conference Luncheon and Colour High Tea with Ps Brian & Bobbie.


Discounted Hillsong, Colour & Worship Conference registration rate.


Reserved conference seating, private lounge and access to accommodation at the most convenient hotels.


Access to monthly Staff Meeting message from Ps Brian to watch with your team.


Special 30% discount on Ps Brian & Bobbie’s resource, plus much more…