It annoys me how other christians are so quick to criticise churches that are doing well.
Having been involved in Hillsong sisterhood, and volunteered with A21, I can tell you that what gets preached on Sundays gets lived Monday to Saturday. What they sing about is how they live.
The people are generous, and hillsong church, despite being one of the biggest churches in Australia, is one of the only churches where my gay brother felt loved, welcomed, and not judged, while knowing they upheld the bible’s stance on sexual sin.
Every church has its problems, Hillsong just get more attention because of their size. And actually they publish their financial details online every year, which is a level of accountability higher than our nation’s politicians currently have.
Let’s stop criticising Hillsong, and instead look at what they do differently that attracts so many people? So maybe we can start following suit. Because the church isn’t meant to be small, it’s meant to be reaching everyone it can with the gospel.