Hillsong Creative Podcast

Hillsong Creative Podcast

By Hillsong Creative Podcast
Hosted by Rich Langton from Hillsong Creative, listen to exclusive interviews with creative experts & influencers from around the world. Hear from producers & artists who have worked with the world's leading brands and performers, award-winning writers and designers as well as our own team from Hillsong Worship, United, and Young & Free. Get behind the scenes with the dreamers & doers in various spheres and creative disciplines. You'll be encouraged, inspired, and challenged as we find out what they’ve learnt and what we can learn from their journey!
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057 Courageous faith & creativity - Mike Gore (Open Doors)
Do I know Jesus, or do I know OF Jesus? This episode is an inspiring and confronting conversation with Mike Gore, CEO of Open Doors Australia, an organisation that serves the persecuted Church around the world. Mike shares impacting stories of believers who face persecution on a daily basis, challenging our concept of persecution, faith, and the differences between the Western and the Eastern Church. Mike challenges us that our creativity must make Jesus visible, and how we, together, can all take one more step towards a more courageous relationship with Jesus.
39:53
September 16, 2019
056 Joel Houston (Hillsong United) - "People" stories
How do you create an album? Where do you start? And how do you know when a song is finished? As Hillsong United are in the middle of their “People” tour, Joel Houston answers some of these questions and more. Joel walks us through some of his highlights of the album recording and tour, as he shares about the value of seasons, gratitude and being present for the journey. Joel also talks about the process of writing some of his favourite songs on the album and his experience in how to capture lyrics that bring freshness and authenticity to the Church at large. Make sure to stick around for the Q&A with Cass Langton after the interview, where she and Rich answer your questions about combining creativity and leadership, and how to not let fear hold you back. You can swipe up on your podcast app to see “Episode Chapters”, to jump ahead to a particular segment or replay a question with your team. To join the Hillsong Worship & Creative Conference "Online Experience", use the promo code PODCAST19 when you register here.
41:59
September 9, 2019
055 Building Culture in Your Creative Team
This episode explores something crucial to leading any creative team: how to build the culture you want for your team. Rich Langton answers questions from listeners, alongside Muchiri ‘Mush’ Gateri, our Production Oversight in Australia, and worship leader Annie Garratt, one of our most experienced and trusted creative pastors. They answer some of your questions about creating, building, developing and maintaining team culture, and share some practical examples from their years of serving and leading within Hillsong Creative. If you’re using Apple Podcasts, you can swipe up on your app to see “Episode Chapters”, to jump ahead to a particular segment or replay a question with your team.
40:48
September 2, 2019
054 Brooke Ligertwood - Leading Yourself in Worship, and behind “King of Kings”
Recorded live at Hillsong Conference Backstage, Rich Langton chats with Brooke Ligertwood from Hillsong Worship. They explore how to lead yourself in worship, about the importance of worshipping off the platform, and her devotional life as a new mum. Brooke shares the story behind Hillsong Worship’s new single “King of Kings”, and her passion for the Church rising up in this moment in history. Make sure to stick around for the Q&A with Cass Langton after the interview, where she answers questions about maintaining fresh perspective and new ideas while respecting traditional procedures in church life.
33:42
August 26, 2019
053 Laura Toggs - Y&F and the Secret Garden TV (the stories behind the movements)
We kick off Season 6 with the one and only Laura Toggs! Laura is the visionary leader and pioneer of Hillsong Young & Free and The Secret Garden TV, and pastors the youth ministry of Hillsong Church with her husband Peter. In this inspiring and heartfelt interview, Laura shares her story in pioneering these influential movements, as well as her journey as a pastor’s kid in ministry.
41:19
August 19, 2019
052 Debunking the myths about practice (The Practice Panel)
Practice, practice, practice! In this special episode that first aired in Season 2, we have a panel interview with four incredible guests from various creative disciplines including music, film creation, audio and dance. They cover how to prioritize practice amidst full and busy lives, what their practice disciplines have looked like over the years, and debunking the myth that talent is everything. We get so many requests to share what we do at Team Nights, so here is a taste to enjoy for you and your creative team!
28:55
August 5, 2019
051 A Halftime Reminder - A Year Called Alfred (Cass Langton)
At the halfway point of the year, we wanted to revisit “A Year Called Alfred”, a powerful message by Cass Langton, our Global Worship & Creative Pastor. This message gave the direction to our Hillsong Creative team at the start of this year, and we hope you enjoy this halftime reminder! Cass Langton is our Global Worship & Creative Pastor, and in this episode, we get behind the scenes of the Hillsong Creative team. Cass shares her heart for our team and frames the direction for our year. Be ready to be challenged and inspired as she unpacks the five R’s for 2019: risk, resilience, relationship, reverence, revival. We are believing this message will equally equip and inspire you and your creative teams!
47:19
July 29, 2019
050 Coffee with Chris Tomlin (A Taste of Hillsong Conference)
On the heels of Hillsong Conference 2019, this episode is a taste of Conference, as we throwback to one of our favourite episodes from Season 3, a chat with Chris Tomlin from Hillsong Conference. Chris Tomlin is a world-renowned songwriter and worship leader. In the last 3 decades, there are few who have had as much impact on Christian music as Chris, having given the global Church worship anthems such as How Great Is Our God, Indescribable and Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone). In this wide-ranging interview with Cass Langton, you’ll get to know Chris as much more than a musician, as he walks listeners through key stages of his life, whether it be the start of his marriage or the creative process to writing many of his songs.
53:22
July 15, 2019
049 Matt Crocker (Hillsong United) - Stewarding your God-given creativity
Matt Crocker is one of our team’s most experienced songwriters, known widely for his involvement in Hillsong United and writing worship anthems such as “This I Believe (The Creed)”, “Oceans”, and “As You Find Me” on the new People album. Having grown up in Hillsong Church, Matt talks about his journey as a musician, songwriter, and worship leader, and the confidence and diligence to steward creativity in and out of season.
45:27
July 1, 2019
048 Overcoming Perfectionism - ft Kalley Heiligenthal (Bethel Music)
Kalley Heiligenthal is a songwriter and worship leader from Bethel Music. In this inspiring episode, Kalley reminds us of the power of our humanity, how the raw moments of surrender before God cultivate inspiration and release creativity. She shares how she overcame perfectionism in the journey to writing the popular worship anthem “Ever Be”, and shares practical advice for every creative.
46:44
June 24, 2019
047 Gifting VS Anointing - ft Nathan Finochio
In last week’s episode, we were introduced to the hilarious Nathan Finochio, as he interviewed some of our well-known team. This week, we get to see a completely different side of him, as he shares his profound wisdom about hearing God and the different between gifting and anointing. Nathan has spent years as the teaching pastor of Hillsong NYC, has a passion for theology and communicating the timeless truths of the Gospel in relevant and impacting ways. He’s a songwriter, author, preacher, musician, and an all-around creative. Listen to Nathan share a bit about his journey, the value of spiritual maturity and the power of what we bring individually and collectively as creatives. To hear more from Nathan, check out his newly released book ‘Hearing God’
38:29
June 17, 2019
046 From the Roadcases - ft Taya, Laura, Aodhan, Jad, Crocker, JD, Fielding, Hastings, Cass
In this hilarious and light-hearted episode, we bring you a taste of Worship & Creative Conference, as Nathan Finochio interviews some favourites from the Hillsong music team. Get to know Taya, Ben Hastings, Aodhan King, Jad Gillies and plenty more, from their most embarrassing moments to their beginnings as creatives, songwriters and worshippers.
48:40
June 10, 2019
045 What is Worship? ft Catrina Henderson (Hillsong Israel)
What is worship? In this episode, we have a conversation with Catrina Henderson, our Hillsong Israel Lead Pastor. Having spent years as a Principal of Hillsong College, she’s also a passionate Hebrew and Old Testament scholar, with a postgraduate degree in Ancient History and a Master of Arts in Ancient History. She unpacks the biblical origins of worship, and what it means for us today as God’s people.
47:43
June 3, 2019
044 Erwin McManus - The Way of the Warrior
Erwin McManus is an author, futurist, filmmaker, designer, and lead pastor of Mosaic Church in LA, passionate about identity and imagination. Listen as Erwin tears the veil between creativity and spirituality. He shares about his life and evolution as a Christian, writer, and creative in the middle of one of the world’s most prominent centers for creativity and innovation. Learn about his creative process for his new book, The Way of the Warrior, and how a living a life of art and beauty is essential to humanity and inner peace.
49:45
May 27, 2019
043 Q&A for the creative team junkies - ft Cass & Rich Langton
Calling all creative teams! In this bonus episode, our team have taken extra time to answer some of your questions — leading creative teams within church, developing creative leaders, casting vision and much more! Rich answers 15 of your favourite questions, with the help of Cass Langton, Autumn Starra, and Vicky Rough. If you want to skip ahead to specific questions, just swipe up on the Apple Podcasts app as you’re listening, and select the question you want to jump to!
1:27:27
May 13, 2019
042 behind the "People" album - ft JD & Taya (Hillsong United)
To celebrate the new album release by Hillsong United, People, listen to this special bonus episode with Taya and JD. Dive deeper into the new album as they answer some of your questions about introducing new songs, worship leading, finding your grace zone and more. You won't want to miss this hilarious and helpful episode!
22:39
April 29, 2019
041 Ten Essential Attributes of a Creative Leader - ft Rich Langton
In this episode, our host Rich Langton walks us through ten essential attributes of a creative leader. Listen to practical insight for any creative wanting to have a positive impact in their sphere of influence. Take note of some challenging questions you can ask yourself, to lay the foundation for both personal and team development. Afterwards, don’t miss out as Rich & Cass answer some of your questions. P.S. this is the last episode of Season 4, we’re taking a short break and Season 5 will be starting in a few short weeks. Also, make sure to subscribe and stay tuned for a bonus episode during the break.
51:45
April 8, 2019
040 Amanda Lindsey Cook - behind the "House on a Hill" album
Amanda Lindsey Cook invites us into a conversation on her life and journey the past few years. In this vulnerable episode, Amanda talks about the art of discovery and awakening from pain, which inspired her newly-released album House on a Hill. Be inspired as Amanda discusses the value of vulnerability in songwriting and worship, and the importance of having an integrated, authentic soul in your creativity.
45:53
March 31, 2019
039 Creating with the Creator - ft Leanne Thomas (Artist)
Listen to Hannah Hobbs talk to artist Leanne Thomas, about progressing into a creative career. Leanne is a professional painter with great expertise on the art of developing your craft and finding gold in your everyday, ordinary life to inspire creativity. Make sure to stay tuned for the extended Q&A segment afterwards, where Rich & Cass Langton and Autumn Hardman take plenty of time to answer YOUR questions.
44:32
March 24, 2019
038 Finding the Prophetic Edge in Creativity - ft Bobbie Houston, Amanda Cook, Joel Houston, Laura Toggs
In this panel of a lifetime, Hannah Hobbs chats to Bobbie Houston, Amanda Cook, Joel Houston and Laura Toggs about the God ideas and the edge of the prophetic in our creative quests. Listen to the panel discuss how the quiet spaces of their lives and the conviction truths of the gospel fuel and maximise their prophetic edge in creativity. If you’re constantly chasing after the new thing, this episode will show you how to release yourself to create from a place of simplicity and curiosity, remembering instead timeless revelations that simply need a fresh perspective.
45:28
March 17, 2019
037 Real life lessons for every creative - ft Muchiri Gateri
As creatives, what does it take to fulfill the call on our lives? Muchiri (Mush) is the oversight for Creative Technology at Hillsong Church in Australia. Originally from Nairobi, Kenya, Mush shares the inspiring but everyday lessons that have kept him in God’s lane for over 15 years. In this episode, learn about how we are ALL worship leaders, whether we are singers, production engineers, lighting operators, etc. Listen to Mush talk about the weight of the ministry, pursuing our dreams, burnout, and the ability to lead a creative technology team at any capacity. Make sure to stick around after the message for the bonus Q&A segment in Season 4, where Rich and a special guest take time to answer YOUR questions!
46:49
March 10, 2019
036 Salomon Ligthelm (Filmmaker) - Telling Stories That Matter
Salomon Ligthelm is a world-class filmmaker, once a musician turned visual storyteller. In this episode, Salomon talks about his recent venture into the art of feature films, script writing and his latest film project. He is passionate about creating pieces that explore people’s journeys and telling stories that matter. Learn about his inspiration and creative process, his necessity for cathartic expression, and his quest to make faith and creativity work together. Make sure to stick around after the message for the bonus Q&A segment in Season 4, where Rich and a special guest take time to answer YOUR questions!
49:53
March 3, 2019
035 A Year Called Alfred (Cass Langton)
Season 4 kicks off with a very special message from Cass Langton, our Global Worship & Creative Pastor. In this episode, get behind the scenes with the Hillsong Creative team, as Cass shares her heart for our team this year. Be ready to be challenged and inspired as she unpacks the five R’s for 2019: risk, resilience, relationship, reverence, revival. Make sure to stick around after the message for the bonus Q&A segment in Season 4, where Rich and a special guest take time to answer YOUR questions!
47:10
February 24, 2019
034 This could be the one!
In Australia and across the interwebs, this is the week where we’re all together! This bite-sized episode will give you all the info you need for Worship and Creative Conference - get the inside scoop from Cass, Rich, & Auts on what to expect this week, and how you can get the most out of Conference. If you’re not coming to Sydney, don’t worry - you can still be a part of it, from wherever you’re listening. P.S. This is the last episode for Season 3, thanks for listening so far and look out for Season 4 coming at you soon! There will be plenty more exclusive interviews with special guests, and a brand new Q&A segment with your host Rich Langton. If you’ve got any questions for our creative team, download the Anchor app on your smartphone to leave Rich a message, and he’ll answer it in future episodes.
11:19
November 11, 2018
033 Turning inspiration into action - ft Tony Irving (RunningLightPhotography)
Have you ever been inspired to do something, to create, but that’s as far as it ever goes? Tony Irving found himself inspired, but has spent years turning it into action, cultivating his craft, pursuing and unwrapping the creative gift that God has given him. He’s now a world-renowned landscape photographer, and in this episode, he shares insight into his journey and the lessons he’s learnt along the way. If you’ve got any questions for Rich, download the Anchor app on your smartphone to leave him a message, and he’ll answer it in future episodes.
22:59
November 4, 2018
032 Chris Tomlin (Part 2) - What it really takes
So many people dream and aspire to have their creativity influence thousands, maybe even millions. But what does it really take? In this week’s, we bring back the one and only Chris Tomlin, just as his new album “Holy Roar” is released. In this in-depth interview, Chris talks about his journey so far and the sacrifices he’s had to make along the way. If you’ve got any questions for Rich, make sure to download the Anchor app on your smartphone to leave him a message, and he’ll answer it in future episodes.
43:32
October 28, 2018
031 Stewarding the next generation & dealing with change - ft Julia A'Bell (Lead Pastor, Hillsong Au
Join Julia A’Bell, lead pastor of Hillsong Australia, as she shares how she manages the different seasons of life; from laying down her role as a worship leader to her life as the pastor of Australia’s largest church. She talks about the Holy Spirit’s role in inspiring innovation, and how collaboration, on every level, can bring the most creativity to the table. Make sure to stick around after the interview for the special segment in Season 3, “Psalms of Ascent”, and join the #100daycreativechallenge as we prepare for Worship & Creative Conference 2018.
27:04
October 21, 2018
030 Own who you are - ft Gary Clarke (Lead Pastor, Hillsong UK)
In today’s episode we chat with Gary Clarke, who is the lead pastor of Hillsong in the UK. He talks about how we, as the Church, need to use the arts to influence and shape the culture around us, and how “seasonal calling” looks attractive, but may not be as valid as we think it is. Make sure to stick around after the interview for the special segment in Season 3, “Psalms of Ascent”, and join the #100daycreativechallenge as we prepare for Worship & Creative Conference 2018.
28:38
October 14, 2018
029 Dream big, think small - ft Fady Hanna (Flagship Digital)
Fady Hanna, founder and managing director of Flagship Digital, an international communication and marketing strategy firm that is one of Australia’s fastest growing businesses, 3 years in a row. He’s twice been named Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and is on the cutting edge of an industry that prides itself on being cutting edge. He encourages us to dream big dreams, but, as creatives, to focus more on the step-by-step process to fulfill those dreams. Make sure to stick around after the interview for the special segment in Season 3, “Psalms of Ascent”, and join the #100daycreativechallenge as we prepare for Worship & Creative Conference 2018.
26:07
October 7, 2018
028 Lessons in longevity and leading creatives - ft Jay Cook (Hillsong UK)
What is the enemy of creativity? Jay Cook, the creative pastor of Hillsong UK, helps answer this and many other questions from his 17 years experience on the team. He shares his insight on the unique challenges, sacrifices, and lessons involved in leading and serving on a creative team. Make sure to stick around after the interview for the special segment in Season 3, “Psalms of Ascent”, and join the #100daycreativechallenge as we prepare for Worship & Creative Conference 2018.
19:36
October 1, 2018
027 The question of art - ft Duncan Corby (Academic Dean, Hillsong College)
In this episode, we interview Duncan Corby, the Academic Dean of Hillsong College. He has a Masters in Theology and a passion for worship and art in the Church. With over 20 years experience as a Hillsong College lecturer, he loves helping people develop a biblical faith that is relevant to our modern world. This conversation with Duncan and Rich talks about our responsibility as Christian artists to create meaningful art. Make sure to stick around after the interview for the special segment in Season 3, “Psalms of Ascent”, and join the #100daycreativechallenge as we prepare for Worship & Creative Conference 2018.
24:46
September 24, 2018
026 More than entertainment - ft "Finding Faith"
This week we hear from Andrew Tierney and Tim Dunfield of the band “Finding Faith”. Andrew is one of the original members of the Australian pop band Human Nature, which has toured internationally with Celine Dion and Michael Jackson, and have just completed their 1500th show. Tim has a background as a worship and teaching pastor, and their conversation covers many practical lessons any creative can learn from and apply. Make sure to stick around after the interview for the special segment in Season 3, “Psalms of Ascent”, and join the #100daycreativechallenge as we prepare for Worship & Creative Conference 2018.
28:09
September 17, 2018
025 Empathy as a key to creativity - ft Caitlin Crosby (The Giving Keys)
This week’s episode is with Caitlin Crosby, founder and CEO of The Giving Keys. She’s a mother, actress, musician, entrepreneur and has been featured on Oprah’s Supersoul 100, Ellen, and TEDx talks. Caitlin’s passion for helping others led her to employ homeless people to start making jewelry. Now 10 years later, The Giving Keys has grown into a thriving fashion business, and has helped over 100 of its employees transition out of homelessness. Make sure to stick around after the interview for the special segment in Season 3, “Psalms of Ascent”, and join the #100daycreativechallenge as we prepare for Worship & Creative Conference 2018.
35:36
September 10, 2018
024 Coffee with Chris Tomlin
This week’s guest is world-renowned songwriter and worship leader Chris Tomlin. In the last 3 decades, there are few who have had as much impact on Christian music as Chris, having given the global Church worship anthems such as How Great Is Our God, Indescribable and Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone). In this wide-ranging interview with Cass Langton, you’ll get to know Chris as much more than a musician, as he walks listeners through key stages of his life, whether it be the start of his marriage or the creative process to writing many of his songs. Make sure to stick around after the interview for the special segment in Season 3, “Psalms of Ascent”, and join the #100daycreativechallenge as we prepare for Worship & Creative Conference 2018.
58:25
September 3, 2018
023 Cornerstone, more than a song - ft Eric Liljero (Hillsong Sweden)
Listen to Eric Liljero, the creative pastor of Hillsong Sweden, as he shares how a tragedy in Scandinavia helped inspire one of the worship anthems of this generation, Cornerstone. Eric unpacks the defining moments that have taught him the importance of patience and authenticity, and how he’s learnt to use creative rejection and disappointments to fuel his own personal growth. Make sure to stick around after the interview for the special segment in Season 3, “Psalms of Ascent”, and join the #100daycreativechallenge as we prepare for Worship & Creative Conference 2018.
23:18
August 27, 2018
022 Creating art that leaves a legacy - ft Leighton Ching (Passion, sixstepsrecords)
Leighton Ching, Art Director and Lead Graphic Designer at Passion City Church and sixstepsrecords, has created the artwork that millions of people would recognise, including for Louie Giglio & Passion, the Jesus Bible, and major Christian artists like Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels and more. He discusses his extensive journey to discover and develop his craft. Self-taught in his trade, Leighton talks about what it looks like to learn from leading artists, honing in on skill sets and maturing behind the scenes. Leighton shares the importance of staying faithful and diligent to the work, pressing on toward the goal. Make sure to stick around after the interview for the special segment in Season 3, “Psalms of Ascent”, and join the #100daycreativechallenge as we prepare for Worship & Creative Conference 2018.
30:42
August 20, 2018
021 From dream to reality - ft Ben & Alissa Poppett (Wanderers Travel Co.)
Ben & Alissa Poppett, founders of Wanderers Travel Co., talk about the startup what the journey looked like to turn a dream into a thriving, inspiring business. They share about the importance of excellence in every bit of the process including scaling and growing a team, and the reality of what it takes to build a brand to be proud of. Make sure to stick around after the interview for the special segment in Season 3, “Psalms of Ascent”, and join the #100daycreativechallenge as we prepare for Worship & Creative Conference 2018.
33:19
August 12, 2018
020 Jonathan "JD" Douglass (Hillsong United) - Godly confidence in the seen and unseen
Season 3 of the Podcast kicks off with an interview with JD from Hillsong United. Known around the world for his passionate worship leading, he shares his journey of confidence that is unshaken by the ups and downs of life and opportunity, but rooted firmly in Christ. Make sure to stick around after the interview for the special segment in Season 3, “Psalms of Ascent”, and join the #100daycreativechallenge as we prepare for Worship & Creative Conference 2018.
43:26
August 4, 2018
019 Bonus - Special Announcement!
We're on a short break after finishing Season 2, but we had something special to share that couldn't wait till Season 3. So here's a bonus episode with a special announcement!
07:05
July 23, 2018
018 The Art of Rescue - ft Cass Langton (Global Creative Pastor)
In the final episode for Season 2, we have a signature message from Cass Langton, “The Art of Rescue”. Spoken at our first ever Worship & Creative Conference. She speaks to the heart and purpose of creativity, how we steward our gifts and find our creative callings. This special episode will inspire creatives in every artistic sphere, and stir imagination for how to pursue creativity that changes the world. Make sure to stick around after the message for the special segment in Season 2, “The Creative Compass”.
43:17
July 2, 2018
017 A balanced life and being your creative best - ft Joel A'Bell (Hillsong Australia Lead Pastor)
Joel A’Bell, lead pastor of Hillsong Church Australia, reveals the catalyst that led him to a full stop in the process to find work/life balance. Joel shares on the significance of being interruptible so others can come and glean from the harvest in our life, and bring your best to your creativity. With a background in IT, he also talks about the power of technology, structures and systems to enable Christ-like growth, and in growing leaders, how talent is pinpointed before it’s developed. Make sure to stick around after the interview for the special segment in Season 2, “The Creative Compass”.
45:33
June 25, 2018
016 From conference stages to a welcoming environment - ft Kris Mateika (Stage & Set Design)
Step into the world of innovative creativity on a budget and deadlines, with our resident stage design genius; Kris Mateika. Passionate about transforming church auditoriums into spaces that say “welcome home”, she shares insights into her creative process, working with a variety of teams to execute an idea, and going from the dreaming stages to scaling back an idea whilst maintaining its integrity. Make sure to stick around after the interview for the special segment in Season 2, “The Creative Compass”.
46:19
June 18, 2018
015 Debunking the myths about practice - ft The Practice Panel
Practice, practice, practice! In this special episode, we have a panel interview with 4 incredible guests from various creative disciplines including music, film creation, audio, and dance. They cover how to prioritize practice amidst full and busy lives, what their practice disciplines have looked like over the years, and debunking the myth that talent is everything. We get so many requests to share what we do at Team Nights, so we thought this was the perfect interview to share with our Podcast listeners! Enjoy this exclusive interview from Hills Team Night with Sebastian Strand, Tabitha Alfredsson, Chelsea LaRosa, and Muchiri Gateri. Make sure to stick around after the interview for the special segment in Season 2, “The Creative Compass”.
37:57
June 11, 2018
014 The creative power of art & imagination - ft Jeremy Courtney (Preemptive Love Coalition)
Is there a place for art in devastated places? Join Jeremy Court, founder of the Preemptive Love Coalition, as he talks about the impact of art and story from his perspective on the front lines of providing aid in some of the most war-torn parts of the world. Hear him discuss how imagination threatens groups like ISIS as well as how making soap brought hope and transformation to an entire community. Make sure to stick around after the interview for the special segment in Season 2, “The Creative Compass”.
43:30
June 5, 2018
013 Managing ego and creative relationships - ft Ben Nicholson (Video Content Director)
Ben Nicholson, a highly accredited video director and creative producer, talks about his personal journey of starting out in the field and how he found himself working with Grammy-Award winning artists and events like the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Ben discusses the significance of finding a balanced rhythm in the midst of a fast-paced industry, prioritizing relationships and community in addition to task. Make sure to stick around after the interview for the special segment in Season 2, “The Creative Compass”.
37:32
May 28, 2018
012 Healthy growth and managing volunteers - ft Chris Davenport (Hillsong NYC Creative Pastor)
Hear Chris Davenport discuss the ins and outs of being the creative pastor at Hillsong NYC as well as the challenges that come with maintaining a healthy culture in an actively growing team. Working with a volunteer team in the city that never sleeps, Chris provides key tips to become an intentional leader, prioritizing detail and consistent communication in a creative environment. Make sure to stick around after the interview for the special segment in Season 2, “The Creative Compass”.
28:24
May 21, 2018
011 Rich Langton (Hillsong Creative Pastor) - Healthy culture & caring for your team
Season 2 of the Podcast kicks off with a special interview with host Rich Langton. Rich and his wife Cass lead and pastor the Hillsong Creative team, with him focusing on the leadership of the team in Australia. He speaks vulnerably about his journey over the years and the unexpected paths in following Christ’s calling for his life. Rich shares passionately about creating a healthy team culture, where people are pastored and cared for alongside the stewarding of their contribution, including when tough conversations need to be had.
51:46
May 14, 2018
010 Brooke Ligertwood (Hillsong Worship) - Authentic worship & creativity, and There Is More album
Only days after its worldwide release, hear Brooke Ligertwood talk about putting together the new Hillsong Worship album “There Is More”. Along with discussing some of the new songs including “New Wine”, she explains the creative process behind the album, focused not simply on a theme but labouring to find which songs are right for this season. She shares her heart on finding new expression for unchanging, timeless truths as well as what it means to authentically worship & create from our own relationship with Jesus. P.S. This is the last episode for Season 1 of the podcast. We’ll be back in a few weeks with more insightful interviews with a variety of guests, as well as some exciting new segments in Season 2!
34:18
April 9, 2018
009 Ben Fielding (Hillsong Worship) - Songwriting, collaboration, and What a Beautiful Name
Ben Fielding, worship leader and Grammy Award-winning songwriter from Hillsong Worship, discusses the process of writing songs, and developing a culture of feedback and collaboration with other writers. Having penned some of the modern Church’s most wide-reaching songs like Mighty to Save and What a Beautiful Name, Ben unpacks the importance of melody and Biblical lyrics, and his heart for writing worship anthems that point people to Jesus.
39:38
April 3, 2018
008 Brian Houston (Global Senior Pastor) - There Is More
Join Brian Houston, founder and Global Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church, as he shares wisdom from over 40 years of ministry. Brian offers profound insight on partnering with God in dreaming for more for our lives and our creativity, which is the theme of his new book ‘There Is More’. He also talks about the process of building credibility throughout your life in both good times and bad as well as how life is founded on our consistent everyday decisions.
35:14
March 26, 2018
007 Cass Langton Part 2 (Global Creative Pastor) - Leading creatives & finding your own unique voice
In the second installment of this interview with Cass Langton, the Global Worship & Creative Pastor of Hillsong Church, we hear about the challenges and joys of leading talented and gifted individuals, and finding your own unique voice as a creative person. She gives insight on what it has meant to support the vision of leaders and senior pastors in her 20 years as part Hillsong Church. Cass also talks candidly about the dreaming and the preparation leading up to Colour Conference and collaborating with Ps Bobbie Houston, as well as sharing her reflections and heart for the annual Hillsong Worship and Creative Conference.
29:18
March 18, 2018
006 Cass Langton Part 1 (Global Creative Pastor) - Creativity in the Church, artisans as evangelists
In the first of a 2-part interview with Hillsong Church’s Global Worship and Creative Pastor, Cass Langton talks about the importance of developing a Christ-centered and inclusive creative team. Cass shares milestones and wisdom gathered from her own journey into creative leadership, highlighting the significance of “hidden seasons,” building margin to continually hear from God, and her heart for creatives in the Church.
26:28
March 12, 2018
005 David Whitworth (Bethel Music) - Collaborating with different artists
Hear David Whitworth dive into the role of a recording and travelling musician with Bethel Music, keeping a fixed vision while dealing with setbacks and the need for constant output. David shares his personal experiences of collaborative music creation and developing a unique creative rapport with different artists. He talks about the importance of having a creative outlet and finding new ways to stretch his craft of musicianship.
24:36
March 5, 2018
004 Jay Argaet (Art Director) - Creating album covers for Hillsong United
Jay Argaet, Global Communications and Art Director of Hillsong Church, unmasks the execution of creating a visual identity for the church. He talks about the importance of structure and parameters while pushing the limits of an oftentimes chaotic environment. Listen to Jay demystify the process to harvest wild ideas and dream for the impossible, including the tumultuous journey behind creating the artwork for Hillsong United’s recent album “Wonder”.
29:28
February 26, 2018
003 Charles Nieman (Author & Pastor) - Creating through hardship
Pastor Charles Nieman is a man of discipline who learned the art of chewing on revelation before putting pen to paper. Hear Pastor Nieman share the journey of Abundant Life Faith Center, with over 30,000 members. He shares honestly and vulnerably about losing his wife to cancer, and the insights and lessons he’s learnt from this journey, including how to keep going and keep creating through the worst hardship in life.
34:23
February 15, 2018
002 Stefan Kunz: Typographer with creative giants like Apple & Adobe
Listen to Stefan Kunz, lettering artist & teacher, as he shares the story of how he dropped a desk job to follow the call of God at the dawn of his creative pursuit. Stefan sees himself as somewhat of a brand manager for the kingdom of God, helping to visually and creatively communicate the message of the Gospel. With more than 200k followers on Instagram and creative partnerships with industry giants such as Apple, Adobe, & Hallmark, Stefan breaks down his own process in the hope of inspiring other creatives.
27:04
February 8, 2018
001 Taya Smith (Hillsong United) - Small Beginnings
In this heartfelt interview with Taya Smith from Hillsong United, she shares her journey of seemingly small beginnings that laid the foundation for everything she does now. She talks openly about the stretch and capacity of a busy, travel-filled life and the process of learning to rely on God in every season. She also explains how she’s learnt to bring her own story and revelation of Christ to the songs she has the opportunity to sing and steward.
35:52
February 1, 2018
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