The recent Hillsong Conference in Sydney Australia showed the world how ministry is changing.
While more than 20,000 people packed the city’s largest indoor stadium, over 100,000 others across the globe watched the live stream on the internet or from the Hillsong App.
It was the first time the conference was streamed across the web and Hillsong’s Reuben Morgan hailed it a great success.
“Many people can’t afford to come to Australia, but the technology enabled them to experience the sense of worship and praise that those at the venue encountered,” he explained.
The conference featured songs from Hillsong’s new worship album, ‘Cornerstone,’ which set a record as the first Hillsong album to feature on every mainstream music chart in the world.
During the conference, the album hit number 3 on the US iTunes chart and number 1 in many other countries.
It also featured prominently on the major charts across the globe including the US Billboard chart and Australia’s ARIA where it debuted at Number 2.
On the Scandinavian Peninsula, where the 2011 Norwegian shooting tragedy became the inspiration for the title track, ‘Cornerstone’ hit the iTunes top spot.
Morgan said he was grateful for the tremendous support from across the world for ‘Cornerstone’.
“We never take this for granted and are always excited when projects that mean so much to us are embraced like this,” he said.
However he explained that success has a different meaning at Hillsong.
“When people watch the conference on the internet, and when they sing these songs that declare Christ as the cornerstone of their lives; it demonstrates their passion to encounter a real & loving God.”