Hillsong Announces their New Youth Worship Team – Young & Free
Justin Sarachik ,
July 18, 2013
Hillsong Church is announcing their new worship team, Young & Free, which is comprised entirely of youth and young people making music for God’s glory.
The group debuted at the annual Hillsong Conference in Sydney, Australia, and released their debut single “Alive” this week at iTunes, which is currently at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel single chart. It has also become the second single to reach the charts in their home country of Australia.
The song is available on iTunes.
Hillsong already has their UNITED and LIVE groups that have a signature style of worship. Young & Free is more of what the youth are listening to now.
Meanwhile Hillsong LIVE Streams Online Pre-Release Show for ‘Glorious Ruins’ Release was back on July 22 just after their national conference.
“Young & Free is more than a label, it is also our message and mission,” said Laura Toggs, team leader for Young & Free in a press release. “This is a generation called to stand strong in their youth and in their freedom, refusing to allow others to dismiss them for their age. Songs arising from Young & Free are unlike anything that we have ever done before, and we believe that through them young people will find life and deep, unending joy in Jesus. We are the voice of THIS generation.”
Editors Note: What youth are listening to now? What club style music? Did you know that “Young, Wild & Free” is a song by American rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa. The song features American pop artist Bruno Mars. It was released as a digital download on October 11, 2011 in the United States.
And last year ONE DIRECTION featuring Justin Bieber did a song called “Young Wild & Free”!
This is just Christian Remix, in other words let take what’s cool and popular in the world, and market it to the Church.
This is just cheap carnal plagiarism for ill-gotten gain!
Youth standing strong in their youth and their freedom? Freedom to do what? Sit around, watch movies, hang out with friends at the beach?
“If the Son shall set you free you are free indeed” They might have life and deep unending joy in Jesus, but how are they going to find out about it, when all Hillsong offers is funky music? Again where is the Gospel?
Young & Free will release We Are Young & Free on Oct. 1, and will be traveling to the U.S. to perform at the first ever Hillsong U.S. Conferences in New York City and Los Angeles.
Young & Free members will also join UNITED on their fall-leg of the WELCOMEZION tour.
The Australian worship group has sold out shows throughout the country and so far has totaled up to 80,000 tickets sold.
“Our goal with the “WELCOMEZION” Tour was to take it to the next level,” said Jason Strong of Hillsong UNITED.
Editor’s note: “Next Level” – New Age language.
“We believe we have been given an opportunity, and we want to make sure we do the best we can with that. Ultimately, it is about using what you have the best you can to bring glory to our Savior and King. We are excited to be doing some pretty famous venues, but our goal remains the same; that He is made famous and everything we do brings people closer to God.”
Blog Editor’s note:
You make Jesus ‘famous’ by going into all the World and preaching the gospel, not travelling in and around 1st world countries, doing ROCK concerts to those who have more or less rejected the truth! These young people are being sold a gospel of music and goodtimes! Seriously, whether Hillsong leads or follows this is still the world’s sound remixed. Sure its great to tap along to in the car, but please don’t blur the lines, and call this worship
Personally I think this is all just young and frivolous.
2 Timothy 2:22
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
1 Thessalonians 5:5
Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
Here is a song that was suggested to Mariano (see comments section below)