‘Out Here On A Friday Where It Began’ is our youth gathered together and declaring the name of Jesus with 6 brand new songs.
We rallied our Y&F crew together to write new songs over the course of a week and purposefully included a whole lot more young people from our youth ministry to jump in and get involved. The result from this writing week produced songs that we just couldn’t wait to introduce to our youth and so we recorded them LIVE on a Friday night barely 3 weeks later.
We want to make a statement... the church is alive and we’re here. We couldn’t be more excited for the future of Y&F.
“WHEN THE WORLD’S ON FIRE, IT’S NOT LIKE YOU DON’T HAVE A PLAN!”
“KNOW YOU WILL” IS AN ANTHEM OF HOPE FOR UNCERTAIN TIMES. AMIDST ALL THE MADNESS OF A WORLD WHERE IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY FOUNDATION IS BEING SHAKEN TO THE CORE, WE’RE REMINDED THAT THE PROMISES OF GOD HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FORGED THROUGH THE TENSIONS OF TRIAL AND FIRE; AND THE RESOLVE TO TRUST HIM WHOLEHEARTEDLY, NO MATTER WHAT MAY GIVE WAY AROUND AND ABOUT US. NOTHING HAS EVER ONCE SURPRISED HIM. GOD ALONE IS OUR COMPASS THROUGH THE CHAOS AND DISILLUSION, AND THE METTLE OF OUR FAITH IN HIM EXISTS FOR DAYS LIKE THESE.
“EVERYTHING THAT CAN BE SHAKEN, WILL BE SHAKEN,” BUT WE HAVE THIS UNSHAKEABLE HOPE IN AN UNSHAKEABLE KINGDOM.
EVERYTHING BETWEEN THE HERE-NOW AND THE FULFILMENT OF GOD’S PROMISE IS A MYSTERY—A JOURNEY OF FAITH THROUGH THE STORMS AND UNCERTAINTIES OF LIFE. MAY WE BE REMINDED AGAIN TO TAKE HEART IN THE CONFIDENCE WE HAVE THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL AND HIS PLANS REMAIN MORE INTACT THAN EVER, EVEN IF WE CAN’T SEE IT. “HE’S BEEN GOOD ON EVERY PROMISE” FROM BEGINNING TO END, HE’S ALWAYS MADE A WAY, AND HE’S MAKING A WAY FOR THOSE WHO TRUST IN HIM. IT’S NOT FOR US TO KNOW-HOW, BUT IT’S OURS TO SIMPLY “KNOW HE WILL”.
HILLSONG UNITED IS COMMITTED TO CREATING A MUSICAL EXPRESSION THAT SPEAKS TO THE TIMELESS MESSAGE OF THE WORK OF CHRIST, AWAKENING CHURCHES AND INDIVIDUALS TO THE TRUTH OF WHO HE IS. UNITED WAS BIRTHED IN THE HEART OF THE YOUTH MINISTRY OF HILLSONG CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA, BECOMING A TRULY INFLUENTIAL TEAM THAT GIVE ARTISTIC VOICE TO THE DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE OF OUR CREATOR, CALLING ALL PEOPLE TOWARD HIM. WITH MILLIONS OF LIVES IMPACTED SPANNING MANY CULTURAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL BOUNDARIES, UNITED IS COMPRISED OF AN EVOLVING, ECLECTIC MIX OF MUSICIANS AND SONGWRITERS LED BY JOEL HOUSTON AND TAYA, WHO ARE COMMITTED TO SPEAKING THE TRUTH, CREATING A UNIQUE SOUND AND CONNECTING PEOPLE EVERYWHERE WITH GOD.