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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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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!

34mins

9 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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062 Christine Caine - A Seat at the Table

“Creating something out of nothing is the essence of creativity, and everything we ought to do must then reflect the glory of God.” Just in time for Hillsong Worship & Creative Conference, Christine Caine shares a crucial message for creatives everywhere. While our culture often pushes us to race for opportunities and accolades, Christine reminds us to create from a different place - from being seated at the table with Jesus. P.S. to join the Hillsong Worship & Creative Conference this week, use the promo code PODCAST19 when you register here.

46mins

20 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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075 Worship in this season ft Brooke Ligertwood [MicroPod]

Join the Hillsong Creative team every weekday, as we journey this season together. We are doing short "micropod" episodes of the Hillsong Creative Podcast, with devotions and prayer, updates from around the world, and practical insight from various areas of our team. If you want to connect with us, please send us a DM on @hillsong.creative Hillsong Worship's Instagram Live 3PM PT/6PM ET/ 9AM AEDT (Monday/Wednesday/Friday)

12mins

29 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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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.

45mins

31 Mar 2019

Rank #4

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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’

38mins

17 Jun 2019

Rank #5

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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”.

43mins

2 Jul 2018

Rank #6

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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.

46mins

24 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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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.

39mins

3 Apr 2018

Rank #8

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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.

30mins

20 Aug 2018

Rank #9

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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.

58mins

3 Sep 2018

Rank #10

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085 Choosing to worship in isolation ft Rend Collective [MicroPod]

Rend Collective - Choose to Worship Socially Distant Worship Club If you want to connect with us, please send us a DM on @hillsong.creative, and share what you're doing and creating in this season with the hashtag #creativeisolationchallenge Join the Hillsong Creative team every weekday, as we journey this season together. We are doing short "micropod" episodes of the Hillsong Creative Podcast, with devotions and prayer, updates from around the world, and practical insight from various areas of our team.

14mins

13 Apr 2020

Rank #11

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101 A vulnerable God ft John Mark McMillan [MicroPod]

Peopled with Dreams - John Mark McMillan Live in the Basement - John Mark McMillan If you want to connect with us, please send us a DM on @hillsong.creative, and share what you're doing and creating in this season with the hashtag #creativeisolationchallenge Join the Hillsong Creative team every weekday, as we journey this season together. We are doing short "micropod" episodes of the Hillsong Creative Podcast, with devotions and prayer, updates from around the world, and practical insight from various areas of our team.

19mins

5 May 2020

Rank #12

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064 A Creative Reboot for your New Year - ft Cass & Rich Langton

Why not start the New Year with a creative reboot? Take time with us in this episode to stop, take stock, and reassess our creative leadership, so we can enter 2020 with everything God has for us! (You can follow along with the PDF in the shownotes) Straight from Worship & Creative Conference 2019, Cass & Rich Langton take us through seven questions to reboot our creative leadership. Just in time for the new year, before we get caught up in doing and deadlines, this masterclass offers practical wisdom to help us reset our settings, so we can better inspire others into a desired destination. While leadership is a journey, this episode explores ways to recalibrate our thinking, whatever part of the journey we may be in, to be all we need to be. Discover too how Ephesians 2:10 is a compass for fruitfulness in our Christian life and all things creative as we embark on a novel decade with endless possibilities! Creative Leadership Reboot (PDF)

56mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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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.

51mins

8 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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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.

43mins

28 Oct 2018

Rank #15

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106 Thinking Well [MEGApod]

Swipe up in your podcast app to jump to different sections, or hear a segment again Hillsong Worship & Creative Conference If you want to connect with us, please send us a DM on @hillsong.creative, and share what you're doing and creating in this season with the hashtag #creativeisolationchallenge Join the Hillsong Creative team every weekday, as we journey this season together. We are doing short "micropod" episodes of the Hillsong Creative Podcast, with devotions and prayer, updates from around the world, and practical insight from various areas of our team.

1hr 2mins

12 May 2020

Rank #16

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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.

29mins

18 Mar 2018

Rank #17

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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.

41mins

9 Sep 2019

Rank #18

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108 Creativity and structure ft Joseph Thiang [MicroPod]

If you want to connect with us, please send us a DM on @hillsong.creative, and share what you're doing and creating in this season with the hashtag #creativeisolationchallenge Join the Hillsong Creative team every weekday, as we journey this season together. We are doing short "micropod" episodes of the Hillsong Creative Podcast, with devotions and prayer, updates from around the world, and practical insight from various areas of our team.

18mins

14 May 2020

Rank #19

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061 Behind Hillsong Worship's new album 'Awake' - ft Brooke Ligertwood

From the very studio where it was made, join Brooke Ligertwood, Ben Fielding, Hannah Hobbs, and Cass Langton as they invite us behind the scenes of the new Hillsong Worship album ‘Awake’. Hear the stories behind the songs, the heart and prayer for the album, and the uncommon elements that went into this project. With a sound informed by intercession and laboured over by songwriters, musicians, production engineers, vocalists, and many more, Awake stands as an inclusive album to champion the Church. Our prayer is that as you listen to this album, you would awaken to the revival stirring within, both individually and corporately, as we draw closer to Jesus. You can swipe up on your podcast app to see “Episode Chapters”, to jump ahead to a particular story or song. P.S. to join the Hillsong Worship & Creative Conference next week, use the promo code PODCAST19 when you register here.

44mins

13 Oct 2019

Rank #20