So want to make sure you’re aware of the new Hillsong film “Let Hope Rise” releasing in theaters nationwide this Friday, September 16. http://hillsongmovie.com.
Three ways to help:
1. Please share about the film through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Here is a simple tweet/facebook message to share. Just copy and paste.
Tweet or Facebook message to copy and paste
Can’t wait 2 see NEW @Hillsong Movie “LET HOPE RISE” in theaters this Friday Sept 16th. Get tickets now: http://theaters.hillsongmovie.com
This Friday, Sept 16, be part of a worship experience unlike any other. #HillsongMovie. Get your tickets now: bit.ly/hillsongmovietix
Post on Instagram. pics for posting on Instagram: http://hillsongmovie.com/share/
Also, here is a 30-second Instagram Trailer
2. Can you include the following blurb in any emails or blog posts you have going out to your email list/blog/church in the next 7 days?
Hillsong- LET HOPE RISE, a new movie you won’t want to miss (http://hillsongmovie.com), opens in theaters across the US and around the world this Friday, September 16. The film captures the on-stage energy and off-stage hearts of the Australia-based band Hillsong UNITED. The film captures a new motion-picture genre- the theatrical worship experience, and explores Hillsong’s humble beginnings and astonishing rise to prominence as an international church whose songs are sung every Sunday by more than 50 million people worldwide. Tickets available at http://theaters.hillsongmovie.com.
3. Put up a blog post and use the below Q and A. Just copy and paste.
Here is the official video trailer for the movie. Please share: https://www.youtube.com/v/3GkDLKtnwTY
A Conversation with Hillsong about HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE
Brian Houston, Senior Pastor, Co-founder, Hillsong Church
Joel Houston, Lead Pastor, Hillsong NYC and Hillsong UNITED
Taya Smith, Worship Leader, Hillsong UNITED
Jonathon Douglass (JD), Worship Leader, Hillsong UNITED
Jad Gillies, Worship Leader, Hillsong UNITED
Dylan Thomas, Guitarist, Hillsong UNITED
What Might Surprise People to Know About Hillsong UNITED?
Dylan Thomas: We are literally a band that came from a church in Australia. We were a youth ministry. We never set out to be a band playing big arenas or anything like that. We just truly wanted to make music that could connect people to Jesus. When it started, it looked like 100 people in our youth ministry. We have just always trusted God and put everything into that and He’s made the whole thing happen. But you could take away the stadiums and our dreams are still the same: we just want to connect people to Jesus through our music. And we’re going to give that everything that we have.
Jad Gillies: We believe in the message that we’re carrying. We believe in the opportunity God has given us to actually help connect people with the message of the Gospel. And also encourage people that they can do extraordinary things with their ordinary lives. Our wives, ourselves, and our families believe in it so much that we will sacrifice for it. There is a cost, but we’re willing to pay it.
Taya Smith: I’m not from Sydney, so I grew up in a local church that sang Hillsong songs. I just know what an impact it was to go to a Hillsong Conference when I wasn’t part of Hillsong. Just knowing how much I felt a part of the greater Church—with a capital C—and knowing we were being poured into, loved on, and supported. We are all in this together.
Why did you agree to be part of Hillsong – Let Hope Rise?
Brian Houston: Our goal is that people encounter God. It’s not to go and just watch a nice movie, but to actually really experience the presence of God.
Joel Houston: What blows my mind are that people of faith are encouraged and people who walk in skeptical—even in their skepticism—have been like, “I was strangely surprised. I felt really good when I left the cinema.” That to me is why we engaged in this film in the first place. If ever there were a time when the world needed something to connect us to each other and to God, it’s right now. And if it should be through a film …
What has the reaction been to the film from audiences?
Jonathon Douglass (JD): It’s actually been incredible talking to people who have seen the film! They have walked away with what the heart of this film is all about: understanding the hope that we have in God. Hopefully they will see from our story that we don’t have it all together, we’re not the best of the best. We’re just an ordinary group of young people—that are getting a little bit older, but still young at heart—that just love God and trust in Him. It doesn’t always make sense, but God’s with us and there’s a reason for us to have hope.
What do you hope audiences will take from Hillsong – Let Hope Rise?
Joel Houston: The one thing I hope that people take away from this film—regardless of what they’re going through, whatever life looks like for them—is that they leave with their head a little higher than it was when they walked into the cinema. This doesn’t mean they have to become a Christian, or believe what we believe, or even love the music. But it means all of a sudden their eyes might see something—a greater truth. In the midst of all life’s questions, in all of the stuff … maybe there’s something greater.
Jonathon Douglass (JD): For us, the one thing we would hope people take away when they come and see Let Hope Rise is they would see what God could do with a life that would say, “I trust You, I’m going to follow You.” I hope they will leave uplifted and encouraged that we have this hope in God, that He’s with us, that He’s good, and His plan is good.
Taya Smith: I hope people come away with hope. Whatever they’re facing, whatever circumstances they’ve been through, I hope that at the end of this film, they walk away encouraged, knowing there’s a God who loves them, who believes in them, and that the best is yet to come. I hope they would walk out different than when they walked in!
HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE opens nationwide this Friday. (www.hillsongmovie.com)