Young & Free on Worship in Lockdown, and Their New Singles

By: Laura Bennett

In a time where thousands of voices are vying for our attention, Hillsong youth band Young & Free are cutting through the noise to draw people to God with their new singles Best Friends and Never Have I Ever. Read more

Remembering The Baby We Lost: Singer Chris Sebastian Opens Up About His Song, ‘Soon’

By: Clare Bruce

When singer Chris Sebastian and his wife lost a baby during pregnancy in 2018, it couldn’t have been more devastating. Read more

Free Online Concerts and Talks – June 1 to 5, 2020

By: Kim Wilkinson

As part of this year’s CONNECT20 Online – an Australian Media and Arts Summit, you can take part in some of the online experience – for free!

While the entire summit includes over 30 interactive talks, and interviews, there are also a number of free public concert events and inspiring talks to entertain and encourage you – as we emerge into a brave new world.

Created Exclusively For You

These concerts and talks have been created especially for the CONNECT20 Online Summit, and have never been seen before. Register to watch these exclusive concerts from musicians like for King & Country, We Are Messengers, Michael W Smith and more, plus experience talks with Bob Goff, Will Graham and Dr Caroline Leaf – find details for each, and the links to register below.

Dr Caroline Leaf on How to Detox your Brain in 5 Steps

Free Online Session, Monday 1st June, 3pm
Dr Caroline Leaf, author, international speaker, communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist, shares her insight on why we spend so much time detoxing our bodies through different diets and exercise routines, but we tend to forget to detox our most important organ: the brain.

So how do we detox our brains? Through our minds. We can overcome past experiences that are holding us back and we can overcome toxic thinking patterns that are keeping us from living up to our full potential by learning to harness the power of our minds to change the structure of our brains.

Dr Leaf spent the last 30 years developing a mind-based technique, based on the science of thoughts and memory formation, to help detox and rewire our brains. Her 5-step process only takes 7-16 minutes a day, and in 21 days you will have started rewiring your brain for success.

Register now for free online session with Dr Caroline Leaf

We Are Messengers in Live Concert

Free Online Concert, Tuesday 2nd June, 6pm

Darren and the band of We Are Messengers bring a special intimate acoustic event with a never-before-seen concert recorded in front of a live audience just before lockdown. Feel the energy and passion of this Irish American band, up close and personal.

Register now for We Are Messengers free concert event

A Message of Hope with Will Graham and Crowder

Free Online Session, Wednesday 3rd June, 11am

In this live-streamed free event direct from Ashville, North Carolina – Will Graham will be joined by Crowder to share a message of hope for all the world.

Register now for free online session with Will Graham and Crowder

We Rise As One – The Arthouse Sessions Concert

Free Online Concert, Thursday 4th June, 6pm

Join homegrown host and singer/songwriter Nathan Tasker live from the Arthouse in Nashville for an evening of unplugged sessions and conversations with Michael W Smith, Elle Limebear, Matthew West and Jordan Feliz.

Register now for free online Arthouse Sessions Concert event

It’s Time to Dream Big All Over Again With Bob Goff

Free Online Session, Friday 5th June, 11am

Bob Goff is the author of the New York Times bestselling Love Does and Everybody, Always as well as the bestselling Love Does for Kids. He is the Honorary Consul to the Republic of Uganda, an attorney, and the founder of Love Does — a nonprofit human rights organisation operating in Uganda, India, Nepal, Iraq, and Somalia. Bob is a lover of balloons, cake pops, and helping people pursue their big dreams. His greatest ambitions in life are to love others, do stuff and, most importantly, to hold hands with his wife, sweet Maria Goff, and spend time with their amazing kids.

Register now for free online session with Bob Goff

For King & Country Live Concert

Free Online Concert, Friday 5th June, 6pm

Join Aussie Ex-Pats, for King & Country, live from their home in Nashville for an exclusive conversation and live performance, as we celebrate the end of an amazing week online at CONNECT20.

Register now to see For King & Country free concert event

About the author: Kim Wilkinson is a media and communications professional who specialises in building community and valuable relationships.

The Man Behind So Many Sunday Worship Songs: Paul Baloche Releases New Album

By: Laura Bennett

You may not know his face, but if you’ve been in church for any length of time, it’s likely you will have sung a song penned by Paul Baloche. Read more

Greg Attwells On Worship And Empowering Women [Audio]

By: Justin Rouillon

Sydney singer songwriter Greg Attwells has collaborated with Karl Faase for the second season of ‘Jesus the Game Changer’. The series is produced by Faase’s Olive Tree Media, and is a multi-episode documentary series, with a selection of episodes made available to churches to run as a special content feature in church life.  Read more

Artist Spotlight with Chad Mattson from ‘Unspoken’

By: Rhema 99.7

In this interview, Chad Mattson from the band Unspoken chats about his faith journey,  how the band formed and the meaning behind some of the band’s songs. Unspoken is an American contemporary Christian band composed of Chad Mattson, Jon Lowry, and Ariel Munoz & recently, new member Ryan Babin. Read more

We Aren’t Perfect, But That’s Okay: ‘We Are Messengers’

By: Laura Bennett

Truth in music is often hard-won. We Are Messengers can only write and sing such uplifting, anthemic, spiritual songs, full of declarations about sin, forgiveness, and mental health—because they’ve each wrestled with these things. Read more

Big Hair Days – Heritage Christian Artists Still Top Charts

By: David Maegraith

Christian acts have often sung about roads and journeys. Read more

The Raw Emotion You Hear in Lauren Daigle’s ‘Rescue’ – is Personal

By: Clare Bruce

When Lauren Daigle sat down to write her hit ballad Rescue, she had in mind a loved one who was struggling with life – making it one of the most personal songs she’s ever recorded. Read more

When the World Sends You Garbage, Send Back Music

By: Sheridan Voysey

Cateura is a small slum in Paraguay, South America, built on a rubbish tip. Desperately poor, its villagers eke out a living by recycling and selling whatever they can find in the garbage. But from these unpromising conditions something beautiful has emerged – an orchestra. Read more