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Laura's Hillsong College Fund

Organized by: Laura Parker

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EVENT DATE Jan 01, 2017

THE STORY:

Hey everyone! Update: I've been accepted to HILC & will be attending starting January 2017! I have enough money from work to cover year 2 of my 3 years there :) I'll be starting work part-time come January, and won't be able to save for the rest of my tuition.

Only 1 more years of funds to raise! This is where I need your help! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Laura and I'm currently on a crazy journey from NYC to NC to Sydney, Australia. After a crazy turn of events, continuous failed housing and roommate situations, fighting the call of God, etc., I finally surrendered and moved back to NC for a few months to save money to pursue to call I feel on my life for full-time ministry -- starting with a few years of attendance at Hillsong International Leadership College. So many things have fallen into place as a result of the obedience that has come within this call, but I'm still lacking some funds for tuition among other application and living fees.

A call into ministry has been something that's been heavy on my heart ever since I started following Jesus a few years ago. God has led me through different avenues for different experiences but they've always come back to one thing. Jesus. I can't imagine doing anything else with my life and building and serving within the church is the only thing that leaves my heart and soul fulfilled. So, I'm sure you're wondering...

- What will the money be used for?: First of all, I hate asking people for money... So know that if you don't want to give that's completely fine.. But if you would like to, I don't know what to say other than God Bless and thank you. The funds will be used for 2 years of tuition (years 2 & 3). Hillsong College doesn't provide financial aid, they only accept sponsorship (i.e. this) and direct funds. I'm currently working on saving up the cash for year 1.

- What are my hope/goals in attending Hillsong International Leadership College (HILC)?: My hope is to grow in my love for pastoral leadership, people, and God’s church and in knowledge of how to make the church the best that it can be. I love the global yet very local vision of Hillsong Church, and my plan is to study the Pastoral Leadership stream with a focus on Church Ministry. I want to know what it looks like to build a church at different levels and make sure that it thrives off the Holy Spirit and connected people. My goal is to eventually be full-time staff for Hillsong Church somewhere in the world.

- Why Hillsong International Leadership College?: For the past two years I've been a part of the Hillsong family, and I can tell you it's nothing like I've ever experienced. The heart for God and the love for people that is so everpresent there is something that I desire to help build for others around the world to experience. I can't imagine it any other way. God's church is more than just Hillsong Church, and that is something I completely understand and love. But, I personally feel called into Hillsong Church and God's ministry there, which is why attending Hillsong College is my desire and the leading into that I want to follow. - When am I planning to attend?: I have been accepted into the January 2017 intake. The program I've been accepted into is a 3 year program, but you have to reapply each year for the next level of education, proving sufficient funds, etc.

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