This is What the Tee Shirt Means

So a little while ago I thought it would be great to create a video to inspire our Hillsong Kids Volunteer team.

As I was trying to write down in a poetic manner befitting a short inspirational piece to help our own team, I remembered something that Roger Fields had written named “The Calling.” So I totally ripped it off borrowed some of the profound and brilliant lines to create a version for our leaders.

Roger, thanks for your leadership and inspiration!

In conjunction with @nerdfeliz and @ivegottagroove we conceived and filmed it during our weekend services in our City Campus (Love the accents! How many can you spot?)

Here it is!

This is What the Tee Shirt Means

It’s orange.
It’s bright.
And this is what it means.

Pastor Brian and Bobbie have entrusted the children of our Church community to me.
It means that I have a mission, I have a vision.
It means I have a Holy calling, an influence that is eternal.
I don’t take it lightly, it’s too vital to be ignored.

A Church without children disappears in a generation.
So I take hold of that which God so I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
This means I have put my hand up to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.
It means that I have committed myself to see a generation grow the the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ
It means that I am part of a team that the families or our Church put their trust in.
They trust us to reinforce and underpin the message of the Gospel of Christ to their kids.

I make Church a safe place
I make Church meaningful
I make Church fun
Because if our kids aren’t having fun they aren’t learning

I create they space for every child to experience God and participate in His kingdom
My goal is to give away this opportunity to serve and see kids doing the work of the ministry
There is no ‘kids Church’ there is only Church
We are not a school, a club or an institution
We are the family of God
We are one body under Christ and my part is too significant to be trivialized

I refuse to be discouraged or distracted
I don’t give in to small thinking and ordinary ideas
I will not give up, give in or get tired.
I am not looking for prominence but significance.
Let the Church get the blessing and God get the glory.
And maybe every now and then, I might get a few of these:


I am a minister. I minister to the largest mission field in the world. I minister to children.
And that’s what the tee shirt means.