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Hillsong Worship Team Is Dropping Out of Tour in the Wake of Changes at Megachurch

The Hillsong Worship team announced yesterday they will no longer join Casting Crowns on tour with We the Kingdom.

“Whilst we are deeply disappointed to have to make this difficult decision, we do feel that is the right one at this time in our history and the decision that, for us, requires the most faith,” the band explained on their Instagram.

The band went on to explain that their decision is something they all agreed would be best at this time. The announcement comes after weeks of change for the megachurch. In March, co-founder Brian Houston announced he would be stepping down following numerous allegations that had come to light about him. Since his resignation, the megachurch has lost nine of its 16 American church campuses in just two weeks. Staff members have stated they would continue having church separate for the Hillsong global network.

Hillsong Worship stated that many of its members are also staff members of the megachurch who are taking the time to figure out how they will move forward in the wake of the changes.

“Our community is hurting but hope-filled,” the band said. “With the full support and endorsement of our senior church leadership, we believe the decision not to go on tour this month is the one that puts the health and well-being of the people on our team first. Now is the time for us to humbly see the Lord, to grieve in hope and to heal in community, together.”

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