Church/Ministry: New Song Community Church
New Song Community Church
The goal of New Song Community Church is to be "The Church Next Door" - a church that loves its neighbors as itself. So we’d like to help your church however we can. Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen 13,000 people come to Christ and helped plant 163,000 churches worldwide. Recently we released "The Bible Questions," a 6-week church-wide campaign to help you launch a Bible Reading Revolution in your church and city. In 2007, we published "Future History:Understanding the Book of Daniel and End Times Prophecy." Future History was a series we did during the winter of 2006-2007, which saw the church grow by 17% in 7 weeks. I promised my people I would make this material available to their friends. The book is now available (www.halseed.com) to you as well. In 2008, we made "Jonah: Responding to God." The church grew by 18% during this 4-week church-wide campaign. We wanted other pastors to benefit from this too. My personal passions are leadership development, evangelism, community-transformation, the local church, and the military. If, I, or my staff, can help you become more effective with these, please call us at 760-560-5000.
Hal is a graduate of Wheaton College (B.A.), and Denver (M.Div.) and Fuller Seminaries (D.Min).
Hal is Founding and Lead Pastor of New Song Community Church in Oceanside, CA. He and Lori have two grown children, Bryan and Amy, and the world's-best daughter-in-law, Alyssa. All of them are actively serving in the local church.
Best advice given to me about preaching
"When the man of God speaks the Word of God, it becomes the Word of God." I say this to myself every Saturday afternoon. There is no higher privilege than speaking the Word of God, and no more amazing phenomenon than to become the channel for the words of God to people.
Sermon or series that made a difference
The God Questions -(simple apologetics to build believers’ confidence and bring seekers to faith.) This series launched the national God Questions Campaign and movement. Created for Significance (Luke 14-16, one of the most pivotal sections of the New Testament) Future History: The Book of Daniel. People want to know about the End Times, and Daniel is a simpler, shorter course to it than Revelation. During the series, attendance increased by 17%. Jonah: Responding to God. The book of Jo
One of my favorite illustrations
The Pepsi Can. Think about it this way. Sitting on the desk in front of me is a Pepsi can. Here’s one theory behind it: Millennia ago, a huge explosion sent a small meteor spinning through space. As it cooled, a caramel-colored, effervescent liquid formed on its surface. As time passed, aluminum crept out of the water and shaped itself into just these dimensions. –Which just happened to be the right shape and size for a human hand, which would develop a few thousand years later. Ove
Books that have had an impact
Seed: The Bible Questions, The God Questions Nicodem: Prayer Coach Hybels: Rediscovering Church (church) Maxwell: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (leadership) Yancey: Disappointment with God (pain) Wilkinson: The Prayer of Jabez (prayer) Rusaw: The Externally Focused Church (community tranformation) Lewis: The Screwtape Letters (basic discipleship/growth) Alcorn: Heaven (fabulous insights) Harley: His Needs, Her Needs (marriage)
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...
"Come to Jesus."
What I want on my tombstone
Look! He’s getting up!
Comment to those looking at my sermons
I am a visual person. Most of these sermons were accompanied by white board diagrams and/or powerpoint slides, along with printed notes. I wish I could reconstruct those for you.