Hillsong Worship ( known formerly as Hillsong LIVE) and Hillsong United (known also as UNITED) are from the same Music ministry of the Hillsong Church called Hillsong Music. Their main difference, however, is in their missions.
Hillsong United vs Hillsong Worship
Hillsong Worship, which is the first music group of the Church, started music officially in 1983, at Hillsong Church while Hillsong UNITED was formed subsequently in 1998 as fraction of Hillsong’s youth ministry.
The Hillsong United youth ministry music team began writing songs and came out with their first album “Everyday” in 1999. The group annually releases an album and travels around the world for tours and conferences.
Hillsong Worship is driven by the passion for making godly songs that equip and revive believers across the world, while the UNITED’s mission is to write songs that “awaken churches and individuals to the fact that we are redeemed and called into the story of God.”
In their official website, Hillsong explains more about Hillsong United vs Hillsong Worship.
Hillsong Worship: Having always been committed to building the local church, we are convinced that part of our purpose is to champion passionate and genuine worship of our Lord Jesus Christ in local churches right across the globe. Looking to the future, we hope to do our part in resourcing local church worship teams across the many denominational faces of The Church, as we all learn from each other. Find out more…
Hillsong UNITED: Committed to creating a musical expression that is almost uncomfortable in its uniqueness, our mission is to write songs that awaken churches and individuals to the fact that we are redeemed and called into the story of God. Find out more…