Todd Hadley

Todd Hadley

Todd and Karon came to Charleston in 1998 in a denominational setting. There they began to have vision for church as we know it to change. The Lord placed people around them who were receiving similar revelation and who stood with them through the storms of doubt, disillusionment, and opposition. Out of this divine discomfort with institutional religion, the word came that the Lord was calling them to a new work. They realized they were in for quite a ride with Jesus.

Todd and Karon both grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, and they were married in 1988. They have four children, Drew, Gabrielle, Hannah, and Lydia, all of whom worship and minister along side the whole of New Heart with the deep love of Christ.

Monday, 30 August 2010 00:00

The gospel of the Kingdom

waterfallWhen John the Baptist came preparing the way for our Lord he came saying, "repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!"

When Jesus came his first declaration was, "the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the gospel." This gospel was the gospel of the Kingdom.

When we speak of restoration of the church we are saying there is something much larger at hand than church as we have known it.  There is a mindset of who we are as the church that desperately needs a paradigm shift.

We are speaking about the gospel of the Kingdom of God. A kingdom that has come and is coming until all of His enemies are under his feet. A Kingdom that has a King presently enthroned, not waiting for a bailout plan from its responsibility. A Kingdom that brings an empowerment to its operatives that will bring a cultural penetrating light to a world that is darkened in its comprehension and blinded to the reality of such a realm. A realm that  is truly heavenly in nature and teaming with a life that is overflowing with joy, transforming power and freedom from limitations to knowing the heart of our God, intimately. It is progressive in nature and advancing in influence, as we speak.

Likened to a river that changes the landscape as it cuts through the terrain and washes over the rough places and makes them smooth.
This is more than a "myopic", "me- centered" gospel where personal salvation is the end goal. This Kingdom gospel involves an earth that is groaning for its redemption. A new heaven and a new earth that is awaiting its transformation. ( see Romans 8). Come visit with us for more regarding this gospel of the Kingdom.

Saturday, 25 September 2010 00:00

Fear - a tell to your Assignment

pokerHave you ever noticed how often the bible says "Do not be afraid"? Joshua was told this as he ventured into the promised land. David wrote it in many of his psalms as he was a fugitive with the malcontents in the cave of Adullam. Jesus said it to his disciples and to Jairus, who's daughter was pronounced dead but Jesus was going to raise her back to life.

There are over 2000 phobias recorded today and so, as in bible days, fear and its cousins worry, anxiety and panic are still very formidable foes to people of faith.

I'm encouraged when I find the bible characters like Timothy and David, Joshua and the disciples were dealing with fear too. After all, David slew bears, lions, a giant named Goliath. Joshua took God's people into the long awaited promised land and fought thirty some victorious battles to do so. And of course, the disciples were only accused of turning the entire WORLD upside down.

Why it is paramount for us to overcome whatever fear we are facing? It is not just for your own peace of mind but also it may very well be a major block to your calling. I would like to go so far as to say that I believe fear is a "tell" to the assignment of your calling. A tell is language that poker players are familiar with. One of the key skills most good poker players have is the ability to read their opponents at the table. When there is a nervous twitch that communicates whether your opponents cards are a good hand or a bad one, that is a tell. So I believe whatever the enemy attacks you with, fear-wise, is like a tell. It is a way to read just what God has designed you to be about in His Kingdom. And so the fear is a tell that could reveal the hand of the enemy and how he has attempted to keep you from the very thing you are assigned by God to fulfill.

In other words, whatever you are most fretful and fearful of is often a sign pointing to the assignment God has for you.

The fears you overcome can be the very ministry you help others break through.

As those fears are revealed for what they are, we have the authority in Jesus name to loose ourselves and take those thoughts captive. For it is the love of Christ that casts out fear and He has given us a spirit of power, love and a sound mind to overcome them. In Joshua 1:9 it says; "Be courageous and do not fear, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

May it be unto you according to this word.

Friday, 20 March 2015 00:00

Unearthing the New Wells

surfingIn the 26th Chapter of Genesis, there is a story of Isaac re-digging the wells of His father. These wells were wells the Philistines had clogged with dirt.

As he is busy unstopping those wells his servants go out and dig new wells. The first well is met with a strife filled resistance from the herdsmen in the area. So the servants name the first well which translated from the Hebrew to english means "strife".

Rather than parking themselves beside a well of strife, they name it  for what it is and move on to dig another well. However, the next well they uncover they have a similar problem. They find contention with the locals at this well's discovery. It's name translated to english means, you guessed it, contention.

Now, they could've easily been deterred by these two negative experiences and lost hope as they only found  spirits of strife and contention but they don't allow the dysfunction of those around them to determine their course of action. Rather they search for other wells to satiate their thirst. And in turn they  find a third well. You know the old idiom "threes a charm". The Hebrew name they give this well means "wide place". A well with broad borders that has no constricting limitations by strife or contention.

How many times do you go seeking to find refreshing streams for your thirsty spirit and only retrieve strife and contention from those around you?

If what you've experienced in your search for God is only strife and contention in your "going to church experience". Let me tell you, don't stop there. Keep digging. There are expansive wells of experience with the Lord and His church that you just haven't tapped into yet. Broader than a building you just "go to". It is a people filled with dynamic relationship with God and one another you'll find released. Not a languishing puddle of discord but vibrant streams of living water you can drink in.

There is something to a people who are persistent not to allow deterrents like strife and contention to keep them from the living water that brings an expanse in peace, joy, and right connection to God. That is the life Jesus said his living waters would produce. If you've been experiencing some strife or contention as you are on your search for God's refreshment let me encourage you not to pitch your tent around the bitter waters of these things. Press on to the wide places God has for you to be refreshed. He takes the bitter waters of disappointment and turns them into opportunities of sweet reward

Come join us at Catalyst 61 and find a place that's boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places. A safe place,  in which you can experience the wide Kingdom life that God has for you. Come dig new wells with us, as servants of the Lord our God.

Monday, 06 December 2010 00:00

Oneness: The Miracle in the Church

oneness“The congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul…” Acts 4:32 

This is the description of the Church when it’s first born, perhaps just days or weeks after Jesus ascended and the Spirit arrived.  It was the infant Church, and already the people of God were being joined together.  God’s supernatural work of establishing real, covenanted relationships had already begun.  It was not a step on the way to the Church becoming or achieving something; they had from the start everything they were supposed to be.

All of the other things that would come - evangelism, missionary journeys, surviving persecution, displays of power - would happen within this context.  It built their faith and showed all the possibilities of God in this Church He was calling together.  As the Church grows, so much of Paul’s instruction is to build, encourage, and submit to this connecting work of God, and it’s for the sake of the relationships themselves, not so they can be used to get to something else.

If I only treat covenanted relationships as a means to an end, I will miss one of the Spirit’s greatest demonstrations of power.  God puts believers together to live, to love, and to grow - we see and experience Christ together and in each other.  Hopefully, other people can see Him in us, too.

It takes only a quick glance at the isolation, loneliness, desperation, and division in the world today (and in the church today) to see that bringing together people that really love each other, that have all things in common, that give to each as they have need, that claim nothing as their own, and are truly of one heart and soul is absolutely miraculous.  It is as supernatural and powerful as any other demonstration made by the Church.  Only God can do this.  Of all the miracles (after salvation), this joining together, this perfecting into one is the most enduring and the most pervasive, because it meets a need for connection that’s in every one of us for our entire lives.

I may only need to be healed once in my life; I’ll need to be loved and connected always.  Through the Holy Spirit’s work, to be made one with God, one flesh with my wife, one soul with my friend, and one heart with the Church will change every part of my life.  If I really believe in this, if I really allow the Spirit to do this in me, it will fundamentally change who I am and how I live.

Monday, 06 December 2010 00:00

Catalyst 61- name for our new facility

catalyst61 logoNew Heart has a history of naming things from the prophetic voice of the Lord. The name New Heart came from a prophetic blessing spoken over us 3 years prior to being an established ministry. Today we have a new facility to house the ministry and in keeping with our flow the Lord has had us name the building something different from the name of the body of believers.

As we know the church is a people you are with, not a building you go to. Therefore, we sensed the Lord sounding out a name for the building that was different from the name of our gathering. While NHG will meet in this facility it is not who we are. We are New Heart Gathering that meets at Catalyst 61.

The Lord has desire for this building to be used for what He calls city church. We are to be stewards (a channel of which the gift flows) of this building and a host to other ministries in the city that have the Lord's heart for the city.

If you haven't guessed it by now, the prophetic word for the building was Catalyst 61.

a catalyst= accelerates the process or rate of change to something.

61= coming from the passage in Isa. 61 ( It is also located on Hwy 61)

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me
to preach good tidings...
to heal the broken hearted
to proclaim liberty to the captives
to open prison doors to those who are bound
to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord
to comfort those who mourn
to give beauty for ashes
to give the oil of joy for mourning
to give the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness
to rebuild the old ruins...

Put these two prophetic concepts together and you have a place that is intentioned to accelerate people's process so that they can experience all that Isa 61 says the Spirit is set out to do through His anointed.

Monday, 27 February 2012 00:00

Protecting our Tomorrow

The Lord is protecting our tomorrow, for we are a "tomorrow people" (prophetic in nature). He is teaching us to stand securely in the uncertainty of today.
When I heard this word from the Lord recently I was so comforted and encouraged. This is certainly a time of uncertainty for so many. How beautiful to hear such words for the Body of Christ, in a time like this.

Windows Explorer 9 has a slogan that says; "Beautiful is uncluttered, fast and more secure."

As I read this I immediately was prompted by the Spirit to what I see God doing in the Body of Christ.

He is uncluttering, quickening us in exponential personal growth and thus establishing a greater sense of security in our relationship with Him. A real vine and branches relationship  is manifesting, so to speak.

Song of Solomon 5:16 says; " He is altogether lovely".

I am seeing the Body of Christ coming ALL TOGETHER, as one, as these things occur and it is beautiful, lovely and an aluring aroma to those outside the faith. 

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