Hallel? (say it with us - "Ha-llel")
We know - you can't quite figure out how to pronounce it! Many people think it's a strange name for a church, but you'll get used to saying it. Trust us.
The vision of Hallel Chapel:
To disciple a body of Believers that are light-bearers for Christ
by changing our cultural mindset so that we may live holy, not common,
in our generation.
Praise. Shine. Direction.
To help you understand the name, consider this explanaition of the Hebrew letters:
While the Hebrew word hallel is translated as "praise" it can also translated as "shine" as in Job 29:3. The original meaning of halel (another spelling variation) is the North Star. This star, unlike all of the other stars, constantly shines in the northern sky and is used as a guide when traveling.
In Ancient Hebrew we praise God by looking at Him as the guiding star that shines to show us our direction. As seen in the above picture, the first letter in this Hebrew word (from right to left) is a picture of a man with his arms raised as if pointing toward something of greatness. The second two letters are pictures of a shepherd staff, which is used by the shepherd to move his flock toward a "direction". When these two letters are combined the idea of looking toward something is formed.
Matthew 5:16 NLT
In the same way, let your good deeds SHINE out for all to see,
so that everyone will PRAISE your heavenly Father.