One Month In: UK Progress Update

  Here’s a quick rundown of the first month of the Training Institute: U.K.: Katie Yarbro, Elizabeth Ogburn, and Merritt Denman are the first interns for the program, and they are all serving with One Church in Brighton, England. They hit the ground running and headed to Youth Camp, an off-site but nearby gathering of multiple congregations that gave the interns an early jump on meeting some One Church members. The ...

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Training Institute:UK (Week One Review)

Interns arrived on schedule and made their way through customs. Not necessarily the smoothest process--thanks again guinea pigs : ) --but they made it through. Andy (One Church) was there to welcome them out of the gate and transported them to Brighton. After a rest day, they went to a Youth Camp near Brighton that they described as resembling a Passion gathering (circa 2000). From Elizabeth's picture and their collective description ...

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Text, Textiles, and Context

Please continue to follow the Harris Creek blog for Our Turn Updates throughout the next few years. You will read and see construction updates as well as ministry happenings. After all, this vision is about how our church family is doing whatever it takes to bring people to Jesus. In recent months, the conceptual phase of Sunwest expansion has been moving along closer to what will be a new reality for ...

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For The City: Waco (an update from intern Caroline Thornton)

“Our group signed up through For The City: Waco to partner with Arrow. […] The beauty of this service opportunity for our group is that we do not have to organize every person's schedule to line up for one big event, but instead, one of us or a few of us at a time can respond to Arrow and offer to take a meal, clean up a house, install a ceiling ...

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Harris Creek Training Institute: UK

London, England is an epicenter for cultural development. What happens in London doesn’t seem to stay in London. Business ventures, style trends, fine arts movements, and social reform may start within the walls of Big Ben and Parliament, but they flow outward like the River Thames, beyond the realm of the big city and to previously unknowing neighbors. A speck of an idea can float to the heart of Great ...

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Part of the Family — Lent 2016

Harris Creek joins the Christian tradition throughout the ages by participating in Lent while also adapting some of these practices to fit our context and culture. Every year, our church chooses a particular book of the Bible to read together or a particular spiritual discipline such as prayer to guide our attention through the season. The intentional “taking on” of a particular focus is the acceptance of an invitation to ...

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Our Turn Update (Oct-Dec)

Remember all those emails you received from Harris Creek regarding the initial launch of the OUR TURN campaign? Guess what?!? Now you can see a quick overview of the campaign conversation that took place between October and December, forever preserved for posterity through our blog. “OUR TURN” CAMPAIGN – Update (10/19/2015) Dear Church Family, The convergence of multiple “God-sized” endeavors has us believing that this really is a historic time in the life of ...

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Meant for Something More

Harris Creek's "Our Turn" is more than just a sermon series that stretched from October to November. It is a campaign to rally behind for the next two years. It is a challenge to regularly remind us of our commitment to seeing God at work through the ministries of a local church. We will continue sharing testimonies and inspirational stories throughout this unique expression of our church's history, and we ...

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Faithfulness in the Past, Loving-Kindness for the Next

The Brooks household has grown in many ways since first connecting with Harris Creek. The family is different now and the same could be said of Harris Creek. No with 2 kids added to the Brooks household and with 2 campuses now making up Harris Creek, God has continued to demonstrate great faithfulness in remaining present with us. Wes & Paige Brooks speak for many of us in expressing gratitude for God's ...

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The Fear of Safety

It only takes one conversation with John Bernhart to realize he is mature for his age, experienced in spiritual wisdom and disciplined devotion beyond his years as a twenty-something. For that alone, Harris Creek cannot simply claim him as a model prototype of our ministry efforts, but rather we are quick to applaud the work of his primary faith-influencers (his parents) and the previous saints who have shaped John's faith. It is noteworthy though ...

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