Harris Creek Weekly Shownotes – Episode 008: Faith and Doubt

  Episode Description Today's episode is hosted by Drew Greenway interviewing Austin Fischer, Lead Pastor at Vista Community Church in Temple, Texas. We'll hear them discuss faith and doubt, the subject of Austin's newest book Faith in the Shadows.   Faith in the Shadows by Austin Fischer Interested in Alpha? Email Drew Greenway for more information Email podcast@harriscreek.org for topic suggestions Subscribe to Harris Creek Weekly on iTunes Music provided by Honest Men

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Harris Creek Weekly Shownotes – Episode 005: Marriage

   Episode Description Today's episode is hosted by Kathy Davidson interviewing John and Mandi Barnard, two members of our Downtown Campus. We'll hear them discuss some of the best (and worst) marriage advice they've received, what a Christ-centered marriage looks like, and will give advice to couples all along the relationship spectrum.   Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas (Recommended by the leadership of Harris Creek) Middleman Ministries, John and Mandi's Ministry in Waco Email ...

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Harris Creek Weekly Shownotes – Episode 004: Summer Highlights

  Episode Description Welcome to our Episode 004 of Harris Creek Weekly. This week our Downtown Campus Pastor, Jon Green, talks to several different church members from various ministry areas to catch up on all that has happened at Harris Creek this summer. We'll hear about the Mission Waco Playground Challenge, Destination: Chicago, the UK Training Institute, and we'll meet our two newest staff members. Check out the shownotes below for helpful resources ...

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What Does Our Turn Mean For Us?: A College Student FAQ

As Brady has mentioned over the past couple of weeks, we truly believe that for us to accomplish our goals as a church, it’s going to take everybody contributing, including our college students. We’re going to need sacrifice from our entire congregation (college students included) to help us seek the welfare of the cityin the years to come. Below are some questions we’ve been receiving from our students and Life Group leaders ...

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Rethinking Worrying

If you were at Harris Creek this past Sunday, you heard Jonathan Pokluda from Watermark Community Church in Dallas speak on the topic of worrying (if you missed the sermon, watch it here). Looking around the room Sunday morning and seeing all of the heads nodding and people scribbling furiously in their journals, it was evident that this is something the majority of us struggle with. On Monday night, my Life ...

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Lent Day 40 Reflection

As we wrap up this season of Lent, I believe it is important for us to take a look back at everything God has done in the life of our church and our lives individually during the past forty days. As we approach Easter Sunday, we do so with hearts full of expectation for what is to come at Harris Creek and in our cities around us. The past forty ...

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Lent Day 9 Reflection

The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him…”For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” Today’s reading focused on the idea of unity. It’s not talking about a temporary feeling that we occasionally feel when things are ...

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Basketball & Advent

Until last week, I’d never heard of Taylor University. For those of you are unfamiliar with it as well, it’s a 2500 student Christian college in Upland, Indiana. It’s also home to one of the greatest traditions in college basketball today. Every December the school hosts its annual “Silent Night” game. The premise is simple: pack out the arena (capacity 2700) and have everyone remain completely silent until the tenth ...

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Bridging the Gap

A few of us on staff have been reading through the book You Lost Me together over the past few weeks. The book, written by Dave Kinnaman (the president of the Barna Group), looks at the problem of 18-29 year olds (commonly referred to as “millenials”) leaving the church. As someone in the middle of that demographic that works with college students on a daily basis, the book is fascinating. As ...

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Living Like Philip

This past weekend, we had our first ever Harris Creek Freshman Retreat. It was a chance for us to get away, introduce freshmen to Harris Creek, our staff, our Life Group leaders and each other. After talking with a few upperclassmen about how to structure the retreat, we came up with the conclusion that we didn’t want to just inform the freshmen, but we wanted to challenge them also. After a ...

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