What Next?: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

Hopefully you were able to join us this past Sunday as we introduced our new philosophy of Do Something. To sum it up, we believe that we’re called to have an active faith. All throughout scripture we see active language calling us to get involved in the mission of God. Even our mission statement, seeking the welfare of the city, and its originating passage in Jeremiah 29:4-7 describe a faith ...

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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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