Training Institute: United Kingdom Update

One of Harris Creek’s ministry principles, Create Over Reproduce, drives us as a body to pursue creative solutions to hurdles that we face as we look to seek the welfare of our city. Our culture is constantly shifting, and we desire to be proactive when positioning our church to intersect the Gospel with that culture. One way to approach the unknowns that lie ahead is to learn from those who ...

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Up for A Hike?

    Any trail that I have hiked (granted, there have only been a few in my life) has always contained at least two vivid realities – a hopeful destination and undoubtedly a painful switchback or two. We all have the idea of the destination firmly in the forefront of our thoughts as the journey begins. Legs are strong. Lungs are good, and confidence is high. But as the elevation climbs, and the trail ...

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Our Turn FAQ: Why Not Go Multisite Instead of Expanding Sunwest?

Throughout the “Our Turn” initiative, I will take time on this blog to address some commonly asked questions related to our project approach and goals. One of these questions has centered on why we are building at the Sunwest Campus and not adding another campus within our area. I am thrilled that our people are even asking this question because it demonstrates how widely accepted our multisite approach has become. As ...

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Learning to Ride

Self-preservation is a powerful motivator.  This was very apparent over the Memorial Day weekend.  My two sons had not learned to ride their bikes.  This is in part due to my poor fathering skills.  Apparently, I lack some refinement in this area, but another reason is that crashing one's bike is certainly a universal fear - that and waking up late for an important event.  Both will freeze you with ...

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Lent Day 20 Reflection

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." — Helen Keller As I listened yesterday to Brady unpack the process of how God listens to the cries of His people and removes them from bondage while restoring them ...

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The Freedom of Clarity

“A river without banks is just a large puddle.” Will Mancini  I have thoroughly enjoyed the last month or so, as Brady has been unpacking and further clarifying Harris Creek’s discipleship philosophy. As a new covenant member, as well as a new staff team member, I very much appreciate clear direction and leadership in an organization. If I were completely honest, I would go so far as to say that I need ...

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