Lent Day 1 Reflection

“Lord Jesus, only you can lead us to God. We have wondered if nearness to God is something reserved for spiritual mystics.” I find myself believing the latter part of this statement instead of the beginning more often than not. I let myself believe, or rather, allow Satan to seep into my thoughts and think that somehow I am not “spiritual enough” to experience closeness with God. And oh my gosh, what ...

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10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Designs

Design is everywhere. Especially in church. Which I guess means I get to keep my job for awhile. But it also means more and more people are having to jump into a field they never knew they would need/have to jump into. More and more people are designing on social media, for their latest business endeavor, for their churches, at work, and beyond. I'm sure I don't have to try too ...

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Pour In to Pour Out

Days when it’s my turn to blog are brutal. I feel this immense pressure, (initiated by no one except myself) to write something extremely thought provoking and life changing. Landon and I joke around by repeating the phrase, “Changing the world one blog post at a time” on days we write blog posts we are really proud of. Normally, it’s pretty easy to write about something that God has been ...

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Creative Christians

There has been a surge of articles (this one in particular has gotten a lot of attention) written lately based upon drastic statistics of people (mainly people 18-29 years old, aka The Millenial generation) leaving the church in droves. Notice I didn’t say the capital “C” Church, but leaving the LOCAL church. In the article mentioned above, Rachel Held Evans says, “Time and again, the assumption among Christian leaders, and evangelical ...

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The Authority of Your Story

  WHATS IN A STORY? I’ve never written a blog post before (makes you want to keep reading right?) and let me just say this: it's hard. I have way more respect for people who write on a consistent basis. I’m an artist; I just draw and sing all day right? While I was thinking what on earth I would write about, a few things happened. I came up with a list ...

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Fall Equipping

With Harris Creek's approach to discipleship (Community, Equipping, Worship, and Mission), your spiritual formation begins in the context of biblical community, so we emphasize involvement in Life Groups. Through our Life Groups--our sermon-based Group Link curriculum is provided each week for discussions in groups--and options supporting Life Group involvement, we seek to "equip the saints for the work of ministry" (Ephesians 4:12). I hope you'll take a few minutes to browse ...

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