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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Reclaim!

Harris Creek kicked-off two support groups in our community this week through Reclaim Ministries. Women facing the painful and confusing road of infertility gathered on Tuesday evening to work through their grief and share their experiences at Reclaim Infertility Support.   Yesterday, a year of planning, training, and prayer came together at Harris Creek’s first Reclaim Recovery meeting. The Reclaim Recovery team beautifully demonstrated vulnerability throughout our training, and we were all encouraged as our first participants openly shared and named ...

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Social Media Detox- The 1st Month

Our last all-staff  meeting had one looming bullet on the agenda- the “Social Media Experiment”. Brady and Joey introduced an opportunity to the individuals of our staff to take a break from a habit in our lives as engrained as brushing our teeth. The challenge was met with clenched jaws, crossed arms, and audible sighs. A social media-free summer? Is that even possible? An image was created the very same afternoon, replacing the ...

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The Chewbacca Lady & Social Media

You’ve all seen it by now, and are probably over it, I know. However, the Happy Chewbacca lady, Candace Payne (who happened to go to my alma mater, Ouachita, NBD), hit on something with her viral post recently that I’ve been thinking about for a while now. I’ll pose it as a question. Shouldn’t Christians be the most fun people to follow on social media? It seems that Christ-followers, who SHOULD be the ...

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She Shall Not Be Moved

A few weeks ago, my family celebrated the life of our youngest son. It was the anniversary of the day our lives changed forever. We celebrate on this day because he is still with us. God spared his life! It is, however, a different life than the one he had and it is definitely not the life we had dreamed for him, but it is life. On this day, every ...

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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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Stewardship: Simple Solutions Against Self-Absorption and Appetites

Brooklynn Wynveen shares her thoughts on the recent message entitled, "The Ripple Effect," which discussed the lasting repercussions from one generation to the next. With a PhD from Clemson University, this doctor knows her way through conversations regarding sustainability practices and their social outcomes. Read her post below as she invites us to continue the conversation. Stewardship is defined as “the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for ...

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Dreams and Rest

Simply put: your ability to dream is built upon your ability to rest. If you’re worn down and burned out, your problems will be magnified and God’s calling on your life will begin to wane. There’s no way around it: dreaming is a result of dwelling in a state of restfulness, not in the midst of frenetic activity.

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The Running Back that Hated to Run

I have long been fascinated by the story of Curtis Martin. Curtis Martin retired from the NFL in 2005 as with the fourth most rushing yards in the history of the league and was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2012. While there is nothing extraordinary in that, what fascinates me is something that Martin shared in his Hall of Fame acceptance speech: he never really liked football... and ...

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GIVE YOURSELF AWAY

Whisper this out loud to yourself & ponder it for a few moments…. GIVE YOURSELF AWAY.             What comes to mind when you hear this? What emotions are connected with this phrase for you? Maybe your heart leaps a little. Or maybe it reminds you of how tired you are. Maybe both. That’s ok—there’s grace & freedom. We are all in different seasons & life may be especially difficult for you right now, but ...

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