Finding God in Weakness and Discomfort

“I hadn’t experienced anything like it the first time my brother got shot. I hadn’t experienced anything like it the first time I saw, from my bedroom window, a man die from a gunshot wound in the streets. Y’all are weak!” These pointed words were expressed to our group from one of the Sunshine interns during our final debrief. The previous day we had been within a block of multiple shots between two ...

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Why I Serve: Carly Webb

As part of our Elements journey, we interviewed Carly Webb, about her experience pursuing justice in our city alongside Jesus Said Love – an organization that helps women in the sex industry. Check out her story by watching the video below.   We also asked Carly to answer a few more questions about her experience with Jesus Said Love:   1. How did you originally hear about Jesus Said Love (or what drew you ...

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Training Institute:UK (Week One Review)

Interns arrived on schedule and made their way through customs. Not necessarily the smoothest process--thanks again guinea pigs : ) --but they made it through. Andy (One Church) was there to welcome them out of the gate and transported them to Brighton. After a rest day, they went to a Youth Camp near Brighton that they described as resembling a Passion gathering (circa 2000). From Elizabeth's picture and their collective description ...

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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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Living Water Well Update: Uganda

This past year, our congregation generously gave to Living Water International to bring clean drinking water and the message of Jesus Christ to those around the world. We recently received an update upon the completion of a well project that we funded in Uganda. The well was constructed at a place called Kikoni Standard College that has 1,200 students and 80 staff members. John, our contact with Living Water International, says Kimono Standard ...

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Part of the Family — Lent 2016

Harris Creek joins the Christian tradition throughout the ages by participating in Lent while also adapting some of these practices to fit our context and culture. Every year, our church chooses a particular book of the Bible to read together or a particular spiritual discipline such as prayer to guide our attention through the season. The intentional “taking on” of a particular focus is the acceptance of an invitation to ...

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Living Water Update

An Update on Living Water International (LWI) In 2011, we announced a plan to commit a matching gift from our Global Impact budget to whatever was given by the congregation for Living Water International up to $15,000. In that first year Harris Creek was able to give $31,776. Since 2011, and including this year, we have been able to give more than $120,000 to LWI. This matching initiative has been a ...

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The City

Harris Creek’s mission statement is “seeking the welfare of the city.” During this time of year, I usually spend a lot of time talking about why this is our mission statement, how it’s the essence of the Gospel, and what we mean when we say we feel called to seek the welfare of Waco. All of these things are essential for our congregation to understand, so I feel as though ...

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