New Releases from Harris Creek Worship

Hey everyone! As I'm sure you've gathered, there's a lot happening at Harris Creek this fall -- and I can feel the energy heading into what might be a busy season, but an exciting one. Drew and I couldn't help but add to the excitement and are releasing our second series of worship videos in conjunction with our Elements Journey. Last semester, we released our first worship video project, "The Warehouse." This ...

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The Warehouse – A New Harris Creek Worship Project

Hey Church Family, I know this blog finds you in an extremely busy (and sometimes stressful) Christmas season, where you have countless responsibilities and obligations, as you try to get EVERYTHING done that there is to do before celebrating Christmas. I’m no different – even finding time to write this blog has been challenging! Even through all the busyness, I wanted to let all of you know what we’ve been ...

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Lent Day 33 Reflection

These were the words of Sunday for our congregation as we continued our Lenten devotions and worshipped together. Listen for the themes of the family of God, the powerful transcendence and immanence of God, as well as the joyful liberation that is available for us to fully receive. I've included a brief poem I wrote while listening to the sermon at our Downtown Campus. God is our refuge and strength, a very ...

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Lent Day 5 Reflection

Today's reflection comes from Dave Morehead. Dave has been involved with Harris Creek in a number of capacities, including Life Group leadership and volunteering in Navig8 worship with the kindergarten group. In the community, Dave serves as Director of Investments at Baylor University. Recently, I had the good fortune and opportunity to visit a friend I hadn’t seen in three years.  While we have talked on the phone and written back and forth over this ...

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Fall Worship Schedule: Frequently Asked Questions

FALL WORSHIP SCHEDULE Over the last year, Harris Creek has continued to experience rapid growth and has more than maximized the current structure on Sundays. While it's good that we have continued to utilize the space available, the reality is we have little to no room for visitors or new people to join us if things stay the same. With that in mind, church leadership has been discussing and praying about ...

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Put Off/Put On

In yesterday’s sermon, we looked at Psalm 40, which is a “Psalm of Reorientation.” This particular psalm talks about some very practical ways we are called to embrace the new life God gives us when we fully embrace His resurrection power. The language King David uses in verse 8 implies that God wants us to take His Word inside of us, to the core of who we are.[1] He wants ...

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Baptists and Expression in Worship

First of all, let’s all be honest. At Harris Creek, we do a lot of things that aren’t typical for Baptists to do. We incorporate a lot of elements from different traditions outside of a typical Baptist liturgy, all while trying to be as ecumenical and orthodox as possible. However, when it comes to expression in worship—specifically hand raising or physical expression, we are as BAPTIST as they come. Occasionally, ...

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Replacing God

Four weeks ago yesterday, my wife Erin and I welcomed the fifth member of our family into the world, Liam Michael Collins. Bama and Penny, our two dogs, were the first kids in our house and anyone who has owned a dog understands what I mean when I say they were kids.  While Liam has demanded all of my and Erin’s attention over the last four weeks, it has been ...

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Fasting

There are several examples in Scripture of God calling His people to do a corporate fast.[1] Every time God asks His people to fast corporately, it’s for a few specific purposes. First, God calls His people to corporate fasts to have them pay closer attention to His voice through the Holy Spirit. God also calls His people to participate in corporate fasts to have them pay closer attention to the ...

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The Prayer Life

One barrier many Christians face when it comes to prayer is found at the most basic, or fundamental, level. It is they don’t know how to pray. While this may seem like an overstatement, many believers never cultivate a deep prayer life because they lack the training on how to deepen their prayer lives. Richard Foster says, “Real prayer is something we learn.”[1] Even the disciples had to ask Jesus ...

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