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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Fall Out

For the last five years on Halloween, Harris Creek has hosted the “Fall Family Festival” in our parking lot and asked Life Groups to participate in our “Trunk-or-Treat” for this event. When this event first began, the mentality behind it was to attract people who are unchurched, and hopefully start meaningful relationships. While Fall Family Festival was successful, in the sense that it was serving as a time of fellowship ...

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Harris Creek’s Discipleship Philosophy

In American culture today, there are a lot of opinions about what the function and role of the Church is in society. A big question every church must answer is, “Why does the Church exist?” We believe there are four primary functions the Church is called to serve within the context of the city in which it is placed. These four functions are community, worship, equipping, and mission. Every church ...

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God’s Movement

The last several months at Harris Creek have been exciting.  God is clearly moving in this place and in the lives of the individuals who are a part of this community of faith.  It has been wonderful to be a part of what God is doing and I am eager to see what God has for us in the future.  Amidst the excitement I don’t want to loose track of ...

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Multiple Worship Services at Harris Creek

Due to the overwhelming growth we have experienced through the summer, we are going to three corporate worship services beginning this fall. This is a plan which leadership has been discussing and praying about since March, and we believe it is time to make the move. We are encouraged about what God is doing in our midst and pray that you will receive these changes with enthusiasm. So, here is ...

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Church-wide Fast: Week 6

Once again, I am posting this blog late. I apologize for the delay. After going through six weeks of the fast, I asked our people two simple questions: “What have you learned from this experience?” and “Do you plan on ever fasting again?” Here are some of their answers: I learned that it is very difficult to actually deny yourself a physical need, even if it is for a short period ...

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Church-wide Fast: Week 5

Sorry I’m late on this blog. Since it is late, I’m going to jump right in. Here are a few journal entries I received from last week’s fast: I am beginning to wonder if God is trying to show me how I give away my devotion to things and people outside of Him. Each week I am giving in during my fast sooner and sooner! I struggle most with ...

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Sunday Night Worship//Frequently Asked Questions

Based on what God has done and is doing at Harris Creek, we have decided it is time to take a step of faith and launch a second worship service. There may be a lot of questions surrounding this new service, so we have created a "Frequently Asked Questions" sheet to provide answers for many of your questions. Then there are some questions that don’t have answers yet because we ...

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Church-wide Fast: Week 4

Note: Our church is using the season of Lent to do a church-wide fast and prayer. Many of us are fasting from food for 24 hours (Sundays at 6:00 pm to Mondays at 6:00 pm) in order to bring us closer to Christ. While we are doing this fast, we are also journaling about our experience. I am using the church’s blog to post many of their thoughts anonymously to ...

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Church-wide Fast: Week 3

Note: Our church is using the season of Lent to do a church-wide fast and prayer. Many of us are fasting from food for 24 hours (Sundays at 6:00 pm to Mondays at 6:00 pm) in order to bring us closer to Christ. While we are doing this fast, we are also journaling about our experience. I am using the church’s blog to post many of their thoughts anonymously to ...

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