One Month In: UK Progress Update

  Here’s a quick rundown of the first month of the Training Institute: U.K.: Katie Yarbro, Elizabeth Ogburn, and Merritt Denman are the first interns for the program, and they are all serving with One Church in Brighton, England. They hit the ground running and headed to Youth Camp, an off-site but nearby gathering of multiple congregations that gave the interns an early jump on meeting some One Church members. The ...

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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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For The City: Waco (an update from intern Caroline Thornton)

“Our group signed up through For The City: Waco to partner with Arrow. […] The beauty of this service opportunity for our group is that we do not have to organize every person's schedule to line up for one big event, but instead, one of us or a few of us at a time can respond to Arrow and offer to take a meal, clean up a house, install a ceiling ...

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Kingdom

Good afternoon from beautiful, Buena Vista, Colorado. While the youth are out on various activities, I’m sitting in my hotel room, at 28 weeks pregnant writing this blog to you guys back home. Before we get into the blog, everyone’s having a blast, learning lots, and being super safe, I promise! (Also, If you want to follow along with our trip, download the app Periscope & search forHcreekyouth)   This year’s Youth vs ...

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Learning to Ride

Self-preservation is a powerful motivator.  This was very apparent over the Memorial Day weekend.  My two sons had not learned to ride their bikes.  This is in part due to my poor fathering skills.  Apparently, I lack some refinement in this area, but another reason is that crashing one's bike is certainly a universal fear - that and waking up late for an important event.  Both will freeze you with ...

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Lent Day 12 Reflection

The gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. - Matthew 24:14 - I can’t help but think how fitting this verse is when referring to reaching Asia and the Pacific with the Good News of Jesus Christ. As a US citizen living in Sydney, Australia, it’s easy for me to comprehend the concept of reaching the “whole ...

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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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