Any trail that I have hiked (granted, there have only been a few in my life) has always contained at least two vivid realities – a hopeful destination and undoubtedly a painful switchback or two. We all have the idea of the destination firmly in the forefront of our thoughts as the journey begins. Legs are strong. Lungs are good, and confidence is high. But as the elevation climbs, and the trail gets more difficult, the prize at the end seems to be a distant goal at best.
Continue reading “Up for A Hike?”
This past Sunday, I started my message with a quarterly update on our progress regarding the “Our Turn” initiative. Like last time, if you want to watch the video of what was said, we have that available online as a resource for you to use in order to stay informed. As I said during our first update in March, we will include a quarterly statement with these updates so you can track your progress based on your commitment made last year. Each update will continue to focus on two key areas of interest: giving progress and how things are developing on the construction timeline. There have been some exciting and important developments that we’ve been waiting to share with you.
Continue reading “Our Turn Update #2”
Please continue to follow the Harris Creek blog for Our Turn Updates throughout the next few years. You will read and see construction updates as well as ministry happenings. After all, this vision is about how our church family is doing whatever it takes to bring people to Jesus.
Continue reading “Text, Textiles, and Context”
“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 fan, or join a family at the park.” Continue reading “For The City: Waco (an update from intern Caroline Thornton)”
If you weren’t with us in corporate worship on Sunday, I began by spending a few minutes giving a quarterly update on the progress of the “Our Turn” initiative. If you want to watch the video version of the update, we have that available for you online to watch when you get time. We are going to build quarterly updates into our natural rhythm and routine as a way for you to stay informed and track the progress of the campaign. Every update will be accompanied by a quarterly statement, which is included in this letter, for anyone who made a commitment to the campaign (some of you have likely received this before the update on Sunday, which is great). Each update will focus on two key areas of interest: giving progress and how things are developing on the construction timeline (we will also include any other noteworthy developments in these updates, so please make sure to stay informed and aware of how things are trending).
Continue reading “Our Turn Update #1”
Remember all those emails you received from Harris Creek regarding the initial launch of the OUR TURN campaign? Guess what?!? Now you can see a quick overview of the campaign conversation that took place between October and December, forever preserved for posterity through our blog.
Continue reading ““OUR TURN” Campaign Updates (Oct-Dec)”
Harris Creek’s “Our Turn” is more than just a sermon series that stretched from October to November. It is a campaign to rally behind for the next two years. It is a challenge to regularly remind us of our commitment to seeing God at work through the ministries of a local church. We will continue sharing testimonies and inspirational stories throughout this unique expression of our church’s history, and we acknowledge that all recognition is not to us but to His name. Evan and Melanie Martin share their reaction and a neat story about how they are responding to the cause.
Continue reading “Meant for Something More”