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    2016 Annual Report
    Looking back and celebrating all God did in the life of Harris Creek this
    past year. This annual report is a way for us to celebrate the numbers
    behind all that happened with Harris Creek in 2016.
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    Let's Get Started
    Check out this message from our Lead Pastor, Brady Herbert,
    giving an overview of the past year and looking forward to 2017.

Looking back to 2016 and looking forward to 2017.


A Message from our Lead Pastor

"Let us not
grow weary

in doing good."
Galatians 6:9

DISCIPLESHIP BREAKDOWN: EQUIPPING

Check out all of our sermon series from 2016.

Spring 2016

Rebuilding from Rubble

 
Spring 2016

Rediscovering Freedom

 
Spring 2016

God in the Movies

 
Summer 2016

Thriving in Exile

 
Fall 2016

Elements Unit 1

 
December 2016

The Glorious Return

 

Most Watched Sermons Online


01

Difficult People
Stand Alone Sermon

Watch Sermon
02

Inside Out
God in the Movies

Watch Sermon
03

The First Step
Rebuilding from Rubble

Watch Sermon

Attendance Breakdown Between Campuses

Attendance between campuses always fluctuates, but here is an average breakdown of attendance between each of our campus service times during the school year. The percentages indicated in the graphs are representative of the average attendance each campus has in relation to the overall Sunday attendance.

Overall Average Sunday Attendance in 2016: 1250

Attendance Average: Downtown

43.5%

Attendance Average: Sunwest

56.5%

DISCIPLESHIP BREAKDOWN: Community

56

New Covenant Members

10

New Adult Life Groups Launched

50

Current Adult Life Groups

79

Percentage Attendance in Life Groups

MINISTRY BREAKDOWN

Here are some highlights from our College, Youth, and Kids ministry areas in 2016.

29 Baby Dedications

This year, 29 babies were dedicated between both campuses. We also celebrated life in a different way.

15 Kids Completed Investigate

Investigate is our New Believer's class for Kids asking questions about their faith.

175 Camp in the City Campers

We teamed up with Pine Cove's Camp in the City for the first time in 2016 and hosted camp for 175 campers from all around Waco. We also gave away 11 scholarships and 10 families hosted Pine Cove counselors in their home for the week.

12 youth Student Leaders

This year we had 12 students participate in our Student Leadership Team that serves in a variety of roles across the Youth Ministry.

60 youth attending Mountaintop

Mountaintop is a weekly youth gathering that takes place on Sunday nights and is a chance for youth to engage in worship. games, teaching, and groups. On average, we had 60 students gathering each week at Mountaintop.

3 TI:UK Residents

2016 was our inaugural year of the Training Institute: United Kingdom and we sent 3 residents over the summer all over the UK.

18 Interns

Our church invested in 18 new interns during 2016 through our Intern Program.

13 New College Life Groups

Our College Ministry celebrated 13 new groups that formed as well as 29 total college Life Groups. In those 29 groups, 273 new college students were placed into groups.

38 Total Baptisms in 2016

12

Kids Baptized

8

Youth Baptized

7

College Baptized

11

Adults Baptized

DISCIPLESHIP Breakdown: Worship

 

Top SONGS SUNG (COMBINED BETWEEN CAMPUSES)

PLACE Song Title (Artist) Number of Times Sung in 2016
1 Lion and the Lamb (Bethel) 21
2 O Come to the Altar (Elevation Worship) 20
3 Great Are You Lord (All Sons & Daughters) 16
4 Jesus Is Better (Austin Stone Worship) 15
5 Everything and Nothing Less (Jesus Culture) 13

The Warehouse Worship Video Launch

Watch Online

O Come (Holy Spirit
You Are Welcome)

10.2K Views

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Be Thou
My Vision

3.4K Views

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Everything And
Nothing Less

2.2K Views

DISCIPLESHIP BREAKDOWN: MISSION

$25,000 to jubilee market

Because of your generosity we were able to give to Mission Waco's Jubilee Market's Phase Two of their project in order for them to fully stock their shelves.

150 TOY STORE VOLUNTEERs

Every year, we come alongside Mission Waco to donate toys and volunteer with their Toy Store. In 2016 we had 150 volunteers give their time at the Toy Store that provided reduced price Christmas gifts to over 1750 kids in the Waco area.

7,600 people with clean water

Over the past 5 years, Harris Creek has given $135,674 to Living Water International. In 2016, we gave $15,000. Since 2012, that money has gone towards 11 different water projects and has given clean water to over 7,600 people.

FOSTER CARE ADVOCACY

In 2016, you stepped up in a huge way donating diapers, bottles, backpacks, clothes, and more to help foster families. These supplies have gone to support countless families in the Waco area.

$10,000 to JESUS SAID LOVE

Because of our church congregation's generosity Harris Creek was able to give $10,000 to local missions partner Jesus Said Love in order for them to complete their new building project.

Mentorship programs

In 2016, we had 7 volunteers give their time at Bells Hill Elementary that have helped shape the lives of 27 kids. We also have had 8 men step up to mentor 8 at-risk youth in the Waco area and are waiting to be paired with a youth in 2017.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS FROM 2016


Love Your City &
Your Neighbor Mural

We're committed to seeking the welfare of our city. This year, we comissioned a mural to be painted on a wall in the heart of Waco. Watch the two videos below to take a look back.

View our in-depth 2016 Financial Report

The START OF A JOURNEY

Elements App Launch

In 2016, we began a 2 year journey called Elements.

1715 Downloads

Elements has over 1700 downloads on mobile devices.

9 Unique Stories

We shared 9 stories from members of our body in Unit 1.

"As You Go"

From soccer practice to a waiting room, engage with Elements “as you go.”

9 MESSAGES

Direct access to the sermons that correlate with each section.

MOVING FORWARD

Direct access to the sermons that correlate with each section.

Elements Testimonials

"In our group, Elements has promoted self-reflection, vulnerability, and a deeper sense of connection with God and our community. Elements has asked hard questions and has been a useful tool for promoting deeper discussion and growth. Elements has been the first tool that some of our members have used to personally engage with scripture, which we celebrate."

Chelsea Waldrop

Life Group Leader

"Using Elements helped me understand the value of spiritual disciplines and habit formation in my daily life. Specifically, the VIM framework is a constant reminder to me to take action on my goals and make changes in my life to grow closer to God."

Tripp Purks

Life Group Leader

"Personally, the biggest step that I consistently fall short in my relationship with Jesus is intentionality. Elements has been a needed addition in my life to cultivate an environment where vision and means is bridged together by pushing me to be more intentional on a consistent basis."

Julie Spivey

Life Group Leader

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Download it today on iTunes or Google Play!

Watch 2016 Recap Video

Numbers You didn't think you needed to know from 2016

Because why wouldn't you want to know how much coffee we drank this year?!

50,000

the # of Creek Connections printed between both campuses

250

the # of Marcos Pizzas the youth consumed in 2016

400+

the # of pounds of coffee consumed in 2016

206,400

the # of Goldfish consumed in our Kids Ministry in 2016

1200

the # of kolaches and donuts consumed by volunteers in 2016

21,000

the # of baby wipes used in the Kids Ministry in 2016


Thanks for investing in Harris Creek in 2016
we can't wait to see what 2017 has in store!




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