The term "elder" in the New Testament is a word that is synonymous with being an overseer. An image generally associated with the role of being an overseer of a congregation is the image of a shepherd watching over a flock. This is why we say, "Harris Creek is an elder protected, staff led, and volunteer driven church." At Harris Creek, our elders oversee the congregation by setting the "goal lines," or guardrails, to protect the body while empowering the staff to implement the vision. Organizational and operational functions are delegated to the staff and directed by the lead pastor. Follow the buttons below to learn more, watch a message about elder leadership, or contact our elders.