It is our goal to have individuals living a life on Mission. We believe living on mission should include individual gifts and passions combined with present needs. Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. We would love for you, your family, or Life Group to consider participating in one of our On Ramps / Missional Development experiences. In doing so you will be made aware of some new ministry opportunities and exposed to some new ministry ideas. Perhaps one of these experiences will ignite something within you to go and seek the welfare of the city.
*Each year our Ministry Partners will go through the application process and our team will evaluate the partnership and the partnership level.
Our levels of support for our partners is as follows:
Our relational partners may or may not include a significant financial commitment. These partnerships are church wide initiatives where the organization and ministry opportunities are promoted and emphasized. Organizations on this level have a strong, on-going relationship with Harris Creek.
Created in 1991 by Jimmy and Janet Dorrell, Mission Waco has taken an incarnation approach towards changing lives in the city of Waco. By creating relationship-based programs, their goal is to mobilize middle-class Americans and empower the poor and marginalized to overcome systemic issues of injustice and oppression.
Compassion International is an organization that seeks to bring children out of social, physical, economic, and spiritual poverty in the name of Jesus. Compassion has a presence in over 25 countries around the world and works with over 1.5 million children.
This missionary family raised their 5 kids in the Waco area and began attending Harris Creek in 2001. After sensing a call to missions in 2004 they eventually found themselves in the Horn of Africa serving through the International Mission Board (IMB). They have been serving overseas since 2008. Most recently they are working with an unreached, unengaged people group, seeking the glory of God through bringing His light to the people.
*Due to confidentiality and protection for them we cannot disclose names.
Our Strategic Partners may or may not have a financial component to our involvement. We believe the best way to support their initiatives is to strategically promote these organizations and join them for specific ministry opportunities. Our ministry principle of going deep over wide prevents us from actively being involved in every ministry opportunity offered. Strategic Partners can expect Harris Creek to financially support their organization. They can also expect Harris Creek to support certain strategic mission opportunities which are scheduled in advance.
Bell's Hill Elementary
Bell's Hill, founded in the 1920's, is an elementary school located in the heart of the city of Waco. There are more than 800 students in PreK-5th grade, 97% of whom are on free or reduced lunch. Harris Creek has partnered with Bells Hill through the Adopt-a-School Program.
Christian Men's/Women's Job Corp
Christian Women's and Men's Job Corp exist to bring gospel-centered life change to women and men of Waco who are chronically underemployed or unemployed. They provide education programs and mentorships to help women and men develop strong relationships and towards a more self-sufficient life. CWJC is a local ministry that provides women of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds with job skills as well as personal, relational and spiritual development.
Jesus Said Love
Jesus Said Love is a ministry born out of Waco in 2003. It is a ministry with a heart for reaching out to women involved the sex industry, providing social work and job assistance as well as education in Waco, Dallas, Bryan/ College Station, San Antonio, and Temple/Killeen. Harris Creek has partnered with JSL for the last several years. Carly Webb, the Volunteer Coordinator for JSL is a Covenant Member at Harris Creek and says, "What I love most about JSL is the women we minister to; their hearts and their stories. JSL isn't here to fix; it's here to love, right where you are, right in the middle of messy."
Friends For Life
Friends for life is a ministry with a focus on caring for the elderly and individuals with disabilities. They just celebrated their 25th year of ministry. By bringing generations together to enrich lives their goal is to help people live independently as long as possible.
New Beginnings Baptist Church
Harris Creek began a relationship with New Beginnings Baptist Church and the Waco Regional Baptist Association over a year ago. We are the partnering church for this new Church plant in North Waco.
Our financial partners may have a limited number of ministry opportunities and there may be circumstances that prevent us from actively participating in their ministry efforts. We believe the best way to partner with these organizations is through annual financial support. Financial Partners can expect Harris Creek to financially support their organization.
Living Water International
Shepherds Heart Food Pantry
International Mission Board (Lottie Moon)
Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT)
Waco Regional Baptist Association