The College Ministry of Harris Creek exists to help college students actively engage with the local church.

About College Ministry

In our world today, it is far too common for college students to disengage from the church, if not fall away altogether. That’s why our primary goal for college students is to help them stay actively engaged with the local church during these formative years. What does an actively engaged student look like? It means they are engaged in the community by participating in a Life Group. It means they commit to investing their time by serving the church internally. Finally, it means they live on mission by serving others in their sphere of influence.

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On-Going Events

Life Group

We believe there is no substitute for open and honest Christian community during your time in college. Our Life Groups provide weekly encouragement and accountability as we help each other follow Jesus. If you have any questions about Life Group, email our College Minister, Nate Hilgenkamp. If you want to join a Life Group you can do so with our group search tool. Life Groups will open on September 9.

College Service

Every single week on Sunday night at 7pm our young adults (18-35) gather at 1300 Austin Avenue for live worship and live teaching. It's a lively atmosphere full of people excited to grow in their relationship with God. Join us in what God wants to do through the lives of young adults in our city!

First Thing

First Thing is a gathering specifically designed for college students to help them prioritize their time with God. Every Thursday morning at 8am we meet in the Stone Room in the Ferrell Center for a time of worship, teaching, and group discussion. If you're looking for a place to help you take that next step in your faith, this is the place for you!

Next Steps


If you want to make Harris Creek your home, your next step is membership. Before you join a Life Group or serve with Harris Creek, this is your first step! To become a member, register for an upcoming Membership Class by visiting our Events Page and searching for “Membership Class.”


 We believe there is no substitution for living life-on-life with one another in community. We desire for every member at Harris Creek to be a part of a committed Life Group. To join a Life Group, register for an upcoming Life Group 101 by visiting our Events Page and searching for “Life Group 101.”


Our church could not function without the support of volunteers. Our desire is to pair your giftings with the needs of the church and the community. Start the process by filling out the “Serve” form today!


Is there a weekly service for college students?

Yes! We direct our college students to attend the 7p service located Downtown at 1300 Austin Avenue. It has the same live worship and live teaching from the morning, but with an added emphasis on young adults. 

What’s the best way to stay up to date with upcoming college events?

We send out a regular college e-mail that will have all the info you need to know! E-mail our College Minister , Nate Hilgenkamp to join the list! We also post event reminders on our Instagram – follow us to stay in the loop on what’s going on: @hcreekcollege!

Are their any other events for me throughout the week?

Once a month we host City Nights, a night for college students and young adults to creatively worship and engage with practical teaching on pertinent topics to this life stage. We also host girls/guys nights once a semester, and lead girls/guys bible studies during the year.

How do I sign up for Life Group?

Use our group search tool to find a Life Group that best fits your age and your schedule!

What does a typical Life Group look like?

Our Life Groups are led by two Harris Creek College students who are passionate about making disciples. Each week at Life Group, groups discuss the past Sunday’s sermon as they talk about how to apply it to their lives, and spend time growing together through prayer and community.

What are some other ways I can get connected to Harris Creek?

Beyond showing up on Sundays and at our College Ministry events, there are plenty of ways to get connected to the church. We have a ton of college students who volunteer in all areas of our church as well as our Intern Program for students who feel passionate about ministry.