156: The Power of Story in the Digital Age

Everyone has a story and every story is significant.

In the gospel, God invites us into his story.

On this episode, Ryan Lehtinen sat down with members of the Clear Creek Story Team, Jon Coffey, Ted Ryskoski, and Jon Crump, to discuss why stories matter and the creative process they use to tell someone’s story.

Tell Us Your Story

155: Legacy Before Kids

Our current series, The Blessing, is about passing the goodness of God onto the next generation. But what about those who don’t have kids of their own?

What is it like to experience a series about family legacy when it doesn’t apply to you? How can people without kids find comfort in their season of life and also find ways to make a difference in the next generation?

In today’s episode, Lance Lawson sits down with Sherry Royce and Brianna Bolling to discuss this and more.

154: Legacy at Little League

About 60 million children and teenagers participate in youth sports in America.

Community is often built at the ball field, so how can followers of Jesus leave a legacy at little league?

How can we be a blessing and pass on the goodness of God to the next generation as we participate?

Recently, Aaron Lutz sat down with two area little league coaches, Michael Graves and Aaron Chester, to talk about coaching from a Christian worldview.

153: Rest from Work

We recently wrapped up a sermon series on work: the blessing and burdens of the workplace.

We are created for work, but what about rest?

In today’s episode, Aaron Lutz sits down with Ryan Lehtinen and asks about his recent sabbatical, lessons he learned, and the need we all have to both work and rest.

More Resources:
Rest for the Weary
On Rest: Lessons from Sabbatical with Bruce Wesley

152: What Did God Create Me to Do for His Mission?

We are all created and called to take part in God’s mission, but what does this mean for each of us individually?

How can we discover the unique ways God has gifted us?

Where do we begin to serve?

In this episode, Rachel Chester talks with Bruce Wesley and Chris Alston about the beautiful diversity and necessity of each member of God’s family and how we can all find our place in his mission.

More Resources:
Gifts of the Spirit

151: Christians in the Workplace – Conviction, Compromise, and Caring for Others

Our faith impacts everything, including our work and family, but what does this actually look like?

How can our faith intersect with who we are and what we do all week long?

In this episode, Lance Lawson sits down with David and Emily Lantz to discuss the perils of busyness, faith in the workplace, and where we find our identity.

 

150: Mommy Wars — Stay at Home or Work Outside the Home?

Our faith impacts everything, including our work and family, but what does this actually look like? How can our faith intersect with who we are and what we do all week long?

Stay at home or work outside the home?

In this episode, Rachel Chester sits down with Allison Swenson and Donya Lawson to talk about how mom’s working inside or outside the home can cause judgement, guilt, or rigidity.

149: Retired — What’s Next?

We are all created for work, but what happens when it is time to retire?

How does this affect our identity? How can we still make a difference?

In today’s episode, Aaron Lutz sits down with Greg Murphy and Glenn Lutz to discuss our need for work, rest, and how we can all participate in God’s work no matter where we are.

148: I Don’t Want to Join a Small Group

If you’ve been around Clear Creek for any time at all, you know we talk about small group often.

But what if you’re too busy, or too shy?

What if you’ve tried group but had a bad experience?

In this episode, Aaron Lutz sits down with Rachel Fisher, Small Groups Associate, to talk about the legitimate obstacles people face when it comes to joining and leading small groups, and why, at the end of the day, they are still worth it.

147: A Conversation with an Enneagram 8 & 9

Does your mind go into overdrive in conflict or does everything seem to slow down?

Do you sometimes feel like you’re too much for people?

Or not enough?

How has the way God wired you affected how you love, serve, and lead?

In our final episode about the Enneagram, Rachel sits down with Yancey Arrington, who is an 8, and Kara Dawson, a 9, to discuss how we should think about the Enneagram itself and how their own, differing personalities affect their mission with Jesus.