Tag Archive for: Leadership

162: What Does Generosity Have to Do with My Faith?

We live with a scarcity mindset of comparison and fear, but the Bible calls us to a completely different way of life.

In this episode, Rachel Chester sits down with Patrick Johnson, visionary and founder of Generous Church, a ministry with the hope of spreading generosity as a way of life throughout the entire globe.

Why do we struggle with generosity, how it is central to our faith, and how can we can cultivate generosity in our hearts? Patrick discusses these questions and more.

159: Restoried in Sermon – How We Write Sermons

You hear a sermon in a worship service and you leave encouraged, challenged, convicted, or joyful because of the teaching of the word of God.

But there’s lot involved in the preparation.

On this episode, Ryan Lehtinen talks with Yancey Arrington and Aaron Lutz about what goes into writing and preaching a sermon. They also talk about the sermons they’ve heard that greatly impacted their lives.


158: Restoried in Baptism

A little girl was asked by her parents about her time at church that day. She replied, “It was no fun. Someone got to go swimming and I didn’t!”

Baptism is an ordinance that Christians have practiced for two millennia.

Why do we do it? What does it symbolize? Who is it for?

On this episode, Ryan Lehtinen talks with Chris Alston and Aaron Lutz about these questions, and they share some impactful baptism stories.

Interested in getting baptized? Learn more HERE

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

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.

146: A Conversation with an Enneagram 6 & 7

Do you prepare for the worst and hope for the best?

Are you energized by the crowd and bring life to the party?

On this episode, Aaron Lutz sits down with Courtney Ricketts and Aric Harding to talk about what it’s like to see the world through the lens of an Enneagram 6 and Enneagram 7.

But more than knowing ourselves better, we want to know and follow Jesus more fully, so how can the Enneagram be used as a tool to grow spiritually?

145: A Conversation with an Enneagram 4 & 5

Have you ever felt misunderstood by the people around you?

Why does your spouse need so much alone time?

On this episode, Rachel Chester talks with Kendra Bates and Mandy Turner about what it’s like to walk in the shoes of an Enneagram 4 and Enneagram 5, and how this tool has helped them to better love and serve God and others.