Articles By Church Staff

ME!

We are immersed in a society brainwashing us with the idea that I am the most important person and what happens to me is my main concern. It’s easy to disagree with that mindset when it’s stated that directly but our culture isn’t so blatant as it seeks to infuse our thinking with a “me… Read more »

The Issue with Issues

“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith —more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire— may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus… Read more »

Summer 2017: Reflecting on a Joy-Filled Season

As we stand on the edge of Fall, we look with anticipation at many of the things to come; school starting and the flurry of activities that surround that, a new season of events and group activities – resuming the Jr. and Sr. High youth groups, Community Groups starting up, the Harvest Festival, new series… Read more »

The Full Armor of God

The few weeks leading up to community festival and VBS were difficult for me. Many frustrating and difficult roadblocks were appearing in all aspects of my life. To make matters worse temptations that I believed “I” had conquered were resurfacing. I couldn’t put my finger on it at first but things felt out of balance…. Read more »

Do Not Give Up Meeting Together…

Our summer has been amazing, full of adventure with our children and vacations with family.  We have traveled nearly every weekend since the end of June.  Our experiences as a family have been memorable and I treasure them.  However, with all of the missed Sundays, I have begun to notice a feeling of disconnectedness from… Read more »

The Intimate & The Infinite

  A hand on a shoulder, a tear dropping as a weight lifts because of a burden shared.  Bowed heads and private whispers. This may not be the image that typically defines prayer, because too often we try to find that definition in textbooks and institutions. Instead, the prayer that shakes me, the prayer that… Read more »

On Growth…

  Growth. It is one of Clear Creek’s core rhythms. It is vital for productive Christian living. Our ultimate goal as believers is to grow closer to Jesus and become more like Him. Sometimes my life seems focused around growth. Are my children physically growing at the appropriate rate? Are their social abilities increasing and… Read more »

Clear Creek Family Camp 2017

“Then God looked over all He had made, and He saw that it was very good!” Genesis 1:31 Jill and I love being in the outdoors. We love hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking. If the sun is shining, we are always looking for a reason and opportunity to get outside. Jill feels closer to God in… Read more »

Finish the Race Strong

“Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I… Read more »

Know or Believe

I fancy myself a bit of a wordsmith. Someone who is able to understand and use the nuances and shades different words provide. I’ve worked with men who are wordsmiths extraordinaire. I always had to keep a dictionary close so I could track with what they were saying. Often I would just nod and smile… Read more »