Church Unplugged



In Church Unplugged, we discuss intriguing questions and topics that you may not hear explained in a typical Sunday message but have always wondered about. Join us as we explore the interaction between Christianity and our everyday lives. Catch new podcast episodes the first and third Monday of every month for a candid exploration of how Christian faith and our everyday lives intersect.Church Unplugged is the podcast of Christ Community Chapel, a non-denominational church in Northeast Ohio. Learn more at


  • Pastor Joe's Sabbatical

    11/10/2021 Duration: 21min

    In case you missed it, our lead pastor, Joe Coffey, took a sabbatical for the past three months. This time off was a gift from CCC elders to allow Joe and his wife time to relax, restore, and prepare for their continued ministry! Tune into this episode of Church Unplugged as Pastor Joe shares how he felt about going on a sabbatical, what he did, and what God taught him.

  • The Fruit of the Spirit

    13/09/2021 Duration: 31min

    Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Christians may recognize these as the fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians. But, how do we cultivate and grow this fruit in our lives? How do we spot it in others and seek to nurture it in ourselves? In this episode, CCC Staff shows us that the fruit of the Spirit is never cultivated by our mere willpower. Instead, as we walk with the Spirit and stay connected to the True Vine (John 15), we find that fruit grows when we live in alliance with Christ. 

  • Biblical Sexuality

    30/08/2021 Duration: 23min

    Have you ever struggled with the biblical sexual ethic? Christianity and culture can often clash on the topic of sexuality. So what does the Bible truly teach about sex? How does Jesus’ love for us and the gospel relate to this topic? At the heart of this discussion is an important question we must ask ourselves: Can we trust God in this area of our lives? In today’s podcast episode, CCC staff unpacks what the Bible has to say about sex in the context of marriage and what that means for how we live our lives. 

  • Family Worship

    16/08/2021 Duration: 28min

    As Christians, we know it's important to integrate our faith into our family life, but how can we make that happen? Perhaps more importantly, how can we make that happen in a way that feels enjoyable and authentic rather than something that your kids dread? These are all questions that the CCC Leadership team tackles in the newest episode of Church Unplugged. Tune in for practical tips and encouragement on how to be a family shaped by the gospel!

  • Living Out Your Faith in a Post-Christian World (feat. Scott Sauls)

    02/08/2021 Duration: 20min

    Tune in as CCC's Leadership Team speaks with author and pastor Scott Sauls about how we can live as Christians who bring light to our post-Christian culture. Whether you're a student, stay-at-home parent, or working full time outside of the home, you don't want to miss this episode!  Scott will be speaking at Considering Jesus on Aug. 11. Learn more about this free event at Everyone is invited!

  • Reading the Old Testament

    19/07/2021 Duration: 24min

    As CCC spends 10 weeks studying the Old Testament, we know that people may have many questions about this part of the Bible. Especially in 2021, when the stories may feel hard to grasp, we wanted to discuss common objections people may have about the Old Testament and point you to the truth.  Tune in as CCC staff discusses the believability objection, moral objection, and relevance objection to the Old Testament.

  • Conspiracy Theories

    05/07/2021 Duration: 21min

    Conspiracy theories, the belief that a covert but influential organization or person is responsible for a circumstance or event, have always existed. But you may have noticed a rise of these theories in the past year as they've become more influential and mainstream. So, as Christians, how do we respond? Tune into this episode of Church Unplugged as CCC Leadership considers the temptation of conspiracy theories, their danger, and how to be in a relationship with people who believe them.

  • 40 Years of CCC

    21/06/2021 Duration: 49min

    Tune in as we celebrate our church's 40th anniversary with CCC Leadership and Founding Pastor Jim Colledge. In this episode, Jim shares the story of how God called him to start Christ Community Chapel, then known as Hudson Community Chapel. If you love listening to stories and want to be reminded of God's faithfulness, don't miss this episode!

  • Deconstructing Your Faith

    07/06/2021 Duration: 20min

    In this episode, Pastor Zach references the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Learn more about each below! The Apostles' CreedThe Nicene CreedThe Parable of the Prodigal Son

  • Fallen Leaders

    24/05/2021 Duration: 23min

    How should we respond when we see Christian leaders mess up publicly? Sometimes it can be tough to balance accountability with grace, understanding that no one is perfect. Tune in as CCC Leadership discusses this nuanced topic, sharing how Christians can have a healthy view of leaders who feel more like Christian celebrities at times.

  • Who is the church for?

    10/05/2021 Duration: 22min

    Does the church exist primarily for Christians to grow or as a means for missions? The answer is both! When we view the church as belonging to Jesus, we see that he desires Christians to flourish and for non-Christians to be brought close. Tune in as CCC Leadership thinks through the motivation behind this question, what the Bible says, how CCC has handled this topic.

  • Cancel Culture

    26/04/2021 Duration: 14min

    What is cancel culture, and how can we practice a healthier model of accountability as Christians? One that not only corrects but supports and restores? Tune into this episode of Church Unplugged as CCC Leadership unpacks cancel culture from a biblical perspective!

  • Why do we set numeric goals?

    12/04/2021 Duration: 20min

    With the Reimagine vision, we have three numeric goals. We dream of seeing 10,000 people within 10 miles of CCC come to know Jesus, 60 churches planted, and to give $30 million to global missions. So, why set such high numbers? Or, why set numbers at all? Tune into this episode of Church Unplugged as CCC Leadership discusses the benefit of measuring what we are doing as well as how they set each goal.

  • Counseling

    29/03/2021 Duration: 21min

    Historically, counseling has carried a negative stigma, especially within Christianity. But given the past year's events, we have all become more aware of the need to care for our mental and emotional health. Tune in as CCC Leadership reflects on the benefits of counseling and shares what they have learned in their own experiences with counseling. If you'd like to learn more about what the Care team at CCC offers, email them today at

  • Critical Race Theory

    15/03/2021 Duration: 36min

    To put it simply, Critical Race Theory looks at society in terms of how it is structurally biased against other races, specifically the black community. You might have noticed that lately, there is a lot of debate about CRT among Christians. It's clear that this is an important topic for us to talk about with an honest, loving, gospel-lense. Tune in to the latest episode of Church Unplugged as CCC Leadership discusses what CRT gets right and what CRT gets wrong.

  • Purity Culture

    01/03/2021 Duration: 21min

    If you grew up in church in the '90s or 2000s, you might be familiar with the idea of purity culture––a specific way of teaching about sex, dating, and marriage. Though parents and leaders had good intentions, the teachings of purity culture left many with a skewed, shame-based understanding of sexuality and relationships. Tune into this episode of Church Unplugged as the CCC Leadership Team unpacks the idea of purity culture, gives thoughts on where it went wrong, and shares some better ways of teaching about sexuality.

  • Black Contributions to Theology

    15/02/2021 Duration: 33min

    Historically, men and women of all different ethnicities have mobilized the gospel and contributed to Christianity. Yet, history does not always highlight the significant role Black Christians have had in our faith. So if God is writing the story of Christianity using people of all races, why does it seem like only white Christians have shaped our theology? Tune into this episode of Church Unplugged as CCC staff digs into this issue and considers why it is crucial to discuss.

  • What is Lament?

    01/02/2021 Duration: 22min

    How should Christians respond to difficult things? Loving and trusting God does not mean we are always happy. Rather than expressing an inauthentic faith, God allowed us to lament. Lament says, "I'm sad. I'm struggling. And God is still good." Tune in to this week's Church Unplugged as CCC Leadership digs deeper into the idea of lament and how believers can express their sorrow in a healthy way.

  • Christian Nationalism

    18/01/2021 Duration: 22min

    What is Christian nationalism? How can we balance a healthy love for our country while remembering we belong to the Kingdom of God first? It's easy to think there are only two options: blind patriotism or complete apathy toward our country. But for Christians, there has to be another way. Tune in as CCC Leadership tackles this complex topic, pointing us toward the way of Jesus.

  • What Is Discipleship?

    04/01/2021 Duration: 21min

    If you have spent time in a church, you have probably heard the word “discipleship” a time or two. Tune in as CCC staff discuss why discipleship means more than attending Bible studies.

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