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The latest happenings at CCC

Week of January 15, 2012


Attend Sunday worship services every week.

Project 4:4 In 2012, CCC is reading the Bible cover-to-cover. Accept the challenge in 2012 to know God better and love Him more as the depth of His love and character are revealed in daily reading.


Guest information 2

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

Seniors 3

Daily Accelerators Learn the story behind the story with Lead Pastor Mark Ashton’s daily audio/video accelerators. Tim Perry, pastor of Spiritual Discovery provides insight in his Tough Questions videos. Visit for more tools and resources.

Young professionals 3 Classes 4


Participate in community for healthy spiritual growth.

2012 Women’s Retreat

Announcements 5 Prayer


Global Missions 6 Local missions


Serving 7

February 24-26 / Leid Lodge / Nebraska City / Registration begins today; visit the ministry booth in the atrium or register at See page 5 for more details.

Renewal 8 CCC Sarpy 9

January Classes

Pick up a copy of the 2012 You Are Here brochure for a full listing of classes and Women’s Bible Studies, beginning 01.24.2012. Register online at

Women 9


Double your impact 10

The movie Courageous will be shown Friday, 01.20 / 7 PM / Chapel and Saturday, 01.21/ 3 PM / Student Center. A Sunday morning class for men using the theme and material from the movie will inspire and equip men of all ages to live courageously in Christ for the sake of their family. Beginning 01.29 / see page 4 for details and registration.


Men 9 Deaf fellowship 10

Care ministries 10

Project 4:4 11

Money Matters 12

Become involved in the mission and ministries of CCC through the investment of your time, talent and treasure.

Accelerate 2012 / a church-wide enrichment event Accelerate 2012 is a focus on the missional movement of God’s spirit calling us back to the pages of the New Testament. Guests Lance Ford and Kim Hammond will lean into the theme and offer practical strategies for being on mission where we live, work and play. For more information, see page 12 / Monday, 02.06 / 7-8:15 PM (followed by breakout sessions) / childcare not provided.

Leaving a Legacy Seminar Sunday, 01.22 / 1-4 PM / Register today / Will your legacy be to loved ones, the IRS or the Kingdom? John Guthmann will de-mistify the subject of trusts, wills, annuities and more. See page 12 for registration details and more info on Money Matters.

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Guest information Looking for information? Stop at one of the Information Centers and pick up a welcome packet. Visit for events, ministries, staff listing and more.

Old Mill Campus / 404 S 108th Ave / Omaha, NE 68154 / phone 402.330.3360 Sarpy Campus / Meets at Lewis & Clark Middle School / 13502 S 38th Street / Bellevue, NE 68123 CCC Sarpy Office: 3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 109 / Bellevue, NE 68123 / phone 402.330.3360

Kids Connect What are my kids learning?

Next weekend, 01.15.12, your kids will hear the following part of the Big God Story. Take some time this week to introduce it to them and work on the remember verse. For ideas on how to lead your kids spiritual growth, visit and download the weekly and monthly HomeFront resource for parents. Grades 1-5: Scripture: Genesis 11-12 Main Point: God created us to worship him. Remember Verse: “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.“ Ephesians 4:32

Old Mill & Sarpy Campus

Ages birth - grade 5 / Sundays / 9 and 10:45 AM

Older Toddler through Kindergarten: Scripture: Genesis 17:15-22; 21:1-7 Main Point: God has the power to do all he promises. Remember Verse: “Cheer each other up with the hope you have.” 1 Thess 5:11

Looking for a place to contribute?

Kids Connect is in need of volunteers. Helpers are needed both hours in the nursery and small group leaders in elementary grades. Prayerfully consider how you might help out in one of these areas. Contact Kathy McKelvey at 402.938.1520 / kathym@ to get plugged in.


Homefront Family Night

Friday, 02.10.2012 / 7 PM / bring the family and attend the second Homefront Family Night. This fun event for all ages will help you get a better understanding of the Homefront Monthly magazine. Watch for more details at and Facebook.

To be added to the parent email list, contact Elizabeth Bartz / for HS and Klint Bitter / for MS

High School / 9-12th

Sarpy Campus

Middle School / 6-8th

Worship / today / 9 AM / Student Center

Student Ministries / 6-12th

Worship / today / 9 AM / Student Center

Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / see website for locations.

Old Mill Campus 7-8th grade Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / Gym 6th grade Journey Groups / 01.18 / 6:30 - 8 PM / Gym

Velocity / 02.01 / 6:30-8 PM / Student Center Dare2Share / 02.17-02.18 / $80 early bird registration due today / registration closes 01.29

College / 8:08 Sign up for a Journey Group at

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Worship / today / 9 AM / Lobby 6-8th grade Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / Ramaker’s house (1006 Hardwood Dr / 68046) 9-12th grade Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / Parker’s house (11405 S 43rd St / 68123) Velocity / 02.01 / 6:30-8 PM / Student Center (Old Mill) / 9-12th grades only Dare2Share / 02.17-02.18 / $80 early bird registration due today / registration closes 01.29 / 9-12th grades only

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Emerge / young professionals Emerge provides young professionals (age 25-40ish, single or married) at CCC with opportunities to connect, get involved in service and social events, build relationships and get plugged into Journey Groups. EmergeCCC

Coffee and Connections

A place for new people to connect with Emerge, learn of upcoming events and meet other young professionals over coffee. Meet at the tables between Access and the Atrium between services at the Old Mill Campus.

Upcoming events Monday Night Worship / an intimate evening of worship and prayer / Mondays / 7 PM / Prayer Room / Old Mill Campus (will not meet 12.26.11 or 01.02.12)

Women’s Retreat / Save the Date / February 24-26, 2012. With a focus on mentoring, this year’s retreat is aimed at women of all ages. See page 5 for details.

Second Sunday Lunch / TODAY / Burger Star / Explore Omaha’s food scene with Emerge. Meet at Coffee & Connections after 10:45 AM services / Journey Groups / To join a Journey Group and get connected with others, email

Boomers and seniors New Community Groups

New Community Groups help make healthy disciples for Jesus through strong biblical teaching, loving care and dedicated prayer. Dayspring / Sunday / 7:45 AM / FLC 141 Old Mill Campus / Dayspring is a crossgenerational class that welcomes singles and couples for challenging teaching, ministry projects, missionary support and outstanding care groups. Homebuilders / Sunday / 9 AM / FLC 147 Old Mill Campus / Join Homebuilders for great times of fellowship, prayer and emphasis on missions and learning the Word together. Effective 9.11 / Homebuilders will move to FLC139 Thankful Hearts / Sunday / 9 AM / FLC 131 Old Mill Campus / This cross-generational group ages 40 and up, focuses on Bible study, friendship, life application and growing in relationship with Jesus Christ. Ambassadors / Sunday / 10:45 AM / FLC 132 / Old Mill Campus / These caring and praying seniors focus on strong biblical teaching with love for Christ, missionaries and this country.

Ecclesia / Sunday / 10:45 AM / FLC 135 / Old Mill Campus / This group is a mix of people young to senior adults. This group begins with worship and refreshments, and then moves to studying the scriptures verse by verse with time for discussion. Spiritually Advancing Linked Together (SALT) / Sunday / 10:45 AM / FLC 141 / Old Mill Campus / Boomers and seniors are welcome for fellowship, prayer, the study of God’s Word and class socials.

Stamp ministry

Fridays / 8 - 11 AM / FLC 130 / Old Mill Campus / Come join in the work and fellowship. To donate stamps, bring 1/3 of an envelope with undamaged stamps to the Senior Adults booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus. For information, contact Margaret McIvor / 402.553.5426 or Paul Gedden / 402.938.1574 / paulg@ Senior Adults Low Impact Exercise Class has moved to FLC 141. Wednesdays / 10 - 11 AM / open to men and women of all ages / join the class for a healthier life and friendly fellowship. Sign up at the Senior Adult booth in the Atrium or contact Maris Reed / 402.496.4769

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Senior lunch and fellowship

First Tuesday of the month / Old Mill Campus. Let the games begin! Enjoy a delicious lunch ($5), devotional, great fellowship and games. The next lunch will be Tuesday, 02.0712 / Guest: Pastor Virg Ediger / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / RSVP by 12 PM the prior Friday to Heidi Buxman / 402.502.6646 or Estherlee Hetterich / 402.934.4976 or at the Senior Adults booth at the Old Mill campus.

Summer Kitchen breakfast

Second Tuesday of the month / 8:30 AM. Enjoy breakfast and encouragement at Summer Kitchen Restaurant and Bakery / 129th and Maple.

Super adults

Third Tuesday of the month / Old Mill Campus / The next gathering is 01.17.12 Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 AM in the Atrium followed by the program Facing your Jericho in 2012 with Paul Schlieker, Speaker at 10:30 AM in the Chapel / Lunch ($5) in the Gym / RSVP by 12 PM to Margaret McIvor / 402.553.5426 or at the Senior Adults booth in the Atrium. For more information, contact Paul Gedden / 402.938.1574 /

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Classes & WBS Old Mill Classes

The Art of Marriage / Sundays / 10:45 AM / Chapel / 7 weeks begins Jan 29 / led by Bill & Teri Meier, Ed & Cathy Petrick, Gordon & Pam Hendrickson / Be equipped to build a godly marriage through projects based on the principles taught each week. Attending as a couple is recommended. Materials: $35 per couple Communicating with Teens / Sundays / 9 AM / FLC 141-145 / 6 weeks / begins Jan 29 / led by Dr. Ann Luther / Interactive sessions designed for parents of teens will promote purposeful communication with teens that build strengths and character, address relevant topics and resolve difficult issues. Learn to develop meaningful family conversations with the teens in your home. Courageous / Sundays / 10:45 AM / EC 188 / 4 weeks / begins Jan 29 / led by Clark Osborn / This class will challenge men to live courageously for the sake of their family. Using movie clips from the hit movie Courageous, these sessions will inspire and equip men of all ages. Materials: $5 Freed Up Living / Sundays / 10:45 AM / Student Center - MS / 6 weeks / begins Jan 29 / led by Scott Kubie, Gary Kay, John Guthmann / For someone who has never budgeted before to the astute financial planner, learn how to apply what the Bible says about money management. Materials: $14 Kingdom-Driven Discipleship / Sundays / 10:45 AM / EC 178 / 5 weeks / begins Jan 29 / led by Paul Schlieker / Do you consider your job as a kingdom assignment and your office as a kingdom outpost? This study trains believers to make disciples wherever they live, work or play. Materials: $5 Poverty 101: How to understand and alleviate poverty without hurting the poor and yourself / Sundays / 10:45 AM / FLC 231 / 6 weeks / begins Jan 29 / led by Craig Walter / Explore the truth about causes of poverty and learn to avoid ineffective or harmful ministry strategies. Based on When Helping Hurts and A Framework for Understanding Poverty. Materials: $10 RISKS / Sundays / 9 or 10:45 AM / FLC 230 / 6 weeks / begins Jan 29 / led by Reid Brown / Learn about CCC’s history, values and the characteristics of a growing disciple. This elective is a prerequisite for membership. What’s that mean today? Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy Sundays / 9 AM / EC 188 / 6 weeks / begins Jan 29 / led by Dr. John Holmes / This class parallels Project 4:4 Page 4

readings and will provide understanding for some of the seemingly bizarre sections in these books. Gaining insight into cultural background leads to greater understanding and life application. Seeker Small Group Training / Tuesdays / 7 PM / Student Center 2 weeks / begins Jan 24 / led by Tim Anstead & Tim Perry / Be equipped to lead others in exploring who Jesus is and what being a Christian is all about. Learn what a seeker group is and how to lead one, and gain practical resources to help your friends discover Jesus for themselves. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality / Tuesdays / 7 PM / EC188 / 10 weeks / begins Jan 24 / led by Sue Sather & Jim Buras / Explore traits of a healthy spiritual follower of Jesus, discover barriers that limit our ability to connect with Christ and experience strategies to abide in Christ. Materials: $22 Redemption / Tuesdays / 7 PM / EC184-186 / 12 weeks / begins Jan 24 / led by Mark Montayne / This class follows God’s chosen people along their journey through the wilderness as told in Exodus. Be challenged to face the idols in your life and find freedom from bondage through Christ. Materials: $17

Women’s Bible Studies

WBS offer truth, support, encouragement and laughter to women of all ages and stages. Childcare is available for birth-Kindergarten for Tuesday AM studies / registration and childcare deadline Jan 17. A fee will be charged for class materials and ministry expenses. Amazing Collection / Tuesdays / 9:30-11 AM / 12 weeks / begins Jan 31 / led by Sherry Martin & Esther Lee Hetterich / Video series presenting a dynamic, sequential overview of each book of the Bible: Nahum through Malachi and Matthew through Acts. Reading: 20 minutes per day. Fee: $30 Deepening in Christ - Reaching Out to Others / Tuesdays / 9:30-11 AM / 12 weeks / begins Jan 31 / led by Kathy Johnston / A healthy tree deeply rooted will bear fruit. A believer solidly connected to Christ will be used by God. Be equipped to reach out to others and mature in your faith, using Bible study and memorization. Weekly prep time: 45 min. Fee: $18.50 Discerning the Voice of God / Tuesdays / 6:30 - 8:30 PM / 7 weeks begins Jan 31 / led by Jenn Yee & Chrissy Frerichs / Do you have trouble knowing what God is saying versus what others are saying? Learn to know the voice of God, His language, character and tone of voice

Becoming a RISKS disciple is a life-long process and taking a class or being in a Bible study helps you grow as a disciple. Explore one of the options listed below to help you grow in your journey. See legend on page 5.

through this Priscilla Schirer video study. Grow closer to God through His word and discern His voice from the voices of strangers. Fee: $23 Emotionally Healthy Spirituality / Tuesdays / 9:30-11 AM / 8 weeks / begins Jan 31 / led by Jo Bonifant / Explore traits of a healthy spiritual follower of Jesus, discover barriers that limit our ability to connect with Christ and experience strategies to abide in Christ. Based on Peter Scazzero’s book / Fee: $19 A Heart for the Shepherd / Tuesdays / 9:3011 AM / 12 weeks / begins Jan 31 / led by Sandy Carroll / Determine to have a heart for your Shepherd. Follow after Him through encouragement from His word and its application to your daily life. Examine a small passage of scripture each week, beginning with Psalm 23. Fee: $14 James: Mercy Triumphs / Beth Moore study / Mondays / 6:30-8 PM -OR- Tuesdays / 9:3011 AM / 8 weeks / begins Jan 30 or 31 / led by Gloria Billingsley & Donny Paisley (Mon) and Lorri Parsons & Janey Sommers (Tue) / James, Jesus’ own brother, started out as a skeptic. See how one glimpse of the resurrected Savior turned an unbeliever into a disciple and learn how to put your own faith into action. Fee: $27 Project 4:4 / Thursdays / 7-8:30 PM / 12 weeks / begins February 2 / led by Kim Brady / Discuss the weekly scripture readings from Project 4:4 and how it encourages and applies to Christian women living in today’s word. Homework: Discussion questions will add 5 minutes to Project 4:4 daily assignments. Materials: Daily Bible in Chronological Order and Project 4: 4 Reader’s Guide. Fee: $9 Sacred Rhythms / Tuesdays / 9:30-11 AM / 12 weeks / begins Jan 31 / led by Sue Sather / Learn to arrange your life around a regular pattern of spiritual practices that God can use to nourish your soul and transform your life. Includes Ruth Haley Barton video teaching and in-class guided experiences with each spiritual practice. Fee: $19 Life Giving People / Tuesdays / 9:30 - 11 AM / 4 weeks / begins March 27 / led by Jo Bonifant / A CD based class by Tim Elmore, comparing “life-grabbing people” to “life-giving people” Handouts for notes will be provided. Fee: $12 (Or $3 if you have already attended another winter WBS). Childcare deadline Jan 17. For more information, contact Willyne Dickey / 402.330.3256 / For scholarship opportunities, contact Lisa Brown / 402.938.1572 /

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Legend Relies on God Initiates interest in the Gospel Serves people Kingdom investor Shaped into Christ likeness

Exploring Christ - basic belief in God Growing in Christ - has a personal relationship with Christ Centered in Christ - depends on Christ daily for guidance

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Join the Choir

Traditions Choir / to learn more, attend an orientation in the choir room / Wednesday, 01.18 or 01.25 and stay for rehearsal at 6:30 PM. Connections Choir / Sunday, 01.29.2012 / attend rehearsal at 6:30 PM on Thursday, 01.26. Contact


Friday, 01.20 / 7 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus Don’t go it alone. Join a Journey Group and get connected with others. Journey Groups meet regularly to study, pray and grow together. GroupLink provides a relaxed environment where you can meet group leaders, network and find the group that best fits you. If you’re looking for a Journey Group, make plans to attend GroupLink. Register at

RISKS / Sundays / 9 or 10:45 AM / FLC 230 / 6 weeks / begins Jan 29 / led by Reid Brown / Learn about CCC’s history, values and the characteristics of a growing disciple. This elective is a prerequisite for membership.

Men’s Ministry presents the movie Courageous / Friday, 01.20 / 7 PM / Chapel and Saturday, 01.21 / 3 PM / Student Center. Everyone welcome / no admissions / donations will be accepted. Register Today: 2012 Women’s Retreat February 24-26 / Leid Lodge, Nebraska City / Speaker Cindy Kirkpatrick, mentor of Lisa Brown, Women’s Ministry Director. Friendship, community, and mentoring relationships between women are the main focus of this year’s retreat theme, Together. Weekend workshop topics include nutrition, crafting, mentoring and parenting. Registration begins today. Stop by the booth in the Atrium or register online at

Old Mill Campus prayer / Sundays / 8 AM / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus /

Men’s - classes designed specifically for men Women’s - classes designed specifically for women

Business Information General Fund giving December received December budgeted Above/(below) budget

$887,395 $688,609 $195,786

YTD 2012* YTD 2011 same period Above/(below) 2011

$147,479 $175,380 ($27,900)

General Fund expenses December actual December budgeted Above/(below) budget YTD thru December 2011* YTD thru December 2010 Above/(below) 2010

$587,426 $518,780 $68,646 $4,837,105 $4,492,077 $345,029

General Fund through December 2011 Giving $4,962,554 Expenses $4,837,105 Excess/(deficit) $125,449 Great Commission Received YTD 2011* Received YTD 2010 Above/(below) 2010

$20,391 $18,509 $1,882

Double Your Impact Giving Received YTD 2012 $76,813 2012 Goal $2,850,000 *Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month.

Prayer Prayer room / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus located just outside the Worship Center

Renewal - groups that target the removal of barriers that limit one’s ability to connect with God and others

Women’s prayer / Monday mornings EC 178 / Old Mill Campus / For information and weekly times, contact Lottie Krogh / 402.345.4556.

Missions and the City / Sundays / 5 PM WC 118 / Old Mill Campus

CCC and Missions / Wednesdays / 6:30 PM / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus

Spiritual vitality of CCC / Fridays / 7 AM Worship Center / Old Mill Campus.

Prayer Shawl Ministry / 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month / 1 PM / EC 178 / Old Mill Campus. For information, contact Beth Siemens / 402.339.4631.

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Attendance January 08, 2011 Old Mill Campus: 3,345 Sarpy Campus: 210 Douglas County Jail Campus: 57 Total Attendance: 3,683

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Global Missions Update from the Farhos (Tunisia)

Prayer for Missions

Mike Farho is the Pastor of a C&MA church in Sousse, Tunisia. “God has been doing great things in Tunisia that none of us could have predicted 12 months ago. Tunisia is advancing in freedom and democracy under a newly elected government. Many more in North Africa and the Middle East are still struggling for freedom. God is also providing for the Sousse church in supernatural ways. Our plans are to return to Tunisia in summer 2012.”

Mali Vet Team: Pray for the team of 6 who are in Mali until 01.22. They will be inoculating cattle as a means to reach Malians with the gospel. Pray that many will come to know Christ.

Praise God for a pastor who will fill in at the Sousse Church until Mike and Sue arrive this summer. Pray for the Farhos as they prepare to return to Tunisia.

Carey Schlieker (Mali) Praise God for having 2011 be a year of personal challenges that allowed Carey to grow in her faith. Pray for Caey as she continues her French studies in preparation for Mali.

Update from Mark & Lori Kiser (Omaha)

The Kisers work with Bhutanese refugees who come to Omaha from refugee camps in Nepal. “I (Mark) just made it back from Nepal two weeks ago. I was able to make some good contacts and new friends but the highlight of the trip was being able to visit the refugee camps. While there, I was unexpectedly asked to give sermons at four different services. My goal was to encourage them to see themselves as missionaries (sent ones) instead of as refugees as they are preparing to leave for other countries. At one event, some of those attending had walked four hours to be there. It was humbling to see and made me realize once again that we know so little about what it is to make sacrifices to follow Christ.” Pray for Mark as he takes a group of young people to a Napali Speaking Christian Students conference in Dallas, TX.

Update from Brad & Marnie (China)

Brad & Marnie teach college age students at a school “The semester ended on December 23 which meant exams, parties and farewells. We were thrilled this past November and December as we saw an influx of 8 new students! Several of these students have been very open to Truth and are returning next Semester. Brad explained the birth of our Savior to his culture classes last week, most of whom were hearing this for the first time. Marnie showed The Nativity Story the next night. About 9 students and several stuaff came. Several students asked for copies of the Book which were gladly handed out.”

Eric & Wendy Hofman (Gabon) Pray for the Hofmans as they battle jet lag and adjusting back to America. Pray for the Gabonese during their absence. Carolyn Thorson (Gabon) Pray for Carolyn’s time in America as she travels around to speak to different churches. More missions prayer requests available at


Outreach Pastor

Craig Walter / 402.938.1536

Update from Norman & Vickie Sutton (Guatemala)

The Suttons live and work at the Hogar de Vida orphanage in the mountains of Guatemala “As we look back on 2011 we realize we have become fully entrenched in life here at Hogar de Vida and doing the things we came here to do. We are being included as family and the staff and kids are growing to trust and depend on us more. For this, we are thankful. It’s funny, when the kids talk about North Americans, they exclude us. When we say we’re North American too, they tell us that we aren’t; we’re Guatemalan. That makes us feel good.

Short Term Impact Opportunities

To learn more about short-term missions or any of the short-term opportunities listed below, visit or contact Craig Walter / 402.938.1536 /


Orphanage / July 5-15 2012 / 10-12 people


Bible Teaching / April 2012 / 4 people Orphanage, Bible College ministry, Bible Teaching / June 2012 / 12 people Bible Teaching / August 2012 / 4 people Orphanage, Bible College ministry, Bible Teaching / October 2012 / 12 people Bible Teaching / December 2012 / 4 people

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The Great Commission Fund

The Great Commission Fund (GCF) is your opportunity to reach a lost world with the hope of Jesus. The GCF gives Alliance missionaries and creative access workers the freedom to answer their call to ministry without the worry of raising funds, depending instead on God to supply their needs through the giving of faithful people. Partner with the Alliance to build Christ’s church around the world with your giving to the GCF. Designate your gift weekly or a one-time gift on your offering envelope or through eGiving at

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Local Missions Multiply citywide impact Special thanks

Thank you to the 55 families and Journey Groups who provided gift cards, food and presents for the Bless a Family initiative in Village One. Bridge Church was able to connect with over 40 families and 120 children this past Saturday. The items are a great connecting point and serve families in many ways. The main focus is to not only meet physical needs but to build a bridge of relationship strong enough to bear the weight of the gospel. Lives are being changed and new families are flooding Bridge Church. Continue to pray for hearts to be reconciled with Christ.

CCC Mission House

Be a part of the renovation team. Skilled professionals are needed to help design and oversee electrical, plumbing, and HVAC work. To learn more, contact Eric Carpenter at / 402.938.1538.

Real Reader

Bridge Church is partnering with Skinner Elementary School / 4304 N 33rd Street / Mentors are needed to encourage and help students learn to read. Volunteers serve one hour each month and meet with a specified student. To learn more, contact Eric Carpenter / ericc@cccomaha. org / 402.938.1538.

Village One Franklin School Mentoring

The Partnership for Our Kids is a goal setting program working to improve academic achievement and life skills of students in Title One elementary schools. This unique program is instilling hope in Omaha’s youth through collaboration with teachers, parents and the community. Participating students are encouraged to achieve goals in reading, math and life skills. Community volunteers, called Goal Buddies, visit classrooms twice a school quarter, providing the students with extra support and encouragement to reach their goals. To learn more or volunteer, contact ericc@ / 402.938.1538.

Prayer for Local Missions Franklin School / Pray for the volunteers working at the school mentoring students. Bridge Church / Praise God for new members and visitors. Compass / Pray for the planning of new curriculum. Hope Center / Pray for the Hope Employment Academy for high school students. Mission House in Village One / Pray for provision for the house and relationships with neighbors. More local missions prayer requests are available at

Compass Ministries

Compass is a non-profit 501(C)3 and all gifts are tax deductible. For information about Compass visit compassomaha. org. Compass is on facebook at Energetic volunteers and generous financial partners enable Compass to implement ministry to at risk youth in the Village One neighborhood. To make a financial contribution, designate your gift on your weekly CCC giving envelope. Contributing to Compass is a great way to invest in the lives of kids and encourage hope in our city. To volunteer, contact Jenny Burg /

Serving Old Mill Campus

Servers are needed for Access Coffee from 10-11 AM. Commitment is one hour/month. Families or couples can serve together. Contact Liz Bakunas / 402.334.5208 / There is an urgent need for Ushers in Access. To serve, contact Ryan Shields /

The Traffic Team has immediate needs for help with parking. For information, contact Chris Raabe / 402.618.3304 / The CCC Security Team provides a safe campus during services and other events. If you have interest or experience in security, contact Leo Wright / / 402.290.8867

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The Office Services Team has an need for a volunteer during the 9 AM services. For information, contact Carmen Barnes / / 402.938.1563.

Sarpy Campus For Sarpy Campus serving opportunities, see page 9.

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Renewal Monday groups Restoration / First Monday of the month / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / Support and encouragement in a safe environment for those whose loved ones struggle with their sexual identity. This group draws on scripture and Jesus’ ability to bring healing and wholeness. For information, contact Sue Beed / 402.938.1570 / sueb@

Tuesday groups Tuesday evening groups begin with worship in the Chapel / 6:30 - 7 PM. All groups below meet at the Old Mill Campus / 7-8:30 PM.

Depression and bi-polar support / Ongoing / 7 PM / If you or someone you care about struggles with depression or bi-polar disorder, come find hope, education and support. For information, contact Randy Hughell / 402.990.8012 / DivorceCare / 7 PM / Separation and divorce can be one of the most painful and stressful experiences you’ll face. DivorceCare groups help you move toward rebuilding. For information, contact Mary Lou Rodgers / Escaping co-dependency by embracing dependency on God / Ongoing / 7 PM Break free from unhealthy bonds developed when a partner is trapped in habitual sin patterns. Experience release through appropriate dependency on God as your identity ceases to center on other people or issues. Contact Jennifer / 402.639.5571 / jenniferapursell@gmail. com. Freedom from eating disorders / Ongoing / 7 PM / This group focuses on healing from anorexia, binge eating, bulimia, and overeating through the power of Christ. For information, contact Kathleen Lacy / Keys to Loving Relationships / Ongoing / 7 PM / Gain practical insight and understanding about how to improve relationships. Whether you’re a spouse, parent, child or friend, this class is for you. For information, call Scott & Tanya Brown / 402.715.0701. Materials: $10

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Love and Respect / Sign Up / 14 weeks Sundays / began 01.08 / 10:45 AM / FLC 139 or Tuesdays / began 01.10 / 7 PM / FLC 235 / Learn to communicate in a manner that builds mutual understanding between genders. For couples or singles. Contact Bob & Sue / Men of Integrity / Ongoing / 7 PM / Men of Integrity helps men address lust in a safe, grace-filled environment that promotes honesty with yourself, others and God. For information, contact Mike Goett / Omaha career networking group / Ongoing / 7 PM / This group offers job hunting tips, employment assistance, free professional advice on how to sharpen job hunting skills, professional speakers, programs, encouragement and other resources to its members. If you are an employer and have open positions, send them to Visit Restarting / Ongoing / 7 PM / Grow emotionally and spiritually, establish secure relationships and expand your capacity to experience joy. Workbook fee: $20. Register at Self-injury support / Ongoing / 7 PM / This support group is for both those who struggle with self-injury and for family and friends. For information, contact Wendy Bradley / 402.213.5817 / Survivors of Sexual Abuse / Ongoing / 7 PM / The Survivors of Sexual Abuse, SoSA, group studies the book When Trust Is Lost, Dan Allender. For information, contact 402.312.9107 / gloryb2u@cox. net. Women of Virtue / A safe, supportive environment to explore how women, single & married, should address lust, sexual misuse and abuse, violations, and poor choices. For information, contact Josi Poloncic / 402.850.6209 / josiloveslife@

Wednesday groups GriefShare / Wednesdays / 6:30-8 PM Old Mill Campus / This support group for those grieving the loss of someone close. It is designed to help you successfully travel the journey from mourning to joy. For information, contact Ruthie Boettcher / 402.296.2671 / richandruthb@

Thursday groups

Relationships 101 for Men / Ongoing / Thursdays / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / This group is designed to help men to build and maintain healthy, life giving relationships. Issues such as boundaries, self esteem, communication and healing long-term hurts. Led by Darrel Myer. For information contact Mike Goett / mikeg@ / 402.938.1518.

Friday groups

Resolve / Ongoing / Fridays / Noon / This groups offers next steps and an entry point for men striving for sexual purity. For information, contact Greg Gensler /

By appointment

Father heart / This ministry provides hope for men struggling with unwanted same sex attractions. Discover and pursue God’s design and plan in a safe, confidential environment. For information, contact Lyle Burkle / 402.498.0404.


Theophostic Prayer Ministry / Experience lasting relief from emotional pain by replacing lies with Christ’s transforming truth. CCC has trained counselors available to help with TPM. For info, contact Sue Beed / 402.938.1570 /

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Men’s Ministry presents the movie Courageous / Friday, 01.20 / 7 PM / Chapel and Saturday, 01.21 / 3 PM / Student Center. Everyone welcome / no admissions / donations will be accepted.

Tuesday morning Men’s Group /

Tuesdays / 6:45 AM / Panera (78th & Dodge) / The Old Testament is more than just interesting stories from history. Bring a Bible and explore the book of Judges through an inductive discussion. For details, email russnewcomer@gmail. com

Waking the Dead / Fridays / 6:15 - 7:30 AM / FLC139 / Discover how to become all God meant you to be, be set free, made whole and live fully alive. Sign up at or for more information contact Terry Frolio / / 402.350.7357

Women’s Register today: 2012 Women’s Retreat / February 24-26 / Leid Lodge, Nebraska City / See page 5 for details. Women’s Bible Studies New WBS will begin the week of January 30. Childcare is available for Tuesday morning studies for birth-Kindergarten. Sign up children by January 17 to guarantee childcare placement. Christian women’s bowling league / Thursday mornings / 9:15 AM / For information, contact Cathy Petrick / 402.779.3154. Point of hope / 9 AM / WC 206 / Old Mill Campus / Designed for single moms. Meets the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Contact Jennifer Burchfiel / 402. 578.1104.

CCC Sarpy Sarpy Campus Office

Looking for a place for your next Bible study, church meeting or event? Why not meet at the new Sarpy offices? For information or for reservations, email

Journey Groups

Journey groups are smaller groups of people interested in learning and encouraging one another in faith, family and fellowship; they meet at different times all throughout the week in area homes. Over 70% of Sarpy attenders are involved in a group. Sign up at the information table today.

Men’s group

Sarpy campus pastor

Elvin Torres / 402.938.1511 /

Sarpy Campus office

3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 109 / Bellevue

Stay connected

Serve at the Sarpy Campus

Evening Classes at Old Mill

Are you well organized? Lend your gifts and talents to the Admin Team. Stop by the information table or email Julie / juliem@

If you are not getting regular emails from the Sarpy Campus, fill out a connect card to be added to the email list. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Redemption Seeker Small Group Training Project 4:4 Women’s Bible Study See page 4 for details and registration.

Women’s Ministry

Terry Walters /

Men’s Ministry

Dan Brandt /

All men are welcome to join this study of God’s word. Meets every other Friday in Bellevue. Contact Bo Buettenback with questions: 402.403.4646 /

Joy boxes

You will find joy boxes at the Information Center. Please place your offering there as you leave today.

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The Hospitality team has immediate openings. Contact Bob and Janice Cummings / / 402.339.4594.

Greeters are needed for the welcome team. Serve one or both services one Sunday a month. For information, contact Jean and Dick Carpenter / 402.592.5788. Tech-minded volunteers are needed to serve on the Sarpy tech team. For more information, contact Elvin Torres / Kids Connect Kids Connect has a blast seeing God work in the lives of kids, but is short staffed in many areas on Sunday mornings. Consider how you might help. Comfort an infant, play with a toddler, help kids learn to use their Bibles, greet families in the hall, or use your administrative gifts! The most urgent need is for a Young Preschool Teacher at 10:45 AM each week. For information contact Darla Bair / 402.682.1412. Page 9

Care & Encouragement Ministries Are you aware of the CCC ministries available to provide care and offer encouragement? Did you know you have an important role in these ministries? Stephen Ministers and the Benevolence Team need your prayerful support as they confidentially meet with the receivers of care. You can also help in identifying those who would benefit. You may know a friend, coworker, neighbor, relative, or perhaps you have a need personally. Be an advocate by providing information about these care ministries.

Stephen Ministry

Benevolence Ministry

Bear one another’s burdens and thereby fulfill the law of Christ (Gal 6:2).

Going through a tough time emotionally or spiritually? Struggling with a crisis in life? Do you have a friend, neighbor, coworker or relative going through a difficult time? Consider letting a Stephen Minister help. A Stephen Minister is a member of CCC who is trained to listen, care, encourage, pray and walk alongside a person during difficult times. It’s confidential, free and very helpful. To learn more, contact the leadership team. Ron Compas -, Lorraine Street - Paul Gedden -

The Benevolence Team assists with immediate and emergency needs, distributing designated benevolence funds and donated supplies as an expression of God’s love. By supporting the food pantry, oil changes for single moms and more, the team provides spiritual support and next steps for positive life change. Support has been generous and the team wants to say thank you for your prayers and participation. Food pantry staples and Oil Change volunteers are always welcome. To learn more contact To support the pantry, use this list: Paper towels - single rolls Dish soap Deodorant Canned soup -10.75 oz. Toilet tissue - 4-packs

Laundry soap - 50-100 oz Toothpaste Paper grocery bags Facial tissue Shampoo

Deaf fellowship

Deaf women’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / WC106 / For information, contact Mary K Kimmons / mkkimmons@

Interpreted Service / 10:45 AM Worship Center / Old Mill Campus Seating is up front and to the right of the center aisle.

ASL sign language class / Old Mill Campus / FLC 230 / Fall class session has ended / resumes Sunday, 02.12.2012 / 6-7:30 PM / contact

Do you need an interpreter? / Contact Nicole Emery / for a CCC event or appointment.

Deaf Sunday school / 9 AM Adults / FLC 234 Children / FLC 235 Deaf men’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / EC195 / Old Mill Campus / For information, contact Ed Emery /

Community events / Deaf Fellowship meets every third Sunday / 12:30 PM / Westroads Mall Food Court

Double Your Impact / DYI From its beginning in 1921, CCC has moved forward by listening to God’s leading for future direction. In 2010 following an extended season of prayer, CCC elders, pastors, staff and key leaders responded to God’s prompting by initiating a spiritual journey with exponential impact. This vision, overwhelmingly embraced, is a promise

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to make disciples of Jesus for Kingdom Impact and a commitment to fund the vision with $9.5 million over three years. By faith as campus impact is maximized, citywide impact multiplied and global impact magnified, thousands will join the family of God. As the blessings of this generation are added to the spiritual foundations of CCC’s rich spiritual

heritage, children will mature in Christ, neighborhood congregations will be born, disciples will emerge and love will be poured out worldwide. If you have not added your voice and influence to the vision or you would like to know more, pick up a DYI packet today.

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Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘People do not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” - Matthew 4:4 (TNIV)

The benefit: A year of dynamic growth

In 2012, CCC will experience God’s big story together. The Daily Bible in Chronological Order and Reader’s Guides are available today at kiosks throughout the building. Sunday messages will align with weekly readings. A companion reading guide for journaling and study tips will stretch minds as God’s word is applied. Daily audio & video accelerators will add depth and insight. People meeting in community will engage in discussion with the narrative. Throughout 2012 electives, classes and web tools will enhance the challenge. Accept the challenge in 2012 to know God better and love Him more as the depth of His love and character are revealed. The Daily Bible in Chronological Order and reader guides are available for purchase at CCC (plus children’s editions). Consider investing in extended family, neighbors and friends this gift-giving season, and invite them along for the journey.

and a sensible system to read the Bible in chronological order.

The challenge: Read the Bible cover-to-cover in one year.

Participation Pyramid

Check out the participation pyramid Illustration –at the base everyone participates with more options available for a deeper commitment and accelerated growth. Sunday services: Sunday morning celebration services will introduce weekly themes and readings

Ministry Connection: Electives and classes throughout 2012 for incentive and motivation

Daily readings & Reader’s Guide: A daily reading plan from the Daily Bible in Chronological Order and a companion guide with study tips and space for journaling

Studying in Community: Curriculum will provide discussion themes for deeper engagement

Tough Questions

Tough Questions: Dive deep and investigate the online videos for insight into challenging questions from Scripture

Some Daily Accelerators

Daily Accelerators: Watch, listen or read Pastor Mark’s daily insights




Ministry Connection


Daily readings & Reader’s Guide Celebrate at Sunday Services

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Money Matters

Recommended Resources Debt Free Living, Larry Burkett Total Money Makeover, Dave Ramsey

Leaving a Legacy Seminar Sunday, 1.22 / 1-4 PM / Will your legacy be to: loved ones, the IRS, the Kingdom? John Guthmann will demistify items from wills and trusts to charitable unitrusts and annuitities. This seminar will discuss planning techniques; it is not a substitute for legal, tax or investment advice. Registration (free of charge) is required to ensure resources. Register online at / Last day to register is Sunday, 01.15.12 / for details, contact John / 402.399.8058

Independent Financial Counselors John Guthmann is a former Trust Officer and Registered Investment Advisor with 30 years of professional experience. He has been a financial coach at CCC for 10 years with training from Larry Burkett and Ron Blue. John is willing to meet with CCC attenders at no charge to confidentially discuss any questions and concerns you may have about wills, estates, debt, planning and financial goals. John is not an attorney, nor does he sell any financial products or services. Contact: 402.399.8058. Tim Savaloja is an Estate and Gift Planning specialist with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Tim is a CPA who will give assistance and answer questions on a free and confidential basis. He is able to discuss wills, living wills, healthcare directives, Durable power of Attorney, Revocable Living Trusts, IRAs, 401Ks, charitable giving, and retirement income. Contact: 612.360.5827 or savalojat@

Kingdom investment Financial resources are a blessing, a result of God’s provision and a tool to be used to worship God. Followers of Christ acknowledge that material possessions belong to God and the return of money to the local church is an investment in the Kingdom. What should I know about Kingdom investing? It is a privilege to participate in the work of the local church by contributing cheerfully, sacrificially and generously (emphasis on 2 Corinthians 8 and 9). Through prayer, seek a clear conscience in regard to investing in the work God has given CCC to accomplish. If you are visiting or you are not yet a follower of Christ, make today’s priority to focus on the larger issue: the relationship God offers through Jesus. Contact Tim Perry if you have questions about your faith journey /

How do I participate? Participate during services at both campuses or set up eGiving online. You may also place checks or cash in the secure giving box on the wall near the office entrance at the Old Mill Campus.

An offering envelope is required to obtain a receipt for cash offerings. Contribution envelopes can be obtained at the Old Mill Campus from the Office Services Window, and service venues. At the Sarpy Campus, they are located at the Information Table. Contact Doni Gregory at donig@ / 402.938.1512 to receive preprinted envelopes. eGiving registration is also available at

eGiving eGiving makes giving consistent and simple. Sign up at

Accelerate 2012 / Monday, 02.06

“Being missional is different than a call to evangelism. It’s a mindset of being the people of God sent together into the world to do the mission of Jesus.” - Tim Perry, Pastor of Spiritual Discovery This year’s whole-church enrichment event will tune into the theme of missional church strategy: Being on Mission with Jesus everywhere you live, work and play in our city. The missional movement is a work of God’s spirit calling us back to the pages of the New Testament. Christians should be like those intensely mission-minded Christ-followers in the book of Acts - willing to let the mission of the kingdom take us everywhere people are who don’t know or follow Jesus. Guest speakers: Lance Ford, C&MA Mid-America District Missional Strategist Kim Hammond, Director of Forge Mission Training Network 7-8:15 PM / General session with guests speakers plus stories of missional ministry already happening through people at CCC. 8:30-9:30 PM / Breakout sessions: Kim Hammond meets with Journey Group leaders, examining what Missional Community looks like in small group structures. Craig Walter hosts a session with Lance Ford looking at how a missional strategy can enhance local ministry partnerships. There is no cost for the event / childcare not available Page 12

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