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The latest happenings at CCC

Week of February 5, 2012



Attend Sunday worship services every week.

Guest information 2

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. For a complete overview of tools and resources, visit or see page 11.

Online Campus launches today

Doubling impact through emerging technology is the legacy of CCC, supported by faithful DYI giving. The Online Campus, CCC’s third multisite, will use video streams of services, live online prayer and chat to bring the Good News to future generations. Visit

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

Seniors 3

Young professionals 3 Classes 4

2011 Year in Review and Worship Celebration

They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness. Psalm 145:7 Throughout 2011, God has shown his power in reaching lost people, growing kids in Christ, putting families back together and making more disciples than ever before! To express our gratitude we are changing the format for the 2011 Annual Meeting to give thanks for the major milestones. Sunday, February 26 / Old Mill Campus Gym 12:30 - 1:30 PM / Town Hall Q&A session with CCC leadership and budget review 6 PM / Celebration concert with worship leaders from every venue; members will have the opportunity to approve elder nominees (see bios on page 12).

Announcements 5 Prayer


Global Missions 6 Local missions


Kingdom Investment


Renewal 8 CCC Sarpy 9

Men 9

Women 9


Participate in community for healthy spiritual growth.

Question Mark / Friday Night Gathering

Do you have friends who are asking tough questions about faith and Jesus? Invite them to an open forum with Lead Pastor, Mark Ashton and explore tough questions about God, the Bible and our place in the universe / Friday, 02.17 / 7 PM / Old Mill Student Center / coffee & dessert provided.

Care ministries 10

Deaf fellowship 10

Double your impact 10 Serving 10

Project 4:4 11


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

Double your impact

How is God inviting you to Double Your Impact in 2012? To learn more about the DYI initiative and connect with the vision, visit the City Impact display in the Atrium at Old Mill or visit

Join the team

Once a week or once a month, from Kids Connect to Seniors events, Sarpy tech to Old Mill traffic, you can make an impact. Could you help restore a property in Village One or greet visitors at the Sarpy campus? Read through today’s Hub and join a team.

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 details, see page 12 / Monday, 02.06 / 7-8:15 PM (followed by breakout sessions) / Old Mill Campus / childcare not provided.

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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, 02.12.12, 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 / Remember & Celebrate / Kids will review what they have been talking about over the past 6 weeks. Preschool Scripture: Exodus 3-12; 13:17; 15 (Moses Leads) Main Point: God is the One true God. Remember Verse: You always

Old Mill & Sarpy Campus

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

show me the path that leads to life. Psalm 16:11

Looking for a place to contribute?

Kids Connect needs volunteers in all areas of our ministry to kids: Nursery / 1x month / both hours Toddlers / 1x month / both hours Preschool / crafts Preschool / part-time host-storyteller Elementary / small group leaders (full or part time) & subs 2x month / both hours Prayerfully consider how you could fill a need in one of these areas. Contact Kathy McKelvey / / 402.938.1520


Learn how to do Family Night

Friday, 02.10.2012 / 7 PM / Join other families in learning tips and tricks from the Tru Homefront Monthly magazine on how to have family nights at home. Learn how to have successful, fun, educational family nights. See the check-in tables for information.

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

No Journey Groups this week / resume next week, 02.12.

Old Mill Campus 7-8th grade Journey Groups / today / 6-8 PM / Gym 6th grade Journey Groups / 02.01 / 6:30 - 8 PM / Gym

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Velocity / 02.08 / 6:30-8 PM / Student Center

Worship / today / 9 AM / Lobby 6-8th grade Journey Group Super Bowl Party / today / 5-9 PM / Ramaker’s house (1006 Hardwood Dr / 68046)

Dare2Share / 02.17-02.18

No 9-12th grade Journey Groups tonight / resume next week, 02.12.

College / 8:08

Velocity / 02.08 / 6:30-8 PM / Student Center (Old Mill) / 9-12th grades only

Sign up for a Journey Group at

Dare2Share / 02.17-02.18 / 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 Second Sunday Lunch / 02.12.2012/ 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 139 Old Mill Campus / Join Homebuilders for great times of fellowship, prayer and emphasis on missions and learning the Word together. 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 shares his story / 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 02.21.12 Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 AM in the Atrium followed by the program Roger Atwood sharing about the Ministry in China at 10:30 AM in the Chapel / Lunch ($5) in the Gym / RSVP by 12 PM the Sunday prior 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 / began Jan 29 / led by Bill & Teri Meier, Ed & Cathy Petrick, Gordon & Pam Hendrickson / Learn principles that will equip all couples to build a godly marriage. Attending as a couple is recommended. Materials: $35 per couple Communicating with Teens / Sundays / 9 AM / FLC 141-145 / 6 weeks / began 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 / began 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 / began 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 / began 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 / began 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 / began 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 / began Jan 29 / led by Dr. John Holmes / This class parallels Project 4:4 readings and will provide understanding Page 4

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 / began 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 / began Jan 24 / led by Sue Sather / 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 / began Jan 24 / led by Marc Montanye / 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. Contact: ecomark@cox. net

Women’s Bible Studies

WBS offer truth, support, encouragement and laughter to women of all ages and stages. A fee will be charged for class materials and ministry expenses. Childcare registration is now closed. Amazing Collection / Tuesdays / 9:30-11 AM / 12 weeks / began 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 / began 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 began Jan 31 / led by Jenn Yee & Jarah Gleim / 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 through this Priscilla Schirer video study. Grow closer to God through His word and discern

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.

His voice from the voices of strangers. Fee: $23 Emotionally Healthy Spirituality / Tuesdays / 9:30-11 AM / 8 weeks / began 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 / began 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 / 9:1511 AM / 8 weeks / began 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 / began 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 / began 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). 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

Announcements Submit items to the Hub

Email submissions to by 10 AM on the Tuesday prior to the Sunday you’d like them published. Due to space constraints, items will be edited to essential information.

Campus Care Ministry The Campus Care ministry is seeking volunteer assistants to help with various tasks, including: communicating with other volunteers, assisting with DYI project events and schedules, tracking and ordering supplies and other administrative needs. Flexible time commitment and scheduling. For more information, contact Tim Anstead / 402.213.8078 /

Wednesday, 02.08 or Saturday, 02.11 / 9 AM - 4 PM / Student Center / Lunch available for $5. RSVP to Jack Arant / to reserve a seat. Marriage on the Rock simulcast Live simulcast of Jimmy & Karen Evans Marriage on the Rock event. Friday, 02.10 / 6:30-9:30 PM and Saturday, 02.11 / 8:30 AM - Noon / held at Lifegate Church / 15555 W Dodge Rd / $15 per couple / contact / 402.779.3154 to register. Childcare available with advance registration.

Women’s - classes designed specifically for women

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

$381,163 $400,000 ($18,837)

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

$381,163 $395,177 ($14,014)

General Fund expenses January actual January budgeted Above/(below) budget

$363,811 $389,567 ($25,756)

YTD thru January 2012* YTD thru January 2011 Above/(below) 2011

$363,811 $352,747 $11,063

Great Commission Received YTD 2012* Received YTD 2011 Above/(below) 2011

Advanced International Student Discipleship Training / Explore the strategy that has caused explosive growth in the church in China and other parts of Asia. Discipleship training provided by leaders from Dallas ISI.

$48,120 $49,374 ($1,254)

Double Your Impact Giving Received YTD 2012 $129,465 2012 Goal $2,850,000 *Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month.

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

Men’s - classes designed specifically for men

General Fund through January 2012 Giving $381,163 Expenses $363,811 Excess/(deficit) $17,352

Game Day: An Event for Men Don’t miss Husker coach Ron Brown and a Husker player interview / 02.18.2012 / 7 AM Breakfast / see page 9 for details.

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 29, 2011 Old Mill Campus: 3,099 Sarpy Campus: 204 Douglas County Jail Campus: 59 Online Campus: 70 Total Attendance: 3,432

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Global Missions Short Term Missions opportunity at Orphanage in Guatemala

July 6-15, CCC will be sending a team of 10-12 people to work at an orphanage run by CCC missionaries Norman & Vickie Sutton. This team will bless the many children, ages 3-17, by playing games, sports, telling Bible stories and other activities. The team will also help with projects around the orphanage as well as in a nearby village. This is a great opportunity for a parent to take a young person on a mission trip. Cost: $1,800 per person. Contact Craig Walter / 402.938.1536 / for more information.

Mali Hospital reaches a new village for Christ

The village of Soun is so devout to Islam that its name, Soun, is the local language word for the month of fasting. Yet despite this, Christ has been making His name known through the hospital in exciting ways. He has brought us numerous patients from this village including a Juvenile Diabetic patients, Bele (pronounced bell-A), with wasting illness inherited from his mother. Bele is actually the son of the head Imam, or Islamic teacher, for the village. He was unable to be healed anywhere except at our hospital despite numerous attempts. Now this head Imam warmly accepts us into his courtyard and loves to laugh with us and spend time together. Even more amazing is how the future chief of the village, Seydou, has come to know Christ over the last two years through the ministry of the hospital. Seydou began traveling to the closest town with a church, and for the last two years has been attending and learning more about Christ. Despite being in line to be chief, Seydou stated publicly in Soun that he had become a follower of Christ. Thankfully, instead of being ostracized and chased out of the village, his public statement caused others to want to learn more about Christ as well.

Prayer for Missions Julie Arant: Praise God for four new international believers. Pray for their continued growth in the Lord and in God’s Word. Mike & Sue Farho (Tunisia): Pray for the Farhos as they plan a short visit to Tunisia. Also pray for their Tunisian friend who was just diagnosed with cancer. Eric & Wendy Hoffman (Gabon): Pray for Wendy during her pregnancy. Pray for wisdom as Wendy deals with the inconvenience of a broken piece of equipment in her eye clinic. Lance & Karina Grush (El Salvador): Praise God for 50+ students that attended English classes. Pray for Lance during important upcoming meetings.


Carolyn Thorson (Gabon): Pray for Carolyn as she travels to speak to different churches in the States during her home assignment. Pray for the 10 nursing students at Bongolo Hospital.


More missions updates and prayer requests are available at

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

Outreach Pastor

Craig Walter / 402.938.1536

Teacher needed in Mali

Becky & Shawn McCabe, C&MA Missionaries who live and minister in Mali, are looking for a teacher that would be willing to commit at least one year to teach their children. CCC has worked with the McCabe’s on many occasions in Mali. If interested, contact Craig Walter / 402.938.1536 / or visit

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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 CCC Mission House

Be a part of the renovation team of the house at 3526 Seward Street. Volunteers at all skill levels are needed to work on Saturdays in February and March / 8 AM - Noon. Work includes cleaning, drywall, framing, sanding, plumbing and HVAC work. Come for a few hours or stay all morning. Crew leaders available to guide and instruct volunteers. To volunteer, contact Eric / 402.938.1538 / ericc@ or stop by the ministry booth in the Old Mill campus Atrium.

Restored Hope

Restored Hope is a transitional living facility for single mothers, located at 24th & Howard Streets. Restored Hope provides women with the time and tools to build a bridge from a broken past to a new, healthy future. Women are provided with time to: participate in life-changing opportunities, establish new life patterns, stimulate personal growth, learn, stretch and grow, and regain control of their lives. To learn more or volunteer, contact ericc@ / 402.938.1538.

Compass Ministries

Compass is a non-profit 501(C)3 and all gifts are tax deductible. For information about Compass visit Compass is on facebook at CompassOmaha 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 /

Prayer for Local Missions Bridge Church / Pray for members and leaders to mentor and lead new believers in Christ. Release Ministry / Pray for changed lives - for youth, family members and friends. Restored Hope / Pray for a staff increase and furnished homes for new families. Compass Ministries / Pray for staff as they build relationships with parents. Compass Ministries / Pray for staff as they build relationships with More local missions prayer requests are available at

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.

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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 / 402.938.1512 to receive preprinted envelopes. eGiving registration is also available at

eGiving eGiving makes giving consistent and simple. Sign up at Page 7

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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Groups that target the removal of barriers that limit one’s ability to connect with God and others . See the legend on page 5 for a description of the icons.

Love and Respect / Sign Up / 14 weeks Sundays / began 01.08 / 10:45 AM / FLC 139 or Tuesdays / began 01.10 / 7 PM / FLC 235-237 / 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 (Not meeting 02.14.) / 7 PM / The Survivors of Sexual Abuse, SoSA, group studies the book When Trust Is Lost, Dan Allender. For information, contact 402.312.9107 / 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

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 / FLC 235 / 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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Heartland Men of Faith / Iron Sharpens Iron Event / Join men across the heartland for worship, speakers and equipping seminars on topics geared for men / Saturday, 2.25 / 8:30 AM - 4:55 PM / $39 per person / for all men 13 and older / contact

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 Man UP / One Sunday per month / 9 AM / engage in the journey toward authentic manhood / next meeting 02.12.2012 / Being a Husband / Chapel

Women’s their homes, marriages, and children as they strategically create a Godly legacy, The Resolution for Men is based on themes from the movie COURAGEOUS. For more information contact Terry Frolio/

Game Day: An Event for Men Husker coach Ron Brown and a Husker player interview will provide an inside look into Husker football and inspiration to tackle the issues that face a man. 02. 18.2012/ Student Center/ Breakfast ($5 suggested) 7 AM; Program 8:15 AM / Dads are welcome to bring their sons. For information stop by the booth in the atrium or contact Reid Brown /

Women’s Bible Studies New WBS began in January. Childcare is closed; however all WBS are still open for registration. Christian women’s bowling league / Thursday mornings / 9:15 AM / contact Cathy Petrick / 402.779.3154. Point of hope / 9 AM / WC 206 / Old Mill Campus / Designed for single moms. Meets 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Contact Jennifer Burchfiel / 402. 578.1104.

The Resolution for Men / Fridays / 6:157:30 AM / FLC141 / Challenging men to be the bold and intentional leaders of

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

Classes at Sarpy

Becoming a RISKS disciple is a life-long process and taking a class helps you grow on your journey. / Mondays / beginning 02.13 / 7 PM / CCC Sarpy Office

Sarpy campus pastor

Elvin Torres / 402.938.1511 /

Sarpy Campus office

3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 109 / Bellevue

they meet at different times during the week in area homes. Over 70% of Sarpy attenders are involved in a group. Sign up at the information table today.

Serve at the Sarpy Campus

Men’s group

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.

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

Jesus Class Study the life and teachings of Jesus through the Gospel of Mark / Led by Pat Lighthart and Steve Moessner.

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

RISKS class Learn about CCC’s history, values and the characteristics of a growing disciple. This elective is also a prerequisite for membership / Led by Tom Moates.

If you are not getting regular emails from the Sarpy Campus, fill out a connect card to be added to the email list.

Journey Groups

Journey groups are smaller groups of people learning and encouraging one another in faith, family and fellowship;

Stay connected

Women’s Ministry

Terry Walters /

Men’s Ministry

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

Tech-minded volunteers are needed to serve on the Sarpy tech team. For more information, contact Elvin Torres / Kids Connect Kids Connect is short staffed in many areas on Sunday mornings. 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 people to work with Toddles - 1x per month or more, either hour. For information contact Darla Bair / 402.682.1412.

Elvin Torres /

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Care & Encouragement 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. 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


Old Mill Campus

There is an urgent need for Ushers in Access. To serve, contact Ryan Shields /

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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.

The Traffic Team has immediate needs for help with parking. For information, contact Chris Raabe / 402.618.3304 /

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

The CCC Security Team provides a safe campus during services and events. If you have interest or experience in security, contact Leo Wright / Lwrighttnmc@ / 402.290.8867

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.

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

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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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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

2011 Year in Review & Worship Celebration / Q&A Sunday, 2.26.2012 / 12:30 -1:30 PM / Old Mill Gym Elder Nominee Bios

Jim Jensen, a building contractor, has been married to Joan for 53 years. They have 5 children, 16 grandchildren. Jim has been a member of CCC for 30 years. He currently serves on the Governing board, and is a former Compass Ministries board member and Sunday school teacher. Spiritual Gifts: hospitality, discernment.

Kevin Kammer, a VP & General Manager, and his wife Kathy have 3 children. They have attended CCC for over 16 years. Kevin is a Governing board member, small group leader for 1-5th grade, house leader/ coach for High School ministry and Camp Rivercrest board member. Spiritual Gifts: administration, leadership and service.

CCC Leadership

To connect with CCC leadership or ask a question, contact Lori Eccleston /

Governing Board Kent Amstutz Mark Ashton Gary Belknap Dave Bishop Ken Dick Jim Jensen Kevin Kammer Aaron Perkinson Chad Reelfs Dave Siemens Brian Smith Don Swanson

Stewardship Team Mark Ashton Nancy Fager Joel Jensen Christine Johnson Jim Lessley Kent Lush Robb Murphy Dusty Reynolds Dave Siemens Ben Thompson Craig Walter

Management Team Mark Ashton Nancy Davies Ken Dick Nancy Fager Robb Murphy Wendell Nelson TIm Perry Steve Walters Page 12

Spiritual Life Elders

Kent Amstutz Paul Andreas Jack Arant Roger Atwood Steve Bakunas Marty Barnhart Larry Beck Gary Belknap Russel Beran Barry Berglund Dave Bishop Gary Blohm Richard Boettcher Barton Boggs Mark Bristol Jerry Busselman Bob Cummings Ken Dick Duane Hennings Bill Holt

Steve Irvin Jim Jensen Gary Johnson Charlie Johnston Kevin Kammer Scott Kubie Kent Lush John McIlheran Bill Meier Dave Meyer Jack Miller Tom Moates Steve Moessner Mark Newhouse Russ Oatman Ed Petrick Bob Price Dusty Reynolds Dave Roth Jack Seume Dave Siemens Brian Smith

Wally Sommers Don Swanson Bob VandenBrink John Wakefield

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