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Week of April 08, 2012

Outside the Box Welcome

Welcome to CCC, where God is at work in remarkable ways. My prayer is that you will encounter Him this morning, whether it's through the worship experience, the Easter message or someone who greets you. Whoever you are, wherever you are on life's journey, I want you to know - God is ready to meet you.

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

Seniors 3

Gathering 4

Next Week

In 2012, CCC is reading through the Bible, cover-to-cover, in chronological order. Accept the challenge to return next week and join the adventure. You can jump in immediately with the daily readings. Get to know God better and love Him more as the depth of his love and character are revealed. Sundays / 9 & 10:45 AM at Old Mill and CCC Sarpy, or Online at 10:45 AM. For a complete overview of Project 4:4 visit For additional tools, see page 11. The Daily Bible in Chronological Order by F. LaGard Smith, is available in the Atrium at Old Mill or online at

Attend Sunday worship services every week.

Announcements 5

Serving 5

Global missions 6 Local missions


Kingdom Investment


Renewal 8 CCC Sarpy 9

Men 9

Women 9

Rock the Temple / 4.29.12

A morning focused on the musical aspects of worship. Worship leaders in every venue have crafted the experience consistent with the culture of their venue and invited a special guest artist. Traditions - Tim & Terra Marsden / Connections - Rachel Scott / Access & Online - David Potter Sarpy 5.6.2012 - NCC Worship Band


Young professionals 3 Classes 4

Mark Ashton, Lead Pastor



Guest information 2

Care ministries 10

Deaf fellowship 10

Double your impact 10 Prayer 10

Participate in community for healthy spiritual growth.

RISKS / 4.13 - 4.14 .2012

Project 4:4 11

Attend this special 2 day session and learn about CCC’s history, values and the characteristics of a growing disciple. Friday / 7 - 10 PM & Saturday / 9 AM - Noon / Old Mill Student Center. Register at


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

GCF Sunday

Your opportunity to introduce people around the globe to the Hope of the World is through your support of the Great Commission Fund. Plan to participate generously on Sunday, April 22. See more GCF info on page 6.

Save the Date / Village One Work Day / 5.6.2012

Build relationships with neighborhood families and help with yard care, mowing, tree trimming / a family-friendly event / watch for more details.

Mali Prayer Update

For information and prayer requests on the political situation in Mali, see page 6. Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact /

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Guest information Looking for information? Stop at one of Old Mill Campus / 404 S 108th Ave / Omaha, NE 68154 / phone 402.330.3360 the Information Centers and pick up a welcome packet. Visit for Sarpy Campus / Meets at Lewis & Clark Middle School / 13502 S 38th Street / Bellevue, NE 68123 events, ministries, staff listing and more. 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, 4.15.12, 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: 1 Samuel 16-17, 2 Samuel 6 (King David dances) Main Point: God's presence inspires our worship. Remember Verse: Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. James 1:2-3

Old Mill & Sarpy Campus

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

Preschool / Scripture: Numbers 13; 14:25-33; Joshua 5:13-27 (Joshua & Jericho) Main Point: God always keeps His promises. Remember Verse: Love one another. You must love one another, just as I have loved you. John 13:34

Summer U & Summer U Jr.

9 AM - Noon / 6.25.12-6.29.12 Registration begins 4.9.12 Class sizes are limited; register early at Volunteers are needed for Summer U and Summer U Jr. Contact Shelley Brooks / 402.938.1522 / shelleyb@cccomaha. org for Summer U. Contact Jeff Neeley / 402.938.1526 / for Summer U Jr.


Computers for Compass Giving Project / through April 8 / Today is the last day for kids to make an impact at Compass. Make sure your child turns in his/her fill coin tube before the morning is over. All money raised March 4 - April 8 will go towards the replacement of computers at Compass.

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

Note: There will be no Student Ministry activities today, 4.8.12, due to Easter.

Old Mill Campus

High School / 9-12th

Middle School / 6-8th

Worship / 4.15.12 / 9 AM / Student Center

Sarpy Campus

6th grade Journey Groups / 4.11.12 / 6:30 - 8 PM / Gym

Journey Groups / 4.15.12 / 6-8 PM / various locations / check website for details

Student Ministries / 6-12th

Worship / 4.15.12 / 9 AM / Student Center 7-8th grade Journey Groups / 4.15.12 / 6-8 PM / Gym Summer Mission Trip / 6.17.12-6.22.12 / for current 7-8th grade students / registration and deposit due 4.29.12

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Encounter / 6.20.12-6.26.12 / for current 9-11th grade students / registration has been extended. Attention graduating seniors! If you would like to be a part of a graduation handout that will be available on Sunday, 5.13.12, please send a senior picture to elizabethb@cccomaha. org with the following: student’s full name, parents’ names, high school and future plans (college and major). The deadline to turn in this information is 4.22.12. Questions / 402.938.1530.

Worship / 4.15.12 / 9 AM / Lobby 6-8th grade Journey Groups / 4.15.12 / 6-8 PM / Ramaekers' house (1006 Hardwood Dr / 68046) 9-12th grade Journey Groups / 4.15.12 / 6-8 PM / Parker’s house (11405 S 43rd St / 68123) Summer Mission Trip / 6.17.12-6.22.12 / for current 7-8th grade students / registration and deposit due 4.29.12 Encounter / 6.20.12-6.26.12 / for current 9-11th grade students / registration has been extended.

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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 Third Sunday Brunch / 04.15.12 / 10:30 AM / Check out 9 AM Access (or Traditions) and enjoy brunch at Taxi’s (120th & Blondo). Meet at Coffee & Connections after 9 AM services or meet at Taxi’s at 10:30 AM. Spring Leadership Retreat / For Journey Group leaders and those looking to become more involved in Emerge / 04.27 - 04.28 / Camp Rivercrest, Fremont NE / $25 each / RSVP by 04.15 / payment due to Anna Wastell, Jessica Jenkins, Terry Huang or Sharon Heckathorn. Questions? Email

Journey Groups / To join a Journey Group and get connected with others, email Zambia Trip Fundraiser / Support the Emerge missions trip to Zambia, enjoy an authentic Zambian meal and learn about New Day Orphanage. Saturday, 4.21 / 6-8 PM and Sunday, 4.22 / 12:30-2 PM / $20 per person / check Facebook for locations. Tickets available at Coffee & Connections or contact Callie at Visit for details.

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 / 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 & 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, 5.1.2012 / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / featuring Kay Osika Shares Her Story / 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 4.17.2012 Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 AM in the Atrium followed by a program by Dr. Jim Eckman, President of Grace University 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 Wild at Heart / began 3.11.12 / Sundays / 9 AM / EC 188 / 8 weeks / led by Reid Brown / A man needs adventure in his work, love and spiritual life. Deep in his heart he wants a battle to fight, an adventure to live and a beauty to rescue; that’s how God created him. However, deep wounds from the past can erode confidence and in some cases, masculinity. Men are invited to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God. Materials $8. RISKS / Friday 4.13.12 / 7-10 PM and Saturday 4.14.12 / 9 AM - Noon / Student Center / led by Reid Brown / RISKS helps you get oriented to CCC. Learn about CCC’s history, values and the characteristics of a growing disciple. This elective is also a prerequisite for membership; both sessions are required for membership.

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.

Bible Basics / begins 04.15 / Sundays / 10:45 AM / EC 188 / 6 weeks / led by Paul Schlieker / An ideal class for seekers and new believers, Bible Basics provides six full-color lessons to identify fundamental truths about God, the Bible, Satan, sin and Jesus. Seasoned believers are invited to learn how to use to study with others. Materials: $5. Get Real with God / begins 04.22 / Sundays / 9 AM / FLC 141-145 / 6 weeks / led by Marty Barnhart & Norm Springer / The Psalms provide a way to read the journaling of King David, his son King Solomon and others. Study four of David’s writings, one of Solomon’s and one anonymous writing. Be prepared to study heart words that teach us how to tell God the deepest thoughts of our daily life and how to prepare for eternity with him.

Leveraging your Life / begins 4.22.12 / Sundays / 10:45 AM / FLC 230 / 6 weeks / led by Wendell Nelson / God does not want people to be busier, but rather more focused, as focused people tend to be the most fruitful and fulfilled. Explore what Dr. Robert Clinton calls the “Gift Mix” and learn to leverage your natural abilities, acquired skills, life experience and spiritual gifts to make Kingdom impact.

Women’s Bible Studies

WBS offer truth, support, encouragement and laughter to women of all ages and stages. Registration for summer WBS will begin 5.6.2012.

Friday Night Gathering Friday Night Gathering is a place to explore tough questions about God, the Bible and your place in the universe. Enjoy complimentary coffee & dessert in a casual, relaxed setting. Meets one Friday each month / 7 PM / Old Mill Student Center.

Next Topic: The Gay Debate

Between the public outcry over gay rights and the personal experience of same sex orientation, homosexuality has become one of the most intense battlegrounds of our day. What does God think of the situation? What role does the church have? Friday Night Gathering explores these issues and more. The Political Battle 4.13.12 / 7 PM / Speaker: David Bydalek, Family First What is at stake for the church in the new Omaha city ordinance? What impact have similar measures had on other cities? How can believers show support to people they care about, while holding opposing political views?

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The Personal Struggle 5.11.12 / 7 PM / Speaker: Andrew Marin, author of Love is an Orientation How can Christians understand the difference between sexual orientation and the connected issues of behavior and identity? How can the church be consistent in its message on what the Bible says?

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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.

Baby Dedications / Baby Dedications June-August will occur the second Sunday of the month during morning worship services (limited to 4 children per venue). Stop by the nursery for a registration form and additional information, including the schedule for the parent class prior to dedication. Contact Kathy McKelvey / kathym@ / 402.938.1520. A special event for dedications will be celebrated Sunday evening, 9.9.12 with a reception for friends and family. Dates for next three baby dedications (Sarpy & Old Mill) / 6.10.12 / 7.8.12 / 8.12.12

15. Items will be located in the Annex by the South glass doors. Remaining items will be donated to Goodwill. Transcriptionists needed / Serve CCC’s Deaf Fellowship by transcribing weekly messages. Contact Mary K Kimmons / to volunteer. Resume Reviewer needed / Serve the Omaha Career Networking Support group by reviewing resumes for group members. To volunteer, contact Mike Familetti / / 402.321.9822. Visit Running for Christ / Hit the trails together and be challenged and encouraged in your faith. Runners of all stages and distances welcome. Contact Brad Gilbert to learn more about this new opportunity / 402.505/2536 /

Lost & Found / All lost and found items that have not been picked up throughout the Fall/Winter months will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on April

Serving Old Mill Campus

Connectors needed / Welcome new guests and help them connect to their place at CCC. Serve before church or between services. Contact Paula Hardin / 402.444.2852 / There is a need for Ushers in Access. To serve, contact Ryan Shields / ryans@ The Traffic Team has immediate needs for help with parking. For information, contact Chris Raabe / 402.618.3304 /

Renewal - groups that target the removal of barriers that limit one’s ability to connect with God and others Men’s - classes designed specifically for men Women’s - classes designed specifically for women

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

$368,611 $350,000 $18,611

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

$1,228,524 $1,234,564 ($6,040)

General Fund expenses March actual March budgeted Above/(below) budget YTD thru March 2012* YTD thru March 2011 Above/(below) 2011

$378,714 $395,211 ($16,497) $1,052,811 $1,147,661 ($94,850)

General Fund through March 2012 Giving $1,134,301 Expenses $1,052,811 Excess/(deficit) $81,489 Great Commission Received YTD 2012* Received YTD 2011 Above/(below) 2011

$183,397 $172,463 $10,934

Double Your Impact Giving Received YTD 2012 $411,518 2012 Goal $1,850,000

Sarpy Campus

For Sarpy Campus serving opportunities, see page 9.

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

*Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month. Attendance April 1, 2011 Old Mill Campus: 2,934 Sarpy Campus: 176 Douglas County Jail Campus: 19 Online Campus: 125 Total Attendance: 3,254

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

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Global Missions A military coup in Mali

Last week mutinous soldiers attempted to seize power in Bamako, the capital of Mali. They moved to dissolve state institutions, suspend the constitution, install a curfew, and close the borders for an indeterminate period. The revolt arises from the military discontent with the support being afforded to the soldiers fighting the rebels in the north. For additional information view the C&MA website / Background CCC's background with Mali began in 2005 and the initiation of a strategic partnership to build a hospital for Women and Children in the city of Koutiala. In 2010 through CCC's DYI Campaign, global impact is being multiplied by assisting Bethel Bible School in Koutiala with resources to train young pastors. Jason Hanson, an international worker in Mali writes: "Please continue to pray for the situation here in Mali. The military leaders who staged the coup two weeks ago have not reinstated the civilian government. …..sanctions are being imposed and all neighboring countries are asked to close borders. This effects the import of fuel and other provisions. Koutiala's electricity comes from petroleum fueled generators. We have already had 12 hour power cuts for several days. When the fuel is gone we will no longer have power. Our biggest concern is the effect this will have on the hospital…..surgeries will not be possible, nor will we be able to provide oxygen to patients. I currently have seven patients on oxygen. It has the potential to be a terrible situation. I'm praying it does not come to this. Rebels in the North have taken full advantage of the political instability. This week they have taken the three key northern cities, Kidal, Gao, and Timbuktu (yes, it's a real place). The Malian army has put up little resistance before retreating. The Taureg leaders claim their only objective is to control the northern part of Mali. We're hoping that's true. At this point, those of us who have remained in Koutiala are safe. We have our "just in case" bags packed though."

Prayer for Missions Graham & Carrie (India) / Continue to pray for us as we are in a very busy transition into the city of Delhi. Mike & Sue Farho (Tunisia) / Pray for us as we continue to seek God's will in determining when He might have us return to Tunisia. Amy & Allen George (Peru) / Pray for Allen as he serves as the field director for their mission agency in Peru. CCC Missionaries: Pray for God's protection on all CCC workers around the world. CCC supports over 20 families and individuals in 14 countries.

Outreach Pastor

Craig Walter / 402.938.1536

So how can you pray? • •

Pray a new stable government is formed with an even greater receptivity to the Gospel. Pray for the Malian church and their opportunity to reach more people with the hope of Jesus.

Visit for more information.

Great Commission Sunday, April 22, 2012 What is the Great Commission Fund (GCF)? The Great Commission Fund (GCF) is your opportunity to reach a lost world with the hope of Jesus. The GCF gives Alliance international workers 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. Who receives the money? There are 809 Alliance workers serving in 81 countries that are impacted by GCF giving. Does CCC give money to the GCF? Only money specifically designated by generous givers at CCC is given to the GCF. Over the past 10 years, people like you at CCC have given nearly $11 million to the GCF. How can I give to the GCF? You can give at any time to the GCF by designating your gift on an offering envelope or online at On Sunday, 04.22, a special offering will be received for the Great Commission Fund. If you have never given to the GCF, that’s a great Sunday to get started.

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Local Missions Multiply citywide impact Village One Mission House

Be a part of the renovation team and see transformation happen at the Mission House at 3526 Seward Street. Volunteers at all skill levels are needed to work on Saturdays in April / 8 AM - Noon. Work includes framing the inside, putting in windows, finish work and cleaning. Come for a few hours or stay all morning. Crew leaders available to guide and instruct volunteers. To volunteer, contact Eric / 402.938.1538 /

Celebrate Success at Omaha Street School

2011-2012 has been a year of positive changes at OSS. A new educational model, emphasizing literacy, employability and community involvement has resulted in the healthy growth of students, academically and personally. The first 6 months of the Future Focus Program, offering basic adult literacy skills, GED prep and Job Placement training for adults desiring to take the next step on the road to self-sufficiency, is coming to a close. Watch for more success stories from OSS throughout April in the Hub, as OSS prepares for its Celebrate Success event on June 8, a unique fundraising event highlighting God's amazing work and celebrating the power of relationships. For more information about OSS or to volunteer, contact Eric Carpenter / ericc@

Compass Ministries

Prayer for Local Missions Compass Ministries / Pray for the continued development of relationships with the families of students. Village One / Pray for families and individuals living in Village One that want to get involved with work projects. Bridge Church / Pray for building renovations and their Easter services. Restored Hope / Pray for volunteers to mentor women. Release Ministry / Pray for students getting out of detention centers to stay safe and not return to the detention center. Hope Center / Pray for the Basketball Alliance program’s fight against gang violence.

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 /

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 / 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 / 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 /

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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.

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. Led by Jim Buras & Barbie Christianson. Contact: Jim Buras / / 402.938.1577 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 / 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 / EC 206 / This group is designed to help men 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 Mike Goett /

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 as the Spirit of God uncovers lies in core belief systems, planted in the midst of trauma or pain. Through prayer, trained facilitators invite God into these moments so participants can experience God’s perspective and truth. For info, contact Sue Beed / 402.938.1570 / sueb@

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Man UP / One Sunday per month / 9 AM / engage in the journey toward authentic manhood / next meeting 05.13.

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 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/

CCC Sarpy

Sarpy campus pastor

Elvin Torres / 402.938.1511 /

Sarpy Campus office

3604 Twin Creek Drive, Suite 109 / Bellevue

Men's Discipleship Group

Joy boxes

CCC Sarpy potluck

Women’s Ministry

Men's Discipleship with Pastor Elvin begins a new cycle / Monday, 4.16.2012 / Sarpy Campus Office. Enjoy food and fellowship with other CCC Sarpy families / Sunday, 4.28.12 / immediately following second service.

Journey Groups

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

Sarpy Campus Office

Hold your next Bible study, church meeting or event at the new Sarpy offices. For information or for reservations, email

Men’s group

All men are welcome to join this study of God’s word. Meets every other Friday in Bellevue / 4.6 and 4.20 / meets at 11507 S 42 St, Ste 108, Bellevue. Contact Bo Buettenback with questions: 402.403.4646 / nebestshooter@yahoo. com.

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

Men’s Ministry

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 Toddlers - 1x per month or more, either hour. For information contact Darla Bair / 402.682.1412.

Serve at the Sarpy Campus 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 /

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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

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

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

Deaf women’s Bible study / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8 PM / WC106 / For information, contact Mary K Kimmons / mkkimmons@ ASL sign language class / Old Mill Campus / FLC 230 / Sundays / 6-7:30 PM / contact Community events / Deaf Fellowship meets every third Sunday / 12:30 PM / Westroads Mall Food Court

Double Your Impact / DYI 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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. What if I’ve fallen behind on my readings? What if I’m new to Project 4:4? If you begin late, jump in with the current week’s reading plan. If you miss a week, just keep going. Pick up where you can, and go back and read what you missed if you have time.

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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