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The latest happenings at CCC

Week of August 15, 2010

Fall electives

Electives focus on specific topics for a defined period of time. These classes are a good springboard to learning more of what it means to be a RISKS disciple. There are topical studies, indepth looks at Scripture and options specifically designed for men and for women. Electives will be held at both campuses; see page 6 for a complete list.

Contents

Guest information 2

Kids Connect 2

Students 2

Groups 3

Step into Kids Connect

Electives 6 Gathering 7

Each week scores of adults volunteer in Kids Connect. There are many opportunities to serve both Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Talk with one of the team members in the Kids Connect booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus or the Kids Connect registration table at the Sarpy Campus today to volunteer.

Gathering series

Business Information 10 Kindgom Investment 10

Gathering is an opportunity to ask the tough questions about God, Christianity and your place in the universe. Lunch is $5 and free for college-age attenders. Sundays / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus Maybe: I Could Be a Christian If… Gathering looks at three key stumbling blocks to people who are investigating the Christian faith. This series is a terrific opportunity to invite a friend or family member who has had questions in their search for faith. See page 7 for more details.

Missions 8 Serving opportunities 9

Announcements 10

CCC Sarpy 11

Double your impact 12 Mark Ashton’s Blog 13 Old Mill construction 14

Parking offsite

CCC’s mission is all about God and people. It is about connecting people to God in worship, service and joy, and what happens on Sunday morning is a key to making that connection happen. Did you know that our biggest limiting factor on Sunday morning may be parking? Guests who arrive a few minutes behind schedule want to park as close as possible, but often find the visitor slots and most of the parking lot filled, causing frustration and confusion. For those who call CCC their home, would you be willing to leave home five minutes early and intentionally park in the Gallup/ Payflex lot? This will leave more places open in the church lot for those who are new and will increase the number of people who could worship at CCC on Sunday mornings in a significant way. This is always an important issue, but especially for the next eight weeks when attendance swells. Thanks so much for serving Christ in this simple way!

Double your impact Congregational affirmation

After much prayer and planning, the Governing Board of Elders, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, has proposed a path for our future. God has led us to the phrase ‘Double Your Impact,’ calling us to reach the lost, make disciples, and support His global movement in ever increasing measure. We are convinced that He will provide for the future of this church. Continued on page 12. Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact / cccomaha.org

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Guest information

Welcome. If you are a guest this morning, let us know how we can serve you. If you are looking for general information, stop at an Information Center at the Old Mill Campus (404 S 108th Ave, Omaha, NE) or the Sarpy Campus (Lewis and Clark Middle School, 13502 South 38th St. Bellevue, NE), and grab a welcome packet. Visit cccomaha.org for event and programming details, to contact the staff or locate information about how you can connect with God and others at CCC. For information, contact Bonnie Borgum at the Old Mill Campus / 938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org or Julie Moessner at the Sarpy Campus / 938.1538 / juliem@ cccomaha.org.

Kids Connect Old Mill Campus

today 9 - 10:15 AM or 10:45 AM - 12 PM. Contact a Kids Connect Staff member at the Kids Connect booth on Sunday if you are unable to attend one of the sessions.

Ages birth - grade 5

Sundays / 9 and 10:45 AM A New Year, a New Curriculum Kids Connect Sunday programming is transitioning to a new curriculum, Tru by David C. Cook.  Tru provides resources to assist parents in the spiritual formation of kids.  Two components to become familiar with are HomeFront weekly and HomeFront monthly. Be sure to check these helpful family resources available in paper form or on the Kids Connect webpage at cccomaha.org. HomeFront weekly will look forward to the weekend ahead and is a resource to get parents and kids talking about God’s Word together.   HomeFront Monthly is a resource for building family together time through activities centered on God’s Word.

Kids Connect three-week break

New Volunteer Orientation

Baby dedication

If you are new to volunteering in Kids Connect for Older Toddlers - grade 5, you will need to attend new volunteer orientation at one of the following times

In preparation for fall programming, there will be no Kids Connect for children in Kindergarten - Grade 5 August 8 and 15. Classes will be held for children birth through Older Preschool every Sunday. Promotion Sunday is August 22. All ages will promote to their new division.

Kids Connect giving project

Kids Connect is collecting money through September to purchase an oxygenator to be used by premature babies born at The Hospital for Women and Children in Koutiala, Mali. Offering boxes can be found at the Kids Connect check-in tables.

or stop by the nurseries at the Old Mill Campus or the Sarpy Campus. There will be a parent meeting Sunday, August 22 at 9 AM / Old Mill Campus. For Old Mill Campus information contact Kathy / kathym@cccomaha.o,rg / 330.3360. For Sarpy Campus information, contact Steve Walters / stevew@cccomaha.org / 330.3360

Friends ministry

Friends Ministry provides support for special needs children and youth in Sunday morning classrooms, during special events and provides respite care the first Friday of every month during the school year at the Old Mill Campus.

Sarpy Campus Ages birth - Grade 5

Sundays / 9 and 10:45 AM

The next baby dedication will be Sunday, August 29 at both campuses. If interested, pick up a form at the office service window at the Old Mill Campus

Students

Due to a summer break, there will be no Sunday morning activities for Student Ministries on August 8 and 15. Activities will resume on August 22.

Old Mill Campus Sixers / Grade 6 Begins August 22

Junior High / 7-8th

Stampede Small Group Kickoff / September 12 / Sign up for a small group today.

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Sarpy Campus High School / 9-12th

I.O. Group Kickoff / September 12 / Sign up for a small group today.

College / 8:08

Junior High / 6 - 8th

Sign up for a small group at cccomaha.org/college.

High School

8:08 Big Group / Thursday / 8:08 PM / Student Center

Stampede Small Group Kickoff / September 12 / Sign up for a small group today. I.O. Group Kickoff / September 12 / Sign up for a small group today.

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Groups Becoming a RISKS disciple is a life-long process and being in group helps you grow as a disciple. Explore one of the options listed below to help you grow in your discipleship journey.

Journey groups

Bonnie Borgum at the Old Mill Campus / 938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org or Steve Walters / 330.3360 x 428 / stevew@ cccomaha.org at the Sarpy Campus.

Seeker groups

Men

Point of Hope

fellowship and refreshments.

Don’t go it alone. Join a Journey Group and get connected with others on the journey. Experience discipleship and be shaped as you dive into the Bible, pray and serve. For information, contact

Fridays / 6:30 – 7:30 AM / FLC 145 / Old Mill Campus / This group led by Terry Frolio will study the book Change Your Heart, Change Your Life by Gary Smalley. For information, contact Terry / 350.7357. Every other Friday / Sarpy Campus area / Topics vary each week. For information, contact Bo Buettenback / 403.4646 / nebestshooter@yahoo.com.

The Quest for Authentic Manhood

Fridays / 6:15 – 7:30 AM / beginning September 17 / FLC 145 / This elective focuses on the primary issues that shape a man’s life, explores the biblical concept of manhood and provides building blocks for any man to construct for himself a nobler, more fulfilling manhood. Sign up at cccomaha.org. For information, contact Doug Pederson / 402.490.8850 / dpedersen@hrsincorporated.com.

Women

Women’s Bible studies

These studies offer truth, support, encouragement and laughter to women of all ages and stages. Childcare is available for Tuesday morning studies for children birth through kindergarten. Materials, placement for studies and childcare are guaranteed for registrations submitted and confirmed by 12 PM on August 16. See page 6 for complete details and this session’s options.

Christian women’s bowling league

Come for fun and fellowship. The league meets Thursday mornings / 9:15 / beginning August 26 / For information, contact Cathy Petrick / 779.3154.

This group is designed for single moms. Meets the second and fourth Sundays of the month / 9 AM / FLC 233 / Old Mill Campus / led by Jennifer Burchfiel / for information, contact Jennifer / 578.1104.

MOPS

MOPS is an outreach ministry to mothers of preschoolers, centering on various topics relating to women taught from a biblical perspective. MOPS will begin in September. For information, contact Jana Murphy / janafayemurphy@gmail. com / 943.9039.

Singles / young professionals Emerge

Emerge provides young professionals and singles at CCC with opportunities to meet and connect, get involved in service and social events, build meaningful relationships and get plugged into Journey Groups for spiritual development and discipleship. Visit facebook.com/ EmergeCCC for announcements, events and encouragement. Upcoming August events Group Link / August 29

Deaf Fellowship Children’s classes

Sundays / 10:45 AM - 12 PM / FLC 234 / Old Mill Campus / Sunday school provides a place for children to meet and learn about God. The program includes Bible stories, crafts, videos, verse memorization and snacks.

Sunday adult classes

Sundays / 10:45 AM - 12 AM / FLC 235 (new location) / Old Mill Campus / Bible study, stories in ASL, prayer, music,

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These groups focus on real questions seekers have. For information, contact Tim Perry / 330.3360 / timp@cccomaha.org.

Men and women’s Bible studies

Wednesdays / 7 - 8 PM / FLC 236 / Old Mill Campus. Led by Ed Emery, using the Explore the Bible curriculum by LifeWay. For information, contact Mary K Kimmons / mkkimmons@gmail.com

Community events

Deafellowship meets every third Sunday / 12:30 PM / Westroads Mall Food Court

Prayer Prayer room Elders and the prayer team are available every Sunday in WC 118 located just outside the Worship Center at the Old Mill Campus. Sundays / 8 AM / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus / focuses on morning worship services Sundays / 10:30 AM / Lobby / Sarpy Campus / focus on the Sarpy Campus Sundays / 5 PM / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus / focuses on missions, world events and the city Mondays / 9:30 AM / EC 178 / Old Mill Campus / Women’s prayer. For information, contact Lottie Krogh / 345.4556. 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month / Prayer Shawl Ministry / 1 PM / EC 178 / Old Mill Campus. Knit as you pray for someone in need. For information, contact Beth Siemens / 339.4631. Wednesdays / 6:30 PM / WC 118 / Old Mill Campus / focuses on CCC and missions Fridays / 7 AM / Worship Center / Old Mill Campus / focuses on the spiritual vitality of CCC.

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Groups Boomers and seniors New Community Groups

New Community Groups help make healthy disciples for Jesus through strong biblical teaching, loving care and dedicated prayer. 7:45 AM / Old Mill Campus Dayspring / FLC 141 Dayspring is a cross-generational class that welcomes singles and couples for challenging teaching, ministry projects, missionary support and outstanding care groups. 9 AM / Old Mill Campus Homebuilders / FLC 147 Join Homebuilders for great times of fellowship, prayer and emphasis on missions and learning the Word together. Thankful Hearts / FLC 132 This cross-generational group of people age 40 and up focuses on Bible study, friendship, life application and growing in relationship with Jesus Christ. You’ll find a light-hearted class format, excellent teaching and a friendly atmosphere. 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus Ambassadors / FLC 132 These caring and praying seniors focus on strong biblical teaching with love for Christ, missionaries and this country. Ecclesia / FLC 135 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. SALT (Spiritually Advancing Linked Together) / FLC 141 Boomers and seniors are welcome for warm fellowship, prayer, the study of God’s Word and class socials. Sojourners / FLC 139 These praying seniors share love, joy and care while exploring God’s Word and upholding God’s call for global missions.

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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 / 553.5426 or Paul Gedden / 938.1574 / paulg@cccomaha.org.

Senior lunch and fellowship

This group for senior adults meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Old Mill Campus. Enjoy a delicious lunch ($5), devotional, great fellowship and fun playing games. The next lunch will be Tuesday, September 7 / 11:30 AM / FLC 130 / Old Mill Campus. RSVP by 12 PM the prior Friday to Betty Roberts / 933.9152 or Audrey Gollehon / 895.5495 or at the Senior Adults booth at the Old Mill campus.

worship in the Chapel / 6:30 - 7 PM. All groups below will meet at the Old Mill Campus. Childcare for infants through age 6 is available from 6:20 - 8:45 PM.

Restarting

Ongoing / This group will help you grow emotionally and spiritually, establish secure relationships and expand your capacity to experience joy. Workbook fee: $20 Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 PM with the group starting at 7 PM. Register online at cccomaha.org.

Freedom From Eating Disorders

Enjoy breakfast and encouragement at Summer Kitchen Restaurant and Bakery / 129th and Maple / Omaha. This group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 AM.

This group begins September 7 and focuses on healing from anorexia, binge eating, bulimia and overeating through Christ’s power. Participants are responsible for the cost of materials and will have about 30 minutes of homework each day outside of group. On the first night please bring a trusted family member or friend with you. Dr. Allison Phillips from the Methodist Women’s Center will be speaking on the effects of eating disorders from a gynecology perspective on September 7. Led by Kathleen Lacy.

Super Adults

Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Summer kitchen breakfast

This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at the Old Mill Campus. Coffee fellowship begins at 9:30 AM in the Atrium followed by lunch ($5) in the Gym. The next meeting will be August 17 with “God Moving in China – an Update on the Prince of Peace Conference from Ian Vickers & Roger Atwood”. RSVP to Margaret McIvor / 553.5426 or at the Senior Adults booth in the Atrium of the Old Mill Campus. For more information, contact Paul Gedden / 938.1574 / paulg@cccomaha.org

Women in missions

Learn about and pray for C&MA missionaries, fellowship and have fun along the way. For information, contact Moni Cutler / 426.5413.

Renewal

Groups on Tuesdays All those attending Tuesday evening groups are welcome to begin with

Survivors of Sexual Abuse, SoSA, works out of the book When Trust Is Lost by Dan Allender, PhD. Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 PM with the group starting at 7 PM. For information, contact Kathleen Holman / 402.312.9107 / 1mckat@ cox.net.

Self-injury support group

Ongoing / While often secretive in nature, self-injury knows no age limit and affects adolescents and adults alike. This support group is for both for those who struggle with self-injury and for family and friends. Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 PM with the group starting at 7 PM. For information, contact Wendy Bradley / 213.5817 / wendyleebradley@gmail.com.

Healing Shattered Hearts

Ongoing / This is a safe, supportive group for women dealing with fallout from being in relationship with a man who has struggled with a sexual

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Groups Renewal

Groups on Tuesdays (Cont.)

addiction. For information, contact Karen / kmbussy@gmail.com / 630.2872.

Men living fully alive

New day and room / Tuesdays / 7 – 9 PM / Room 135 / Old Mill Campus. This group for men who want to reclaim a fuller sense of who they are in relationship to themselves, others and their dreams. This supportive community will challenge patterns of the “male role” that deny your full humanity and assist you to think well of yourself, heal and move on. For information, contact Andrew Gilquist / 932.6107.

Love and respect

Ongoing / This class enables couples to bridge the divide between husband and wife by helping them learn to communicate in a manner that builds intimacy. Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 PM. For information, contact Bob & Sue Vanden Brink / vbsue@cox.net.

Resolve

Tuesdays / 7 PM and Fridays / Noon This groups offers next steps and an entry point for men striving for sexual purity. For information, contact Greg Gensler / ggensler@fnni.com.

Prism weight loss

Ongoing / The Prism weight loss program meets weekly for accountability and encouragement of a healthy lifestyle. A new six-week session will begin Tuesday, September 7. The program is open to men and women over the age of 18. If you are interested, please contact Mary Pendell / 402.289.5321 / mlpendell@hotmail.com or attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 24 / 7 PM / FLC 131. There is a fee for materials and pre-registration is required. Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 PM with the group starting at 7 PM.

Men of integrity I

Ongoing / Men of Integrity helps men address lust in a safe, supportive, grace-filled environment that promotes honesty with yourself, others and God. Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 PM; the group meets at 7 PM. For information, contact Jerry Busselman / 290.2289.

DivorceCare

Ongoing / 7 - 8:30 PM / Old Mill Campus / Separation and divorce can be the most painful and stressful experiences you’ll face. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding. This class is open and welcomes participants each week. Childcare is available. Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 PM. For information, contact Mary Lou Rodgers / marylrodgers@yahoo.com.

DivorceCare for kids

For kids ages 6-12, this group will focus on similar topics as DivorceCare, helping families heal together. Tuesdays / 7 – 8:30 PM. For information, contact Beth Schweitz / schweitzb@yahoo.com.

Depression and bi-polar support

Ongoing / 7 - 8:30 PM / Old Mill Campus / If you or someone you care about struggles with depression or bi-polar disorder, come find the hope, acceptance, education and support you need. Begin with optional worship in the Chapel at 6:30 PM. For information, contact Randy Hughell / 990.8012 / newhope.dbsa@gmail.com.

send them to info@GodlyJobSearch. com. Visit GodlyJobSearch.com, or connect on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Renewal

weekly groups 12 Steps

Sundays / 10:30 AM - Noon / Counseling Office / Old Mill Campus / This is a 12 Step study using the curriculum from Celebrate Recovery. This group is a nine month commitment. Materials cost is $20 for all four books For information, contact Rebecca / 932.7963 harleyandrebeca@cox.net or Kathleen / 598.8214.

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 / 498.0404.

Restoration

First Monday of the month / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / Restoration provides 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 / 938.1570 / sueb@cccomaha.org.

Omaha career networking group

Ongoing / 7 - 8:30 PM / Old Mill Campus / If you are out of work or looking for quality candidates for a position, consider the Omaha Career Networking Group (OCNG). OCNG offers job hunting tips, 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,

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Electives Electives focus on specific topics for a defined period of time. These classes are a good springboard to learning more of what it means to be a RISKS disciple.

Old Mill Campus electives CCC 201 / RISKS

Sundays / 9 & 10:45 AM / five weeks / begins September 12 / This elective outlines the values and characteristics of a growing disciple and is a prerequisite for membership. Visit cccomaha.org to register.

Confidential Wealth Consultations

John Guthmann and Tom Denham are offering individual, confidential wealth consultations at no charge. John has experience as a trust officer and as a Registered Investment Advisor. Tom is a financial consultant with The Orizon Group. The consultations do not offer specific legal, tax or investment advice. For information and appointments contact John / 399.8058 / lifeskills101@ gmail.com or Tom / 330.7008 x 1203 / Tdenham@orizongroup.com.

Forming

Sundays / 10:45 AM / 12 weeks / begins September 12 / Using concepts from Dr. Dallas Willard, facilitators will share principles for engaging with God and the Bible in ways that transform your soul. Led by Wendell Nelson. Register online at cccomaha.org.

The Quest for Authentic Manhood

Fridays / 6:15 – 7:30 AM / beginning September 17 / FLC 145 / This elective focuses on the primary issues that shape a man’s life, explores the biblical concept of manhood and provides building blocks for any man to construct for himself a nobler, more fulfilling manhood. Sign up at cccomaha.org. For information, contact Doug Pederson / 402.490.8850 / dpedersen@hrsincorporated.com.

Spiritual Intersections

Sundays / 9 & 10:45 AM / six weeks / begins September 12 / Who are the friends and family you long to introduce to Jesus? Are you equipped to share the story of your relationship with Him? Discover ways to build relationships, develop good questions and Page 6

intentionally engage others in spiritual conversations. Led by Tim Perry.

Stewardship: Living a Life That Counts

Sundays / 10:45 AM / six weeks / begins September 12 / This elective is designed to provide encouragement and biblical insight on using all your resources — time, talents, gifts, and finances — for the glory of God. Led by Reid and Lisa Brown and Curt and Linda Hofer. Visit cccomaha.org to register.

Straightening the Twisted

Sundays / 9 AM / 12 weeks / begins September 12 / Straightening the Twisted: A Study of Ecclesiastes is an elective that will dig deep into this Old Testament book written by one who discovered that life satisfaction comes not from the good things in life but from the Giver of Life. Led by Marty Barnhart. Visit cccomaha.org to register.

Wealth Seminar

This free seminar conducted by John Guthmann will discuss: How much wealth do you have? How much is enough? What will ultimately happen to your wealth? Although comprehensive, this seminar does not offer specific legal, tax or investment advice. Sunday / September 19 / 1:00-4:00pm / FLC 130 / Registration is required. For information and registration, contact John / 399.8058 / lifeskills101@gmail.com

Sarpy Campus electives Marriage Built to Last – Living Intentionally & Loving Biblically

Sundays / 9 AM / begins September 12 / Everyone wants a healthy, loving marriage, but there are real issues that can stand in the way. This elective addresses expectations, communication, resolving conflict, sex and intimacy, and having a Christ centered marriage. Whether you’re newly married, remarried or wanting to improve your relationship, this elective provides biblical and practical teaching to live intentionally and love biblically. Register online at cccomaha.org.

Spiritual Intersections

Sundays / 9 AM / five weeks / begins October 24 / Who are the friends and family you long to introduce to Jesus? Are you equipped to share the story of your relationship with Him? Discover ways to build relationships, develop good questions and intentionally engage others in spiritual conversations. Led by Tim Perry at 10:45 AM.

Women’s Bible studies

These studies offer truth, support, encouragement and laughter to women of all ages and stages. Register online at cccomaha.org or stop by an Information Center at the Old Mill Campus. Childcare is available for Tuesday morning studies for children birth through kindergarten. Materials, placement for studies and childcare are guaranteed for registrations submitted and confirmed by 12 PM on August 16. A materials fee will be charged for class resources. For information, contact Willyne Dickey / 402 330.3256 / willyne@ cox.net. For scholarship opportunities, contact Lisa Brown / 402.938.1572 / lisab@ cccomaha.org.

Beth Moore: Jesus the One and Only

Mondays / 11 weeks / starting August 23 / 6 – 8 PM / Old Mill Campus He is Jesus the One and Only. He is transcendent over all else. To know Him is to love Him. To love Him is to long for Him. To long for Him is to finally reach your hands into the one true thing you can never get enough of: Jesus. Homework required: 5 days, 30 minutes per day / materials fee: $16 / Led by Martha Pinto. Register online at cccomaha.org.

Amazing Collection

Tuesdays / 13 weeks / starting August 31 / 9:15-11 AM / Old Mill Campus This video series presents a dynamic, sequential overview of each book of the Bible. This semester will look at Genesis through II Kings. The quick read option is 20 minutes per day / materials fee: $22 / Led by Sherry Martin. Register online at cccomaha.org.

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Electives Women’s Bible studies cont. God is Able

Tuesdays / 12 weeks / starting August 31 / 9:30-11:00 / Old Mill Campus When life becomes more than you think you can handle, don’t quit and don’t believe the lies you may be entertaining. Instead, ask yourself, “Is God able?” You’ll be amazed at the change as you continue to follow after God and apply His Word to your daily life. By examining a small passage of scripture each week, you’ll learn to hear from God. Materials fee: $5 / Led by Sandy Carroll. Register online at cccomaha.org.

Life Issues

Tuesdays / 12 weeks / starting August 31 / 9:30-11 AM / Old Mill Campus Can you know God’s will when everything seems muddy? How do you deal with anger, anxiety, selfishness and regrets? What does the Bible say about suffering, money, sex, self worth and stress? Applying truths from this topical Bible study will help you honor God in the midst of struggles. Preparation time: 45 minutes per week / materials fee: $5 / Led by Kathy Johnston. Register online at cccomaha.org.

Making Space for God in Your

Day

Tuesdays / 8 weeks / starting August 31 / 9:30-11:00 / Old Mill Campus This study focuses on exploring new ways of deepening your relationship with God in order to experience Him throughout your day at a heart level. Participants will be challenged to develop this inner life through the use of the arts, the Word and various authors. Class time will include small group participation and time for individual reflection. Materials fee: $5 / Led by Angela Johnson, Eileen Lundy and Diane Murphy. Register online at cccomaha.org.

One in a Million

Tuesdays / 7 weeks / starting August 31 / 9:30-11 AM / Old Mill Campus Join Priscilla Shirer on an exploration of the Israelites’ journey through the wilderness in this video study, One in a Million. Participants are encouraged to fully engage in the abundant life God has waiting for those who will allow Him to take the lead in daily living. This is an opportunity for you to experience deliverance from strongholds, to conquer wilderness living and to claim your God-given inheritance. Homework: 20 min per day / materials fee $14 / Led by Linda Bishop a n d Melanie Newhouse. Register o n l i n e

at cccomaha.org.

Do You Think I’m Beautiful?

Tuesdays / 7 weeks / starting October 12, following One in a Million / 9:30-11 AM / Old Mill Campus This video-based study taught by Angela Thomas will help you close the gap between the life that you have and the life you long for. In Do You Think I’m Beautiful? Thomas invites you to awaken your passion, glimpse your deepest desires, voice your longing to be loved with an ultimate love and fall into the embrace of the One who asks you to dance. Children must be registered for Childcare by August 16 / materials fee: $14 / led by Lisa Brown. Register online at cccomaha.org.

Secrets of the Christian Life

Tuesdays / 8 weeks / starting August 31 / 9:30-11:00 / Old Mill Campus How does a Christian live the Christian life? By working hard at it? By an act of total surrender to God? By “letting go and letting God”? Learn what the Bible really has to say about living with the resurrection power of Jesus and how it can dramatically change the everyday life of a believer. Homework is two hours per week / materials fee: $9 / Led by Christy Currie. Register online at cccomaha.org.

Gathering series begins today

Gathering is the opportunity to ask the tough questions about God, Christianity and your place in the universe. Lunch is $5 and free for college-age attenders. Sundays / 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus

Maybe: I Could be a Christian if...

Gathering takes a look at three key stumbling blocks that people who are investigating Christianity often encounter in their search for faith. The series wraps up with a special musician forum and open Q&A with professional violinist Roddy Chong. Today / If there were more than one way to God Gathering grapples with an issue that non-Christians bring up when discussing God and Christianity: Why do Christians claim there is only one way to God? Isn’t it arrogant to claim that Christians are right and all other religions are wrong? Join Gathering and compare Christianity with other world religions. August 29 / If Jesus could heal my pain Gathering takes a compassionate look at the impact unresolved emotional pain can have in our lives. Where is God in the midst of eating disorders, self-harming behaviors, substance addiction and divorce? Join Pastor of Spiritual Formation Wendell Nelson and a panel of guest speakers for a discussion about healing and hope. September 5 / If I could hear the music Gathering welcomes Roddy Chong, the gifted violinist who has performed with renowned musical artists including Jars of Clay, Shania Twain, Celine Dion and the Trans Siberian Orchestra. This special musical forum welcomes musicians and music aficionados of all ages and talents for a motivational open question and answer session. Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact / cccomaha.org

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Missions

Prayer for Missions

Graham & Carrie Frank (South Asia)

Norman & Vickie Sutton (Guatemala): “Please continue to pray for Vickie as she recovers from surgery this past week.”

It was gone. Never to be seen again. The bummer of the deal is that moments earlier we had put Priya’s right cochlear implant in the camera bag after it had run out of battery to keep it safe. Parenting lesson #2,341…Keep the implants on the child. We’ve gone through the lengthy process of submitting all the paper work to get a new one and it’s in the mail on the way.

NEW Short-Term Missions: Pray for the CCC team that will be leaving for Mali on August 29. This team will take the Gospel into remote parts of Mali by inoculating cattle, sheep and goats to show the love of Christ.

Missions news

'We were sitting in a Thai food court and worked our way through the frustration of ordering food by pointing to the pictures on the sign. Finally, we were able eat a nice Thai lunch. We sat in the AC for a few minutes and then started the process of packing up. Then I heard Carrie ask, “where is the camera?”….”where is the camera?” …”Oh No.”

Through all this we’re faced with a big challenge. Priya will be without her implant for several weeks and typically the auditory nerve will atrophy (like a muscle) over that time with no sound (or stimulation). If the atrophy is bad enough, the implant will have to be reprogrammed to make the sound less intense for Priya upon the reintroduction of sound. This would mean a trip to Delhi to meet with an audiologist to reprogram the implant and subsequent meetings to get her back to her current state. Please pray for Priya’s auditory nerve to resist atrophy. Please pray that she will be able to accept the reintroduction of the sound without reprogramming the implant. This is a huge need for us and has a major impact on our life and emotional status. We are thankful to be walking through all of this with you as shareholders. Thanks for all your prayers.”

Dusty & Julia Reynolds (Mali)

“The second shift of Sababu workers have been hired and they start their training today. All workers are cross-trained so they are fully qualified to run all the machines in the factory by the time their training is complete. This also allows for the managers to see where they really excel and make sure that they are put into the right positions. “

Short-term missions opportunities Mali / December 3 - 12 / Attention nurses: This team will work with Dusty & Julia Reynolds in the Sababu Manufacturing business to provide special benefits and services to their employees. The team will consist of one doctor, three to four nurses and three to four business mentors. These medical professionals will provide medical services to the employees and their immediate families, about 100 to 150 people of all ages. Services will include items such as physicals, vaccinations, blood sugar tests, health education and creating medical records for patients. If you are interested in joining this team, contact Craig Walter / craigw@cccomaha.org / 938.1575. Peru / January 8 - 15 / children’s workers This team of eight people, led by Pastor Steve Walters, will work at the Peru Field Forum. The Peru mission field is led by CCC missionaries Allen & Amy George. While Steve is preaching to the missionaries on the field a team from CCC will minister to approximately 24 children over the course of five days. If you are interested in joining this team, contact Craig Walter / craigw@cccomaha.org / 938.1575. Zambia / January 15 - 29 / construction workers CCC is making individuals aware of an opportunity to travel with a team from the Omaha area to Zambia, Africa January 15 - 29. This trip will focus on the building of a new orphanage, including the construction of homes for children and missionaries, as well as the dining hall. New Day Orphanage was started in 2009 on land donated by several Zambian villages and construction is well under way. Persons experienced in any aspect of construction will be welcome. If you are interested in joining this team, contact Craig Walter / craigw@cccomaha.org / 938.1575. Page 8

Lisa Reynolds: Pray for Lisa as she will likely not be returning to Central Asia. Pray as she seeks to discern where God will have her serve next. Mark & Lori Kiser (serving refugees from Nepal): “Please pray that our ministry, the International Nepal Fellowship, will continue to receive the funds necessary to the life supporting needs of the people we serve in Nepal in this tight economy.“ Hospital in Mali: Pray for the doctors and nurses at the Koutalia Hospital in Mali. They are entering into Malaria season and will see an overload of patients and, unfortunately, death during the coming months. Pray for their physical and emotional strength through this time. Mike & Anneke Painter (Brazil): “Pray for the details to come together for our furlough planning for the summer of 2011.”

Priscilla Circle

Carey Schlieker will share how God is leading her in missions on Monday, August 23. Come for any or all of the evening beginning with prayer for missionaries at 5 PM, supper at 5:30 PM and hearing from Carey at 6:15 PM.

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Serving opportunities Old Mill Campus, Sarpy Campus and the city Old Mill Campus

the Information Center Team by taking guests to classrooms, helping them find elevators, restrooms, etc. while sharing about CCC and our ministries.    If you would like to join this team, contact Paula Hardin 402.445.2852 (h) / 402.659.8934 (c) / plhardin@cox.net  or Bonnie Borgum 402.938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org.

The CCC Medical Team is expanding it’s ministry to include Wednesday evenings. We are looking for EMT’s, paramedics RN’s, LPN’s, physicians and other people who work in the medical field or have medical training / background to be available on Wednesday evenings to provide medical care when needed. For further info please contact Steve Leighton @ 250-7005 or email to spleighton@yahoo. com.   Are you interesting in serving preschoolers and their moms? MOPS is looking for willing individuals to serve in their childcare program, know as MOPPETS. This can be a volunteer or paid position and can be two or four Fridays a month, September through May. For information, contact Jana Murphy / 402.943.9039 / janafayemurphy@gmail. com.

The CCC Communications Team is looking for a volunteer to help weekly with layout and print work. Knowledge of InDesign is required. For information, contact Jen Johnson / 938.1551 / jenj@ cccomaha.org.

Serve the single moms of CCC by creating a special night out at church, including a home cooked meal, music and guest speaker. Help is needed to cook and serve food. For information, contact Jennifer Burchfiel / 402.578.1104 / jennifer_graf@hotmail.com.

Working closely with Security, Operations, Greeters and other ministries, Traffic Volunteers ensure safety as well as provide information and directions for first-time guests. For information, contact Richard Pendell / 402.289.5321 (h) / 402.699.0379 (c) / rwpendell@hotmail.com or Bonnie Borgum / 402.938.1560 / bonnieb@ cccomaha.org   First impressions are often lasting impressions, which makes the ministry of the greeters very important. For information on the greeters, contact Michael and Karen Baumert 402.334. 7278 / baumerts@cox.net   or Bonnie Borgum 402.938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org.   As part of the Guest Services Team, the Connectors are highly relational people who help guests and attendees get connected at CCC.  They work alongside

Volunteers are needed to assist with childcare during Renewal Ministries and for the DivorceCare 4 Kids program Tuesday evenings. Contact Mike Goett / mikeg@cccomaha.org Volunteers are needed for cleaning, vacuuming and carpet shampooing at the Old Mill Campus. No experience necessary. For information, contact Larry Hovorka Jr / 402.938.1513 / larryh@ cccomaha.org.

Volunteers are needed for mowing and preparing the baseball fields at the Old Mill Campus. Experience using a riding mower is a plus. For information, contact Israel Cordero / 938.1582 / israelc@cccomaha.org. The technical ministry utilizes a wide range of talent to support CCC through audio, video, lighting and staging. For information, contact Micah Yost / 330.3360 / micahy@cccomaha.org.

Serve at the Sarpy Campus

Greeters are needed from 8:30 - 9 AM and from 10:10 - 10:45 AM. Anyone can be a greeter. All that is needed is a smile willingness to help a new family find their way around. If you can help, contact Julie Moessner / 402.938.1538 / juliem@ cccomaha.org. Volunteers are needed to bring supplies to Lewis & Clark Middle School weekly from the Old Mill Campus on the first Friday and/or third Friday of each month. If you can help, contact Julie Moessner / 402.938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org.

Serve in the city

Volunteers are needed for post Access clean up – tearing down the stage, putting away chairs, picking up trash – on a weekly basis at 12 PM on Sundays. For information, contact Larry Hovorka Jr / 402.938.1513 / larryh@cccomaha.org.

There is a place for you to serve students at Hope Center for Kids. Orientation and background check is required. For information, contact Alysia Coit / 341. 4673 x 1002 / alysia@HopeCenterforKids. org.

The CCC Security Team provides a safe and friendly campus for everyone to enjoy during the weekend services and many special events. No professional experience is needed, and training will be provided on the job. The minimum age is 18 years old. For information, contact Brad Gilbert / S.B.Gilbert@lowes. com / 505.2536 or Bonnie Borgum / bonnieb@cccomaha.org / 938.1560.

Invest in the lives of children with Compass Ministries through in the Kid’s Church ministry on Sunday afternoons / 3:30-5:30 PM. For information contact Stacie Unrau / 558.8646 / stacie@ compass.omhcoxmail.com.

The Friends ministry on Sunday is looking for another volunteer at the 9 AM hour twice a month to work with special needs kids. For informaiton, contact Kathy McKelvey / 938.1520 / kathym@cccomaha.org.

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AAA Center for Pregnancy Counseling has many volunteer opportunities: scheduling helpliners, patient advocates, RN’s, medical receptionists, parenting class teachers, boutique workers, cleaning crew and more. For information on applications and training, contact Joanne Bonifant / jbonifant@aaacpc. com.

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Announcements Old Mill & Sarpy Campus Submit items to the Hub

If you have items you’d like to submit to the Hub, email them to hub@cccomaha. org 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.

GroupLink

Every person needs to be connected in a Journey Group for community, support and a deeper relationship with God. Finding a group to join can be a challenge, so GroupLink is designed to help you find a group by providing 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, attend GroupLink Sunday, August 29 / 6 8 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus. Register online cccomaha.org. For information, contact Dave Irwin / davei@ cccomaha.org / 938.1562.

New members

The following were approved by the Governing Board as new members and individuals committed to being RISKS disciples: Christina Albers, Gloria Billingsley, David Bakke, Loralyn Bakke, Jen Bredehoft, Phil Bredehoft, Andrea Carlson, Kally Christiansen, Randy Christiansen, Melissa Davis, Krystin Gokey, Ellen Guderian, Lawrence Kohler Sr., Jon Leffel, Lorraine Leffel, Diane Osterberg, Jim Ryan, Tracy Stokes, Joshua Vang, Koob Vang, Jeannette Wright and Amy Ziegenbein.

City-wide prayer event

Embrace the Heartland in Prayer invites you to join believers from around the city September 20 / 6 PM / CityCounty Building to pray for city and county officials. There will be a unique opportunity to pray in the Legislative Chambers at the City-County Building for many of these officials. John Ewing, Douglas County Treasurer, will lead the meeting. Several other ministry leaders and pastors from the city will lead the prayer times.

August 19 / 6:30-8:30 PM / Choir room / Old Mill Campus. Contact Margie Alford for more details / margiea@cccomaha. org.

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

$301,959 $291,530 $10,429

AAA Center for Pregnancy Counseling is in need of a part-time staff RN and a part-time staff nurse/sonographer (or ultrasound technician). Compensation and scheduling for these two positions is negotiable. For information, contact Barb Malek, Administrative Director / bmalek@aaacpc.com.

YTD 2010* YTD 2009 same period Above/(below) 2009

$2,605,848 $2,518,726 $87,122

Stephen Ministry

YTD thru July 2010* YTD thru July 2009 Above/(below) 2009

RN and nurse/sonographer

Are you going through an emotionally or spiritually tough time, struggling with a crisis or feeling depressed? Consider a Stephen Minister. A Stephen Minister is a CCC member who is trained to listen, care, encourage, pray and walk alongside you during difficult times. It’s confidential, free, and very helpful. Contact a Stephen Ministry Leader: Paul Gedden / paulg@cccomaha.org / 402.938.1574, Ron Compas / rcompas@tconl.com / 402.709.3877, Mary Mladovich / mmladovich@cox.net / 402.553.3426 or Lorraine Street / lstreet245@gmail.com / 402.964.0841.

Worship set lists

The worship set lists from each venue are posted weekly at music.cccomaha.org. This is a great resource for those who found meaning in a song during worship and want to find the song details.

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

$462,330 $445,235 $17,095 $2,581,386 $2,754,550 ($173,163)

General Fund through July 2010 Giving $2,452,343 Expenses $2,581,386 Excess/(deficit) ($129,043) Great Commission Received YTD 2010* Received YTD 2009 Above/(below) 2009

$494,600 $444,239 $50,361

*Year-to-date (YTD) information is updated weekly; monthly information is updated first week of each month. Attendance August 8 Old Mill Campus: 2,814 Sarpy Campus: 208 Total Attendance: 3,022

Connect online

Follow @cccomaha on Twitter, like cccomaha on Facebook (facebook. com/cccomaha) or find CCC on YouTube and Vimeo. Visit cccomaha.org for videos, podcasts, mp3’s and ministry blogs.

Connections Choir

Join the Connections worship team on August 22. Rehearsal will be Thursday, Page 10

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CCC Sarpy Marriage Built to Last – Living Intentionally & Loving Biblically

Sundays / 9 AM / Media Center / begins September 12 / This elective addresses expectations, communication, resolving conflict, sex and intimacy, and having a Christ centered marriage. It provides biblical and practical teaching to live intentionally and love biblically. Register online at cccomaha.org.

Spiritual Intersections

Sundays / 9 AM / Media Center / five weeks / begins October 24 / Discover ways to build relationships, develop good questions and intentionally engage others in spiritual conversations. Led by Tim Perry at 10:45 AM.

Set up and tear down

After a wonderful summer break, the set up and tear down schedule is back. There are teams in place, but many hands make fast work for everyone. To join the set up team, contact Kevin Weir / 402.991.2250 / kmweir@cox.net.

Sarpy women’s book club

On September 2 / 7 PM the discussion of The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg will continue at Julie McClannan’s.  For more information call Julie / 291.8349.

Attention women

Be sure to stop by the Women’s Ministry table in the hallway for information and to sign up for upcoming women’s events this fall.

Kids Connect and students three-week break

In preparation for fall programming, there will be no Kids Connect for children in Kindergarten - Grade 5 and no student ministries activities August 1, 8 and 15. Classes will be held for children birth through Older Preschool every Sunday. Promotion Sunday is August 22. All ages will promote to their new division.

Serve at the Sarpy Campus

shaped as you dive into the Bible, pray and serve. Sign up at the Information table today. Groups will start meeting in September.

Men’s groups

Every other Friday / Sarpy Campus area / Topics vary each week. For information, contact Bo Butteenback / 403.4646 / nebestshooter@yahoo.com.

Prayer at Sarpy

Greeters are needed from 8:30 - 9 AM and from 10:10 - 10:45 AM. All that is needed is a smile willingness to help a new family find their way around. If you can help, contact Julie Moessner / 402.938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org.

Stop by the Information Center and pick up a prayer calendar.

Volunteers are needed to bring supplies to Lewis & Clark Middle School weekly from the Old Mill Campus on the first Friday and/or third Friday of each month. If you can help, contact Julie Moessner / 402.938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org.

Joy boxes

Support Sarpy county schools by donating to their school supply drive. Needed items include: backpacks, #2 pencils, colored pencils, markers, 24 count crayons, bottled and stick glue, loose leaf paper, spiral notebooks, pens (red, black and blue) rulers, highlighters, erasers and folders.

Journey Groups

Don’t go it alone. Join a Journey Group and get connected with others on the journey. Experience discipleship and be

Sunday AM / Meet in the lobby at 8:30 and10:30 AM Sundays to pray for CCC Sarpy. You will find joy boxes at the Information Center. Please place your offering there as you leave today.

Stay connected

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

Sarpy campus pastor Steve Walters / 330.3360 x 428

Steve Walters’ blog

Stay up to date with the latest Sarpy news and what Steve is hearing from God at cccomaha.org/multisite.

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.

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 / timp@cccomaha.org.

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

How do I participate? Participate during services at both campuses or set up eTithiing 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 donig@cccomaha.org / 938.1512 to receive preprinted envelopes. eTithing registration is also available at cccomaha.org.

eTithing

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Double your impact Congregational affirmation

After much prayer and planning, the Governing Board of Elders, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, has proposed a path for our future. God has led us to the phrase ‘Double Your Impact,’ calling us to reach the lost, make disciples and support His global movement in ever increasing measure. We are convinced that He will provide for the future of this church.

Double Your Impact

Maximizing Campus Impact with campus improvements at the Old Mill Campus Multiplying City Impact by launching sites in multiple locations in the Omaha metro and supporting initiatives to bring the mercy and justice of Christ to our city Magnifying Global Impact through the support of our partnerships in Mali, China and the C&MA, including training of pastors and support for children worldwide

This fall CCC will launch a spiritual journey, designed for every individual in every age and stage of life to gain an understanding of the vision of the broader Church and CCC in particular. This will be the catalyst to kick off the process to raise the $9.5 million that will make the vision a reality. On 10.10.10 (October 10) we will hold a ‘Celebration Sunday’ inviting the congregation to join the leadership in making a three year pledge toward the goal. This vision was brought to the congregation at the Annual Meetings in 2009 and 2010 and affirmed by the vote to move forward. Additional details were presented at the leadership dinner in May 2010. Thirteen more listening meetings were held in the fall of 2009 to facilitate input from the congregation. Our vision has been met with an avalanche of enthusiasm. As time goes by, each facet of the vision crystallizes. During all six worship services on August 22, the membership of CCC will have an opportunity to affirm their support with a vote to spend resources related to this vision. The dream is that every member will be in attendance and take this opportunity to put their enthusiastic support behind the vision. This official motion, as required by our bylaws, is presented with 100% affirmation from the Board, Management Team and Stewardship Team. The motion follows: “We affirm the Double Your Impact vision of Christ Community Church. We empower the Governing Board of Elders to allocate the resources raised by the campaign, up to $9.5 million, toward the objectives of the Double Your Impact vision.” Three opportunities are scheduled prior to the vote to accommodate any discussion and questions about the motion. The Board is making these meetings available, trusting that it will not be necessary for discussion from the floor on Sunday morning. The hope and prayer is that the morning’s focus will be an expression of worship and an affirmation of God’s leading with lesser emphasis on the business exercise. The meetings are scheduled as: Sunday, August 15 / Sarpy Campus / 12:30 PM Sunday, August 15 / Old Mill Campus / 6 PM Wednesday, August 18 / Old Mill Campus / 7 PM One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty.” –Psalm 145:4-5

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Mark Ashton’s Blog The following is taken from Lead Pastor Mark Ashton’s blog. To read more of Mark’s blog posts, visit cccomaha.org/blogs/markashton.

Reveal Results Hey Everybody-

A BIG thanks to everyone who took the REVEAL survey in June. The results came in last week, and we wanted to share the most important details with you. Of 140 pages of data, we have summarized the most important things that are measured to share with you. When you fill out these surveys, the results are taken seriously and your opinion matters! You can see the statistical summary of the past three years below, with some explanations on measurement below. Reveal Results Summary / 2008-2010 Measurement 2008 2009 2010 #1 Total Score #2Lead Pastor Effectiveness

67

71

78

n/a

73

78 5.1

#3 Preaching Effectiveness

n/a

5.03

#4 Percentage “Stalled”

25%

12%

10%

18%

#5 Percentage “Dissastisfied”

28%

22%

#6 Percentage “Leaving”

18%

13%

11%

24%

25%

25%

4.2

4.3

4.7

#7 Spiritual Conversations #8 Bible In Depth

#9 Satisfied – Sunday Svcs.

55%

63%

71%

Satisfied – Journey Grp.

48%

56%

62%

Satisfied – Serving @ Church

56%

47%

53%

38%

41%

52%

n/a

46%

54%

Satisfied – Serve outside church #10 Church Role in Spiritual Growth

*1 – This is the ultimate measurement of overall church health. It is a conglomeration of all of the scores on the survey. A score of 67 put us in the 45th percentile of all of the thousands of churches surveyed. 71 put us in the 54th percentile. 78 places us currently in the 80th percentile. *2 – The measure of satisfaction in the Lead pastor reflects those who indicated that they were “Very Satisfied” or “Extremely Satisfied.” (Others might mark Satisfied, Somewhat Satisfied, Somewhat Dissatisfied or Dissatisfied.) *3 – This measure reflects an average of four key measures of preaching effectiveness. A 4 = Satisfied, 5 = Very Satisfied and 6 = Extremely Satisfied. *4 – Those who are “Stalled” consider themselves to be personally spiritually stalled. They may or may not be dissatisfied with the church. *5 – Those who are “Dissatisfied” are dissatisfied with the role of the church in their spiritual journey. It includes those who are “Dissastisfied”, “Somewhat Dissatisfied” and “Somewhat Satisfied.” They may or may not be stalled. *6 – This measure reflects those who are “Definitely,” “Probably” or “Unsure” if they are leaving the church. Their reasons range from being dissatisfied with the church to moving out of town. *7 – This measure is perhaps the most disappointing to the leadership of the church. Only one in four people at CCC have a spiritual conversation with a non-Christian six or more times per year. *8 – This indicates overall satisfaction that the Bible is taught in depth. Once again, “Satisfied” = 4, “Very Satisfied” = 5, “Extremely Satisfied” = 6. *9-10 – Each of these is the percentage of people who are “Very Satisfied” or “Extremely Satisfied”. Beyond these “most important measures’,”leadership teams look at any other qualitative factors that have notable progress or decline. In this year’s survey there was notable growth in the spiritual disciplines of solitude and stewardship. There was not notable decline in any area. Thanks again to those who took the survey! Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact / cccomaha.org

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Old Mill construction TD Ameritrade, an online brokerage firm, is constructing a 12 story headquarters as part of its new corporate campus in the Old Mill business park. This is will consolidate their workforce, and the decision to locate the headquarters in Old Mill is a boost for the area. The site work has started with completion planned for 2011. Early construction includes utility work that will periodically affect traffic flow in and out of the CCC campus. Look for information in the Hub, at cccomaha.org and through social media to keep up to date. New traffic patterns will be posted and traffic control will be in place. You can help by parking away from the Old Mill Campus lots in the HP or Gallup lots and by allowing sufficient margin for timely arrival. Direct questions to Leslie Feeney at 938.1584 / leslief@cccomaha.org Please exit the parking lot today as shown below.

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