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Week of May 10, 2009

Current series Counterfeit worst The best lies are 99% true.

Lead Pastor Mark Ashton examines the influences in culture that distort the truth.

Next message series

God Made You for This Part 2: Transmitting God’s Life Through Your Life Bring a Bible and a notebook for this study on II Timothy.

Old Mill calendar 2

Guest information 2

Week 3 Mohammed Week 4 Buddha

Kids Connect 2

Students / Old Mill 2

Business information 2

Old Mill Campus Begins May 17 Sarpy Campus Begins May 24

Zoe Howard - Relies on God

Two years ago, Zoe Howard gave her life to Christ during Easter services at CCC. Before that, her life had been filled with the burdens she carried: shame, bitterness from divorce, miscarriages and broken relationships. She says, “I was so overwhelmed that there were times I would ask God to just take me. I didn’t want to live any more.” That Sunday Zoe understood her need for God. “Jesus Christ restored my life…and, one by one, He has restored broken relationships in my life.” Now Zoe sees God working through her words and actions and rejoices in what He’s done for her.

Gathering

Contents

Old Mill Campus Week 4 Sarpy Campus Week 3

Gathering will not meet today and will resume May 31 for a six-week series discussing evil and suffering vs. love and redemption.

Announcements 3

Help wanted 4

Encore boomers & senior adults 4

CCC Sarpy 5

Christian & Missionary Alliance news 6 Short term missions 6 Groups, equipping & instruction 7

Renewal 8

Friends ministry 9

Baptism 9

Prayer gatherings 9

Kingdom investment 9 Summer Sunday Electives 9

Gathering is a comfortable forum where questions and discussions about spirituality are valued and encouraged. Enjoy a great lunch, coffeehouse-style music, relevant teaching and lively discussion about a variety of topics. Gathering welcomes all worldview perspectives and encourages attenders to participate in an open question and answer session in a safe, non-judgmental environment. This is the opportunity to ask the tough questions about God, Christianity and your place in the universe. For information, visit relevantgathering.com.

Great Commission Sunday 2009

“Jesus Only” has been the foundation of The Christian and Missionary Alliance for more than 120 years and is the focus for the 2009 General Council. Lead Pastor Mark Ashton, along with CCC leadership representatives, will join the Alliance family from around the world at council in Louisville, KY May 26-31. On Sunday, May 17, a special Great Commission Fund offering will be received and sent with CCC leadership to the General Council. This offering, in support of Alliance Great Commission Ministries, represents a celebration of what God is accomplishing through his followers. Plan to participate generously in support of international workers who take the message of Jesus around the world. Label your contribution as “Council Offering” or place it in the special envelopes available today and next Sunday. Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact / cccomaha.org

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Old Mill calendar Sunday, May 10

CCC 201 / 9 AM & 10:45 AM / FLC 230 Considering Christianity / 10:45 AM WC 118 B Celebrate Recovery Step Study / 3 PM WC 118 Premarital Counseling / 4 PM EC 188 Suite Sunday Evening Prayer / 5 PM / WC 118

Monday, May 11

Women’s Prayer / 9:30 AM / WC 118 B 35+ Singles Cooking Class / 6 PM EC 188 Suite

Tuesday, May 12

DivorceCare / 6:45 PM / FLC 143 Celebrate Recovery / 7 PM / EC 188 Boy Scouts / 7 PM / Various Prism Weight Loss / 7 PM / FLC 131

Wednesday, May 13

Junior High Mexico Training #3 / 6 PM Student Center Prayer Service / 6:30 PM / FLC 135

Thursday, May 14

Prayer Shawl Ministry / 1 PM / EC 178

Friday, May 15

Noble Men / 6:30 AM / FLC 141 Prayer Service / 7 AM / Worship Center Stamps Ministry / 8 AM / FLC 130 MOPS / 9 AM / various

Saturday, May 16

Oil Change Ministry / 9 AM / Annex

CCC / One church, one message, multiple worship venues All venues meet at 9 and/or 10:45 AM featuring a central message rooted in the life transforming reality of the Bible and supported by unique worship.

Traditions / 9 AM / Old Mill Worship Center

Timeless hymns and songs of the faith led by the choir and orchestra inspire reverence and awe.

Connections / 10:45 AM / Old Mill Worship Center

Richly layered worship in a familiar environment encourages multi-generational community, conversation and connection.

Access / 9 & 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus Gym

Led with originality, guitar and vocals evoke a reflective and powerful worship experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

CCC Sarpy / 9 & 10:45 AM / Lewis and Clark Middle School

Live worship and video message combine the strengths of a large church with the intimacy of a smaller congregation, making this venue a small church with big impact.

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 the Welcome Centers at the Old Mill Campus or the Information Table at the Sarpy Campus and grab a visitors 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 Christ Community Church. For more information, contact Julie Moessner at the Sarpy Campus / 938.1534 / juliem@cccomaha.org or Bonnie Borgum at the Old Mill Campus / 938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org.

Kids Connect

9 & 10:45 AM / activities and classes from birth through grade 5

Connect online

Catch up with CCC on Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and Twitter. Visit cccomaha.org for videos, podcasts, mp3’s and ministry blogs.

Business information Worship Service Attendance Old Mill Campus 2,755 Sarpy Campus 260

Receipts Disbursements

$1,416,234.66 $1,594,443.59

Students / Old Mill Campus Sixers / Grade 6

Herd Baptism / May 17 / 6 PM / High School / 9-12th Student Center Rushhour / Today / 9 AM / WOFOOF / June 6 / $45 / Student Center registration and $10 due May 31 Senior Trip / Estes Park / June 1- 4 Freshmen Blitz / June 27 / 7pm Junior High / 7-8th Student Center / $5 WIRED / Today / 10:45 AM / Urban Plunge / June 9-11 or Student Center 16-18 / $100 Mission Mexico Training #3 / Today / 6 PM / Student Center Freshmen Blitz / June 27 / 7 PM / $5 Today / 10:45 AM / FLC 141 Movin’ Up Party / June 3 / 6:30 PM / Gym / Cost $3

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College / 8:08

College Big Group / Resumes Thursday, May 14 / 8:08 PM / Student Center

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Announcements 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.

Elkhorn High Baccalaureate

The Baccalaureate service for Elkhorn High School will be held tonight at 7 PM in the Elkhorn High School auditorium. Please pray for the graduates and for the speaker of the service, Mr. Ron Brown from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Millard High Baccalourate

The Baccalaureate service for Millard High School graduates will be held Sunday, May 17 / 3 - 4 PM / Millard South Auditorium. Seniors need to arrive at 2:15 wearing their graduation gown (no cap or tassel). The worship time and service is led by the students of Millard with Mike McLaughlin, Director of Student Ministries at Westside Church, speaking.

Youth performance opportunity at the Omaha Community Playhouse

Youth ages 9-18 can become a part of the fall production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by participating in one of Omaha Community Playhouse’s summer camps: First Stage Theatre Academy, held June 29 – July 10 or July 6 – July 17, or Joseph Bootcamp, held July 20 – July 24. For information, contact Melanie Walters / 553.4890 ext. 131 or visit omahaplayhouse.org.

Young professionals journey group

Dan and Moni Cutler are leading a new Journey Group for young professionals 25-40 / 7 - 8:30 PM / Dan and Moni Cutler’s home, 3170 State Highway 133. For information, contact Dan Cutler / 426.5413 / danc@ccccorp.com. This group will initially meet every week for eight weeks.

Low impact exercise class

Participate in the new Low Impact Exercise Class for fellowship and a healthier lifestyle. All ages are welcome. Wednesday, May 20 / 10 - 11 AM / FLC 154 / Old Mill Campus / For information or to sign up, stop by the Senior Adults both in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus or call Maris Reed / 496.4769.

Backyard Bible Club

Backyard Bible Club is one of CCC’s summer ministries for children. It is similar to Vacation Bible School, but instead of meeting in the church building, it takes the Gospel right to your neighborhood. CCC helps with the curriculum and the funds to support your outreach effort. An orientation meeting, describing how to host and teach a club, will be held on Sunday, May 17. The deadline for registering to host and/or teach a club is May 17 as well. For information, contact Kathy McKelvey in the Children’s Ministry Office / 938.1520 / kathym@cccomaha.org. Information defining this ministry is also available at the Kids Connect booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus.

Biker Sunday / Old Mill Campus

Join Second Mile Riders, Warriors of Christ and Harvest Riders on Sunday, June 14, at the Old Mill Campus. There will be bikes on display in the atrium, a chance to talk with members of the Christian Motorcyclists Association about their ministry and a bike blessing. Those wishing to have their bike blessed should ride their bikes that day. For Sarpy Campus information see page 5.

Minor home repair

The Minor Home Repair Team provides home repair to senior adults and single parents. Applications for home repair are available at the Welcome Center of the Old Mill Campus, or contact Paul Gedden / 938.1574 or Bill Holt / 614.6461.

Step Out and Serve 2009

Step Out and Serve is a day area churches serve together to demonstrate love and good deeds in the city. Step Out and Serve will take place Sunday, August 16. Volunteer needs include project leaders, bus captains and data entry clerks. For information, contact Deb Beck / 938.1580 / debb@cccomaha.org.

Coed softball and volleyball

Volleyball begins May 18 and softball begins May 19. All games will be at the Old Mill Campus. Cost is $5 per player. For information, constact Tom Ehly / 670.7882 / tom75@cox for softball and Sonja Smith / 214.8512 / sonja.m.smith@hotmail.com for volleyball.

Marriage announcement

Sarah Schmidt and Seth McClintock were married on May 9.

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National Bible bee

To further God’s Kingdom through scripture memory and increased knowledge, students ages 7 - 18 can participate in a regional Bible Bee held at CCC on September 12. The registration deadline has been extended to May 15 and the national competition will be held November 5 - 6. For information, contact Kim Schmidt / 758.0673 or Natalie Conrad / 884.5577 or visit biblebee.org.

Household items for refugees

Refugees coming to Omaha have nothing. Help set up their apartments by donating furniture and household goods. They are especially in need of: bedroom and kitchen furniture, cookware, bikes and vacuums. Volunteers are also needed to clean apartments and drive refugees to doctor appointments. For information, contact Mark or Lori Kiser / 331.1890.

House parents needed

Release Ministries is looking for a married couple to serve as house parents in a faithbased home for teenage boys. House parents are expected to address spiritual needs, correct negative behavior, plan family activities and events, counsel/ advise and teach students to work through daily problems. The applicants should be excited about mentoring and working full-time to create a family environment for a culturally and psychologically diverse group of young men. Applicants must be 25 years or older and hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent. For information, contact Valerie / 455.808 / valerie@releaseministries.org.

Drink coffee, support IJM

This month, drinking coffee can literally change lives. During the month of May, Storyville Coffee is dedicating 100% of its revenue (including what you pay for shipping) to IJM – up to $1,000,000 – to stop slavery, human trafficking and other forms of violent oppression. For information, visit storyville.com

Oil Change Ministry

Oil changes for single moms and others experiencing financial difficulties are available Saturday, May 16 / 9-11 AM / in the Annex across from the canopy entrance.

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Help wanted

Old Mill Campus

The CCC Medic on Call Team is looking to add more volunteers to provide medical care on Sunday mornings. Physicians, RNs, LPNs, paramedics or EMT-Bs are needed. For information, contact Steve Leighton / spleighton@yahoo.com. The mission of CCC’s Traffic Ministry is to serve and protect drivers and pedestrians at weekend services and special events at the Old Mill Campus. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Bonnie Borgum / 938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org. The Welcome Center in the Atrium of the Old Mill Campus provides attenders with general information about CCC on Sundays. If you are interested joining the team, please contact Bonnie Borgum / 938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org. Individuals are needed for childcare during Renewal Ministries on Tuesday evenings from 6:45 to 8:45. If you interested in contributing once or twice a month, contact Sue Beed / 938.1570 / sueb@cccomaha.org or Barbie Christianson / 708.4125. Greeters are an important part of CCC providing a first impression for newcomers. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Bonnie Borgum / 938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org. Got a welcoming smile? The Usher Ministry is looking for new team members to serve once a month at the Connections service at 10:45 AM in the Worship Center. For information, contact Steve Yost / 938.1517 / stevey@cccomaha.org. Carolyn Thorson, C&MA missionary and CCC member, will be in Omaha on home assignment May 31- December 8 and will need a vehicle to use. If you have a car Carolyn can use, contact Nancy Painter / 592.0577 / nlpainter@cox.net.

Encore boomers & senior adults

New Community Groups help make healthy disciples for Jesus through connectedness, strong biblical teaching, loving care and dedicated prayer. Join a class and experience commitment beyond the Sunday experience.

7:45 AM / Old Mill Campus Dayspring / FLC 141-145

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

Looking for a weekly class with an emphasis on missions? Join Homebuilders for great times of fellowship, prayer and learning the Word together.

Thankful Hearts / FLC 132

These caring boomers study God’s Word, pray and play together. Visit thankfulhearts.net.

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 our country.

Ecclesia / FLC 135

These loving seniors are dedicated to the in-depth study of God’s Word and its relevance to their lives.

Living stones / EC 184

Sarpy Campus

The Sarpy Campus is looking for a couple with a vision and passion to minister to and serve men/women/couples at Offutt. For information, contact Julie Moessner / 938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org.

Serve in the city

Youth Emergency Services (YES) - YES is the only street based outreach program in Omaha that provides food, clothing and shelter to troubled kids. Volunteers and basic hygiene items are needed. For information, visit yesomaha.org. AAA Center for Pregnancy Counseling - Help women facing unplanned pregnancies by serving as an advocate or RN at the AAACPC. Complete training is provided. You can work at your own pace and set your own schedule: days or evenings. For information, contact Christina Amarasinghe / 390.9700 x 1002 / christina@aaacpc.com.

Boomers and Seniors help each other to become better disciples of Jesus Christ through Bible study, prayer and fellowship with an attitude of sharing, caring and reaching out to others.

SALT (Spiritually Advancing Linked Together) / Chapel

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. For information, contact Bob Livingston / 938.1518 / bobl@cccomaha.org or Paul Gedden / 938.1574 / paulg@cccomaha.org.

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CCC Sarpy

Meeting at Lewis and Clark Middle School, Bellevue Journey groups

Journey Groups at CCC are small groups of people going through life and pursuing spiritual growth together. 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. Journey Groups are formed continually; sign up today. Inquiries for becoming a Journey Group leader are always welcome. For information, contact Liz Friesen / 763.9355 / lizf@cccomaha.org.

Backyard Bible Clubs

Backyard Bible Club is one of CCC’s summer ministries for children. It is similar to Vacation Bible School, but instead of meeting in the church building, it takes the Gospel right to your neighborhood. CCC helps with the curriculum and the funds to support your outreach effort. If you would like to be a host, pick up a flyer from the Information Table and complete a Host Registration Handout. For information, contact Darla Bair / 884.4333 / darlab@cccomaha.org.

Block party trailer

An additional option to your Backyard Bible Club is the block party trailer. It’s filled with grills, food and games. At the end of your club, the Sarpy Campus will host a party for your Backyard Bible Club participants and other area friends and neighbors—just set the time and invite your neighborhood. If you’d like to be a part of the block party team, contact Darla Bair / 884.4333 / darlab@cccomaha.org.

Biker Sunday

Invite friends and neighbors to Biker, Blues and BBQ next Sunday. Second Mile Riders, Warriors of Christ and Harvest Riders will be at the Sarpy Campus for services, and there will be bikes on display, a chance to talk with members of the Christian Motorcyclists Association about their ministry, a live blues band and a BBQ.

Steve Walters’ blog

Stay connected

Men’s study group

Upcoming events at Sarpy Campus

Did you know that Campus Pastor Steve Walters has a blog? Stay up to date with the latest Sarpy news and what Steve is hearing from God at cccomaha.org/multisite. Study the book of James with other men from This is an group that meets every other Friday. Men can jump in at anytime. For information, contact Bo Buettenback / 310.5027 / nebestshooter@yahoo.com.

Sarpy women’s book club

May’s book club selection is Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. May 14 / 7 PM / Julie McClannan’s home, 1511 Sunshine Blvd, Bellevue. For information, contact Sarah Buettenback 359.0647.

Help wanted at CCC Sarpy

Biker Sunday is coming up on May 17. If you can help with this event, contact Julie Moessner / 938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org. Have a vision and passion to minister to and serve men/women/couples at Offutt? Contact Julie Moessner / 938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org.

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

• May 17 / Biker Sunday

Important information Sarpy campus pastor

Steve Walters / 330.3360 x 428

Student ministries CCC Sarpy

Sixers / 10:45 AM / Room 122 Junior High / 9 AM / Lobby High School / 9 am / Room115 Stampede Small Groups / 5:30 PM / Ramaeker’s House / 1006 Hardwood Dr / Papillion.

Joy boxes

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

Prayer at Sarpy

Prayer is highly valued at CCC. Stop by the Information Table and pick up a prayer calendar and other resources to help you pray specifically for the Sarpy Campus, Bellevue and the world. Sunday AM / Meet in the lobby at 10:30 AM Sundays to pray for CCC Sarpy. Led by Steve Moessner.

Congratulations to the 2009 graduates

Millard South High School / Molly Lighthart Papillion - La Vista South High School / Andrew Blair and Stephanie Weaver Plattsmouth High School / John Gardner and Zach Hall Creighton University / Gabe Harris, receiving his M.D.

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The Christian and Missionary Alliance

CCC is a part of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), an international denomination with missions at the forefront. The C&MA began in 1887 when Dr. Albert B. Simpson created the Evangelical Missionary Alliance, which focused on bringing the hope of Christ to the most neglected missionary fields, and the Christian Alliance, which helped people pursue the deeper Christian life. In 1897, the two groups merged as a parachurch organization, and in 1974 the C&MA reorganized as a denomination. Today, the C&MA supports 800 missionaries in 58 nations and partners with churches in 81 countries and territories.

2009 General Council

Join the Alliance family from around the world at The Kentucky International Convention Center in Lousiville, KY, May 26-31 for the 2009 General Council. For information, visit cmalliance.org/council.

C&MA midamerica district missionaries

Keep up with C&MA missionaries working around the world. Visit mdcma.org for monthly prayer requests.

Women In Missions

Learn about and pray for C&MA missionaries, fellowship and have fun along the way. For information, contact Jan Lush / 426.8667.

Stay up-to-date

For more details on the C&MA, sign up for newsletters and receive news on the C&MA world wide ministry, visit cmalliance.org.

Great commission fund

Unlike other organizations, the C&MA does not require its missionaries to raise their own support. Instead, missionaries and their ministries are financed through The Great Commission Fund (GCF). Attendees at C&MA churches and friends can give to this fund regularly, which enables missionaries to reach lost people for Christ, trains national leaders, provides medical help to needy patients and helps start new C&MA Churches in the US. CCC attendees can designate gifts to the GCF. For more details on the GCF, visit cmalliance.org.

Alliance news Ordinary people, extraordinary faith

By Peter Burgo, Alliance editor One of my favorite things to do is read missionary biographies. I am consistently amazed by what some have attempted— and accomplished—for the furtherance of Christ’s Kingdom. And having recently been given the responsibility to oversee the U.S. C&MA Archives, I have been blessed with unlimited access to one of the world’s richest legacies of pioneer missions.

Short term missions trips

Short term missions projects offer the opportunity to cross cultures engaging hearts and hands for Kingdom Impact. CCC has partnerships with missionaries serving all over the world and sends teams throughout the year. For information on specific trips or an application, contact Graham Frank / 938.1584 / grahamf@cccomaha.org.

Trips scheduled for 2009 - 2010 July 10 - 18 / China / Cost: $2,800 Contact Robert Murphy for more information at robertm@cccomaha.org.

Yesterday I unlocked the glass doors of the cabinet housing the personal Bible of C&MA pioneer missionary Dr. Robert H. Jaffray, who is widely credited with the establishment of C&MA work in China, Vietnam and Indonesia. In the margin next to Isaiah 33:15–16, Jaffray had penned the words, “feet, hands, heart, ears, eyes.” I tried to imagine what was going through his mind and heart as he scribbled these words. Was he preparing a lesson to disciple new converts? Working through the rigorous translation of Scripture into a native dialect? Or planning an arduous trek into the uncharted interior of cannibalistic New Guinea? My curiosity drove me to reread Let My People Go, a revealing biography of Jaffray written by A. W. Tozer in 1947. If you haven’t read it, you must. If you have, read it again!

July 13 - 17 / Bamako / Cost: $3,500 This team will hold human resources seminars for 12-20 Malian small business owners and make site visits to these business owners’ offices to see their operations and provide suggestions for improved business

However, I have a somewhat schizophrenic response to such biographies. In one sense, I delight in the sacrificial, gritty resolve that drove these men and women to attempt unfathomable things for Christ and His Kingdom. But in my more insecure moments, I wonder why God would choose to create some to be so extraordinary and others more . . . well . . . ordinary—like me. In this vulnerable state, I can always count on the enemy of my soul to point out my shortcomings and failures. Satan’s paralyzing plan aims to keep Christ’s transforming work in me under my radar, and His work through me sufficiently contained.

Oct 3-11 / El Salvador / Cost: $2,000 A youth outreach team will join CCC missionaries Lance & Karina Grush in Apopa El Salvador. The team will use their gifts to share the Love of Christ in schools and through extracurricular activities.

Does this happen to you? The very things meant to spur you to greater works end up becoming crushing monuments to your own inadequacy? Well, fellow saints, too much is at stake for us to wallow any longer. Completing the Great Commission will require the mobilization of every fully devoted disciple (Matt. 28:19), and Christ has equipped us for the task.

practices.

July 18 - 31 / Bamako / Cost: $3,000 This team would be based out of Bamako and would be renovating the ODES office building. Sept 14-18 / Koutiala, Mali / Cost: $3,300 This team will be formed to meet a specific medical need (surgery, OB/GYN, etc.) having a distinct focus based on the skills of a medical professional. Sept 14-18 / Koutiala, Mali / Cost: $3,300 This team will work with Bob Braafhart to help construct the last medical building on site.

Oct 19 - 23 / Bamako, Mali / Cost: $3.500 Working with missionary Gordon Roedding, this team will hold finance seminars and make site visits for 12-20 Malian small business owners. Jan 4 - 8, 2010 / Bamako / Cost: $3,500 This team will hold strategic management seminars for 12-20 Malian small business owners and make site visits to these business owners’ offices to see their operations and provide suggestions for improved business practices.

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Grow groups / equipping / instruction Journey groups

Journey Groups at CCC are small groups of people going through life and pursuing spiritual growth together. 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. Journey Groups are formed continually, sign up today.

Fridays / 6:30 – 7:30 AM / FLC 145 / Old Mill Campus / This new group led by Clark Osborn will use the book God Built by Steve Farrar that discusses how God shapes us into godly men. For information, contact Clark / 968.4006.

Men’s Bible study group

For information, contact Bonnie Borgum at the Old Mill Campus / 938.1560 / bonnieb@ cccomaha.org or Liz Friesen at the Sarpy Campus / 763.9355 / lizf@cccomaha.org.

Meeting the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 9 - 11 AM in FLC 135 at the Old Mill Campus. This group is open to all men available during the day. For information or to sign up, contact group leader Dave Hembrough / 933.8159.

Believer Basics

Women’s Bible studies

Sundays / 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus / WC 118B. A class for anyone wanting to grow their new faith in Jesus and learn the essential teachings of the Bible. For information, contact Tim Perry / 938.1505 / timp@cccomaha.org.

Considering Christianity

Sundays / 10:45 AM / Old Mill Campus / WC 118. Everyone has hard questions about faith, God and religion. Ask questions and find answers with others on the same spiritual journey. For information, contact Tim Perry / 938.1505 / timp@cccomaha.org.

Key journey group dates:

May 24 / Journey Group Sabbath begins for Sunday morning groups May 31 / Journey Group Sabbath begins for most off-site groups Aug 5 / Wednesday evening journey group leader kickoff / 6:30 - 9 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus Aug 23 / Fall Journey Groups launch

Men’s Bible studies

For information on Men’s Bible studies and other Men’s Ministries opportunities, contact Reid Brown / 938.1561 / reidb@cccomaha.org.

New men’s groups

Sundays / 6 - 7:30 PM / FLC 131 / Old Mill Campus / Led by Doug Meier, this group will have discussion around snapshots of Genesis. For information, contact Doug / 980.5826. Tuesdays / 4:30 – 5:30 PM / meets at Borders, 72nd and Dodge / Led by John Hunsberger, this study will discuss 1 and 2 Timothy. For information, contact John / 517.0040.

Registration continues for the summer session. Register online at cccomaha.org, contact Willyne Dickey / 330.3256 / willyne@ cox.net or stop by a Welcome Center at the Old Mill Campus. Free childcare is available only to single mothers during the Tuesday evening study. Childcare is for children birth through grade 5; space is limited. Childcare is not available for other studies.

Tuesdays, beginning June 9 / 6:30-8:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus. / Discerning the Voice of God / video teacher: Priscilla Shirer, facilitated by Lisa Brown / 6 weeks. This Bible study is designed to help participants know the voice of God: His language, character and tone of voice. By growing closer to God through His Word, participants will be able to discern God’s voice from the voice of strangers. Homework is 20 minutes per day. Free childcare is available only to single mothers during the Tuesday evening study. Thursdays, beginning June 4 / 7:00-8:30 PM / held in Arlene’s home, 9904 Taylor Street, Omaha. / Blueprint for the Victorious Soul: the God Who Answers with Fire / taught by Arlene Christofferson / 12 weeks. Do you wish to experience victory in your prayer life? Learn the secrets of Elijah as he prayed down fire from heaven and discover key principles of prayer from the stations of the Old Testament Tabernacle. No homework is required.

Sundays, ongoing / 9 - 10:15 AM / FLC 233 Old Mill Campus. Living Water for Women / led by Shelly Rodriguez. Begin your week by joining with other women to be refreshed and encouraged through fellowship and the study of God’s Word. If you would like to increase the joy, faith and hope in your life while developing new friendships, this is the place for you. Mondays, beginning June 1 / 6 – 7 PM / EC 178 / Old Mill Campus. In the Dust of the Rabbi / video teacher Ray Vander Laan, facilitated by Martha Pinto / 5 weeks. Discover how Jesus taught, as you walk with teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan through the breathtaking terrain of Israel and Turkey and explore what it really means to be a disciple. No homework is required. Tuesdays, beginning June 2 / 10 - 11:30 AM / held in Arlene’s home, 9904 Taylor Street, Omaha. / Blueprint for the Victorious Soul: the God Who Answers with Fire / taught by Arlene Christofferson / 12 weeks. Do you wish to experience victory in your prayer life? Learn the secrets of Elijah as he prayed down fire from heaven and discover key principles of prayer from the stations of the Old Testament Tabernacle. No homework is required.

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Renewal removing barriers to growth Restoration

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. Meets on the first Monday of the month / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / WC 118. For information, contact Sue Beed / 938.1570 / sueb@cccomaha.org.

Men living fully alive

Men deal with many things that sabotage relationships. This group will facilitate growth in freedom, wholeness and interpersonal skills, so men can develop life-giving relationships with their children, spouses, neighbors and coworkers. For information, contact Andrew Gilquist / 932.6107 / Thursdays / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / EC 178

Groups on Tuesdays

GriefShare

Counseling ministries

Father heart

Spouses of men of integrity

GriefShare is a seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close and is designed to help you successfully travel the journey from mourning to joy. Each session includes a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. The next session will begin in September. For information, conatct Rich and Ruthie Boettcher / richandruthb@windstream.net. A ministry that 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.

A Support Group for Spouses of Men of Integrity / 6 PM / Old Mill Campus (Meet at the Information Booth). For information, contact Karen Busselman / 630.2872 / karenb@cccomaha.org.

Celebrate Recovery step study

Sundays / 3-5:30 PM / Old Mill Campus / WC118

DivorceCare 4 Kids

All those attending Tuesday evening groups are welcome to begin with worship in the Chapel from 6:45 - 7:05 PM and end with fellowship at the Solid Ground Café in the Atrium until 9:15 PM.

For kids ages 6-12, this group will focus on similar topics as DivorceCare, allowing families to heal together. Tuesdays / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / FLC 139 / Contact: Mary Lou Rodgers / marylrodgers@yahoo.com or schweitzb@yahoo.com

Celebrate Recovery

Depression and bipolar support alliance

A biblical and balanced approach to experiencing God’s healing power and freedom from hurts, habits and hang-ups. Meets weekly / Tuesdays / 6:45 PM / Old Mill Campus / Chapel / contact: Barbie Christianson / Barbara_Christianson@ irco.com

Christ Community Church offers counseling options for individuals dealing with difficult life situations. The counseling office, located on the Old Mill Campus, can also be of assistance in directing needs to recovery groups and referral options as needed. For information, contact Virg Ediger / 330.3360 / virgile@cccomaha.org.

If you or someone you care about struggles with depression or bipolar disorder, come find the hope, acceptance, education and support you need. Tuesdays / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / WC 118 B / Contact: Randy Hughell / 990.8012 / newhope.dbsa@gmail.com

Support group for parents, families and friends of someone with an eating disorder

This group will address the origin of the loved one’s struggle, who’s responsible for their loved one “getting” an eating disorder, for his or her “getting better,” and how to take care of yourselves, others and your relationship with God. Tuesdays / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / FLC 173 Contact: Donyce Brenneman, Ph.D., Co-Director for the Nebraska Chapter of the National Eating Disorder Association / 932.6500

Career networking support group

This group provides an environment

DivorceCare

Prism weight loss of networking and support for those Separation and divorce can be the Tuesdays / 7 PM / FLC 131 / Old Mill Campus pursuing new career opportunities. HR most painful and stressful experiences to 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. Tuesdays / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / FLC 141 Suite / Contact: Mary Lou Rodgers / marylrodgers@yahoo.com

/ For information, contact Mary and Richard Pendell / 289.5321 / mlpendell@hotmail.com.

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professionals and other leaders from CCC will provide insights in reaching career goals. Tuesday / 7:05 / Old Mill campus / Atrium. For information, contact Wendell Nelson / 938.1573 /wendelln@cccomaha.org.

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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 II 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 / timp@ cccomaha.org. How do I participate? Place checks or cash: • in the offering baskets during the morning worship services at the Old Mill Campus • in the Joy Boxes at the Sarpy Campus • in the secure giving box on the wall near the office entrance at the Old Mill Campus. An offering envelope is required to obtain a receipt for cash offerings. Contribution envelopes can be obtained at the Old Mill Campus from the Office Services Window, in the racks behind the seating in the Worship Center and at the tables in the back of Access. At the Sarpy Campus, they are located at the Information Table. Contact Doni Gregory at donig@ cccomaha.org to receive preprinted envelopes. eTithing registration is also available on the CCC website at cccomaha.org. Enroll online or contact Doni Gregory / donig@cccomaha.org / 938.1512.

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Summer Sunday Electives

This summer, CCC is offering four summer electives at the Old Mill Campus. Registration begins May 17 online at cccomaha.org or at the Ministry Connections booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus. Electives will not meet July 5. Fireproof: strengthening your marriage / June 7 – July 19 / FLC 141 / Old Mill campus / 9 AM / Led by Larry & Jo Beck, Reid & Lisa Brown, John & Donna Holmes and Brian & Jen Smith / curriculum fee: $7 Based on the movie Fireproof, this class examines the principles of a strong, God-centered marriage and the issues that get in the way. The six-week class will use video clips from the film, along with interactive and thought provoking discussion questions. Kingdom-driven discipleship: making disciples in the middle of the harvest field / June 7 – July 12 / EC 178 / Old Mill Campus / 10:45 AM / Led by Paul Schlieker / curriculum fee: $5. Kingdom-Driven Discipleship is a fiveweek introduction to making disciples in the places you live, work and play. This biblically based study identifies many of the challenges disciple-makers face as they seek to bring the Kingdom of God into their everyday world. Restarting / June 7 – August 30 / FLC 230 / Old Mill Campus / 9 AM / Led by Kay Osika and Wendell Nelson / curriculum fee: $20. This class will help you grow emotionally and spiritually, establish a secure attachment with God, return to joy after challenges and establish a foundation for healthy relationships. Healing the racial divide / June 7 - 21 / FLC 131 / Old Mill Campus / 10:45 AM / Led by Tim Perry and André Sims / Curriculum fee: $5. Is Sunday still the most segregated day of the week? A variety of media tools and Bible study will be used to answer this question and more. Engage in discussions on how misuse of power and social injustice promote ideas of separation and inequality in the city. Explore solutions and partnerships as ways to bring healing.

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Prayer gatherings

A prayer gathering or prayer cell is a group of people who gather together on a consistent basis with prayer as their primary purpose. Existing gatherings are listed below for the Old Mill Campus. See page 5 for the Sarpy Campus. Sunday / 8 AM / WC 118 / focuses on morning worship services Sunday / 5 PM / WC 118 / focuses on missions, world events and the city. 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month / Prayer Shawl Ministry / 1 PM / EC 178 / Knit as you pray for someone in need. For information contact Beth Siemens / 339.4631 Wednesdays / 6:30 PM / FLC 135 / focuses on CCC and missions Fridays / 7 AM / Worship Center / focuses on the spiritual vitality of CCC

Women’s prayer

Pray with other women for the needs of the church and each other. For information, contact Lottie Krogh / 345.4556.

Baptism If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you are ready to be baptized. The experience is a significant milestone and the process is designed to be simple and meaningful. Baptism celebrations take place on Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings and at special celebrations. Check cccomaha.org/baptism for details.

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 at the Old Mill Campus.

Friends Sunday mornings

Self-Contained Classroom / WC 106 Traditional Classroom / WC 106 Teen Class / 9 AM / EC 173 For information on Friends Sunday morning activities, contact Kathy McKelvey / 938.1520 / kathym@cccomaha.org.

Friends on Friday

First Friday of the month / 6-9 PM / Various. For information on Friends on Friday, contact Emily Schmad / 960.7800 / emilyschmad@hotmail.com.

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