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Week of June 21, 2009

Contents

Old Mill calendar 2

Current Message

Lead Pastor Mark Ashton examines the significance of communion and baptism today at the Old Mill Campus and next week at the Sarpy Campus.

Guest information 2

Kids Connect 2

Students / Old Mill 2

Business information 2

Upcoming Message Series

Kingdom Color Lead Pastor Mark Ashton begins a three-week series addressing God’s plan for reflecting the colorhued reality of His Kingdom, a Kingdom compelling followers of Christ to address the curse of racial division. Be prepared to take RISKS, reach a hand across racial barriers and radiantly reflect the many colors of the Kingdom. Old Mill Campus / Begins June 28. Sarpy Campus / Begins July 5

Baptism on the Green This annual outdoor celebration of baptism will be Sunday, June 28 at the Old Mill Campus. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner ($3/adults, $1/children) and enjoy live music beginning at 5 PM; the service begins at 6 PM. If you are ready to be baptized, pick up a baptism information form at the Welcome Centers at the Old Mill Campus or the Information Table at the Sarpy Campus and contact Sandy Carroll / 938.1540 / sandyc@cccomaha.org to schedule a 15 minute interview with an Elder.

Announcements 3

Help wanted 4

Encore boomers & senior adults 4

CCC Sarpy 5

Step Out 5

Christian & Missionary Alliance news 6

Missions 6

Groups, equipping & instruction 7 Summer Sunday electives 7

Kelly Leidenthal - Relies on God

Gathering 8 For five months, Kelley Leidenthal left her life in Omaha to follow God’s calling to Beijing, China. Kingdom investment 8 There, along with another friend, she taught English, worked in Grace Orphanage and did her best to share the love of Christ with those she met. Both her time Friends ministry 8 and China and her time back cause Kelley to rely on God for Prayer gatherings 8 her daily needs. “The last few weeks have been both joyous and trying. I felt like I walked straight off the runaway and Renewal 9 directly into the job market. In addition for my mad search for a suitable job, I have also been scouting the local apartment scene for a place to unpack. There were days during my job/ house hunt where I was really discouraged, but God is constantly teaching me. I’ve learned that God cares about me. He cares about the decisions I make. He cares about where I live and where I work. He wants what is best for me. And my trust in God has really paid off.

Gathering

Why does a loving God allow suffering and evil? Gathering continues at the Old Mill Campus with the series, Why would a loving God allow suffering and evil? Join the discussion on evil, the suffering it causes and what the Bible reveals about God’s plan to defeat it. Pick up a Gathering postcard and invite a friend. 12:30 PM / Old Mill Campus / Student Center / See page 8 for more details. Christ Community Church / Making disciples of Jesus for kingdom impact / cccomaha.org

Upcoming topics ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Today / Gathering will not meet June 28 / Is there hope? July 5 / Gathering will not meet July 12 / Understanding the resurrection of Jesus June 19 / Can I experience love without Christ?

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Old Mill calendar Sunday, June 21

Considering Christianity / 10:45 AM WC 118 Gathering / 12:30 PM / Student Center Celebrate Recovery Step Study / 3 PM / WC 118 Sunday Evening Prayer / 5 PM / WC 118

Monday, June 22

Women’s Prayer / 9:30 AM / WC 118 Priscilla Project Circle / 5 PM / FLC 130/132

Tuesday, June 23

Priscilla Project Circle / 9:30 AM / FLC 130/132 Prism / 7 PM / FLC 131 Celebrate Recovery / 7 PM / EC 188 Boy Scouts / 7 PM / Various

All venues feature 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

Wednesday, June 24

Low-impact Exercise Class / 10:30 AM / FLC 154 Prayer Service / 6:30 PM / FLC 135

Thursday, June 25

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

Men’s Step Study / 7 PM / FLC 135

Friday, June 26

Men’s Group / 6:30 AM / FLC 141 Prayer Service / 7 AM / Worship Center Stamps Ministry / 8 AM / FLC 130 CCC 201 / 6:30 PM / FLC 230

Saturday, June 27

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 CCC. For 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

CCC 201 / 9 AM / FLC 230

Upcoming Dates

CCC / One church, one message, multiple worship venues

Baptism on the Green / Sunday, June 28 / Old Mill Campus Baby Dedication / Sunday, August 9 / Old Mill Campus and Sarpy Campus

9 & 10:45 AM / activities and classes from birth through grade 5. Water Works Camp / for kids ages 4 -6 / July 14 - 16 / Old Mill Campus (See page 3)

Business information

To better represent a clearer financial picture, the budget reporting format has changed.

Through April 2009

General Fund Giving: $1,407,000 / 3% over budget Spending: $1,566,000 / 3% under budget Great Commission Giving: $331,400 / 3.4% over 2008 giving

June 14 attendance Old Mill Campus 2704 Sarpy Campus 179

Students / Old Mill Campus Sixers / Grade 6

Students entering grade 7 in the fall should attend WIRED below.

Junior High / 7-8th

WIRED / Today / 10:45 AM / FLC 141 Mission Mexico Return / Today / approximately 1 PM / Student Center Page 2

Herd Hang Time / June 24 / 6:30 PM / Gym Take a Step Retreat / July 24 - 25 / $35 / new 7th graders only MLS Reach / August 5 / 8th grade leadership only

High School / 9-12th

Rushhour / Today / 9 AM / Student Center

Out 2 Lunch / Today / Westroads Food Court Freshmen Blitz / June 27 / 7 PM / Student Center / $5 Baptism on the Green/ June 28 Freshman BBQ / June 1 or 8 / RSVP to 938.1530 with the day that works best for you. Canoe Trip / July 17-19 / $90

College / 8:08

Big Group / Thursday 8:08 PM Buffalo River canoe trip / June 25-28 / $100 registration due June 18 Men of Character study / Wednesdays / 8 PM and Women’s Bible study / Sundays / 7 PM / visit cccomaha.org/ college for location and details

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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.

Openings for house parents

Release Ministries is looking for a married couple to serve as house parents in a faith-based home for teenage boys and a woman to serve as an assistant house parent in a home for teen-age girls. For qualifications and information on both positions, contact Valerie Winbun / 455.0808 / valerie@releaseministries.org.

SportsLife Camps

SportsLife Camps is coming to CCC for an amazing week of sports, arts and outrageous fun for kids entering grades 1-5 this fall. The SportsLife coaches, along with volunteer leaders from CCC, will lead campers in activities including basketball, soccer and cheerleading. Monday, July 27-Thursday, July 30 / 9 AM – 12 PM / Old Mill campus / cost is $75, make checks payable to Christ Community Church / register through July 26 at the Kids Connect booth at both campuses.

Military Support Team

The Military Support Team is gearing up for the 4th of July service project. Stop by the Ministry Connections booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus June 14, 21 or 28 to see how you can help. If you know a deployed soldier, drop off an address or contact information, so that the team can send him or her a card or care package. For information, contact Kathy Ramaekers / 493.7429 / sfar1@cox.net

Car needed

CM&A missionary, Carolyn Thorson is home on furlough now and is in need of a car August 12 through December 8. Contact Carolyn Thorson / cthorson1@ gmail.com or Nancy Painter / 592.0577.

Children’s summer reading program

The CCC Library is holding a summer reading program until July 26 for grades K-12. Sign up in the library Sunday mornings, then read to win great prizes. For those who have already signed up, remember to collect your prizes for the books read.

CCC 201 summer alternative

CCC 201 outlines the characteristics of a growing disciple and is a prerequisite for membership. This summer session combines the five weeks of CCC 201 classes with the membership class into two sessions: Friday, June 26 / 6:30 - 9:30 PM and Saturday, June 27 / 9 AM – 12 PM / Old Mill Campus. To register, pick up a registration form at the Welcome Center at either campus. For information, contact Reid Brown / 938.1561 / reidb@cccomaha.org.

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 Dick & Jean Carpenter / 592.5788 or Bill Holt / 614.6461.

Baptism on the Green

Baptism on the Green will take place Sunday, June 28 at the Old Mill Campus. If you are ready to be baptized, pick up a baptism information form at the Welcome Centers at the Old Mill Campus or the Information Table at the Sarpy Campus and contact Sandy Carroll / 938.1540 / sandyc@cccomaha.org to schedule a 15 minute interview with an Elder.

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. For information, contact Deb Beck / 938.1580 / debb@cccomaha. org. See page 7 for details.

Mormonism Class

The Sunday morning elective on Mormonism led by Brian Mackert will meet today and June 28 at the Old Mill Campus and the Sarpy Campus. For class notes, visit illegitimatethebook.blogspot. com. Old Mill Campus / 9 AM / Chapel. Sarpy Campus / 10:45 AM / Media Center

Coffee with a missionary

Women in Missions invites you to an informal coffee with Laurie Asher, missionary to Sudan, Thursday, June 25, 9:30 - 11 AM. Co-hosted by Jan Lush, this is at the home of Moni Cutler 3170 State Hwy 133. Call Moni for details 669.8010.

Water Works Camp

Water Works Camp / for kids ages 4 -6 / July 14 - 16 / Old Mill Campus / cost is $7 alone or $5 with a friend not from CCC / Pick up a registration form at the Kids Connect booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus or the Kids Connect table at the Sarpy Campus. For information, contact Kathy McKelvey / 938.1520 / kathym@cccomaha.org.

Connect online

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

Run for Your K-Life

2 mile walk, 5K and 10 K run around Lake Zorinsky / June 27 / followed by a pancake breakfast for families. Download an entry form at omaha.klife.com. For information, email omahaevents@klife.com.

Traditions

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The CCC choir and orchestra invite you to Traditions at 9 AM in the Worship Center at the Old Mill Campus on July 5 to pause and reaffirm the pledge to remain “one nation under God.” The morning will include “The Star-Spangled Banner,” a stirring salute to the armed forces and a time to pray for this country. Invite a guest to join you and give thanks for God’s grace poured out so freely in this country.

Michael Peasinger

A funeral service was held for Michael Peasinger on June 17. Please keep Michael’s sister, Mary Thorpe, and family in your prayers.

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Help wanted

Old Mill Campus

Friend’s ministry, serving special needs kids, is looking for caring adults on Sunday mornings to assist with the care of children. Opportunities to serve as a “friend” to a child in a department or in the Friend’s classroom are available at 9 and 10:45 AM. For information, contact Leona Irvin / 312.1517 or the Kids Connect office / 938.1520. Volunteer one Sunday a month in the atrium coffee shop. For information, contact Thuy Compas / 938.1501 / thuyc@cccomaha.org. Drivers are needed to pick-up stamp bags at OPPD once every three weeks. For further information call the Director of the Stamps Ministry, Margaret McIvor / 553.5426. 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.

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.

Living Water for Women / FLC 233

This group for women encourages each other through fellowship and the study of God’s Word.

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.

Greeters are an important part of CCC, providing a first impression for guests. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Bonnie Borgum / 938.1560 / bonnieb@cccomaha.org.

Ecclesia / FLC 135

Serve in the city

Living stones / FLC 231

The Nebraska Dental Association (NDA) is hosting its annual Nebraska Mission of Mercy, providing free dental care to nearly 2,000 men, women and children during the two-day event July 10-11. Both dental professionals (including general dentists, specialists, assistants, hygienists and office workers) and non-dental volunteers that would help with paperwork, serve food, usher patients, translate and direct parking/traffic are needed for this event. To volunteer, visit www. nedental.org and click the appropriate link. For information about volunteering or the event in general, contact Dr. Cassandra Pietrok / 330.2243 / cass@pacifichillsdental.com or Dr. Brett Thomsen 393.1992 / brett@thomsendental.com. This summer, help with a carnival at Children’s Hospital. Help put smiles on children’s faces and join in the fun July 15. This is a low commitment opportunity – only one hour in the morning. For information, contact Janna Miller / 393.3705. 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.

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

For a list of announcements for all CCC campuses see page 3.

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

Journey groups

Men’s study group

Journey Groups at CCC are small groups of people going through life and pursuing spiritual growth together. Sign up for a Journey group beginning this fall. Inquiries for becoming a Journey Group leader are always welcome. For information, contact Julie Moessner / 938.1538 / juliem@cccomaha.org.

CCC 201 Class

CCC 201 will meet at the Old Mill Campus Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27. See page 3 for details or contact Tom Moats 253.2625 / tbmoates@msn.com.

Backyard Bible Clubs

June 22-26 / 9:30-11 AM / hosted by Linda Gardener, 16608 S. 18th St., Plattsmouth July 6-10 / 10 AM - 12 PM / hosted Jeff & Christi White / 9412 Forest Lane, Plattsmouth / Block Party on Friday, July 10 at 5 PM July 20-24 / 10 - 11:30 AM / hosted by Sol & Ann Alexander, 14317 S. 30th Ave., Bellevue July 26-30 / 6:30 – 8 PM / hosted by Matt & Katie Burton, 11923 S. 53rd St / Block Party on Friday, July 31 at 6:30 PM

Women’s book club

July’s meeting will discuss Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero on July 15. Please read the book prior to the meeting. For information, contact Julie / 291.8349.

Military Support Team

If you are in the military or know a deployed soldier, drop off contact information at the Information Table. The Military Support Team will send care packages to deployed men and women for July 4. Stop by the Information Table and pick up a list of ideas to donate. For information, contact Kathy Ramaekers / 493.7429 / sfar1@cox.net.

Study the book of James with other men. Every other Friday. Jump in at anytime. For information, contact Bo Buettenback / 310.5027 / nebestshooter@yahoo.com.

Prayer at Sarpy

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.

Bible journaling class

Reading the Bible everyday is essential to a vibrant relationship with God. For a new perspective on daily devotions that will re-pattern, re-ignite and refocus your conversations with God, join Jack Arant, CCC’s Director of International Ministry, as he introduces a practical tool for journaling. Scripture, observation, application and prayer (SOAP) will change your life. July 12 / 9 AM / Media Center.

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.

Important information Sarpy campus pastor

Steve Walters / 330.3360 x 428

Student ministries CCC Sarpy Junior High / 9 AM / Lobby High School / 9 am / Room115

Joy boxes

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

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Step Out

Step Out and Serve is a one-day event involving churches throughout the city held on August 16 providing service opportunities for individuals and families at the Old Mill and Sarpy Campuses. All projects are planned and supplied with tools and materials by volunteers, and there are work projects appropriate for all ages. Plug in before August 16 by signing up for one of the teams below at the Ministry Connections booth in the Atrium of the Old Mill Campus, the Information Table at the Sarpy Campus or by contacting Andre Sims / andres@cccomaha.org.

Project leaders

Help develop a plan and lead a team of volunteers at a Step Out 2009 project site. Project leaders perform a number of critical functions including building relationships with worksite contacts, determining manpower and material needs, recruiting volunteer landscapers, drywallers and construction teams. Project leaders need to attend two information sessions held Sundays, June 14 - July 19 / 8 - 9 AM / Old Mill Campus / FLC 132. Sign up at your campus or contact Shelley Brooks / csbrooks1@cox.net.

Computer clerks

Join the Database Team and help with registration on Sunday Mornings beginning July 5 / Old Mill Campus. Shifts available: 8 – 9:15 AM, 9 - 10:15 AM, 10 - 11:15 AM, and 11 AM – 12:15 PM. Sign up at your campus or contact Chris Brooks / csbrooks1@cox.net.

Traffic assistants

Join a crew of men and women who will guide buses to designated parking areas and execute a precise traffic control plan the morning of Step Out and Serve at both campuses. Sign up at your campus or contact Tim Anstead / tima@cccomaha.org.

Bottled water and soda donations

Bottled water and canned soda donations are being accepted for Step Out. Bring your unopened cases of bottled water to the Step Out booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus or the Information Table at the Sarpy Campus now through August 2. For more details and updates, visit stepoutomaha.com. Page 5


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.

C&MA midamerica district missionaries

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

Priscilla Circle

Ladies, don’t miss an evening with Laurie Asher, missionary to Sudan, Monday, June 22 /dinner served at 5:30 PM / FLC 130-132

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.

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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 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 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 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. 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.

Business as Mission opportunities Knowledge Transfer

Knowledge Transfer is a component of Business as Mission (BAM) mobilizing western business professionals to conduct training seminars for national business leaders. This helps to provide in-roads for the missionary who is attempting to reach the business leaders in the community. Currently CCC is partnering with missionary Gordon Roedding to conduct Successful Business Principals seminars in Bamako, Mali. For information, contact Graham Frank / grahamf@cccomaha.org or Jim Nichols / jnichols@graceu.edu.

Local entrepreneur

The National Entrepreneur strategy of BAM utlizes business professionals to assist in starting or expanding a profitable local business. The income strengthens the local church and gives economic lift to the local community. The business provide a place for discipleship and often serves as a location for home church meetings. For information, contact Graham Frank / grahamf@cccomaha.org or Jim Nichols / jnichols@graceu.edu.

Tentmaking

Tentmaking is primarily used to gain access to “limited access countries” (countries that do not permit visas for missionaries or pastors). With this strategy, the missionary works for a company in a limited access country and shares the Gospel in both word and deed. In addition, the Missionary does not have to raise support for his or her work because he or she is paid by their employer. Looking to move to Africa, India or China? Contact Graham Frank / grahamf@ cccomaha.org or Jim Nichols / jnichols@ graceu.edu.

Expat entrepreneur

An Expat Entrepreneur is a western business professional who decides to start a coffee house in China or a t-shirt business in Mali. The resulting success of this type of project enables the business to hire national workers who need jobs, income and Jesus. These businesses often become the catalyst for reaching a community for Christ. Successful projects can use profits to invest in schools, orphanages, community water projects, etc. For information, contact Graham Frank / grahamf@cccomaha.org or Jim Nichols / jnichols@graceu.edu.

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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. 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.

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 journey. For information, contact Tim Perry / 938.1505 / timp@cccomaha.org.

Key journey group dates:

Aug 5 / Wednesday evening journey group leader kickoff / 6:30 - 9 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus. Aug 23 / Fall Journey Groups launch

Women’s Bible studies

The summer session of women’s Bible studies has begun; check cccomaha. org for details on the next session. For information on Women’s Bible studies and other Women’s Ministries opportunities, contact Lisa Brown / 938.1571 / lisab@ cccomaha.org.

Men’s Bible studies

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

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.

Fridays / 6:30 – 7:30 AM / FLC 145 / Old Mill Campus / This 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

2nd and 4th Tuesdays / 9 - 11 AM / in FLC 135 / 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.

Writing your autobiography

This class will discuss, share how to’s, write and share stories in a group setting. Bring paper and pen; handouts will be supplied. July 2, 9, 16 and 23 / FLC 130-132 / Old Mill Campus / 10 - 11:30 AM / register at the Senior Adults booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus.

Seniors computer classes

Thursday afternoons / July 2, 9, 16, 23 and September 3, 10, 17, 24 / 1:30 PM / FLC 130132 / Old Mill Campus / Weeks 1 and 2 are for those interested in buying a computer or have little or no knowledge about computers. Weeks 3, 4 & 5 are for people with a little experience to bring “how do I do this” questions and problems they are having. Week 6 will cover email, Microsoft Explorer and protection software. Week 7 will cover Microsoft Office. Week 8 will cover digital photos and Picasa. Week 9 will cover Skype, TeamViewer and others. Register at the Senior adults booth in the Atrium at the Old Mill Campus.

Low impact exercise class

Wednesdays / 10 AM / FLC 154 / Old Mill Campus / All ages are welcome. Sign up at the class.

Stamp Ministry

Summer Sunday Electives This summer, CCC is offering four summer electives at the Old Mill Campus. Register online at cccomaha. org. Electives will not meet July 5. Fireproof: strengthening your marriage / Today – 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 / Today – 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 / Today - 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.

Fridays / 8 - 11 AM / FLC 130 / Old Mill Campus / Each week, about 25 people gather for fellowship and to tear cancelled stamps off of envelopes. The stamps are mailed to the C&MA Shell Point Village in Florida where they are sold to stamp collectors. Over $500,000 has been raised to support the radio program Alianza en Marcha (The Alliance on the March) and to translate and print Christian literature and curriculum for children in South America.

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Prayer gatherings

Grow

A prayer gathering is a group of people who gather together with prayer as their primary purpose. Existing gatherings are listed below for the Old Mill Campus. Sunday / 8 AM / WC 118 / focuses on morning worship services

Gathering Gathering continues at the Old Mill Campus with the series, Why would a loving God allow suffering and evil? Invite a friend to lunch and join the discussion on evil, the suffering it causes and God’s plan to defeat it. Gathering welcomes all worldview perspectives and encourages attenders to participate in an open question and answer session in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Enjoy a great lunch, coffeehouse-style music, relevant teaching and lively discussion about a variety of topics. Meets 12:30 PM / Student Center / Old Mill Campus. June 21 / Gathering will not meet June 28 / Is there hope? If suffering and physical death is an unavoidable part of the human experience, what is there in this life to hope for? July 5 / Gathering will not meet

July 12 / Understanding the resurrection of Jesus Is there historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ? July 19 / Can I experience love without Christ? Can we be forced to truly love an entity beyond ourselves? How do we know what love really means?

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 and Sarpy Campus. • in the Joy Boxes at the Sarpy Campus

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• 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.

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.

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.

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

Resumes in the Fall. For information on Friends on Friday, contact Emily Schmad / 960.7800 / emilyschmad@hotmail.com.

etithing

etiithe makes giving consistent and simple. Sign up at cccomaha.org. Click Get Involved / Give.

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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

GriefShare

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.

Father heart

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.

Support group for spouses of men with sexual addiction issues

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

A support group for women who need a safe place to find help, hope and companions while being in relationship with a man who struggles with sexual addiction. Meets Sundays, 6 - 7:30 PM / June 14 & 28, July 12 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30th. For information, contact Karen Busselman / karenb@ cccomaha.org / 630.2872.

Groups on Tuesdays

Prism weight loss

Celebrate Recovery step study

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.

Celebrate Recovery

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

Depression and bipolar support alliance

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

Prism Weight Loss

A new session of the Prism Weight Loss Program will begin Tuesday, September 1 / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus. There will be an informational meeting Tuesday, August 25 / 7 PM / FLC 131. Pre-registration is required. For information, contact Mary Pendell, 289.5321 / mlpendell@hotmail.com

Counseling ministries

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 Sue Beed / 938.1570 / sueb@cccomaha.org.

Men of Integrity class

Tuesdays / 7 PM / FLC 131 / Old Mill Campus Men of Integrity will offer a four-week / For information, contact Mary and Richard mini-elective to help men address Pendell / 289.5321 / mlpendell@hotmail.com. lust in a safe, supportive, grace-filled environment. August 4, 11, 18 and 25 / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus / For information, Career networking support group This group provides an environment of contact Jerry Busselman / 290.2289. networking and support for those pursuing new career opportunities. HR 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.

Men of Integrity group

The purpose of Men of Integrity is to help men address lust in a safe, supportive, gracefilled environment that promotes honesty with yourself, others and God. The next session will meet August 4 - January 25 / 7 PM / Old Mill Campus. For information, contact Jerry Busselman / 290.2289.

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