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Archive for May 2014

What Life are you Waiting For?

In this clip, guest speaker Pete Hise asks the question “What are you fueling your life with?”

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The Talents

In this clip, Lead Pastor Mark talks about the story of the talents from the Bible and what it reveals about our rewards in Heaven.

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The Door

In this clip, Lead Pastor Mark describes the door that we must choose to walk through during our lives.

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Jesus is Enough

In this clip, Lead Pastor Mark shares that just trusting Jesus is enough and that Jesus himself is enough for us to experience Heaven.

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Steve Yost 25 Year Recognition

Lead Pastor Mark took time on May 18, 2014 to celebrate Steve Yost’s 25th anniversary at CCC.

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Geography-loving, slavery-hating, Nebraska Mom

Staff Blogger Lisa Ashton – Associate Director of Spiritual Discovery

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“In elementary school I remember learning about the African slave trade and thinking, “If I would have lived during that time, I definitely would have been an abolitionist.” Never did I imagine that, as an adult and in the United States no less, I would need to be one.”

Meet, Dr. Rebecca Buller, one of our presenters in our next Traffick School, coming May 30-31 at CCC.  She is a professor at UNL, wife and mother of two kids, loves Jesus, and is a self-proclaimed chapstickaholic.

Education: PhD – University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Geography (2009)

What classes do you teach at UNL? Human Trafficking in Nebraska and the Great Plains, Introduction to Human Geography, Elements of Physical Geography, Women of the Great Plains, Geography of Nebraska,

What are some of your hobbies/interests? Spending time with friends and family, being outside, outdoor recreation, traveling, camping, fishing, hiking, listening to music, anything Geography, reading, watching movies…

Could you tell us a little bit about your faith story?   I remember, as a child, always loving God and the Lord.  It wasn’t until early undergraduate days, however, that I became confident in the assurance of salvation.  That was when my high school sweetheart, my husband now of 12 years, shared with me a simple, but life-changing truth– that to be assured of salvation, all I needed to do was trust in Jesus as my savior.  What glorious freedom and love.

What has God been teaching you in your journey of fighting human trafficking? Many things–that no matter how much we may hate the atrocity, He hates it immeasurably more. As humans we are fickle and can look away, being “angels with apathy.” All people involved in trafficking– victims, pimps, and customers included– are His children. How His heart must break; He will never turn his back on them even though we might. It also reminds me that, no matter how insignificant we think our contributions might be, we must be steadfast in being His hands and feet in reflecting His love to others.

What is one specific thing that needs to happen to decrease human trafficking in Nebraska? Increase awareness about victims and perpetrators…people want to keep their heads in the sand and believe it only happens elsewhere and not here.

There you have it.  A geography-loving, slavery-hating, Nebraska mom, who is using her platform as a professor at UNL to help end human trafficking.

 

If you haven’t registered for Traffick School, do it today at www.priceoflifeomaha.com.

 

Double-Match your donation to Compass Ministries

boys1This Wednesday, May 21st, is the 2nd annual OmahaGives24 campaign here in Omaha. This is a citywide opportunity to make donations to your favorite charity and have part of your donation matched by funds from the Omaha Community Foundation.

There are many local charities that CCC loves who are participating but I want to make you aware of a DOUBLE-MATCH opportunity if you give to Compass Ministries. Compass is the after-school program in the Village One neighborhoods of North Omaha that CCC has partnered with for the last 23 years. Please remember that CCC does not provide any direct funding to Compass, we simply ask our people to generously support Compass through finances and volunteer opportunities.

Ok, here is the COMPASS DOUBLE-MATCH opportunity. Compass has a donor who will match donations given to Compass for up to $7,500. That’s right, if you give $25 then this donor will match that $25 at the end of the day. The reason this is a DOUBLE-MATCH is because then part of that $50 (your $25 plus the $25 match) will then get matched by the Omaha Community Foundation. Wow, what a great opportunity!

How do you give? Go to www.OmahaGives24.org and just follow the directions, its very simple. Giving starts at Midnight on Tuesday evening and ends at Midnight on Wednesday evening.

If you would like to know the exact details of how all this works, go to FAQ page on the OmahaGives24 website.

 

Will we recognize people in Heaven?

Lead Pastor Mark answers the question “will we recognize people in Heaven?” during a live service on May 11, 2014.

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Heaven-New Bodies

In this clip, Lead Pastor Mark describes just how incredible our Heavenly bodies will be.

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Heaven – Destined for Greatness

In this clip, Lead Pastor Mark describes how we should be living our lives if our eyes are focused on joining God in Heaven.

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