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Technology and its Effects on Community {Video}

When it comes to relationships, technology can be a wonderful and maddening thing. It allows us to video chat with family and friends half a world away. We can stay connected with people easily. However, we can also find ourselves staring at a screen for hours on end instead of being out with people.

As the Online Campus Pastor, I’m quite aware of the tension between technology and community. In this clip from God of Second Chances, Lead Pastor Mark talks about the tension between the two.

We are continuing with God of Second Chances through the end of February. Please join us for services at one of our area campuses, or at the Online Campus, Sundays at 9 or 10:45 AM CST.

God of Second Chances / “Mr. Average” Clip

In the latest God of Second Chances message, Lead Pastor Mark shared a funny story of how he was nicknamed Mr. Average by someone in the congregation.


Ever wanted to ask Mark your toughest question?


Question Mark / Friday Night Gathering

2.17.12 / 7 PM / Student Center
Do you have friends who are asking tough questions about faith and Jesus? Invite them to an open forum with Lead Pastor, Mark Ashton and explore tough questions about God, the Bible and our place in the universe. Coffee & dessert provided.
Gathering is moving to a new once a month Friday Night coffee and dessert format.  We’ll be shooting for the second Friday Night of the month if you want to know how to plan ahead for Mar – June.  Make sure you pick up a postcard at CCC that you can use to invite a friend.
With all the excitement over Project 4:4 many have been in conversations.  Consider inviting that friend, coworker, neighbor or extended family member who is curious about scripture, God and the meaning of life.  What a great opportunity for them to see Mark and be in a relaxed environment.
If you’re unfamiliar with Gathering, click here and check out some of the topics we’ve dealt with over the past several months.
Come on out!
Tim Perry – Pastor of Spiritual Discovery CCC

Beyond The Message: Project 4:4 So Far

Last week, I sat down with Lead Pastor Mark to get his perspective on how Project 4:4 has gone so far. Mark shares on things he has learned from Project 4:4, topics he wish he had more time to expand on, and what lays ahead with Project 4:4.


Beyond The Message: New Heaven & Earth

In the latest Beyond The Message, Online Campus Pastor Robert Murphy sits down to talk with Lead Pastor Mark Ashton about the final message from Future Shock. Topics discussed are:

  • What was one thing you learned in preparing to teach during the Future Shock series?
  • Why should someone want to go to Heaven when life here on Earth is good?
  • Why should someone hope for Heaven when they’ve experienced hurt and suffering?
  • Revelation 21 & 22, and symbolism with the city in new Heaven.
  • Recommended resources for further study.
  • Hope and prayer for CCC, going forward, now that the series is finished.

What are People Saying about Cosmic Fingerprints?

Here I sit today wading through a colossal stack of comment cards! I can’t resist sharing the third card I read submitted Friday night. From Heather.

“There was a lot of reservation from many people regarding this event. I was of the understanding that this was a pro-evolution, pro-Darwin type of event, but was totally proven wrong. I think this was a wonderful opportunity and I am glad I attended. It really got me thinking about the science vs. faith debate and reaffirmed my faith in God as the sole Creator.”

Thanks for the encouragement, Heather! I’m sure you’re not alone.