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The Search is Over

We are excited to announce that on Sunday, September 12, the Governing Board extended the call to Brad Mock to fill the role of High School Pastor. Brad, Polly and their four children and will be relocating from Suwanee, GA to Omaha by mid-October.

Previously, Brad was the Student Pastor at Stonemill Church in Suwanee, GA; Youth Pastor at Minneola Alliance Church, in Minneola, Florida and Assistant Pastor at Hope Alliance Church, in Germantown, Maryland.

Brad graduated in May 2001 from Toccoa Falls College with a B.A. in Biblical Studies, & minors in Old Testament, New Testament, and Biblical Languages. He was ordained by the Christian and Missionary Alliance in 2003.

We praise God for His provision and look forward to Brad joining the student team. Please pray for Brad and Polly as they navigate the details of moving and for a smooth transition to Omaha.

Hey guys! Want to start by saying that I am definitely excited to be coming to CCC to do HS ministry with each of you!

Here’s just a little about me – I’ve been married for almost 10 years and my wife Polly and I have 4 kids – Chloe (2nd grade), Lila (kindergarten), Audrey (3), and Calum (14 months). I grew up in Ohio and went to school at Toccoa Falls College in GA. Since then, I’ve been a student pastor and I love it.

Some useless facts about me:
*I enjoy trail running
*I like strawberry milk, yellow zingers, and Chipotle
*Our family loves tent camping
*My iPod is filled with 90’s music

I’m excited to be doing student ministry at CCC because of the reputation of having great HS leaders. You’ll be hearing me talk a lot in the future about how key each of you are to the success of the student ministry. God loves to use people who love him and love students. Know that one of my first goals as I transition up to Omaha is to be praying for and getting to know you. Can’t wait!

– Brad

WE – RUSHhour Series


Here is an overview of what we’re talking about. Listed below the summary is a “parent cue” to help you dialog with your child about the session. The question is intended not just to be asked by you, but to be responded to by BOTH of you. Use this opportunity to find out what God is teaching your child, and allow your child to see what God is teaching you as well.


Series Overview

In following Christ, there is one truth that most of us forget—we were never meant to do this alone. We need other people. It’s critical not just because we need friends, but also because in community we understand more about who God is. We see how He is working in other people’s lives. We learn things that God has taught them, and we get an opportunity to love and serve others. The WE series helps us discover the “WHY” behind community—why we need it, why we should pursue it.

Session One (September 19)

We need other people. We get that when we feel lonely, don’t we? But the reality is that there are times when the last thing we want is someone around—whether it’s our own grumpiness or because we just don’t want to be hurt again. But God made us in such a way that people fill a very specific need in our lives. And while God does supply all our needs, He created us to need other people, too.

Session Two (September 26 )

We talked last week about how we need people, and if we’re honest, we all have realized that at some point or another. But there’s a reluctance to take that next step because it’s risky. It’s scary. And most of all, it’s messy. True community costs us something. But if we don’t have it, it will cost us a lot more.

Session Three (October 3)

People’s stories are powerful, aren’t they? There’s something about hearing what’s going on in another person’s life that puts things in perspective for us. We may be thinking that God has forgotten us, that He doesn’t care about what’s going in our world, but then we hear someone share how God showed up when they really needed Him. And because of that, we begin to think that maybe, just maybe, He can be there for us, too. That’s the power of community. It’s how we see God at work in our world. It’s how we grow closer to Him. And it’s an important part of growing in our relationship with Him.