Real life change happens in the context of relationships. We believe one of the best ways to grow is in connection with other people who will encourage and challenge you. Connect Ministry launches the week of February 4-10.
We want to help everyone in our church find a place to make meaningful friendships. Connect Groups launch the week of February 4-10.
We want to help you go deeper and wider in your relationship with Christ. Connect Classes launch the week of February 4-10.
We all go through difficult seasons in life and could benefit from support in those times. Most Connect Care is offered year-round.
CHRIST HASN’T JUST CHANGED OUR LIVES, HE’S CHANGING THEM STILL.
FIND A PLACE TO CONNECT WITH GOD AND ONE ANOTHER.
Connect Groups meet once a week or twice a month in places all around our city. Our hope is you will make meaningful friendships that will challenge you to grow. Regardless of your age, interest, or location, there is a group for you at Christ Place Church.
FIND A GROUP
Browse the groups we have available based on the type of group you’d like to be in.
If you are 18-30, these groups are for you!
LEADER: Cody & Benen Allen
MEETS: Monday Evening
If you are 18-25, join this young adults group as they go through a variety of studies that aim to deepen your relationship with Christ.
About the Leaders– Cody & Benen have been married for a year and a half and love investing in young adults!
LEADER: Steve & Vita Voznyuk
MEETS: Tuesday Evening
If you are 18-30, join us this Spring for a variety of studies!
About the Leaders– Newlyweds Steve and Vita will be leading this group through various studies!
LEADER: Bryson Keller, Seth Wortman & Ron Hampton
MEETS: Thursday Evening
STUDY: Men Only
Join us for a mens only young adult group where we will dive into Scripture and go Deeper and Wider in our relationship with Christ.
LEADER: Igor Konovalchuk & Brooke Lattimer
MEETS: Friday Evening
If you are 18-30, join us through a variety of studies that aim to develop deeper relationships with Christ while building community with each other.
About the Leaders– They both love to play volleyball and Igor works as an electrician.
LEADER: Alan Morrison
MEETS: Thursday Evenings
STUDY: Sermon Based
Join us as we discuss the sermon each week. We will work to go Deeper and Wider in our walk with Jesus.
About the Leader – Alan enjoys computers, cars and teaching his boys the stuff he knows. He also enjoys building legos with his boys!
LEADER: Frank & Marsha Hancock
MEETS: Friday Evenings
STUDY: Sermon Based
About the Leaders– We are retired transplants from Massachusetts because we have four grandsons in Lincoln, and love being a part of their lives. We travel frequently– this summer we took a trip to Alaska.
LEADER: Dave & Jolene Allen
MEETS: Monday Evenings
STUDY: Sermon Based
Join us as we discuss the sermon each week.
About the Leaders– Dave and Jolene lead the CP Riders group at Christ Place Church. They love riding their motorcycles and sharing their love of Jesus with everyone they meet.
LEADER: Sam and Angela Grove
MEETS: Every other Monday evening
STUDY: Faith: by Paul Tripp
About the Leaders- Sam and Angela were introduced through a “blind” camping trip, and were married exactly six months later. On one of their recent dates, they donated blood together. They enjoy riding their tandem bicycle while towing their two boys in the bike trailer.
LEADER: Adam & Sarah Erwin
MEETS: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays | 7:15pm
STUDY: Conversation based group
We believe that life is best done together. Join us in the café area at the Old Cheney campus for conversation and a cup of coffee. Everyone is welcome! We’d love to see you there!
Full kids programming available on site
LEADER: Kim & Kirk Riley
MEETS: Sunday PM, Beaver Crossing
STUDY: Sermon Based, Milford/Seward
Kirk and Kim lead a sermon based group at their home in Beaver Crossing.
LEADER: Jim & Brenda Menter
MEETS: Tuesday Evenings
STUDY: Philippians “To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain” – Matt Chandler.
About the Leaders– They love to worship God and love children, but there will be no childcare. Greg and Tina Spar are hosting the group in their home at 4931 Boeckner Ave. at 7:00pm Wednesday nights.
LEADER: Byron & Jenna Riddle
MEETS: Tuesdays | 6:30pm
STUDY: Spiritual Growth
Byron and Jenna will lead a group focusing on spiritual growth and disciplines of faith.
About the Leaders– Byron and Jenna enjoy quiet evenings after the kids go to bed, binge watching Netflix, and splitting a pan of brownies. They like golfing, being outside when it’s nice, and home renovation projects.
LEADER: Caleb & Kaylie Wittwer
MEETS: Thursdays | 7:00pm
STUDY: Curriculum Based | Young Adult 18-30
About the Leaders– Caleb and Kaylie enjoy Mario Kart, Taco Bell, swinging, and streaming their video game experiences. It may sound like they are both 12, but they are, in fact, 21 and married.
LEADER: Robert & Lori Wittwer
MEETS: Sundays | 6:00pm
STUDY: Sermon Based
They will lead a sermon-based group that will follow the weekend messages.
About the Leaders– Robert and Lori enjoy spending time with their family and time on their acreage.
LEADER: Gabe & Jessica Jefferson
MEETS: Every Other Tuesday | 6:30pm
STUDY: (Young Couples/Families) Sermon Based
About the Leaders– Gabe and Jess enjoy time with friends and family; watching Chip and Joanna and walks on the beach (Holmes Lake).
LEADER: Shannon Mangram
MEETS: Wednesdays | 7 PM | Van Dorn Campus
STUDY: I Am Daughter
I Am Daughter was created to identify, develop, and empower the God-given identity given to His daughters to lead in life through selective mentorship and inspiring teaching. We want to see the everyday Christian feminine heart flourish through community, empowerment and God-given freedom.
About the Leader– Shannon is a wife, mother, and career woman who loves leadership theory. She is an idealist, who lives to create a world closer to that ideal.
“It wasn’t until I was in a Connect Group… that I realized I had been missing out.” -Jeff
WE KNOW GOD CONTINUES TO CHANGE US AS WE ENGAGE HIM IN GENUINE RELATIONSHIP.
Connect Classes are designed to help you go Deeper and Wider in your relationship with Jesus Christ. If you want to go deeper in your understanding of following Jesus, knowing the Bible, and building relationships, then a class is perfect for you. These interactive classes are taught by gifted teachers with decades of ministry and life experience.
FIND A CLASS
Browse the classes we have available based on where you are in your journey with Christ.
BEGINNING MY JOURNEY WITH JESUS
i am | CHANGED
MEETS: Wednesdays | 7:00pm | Old Cheney Campus
This is an 8-week course that is designed to help you develop a firm foundation for your faith. You will learn about topics such as:
- Who is Jesus?
- Why did He die?
- How do I read my bible?
- How can I make the most of the rest of my life?
CHALLENGE ME TO GO DEEPER
About the Leader– Al started attending Christ Place in 1972, while attending UNL, at that time Christ Place was a college ministry that would eventually become the congregation we know today. Al left his occupation as a construction estimator in 1977 and followed a call into full time ministry. Al and his wife Linda have been married for 45 years and have four grown children.
Getting to Know God
About the Leader- Terry has been a pastor and bible teacher since 1975. He was a Lead Pastor for 27 years in three different churches, and a staff pastor at four churches during his years of ministry.
The Life You've Always Wanted
The Art of Marriage
Financial Peace University
About the Leader – Dan Rigo spent time this summer in training with Dave Ramsey alongside his wife, Jessica. He is very passionate about helping people manage their money. Dan also loves horses, deer hunting, and fishing and spending most of his spare time with his family.
There is a $110 fee for materials.
MEETS: Sundays | 9:30am | Old Cheney Campus
Are you engaged? Planning to become engaged? This class is for you! During this 7-week class, we will discuss topics such as: money, sex, communication, and expectations in marriage.
There is a fee of $100 per couple for class materials.
This biblically-based group is for people who have experienced brokenness in their lives due to intimacy disorders including love, sex, and pornography addictions or continue to seek emotionally unavailable or inappropriate partners. The group process will provide you with support, guidance, and accountability in a confidential environment. This class will meet Wednesday nights at 7:00 at the Old Cheney campus.
We all go through difficult seasons in life, but you don’t have to face it alone. Our Connect Care Ministry offers groups, classes and individual support for you during these times.
One to One Ministry
We all experience challenges in life and times when we could benefit from the support of a caring christian friend. One to One Personal Care Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care you need when faced with a crisis or difficulty. It could be experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis.
It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt that you feel.
This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.
“Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.”
GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:
- Video seminar with experts
- Support group discussions with focus
- Personal study and reflection
GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. We understand that there are other losses in life that create feelings of grief. You might be experiencing a job loss, a divorce, estrangement from a child, or even the loss of friends from a move. This grief is real, but is not the kind of grief discussed in GriefShare sessions.
You don’t have to go through it alone.
Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.
Divorce Care groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each session has two distinct elements:
- A DVD Seminar with experts
- A Support Group with focus
Christ Place Church Marriage Mentors have a passion to empower couples to solve their own issues. Mentoring is unique in that it is effective for couples wanting to enrich their marriage and for couples in crisis. The role of the mentor is to mediate, teach Biblical truth and confront core issues. Mentors provide tools to teach communication skills, problem solving skills, parenting skills, as well as tools that can help couples agree on a family budget, and become comfortable discussing sexual issues. Christ Place Marriage Mentors are committed to maintaining confidentiality and trust in the mentoring relationship, however, it is not a replacement for clinical or pastoral counseling.