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The Rock Update – Candlewood Church Omaha’s College Group

The Rock is Back on Campus for Another Year!

Candlewood Church’s college group, The Rock, allows you to

  • enjoy your college experience
  • discover your purpose
  • develop lifelong friendships


The vision: to reach the WHOLE world, one person at a time, with the Good news of Jesus. And we can do that right here at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO)!



Busy Start to A New Year

During UNO’s Welcome Week, we had an informational booth, which gave them the opportunity to meet close to one hundred new UNO students who wanted to know, “just what is The Rock?” Some asked, “is this a club for rock climbing?” The Rock’s response, “Ehh, not really … We’re a group of students on campus dedicated to helping those who are far from God to get closer to God!”


Before school started, the college group of men and women helped move fellow students into the UNO dorms and attended move-in and welcome week events to get to know new people on UNO’s campus.


This year, our prayer is for God to help The Rock to be Jesus to this new generation. We hope that those who come around to The Rock Small Groups would be encouraged, built up in their faith, and to simply love God.



New Rock Staff Alert!

Sophie Newell joined the work on UNO’s campus full-time as a Campus Director. Originally from Minnesota, she moved to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the University of Nebraska Omaha. Halfway through her college freshman year, she got involved with The Rock at Candlewood Church.


She says that joining a Christian college group on campus was “absolutely pivotal in shaping my walk with God.” She is so excited to devote her time to investing in the lives of college students through the ministry that God used so heavily in her life.


Making a Difference

If you want to make a difference in other people’s lives or would like to make a difference in your life, what better place to do that than in Candlewood Church’s college group – The Rock!


We’d love to connect with you regardless of where you are at on your journey. For more information about The Rock, please contact Matt at or contact Candlewood at

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