Life Group Catalog

All the Life Groups we offer this semester


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BEGINNING A PRAYERFUL LIFE

Led by: Connie Day

Location: CCC

1 Thessalonians 5:17 encourages us to pray without ceasing, but what does that mean and how do we do it for others around us? It's never too late to gain confidence in praying for others and in front of others. Through this group, learn the fundamentals of overcoming obstacles to praying and developing a prayerful life. Childcare is provided.


• MEETS WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAYS AT 7PM

LOVE: 40% | LEARN: 60%

DISCOVERING YOUR SPIRITUAL DNA

Led by: Debra Elrod

Location: CCC

Change the way you think and you will change your life. This group will equip you with basic step-by-step ways to uncover your spiritual DNA and live the life God designed uniquely for you! 


• MEETS BI-WEEKLY ON TUESDAYS AT 7:15PM

LOVE: 50% | LEARN: 50%


FACING DIFFICULT TIMES, VICTORIOUSLY

Led by: Lolly Wolfrom

Location: Clinton Township

We are all either in a crisis, just came out of one, or will be in one throughout our lives! All are welcome. This group will read a book by Ellen Harbin about her experience with the Lord during a time of crisis in her life. They will explore the guidance God gives us in His Word to help us not only endure, but blossom into stronger Christ followers! (Cost: $15)


• MEETS BI-WEEKLY ON MONDAYS AT 7:30PM

LOVE: 50% | LEARN: 50%


GENESIS, SCIENCE & YOU

Led by: Howie La Gorio

Location: CCC

1 Peter 3:15 encourages us to be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks about why we believe as we do. Ranging in topics from creation to evolution, this group is designed to strengthen the church body in the book of Genesis and its relevance to our current culture through science-based apologetics.


• MEETS ON THE 2ND & 4TH TUESDAYS OF THE MONTH AT 7PM

LOVE: 10% | LEARN: 70% | SERVE: 20%


GUNS, GOD & CAKE

Led by: Andrew & Sheri Neufang

Location: Shelby Township

This is for people, 18+, who enjoy guns, love God, and like sugar. We shoot at the indoor CQT range then we eat cake and view a 15-20 minute Bible study video. Cost is about $9 for 30 m minutes of range time and the price of ammo. You can bring guns/ammo from home or rent a gun ($20-$30) and/or buy ammo there. No experience necessary. We are a fun group! Come give it a shot!


• MEETS BI-WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAYS AT 7PM

LOVE: 90% | LEARN: 10%


INTERCESSORY PRAYER

Led by: Pastor Terese Rea

Location: CCC

This is a group for those who feel they have the gift of intercession or are desiring to grow in the calling for intercessory prayer. We meet and have a time of study, and then intercede over our church and the nation's needs.


• MEETS WEEKLY ON THURSDAYS AT 9:30AM

LOVE: 20% | LEARN: 40% | SERVE: 40%


LIFE OF FREEDOM

Led by: Dave & Connie Bauer

Location: CCC

Jesus came to give us a life of freedom. Are you experiencing that? In this group you will learn how to overcome negative issues of the soul and accelerate your personal growth. Through this, your increased peace, joy and inner strength will carry over into all relationships. (Cost: $40)


• MEETS WEEKLY ON TUESDAYS AT 7PM


LOVE: 10% | LEARN: 90%


MENTOR: ALONG THE WAY DISCIPLESHIP

Led by: Amber Leon

Location: CCC

In the Fall, learn to be a mentor and then be matched up with a mentee in the Spring! Help men and women grow in their faith by exploring what it means to be a mentor that disciples others. Taking both a biblical and a practical approach, this group will tackle what it means to mentor in today's culture and how to build relationships like Jesus. Childcare is available.


• MEETS ON THE 2ND & 4TH WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 6:30PM

LOVE: 20% | LEARN: 80%


MONTHLY PRAYER GROUPS

Led by: Mary Schoenfeldt

Location: CCC

If you have a heart for prayer, a focus group is for you! We are a church that believes in the power of prayer, and we have different focus groups that meet monthly to pray for various ministries. We invite you to join us one day a month to be a part of the group that you feel called to! More information will be provided on specific dates/times for your chosen prayer group upon registering.


• CHILDREN'S MINISTRY — MONDAY AM

• SUNDAY MINISTRIES — TUESDAY AM

• CCC FAMILIES AND MILITARY — TUESDAY AM

• REVIVAL, CHURCH, THE USA & THE NATIONS — TUESDAY AM

• OUTREACH, MISSIONS, & EVANGELISM — WEDNESDAY PM

• YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY (TBD)


LOVE: 70% | LEARN: 10% | SERVE: 20%


ONLINE APOLOGETICS

Led by: Matt Shar

Location: Online

Sign up and build your faith right from your inbox! This semester we will be analyzing the toughest and most common claims made against the existence of God and the divine inspiration of Scripture. Group members receive two emails per week, discussing and deconstructing the arguments that are commonly posed against Christianity.


• WEEKLY EMAILS

LOVE: 10% | LEARN: 80% | SERVE: 10%


PSALMS BIBLE STUDY

Led by: Doug & Ute Klaus

Location: Sterling Heights

This Bible study is designed for men and women of all ages who desire to do an in-depth study of the Scripture. The book of Psalms gives us a comprehensive study of the character of God. They reveal to us who God is, what He has done, and how we are to respond to this knowledge.


• MEETS ON THE 2ND & 3RD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7PM

LOVE: 40% | LEARN: 60%


SAVING TRUTH

Led by: Cheryl Priemer

Location: Shelby Township

We will be reading and discussing Abdu Murray's book "Saving Truth" — a thoughtful book about how many accepted norms in today's culture are not aligned with the word of God. Learn how as Believers we can recognize falsehoods and help others. In a world where fake and real often are indistinguishable, rational thinking Christians should lead the way. (Cost: $20)


• MEETS WEEKLY ON THURSDAYS AT 6:30PM

LOVE: 25% | LEARN: 75%


SCHOOL OF WORSHIP

Led by: Phil Smith

Location: CCC

C3 School of Worship offers courses on worship and spiritual leadership that includes instruction in areas like congregational leading, team dynamics, spiritual maturity, and soul care. We also offer extensive technical training in areas like music theory and band dynamics as well as offering group and private lessons designed to train students, ages 13 and up, in their area(s) of musical gifting.


• MEETS WEEKLY ON MONDAYS AT 5:30PM

LOVE: 33% | LEARN: 34% | SERVE: 33%


SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER

Led by: Pastor Terese Rea

Location: CCC

This is a group that meets to pray for our Sunday morning service each week.


• MEETS WEEKLY ON SUNDAYS AT 9AM

LOVE: 10% | LEARN: 10% | SERVE: 80%


SENIOR SOCIAL

Led by: Joe & Bev Trompeter

Location: CCC

Come join us and be a kid again! Once a month we'll be getting together with others who enjoy listening to oldies, playing games, and eating pizza. Celebrate the retirement years with good friends and make new ones!


• MEETS ON THE 2ND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 12PM

LOVE: 90% | LEARN: 10%


THE INKLINGS (DINNER & A MOVIE!)

Led by: Sean Terry

Location: Sterling Heights

For young adult men and women. Film enthusiasts meeting together to praise and analyze the value of narrative fiction. We will enjoy dinner & share our opinions and perspectives on the films we have most recently seen. We will also discuss ways in which God might have revealed himself to us through film. (Cost: Meal & Movie)


• MEETS ON THE 1ST & 3RD SATURDAYS OF THE MONTH AT 6PM

LOVE: 60% | LEARN: 40%



MEN


A STUDY OF HEBREWS

Led by: John Saylor & Chuck Bongiorno

Location: CCC

Join us at CCC for an opportunity to come together and fully engage in a verse-by-verse study of the book of Hebrews. If you have been meaning to dig deeper into the Scriptures, you won't want to miss this study!


• MEETS ON THE 1ST & 3RD THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH AT 7PM

LOVE: 10% | LEARN: 80% | SERVE: 10%


BIBLE STUDY & BREAKFAST

Led by: Doug Klaus

Location: Sterling Heights

This group will meet together to discuss topics relevant to the Christian man's life in light of the teaching of Scripture. With our focus being on prayer, we will also enjoy breakfast together at JayJay's Bistro. (Cost: Breakfast)


• MEETS ON THE 2ND & 4TH SATURDAYS OF THE MONTH AT 9AM

LOVE: 40% | LEARN: 60%


EXPERIENCING GOD

Led by: Sean Buono

Location: CCC

Learning to understand God's will and discerning His voice can come with its challenges. Together, through Henry Blackaby's "Experiencing God", we will learn how to know when God is speaking to us, how to identify what He wants to do through us, and how to adjust our lives to Him and His ways. (Cost: $15)


• MEETS WEEKLY ON TUESDAYS AT 7PM

LOVE: 45% | LEARN: 55%


MAN UP

Led by: Dave Cummings

Location: Sterling Heights

This group is for any 20-something guy that wants to build solid, trusting relationships with other guys and enjoy encouragement of purpose in your life with God. Take your faith walk up a notch by discussing leadership, personal disciplines, following God's will and setting a lifelong foundation with the Lord.


• MEETS ON THE 2ND & 4TH TUESDAYS OF THE MONTH AT 6:30PM

LOVE: 50% | LEARN: 50%


YOUNG FATHERS

Led by: Dave Bongiorno

Location: Sterling Heights

This group is for dads with younger kids to connect for fun, fellowship, and prayer. Half of the time will be for fun activities, while the other half will be focused on learning how to be a godly dad and husband. (Cost: Varies)


• MEETS ONCE A MONTH ON WEDNESDAY AT 7PM

LOVE: 50% | LEARN: 50%



WOMEN


FITNESS & NUTRITION FOR WOMEN

Led by: Theresa Conarty

Location: CCC

A fitness & nutrition group just for women, where members' customized nutrition and fitness plans cater to their respective goals. This group will meet once a week for nutrition info and a group workout. From there, group members will be set up with an at-home fitness & nutrition program, equipping them to help achieve their customized program goals for the remainder of each week. Open to all fitness levels. Childcare is provided. (Cost: $40)


• MEETS WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAYS AT 6PM

LOVE: 60% | LEARN: 40%


GEMS - GROWING EVERY MOTHER STRONGER

Led by: Christel Waltman

Location: CCC

This group is designed to promote relationships among our moms with small and not so small children. We strive to encourage, inspire, support each other, and build long-lasting friendships through studying God's Word, group discussions, praying for one another, fellowship, and outreach projects. In addition, from time to time, moms get together for play dates, social, or other fun activities. Invite your mom-friends to join us! Childcare is provided for ages 5 and under. (Cost: $20)


• MEETS WEEKLY ON TUESDAYS AT 9:30AM

LOVE: 45% | LEARN: 45% | SERVE: 10%


INTERLACE CONNECTIONS

Led by: Kim LaGorio

Location: Varying

This group is designed to help women of all ages connect with one another through fun events! We will be doing events such as movies, crafts and projects, cooking and dining, etc. (Cost: Varies)


• VARYING TIMES & LOCATIONS

LOVE: 100%


LADIES BIBLE STUDY (2 GROUPS)

Led by: Pastor Terese Rea, Madelene Sanders & Sue McAleer

Location: CCC

"No Other God" by Kelly Minter — 8 Sessions. God's people still battle idolatry today. We have idols of money, fame, power, work, ministry and people. Learn to identify the gods you may be unknowingly serving and the lies they tell you. As you dethrone your modern-day idols, you'll be set free for the more abundant life Jesus gives. Jesus can do what no other God can. Video-driven study with small groups. Childcare provided in the AM only. (Cost: $20)


Morning:

• MEETS ON TUESDAYS AT 9:30AM

Evening:

• MEETS ON TUESDAYS AT 7PM

LOVE: 30% | LEARN: 60% | SERVE: 10%

NUGGETS BOOK CLUB

Led by: Diana Klopocinski

Location: Sterling Heights

The Nuggets Book Club consists of reading self-help, fiction, and nonfiction Christian books. We also meet and do small crafts, cook meals for those in need, and have times of prayer. (Cost: Per book)


• MEETS ONCE PER MONTH ON THURSDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7PM

LOVE: 50% | LEARN: 40% | SERVE: 10%

PEARLS OF WISDOM (FOR WIDOWS)

Led by: Sharon Shanahan & Sharon Bravomalo

Location: Sterling Heights

This group is for widows of all ages. They will meet together for support, fellowship, and to share our faith. (Cost: Varies)


• MEETS ON THE 1ST & 3RD FRIDAYS OF THE MONTH AT 12:30PM

LOVE: 45% | LEARN: 45% | SERVE: 10%

TUESDAY NIGHT LADIES HOME GROUP

Led by: Melinda Davis

Location: Clinton Township

Ladies fellowship and learning for adult women, married and single. We are a friendly group that is serious about spiritual growth and relying on the power of prayer. We are very supportive and encouraging toward each other.


• MEETS WEEKLY ON TUESDAYS AT 7PM

LOVE: 50% | LEARN: 50%


WOMEN & 30 0VER

Led by: Lori Militello

Location: CCC

"Calling all Pearls!" Using the book of Titus, Lori teaches women how to effectively take up their place in the kingdom of God. The younger women in our lives desperately need older, seasoned, godly role models and "teachers of good things!" We are all older than someone. This class encourages, motivates and equips women to rise up and be used by God in a powerful way! Will you answer the call? Childcare is available. ($20)


• MEETS WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAYS AT 7PM

LOVE: 10% | LEARN: 80% | SERVE: 10%



STUDENTS


STUDENT LIFE GROUPS

Led by: Pastor Adam Baltz

Location: CCC

A part of the youth service that includes our students breaking out into their Life Groups by age and gender to discuss the service and things happening in life! They also will have events such as road rallies, camping trips, and hang outs.


• 7th Grade Girls

7th Grade Guys

8th Grade Girls

8th Grade Guys

9th Grade Girls

9th Grade Guys

10th Grade Girls

10th Grade Guys

11th Grade Girls

11th Grade Guys

12th Grade Girls

12th Grade Guys

LOVE: 45% | LEARN: 45% | SERVE: 10%


TOUGH QUESTIONS, REAL ANSWERS

Led by: Yusef Murray & Abdu Murray

Location: Rochester Hills

Students and young adults (30 and under) have hard questions about religion and culture today. Join us for weekly casual conversations to unpack today's cultural challenges and to help equip you in defending the faith! Food and beverage provided.


• MEETS BI-WEEKLY ON THURSDAYS AT 7PM

LOVE: 50% | LEARN: 50%



OUTREACH


CARE COMPANIONS

Led by: Sue Delicata

Location: Rochester Hills

Any person that loves to be friendly and meet new people with a smile is welcome to join our group! Care Companions will be serving at a local senior center for assisted living once a month. We will meet for a quick lunch and then visit the senior center to be a listening ear for those who request a care companion (no counseling will be provided in any way).


• MONTHLY ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY AT 12PM


LOVE: 50% | LEARN: 50%


LOCAL OUTREACH

Led by: Steve Bongiorno & Sarah Bongiorno

Location: Varies

We are a Life Group built around serving others. Once per month over the course of the semester, we will go out into our community and simply serve. The type of outreach will vary, but will involve volunteering to serve food to the less fortunate, participating in restoration projects, getting involved in local city outreaches, and much more. CCC is looking to impact Sterling Heights and the surrounding cities for Jesus.


• VARYING TIMES & DAYS

LOVE: 20% | LEARN: 20% | SERVE: 60%


THE ALABASTER GIFT

Led by: Terri Tucker

Location: CCC

A group of CCC men and women volunteers that have a heart to help fight against human trafficking and to help the survivors of sex trafficking. There would be many volunteer opportunities to choose from, such as making dinners, donating day-to-day necessities, praying against human trafficking, and even ministering on-site at the Macomb country drop-in center.


• MEETS MONTHLY ON THURSDAY AT 7PM


MARRIAGE & FAMILY


FAMILIES WITH TEENS

Led by: Craig & Rhonda Riffel

Location: Washington

This group is designed to help you create long lasting friendships with other families in our church. We plan theme parties and fun events at our home (near Romeo) that have little or no cost. We meet once per month on a Saturday evening and aim to make it enjoyable for both parents and teens alike.


• MEETS MONTHLY ON SATURDAYS AT 6PM

LOVE: 80% | SERVE: 20%


MARRIAGE IN THE MIDDLE

Led by: Tom & Elaine Faraday

Location: Oakland

This group is for those who find they are in the 50/60 age group. Most of us are taking care of our elderly parents in some capacity, while also having young grandchildren. That is why we call ourselves, "Marriage in the Middle." (Cost: $15)


• MEETS BI-WEEKLY ON FRIDAYS AT 7PM

LOVE: 50% | LEARN: 50%


YOUNG MARRIED'S 20's-30's

Led by: Chris & Megan Rea

Location: Rochester

Falling in love? That’s easy. Staying in love? That takes a bit more work. If you got married because you wanted a healthy love that lasts a lifetime, this life group is for you! Each time we meet, we engage in a lot of honest conversation about the key principles that creates the marriage you desire, have dessert, and of course, have way too much fun.


• MEETS ON THE 2ND & 4TH FRIDAYS OF THE MONTH AT 7PM

LOVE: 50% | LEARN: 50%