Life Group Catalog

All the Life Groups we offer this semester

Enrollment for our spring semester of Life Groups has started! Please check out our available groups below.


MEN


ONLINE APOLOGETICS

Led by: Matt Shar

Location: Online

Join us for an online exploration of key concepts that help defend the faith! Using scripture and historical writings, we’ll walk through important concepts for every Christian to know, which will help us understand why Christianity will always be real and relevant in our lives today!


• WEEKLY

LOVE: 20% | LEARN: 80%

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 SATURDAY OF THE MONTH AT 9AM

LOVE: 40% | LEARN: 60%

GOLF LEAGUE

Led by: Ed Keskeny

Location: Oakland

This is a group designed for men of any age who like to play golf. Each week we will play 9 holes of golf and then go out to eat after the round. (Cost: $500)


• MEETS WEEKLY ON TUESDAYS AT 4:30PM

LOVE: 75% | LEARN: 25%

MEN OF STEEL & VELVET

Led by: John Saylor & Gary Tovivonen

Location: CCC

This group is geared towards how to live and walk in the character of Christ. All men, married or single, can benefit from discussing and studying the word together.


• MEETS BI-WEEKLY ON THE 1ST & 3RD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7PM

LOVE: 50% | LEARN: 50%

MEN'S BOWLING

Led by: Michael Dolan

Location: Imperial Lanes of Clinton Township

This group is for all those men who are looking to create new and lasting friendships with other men while enjoying a sport you love. The men's bowling league is a FANTASTIC way for you to get connected at CCC and enjoy those winter months here in Michigan. Whether you bowl a 75 or 175, this group is for you. (Cost: $10/week)


• MEETS ON THE 1ST & 3RD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 6:30PM (STARTS OCTOBER 3RD)

LOVE: 100%

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. We'll top it off with a service project at the end, come join us! (Cost: Varies on activity)


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

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


WOMEN


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! (Cost: $20)


• MEETS EVERY TUESDAY 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%

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 ON THE 1ST & 3RD 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: 40% | LEARN: 40% | SERVE: 20%

GROUP FULL: TUESDAY NIGHT LADIES HOME GROUP

Led by: Melinda Davis

Location: Clinton Township

A ladies' home group for fellowship and learning. This semester we will be walking through "Raised Together," a verse-by-verse study on the book of Colossians written by Gloria Furman.


• MEETS WEEKLY ON TUESDAYS AT 7PM

LOVE: 30% | LEARN: 50% | SERVE: 20%

WEST LAKEPORT

Led by: Deniese Krall

Location: Sterling Heights

Welcome to West Lakeport, a place where we can all get away for a couple of hours a week and connect. West Lakeport, written by Deniese Krall, is a book and Bible study that allows the reader an opportunity to see him or herself through the characters and plot. Journey through a time where characters are just starting to realize who they are in Christ and how they all connect in ways that are unimaginable. (Cost: Yes)


• MEETS BI-WEEKLY ON SATURDAYS AT 6PM

LOVE: 75% | LEARN: 25%

WOMEN 30 AND OVER

Led by: Lori Militello

Location: CCC

Calling all Pearls! For women 30 and over, we'll be walking through the book of Titus, and this class will challenge women to take up their place in the kingdom of God. Younger women desperately need godly role models in their lives! Will you answer the call?


• MEETS WEEKLY ON THURSDAYS FOR 4 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS AT 7PM (STARTS MARCH 28TH)

LOVE: 15% | LEARN: 70% | SERVE: 15%

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY (2 Groups)

Led by: Pastor Terese Rea

Location: CCC

"Job: A Story of Unlikely Joy" with Lisa Harper. Know that God sees your hardship and welcomes your difficult questions. Witness your pain being transformed into a conduit for God's glory and compassionate comfort. Join us for eight video-driven bible study sessions with small group participation. Childcare is available during the morning study only for ages five and under at no cost. (Cost: $20)


Morning:

• MEETS ON TUESDAYS AT 9:30AM

Evening:

• MEETS ON TUESDAYS AT 7PM

LOVE: 30% | LEARN: 50% | SERVE: 20%


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%

FAMILY DATE NIGHT

Led by: Ross Rossan III

Location: Rochester Hills

We understand how hard it can be to try to go out with children. This group will go out and explore the community once a month so that the whole family will feel as if we are all on a big “date night." Come join us for a fun event, every month! (Cost: Varies based on activity)


• MEETS MONTHLY ON SATURDAYS AT 6PM

LOVE: 100%

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%

GROUP FULL: YOUNG MARRIEDS 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 they meet, they 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 FRIDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7PM

LOVE: 50% | LEARN: 50%


CO-ED


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 3RD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 2PM

LOVE: 100%

BACKPACKING BASICS

Led by: David & Renae Cummings

Location: Sterling Heights

Connect with God in the beauty of His creation! Have fun with others learning about recreational backpacking, including hiking how-to's, awesome locations, gear, and backcountry cooking. This group is ideal for anyone looking to reduce stress by building relationships while experiencing the great outdoors. An optional weekend backpacking trip will be arranged for those interested (costs required for trip only.) For anyone 16 and older.


• MEETS ON THE 1ST AND 3RD TUESDAYS AT 7PM

LOVE: 50% | LEARN: 50%

FACING THE STORMS OF LIFE PREPARED

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

GRIEF SHARE

Led by: Rosa Gialloreti

Location: CCC

Grief Share is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult expereinces. You don't have to go through this alone.


• MEETS WEEKLY ON MONDAYS AT 6:30PM

LOVE: 50% | LEARN: 50%

GUNS, GOD, & CAKE

Led by: Sheri Neufang

Location: Shelby Township

Single or married people, 18 and over, with an interest in shooting guns, hanging out, and learning more about the Lord. (Cost: $10-$20 per week)


• 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, 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: 33% | LEARN: 33% | SERVE: 34%

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 MINISTRIESTUESDAY AM

• CCC FAMILIES AND MILITARY TUESDAY AM

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

• OUTREACH, MISSIONS, & EVANGELISMWEDNESDAY PM

• YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY (TBD)

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

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 & 4TH WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7PM

LOVE: 35% | LEARN: 60% | SERVE: 5%

RUN WITH US

Led by: Dave Cummings

Location: Sterling Heights

If you'd like to incorporate some fitness activity during the winter months, this group may be for you! We meet weekly on Saturday mornings at Dodge Park to run a few miles, and we may also meet for breakfast following. Feel great about spring because you've earned it during winter! Any and all runners are welcome.


• MEETS ON SATURDAYS AT 8:30AM

LOVE: 75% | LEARN: 25%

SCHOOL OF WORSHIP

Led by: Phil Smith & Darlene Green

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 (STARTS FEBRUARY 4TH)

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

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%

THE PURSUIT OF GOD

Led by: Tyler Green

Location: CCC

This group will go through the book "The Pursuit of God" by A.W. Tozer as well as dedicate time for discussion, prayer, and intercession. The group is open for people of all ages and is intended for people who are hungry for God and want to see powerful moves of His Spirit


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

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

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS BOOK STUDY

Led by: Cheryl Priemer

Location: Shelby Township

In his book "The Screwtape Letters", C.S. Lewis uses humor to masterfully expose Satan's strategies that try to hinder our relationship with God. This life group will equip its members to be more discerning of the spiritual battles we face on a daily basis and strategies to fight against the efforts of Satan. (Cost:$10)


• MEETS WEEKLY ON THURSDAYS AT 6:30PM

LOVE: 80% | LEARN: 20%


STUDENTS


CREATIVE WORSHIP DANCE CLASS

Led by: Andrea Wood

Location: CCC

A four-week group for 8-12 year olds who would love to learn more about worshipping through dance. (Cost: $25)


• MEETS WEEKLY ON MONDAYS AT 6PM

LOVE: 20% | LEARN: 80%

STUDENT LIFE GROUPS (10 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


LOCAL OUTREACH

Led by: Steve 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%