Life Group Catalog

All our Life Groups offered for the Spring Semester


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CO-ED


27/35

Led by: Amber Hillier

Location: Varies

A fellowship group for people aged 27-35 — everyone is welcome! Game nights, dinner, movies, beach days, and anything that provides a time for friendship and community! We will have at least one group volunteer opportunity per semester. (Free or low cost based on activity.)


MEETS MONTHLY ON WEEKENDS

LOVE: 90% | SERVE: 10%


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%


COFFEE & THE WORD

Led by: Tyler Green

Location: Varies

This group is meant to connect people of all ages who love coffee, community, and studying God's word with others. We will be meeting at 7 different coffee shops over 3 months to explore Metro Detroit's best coffee while also discussing what God is showing us through our 90-day YouVersion Bible App Reading Plan titled: The Bible Project | Gospels. (Cost: A Cup of Coffee)


• MEETS BI-WEEKLY ON SATURDAYS AT 8AM

LOVE: 50% | LEARN: 50%


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


ENNEAGRAM & COFFEE

Led by: Emily Smith, Zack Merren, & Hannah Baltz

Location: Warren

Come learn more about yourself and how you connect with God through the lens of the Enneagram! The Enneagram is a way to type personalities that describes how people perceive the world and manage their emotions. It allows us to better understand ourselves and those around us as the people that God created us to be. (Cost: $25)


• MEETS BI-WEEKLY ON TUESDAYS AT 7:00PM

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! This group will read a book by Ellen Harbin about her experience with the Lord during a time of crisis in her life. We will explore the guidance God gives us in His Word to help us not only endure, but blossom into stronger Christ followers! All are welcome.


• MEETS WEEKLY ON MONDAYS AT 7:30PM

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


FAITH WALKER

Led by: Jeff & Karlene Jacobsen

Location: Sterling Heights

A group of men and women who lean on the Lord for strength and enjoy fellowship with others. Join us as we will build one another up in our faith over a meal, conversation, and discussion surrounding the new book from Joy Gruits, Embrace His Call. (Cost: $15)


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

LOVE: 60% | LEARN: 40%


FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

Led by: Joe & Joy Esdale

Location: CCC

Do you have questions about your finances? In this group, you will learn how to manage your finances during this 9 week video course taught by Dave Ramsey. It’s not just for math nerds! Dave's video lessons are fun, engaging, and informative. You will learn God's and grandma's way of handling money. All are welcome! (Cost: $105)


• MEETS WEEKLY ON THURSDAYS AT 7PM

LOVE: 25% | LEARN: 75%


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: 20% | LEARN: 80%


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

LEARN: 100%


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 as we cover these topics in prayer.


• 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%


OH MY GOAL!

Led by: Jon Dang & Tim Palnau

Location: Shelby Township

Calling young adult soccer players! Join the CCC Soccer Team (18-30 year old league) for the Spring semester beginning in late February and ending in April. Game times are subject to league scheduling. (Cost: $100)


• MEETS WEEKLY ON THE WEEKENDS IN THE EVENING

LOVE: 100%


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: 90%


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%


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%


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%


STORMING THE GATES OF HEAVEN

Led by: Pauline D'Angelo

Location: CCC

Putting to practice lessons from the book Storming the Gates of Heaven, this group will be devoted to growing in intercessory prayer and is open to believers of all ages for life's important issues such as church, family, revival, evangelism, and more.


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

LOVE: 25% | LEARN: 25% | SERVE: 50%


CCC VOLLEYBALL

Led by: Emily Riffel

Location: Washington Township

Build friendships and have fun while playing volleyball together at Total Sports. We are open to all ages and ability levels! (Cost: $80)


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

LOVE: 100%



MEN


A STUDY OF EPHESIANS

Led by: Chuck Bongiorno & John Saylor

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 Ephesians. 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 Jay Jay's Bistro. (Cost: Breakfast)


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

LOVE: 30% | LEARN: 70%


YOUNG FATHERS

Led by: Dave Bongiorno & Jesse Kyle

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 BI-WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAY AT 7PM

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



WOMEN


CHRIST, CRAFTS, & CONNECTION

Led by: Katie Rice

Location: Macomb Township

Each meeting will focus on a thought-provoking topic of discussion in female culture to build self-esteem, image, and empower young women and adults alike. The crafts will mirror the theme for the week and each item made will be donated to benefit other women's organizations. Age Group: 10yrs and up. Each minor must be accompanied by adult. (Cost $10 per person)


• MEETS ONCE A MONTH ON THURSDAYS AT 6PM

LOVE: 45% | LEARN: 30% | SERVE: 25%


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: 70% | LEARN: 30%


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%


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%


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 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%

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY (2 GROUPS)

Led by: Pastor Terese Rea, Lori Militello

Location: CCC

Seen. Chosen. Sent. Can you imagine feeling so seen by God that you can't help but see others the same way God does? Can you imagine everyday, ordinary life having a significant eternal impact? God has seen you, chosen you, and sent you, to see others clearly, and to help them be seen. A 7-Session study of 20/20 by Christine Cain. (Cost: $20)

Morning:

• MEETS ON TUESDAYS AT 9:30AM

Evening:

• MEETS ON TUESDAYS AT 7PM

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


STUDENTS


STUDENT LIFE GROUPS

Led by: Pastor Adam Baltz

Location: CCC

Our Youth Ministry meets every Sunday for a dynamic youth service. A part of that service 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 & 8th Grade Guys — Vince Palazzolo & Aaron Crile

7th & 8th Grade Girls — Megan Lauinger & Bella Neufang

9th & 10th Grade Guys — Jeff Amicucci

9th & 10th Grade Girls — Phyllis Golden, Julia Rubin, & Melissa Chute

11th Grade Guys — Nick Nova

11th & 12th Grade Girls — Hannah Cummings & Nicole Galli

12th Grade Guys — Pastor Adam Baltz

LOVE: 50% | LEARN: 25% | SERVE: 25%



OUTREACH


LOCAL OUTREACH

Led by: Steve & 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: 10% | LEARN: 10% | SERVE: 80%


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

LEARN: 40% | SERVE: 60%



MARRIAGE & FAMILY


BECOME A MARRIAGE MENTOR

Led by: Chris & Megan Rea

Location: CCC

Have you ever thought of becoming a marriage mentor? If you have been married at least 10 years and have a solid marriage of your own, then you're qualified! Complete this course to become a certified relationship coach/marriage mentor through the organization "Prepare and Enrich."


• MEETS ONE WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY A MONTH (TIME TBD)

LOVE: 70% | SERVE: 30%


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: 100%


FAMILY HANGOUTS

Led by: Kevin & Laura Bobcean

Location: Shelby Township

This group is designed as a meet-up for families with young children to have fellowship with one another and create relationships. Once a month, we will enjoy an activity like a game night, meeting up at a family friendly place, having a potluck, or any other ideas the group decides!


• MEETS ONCE A MONTH ON SATURDAY (VARYING TIMES)

LOVE: 100%


SITTER SWAP!

Led by: Kara Buono

Location: Varies

Is it hard scheduling a sitter for date night? Does the extra cost of hiring a sitter prevent you from spending quality time with your spouse? Sign up and join Sitter Swap! We will connect you with another CCC family who also has children. From there, each household takes turns being a sitter for the other couple's children.


• SELF-SCHEDULED

LOVE: 100%