We believe that authentic life change can and does happen within the context of a small group. Our groups exist to create healthy communities that produce disciples who make disciples.

What is a Group?
Groups consist of a smaller group of people intentionally gathering together with purpose. They facilitate a group of people that get together each week in order to fellowship, study, learn, have fun, meet new people, and pray.

Why Groups?
Our groups exist to create healthy communities that produce disciples who make disciples.
Groups are one of the best ways to get connected and grow at CCWC. We believe that true life-change happens in the context of community. We’re not made to do life alone. We need each other. Life is better when we’re connected. Because of this truth it is our desire not to settle as a church “with” small groups, but instead to become a church “of” small groups.

Our groups come in all shapes and sizes, and we have a group for every age and stage of life.  Groups are for everyone!

Our Model for Groups
3 Ways to Get Involved!

  • Community Groups (Details Below)
  • Study Groups (Details Below)
  • Recreation and Service Groups (Details Below)

Community Groups

Community Groups are typically 10 -12 people who gather to walk through life together. These are intended to be ongoing long-term groups aimed at communal growth, a corporate journey, and interdependent care.

SUNDAY 5:00 PM
          Facilitators: Rusty and Sherry Thomas
          In their home
          All Ages Welcome
          Click to register for group (Group at capacity)

SUNDAY 6:00 PM
          Facilitators: Brandon and Jessica Brooks
          In their home
          Young Adult Focus
          Childcare provided at the church
          Click to register for group

          Facilitators: Jim and Judy Deardorff
          Room 141
          Senior Adult Focus
          Childcare provided at the church
          Click to register for group

          Facilitators: Bryan and Amy Shaner
          In their home
          All Ages Welcome
          Click to register for group

          Facilitators: Dave and Teresa South
          In their home
          All Ages Welcome
          Childcare provided at the church
          Click to register for group (Group at capacity)

TUESDAY 6:30 PM
          Facilitators: Tom and Candy Dishong
          In their home/In McArthur
          All Ages Welcome
          Click to register for group

WEDNESDAY 6:00 PM
          Facilitators: Candice Looney/Trevis Thompson
          At the Church in Kenney Chapel
          Childcare provided
          Click to register for group

WEDNESDAY 6:30 PM
          Facilitators: Rob and Becky Richardson
          In the home of Gary and Virginia Wright
          Click to register for group

THURSDAY 3:00 PM
          Facilitators: Tom and Connie Romine
          At the Church in Kenney Chapel
          Senior Adult Focus
          Click to register for group


Study Groups

Study Groups are great if you want to learn about a specific topic for a set amount of time. Group sizes vary. These groups meet for a set number of weeks usually paced on a trimester schedule.

SUNDAY 9:00 AM
          Enjoying God in the Dailiness of Life
          Teacher: Megan Six
          Room 137
          Starts September 12 (8-week study)
          Join us for an exploration about how to find more joy in your relationship with God even in your everyday routines. 
          Click to register for group

          The Journey Together
          Teacher: Paul Richard
          Room 132
          Starts September 12 (14-week study)
          This class allows people to speak about their spiritual journey and have experience the support of others.
          Click to register for group

          That the World May Know
          Teacher: Edie Post
          Room 141
          Starts September 19 (On-going study)
          Using the unique teaching method of Ray Vander Laan’s material, Edie is able to bring the scriptures alive
          in light of the historical and cultural contexts that God placed it.
          Click to register for group

          Young Adult Ministry-“Relationships”
          Teacher: Ray Taw
          Room Room 2D
          Starts September 26
          Ray will be using the book, “Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands” by Paul Tripp. If you are a young adult,
          this is a great opportunity for you to fellowship and learn with others in your stage of life.
          Click to register for group

SUNDAY 10:30 AM
          Wesley Bible Class
          Teachers: Bob Antle, Dale Minor, Joe Riley
          Room 137
          Starts September 12 (On-going study)
          This class encourages the regular and continual study of scripture and allows each participant the
          opportunity to dialogue with others to gain a better understanding of God’s Word. The class uses the Wesley Bible 
          curriculum
          Click to register for group

          Life Lessons
          Teacher: Mark Ervin
          In Room 141
          Starts September 12 (On-going study)
          To look at life circumstances and apply biblical principles to those circumstances.
          Click to register for group

SUNDAY EVENING, 6:00 PM
          Grief Share
          Teacher: Connie Knowlton
          Room 2B
          Starts August 29  (14-week study)
          GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s
          most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
          Click to register for group

          Ruth Bible Study
          Teacher: Christy Cotterill-Townsend
          Room 137
          Starts September 12 (6-week study)
          The story of Ruth and Boaz is one of the most beautiful examples of God’s love and sovereignty recorded
          in the Bible. This book will fill you to the brim with hope, as you see an imperfect family be used mightily by God.
          Click to register for group

          “Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World – Certain Hope in Uncertain Times”-David Jeremiah Book
          Teacher: Diana West
          Room 132
          Starts September 12 (14-week study)
          Confidence can be hard to come by these days. People are losing their jobs, their houses, and their life savings
          at an unprecedented rate. Violence, natural disasters, and moral depravity seem to be skyrocketing.
          In the midst of all this chaos, we need to know . . . what on earth should we do now?
          Click to register for group

          Men’s Bible Study–1 & 2 Timothy
          Teacher: Jeff Devine
          Room TBD
          Starts September 12
          A study to answer who Timothy was, why he wrote them, what was happening in the Christian world at that time and how we can apply these books to our lives today.
          Click to register for group

MONDAY EVENING, 7:00 PM
          Junior High Girls Bible Study
          Teacher: Sadie Warner
          In her home
          Starts September 13 (Fall Semester)
          Click to register for group

TUESDAY EVENING, 5:00 PM
          The Chosen
          Teacher: Edie Post
          Room 2B
          What Does It Mean to Be Chosen? parallels each episode, connecting readers to the Bible in a brand-new way.
          It includes:

  •   A deeper look at Isaiah 43 and its fulfillment in Jesus and the lives of His followers (including us!)
  •   Script excerpts, quotes, and illustrations from the show
  •   Guiding questions for groups or individuals

          Being chosen by Jesus has beautiful and far-reaching implications—although it says even more about
          the Chooser than the choosees.
          We are loved because He’s love.
          We are saved because He’s merciful. We belong to the family of God because Jesus invites us, making the
          Bible and all its promises as true for us today as it was for God’s chosen nation.

WEDNESDAY EVENING, 6:00 PM
          Genesis, A Biblical View of Creation
          Teachers: Tom and Candy Dishong
          Room 2B
          Starts September 15 (12-week study)
          The focus is on a Biblical view of creation. At the end of the class in December, they are hoping to have
          a visit to the Creation Museum.
          Click to register for group

THURSDAY, 9:00 AM
          Precept Bible Study:Matthew
          Teacher: Barbara Shelor
          Room 141
          Starts September 16 (Fall and Spring Semester)
          Matthew answers the question of who Jesus is, and brings you face-to-face with the long-awaited Jewish Messiah.          
          Walk with Jesus through the towns and villages of the Galilee, see the miracles He performs– healing the sick,
          casting out demons, calming the seas. Listen to His teaching as He explains His kingdom. And then
          evaluate your life against the standard Jesus holds high and ask: Does my life show that I’m part of His kingdom?
          Click to register for group

THURSDAY, 7:00 PM
          Precept Bible Study:  2 Samuel/1Chronicles
          Teacher: Sharon Dudding
          Room 141
          Starts September 16 (Fall and Spring Semester)
          Watch a “man after God’s own heart” ascend to the throne, then descend into sin. See how a covenant-keeping
          God turns a man from the worst sins to a victorious finish.
          Click to register for group


Recreation and Service Groups

Recreation and Serve Groups are great if you want to find people with shared interests and join in an activity or service commitment.
*Time commitments for these groups vary based on the activity.

SUNDAY EVENING, 5:00 PM
          Yoga As A Spiritual Discipline: Adaptive Beginner Level
          Instructor: Paul Richard
          In Kenney Chapel
          Starts September 12 (Fall and Spring Semester)
          This class will be for people with physical limitations. This will be an adaptive experience for those who want to explore
         the discipline of yoga but also experience some form of limitation in what they can do. People without disabilities
          may also participate in this class.
          This class will stay at an adaptive beginner level.

SUNDAY EVENING, 6:00 PM
          Yoga As A Spiritual Discipline
          Instructor: Paul Richard
          In Kenney Chapel
          Starts September 12 (Fall and Spring Semester)
          To experience God as the One in whom we live and move and have our being. Using the discipline of yoga,
          we will discover how fearfully and wonderfully we are made in the image of God, creating space to experience
          God and love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to do this in the context of community.
       

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY  9:00 AM
          Pickleball
          Leader: Teresa South
          In the Gym
          On-going activity
          Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis.
          Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball,
          much like a wiffle ball, with 26–40 round holes, over a net.
       

MONDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY  6:00 PM
          REFIT
          Leader: Teresa Kirkendall
          Room 2A
          On-going activity
          Finding a workout you feel good about can be challenging. We know that you want to be inspired
          to make positive changes and in order to do that, you need an encouraging community and
          an empowering workout. REFIT® believes that fitness should change more than your body,
          which is why we’ve created a powerful, positive workout that changes you from the inside out.
          

MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY  6:00 PM
          REV + FLOW
          Leader: Teresa Kirkendall
          In the Gym
          On-going activity
          REV+FLOW by REFIT® is a high intensity, low impact workout designed for everyone.
          Although it is movement to music, this is not a cardio dance class. Movements are slower,
          easy-to-follow and highly modifiable whether higher or lower intensity is needed.
          

You may call the church office for more information: 740-698-2292