Topic/Audience: Students 

Name: 4:12 Student Ministry

Description: The goal for the 4:12 student ministry is to allow Christ to influence the way students speak, live, love, and believe. THE 412 EFFECT happens when they become examples themselves and influence others by what they say, the way they live, in their love, in their faith, and their purity.  Middle School Students meet every Sunday 6:00 - 7:30 PM.  (High School students meets Wednesday nights)

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm      Leader: Zach Morris    

eMail:     Tel. #: 706-992-8234

Location: 6720 Flat Rock Rd.  (Church On The Trail) 

Requirements: None 

Topic/Audience: Discipleship

Name: Discipleship 101

Description: This class is all about digging deeper and learning how to become a Christ follower. If you are new believer or seasoned Christian, this class is designed to help us become disciples.

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm      Leader: Len Orenstein

eMail:   Tel. #: 678-756-7872

Location: 6720 Flat Rock Rd.  (Church On The Trail) 

Requirements: “Real-Life Discipleship” by Jim Putman and “Evangelism Boot Camp” by Jesse F. Connors

Topic/Audience: Bible Study / Men

Name: Becoming a Kingdom Man 

Description: This 8 Week Study will be at the same time as the Kingdom Woman Study for the ladies! How convenient! Our culture is confused about what it means to be a man. Notions of masculinity have become misunderstood and maligned. This study speaks truth about the purpose and future of Biblical masculinity. In this Bible study, we will wrestle honestly with the unique questions and circumstances we face today as we are invited to discover God’s intent for masculinity. Let’s take our next step in our faith to become the powerful men of God that we were made to be.  Spoiler Alert! This study will be followed by Kingdom Marriage late this Spring!!

Leader : Lonnie Freeman   eMail:

Tel. #: (706) 662-902      Location: TBD        

Time: 4:00-5:30pm (Starting March 6th)       Childcare: Call me!

Requirements: Kingdom Men Rising (Helpful but not required) 

Topic/Audience: Bible Study, Prayer, Fellowship

Name: The Bible Study

Description: Join us for a study on the Bible itself. This study is used to simplify the “Word” and uncover what it means. Studying the Bible shouldn’t be hard or overwhelming. This study is a way to dive into God’s Word that is simplified, easy to understand, and self-paced. Build a firm foundation on what God has to say to you through His Word. Let’s grow together!!

Time: 3:30PM (1st and 3rd Sunday of the month) Childcare: Yes

Leadership Team : Niki Lopez

Tel. #: 706-615-8930


Location: 6720 Flat Rock Rd (Church On The Trail)

Requirements: The Bible Study by Zach Windahl

Topic/Audience: Women / Bible Study 

Name: Becoming a Kingdom Woman

Description: 6 Week Study starting March 6th . It Just So Happens that it will be at the same time as the Kingdom Men Rising Study for the guys! How convenient! Whether you’re married or single, you’ll discover that God wants to be the first “Husband” in your life. You’ll learn how the Creator makes, refines, and redeems a

kingdom woman, much like a diamond is unearthed, cut, and polished to shine for its Maker. And once set in motion by the Holy Spirit, you’ll see how you, as a kingdom woman, can leave a legacy in your family, your church and your community in ways that count for eternity. Spoiler Alert! This study will be followed by Kingdom Marriage late this Spring!!

Time:  4:00-5:30PM (Starting March 6th)        Leader: Patty Freeman

eMail:   Tel. #: 706-662-7741

Location: TBD  Requirements: Kingdom Woman (Helpful but not required)


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Topic/Audience: Outreach

Name: M2540

Description: We are called to minister to the spiritual and physical needs of the homeless and at risk community, and we meet them right where they are in Columbus! Our ultimate vision is to grow the kingdom by dramatically reducing the number of chronically homeless in our area.

Time: 6:00 PM     Childcare: No        

Leader: Autumn Morgan eMail:   

Tel. #: 706-587-4438  Location: 3406 6th Ave, Columbus    

Requirements: None


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Name: Route 1520 NORTH

Description: Join the movement of men who are addressing their issues head on! We don't have to fight our battles in secrecy and isolation. This group is about being  part of an authentic community where men can take off their masks and fight through the struggles of life together!

Time: 7:00 PM  Childcare: No  Leader: Richard Moore   

eMail:  Tel. #: 845-418-0889

Location: Solid Rock Church-Youth Ministry Building (6959 Warm Springs Road, Midland GA  32810)  Requirements: none 

Topic/Audience: Women’s/ Bible Study

Name: Christ and Coffee

Description: Christ and Coffee is a women’s Bible study that strives to transform our hearts and minds to be more like Christ and to be witnesses to those around us.  “Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continually.” 1 Chronicles 16:11

Time: 2:00-4:00pm       Childcare: No

Leader: Joann Freeman     Tel. #: 706-662-8543         eMail:

Location: 6720 Flat Rock Rd (Church On The Trail-Kids side)    Requirements: Bible

Topic/Audience: Fellowship, Women

Name: MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Description:  Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers (aka MOPS) is for any mother in the Columbus area with children ages ranging from in-utero up to Kindergarten. We want you to know that you belong! We have a seat for you at our table and would love for you to join us!

Time: 9:30AM-11:00AM      Childcare: YES  Tel. #: 720-620-1440

Leader: Jennie Esterly      eMail:

Location: 6720 Flat Rock Rd (Church On The Trail)   

Requirements: None

Topic/Audience: Women’s/ Bible Study / Fellowship

Name: Ladies Evening Study

Description: Come join us in fellowship as we learn and grow in our knowledge of scripture. Have you ever read the Old Testament, and felt lost or confused? Moreover, have you ever felt like you couldn’t apply its teachings to today? In this 8-week study, we will learn about the 7 Feasts described in Leviticus 23. We will dive deeper into Erin Davis’ study on the 7 Feast: Findings Christ in the Sacred Celebrations of the Old Testament. We will watch and discuss a different feast each week. You can purchase the book and follow along, but it will not be necessary to join in. What was their significance and how can we apply it to our lives today?

Time: 6:30PM       Childcare: No

Leader: Anne Webb and Britni Merva    Tel. #: 706-575-4178 or 706-570-1189

eMail: or

Location: 9050 Jackson Rd., Midland, GA 31820 (Anne Webb’s home) 

Requirements: None, but you may purchase the book.


Topic/Audience: Bible Study

Name: Walk This Way: The Book of James

Description: Join us for a verse by verse walk through the book of James. In this New Testament book, James addresses practical issues that are as current as this morning’s Google News, and yet his challenges are not dated. The timeless truth that James presents is that Christians must put their faith into action. The faith that Christians claim must be demonstrated in all the situations and circumstances of life—at work, at home, in the neighborhood, and in church.

Time: 6:30 AM    Childcare: No   Tel. #: 706-681-2732

Leader: Ed Grifenhagen        eMail:

Location: 6720 Flat Rock Rd (Church On The Trail - kids side)  Requirements: Bible 

Topic/Audience: High School Students

Name: High School Bible Study

Description: Our High School Bible Study is a weekly time, set aside for 9th-12th graders, to dig into God's Word and grow through the study and application of it. Join us every Wednesday as we dive in and discuss how Jesus permeates the Scriptures.

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm   Childcare: No

Leadership Team : Zach and Kaitlin Morris

Tel. #: 706-992-8234 or 318-518-0544


Location: 6720 Flat Rock Rd (Church On The Trail - Kids side)


Topic/Audience: Bible Study / Women

Name: The Grove

Description: The Grove is an invitation for all women to gather corporately as we worship, learn, and celebrate the greatness of Jesus together. Come and grow with us as you find breathing room for your soul and experience a God inspired message just for you! Childcare is provided!

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm (every 1st Thursday of each month)    Childcare: Yes

Leadership Team : Courtney Williams, Debra Bailey, & Susan Grifenhagen  

Tel. #: 706-221-8668  eMail:   Location: 6720 Flat Rock Rd

Topic/Audience: Bible Study

Name: Matthew 

Description: Zoom in on Matthew!! This is an in-depth, verse by verse, study of Matthew, the first book of the New Testament. The group started in March 2020. We are currently about half-way of the way through the book, but please jump in.

Time: 7:00 PM  Childcare: No

Leader: Ed Grifenhagen  eMail:        

Tel. #: 706-681-2732  Location: 6720 Flat Rock Rd (Church On The Trail) Requirements: Bible 

Topic/Audience: Bible Study / Men

Name: Trailblazers

Description: Get in on our monthly Trailblazers,.We gather on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30pm! We’ll have food, competitions, devotional and a great night of hanging out. Don’t do the journey of Authentic Manhood alone. Let’s face the battle together!

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm (every 1st Thursday of each month)      Childcare: Yes

Leader: Richard Moore    Tel. #: 706-527-1819 


Location: 6720 Flat Rock Rd (Church On The Trail)   Requirements: No

Topic/Audience: Bible Study / Men

Name: Coffee Connect

Description: Grab a cup of java and hang out with some men from COTT! Every Thursday night from 6-7pm, we gather at Midtown Coffee for an hour of shooting the breeze, talking about a few verses from the Bible and some prayer. It's a great way to get connected and caffeinated.

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm       Childcare: No

Leader: Richard Moore    Tel. #: 706-527-1819

Location: Midtown Coffee (1342 13th Street, Columbus)

Requirements: No

Topic/Audience: Bible Study

Name: Daniel and The End Times

Description: We will be going through the book of Daniel and learning from a man who saw a Vision of the end times. Daniel will teach us how we should walk in the last days. We will also be learning about end times events, the Antichrist, and the final system that will lead to the Second Coming of Christ.

Time: 6:15 PM  (Every 2nd Thursday of the month)

Childcare: No

Leader: Nic DiCenzo          eMail:

Tel. #: 603-726-6083

Location: 6812 Riverbrook Trace, Columbus 

Requirements: Bible and Study of Daniel by Nic

Topic/Audience: Financial

Name: Financial Peace University

Description: A 9-week course that will take a biblically based deep dire to improve your finances. We will watch a video each week from Dave Ramsey and his team on topics like getting out of debt, investing, buying a home, and more. After 9 weeks, you will have the knowledge to obtain financial independence.

Time: 6:00PM (starting Feb. 17th)  Childcare: No

Leadership Team : Kyle and Courtney Williams

Tel. #: 706-594-9452 or 770-313-8043   eMail:  

Location: Cunningham Center @ CSU     Requirements: Ramsey + membership


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Topic/Audience: Bible Study / Men

Name: The Breakfast Club

Description: The Breakfast Club is a weekly, ongoing, year-round Men’s Bible study. Bring your Bible and let’s dig deep into the Word! Coffee and a sense of humor are also welcome!


Time: 6:30AM-8:00AM     Childcare: No        

Leader: Lonnie Freeman        eMail:

Tel. #: 706-662-9012         Location: 6720 Flat Rock Rd (Church On The Trail)     Requirements: Bring your Bible

Topic/Audience: Outreach 

Name: Joyful Hearts

Description: Joyful Hearts provides a devotional and fellowship to residents of Oaks At Grove Park, an assisted living and memory care community. Our mission is to remind the attendees they are loved, and that God is always with them. We hope to bring those that don’t know Christ into a saving relationship with him.

Time: Twice a month on Friday, 2:30pm

Leader : Joann Freeman           eMail:    

Tel. #: 706-662-8543

Location: 1479 Grove Park Dr, Columbus  Requirements: Bible

Topic/Audience: Fellowship / Recreation

Name: Bible Bunco

Description: COTT Bible Bunco is a joyous fellowship open to all adults. We pray together, support each other, eat together and have a great time playing BUNCO! We celebrate Christ often through birthdays and holiday parties. The only requirement is to be a 9th grader or older. You are welcome to bring a dish to share but that is not required. We look forward to seeing you there.

Time: 7:00 PM (3rd Friday of each Month)       Childcare: No

Leader: Patty Freeman     Tel. #: 706-662-7741 


Location: 6720 Flat Rock Rd. (Church On The Trail - Kids side) 

Requirements: none


Topic/Audience: Bible Study / Everyone

Name: Stand To

Description:  Drive into the Book of Hebrews with your brothers and sisters in Christ.

Time: 7:30am   Childcare: No 

Leader: Brendon Simmons   eMail:

Tel. #: 478-387-5605 

Location: 6720 Flat Rock Rd. (Church On The Trail – kids side) 

Requirements: Bible


Topic/Audience: Outreach 

Name: Compassion Ministry

Description: The compassion ministry provides support to Church On The Trail members. There is no need too big or too small. You and your family are never “too new”; longtime members are never just “a face in the crowd”. You matter and the Compassion Ministry is here for you. We can be reached through the COTT website, via email and through your LifeGroup or just give us a call!

Time:  As Needed       Leader: Patty Freeman

eMail:     Tel. #: 706-662-7741

Location: 6720 Flat Rock Rd. (Church On The Trail) 

Requirements: None    

Name: Life Groups

Our Life Groups are not Bible Studies. They're different from our Growth Groups. Life Groups are designed for all of us to do life together. Acts 2:42 says "And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." COTT Life Groups are based on the model we're given in Acts 2 at the birth of the church.

     At a Life Group gathering, you can expect to share a meal together in someone's home, hang out and have great conversations, pray with and for each other, and have a short devotional/discussion about one of the most recent messages from our COTT Sunday gatherings. In other words, a Life Group is a time to have authentic fellowship with your friends.

    We also strongly encourage you to invite your friends, family, and co-workers to join you and hang out at a COTT Life Group gathering. We believe God grows His kingdom through the genuine fellowship of His people.


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