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We connect with each other in CONNECTGroups.

True growth is not just about Sunday mornings. We believe that real growth happens when you are involved in community, not just sitting in a worship service.

 

To grow spiritually, you need to be connected relationally. A great way to do this is through a Church On The Trail CONNECTGroup.They are your key to developing healthy relationships with those who share your interests, or people who are dealing with similar life issues.

CONNECTGroups are an opportunity to reach out to others, while growing in your walk with God.

 

CONNECTGroups meet in homes, businesses, restaurants, or other locations throughout our area. These groups change and begin at different times during the year, so you have the opportunity to explore different groups, or join groups at any time.

You'll never fully experience Church On The Trail until you lock arms and connect with others in the Body of Christ!

Scroll down to explore the current CONNECTGroups and sign up for one (or more!) at the bottom of the page.

MONDAYS

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M2540

Category: Missions/Outreach     

Audience:  Everyone                   

Status: N/A

Ages: 18+ (Contact Host)      

Children Welcome: No (Contact Host)

Meeting Days: Every Monday            

Start/End Dates: Ongoing/Year-Round

Meeting Time:  6:00-9:00pm            

Location: 3406 6th Ave, Columbus 

  

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.

Host: Ed Grifenhagen                       

Email: M2540@churchonthetrail.org   

Phone: (706) 681-2732 

Requirements: None

Marks of a Disciple

Category: Bible Study    

Audience:  Everyone

Status: N/A

Ages: 18-99

Children Welcome: No

Meeting Days: Every Monday

Start/End Dates: Starts Sept 19th - duration 6-8 weeks

Meeting Time:  6:00pm - 8:30pm (includes dinner)

Location: Midland, GA

  

Description: In Marks of a Disciple, pastor Dean Inserra examines six measurements to help us see whether or not we’re developing spiritually. This is not a checklist or a punch card, but rather a group of traits distilled from Scripture that should be evident in the life of a follower of Jesus. As we pursue these markers, our faith can flourish the way God intended.

 

Host: Don & Anne Webb

Requirements: Bring a Bible

Pinterest Party

Category: Shared Interest/Activity

Audience: Everyone

Status: N/A

Ages: All             

Children Welcome: Yes

Meeting Days: 1st Monday of every month

Start/End Dates: Ongoing

Meeting Time:  6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Columbus, GA

  

Description: Come do different crafts and games all from Pinterest! We will meet once a month on the first Monday of that month. I will have a supply list for the following month. There is no childcare but don’t let that keep you from coming!

Host: Merian Maxwell

Requirements: Supplies for each craft

TUESDAYS

Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Study - UPCOMING!

Category: Bible Study                 

Audience: Women                      

Status: N/A

Ages: Any                           

Children Welcome: No

Meeting Days: Tuesdays            

Start/End Dates: 4 October - 1 November

Meeting Time: 8:30am -10:30am          

Location: Columbus, GA

  

Description: This will be a weekly ladies Bible study where we can meet together and grow in the knowledge of Christ.

Host: Leah Lane                         

Requirements: Bring your Bible & The Amazing Collection: The Pentateuch This can be purchased on Amazon or bigdreamministries.org

Christ and Coffee

Category: Bible Study                 

Audience: Women                      

Status: N/A

Ages:18+                           

Children Welcome: No

Meeting Days: Tuesdays            

Start/End Dates: Ongoing/Year-Round

Meeting Time:  2:00-4:00pm            

Location: Columbus, GA

  

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

Host: Joann Freeman                         

Requirements: Bring your Bible

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Route 1520 North

Category: Support/Recovery     

Audience: Men                       

Status: N/A

Ages:18+                       

Children Welcome: No

Meeting Days: Tuesdays                  

Start/End Dates: Ongoing/Year-Round

Meeting Time: 7:00pm                 

Location: Solid Rock Church-Youth Ministry Building (6959 Warm Springs Road, Midland GA  32810

  

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!

Host: Richard Moore

Email: Route1520@churchonthetrail.org

Phone: (845) 418-0889

Requirements: None

WEDNESDAYS

So That You May Believe: The Gospel of John

Category: Bible Study

Audience: Everyone

Status: N/A

Ages:18+

Children Welcome: No

Meeting Days: Wednesday

Start/End Dates: Ongoing -'til we're finished!

Meeting Time:  6:30am - 8:00am

Location: Columbus, GA

Description: Join us for a walk through the Gospel of John, digging into it verse-by-verse, looking at context, extracting timeless truths from the Word, and just having great discussions.

Host: Ed Grifenhagen

Requirements: Bring your Bible!

Ladies Evening Bible Study

Category: Bible Study

Audience: Women

Status: N/A

Ages: Ladies of all ages. We do not focus on any certain topic and hope all feel welcomed!       

Children Welcome: No

Meeting Days: Every Wednesday

Start/End Dates: Ongoing/Year-Round

Meeting Time:  6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Location: Midland, GA

Description: In this 7-session study of the book of Isaiah, learn to rest in God’s promises and grow in trust. Unpacking Isaiah’s words—from the prophet’s challenging words to the nation of Israel to his prophecies of the Messiah to come—will reveal that you can trust God more than your own human effort or the counterfeits the world suggests. You won’t be striving harder, but instead trusting more deeply the Faithful One who is so worthy of your utter dependence. In Him you’ll find the comfort and peace you need to sustain you.

Host: Britni Merva & Anne Webb

Requirements: Isaiah Bible Study Book: Striving Less and Trusting God More by Melissa Spoelstra. We will watch a weekly video and have a discussion. The book follows along but is not necessary to attend.

COTT Pickleball

Category: Shared Interest/Activity

Audience: Everyone

Status: N/A

Ages: 16+

Children Welcome: No

Meeting Days: Every Wednesday

Start/End Dates: Ongoing

Meeting Time:  7:00PM-8:30PM (you don't have to stay the whole time)

Location: Columbus, GA

  

Description: Join us and have fun, learning and playing the fastest growing sport in America...pickleball! Cooper Creek charges $3.00 per person per night.

Host: Susan Grifenhagen

Requirements: Pickleball paddle (we have 4 extra paddles available for use)

THURSDAYS

Men's Coffee Connect 

Category: Bible Study

Audience: Men 

Status: N/A

Ages: 18+

Children Welcome: No

Meeting Days: Thursday (except first Thurs of month)

Start/End Dates: Ongoing/Year-Round

Meeting Time:  6:00pm - 7:00pm 

Location: Columbus, GA

  

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.

Host: Carl Wright

Requirements: None

Galatians Bible Study 

Category: Bible Study

Audience: Everyone

Status: N/A

Ages:16+

Children Welcome: No

Meeting Days: Thursday

Start/End Dates: Ongoing - #tilweredone

Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Columbus, GA

Description: Join us as we dive, verse-by-verse into Paul’s letter to the Galatians. It has long been called the charter of Christian freedom. In it Paul proclaims the reality of believers’ liberty in Christ—freedom from the law and the power of sin, and freedom to serve the living Lord.

Host: Ed Grifenhagen

Requirements: Bring your Bible!

FRIDAYS

The Breakfast Club

Category: Bible Study

Audience: Men                           

Status: N/A

Ages:18+                           

Children Welcome: No

Meeting Days: Friday                        

Start/End Dates: Ongoing/Year-Round

Meeting Time:  6:30 - 8:00am           

Location: Columbus, GA

  

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!

Host: Lonnie Freeman                        

Requirements: Bring your Bible!

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Joyful Hearts

Category: Missions/Outreach

Audience: Everyone                   

Status: N/A

Ages:18+                           

Children Welcome: No

Meeting Days: 2x per month Fridays (Dictated by facility)

Start/End Dates: Ongoing/Year-Round

Meeting Time:  2:30 - 3:30pm           

Location: Columbus, GA

  

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. NOTE: Since we are invited by the facility, the Fridays will vary.

Host: Joann Freeman                        

Requirements: Masks are required regardless of your vaccination status

BUNCO

Category: Shared Interest/Activity

Audience: Women                             

Status: N/A

Ages: 18+                                       

Children Welcome: No

Meeting Days: 3rd Friday (Monthly)

Start/End Dates: 16 September 2022 - 19 May 2023

Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm         

Location: Columbus, GA

Description: All women are welcome! You don’t need to know how to play. We share food, laughter and good times. We meet the 3rd Friday of each month at Church on the Trail.

Host: Patty Freeman

Requirements: You, a friend, family and a dish to pass if you can!

SATURDAYS

Stand To

Category: Bible Study

Audience: Everyone                   

Status: N/A

Ages:18+                           

Children Welcome: No

Meeting Days: Saturday                    

Start/End Dates: Ongoing/Year-Round

Meeting Time:  7:30 - 9:00am           

Location: Columbus, GA 

  

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

Host: Brendon Simmons                     

Requirements: Bring your Bible!

Crafters Connect

Category: Shared Interest/Activity

Audience: Women 

Status: N/A

Ages:18+

Children Welcome: No

Meeting Days: 1st Saturday of each month

Start/End Dates: Ongoing/Year-Round

Meeting Time: 10:00am

Location: Columbus, GA

  

Description: Join us the 1st Saturday of each month to make an inexpensive, fun craft. We look forward to growing closer to Jesus and each other in this fun, relaxing group.

Host: Lynn Wright

Requirements: Small fee per craft ($5 to $10)

SUNDAYS

Kingdom Marriage

Category: Book Study/Discussion                 

Audience: Everybody                           

Status: Married Couples, Singles, Dating Couples, Everyone!

Ages:18+                           

Children Welcome: No

Meeting Days: Sunday                        

Start/End Dates: 11 September - 16 October 2022

Meeting Time:  4:00pm - 5:30pm           

Location: Columbus, GA

  

Description: Based on the book, Kingdom Marriage, this 6-week video small-group study instructs Christian couples on how to tap into the power of God as they seek God’s purpose and perspective for their marriage. Author and speaker Tony Evans explains how kingdom couples bring light and life to their families and communities and offers many practical insights and applications. 

Host: Lonnie & Patty Freeman                        

Requirements: None, however you can purchase "Kingdom Marriage" by Tony Evans

Table Talk Supper Club

Category: Sunday Message Discussion

Audience: Everyone 

Status: N/A

Ages:18+

Children Welcome: No

Meeting Days: 2nd Sunday of the month (subject to change)

Start/End Dates: Ongoing/Year-Round

Meeting Time:  5pm - 7pm

Location: Columbus, GA

  

Description: Gather with friends to share a meal and enjoy a devotion with the Table Talk from the COTT service. We are continuing Richard and Rhonda's Supper Club and Nancy Brim and Family are opening their home for our gathering. Please join us!

Host: Lynn Wright & Nancy Brim

Requirements: Bring a dish or dessert to share!

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