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.

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: Marriage

Name: Marriage Therapy Through Spiritual Growth

Description: Strengthening your marriage by maturing in Bible knowledge.

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm      Leader: Norman and Sharon Dunlap

eMail: and

Tel. #: 706-527-0064 or 706-888-2644

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

Requirements: Bible and Notebook

Topic/Audience: Bible Study / Single / College / 20 Something’s

Name: Foundations 

Description: Are you searching for some answers? Foundations is a group that can help you navigate your way through life's countless questions. If you are someone searching for the truth that is built on a solid foundation, then Foundations is the home for you. We are only better when we are together!

Time: TBD  Childcare: No

Leader : Tripp Rodgers and David Orenstein eMail:        

Tel. #: 706-325-0156

Location: Varies  Requirements: None 

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 to you. 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: 4:30PM (1st and 3rd Sunday of the month) Childcare: Yes

Leadership Team : Niki Lopez

Tel. #: 706-615-8930


Location: 6720 Flat Rock Rd

Requirements: The Bible Study by Zach Windahl



­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­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



­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Topic/Audience: Men's

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: 2:00pm       Childcare: No

Leader: Joann Freeman and Peggy Williams Tel. #: 706-662-8543 or 706-339-4629  eMail: or

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: Bible Study

Name: What Every Christian Ought to Know

Description:  Whether you are just beginning your faith journey, or have been a believer for decades, What Every Christian Ought to Know  will establish you in the core Truths of the Bible, equip you to confidently articulate your faith, and empower you to live a dynamic Christian life.

Time: 6:00PM      Childcare: No  Tel. #: 678-756-7872

Leader: Len Orenstein   eMail:

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

Requirements: What Every Christian Ought to Know by Adrian Rogers ($12.95 - Amazon)

Topic/Audience: Bible Study / Women’s

Name: Learning How to Study the Bible - Together

Description: No workbooks or commentaries, just the Word of God has spoken to us in the Bible. We will pick a book of the Bible and read it a chapter at a time. Then we’ll read it again and again, paraphrase it, list important words/phrases, use cross-refences, ask questions, find answers, and make personal application for our lives. And we’ll do it together!    Time: 7:00 PM    Childcare: No  

Leader: Sharon Dunlap   eMail:   Tel. #: 706-888-2644

Location: 708 Robin’s Nest Court, Columbus

Requirements: One chapter from Bible Study Methods: Rick Warren 

Topic/Audience: Bible Study , Outreach

Name: The Engagement Project

Description: In the Engagement Project, Dr. Tackett answers two important questions: Why did Jesus leave? and Why does God send? The answers to these questions may turn your world right-side up! In this 10-part video based study, we take a series of worldview tours that reveal God's endgame for all of us... what He is after. You'll discover God's world-changing mission for yourself and for your family. Jesus told us exactly what He wants us to do. In The Engagement Project, you'll learn why and how this will change everything.

Time: 6:30-8:00 PM  Leader: David and Kelly Holt 

eMail: or

Tel. #: 706-332-2212 or 706-289-0145  Childcare: No

Location: 5116 Grandtree Court Midland GA 31820  Requirements: None

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: Bible Study / Men

Name: The Breakfast Club

Description: The Breakfast Club is a weekly gathering of brothers that focuses first on studying God’s Word (currently beginning the book of Titus), followed by encouragement, fellowship, prayer support and doing life together as men of God. Get ready for a good bit of humor, sports commentary and movie quoting!

Time: 6:30 AM     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 and Patty Freeman           

Tel. #: 706-662-8543 or706-662-7741

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: Stand To - Christian warriors! We are diving into the book of Hebrews. We are learning how Jesus is superior, and that there is no salvation outside Him. We should stand firm in the faith.

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

Requirements: None


Topic/Audience: Outreach 

Name: Generations

Description: We are a Family Preservation Christian ministry serving families in Columbus, GA. It is our goal to help families in our community thrive. We are starting small with plans to grow as our team and resources let us because the need is big.

Time:  As Needed       Leader: Autumn Morgan

eMail:     Tel. #: 706-221-8668

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

Requirements: None    

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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