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. y (Church On The Trail) 

Requirements: None 




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: 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: 7:00 PM  Childcare: No


Tel. #: 706-221-8668

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

Requirements: Varies 

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: Bible Study

Name: Disciple Makers

Description: In this growth group we will study Scripture and "The American Covenant"  by Marshall Foster. It documents in exciting and vivid detail the Biblically-based principles and personalities that formed the foundation for America’s economic, governmental, legal, educational, and spiritual institutions.

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: Bible Study

Name: Table Talk

Description: Using the Table Talk notes, we will dig deep into the COTT Sunday sermon for clarity, guidance and a deepen understanding of Gods Word. This will be a discussion groups.  Many friends to dig deep and gain knowledge with.

Time: 6:00pm (2nd & 4th Wednesday)      Childcare: No

Leader: Len Orenstein   Tel. #: 678-756-7872 


Location: 6720 Flat Rock Rd (Church On The Trail)    Requirements: None


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: Zoom in on Matthew 

Description: Zoom in on Matthew!! An in-depth, verse by verse, study of Matthew, the first book in 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: Zoom Only  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 / 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 twice a month and communion once a month with the residents of Oaks at Grove Park. They are an assisted living and memory care facility home. The 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 his loving arms.

Time:  2:30pm     Leader: Patty Freeman  

eMail: Tel. #: 706-662-7741

Location: 1479 Grove Park Dr, Columbus  Requirements: Bible    


Topic/Audience: Bible Study / Men

Name: Stand To

Description: Stand To! Christian Soldiers ready your hearts and minds for Battle, as we dive into the Book: On Spiritual Combat by Dave Grossman and Adam Davis. Each day will include powerful readings, encouraging scripture, meaningful hymns (bonus points if you sing them), and questions for reflection.

Time: 7:30am   Childcare: No 

Leader: Brendon Simmons


Tel. #: 478-387-5605 

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

Requirements: None

As Needed

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:  To be determined     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:  To be determined     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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