Group Life at C3

At Columbia Community Church (C3), we believe that life is best done together!
Being a part of a group is a great complement to our large gatherings.

Here at C3 we believe YOU CAN’T DO LIFE ALONE!
God’s design for you is to connect.

What is Group Life?

It’s about 10-15 people who meet together each week in a convenient Tri-Cities location to learn about the Bible, grow, and have fun.

There are so many great reasons to join a group!

  • Weekly connection in The Word will help you grow in your faith
  • Prayer support through tough times
  • Opportunities to participate in outreach with your group
  • New friends to say ‘hi’ to on Sundays & the rest of the week
  • Celebration of Communion together!
  • Fun with others going though the same thing as you are

Communion is a great opportunity for your group to worship together.

Some groups are designed for specific gender or age or stage of life.

Group Types

All C3 Groups interact and grow through a practical application of the Bible. There are four general categories of groups you'll find at C3. All groups serve to equip you to become a better follower of Jesus Christ.

Learning Groups

Connect with people who want to learn more! From first-time believers to "veteran's," we offer DVD and other curriculum to explore relevant topics or specific parts of the Bible.  Many groups choose to go deeper into our Sunday messages by using Message Notes for discussion. Learning groups may have homework.

Activity Groups

Connect around fun activities and recreation! These groups use message notes or short devotionals for spiritual growth. No homework.

Outreach Groups

Plan and execute hands-on serving in the community.

Healing Groups

Participate in a conversation that leads to restoration and hope.  Work through patterns of behavior we would like to change.

When can I join a group?

Email Group Life
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Don’t worry about being BRAND NEW – new members are joining our groups all the time! At the beginning of each quarter (typically in August, January, March & June) many of our groups have an on-ramp that we call OPEN ENROLLMENT, and registration links will be live all over our website. In between Open Enrollment periods, several of our groups continue to accept new members so that no matter when you want to get plugged in, we’ll have a place for you!  Simply send us an e-mail and we’ll help you get plugged in.

How long do groups meet?

  • Turbo Groups meet for 4-6 weeks on a focused topic.  
  • Quarterly Groups meet for 8-9 weeks.  
  • Extended Groups meet for 2 to 4 quarters.  They are open to welcoming new people each quarter and take at least a 2-week break between quarters.
Group Life Starting Point

Our next Starting Point group will meet Sundays at 9:50am, July 9 through August 27.  Look for it in the Group Finder!

Starting Point

Explore Faith & Experience Community

Starting Point is designed for:

Those who are curious about God, Jesus, the Bible, or Christianity
Those who have just begun a relationship with Jesus Christ
Those who have some church experience but have been away for a while.

What about child care?

We want to make Group Life as easy as possible for couples and single parents to attend. That is why Columbia provides a reimbursement option for your childcare expenses (for children under the age of 13). You pay your babysitter, and our church will pay you back a flat rate per child. We hope childcare reimbursement makes your Group Life experience possible and more enjoyable.

Interested in leading a group next quarter?

Are you a Group Life Leader now?

Questions about Group Life? Email us here

Email Group Life
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