Small Groups

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17

Our church offers a variety of small groups throughout the week, providing intimate and supportive environments for spiritual growth and community building. These groups cater to different interests and life stages, ensuring there is a place for everyone to connect. Whether you’re looking to deepen your Bible knowledge, share life experiences, or seek guidance in your faith journey, our small groups offer a welcoming space to grow and thrive together. Join us and find the perfect group to enrich your spiritual life and build lasting relationships.

Groups

Home Groups

Experience the warmth and connection of our home small groups. Meeting throughout the week in various homes, these gatherings provide a cozy and supportive setting for deepening your faith and building meaningful relationships. Join us for enriching discussions, shared experiences, and spiritual growth in a welcoming home environment.
This group is led by Roger and Mary Clemons. It is a time of fellowship, spiritual growth, and community. Meeting weekly at C3, this group offers a welcoming environment to explore faith, engage in meaningful discussions, and build lasting relationships. Whether you’re new to the faith or looking to deepen your spiritual journey, Roger and Mary provide insightful guidance and genuine care to support you every step of the way.
We are a fun and faithful group enjoying the second half of life. We gather weekly on Sunday evenings at 6:30 PM in the home of a group member. Our time together includes food, fun, fellowship, and growing in our faith journey through Bible study and prayer. Our studies rotate based on the sermon series and the interests of our group members. Co-led by Richard Doyle and Bill Runkle, our group offers a welcoming and enriching environment for spiritual growth and camaraderie.
We are an eclectic, intergenerational group with 25 members ranging in age from 36 to 86. Meeting weekly, we usually follow Pastor Thom's sermon series for our Bible studies. Our group is passionate about outreach and actively serves in many church ministries. Once a month, we serve EPIC dinner and organize activities with them.
Each week, we share a meal and prayer time, fostering deep connections and spiritual growth. During the summer, we enjoy social dinners together. Our group loves to have fun and welcomes anyone looking for a vibrant, supportive community.
Join our highly relational small group that meets at our home on Sunday evenings from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Our gatherings are kid-friendly and feature a pitch-in meal, time for building relationships, engaging study sessions using RightNow Media, and meaningful conversations and prayer.

*Please note that our group will take a break over the summer and will resume after Labor Day in the fall of 2024. We look forward to reconnecting and welcoming new members then!
Our weekly small group meets every Sunday at 5:00 PM. We enjoy a meal together, followed by engaging study sessions on basic theology and meaningful conversations. Join us for a time of fellowship, learning, and community as we explore the foundational aspects of our faith.
Join us weekly at C3 in the EPIC Journey classroom from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Sundays. Open to all adults, our group is currently studying the book of Job and special series from Pastor Thom. We enjoy snacks, fellowship, prayer, and friendly conversation about our lives. Unique to our group, we offer a hybrid format with the option to join in person or via Microsoft Teams. Come be a part of our community.
Join Jeff and Jennifer Pickering at our small group, where faith grows and friendships flourish! Since joining C3 in 2017, we've been dedicated to fostering community through meaningful connections and deepening our understanding of God's word. Inspired by our journey, we now host our own small group, where we gather to discuss Christ, reflect on sermons, and support one another through life's ups and downs.

Our small group meets every Sunday from 4:30 pm to 6 pm, rotating between three different homes near C3. We intentionally chose these hours to accommodate early bedtimes and families attending EPIC. Come be a part of our close-knit community as we journey together in faith and fellowship!

Our small group, tailored for West Side residents of C3, meets in Fall (September-November) and Winter/Spring (January-April). We gather for shared meals, prayer, and discussions inspired by Sunday messages and Right Now Media topics. While we don't provide childcare, we offer opportunities for fellowship and community service. Contact Thom at tredmond@C3Lafayette.org for more information.
Join the Sowers' home group, meeting every Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Hosting rotates among attendees, with each gathering beginning with a shared meal provided by the host. Following dinner, we delve into a lesson inspired by church sermons or a Right Now Media video series. Our evenings conclude with prayer, wrapping up around 8:00 to 8:15 PM. Interested in joining? Email Shawn Sowers at shawn3@servejc.net or click the link below.
We're the Wood/Shaw group, gathering on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8 at the C3 Cafe. While we're still deciding on our summer study, we'll resume the Revelation series in the fall. Join us for snacks and fellowship as we delve into meaningful discussions. Currently at capacity, but if our time suits you best, feel free to reach out.

Life Groups

Welcome to C3's Life Stage Small Groups – where community meets life's journey! No matter where you find yourself, our groups are tailored to support you through your current life situations. Whether you're navigating career challenges, seeking parenting tips, or simply craving connection, we're here for you. Join us for enriching discussions, genuine friendships, and the support you need to thrive.
33 began in 2023 to bring men together to understand the life circumstances, both past and present, that have shaped them into the Christians they are today. After identifying a continued need for relationship-driven accountability, the group transitioned into a weekly meeting characterized by devotionals, prayer, and accountability. 

Upcoming studies: Weekly meetings including a continuation of the 33 Series with sessions 1 & 3 scheduled for Fall ’24, Sessions 2 & 4 scheduled for Winter ’25 
A casual breakfast for men to share a meal and build relationships with fellow believers before they begin their day.
MEN.T.O.R.S.  was established in 2016 following a men’s one day retreat, entitled Next Steps. Several men came together, realizing there was a true need to bring men together on a weekly basis.

MEN.T.O.R.S. is a men’s ministry where men meet, study, and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. We are all mentoring or influencing someone every day. Someone is also mentoring us as well. Mentoring is a two-way street. We are a group of men who have set out to cross train, to study , and understand our purpose in life and ready to bear the cross. Jesus disciples probably didn’t know at the time, but they were chosen for cross training.

MEN.T.O.R.S. Meet every Saturday at C3 in Room 111 at 8 AM except on the first Saturday of each month.

*On the first Saturday we meet at the Southside diner for breakfast at 7:30 AM.

For more information contact Jerry Mathews at 765-412-2240

Come join a group of ordinary men looking to learn more about their faith in Jesus Christ Build friendships that lead men to be accountable to God, family, and one another. This group of men study subjects that speak to addiction, offering support as well as accountability. TMG formed as the result of this need following the Conquerors series in 2020. This group is open the men of C3. Our code-creed is “What’s said stays here!” 

TMG meets Tuesday evenings 6:30pm at C3 in Room 111


A life group for adults around the age of 25 to 35. This highly relational life group connects on Sunday mornings in Portable B.
We encourage you to attend the first worship service, and then come out to the portable for the second part of the morning to connect with our small group. Children’s ministry allows children to participate throughout the morning in their programming. You will need to check students out after the first service and check them back in for the second service unless you have created special arrangements with our children’s ministry team regarding care for your children between church service, and the time you will spend in our life group. Grab a coffee and a doughnut, on your way out to Portable B!
Soul Sisters is a lively group of ladies who meet weekly throughout the year for Bible study. We meet at 12:30 each Tuesday in the C3 Cafe. We focus on faith, fellowship, and friendship. Growing in the Word, deepening our faith in Christ and being accountable to each other. New ladies are alwasy welcome to come and join us.

Interest Bases Groups

Interest-based small groups at a church provide a unique opportunity for individuals to connect with others who share similar hobbies, passions, or life experiences within the context of their faith community. These groups cater to diverse interests, ranging from book clubs, fitness groups, and cooking classes to prayer circles, parenting support, and community service initiatives. They offer a nurturing environment where members can deepen their relationships with each other while growing spiritually through shared activities and discussions centered around their interests. These groups foster a sense of belonging and provide avenues for personal growth, support, and accountability within the larger church family. Whether you're seeking companionship, spiritual enrichment, or simply a space to explore your interests alongside fellow believers, interest-based small groups offer a welcoming and inclusive space to thrive.
We are a group of faith-based motorcyclists with all of the same interests, God and motorcycles. Anyone who rides can be in the group regardless of make or motorcycle. It’s about the ride God has blessed us with. We hold a Blessing of the Bikes yearly.  We try to do a monthly dinner ride together and also like to participate in a local benefit ride. It’s great representation for the church and shows our service to the community. We currently have 48 members. We have some members from other churches that join us as well. Brandon Denison and Tony Paxton lead the group.

My name is Brandon Denison. I’ve been attending Crestview since November of 2022. I have been in the C3 Riders group since the first day. Tony Paxton and I were asked to lead the group in March of 2023. Not only have I been blessed with a great church family, but a motorcycle family as well. We all have the same common interests, God and motorcycles. Our group isn’t about what brand of bike you own, it’s about the ride God has blessed you with. I’ve met so many wonderful people through this group. A little about me, I’m single, no children and work at SIA. I ride a 2018 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. I enjoy being with my friends and family. I love going to Tampa and seeing my nephew when I can. I’m a fair weather rider. I’m not a big fan of the cold weather rides. I enjoy riding. I definitely have God as my co-pilot. I was baptized in March of 2023. It’s changed my life forever. My favorite Bible verse is Joshua 1:9. “This is my command-be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Tony Paxton’s passion for God is the same for riding his motorcycle. He rode for over 20,000 miles in 2023. Tony has been coming to Crestview for over 10 years. He has been married to his wife, Andie, for 29 years. Together, they have 3 children. Tony works for Granite and rides a 2021 Tri-Glide. His favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the lord with all of your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
 
Mountain Movers seeks to create a lasting impact on individuals by helping them:
Grow Spiritually: Deepen their relationship with God through fitness.

Improve Health: Enhance physical well-being through exercise.

Build Community: Forge meaningful connections with others on a similar journey.

Live Purposefully: Recognize the purpose of caring for their bodies in God's image.
Each gathering includes Zumba + an added spiritual element such as prayer, the sharing of scripture, a personal testimony, or an experience of worship! There are no fees to participate. Group members are encouraged to donate to local charities through a donations basket each week.

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