COTC Women's Softball
Life Group
Sports and Special Interst
Sunday Various

Have a passion for softball ladies? This is your place. You don't have to be a pro to play!

Where: GT Bray Softball Fields
Facilitator: Lori Leseberg
Pre-Marital Counseling
Life Group
Marriage – Family
Sunday By Appointment

Getting Married??? Join us as we prepare together for the next step in your relationship, marriage.

Where: COTC - Group Room D
Facilitator: John & Julie Brunk
Breathe Women's Group
Life Group
Women's
Monday 9:00 AM

We are a group of women currently studying Beth Moore's Breathe material. It is based on the verse John 20:22 that says that Jesus "breathed on them and said, 'receive the Holy Spirit.'" Join us as we apply this kind of living to our every day lives.

Where: COTC - Group Room B
Facilitator: Jenn Cassidy
Band of Brothers Monday
Life Group
Men's
Monday 6:30 PM

We need people in our life we can count on. We need brothers who will be there for us no matter what. Brothers we can spiritually grow with. A place where we have permission to be men, connecting through study, prayer, accountability and friendship.

Where: COTC - Oasis
Break Free
Life Group
Support
Monday 6:30 PM

With Christ at the center of our recovery we can begin to experience freedom from addiction, lust, and injurious relationships. This is a Christ-Centered application of the 12-steps.

Where: COTC Main Sanctuary
Facilitator: Don & Judy Wyllys
PMS Women's Group
Life Group
Women's
Monday 6:30 PM

We are a group of women who enjoy good food, laughter and great conversation.

Where: COTC - Loft
Facilitator: Karen Pavkovich
Sister-Chicks Group
Life Group
Spiritual Growth – Women
Tuesday 9:00 AM

We are the Sister-Chicks! We love building relationships. We study God's Word and relate to one another through life experience and community.

Where: COTC - Group Room B
Moms and Tots Playgroup
Life Group
Marriage – Family
Tuesday 11:00 AM

A place for moms to connect and socialize with our little ones. We meet the First Tuesday of the month and then plan out our activities there.

Where: COTC - Group Room C
Facilitator: Erika Taylor
COTC Discipleship - Walk Thru the Old Testament
Life Group
Spiritual Growth
Tuesday 6:30 PM

The Old Testament can be hard to read and understand but it is so important. Jesus quoted the Old Testament regularly and it is where Jesus' story actually begins. Join us as we take a walk through these stories and discover why Jesus loved them so much.

Where: COTC - Group Room B
Facilitator: John Treworgy
Palmetto & Ellenton Group
Life Group
Spiritual Growth
Tuesday 6:30 PM

North Manatee is not forgotten! Join the COTC North River folks as we stay connected to the heart of our Church family. We enjoy laughter, conversation, and studying God's Word together.

Where: North Manatee County, (Palmetto)
Western Sword Fighting
Life Group
Sports and Special Interst
Tuesday 6:30 PM

Western martial arts is a way of letting people of all ages discover this exciting, rapidly growing field of study and competition, and unlocking their “inner knights in shining armor.” No heavy armor or medieval titles required – just a desire to have fun and learn a challenging, historically accurate martial skill.

Where: COTC - The Loft
Facilitator: Jeff Willson
Band of Brothers Breakfast
Life Group
Men's
Wednesday 6:30 AM

Want to grab breakfast with us? Start your day off right with a group of guys that want to put God at the center of everything.

Where: Peaches
Facilitator: Stan Pavkovich
Bible Buddies
Life Group
Spiritual Growth
Wednesday 7:00 PM

We have ladies who like to bake and gents that like to eat!! Our group is about making friends and studying the Bible together.

Where: Church of the Cross **Childcare
Facilitator: Lee & Ann Anders
Morange's Couples Group
Life Group
Marriage - Family
Wednesday 7:00 PM

We are married couples who are pursuing God's vision for a healthy marriage and family. (Striving to do marriage HIS way!) We share life and 'become' family in this group!

Where: Off Campus - West Bradenton
Single Parents
Life Group
Marriage – Family
Wednesday 7:00 PM

If you're a single parent, you're probably tired, overwhelmed and feeling a bit under-appreciated. That's why we have a Single & Parenting group-to share tips and parenting wisdom that will help you find rest, hope and encouragement.

Where: COTC - Group Room D
Facilitator: Johnathan Ware
Victorious Living
Life Group
Support
Wednesday 7:00 PM

Join us as we search the scripture for insight and encouragement so that we can live victoriously!

Where: Oasis Room - COTC **Childcare
Facilitator: Don & Judy Wyllys
Eikon
Life Group
Spiritual Growth
Thursday 7:00 PM

Hey guys! We are EIKON, which means IMAGE in Greek. We are simply a community of young adults (ages 18-29) who's desire it is to come together, form friendships, hear a message, talk about it openly together, and also experience a live band worship time together ALL while we strive to be made into the IMAGE of Jesus Christ.

Where: COTC - The Loft
Facilitator: Larry Underwood
Kit for a King
Life Group
Support
Thursday 7:00 PM

At Fit for a King we will motivate and encourage one another to accomplish our fitness goals! Together, in Christ, we will succeed!

Where: COTC - Group Room B
Facilitator: Niki Cicoria
Prime Time: 55+ Singles
Life Group
Sports and Special Interst
Various Various

Are you in the prime time of life? We are a group of 55+ single friends who enjoy movies, events, games, and cuisine together. Contact us for a monthly calendar of events and locations.

Where: Off Campus
Facilitator: Marcia McKeen
Food Pantry
Serving Group
Friday 9:00 AM

Jesus says that when you feed the hungry, you feed him. That's exactly what we try to do by helping those who are hungry with the food they need to make it through the week.

Where: COTC - Oasis
COTC Outreach Team
Serving Group
Serve Group
Various 7:00 PM

We reach out into the community tanglibly with the love and message of Jesus Christ. We serve them so that they will know whom we serve.

Where: Off Campus
Facilitator: Gary Elam
Frankly, We Care
Serving Group
Various Various

We are a group that provides pastoral care and visitation. Caring for those who are in need is our heartbeat.

Where: Manatee/Sarasota County
Facilitator: John Van Houten
Serve the World
Serving Group
Various Various

At COTC we serve the world by volunteering in our church, meeting needs in the community, and with state-side and international short-term mission trips. We will serve with any means necessary, our hands and feet, our gifts and talents, our passions and of all that God has given to us. We strive to hold nothing back, to be free to make an impact in our world and those around us. Come be a part of team that is dedicated to impacting our world with the great love of Christ!

Where: Manatee/Sarasota County
Facilitator: Lorri Vogel
Café
Serving Group
Weekend Various

The kitchen is a place of comfort with its enticing aromas and tasty delights. If you find yourself more at home in the kitchen or enjoy serving others then you have found your fit.

Where: COTC - Oasis
Facilitator: Mary Clayborn
Arts
Ministry Group
Various Various

Are you creative? Artistic? Do you have an eye for color or design? Do you enjoy creative writing? Our group will help you tap into your inner artist and use what God has given you to help people connect to Him.

Where:
Facilitator: Larry Underwood
Building and Grounds
Ministry Group
Various Various

Are you handy? Do you like to paint? Does working outside with a group of people sound like your ideal day? If you said yes to any of these you would be perfect for our group. We keep the church campus looking pristine.

Where:
Facilitator: Larry Underwood
Crosstown Kids's Ministry (1st Grade - 5th Grade)
Ministry Group
Various Various

Jump! Jump! If you have a heart for kids then this high energy group is the perfect place for you. We use our passion to teach kids about God using music, crafts, games, and much more.

Where:
Facilitator: Eli & Karen Lofton
CrossTown Kids's Ministry (newborn - Kindergarten)
Ministry Group
Various Various

Do you remember what it was like to be a child learning through crafts, music and story time? Invest in the littlest ones in our church by sharing your gifts and talents in this group.

Where:
Facilitator: Eli & Karen Lofton
First Impressions
Ministry Group
Various Various

Are you a people person? Do you like to meet new people and help others forge new relationships? Through helping others by assisting in parking, warmly greeting, welcoming guests, and assisting as ushers our team seeks to make our church feel like home.

Where:
Facilitator: John Treworgy
High School Ministry - 365 Youth
Ministry Group
Various Various

High School is the last stop on the train to adulthood. If your desire is to help plant spiritual seeds and guide the lives of High Schoolers as they prepare for the world then this is your group.

Where:
Facilitator: Larry Underwood
High School Ministry - Worship
Ministry Group
Various Various

Are you in High School? Do you like to sing or play a musical instrument? You should play with us! Through a passion for music, our group leads people closer to God.

Where:
Facilitator: Larry Underwood
Middle School Ministry- 365 Youth
Ministry Group
Various Various

Do you have a passion to see Middle Schoolers connect with God in a meaningful and relevant way in their lives? Join us as we seek to shape the next generation of middle schoolers with God's ways.

Where:
Facilitator: Larry Underwood
Office
Ministry Group
Various Various

Are you a behind the scenes kind of person? Do you have daytime hours to give? Whether it's answering the phones or folding bulletins, our group helps others by giving of our time and talents in the church office.

Where:
Facilitator: Courtney Cummings
Technical
Ministry Group
Various Various

Were you called a nerd in school? Do you like sci-fi, electronics, photography, video, audio, computers and problem solving? We are a group of people who use our passion for all things tech to help others connect to God.

Where:
Facilitator: Freddy Morris
Worship Arts
Ministry Group
Various Various

Do you like to sing? Do you play an instrument? We are a group of talented and skilled musicians serving God by leading others in Worship.

Where:
Facilitator: David Pavkovich