Wednesday Community Night
Classes for All Ages
Nursery/Pre-K ages 0-5 | Kidz Club grades K-5 | C4 Youth grades 6-12
Adults – choose your own community group to meet with.
Begins at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary. Runs year-long.
Kidz Zone: Bible lessons taught through stories, crafts, object lessons, service projects and worship for kids. Ages 0-5 in the nursery/toddler room. Elementary grades in the Clubhouse. Available during the school year.
A Little Background
During the 18th century, John Wesley made extensive use of small groups in his Methodist societies. His followers would meet together in small groups to systematically study the Scriptures and apply them to their lives. These groups effectively built up believers in the faith, drew in newcomers, and assimilated members into the community of faith.
Community groups have been known by many names in recent years, including Small Groups, Cell Groups, Care Groups, Life Groups, Home Groups, Fellowship Groups, Home Churches, Mini-Churches, and Tribes. Whatever the label, the predominant purpose has been to provide a close-knit social network that enables members to experience love and acceptance while encouraging growth in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
What is the Schedule for Groups?
CCCC Community Groups operate from September through June, with short breaks Christmas and Summer time, thereby creating three distinct timeframes (cycles) of 10-12 weeks each.
In September, January, and following Easter, the first three weeks after groups restart are considered no-obligation opportunities for newcomers to test out a group. At the end of each 12-week cycle, members will be invited to give feedback and—if desired—opt to try out another group.
Even through the summer, groups may plan to get together periodically for barbecues, pool parties, road trips, or other community-building activities.
What Are Community Groups?
Community Groups are a setting for developing disciples. As such, they have been around in one form or another since the dawn of Christianity. The early disciples laid the foundation for the Church while meeting in the homes of believers in community groups in order to encourage each other and to spur one another on in the faith.
What do Community Groups look like?
A CG is the Church in its smallest unit, including a leader who shepherds the group and members who meet together regularly to worship, serve, love, and grow together. In general, a group is composed of 6-12 people, though some are smaller and some are larger. For the sake of developing true Christian community, most groups are open to all ages and both genders.
Specific groups can be tailored according to the needs and the personnel represented, but a basic template includes: Refreshments (15 minutes), Sharing (15 minutes), Discussion (45 minutes), Prayer (15 minutes), and Dessert (open-ended).
Family Night Groups
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Pr. Melquias (Unit 8)
Real life lessons, not religion, that can be applied in all areas of your life.
Uncovering Revelation Bible Study
Shirley Bulgerin (Unit 10)
Young Adults Group
Felipe and Juliano Desouza
Women’s Book Study
Moving Forward One Day at a Time
Mondays at 7:15 p.m.
Healing Service Group
Mary Lee (Sanctuary) ONCE A MONTH
Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Salt & Light Bible Study Group
Contact Nancy Rivera (718) 541-2374 for locations
Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Pastor David (Church Fellowship Hall)
New Believers Group
Contact Eric Sellers (239) 247-2660 for location
New members and those new in their faith
Saturdays at 8:00 a.m.
Vaiola Tavai (Church Fellowship Hall)
Contact Diane D’Orazio and Christine Yeager for locations
Dave Ramsey’s FINANCIAL PEACE
Contact Dave Emeric Time: 6:00 pm
The Role of Community Groups at CCCC
At CCCC, Community Groups are integral to fulfilling our mission as a church:
“Where Love and Community Intersect to help people belong and grow in Christ.”
While our weekend gatherings are valuable for corporate worship, teaching, and evangelism—among other things— Community Groups more effectively produce disciples. Big change happens in small groups. These groups also allow for expression of each of our four values (though not all equally):
Worship — Music is one viable vehicle for worship, but worship can take many forms within a small group environment. We worship when we pray, look into God’s Word, serve, minister together, live in true Christian community, become transparent with each other, experience life together, and learn to love one another.
Love — As the love of Christ is formed within us, it compels us to serve each other from hearts of humility and grace. Community Groups provide a plethora of opportunities to serve each other through the activation of our giftedness.
Grow — At Cape Coral Community Church, we intend to make disciples who make disciples. Rather than allowing believers to become stagnant in the faith, Community Groups aim to spur them on in their walk with Christ, which includes the multiplying of their faith in others.
Community — As you might expect, this is the value Community Groups align with the most.
Developing significant relationships within the large group setting of our weekend gatherings is difficult if not impossible. There is simply not enough time or opportunity to connect with others on a deeper level. Community Groups provide a safe setting to experience life together.