CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH A PURPOSE
The term “COG” not only represents the initials of our church name, it also symbolizes the value of being connected. You see, a “COG” is a tooth on a gear wheel. Alone a “COG” is limited in its usefulness, but when that cog is placed on a gear wheel and then connected to other gears it will fulfill it’s purpose. In that same way cog groups help each one of us fulfill our purpose by connecting to God and to one another. COG Groups are a place to share our stories, support one another and grow deeper in our faith.
To join a COG Group or learn more about COG Groups contact Pastor John Aldrich at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS A COG GROUP?
A COG Group is a small group of people meeting during the week to grow deeper in their relationship with one another and with Christ. Covenant has about fifteen groups each consisting of a leader and anywhere from six to fifteen people who meet at least twice per month.
HOW DO I JOIN A COG GROUP?
You can join anytime, but August is when we promote open church wide sign-ups. Our annual small group ministry schedule usually corresponds with the school year. Most groups begin in September following the August open sign-up period. Some groups continue year-round, others take a summer recess. Some participants choose to sign up in the same group each August, others choose to sign up in a different group each year. It is totally up to you! You can also join a COG Group by calling the church office to sign up for a group or sign up at in the Welcome Center during the month of August.
WHAT DO COG GROUPS DO WHEN THEY MEET?
COG Groups last from 2 to 3 hours and are led by experienced church leaders who, many times, host small groups in their own homes. COG Groups follow a format that includes fellowship, study and discussion, refreshments, sharing and prayer. Study topics feature a book or Bible study or a DVD-based study and change annually. Each Fall a different, compelling small group curriculum is launched and used church-wide by most small group leaders.
WHERE AND WHEN DO COG GROUPS MEET?
Each COG Group is usually held in the relaxed atmosphere of someone’s home. Occasionally a group will meet at church. While most groups occur in the evening we do occasionally have daytime groups. We try to schedule meeting times to fit various schedules and various locations so that everyone can find a group that fits their own needs.