Interest-Based Groups

Fall 2019 Semester


Interest-Based Groups are groups that center around common interests or activities such as hobbies, men and women-specific events, life stage, discussion topics, etc. These groups meet at various times and frequency. IBGs provide opportunities to connect with more people at CityChurch, invite neighbors or co-workers, and enjoy what you enjoy!

If you would like to join any of these groups please email! Just let us know which group you are interested in and any questions! 

Women’s Ministry

Leader(s): Allison Cafaro

The women’s ministry is a group that hosts various social gatherings or events throughout the year for the purpose of deepening relationships with each other and with the Lord!
Friday 9/6 @ 7 pm – ‘Breathe Again’ Girls Night Out
Saturday 10/5 > 9-11am – Women’s Brunch
Sunday 11/17 > 7-9pm – Women’s only Experiencing God
Tuesday 12/10 – Cocktail Night (more details to come)

Contact: Allison Cafaro ( or see Facebook Group ‘CityChurch Charlotte Women

Men’s Events Group

Leader(s): Adam Allison, Jason Blackwood & Ryan Gmeeuwsen

This group enables the men of the church (and their friends) to gather, fellowship and encourage each other. If you are a man then this group is for you! Come have fun and get to know some of the other guys in the church this Fall. All men welcome!
Thursday 10/24 @ 6:30 pm – Axe Throwing Pub Night
(POSTPONED) Saturday 11/16 @ 9 am – Men’s Breakfast (focus on life/work balance)

Contact: Adam Allison (

Oasis Group

Leader(s): Rachel Dunning

This group hopes to be an oasis for 30s and 40s singles of any employment status. This is a social group with activities such as going to breweries, restaurants, wine tastings as well as cooking out getting together at homes, venting about work and life, talking about scripture or the latest sermon, hiking and more!

When: Flexible & varied
Where: 28212

20s and 30s

Leader(s): Amy Rogstad, Colbi Bradley, Julia Glasscott, Michelle Kline, Matt Sexton, Joe Lai, Corey Saunders & Josh Aguirre.

The 20s and 30s ministry is driven by the desire for young adults to build a community and grow in their relationship with God. Their goal is simply to strengthen and encourage one another to step out in faith, grow in their gifts and further God’s kingdom all while having fun!

When: Sunday lunch after service and other events during the month (see Facebook for more events)
Contact: Facebook ‘20s and 30s at citychurch

‘Going Deeper’ Discipleship Group

Leader(s): Al Hardy & Lynsey Berry

This group is for anybody who is interested in going a bit deeper in their faith and/or in helping to disciple others in the future. If you want to meet God and have your faith to be in a completely different place by Christmas, this group is for you! Time spent will be a mix of discussion-based sessions and smaller group gatherings. Al and Lynsey ask that you be able to commit to most of the 10 sessions. Please contact Al or Lynsey to register!

When: Thursday 7 pm (starting Sept 19th)
Location: CityChurch

Contact: Al Hardy ( or Lynsey Berry (

Writing Group

Leader(s): Patrice Gop

Words. Words. Words. Written on the blank page. Wherever you are on the spectrum between interested in trying something new and seasoned writer, between someone who just wants more time to write and those who hope to publish their work, the writing interest group is for you. Spend a few months with us as we discuss the book On Being a Writer by Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig. Each week we’ll also give time to respond to writing prompts. Come with pen, paper, and a mind open to the possibilities.

When: Wednesdays at 7:30pm
Location: CityChurch (lounge), 2300 McClintock Rd., Charlotte

Tennis Group

Leader(s): Larry Rann

All levels welcome! This group focuses on fun, skill building and fundamentals. The group also has a prayer focus, allotting time each week to pray together. If you have played tennis all your life or never picked up a tennis racket, this group is for you.

When: Saturdays @ 10 am
Location: Veteran’s Park

CityChurch Velo (cycling!)

Leader(s): Bob Burdon

Cycling group for all levels! Whether you are a competitive cyclist looking to race or a casual biker ready to enjoy a gentle meander on a sunny day, CityChurch Velo welcomes you. With the motto “Riding together is safer and a lot more fun”, the group meets each Saturday morning to ride on the Queens University Circuit and ending with a carbo-loading social time. Helmets required.

When: Saturday Mornings
Location: Queens University Circuit

Outreach Group

Leader(s): Patty Barnacle

This group is committed to helping those in need in our local
community. They serve through events at Merry Oaks School, the local Refugee Support Services and the Abandon Project. Please contact Patty for more information and opportunities to help.

Fall, Winter & Spring – Quarterly Parenting Classes
Friday 10/11 – Merry Oaks Movie Night
Sunday 10/13 – Merry Oaks Buddy Program Lunch and learn
Saturday 10/26 – Trunk or Treat
Saturday 12/14 – Merry Oaks Christmas Toy Store

Contact: FaceBook Page: ‘Outreach Group at CityChurch

Divorce Care Group

Leader(s): Keara Williams

Divorce care is designed to support and encourage people as they journey through separation or divorce. The divorce care group is for anyone looking for healing from separation or divorce, whether you are currently experiencing it or it’s been several years since your divorce. Each week we will gather to share, watch a video seminar with trained counselors on relevant topics, and encourage one another. The first meeting is Aug. 28th through December 4th. Register here! 

When: Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: CityChurch

Quick Links:

Groups Catalog Digital Copy

Group Leader Interest Form

Dinner Out

Our simple goal is to strengthen and encourage one another to step out in faith, grow in our gifts and further God’s kingdom… and to have fun while doing it!