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Upcoming Events

HS Winter Retreat 2019

January 18 @ 4:00 pm - January 20 @ 1:00 pm

Middle School Large Group and Small Groups

January 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

High School Small Group

January 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Middle School Escape 2019

February 1 @ 9:00 pm - February 2 @ 9:00 am

Thanks for checking out C3 Students. We want to help middle and high school students learn how to follow Jesus and own their own faith. Whether you’re exploring church for the first time or you’ve been a part of a church for as long as you can remember, all students are welcome here.

We have numerous trips, retreats, and events all throughout the year for students in addition to our weekly programming during the school year.

Middle School

We’re here to help your student’s middle school years be some of the very best of their life.

During the school year, we get together almost every Sunday evening from 5:30-7:30 (doors open at 5:00). We meet up as a large group (MS LG) and then we split down into small groups (MS SG). Occasionally, we’ll get together somewhere in the community for a mobile group gathering.

Check out the C3 Students calendar at the top of the page to see what’s happening.  For more information on our programming for middle school students, please email ryan.arnold@communitycc.net.

Middle School Large Group and Small Group take place together on Sunday evenings during the school year. During the Large Group time (MS LG), you can expect to grab a snack, connect with friends, play some sports or games, meet new people, and much more. Together, we’ll learn about who Jesus is & how we can live more like Him.

You never know what could happen at MS LG. From Paint Wars to giant foam pits or snowball fights when it is 90 degrees out, you won’t want to miss out on MS LG! If you are in middle school it’s just for you.

Middle School Small Groups (MS SG) happen in conjunction with our Middle School Large Group (MS LG).  Occasionally, we’ll have a gathering offsite for small groups without the large group component. You’ll hear about those in advance and you can always find them on the calendar.

Middle School Small Groups are grouped by grade and gender, and they give students a chance to ask questions and dig deeper into the teaching from Large Group, build relationships with other students, and take their experience with C3 Students to another level.

In addition to the weekly programming throughout the school year, we offer various trips and retreats. These experiences help students grow their faith, they fast-forward the building of key relationships, and they expose students to service opportunities where they can make a difference. We hope your student will take advantage of them all.

Here’s a look at the trips and retreats for middle schoolers each year. Check the calendar for specific dates:

Fall Retreat – September/October
Winter Retreat – January
8th Grade Retreat – August
Summer Service Trip – July
ArtBeat – July
Athlete’s Week – June

High School

We want to help high school students figure out how to navigate these critical years and prepare for life after graduation.

During the school year high school students meet on Sunday evenings in small groups (HS SG). These groups meet in host homes throughout the area. Once a month all high school small groups get together for a large group event (HS LG).

For more information on our programming for high school school students please email ryan.arnold@communitycc.net.

High School Large Group (HS LG) meets once a month on Sundays from 5:30-7:30.

HS LG is for every high school student who calls CCC home and their friends. At HS LG you can expect a little food, a lot of friends, some practical teaching, great games, even better prizes, and something unexpected every time we get together. HS LG is worth planning your month around.

Check out the C3 Students calendar at the top of the page to see what’s happening this week.

High School Small Groups (HS SG) are where the rubber meets the road. Groups of students, just like you, meet in homes all around the Perry Hall / White Marsh area.

HS SGs are fun, helpful, meaningful, and the best way for students to build the relationships they need to thrive during the high school years.  HS SGs meet on Sunday evenings each week during the school year, except for the week of HS LG.

Check out the C3 Students calendar at the top of the page to see what’s happening this week.

In addition to our weekly programming throughout the school year, we offer various trips and retreats. Some of the best experiences a high schooler may have with C3 Students just might be on a trip or retreat. We hope every student will take advantage of them all.

Fall Retreat – September/October
Winter Retreat – January
Summer Service Trip – July
Athlete’s Week – June


I keep hearing about large group. What is that?

C3 Students impacts your student through two environments every Sunday evening. One of these is large group in the Warehouse at CCC. During large group students will meet to interact with games, some friendly competition, and learn from inspirational speakers. The goal of large group is to set up fun and meaningful discussions in small group.

What is a small group?

Small groups provide the fuel that drives students to make good choices during the week. Ideally led by two adult leaders, each small group includes students from the same grade and gender. This gives them the opportunity to develop a group of Christian friends which leads to further encouragement and accountability. Students enjoy getting together outside of church with their Small Group Leaders and small groups for community service, personal/spiritual growth, and additional fun. Our goal is that each small group remains together for the duration of middle school & high school. On occasion, a group that grows too large will be multiplied to keep relationships personal. But don’t worry—friends and former leaders are always around!

How is my student’s small group leader chosen?

Small group leaders volunteer to participate and then go through an interview/approval process before being selected to lead students. We group all students by grade and gender.

What if my student doesn’t have a small group yet?

After large group, your student will be introduced to their Small Group Leader and can just check things out that evening.

Can my student bring a friend to C3 Students?

Absolutely! In fact, we encourage it. C3 Students is designed to be fun and inviting place for every middle school and high school student. We’re thrilled when your student is excited to share what he or she is experiencing at church. Middle school and high school is a critical time when relationships can begin to get messy and emotionally challenging. Developing spiritual strength now will influence critical choices in the future.

What time does C3 Students programming begin and end each Sunday?

Everything gets started at 5:30PM. Middle school students will jump into EPiC and high schoolers will get started at IMPACT. Both middle and high school programming will wrap up by 7:30PM.

What camps/events does C3 Students have?

Every year we offer two main retreats/events during the school year for students to be a part of. In the fall we head out of town for our annual Fall Retreat and in the winter we take off for EPiC Escape and the High School Winter Retreat. In addition, every summer C3 Students will take a couple different service or leadership oriented trips. For more information about our events, check out the Events page.

How do I volunteer to become a part of C3 Students?

When you look at the beaming faces in C3 Students, you see far more than middle and high schoolers. You also see dozens of energetic adults who were once in your shoes—wanting to jump in, yet wondering whether they had time or energy to commit to mentoring. They discovered what you will soon recognize: our volunteers & leaders aren’t merely here to help. The relationships they form become their ministry and a treasured priority. In fact, small group leaders engage with the same students for at least one year—laughing, listening and leading. We’re delighted you want to become part of the reason that students love C3 Students! For more information, email our Director of Student Ministries, Ryan Arnold at ryan.arnold@communitycc.net.

Can a parent be a small group leader of his or her student?

Becoming a small group leader is a fun and exciting way to stay engaged with your own student. We absolutely encourage parents to become small group leaders—and, with our rapidly expanding student ranks, we need you—but we do not permit parents to lead their own children in C3 Students. Some students need more space than others and are far more likely to be candid in small group discussions when parents are not present. We’ll help find the best fit for you, as well as the right place to maximize your student’s experience in C3 Students.

My student expressed interest in getting baptized. What is your process?

That’s awesome! We’re excited with you! Please check out the “Baptism” page for more information.

What is your inclement weather policy?

Student Ministries will make a decision about cancellation no later than 3PM that day. This decision will be posted on the Student Ministry Twitter & Student Ministry Facebook. In some cases, a decision may be made earlier in the day and announced at the Sunday morning services. If Sunday morning services have been cancelled, all student activities will be cancelled as well.

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