Columbia Grove Connection Center


Connection Groups

Growing in faith and friendships.


Connection Groups

We’re committed to helping YOU find places to connect and grow in your faith and friendships. One of the places we hope that happens is through Connection Groups. In these groups, time will be spent in a relaxed environment sharing thoughts and insights from the previous week’s sermon theme/text or other study material. It can feel scary to join a group but the benefits definitely outweigh the fear! Our hope is that you will find a place to belong and grow closer to others and deeper in the Bible.

Men’s Ministry and Men’s Coffee & Serve Group continues to meet throughout the summer.

Although our regular session of Connection Groups has ended for the summer, we would love for you to…

Join us for Backyard BBQ with Leaders!

Sign up below to have dinner with one of our wonderful church leaders! Choose ONE day/time that works best for you and sign up for that dinner. Your leader host will provide the main dish and you are welcome to bring your favorite dish to share. Check out the group options below. Please sign up for one Backyard BBQ group only, attendance per group is limited.

If you have any questions about joining a Connection Group or would like more information, please contact Associate Pastor of Discipleship Meghan Rush at 509-741-7632 or email at

For the safety of our group hosts, when a group is held in a private home, the address will not be listed online, but address info will be given by email after you inquire.

Please be sure to check out our FAQ page.


Current Connection Groups

Leader Focus / Content Day / Time / Location Frequency
Sign Up Paul Collard Men's Coffee & Serve Group Tues 7:00-9:00am at the church 1st & 3rd Tuesday of Each Month
Sign Up Shawn Cox & Gene Halverson Men's Ministry Thursday 6:30-8:00pm in room N101 (North hallway) Weekly

Backyard BBQ with Leaders

Leader Time / Day of Week / Date


Group Full Mark & Carrie Cunning 6:00-8:00 pm Sunday July 9th
Group Full Shawn & Meghan Rush 6:00-8:00 pm Monday July 10th
Group Full Paul & Rita Collard 4:00-6:30 pm Sunday July 16th
Group Full Dick & Joy Schroeder 1:00-3:00 pm Sunday July 23
Group Full Eric & Mary Gandee 6:00-8:00 pm Thursday July 20th
Group Full John Brandt 6:00-8:00 pm Tuesday July 25th


Group Full Andrew & Anita Thompson 6:00-8:00 pm Wednesday August 2nd
Group Full Shawn & Meghan Rush 6:00-8:00 pm Monday August 14th
Sign Up Chris & Andrea Hanson  Time & Day TBD

Youth and Children Ministry Groups

We take the discipleship of our children and youth very seriously but with a whole lot of fun!  Join us for nights filled with Bible stories, games, snacks and a whole lot of laughter!

Middle School and High School groups run through the school year!

Name Focus or Host / Co-leader Day / Time / Location Frequency
Planet 56-78 Middle School Ministry (5-8th grade) Thursday 6:30-8:00pm in the Planet 56-78 Room Resumes in September
The Loft High School Ministry (9-12th grade) Thursday 6:30-8:00pm in the Upper Room Resumes in September


Connection Group Sign Up Form