Below you will find a wide variety of CCN ministries for the whole family.

  • Growth & home groups   

    SMALL GROUPS - Fall is almost here with its wonderful aromas; apples, pumpkins and warm cider, it’s also time for our Small Groups.  Just as much as apples and cider is connected with fall there are fragrances of small groups such as spiritual growth, service, and deep friendships.  Virtually no other aspect of Church life will help you in your spiritual walk then small groups.  As pastor Jim has said, “It’s about coming to the table.” If you would like to join a group, please contact the church office (989) 386-3381 or see Pastor Jeremy.  We invite you to come and experience small groups! 



    On Campus Growth Groups is from 9:30-10:40 a.m. 

    This small group environment is ideal for all ages.  We begin with nursery care for newborns thru 2 year olds.  Then as a child turns 3 they may be enrolled in Sunday School and become part of the Children’s Ministry on the lower level.   Forevermore we have a place for you in a small group setting....we call them Growth Groups.  This time allows you to connect with your own peer group and develop friendships while gaining a deeper understanding of the Bible or a topical area.


    On Campus Growth Groups.

    Sunday a.m.


    Single Young Adults.................UL#3 Dave Porter at 9:30 am

    Adult Class.............................LL#2 Gene House at 9:30 am

    Mid-Adult Class.......................UL#1 Rechelle Richardson 9:30 am

    Reflecting God.........................UL#2 Cari Gomez 9:30 am

    Romans...............................LL#1 Pastor Tim and Katie 9:30 am

    Contagious Christian................LL#2 Don Cole 8:00 am

    Today's Desciple.....................LL#1 Pastor Jim Young 8:00 am

    7th & 8th grade girls..................YC  Julie Cole at 9:30 am

    7th & 8th grade boys.................YC Up Marty DeRocco at 9:30 am

    High School.............................YC Up Sharlene Fair at 9:30 am



    Off Campus Growth (Home) Groups

    Meet at various times/places

    Adult Groups

    Contact: Pastor Jeremy Gomez

  • Adult Ministries

    Making the church feel smaller by creating community and encouraging  life change.


    Growth Groups

    Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. CCN has a place for you!  Our small groups are designed to make our growing church feel smaller.  Our desire is for you to get connected, develop personal relationships and grow your relationship with Christ.  The environment is authentic and caring...a place were you can make friends and become a part of the family.  For current class information contact the church office at 386-3381.


    Sunday Evening Study Group

    What Makes You Happy, Pastor Jim will be hosting a study on Sunday nights featuring the works of Andy Stanley.  Children will be in the Junior Church room for “Power Zone,” and those under the age of 3 will be in the nursery.

    Kids Power Zone (KPZ) meeting Sunday nights at 5:30-7:00pm

    Our vision for children at CCN is to see excited children building a life-long relationship with Jesus Christ.  We will do this by providing an environment of excitement through physical activities (games), crafts/cooking and memorization of scripture that backs our statements of faith.  A few areas we will explore are: pet care, gymnastics, money management, party planning, personal care, first aid, music/drama, manners, car care, gardening, and crafts-like weaving, macramé or painting.


    J.O.Y.  (Just Over Youth) People

    This ministry connects church members 55 years and older in authentic Christian community.  This group is designed for individuals and couples who enjoy sharing with those in a similar life stage. Typically, the events are informal and involve lots of fellowship and food. We often have special singers, quartets, speakers and whatever else sparks our interest.  Talk with Ralph Eagley at 386-9667 or one of the pastors to find out when the next event is scheduled.

  • Children Ministries

    Children’s Sunday School (9:30-10:40)

    Children from birth through 6th grade meet in an age appropriate small group setting where they learn Bible stories and do life application activities.  Growth Group     teachers are selected based on their love of Jesus and their love for children.  You can be sure that your child will feel the love of God as they enter friendships with their peers, their teacher and Jesus Christ. 


    Children’s Ministry—Pastor Bill VanPatten, Director—located in the north wing lower level (LL)

    3-4 year olds............................................LL#8, Mary Mast

    Kindergarten ............................................LL#_, Jan & Bruce Owens

    1st & 2nd grade........................................LL#11, Mariann Leis & Annie Leis

    3rd & 4th grade girls..................................LL#14, Jenny Young

    5th & 6th grade girls..................................LL#7, Lisa Ashley

    3rd - 6th grade boys..................................LL#12, Dawn Field


    Children’s Church (excused from 2nd Service by Pastor)

    Children begin the Worship Service with their family in the Family Life Center.  The service begins with praise and prayer.  Then, when Pastor excuses them, all children age 2 through 6th grade are excused for Children’s Church.   Ages 2 years through kindergarten meet in sub-divided small groups while the 1st—6th graders meet in a large group in the multi-purpose room UL# 7.  The children worship through songs, crafts, drama, and games that help them better understand God’s love for them and the importance of a relationship with Jesus Christ.


    2 thru 5 year oldsLL# 6

    1st grade—6th gradeUL# 7



    Vacation Bible School

    Held in June of each year.



    Children’s Camp

      For 2017 "Faith Bible Investigators (FBI)" July 31 - Aug 4 in Manton

    Every year, in the last week of July, kids aged 8-12 are invited to attend Children’s Camp.  The camp is at Manton Christian Camp in Manton, MI.  The objective of camp is for the camper to experience growth mentally, physically, spiritually and socially.  The truth is they have a great time and come home exhausted and exhilarated!  We will provide more information as time draws near.

  • Teen Ministries

    Leader: Dave Porter


    YOUTH ALMIGHTY is crazy!  YOUTH ALMIGHTY is focused on Jesus!



    August 6-11, 2017 is NMD Family Camp/Teen Camp at Manton Michigan. 



    Words do not do this event justice as there is so much to experience when teens get away from the routines of everyday life to experience God in this concentrated setting.  You’ve got to experience it to believe it!  CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE


    If you are between 13 and 19 years of age...have we got a place for you!  Walk across the parking from the church and prepare to enter the “Youth Almighty” zone!  Our old parsonage has been converted into a fully functional, fully fanatical, fully fun Youth Center!!  Come over and take a look around and join Youth Almighty.

    (12year olds graduated from 6th grade are welcome too!)


    On Campus Growth Groups

    Growth Groups is about Christian education in the small group setting.  It is a time when students are divided up into classes for junior high girls, junior high boys and senior high students combined.  The Sunday School setting is more Bible study based with the students having the opportunity to ask questions and dialog about biblical topics and their relevance in everyday life.  On Campus Growth Group is every Sunday morning from 9:30-10:45 a.m. in the Youth Center.  Junior and senior high students meet upstairs while young adults meet downstairs.


    Youth Almighty

    The best way to describe this event is extreme fellowship for teens.  It is a given that almost anything can happen in this setting.  On Sunday,  Youth Almighty starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center and concludes at 7:00 p.m. 

  • Grief Share

    GRIEF SHARE meets on Tuesdays at 5:30 in room #LL1


    A 13 week grief recovery seminar and support nondenominational group.  GriefShare is Christ-centered with a focus on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one,. GS will be held in Clare Church of the Nazarene (south entrance) beginning the fall of 2016. To register or for questions call church office @386.3381


    You’ve discovered a special place where you can find help as you grieve the loss of a family member or friend.  You don’t have to be alone as you make the journey through grief.  Let us help you!


    Contact Dee at 989.386.3381 for more information.

  • Senior Adults (55+)


  • Youth Almighty

    Youth Almighty meets Sunday evenings at 5:30-7:30 in youth building behind the church.


    Comedy Night / Oct. 17th

    Join us October 17th, 7pm at the Clare Church of the Nazarene as we host Bob Smiley for this youth focused event. Bob is one of the nation’s most in-demand and hilarious clean comedians that has opened up for groups such as Mercy Me, Third day and Newsboys.  And he absolutely loves his job; no matter how many times his father challenges its legitimacy as a career choice…  To preorder tickets ($10) simply call (989)386-3381 or email  Make sure to order additional tickets and invite friends & family as Bob will be sharing his testimony!  Checks can be made out to CCN (memo: Youth - Bob Smiley)


    Red Carpet Days / Sept. 22-23rd

    Let Olivet Nazarene University roll out the red carpet for you as high school sophomores and juniors take an up close and personal look at ONU.  You can sit in on college classes, spend the night in a resident dorm, enjoy time in the Perry Rec Center where you can play basketball, swim, work out, or climb one of the tallest rock climbing walls on any college campus in North America!  Oh, don’t forget the 5k Color Run Saturday morning!  To register simply go to  Cost of the event is only $35.  For more info contact Pastor Jeremy


    Middle School / Oct. 1st

    Starting October 1st we will begin our Youth Ministry to Midleschoolers (6, 7, & 8th grades) over at the Youth Center from 5:30-7:30pm on Sunday evenings.  These years can be wild, weird and wacky, but we believe that God wants to use middle school students right now to impact the world for Christ. Bring a friend and a Bible as we show Midleschoolers Christianity can be fun and exciting!

  • MOPS

    Mothers of preschoolers (MOPS)


    Meets every 1st and 3rd Weds 9:15a-11:30a at CCN During the School Year

    Contact: Erika Dunn @ 989-339-1659 or Ella Mast @ 989-339-1069 with questions


    Mother of Preschoolers (MOPS)

    starts Wednesday, Sept 20. If you are a mom of a preschooler and need a group of ladies to encourage you this is the group for YOU. Just come this Weds, north entrance,(9:30-11:30) and we will take care of you and your child for TWO wonderful hours!   

  • Marriage & Family

    Family camp for 2017 is August 6-11 in Manton.

    Tent Weekend for 2017 is Sept. 7-10 at CCN


    Marriage Resources

    Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott

  • CCN Library

    In the corner of the CCN narthex is our library that is open on Sunday mornings. Feel free to go in a browse and check out a book or two. You will find it well stocked with good books and also DVD’s.