Please contact the church at (941) 235-7325 if you have questions.


Jump In With Appetizers


Mondays, 6:30 PM, PGI Area. Childcare not available.
Starts 1/28/19.
Leader: Craig & Jan Esterly,
Want to get connected with the life of the church and others just like you? This group is a great starting place to “jump in” and learn more about life groups, volunteer, and mission opportunities at DC3 while making some great new friends.  Join us for guidance, fellowship and fun!

Hitched (Szatmarys)

Married and Engaged Couples
Mondays, 6:30 PM, Punta Gorda Campus, Childcare available.
Starts 1/28/19.
Leaders: Jason and Lisa Szatmary,,
Are you looking to strengthen and deepen your marriage? Are you looking to save a dying or dull marriage? Join us for a 20-week, in-depth study into the songs of Solomon. We are looking for couples who are serious about improving their marriage and fellowship with a small group of five couples. There may be some uncomfortable discussions, but that is where growth happens. Our prayer is this will revolutionize your marriage and grow you closer to Jesus, like it has for us!

Upper Room (Ages 18-27)

Mondays, 6:30 PM, Deep Creek Area, Childcare not available.
Starts 1/28/19. This is an ongoing group.
Leaders: Michael Doyle,; Chelsey Doyle,
Upper Room is a place for young adults to EXPERIENCE life in Christ, CHALLENGE each other to grow, and LEAD the world around them.

The Blessed Life


Mondays, 6:00 PM, Port Charlotte Area, Childcare not available.
Starts 2/4/19.
Leaders: Stevie & Kristina Dunson,
Our culture is saturated with false teaching on what it means to be blessed, but what does the Bible say about it? How can we truly live blessed lives? In Robert Morris study, The Blessed Life: Unlocking the Rewards of Generous Living, we will discover the secrets of living a blessed life both financially and spiritually. Morris shows that when God changes your heart from selfishness to generosity, every part of your life-journey is affected.


Blended Families

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Punta Gorda Campus. Childcare available.
Starts 1/29/19.
Leaders: Don & Judy Markowski,,
Share your common experiences and unique faith journey with other couples as you lead your blended family. This 12-week study, The Smart Step Family by Ron Deal, offers usable solutions for everyday living, tips for raising step kids and ways to strengthen the couple’s marriage. Join us for encouragement, prayer, Bible study, friendship and support.

Hitched (Parkers)

Married & Engaged Couples.
, 6:30 PM, Port Charlotte/North Port Area. Childcare available at North Port campus.
Starts 1/29/19.
Tom & Anna Parker.,
This couples group will be examining what it means to be a follower of Christ in Kyle Idleman's study, Not a Fan. Be a passionate disciple---not just a fan who admires Jesus from afar. Discover how to love, pray, and give your all for your Lord and Savior!

Winter Mini Group

Tuesdays, 6:45 PM, PGI Area
Meeting Dates: 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, Childcare not available.
Leaders: Bob and Kay Abbs,
This 5 - session group might be ideal for you if you are a seasonal resident OR you can’t commit to a regular life group OR you want to try a life group OR you would enjoy an additional mini-group OR you want to make a few friends at DC3 OR you want a Bible study with no homework.  We will be viewing a short video of “A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God” by Larry Osborne followed by a discussion and fellowship.

Adult Bible Study

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM, Deep Creek Area, Childcare available at DC3.
This is an ongoing group.
Leaders: Dave Prins,; Teri Prins,
An ongoing bible study emphasizing the New Testament using an expository approach. What does this passage say about God? What does it say about us? What does it say about our relationship with God?

The Rock, The Road, and the Rabbi

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Deep Creek Area. Childcare not available.
Starts 2/12/19.
Leaders: John & Nola Laman,
Based on her book, The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi, Kathie Lee Gifford takes you on a journey through the Jewish roots of Jesus and the ancient paths of Israel in this 6-session DVD study. Join our “seasoned” group to learn more about the Rock (Jesus Christ), explore the Road (Israel), and dig deeper into the Bible with the Messianic Jewish Rabbi (God's Word).


Financial Freedom


Wednesdays, 6:30pm, Punta Gorda Campus, Childcare available. 
Starts 1/30/19. Cost $26/person/couple.
Leader: Sandy Cook, 
Do you believe it is possible to completely change your life in a matter of weeks? This course will provide you with the opportunity and the tools to make that happen, regardless of your current financial situation. The biblical principles that are the foundation to financial freedom are relevant whether you’re a millionaire or currently struggling to make ends meet. During this course, we look at ways to manage your money, how to break free from debt, saving for your future, giving, and leaving a legacy.


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Parenting on Purpose

Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Punta Gorda Campus. Childcare available.
Starts  1/31/19.
Leaders: Amber & Mike Giardullo,
“The 10 Best Decisions Every Parent Can Make” by Bill & Pam Farrel. With real life examples and biblical inspiration, we will examine the 10 best decisions parents can make to unlock the unique gifts inside their children, including temperament, goals, talents, spiritual development, and leadership abilities.

Bible Study

Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Punta Gorda Campus, Childcare available.
Starts 1/31/19.
Leader: Samuel Hay,
Join us as we study the book of Acts.

Run For God (5K – The Challenge)

Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Punta Gorda Campus, Childcare available.
Starts 1/31/2019.
Leader: Gabrielle Reineck,
This group promotes a passion to follow the Lord, make healthy life choices and obtain some personal success in an inclusive and supportive environment.  Run 4 God coaching techniques and principles suit anyone who wants to learn to run or improve upon your current run plan.  We will be looking to take beginners and build a love for running. For those already running, we will take you to new heights.  Decide how you want to improve and we will help you get there.  

Starting Point

Thursdays, 6:30 PM, North Port Campus, Childcare available.
Starts 1/24/18.
Leaders: Kelly and Jane Stockstrom,
This class works through the Purple Book, which is a twelve-part Bible study designed to help new believers and those seeking a stronger foundation stand firm and grow strong in the Christian life. Take the challenge to build the foundation of your life on the Word of God. Do The Purple Book.


Elevate: Creative Arts Academy

Saturdays, 9:00 AM, Punta Gorda Campus, Childcare available. Starts 2/16/19.
Leader: DC3 Worship Staff; Sarah Glover,

DC3 Worship is excited to offer an opportunity for those that would like to be a part of our worship ministry. Whether you play an instrument or sing, here is an opportunity to “elevate“ your skill with these interactive sessions.  Unfortunately, space is limited, so be sure and sign up early.  This will be a six-week school on Saturday mornings.

Everyday Questions

Sundays, 4:00 PM, Punta Gorda Campus. Childcare available.
Starts 1/27/18.
Leaders: Ethan Perry,, Ellie Whidden,
"Life's biggest questions are being asked all around you. Are you hearing the questions? Are you ready for the conversation?" Everyday Questions is small group curriculum designed to take us through nine weeks of video lectures from Ravi Zacharias and his team. Our hope is that after completing this course, you will be more prepared to listen carefully, ask great questions, start meaningful conversations, build strong friendships, and effectively share the gospel with your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. We encourage you to join us as we learn more about how to share and defend our faith and to find answers to the everyday questions. 

Hitched (Bulifants)

Married and Engaged Couples
, 5:30 PM, Burnt Store Area. Childcare available.
Meeting Dates: 2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28.
Leaders: Brooke and Wesley Bulifant,
How do I have a great marriage?” Dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls. Radically shift the way we see one of our most important earthly relationships: marriage. Whether you are single, dating, or married, the study, You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity by Francis Chan, will help you discover the adventure that you were made for. 

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Adult Singles Activity Group


Various Times and Locations to be announced.
This is an ongoing group.
Leader: Jennifer Seegers,
Join us for monthly get-togethers where we can build friendships through fellowship opportunities.