small groups


You can't do life alone. It's fact. 


Tough times arise and you need a shoulder to lean on. A young couple is getting ready to make their family of 2, a family of 3. Family members are preparing to say their final goodbyes. Whatever your season or circumstance, life is do-able when we have relationships we can rely on. Relationships that keep us grounded. Relationships that lift us up when we're hurting and relationships that help us celebrate the wins in life. 


At The Pointe, we make it a priority to live life together, connected in small groups.

group life

Adults meet together in small groups to cover a ton of subjects, ranging from the foundations of faith to spiritual maturity, finances, relationships, and other great topics. If you have any questions about any of these groups or are interested in joining a group, please feel free to contact us and we can point you to someone who can help out. 

sign-up

Small groups rotate on a regular basis. Each small group meets together for three months and then we take one month off to worship together on Wednesday nights. During the one-month break, registration is taking place for the next rotation of small groups. So, if you don't exactly feel "at home" in your current group or if you would rather do a different study, good news! No group is permanent and each study is temporary; another opportunity is right around the corner!



SMALL GROUPS | winter 2019

Fervent (ladies only)

You have an enemy . . . and he’s dead set on destroying all you hold dear and keeping you from experiencing abundant life in Christ. What’s more, his approach to disrupting your life and discrediting your faith isn’t general or generic, not a one-size-fits-all. It’s specific. Personalized. And Targeted.  

Are you ready to strike back? With prayer. Each chapter will guide you in crafting prayer strategies that hit the enemy where it hurts, letting him know you’re on to him and that you won’t back down. Because with every new strategy you build, you’re turning the fiercest battles of life into precise strikes against him and his handiwork, each one infused with the power of God’s Spirit.  

Leaders - Natasha Gebora & Sara Williams | Sundays in Demorest


Life Wide Open

A bell-shaped curve of the general population shows that the majority live a complacent life; they follow the crowd instead of leading the way. Only a few are willing to step out and live on the edge, pushing the boundaries. Christians should be among that group, living life heartily and passionately! 

Leaders - Chris & Tommy Childress | Wednesdays in Carnesville


The Great Exchange (couples only)

The lack of answers to our prayers is not because God no longer answers or does not want to help. It is often an issue on our side – some hindrance to prayer, blockages in our own heart. In such moments, no one is more disappointed than God. He wants to help us, to deliver, to answer. Prayer works, because God works. It is effective, because its hope is in Him and His action. But it also demands changes in us. There are prerequisites to answered prayer. Come join us to learn practical steps to answered prayer!

Leaders - Jason & Bianca Hubble | Sundays in Toccoa


The Great Exchange

The lack of answers to our prayers is not because God no longer answers or does not want to help. It is often an issue on our side – some hindrance to prayer, blockages in our own heart. In such moments, no one is more disappointed than God. He wants to help us, to deliver, to answer. Prayer works, because God works. It is effective, because its hope is in Him and His action. But it also demands changes in us. There are prerequisites to answered prayer. Come join us to learn practical steps to answered prayer!

Leaders - Keith & Rhonda Andrews | Sundays in Demorest


Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt (couples only)

In this study based off the bestselling book, NYT bestselling author and pastor Jentezen Franklin shares his own story of personal pain and shows us how to find the strength, courage, and motivation to overcome betrayal, heartache, and relational disappointment.

Leaders - Dale & Marie Underwood, Derrick & Joni Woody | Sundays in Cornelia


The End of Me: Where Real Life in the Upside-Down Ways of Jesus Begins

In The End of Me, Kyle Idleman explores life’s difficult moments by looking at four of the beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount.  In the first section of the book, each chapter will focus on a different paradoxical teaching of Christ.  In the second half, you’ll look at real-life examples of people who have lived the upside-down life that Jesus describes.  Only when you come to the end of yourself will you begin to be transformed into the whole, blessed person God made you to be.  

Leaders - Adam & Ashley Ivester | Wednesdays in Toccoa


The End of Me: Where Real Life in the Upside-Down Ways of Jesus Begins

In The End of Me, Kyle Idleman explores life’s difficult moments by looking at four of the beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount.  In the first section of the book, each chapter will focus on a different paradoxical teaching of Christ.  In the second half, you’ll look at real-life examples of people who have lived the upside-down life that Jesus describes.  Only when you come to the end of yourself will you begin to be transformed into the whole, blessed person God made you to be.  

Leaders - Ricky & Renee Carswell | Wednesdays at The Pointe


Navigating Your Finances God’s Way

This study will teach you God’s perspective on managing money and possessions. It will provide the practical applications of handling finances, and really gets to the heart of the matter. Topics include: God’s Part & Our Part, Debt, Honesty & Counsel, Generosity, Work, Saving & Investing, Crisis & Perspective, Eternity & Spending Plan options including traditional and electronic plans.  This is a much-needed study in the life of a true follower of Jesus Christ.  

Leaders - Joe & Bernice Paulo | Sundays in Toccoa


Not a Fan

Twenty times in the New Testament, Jesus Christ issued a compelling and challenging invitation: “Follow Me.”  Jesus is not interested in mere fans.  He doesn't want enthusiastic admirers.  He wants completely committed followers. In this study we will examine what it means to deny one’s self and truly follow Jesus.

Leaders - Joseph & Angela Tucker | Wednesdays in Eastanollee


Not a Fan

Twenty times in the New Testament, Jesus Christ issued a compelling and challenging invitation: “Follow Me.”  Jesus is not interested in mere fans.  He doesn't want enthusiastic admirers.  He wants completely committed followers. In this study we will examine what it means to deny one’s self and truly follow Jesus.

Leaders - Stephanie & Tim Wilbanks | Wednesdays in Toccoa


Becoming the Spiritual Leader of the Home (men only) 

This group focuses on men becoming spiritual leaders of the family. Using the Bible as our foundation and guide, we will be discussing topics and situations that challenge men in everyday life and how to overcome them.  

Group Verse: As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens [and influences] another [through discussion].” Proverbs 27:17 AMP

Leaders - Casey Williams & Paul Hogan | Wednesdays in Toccoa


It’s Not Too Late: How God Uses Less Than Perfect People

Pastor and author Tony Evans chronicles God's sovereign work in the lives of six biblical characters to redeem their failures and to make them useful for His purposes. God used less-than-perfect people to do incredible things and He wants to do the same for YOU.  No matter what mistakes or poor decisions you've made, God can redeem your past and set you on the path to a glorious new future because with God it's not too late.

Leaders - Kelly & Jessicah Briley | Sundays in Toccoa


Fierce Marriage: Radically Pursuing Each Other in Light of Christ’s Relentless Love (couples only)

Fierce Marriage is a call to couples to put Christ at the center of their marriage, measuring everything they do and say to each other against what Christ did for them. This study will challenge you to see marriage not just as a relationship you need to keep healthy, but as one worth fighting for in every situation. In this study, we laugh together and cry together, and the relationships established in this group are always so special. Please join us and let’s learn how to make our marriages FIERCE! 

Leaders - Matt & Dani Hill | Wednesdays in Toccoa


Real Love in an Angry World

Somewhere in our engagement of culture we have drifted to one of two extremes--compromising on truth or condemning all those who disagree. But Jesus, despite enemies on all sides, somehow managed to speak the truth in love--and calls us to do the same. For anyone unsure if they are doing more harm than good when they talk (or don't talk) about matters of faith, this study offers a compassionate and inspirational corrective. 

Leaders - Tripp & Rachel Arrowood | Wednesdays in Toccoa


Love & Respect (couples only)

This incredible study uses Biblical principles to help couples understand how to love and respect one another the way God intended. We will learn how to break harmful relationship habits and start building healthy, rewarding communication. This study and its insightful teachings have been transformational in many marriages and it is a must read for every couple!

Leaders - Andrew & Brini Isaacs | Wednesdays in Toccoa


Beyond the Valley

When loss and sorrow come our way, the pain is sometimes deeper than we could imagine.  In our grief it's hard to find comfort, even from a loving God.  There is light beyond the darkness and hope for broken hearts to find peace.  This study will bring understanding of how God's sovereign love and His promises can restore joy and hope in the middle of our grief journey. 

Leaders - Laurie & David Barnes | Wednesdays at The Pointe


“I Heard the Sermon, Now What?” 

Do you find it difficult to understand God’s Word at times?  Is it challenging to apply sermons once you leave the church and head off to a crazy week of work, family, bills, and the proverbial rat race of life?  Have you ever wished you could just ask a question or two as the sermon is being delivered?  Well this group is for you!  We will explore more deeply how to practically apply God’s Word and Sunday’s sermon to our everyday lives and discover what it means to live the abundant life.

Leaders - Chad & Danette Smith | Wednesdays in Toccoa


“I Heard the Sermon, Now What?” 

Do you find it difficult to understand God’s Word at times?  Is it challenging to apply sermons once you leave the church and head off to a crazy week of work, family, bills, and the proverbial rat race of life?  Have you ever wished you could just ask a question or two as the sermon is being delivered?  Well this group is for you!  We will explore more deeply how to practically apply God’s Word and Sunday’s sermon to our everyday lives and discover what it means to live the abundant life.

Leaders - Bob & Marie Lawson | Wednesdays in Toccoa


Finding I Am (ladies only)

What is the deep cry of your heart?  That ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating?  Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but he also wants to step in and see you through it. Join us as we explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. 

Leaders - Brigitt Mast, Brandi Whitmire, &  Anny Griffin | Wednesdays in Toccoa


Unshakable Hope

Nothing lifts us out of fear and weariness like hope. An anchor through life's storms, hope buoys our spirits and seeks to make a way when we face tough times. After 40 years of ministry and speaking to hurt hearts, Max Lucado has learned that the promises of God will give you the strength you need. This study explores Biblical promises that will help equip you to face every day with courage.

Leaders - Gary & Tina Knight | Sundays in Toccoa


Detours

In this study on the life of Joseph, we’ll dive into his epic faith, life and career and discover that God is more interested in our development than our arrival.  The obstacles and obstructions in your life can lead to a real accomplishment. Granted, detours are anything but convenient.  They take you out of the way.  They are longer than you originally had planned to travel.  But they are necessary.  God allows detours in your life because He cares more for your character than your comfort, more for your purity than your productivity.  He cares about your destiny.

Leaders - Keith & Angie Franks | Wednesdays at The Pointe


The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How do we meet each other’s deep emotional need to feel loved? In The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today.

Leaders - Kevin & Kathy Lindbergh | Wednesdays at The Pointe


Personal Development God’s Way

This study is about life-changing spiritual principles from the Bible that can help you achieve your life's purpose. Many Christians today do not know their destiny or even their spiritual gifts. People turn to self-help programs that are often filled with psychology and New Age theology. Most of these positive thinking programs use principles found in the Bible but discard a relationship with Jesus and do not utilize the power of the Holy Spirit. This study unites a deeper relationship with God with the power of spiritual principles that most Christians know about but few actually practice consistently. It takes into consideration Gods timing and will for your life as opposed to going after whatever you think you might want.  

Leaders - Kevin & Wanda Shirley | Sundays in Toccoa


Believing Jesus (ladies only)

In Believing Jesus, we will look at the lives of the believers in Acts and how Jesus' command to spread the gospel forever shaped their lives. This study will challenge us to believe the words of Jesus and allow them to shape every part of our lives too! 

Leader - Marjan Mayfield | Mondays in Eastanollee


Rejoice in the Joy of Knowing Christ

In this study on Rejoicing in the Joy of Christ, we will better understand the difference between happiness and joy, as well as learn how to experience joy in hardship, joy in serving, joy in believing, joy in giving and joy in forgiveness.  

Leaders - Darryl & Myong Dunn | Wednesdays in Toccoa


Entrusted (ladies only)

We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves.  In this study, you will be encouraged to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live lives of faithfulness.

Leaders - Paulette Chitwood & Julie Flores | Wednesdays at The Pointe


Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

This study will help you to integrate spiritual maturity and emotional maturity by achieving greater self-awareness and by developing healthier relationships with others. Being built on Biblical principles, this resource will be transformative for your relationship with Jesus Christ. 

Leaders - Marcus & Dawn Kilian | Sundays in Toccoa


Financial Peace

Are you in financial trouble and need help?  Does your spouse spend too  much money?  Do you live paycheck to paycheck?  In this study we will dig into the Word and learn how to take control of our money, plan for the future and transform our lives!  

Leaders - Keaton & Jordan Yearwood | Sundays in Toccoa


The Book of John

Matthew wrote for the Jews, Mark for the Romans, and Luke for the Greeks. John had the whole world in his mind as he wrote. John’s purpose is clear: to present Jesus Christ in His deity as the Son of God. We will study primarily the seven “I Am” sayings of Jesus and the seven miracles presented by John. 

Leader - Jerry Chitwood | Wednesdays at The Pointe