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 | FALL 2018

A20s (Anchored 20s)

This group is specifically for high school graduates up to people in their 20s. A20s meets on Sunday evenings for time together before splitting off into Bible studies for guys and girls. The study for guys is "Samson: A Life Well Wasted" by Chip Henderson. Our guys will discuss 6 ways lives can be wasted if not focused on our God-given purpose. The study for ladies is "Entrusted" by Beth Moore. This study will encourage us to guard what God has entrusted to us while furthering His kingdom by sharing Christ with others and pouring into future generations.

Leaders - Becky & JP Hewitt/Zac & Lauren Hogan | Sundays at The Pointe

First meeting - September 16


The Christian Warrior

The Christian Warrior will analyze traits such as courage, honor and sacrifice and will discuss why these are essential to the Christian walk.  We will also discuss subjects like war, trauma and conflict in order to discern how, as Christians, we should approach the caustic world of the Warrior.

Leaders - Sky & Noelle Barkley | Wednesdays in Toccoa, GA


The End of Me

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, we’ll look at real-life examples of people who have lived the upside-down life that Jesus describes.  Only when we come to the end of ourselves will we begin to be transformed into the whole, blessed person God made us to be.  

Leaders - Tripp & Rachel Arrowood | Wednesdays in Toccoa, GA


Sacred Marriage

What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than make us happy?  In this six week study, we will discover how God can use marriage to help us understand Him better and love Him more deeply.  

Leaders - Matt & Dani Hill | Wednesdays in Toccoa, GA


Before Amen

Before Amen is for anyone desiring an improved prayer life. In this study, Max Lucado reveals his struggles with prayer and his discovery that having a conversation with God is for everyone, not just for the pious few. Through the use of a simple, easy-to-remember, pocket-sized prayer that he distilled from the prayers in the Bible, he shows us how everyone can build a prayer life that is stronger, better and deeper. Connecting with Him each day can mean all the difference in our lives and how we experience God. 

Leaders - Gary & Tina Knight/Kelly & Jessicah Briley | Wednesdays in Toccoa, GA


Answers to Prayer (Ladies' Small Group)

In this study we will learn how to lay our heart issues at the foot of the cross, where we lose and find ourselves, where the blood of the lamb births the word of our testimony and we overcome unforgiveness, depression, anxiety, rejection, fear, and betrayal.  We'll explore such topics as the walls we build to protect ourselves and God's instructions to bring those walls down (Joshua 6), the importance of casting our anchor daily, how to start small (mustard seed) and speak to the mountain, and so much more! 

Leaders - Natasha Gebora & Sarah Williams | Sundays in Demorest, GA


The Circle Maker

Would you like to bring your God-given dreams into being? Together, we will gain a deeper understanding of prayer and, in turn, make a more consistent practice of prayer. Our tenacious prayers that honor God can make the impossible come true. Let's find out how.

Leaders - Tim & Stephanie Wilbanks | Wednesdays in Toccoa, GA


Christianity 101

This small group is designed for new Christians or those who don’t have a clear picture of the fundamentals of our faith.  We will explore the basic foundational principles of what it means to be a Jesus follower and how to walk that out in everyday life.  

Leaders - Greg & Pam Jones/Keith & Angie Franks | Wednesdays at The Pointe


Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt (Couples only) ***no childcare provided***

In this six-week 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 | Fridays in Cornelia, GA

Specific dates: Sep. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 16


Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt (Ladies' Small Group)

In this six-week 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.

Leader - Lisa Thomas | Wednesdays in Toccoa, GA


Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt (Ladies' Small Group)

In this six-week 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 - Julie Flores & Paulette Chitwood/Anny Griffin | Wednesdays at The Pointe


The Great Exchange ***no childcare provided***

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 prayers!

Leaders - Kevin & Wanda Shirley | Sundays in Toccoa, GA


The Spirit of Python

The python spirit can squeeze the joy out of our worship and prayers.  It can pressure us to keep quiet when God wants us to speak up.  And it can steal the peace of knowing that we belong to God.  But there is a way to defeat him.  We don't have to become his prey.  Understand the strategies of the subtle destroyer, how he works, how to detect him, and how to break his hold from our lives.  We can learn to: Recognize the early warning signs that we are under an attack, find ways we may have unknowingly given him access into our homes, and bring God's deliverance and restoration into every area of our lives.

Leaders - Tommy & Chris Childress | Wednesdays in Toccoa, GA


Unleashed

God's will is not just for us to be born again but for us to grow into spiritual adults. God intends all of the Christian life to be a process of growth in Christlikeness. Unleashed is a biblically based, practical tool that unleashes believers for spiritual growth in Jesus Christ. Taking into account ways God uses different stages and seasons in our lives to shape us, this study helps participants understand the lifelong process of spiritual growth and maximize God's work to conform them to the image of Christ.

Leaders - Adam & Ashley Ivester | Wednesdays in Toccoa, GA


The 5 Love Languages

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 Lindberg | 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 every day lives and discover what it means to live the abundant life.

Leaders - Pastor Chad & Danette Smith | Wednesdays in Toccoa, GA


Making Space-Doing What Matters Most

This study gleans wisdom from the Book of Proverbs and from the example of Jesus to show you how to center your life on God's priorities. You will examine the things that matter most to God and to you as a follower of Christ. Then you will learn to apply godly wisdom that will help you incorporate these activities into your busy life.  Wisdom is learning how to do the right things at the right time in the right way. Allow God to show you what is most important in life and when and how to engage in those activities.

Leaders - Joseph & Angela Tucker | Wednesdays in Eastanollee, GA


Job - A Story of Unlikely Joy

Come join us as we dive into the book of Job and see the "unlikely joy" despite the overwhelming odds Job faced. This study will give us a fresh approach on how we think about suffering and trials and will remind us that God's providence will never take us to a place where His grace will not sustain us. Lisa Harper will challenge us, encourage us to strengthen our faith and keep us laughing! 

Leaders - Charlotte Smith & Marjan Mayfield | Mondays in Eastanollee, GA


Ephesians
This study on the book of Ephesians will cover the following topics: The relationship of the church to Christ, The unity of the church, The revelation of the church, The purpose of the church and The victory of the church. 
Leaders - Bob & Marie Lawson | Wednesdays in Toccoa, GA

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. 

Leaders - Pastor Jerry Chitwood & Howard McGlennen | Wednesdays in The Pointe Worship Center


You and Me Forever

Join us as we study God’s purpose for our lives.  Apply it and watch your marriage and family become more exciting,  loving, and meaningful. This is a marriage study like none you have ever encountered created by Francis and Lisa Chan. 

Leaders - Jason & Bianca Hubble | Sunday evenings in Toccoa, GA


Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis

In this study group members will gain insight that strengthens confidence in God’s Word as well as practical knowledge for defending a biblical worldview within the context of creation science.  

Leaders - Harry & Terry Biering | Wednesdays at The Pointe


The Rejoicing in the Joy of Christ Jesus

In this study on Rejoicing in the Joy of Christ, group members 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 | Wednesday evenings in Toccoa, GA


The Art of Marriage
Each marriage is unique. Your marriage is unique! Every marriage is a canvas on which the personalities of each spouse are expressed. Colors, tones and textures become lightened or darkened in the relationship of marriage. Blending all these shades and hues of color into a work of beauty can be a real challenge, impossible to achieve unless directed by the Master Artist. "The Art of Marriage" is a group study led by Joe and Bernice Paulo, who have been working on their canvas for over 58 years. As you begin your canvas together, we invite you to join this empowering study of marriage as God designed it to be: a beautiful masterpiece.

Leaders - Joe & Bernice Paulo | Wednesdays in Toccoa, GA