Sunday Morning Discipleship Group

Sunday morning offers many opportunities to learn about God’s Word in a lecture-based, class-style format. It’s a great opportunity to get started meeting your neighbors in comfortable, larger-group setting.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS | This group provides an opportunity for high school students to encourage one another and learn together in a casual environment. Leader: Pastor Allon Sparks | 9:30am • Room 322 – The Loft

ENCOURAGERS | This traditional Sunday school class is designed for individuals 60 and up. We study the word, pray for one another, and share in fellowship. Leader: Bob Plowman | 9:30am • Room 126

LIFELINE | This class helps individuals in their 40’s and 50’s expand their view of Scripture. It includes lots of laughter, fellowship, and great food. Leader: Pastor David Lewis | 9:30am • Room 225

GOING DEEPER | This group consists of multi-generational adults. Their focus is on Bible study as it is relevant for our world today. The class is designed for discussion, as we share life experiences and encourage one another in spiritual growth. Leader: Rodney Lesmez | 9:30am • Room 224A

JOURNEY TOGETHER | Journey Together is made up of individuals at different stages in life (20’s to 50’s). They focus on going deeper into the Bible together. Leaders: Pastor Justin Walker; Will & Amanda Guzman | 9:30am • Room 223

NEVER ALONE | This group is designed to support parents, grandparents, & caregivers of family members with additional needs. Exhausted? Need support while caring for a family member with special or chronic medical needs? If yes, then join us. Leaders: Chad & Misha Johns | 9:30am • Room 215

OVERCOMERS | This multi-generational group of adults is focused on living as “overcomers” through relationship with God. The class features in-depth teachings which vary in expository and topical styles. Leaders: Mark & Stacey Crayton | 9:30am • Room 220

REAL ISSUES, REAL ANSWERS | Focuses on various modern issues, what the Bible says, and how it brings answers. Leaders: Tony Werner, Ron Campbell; Teachers: Joe and Shirley Broussard | 9:30am • Room 122

REFLECTORS | This multi-generational class is led by the gifted teaching of Thelma Rogers. Our focus is on in-depth Bible teaching, discussion, and prayer. Leader: Thelma Rogers | 9:30am • Room 227

SINGLE PURPOSE | This class is primarily (but not solely) for singles age 40 and over. Our topics include: who we are in Christ, prayer, gifts of the Holy Spirit, and more. Leaders: Ken & Sue Acree | 9:30am • Room 221

KNOWING GOD | This Sunday morning group focuses on knowing more about God and who He is in our lives. Leaders: Leena Fox; Don Hutchins | 11am • Room 224 B

NEVER ALONE | Are you a parent, grandparent, or caregiver of a family member with additional needs?  Do you need support while caring for someone with special or chronic medical needs? If so, then please join the NEVER ALONE Life Group | 9:30 am • Room 215

Wednesday Evening Discipleship Groups

A Wednesday night class can really help you recharge your battery during a hectic week. Take time to focus on God while being uplifted by your Christian community.

COMMUNITY BIBLE EXPERIENCE – THE WRITINGS | Community Bible Experience is a different way to read the Bible: less like a reference book, more like a story. Join Pastor Justin for a study of The Writings. Readers will find wisdom in stories, poetry, and songs. Books will include: Psalms, Lamentations, Song of Songs, Proverbs, and more. Leader: Pastor Justin Walker | Jan. 16 – Mar 27 • Watkins Chapel

ESCHATOLOGY – PART 4 | An in-depth study of end times from a Messianic Jewish perspective that focuses on the Book of Revelation, Old Testament Prophets, and New Testament verses from the Gospels. Leader: John McMenamin | Jan. 16 – April 24 • Room 122

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY | A nine-lesson, money management class taught by financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more. Cost is $95 per family. Leader: Bob Turnbull | Jan. 16 – Mar 13 • Room 227

FINDING I AMWOMEN’S GROUP (Lysa TerKeurst Study) |What is the deep cry of your heart? Jesus, the great I AM, wants to step in and see you through it. Leader: Patty Firesheets | Jan. 16 – Feb. 27 • Room 221

GIDEON – WOMEN’S GROUP (Priscilla Shirer Study) | Through Gideon’s story, you can learn how God can use your weaknesses as opportunities to unlock His power, sufficiency, and strength. Leader: Lily Rodriguez | Jan. 16 – April 24 • Room 223

STEPPING UP – MEN’S GROUP | This series dives deep into the topic of biblical manhood, calling ever man to reject passivity and step up to lead with courage. Speakers: Dennis Rainey, Tony Dungy, Matt Chandler, Voddie Bauchman, and more. Leader: Pastor Jon Rogers | Jan. 16 – March 27 • Room 123

THE GOSPELS | The gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ died for your sins and rose again. So, there is no condemnation for those who believe, but everlasting life and joy. Leader: Thelma Rogers | Jan 16 – April 24 • Room 220AB

GROUPS FOR KIDS and STUDENTS | Small groups led by qualified leaders are provided for children and middle school students. • Kindergarten – 5th Grade Kids Life Groups: 2nd Floor Children’s Wing • Middle School: The Attic (Room 500) • High School: The Loft (Room 223) – part of worship service

Community Life Groups

We know tremendous growth comes in a believer’s life when they build friendships in small groups (~12 people)—exploring God’s Word, praying and caring for one another, and simply enjoying life together.

COLLEGE AGED ADULTS | Late teens to early 20’s Leaders: Pastor Allon & Amber Sparks 1st and 3rd Thursday at 7pm • Kennesaw area

ROSSI – Young Adults/Post-College | 20’s and 30’s Leader: Bobby & Sarah Rossi 2nd and 4th Sunday after the 11am service, lunch provided • Room 221

GUZMAN/PIERCE – Couples & Young Families | Mid-20’s to early 40’s Leaders: Pastor Lance & Alli Pierce; Mike & Carleigh Guzman 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7pm • Canton/Holly Springs Area

WALKER – Families Group | 20’s and 30’s  (childcare provided) Leaders: Pastor Justin & Amanda Walker 1st and 3rd Sunday at 6pm • Room 322

GUZMAN – Families Group | 30’s and 40’s  (childcare provided) Leaders: Will & Amanda Guzman 2nd and 4th Sunday at 5:30pm • Room 223

RASEY – FAMILY TABLE Time | Families w/K-5th grade students (Prepare Meals & Discuss Faith; Minimal Cost) Leaders: Pastor Mark & Michelle Rasey 2nd Friday at 7 pm • Acworth Area

ROGERS/JOINER – Families Group | Couples – late 20’s – 40’s Leaders: Pastor Jon & Monica Rogers; Pastor Ryan & Robin Joiner 1st and 3rd Friday at 6 pm • Woodstock area

BJORKLUND – Men’s Group | All ages. Leader: Eric Bjorklund | 3rd Monday at 7pm • Room 221

COOK – Women’s Group | All ages. Leader: Kathy Cook | 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7 pm • Kennesaw area

MARCOTTE – Women’s Group | All ages. We pray for one another, study God’s word and find joy in our journey as we learn and grow closer to God. Leader: Angela Marcotte | 2nd and 4th Monday at 6:30pm • Room 123

Community Groups for Women

FINDING I AM (Lysa TerKeurst study) | What is the deep cry of your heart? Jesus, the great I Am, wants to step in and see you through it. Leader: Susan Chambless | Tuesdays, Jan. 15 – Feb. 26, 5pm • Kennesaw area

PRAYER (Online Study) |Do you want to be intentional with your prayers to God? If yes, then this online study will be life changing for you! Leader: Sheila Michael | Tuesdays, Jan. 15 – May 21, 8pm • Online

JOB – A STORY OF UNLIKELY JOY (Lisa Harper Study) | This study will help you remember that God’s providence will never take you to a place where His grace will not sustain you. Leader: Lynette Williams | Thursdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28, 9:30am • Room 122

THE FAITHFUL (Various Authors) | Christ invites you to a lifelong journey into the depths of His love. Join Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Kelly Minter, and Jennifer Rothschild for this study of the Gospel of John. Leader: Patti Holloway | Thursdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 7, 9:30am • Watkins Chapel

BREAK-TIME FOR MOMS – THE ARMOR OF GOD (a Priscilla Shirer Study) | Young Moms Are you tired of being spiritually pushed around? Learn how to dress in God’s victorious armor. Leader: Brandi Williams | Thursdays, Jan. 10 – Feb. 28, 9:30am • Room 126

Special Interest Group

WORSHIP GROUP (Adults with interest in worship) | Using the book Holy Roar by Chris Tomlin and Darren Whitehead, we will study seven words that will change the way you worship. Participants will read the assigned chapter(s) each month. Sessions will include a time of worship, prayer, and discussion based on the reading. Leader: Pastor Jason Duncan | 4th Wednesday, 7pm • Choir Room

CREATIVES GROUP (Adults with an interest in the arts) |This group will meet once a month for lunch & fellowship. Plus, they will do one outing per month such as an art show, art fair, museum or other artsy event. Leader: Pastor Scott Bennett | 3rd Sunday after 11am service, plus one monthly outing • Choir Room

JOYFUL HEARTS (friendship group for widows) | This group meets monthly for a time of sharing, friendship, and encouragement. Leaders: Barbara Brock, Deborah Holton, Theresa Brown | 2nd Monday at 12pm • Watkins Chapel

LOVE IN STITCHES (quilting group) | If you love quilting or would like to learn, join as we make quilts for needy children. Leader: Laura Hunnicutt | 2nd Friday at 6:30pm • Room 122

TRANSFORMATIONAL SUPPORT & CARE GROUPS | Are you struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind? Come find community with others, who are walking a similar path. Walk out your freedom in Christ. For more information, please call Pastor Bernadette (Pastoral Care & Counseling) @ 678.285.3256.