Life is better when it is lived in relationship with others. Vertical Church Community Groups are small groups of people from all ages, stages, and walks of life who spend time together around the shared life of Jesus, studying His Word and encouraging one another to live out His principles. 

Members of Community Groups are known, loved, cared for, encouraged, and challenged to be more like Jesus. Come join a Community Group and let’s do life together!

Connection Groups

Connection groups are here to give you a place to be encouraged. Your connection leader will pray with you, check in, and help you get plugged in with the Vertical Church family. They check in once a month and are available when you need them. If you want to be added to a connection group contact Phillip Kight at

Current or upcoming groups

  • Vertical Coed Bible Study Community Group- a group for all ages. We are a topical study group with no specific program of study through a book other than the Bible although we regularly bring in outside resources to the study. We meet each Sunday morning in Room 503 of NGTC at 9:45AM between the two Sunday worship services. While we are at the UCHS Gym we meet at 9:30am in the classroom on the second level.

    Contacts: Allen McGraw (teacher) 706-502-7648 or Teresa McGraw 706-502-7634

  • Women’s bible study on Ephesians starting Sept 5!  We will meet in the church basement the first and third Thursdays of each month from 6:30-8:00pm for fellowship and the opportunity to study God’s Word together.  The format will be an inductive study, as we examine together the context, interpretation and application of each verse.  The study of Ephesians will lead to a deeper understanding of our faith and how to live out that faith in our world today. 

Leaders:  Cathy Scholz (770-401-6181)

Beverly Bright (770-490-8970)

  • Community group for those in their 20’s and 30’s- We will dive into how does the bible apply to us today. We will also have food and a chance to get to know other people at Vertical. If you have recently graduated college or are well into your 30’s this group is for you. Meeting is at Phillip and Kalyn’s house the first Thursday of every month from 6:30pm-8pm.

    Leaders- Phillip and Kalyn-

  • College Community Group- Gabe and Gaby are hosting a group for college students. It will be a time of fellowship and Bible study. They meet at Gabe and Gaby’s house on Sunday evening at 6:30. Food will be provided! So don’t miss it! The group is for graduated high school students through seniors in college. Starts September 8th.

    Contact the leaders- Gabe (Fellas)- 706-781-7075 and Gaby (Ladies)- 706-400-2350

  • College Community Group- Kendall and Leah lead a college aged group that meets on Friday nights at 6pm at "The White House" for dinner and a time to build community with others going through the same phase of life. A place to be raw and authentic without pressure or obligation, we are a "home away from home." This group is for those who have graduated high school through college seniors.

    Contact the leaders- Kendall 770-714-5655 or Leah at 706-897-1488.

  • Community group for Ladies- We are in the Word and we are a mix of single and married women of all ages seeking to create authentic Christ-centered community. We do this through study of God's word and we learn practical application of His truths. We will usually go through a book as well.

    Contact Lori Watson- 229-425-6316 email is

If you're interested in being a part of a community group, please complete the form below.

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