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!

Our Groups


Alpha is a series of informal conversations that explore different aspects of Christianity. It is a time to bring questions and talk about faith, life, and God in a safe environment. Some of the discussions include: Is there more to life than this? Who is Jesus? How can I have faith? Why read the Bible? How do I pray? Check out a video about this group HERE!

Sessions will be held four times a year.

Leaders: Richard & Melody Jones

Open Hands Ministry

Begins: Feb 21st; Every 3rd Wednesday at 10am
At Vertical Church Blairsville (Overflow Room)

Leaders: Patti Collier

Elijah Study (by Priscilla Shirer)

A study of Elijah

Begins:  Feb. 6th  at 10am; Weekly for 7 weeks
At Vertical Church Blairsville
(in the Overflow Room or Youth Room)

Leaders: Jan Collum

Hiawassee 20s & 30s Group

A group for young adults to grow together and build their faith! Contact Courtney Young for time and location.

Meets every other Thursday of each month

Leaders: Courtney & Mike Young

Bible Study for Adults

This is a new group where adults of all ages can study the Bible together! The group will begin with a discussion of the book of First John, using an inductive format.  At each meeting, we’ll examine approximately 10 verses, discussing what the Holy Spirit has revealed regarding the context of the passage, the meaning of the text, and of course, its application for our lives.  As we dig deeply into the text, we’ll have an opportunity to grow in our understanding of God’s Word and in friendship and fellowship with one another.  We will gather at Cathy and Adreas Scholz's home! Email us below for address and other details.

First & third Sunday of each month from 7-9pm; at Cathy & Andreas Scholz's home

Leader: Cathy & Andreas Scholz

Weekly Women's Walking Group

Join this ladies' group to get active and get in the Word! All gals are welcome to join every week at Hamilton Gardens at the Georgia Mountain Fairground for a time of devotion and prayer, and then walking together for an hour. In the event of rain, this group will gather at the Towns County Recreation Center. Contact Jenni below for more information!

Meets Wednesdays at 8am!

Leader: Jenni Schmidt

C. H. A. O. S. Group - Christ Honored and Others Served

Life can be chaotic; we know ours is! We invite you to join the chaos with us, and let's do life together! Join us for our weekly gathering in our home on Thursday nights at 6:30pm. We share a meal, pray, play games, and discuss scripture together! We are an inter-generational group made up of families, single adults, couples, and teenagers all gathering together as a church family! Message us for address! Come join us!

Meets Thursday nights at 6:30pm and the Richardsons' Home

Leaders: Ryan and Kelsey Richardson

Sermon Discussion | Everyone Welcome

A group that meets to discuss the verses and ideas from the previous sermon and see how it applies to our life. You will be able to build relationships with those who come to Vertical Church and also be able to grow in your relationship with Jesus. This group is for all ages and walks of life, and that is the beauty of this group-- to see the different perspectives and hear what God is doing in other people's lives. Contact Ron & Kathy guess for more info.

Meets Wednesdays, bi-weekly, 6-8pm at the Vertical Church Office,
516 Blue Ridge St # C, Blairsville, GA 30512

Leaders: Ron & Kathy Guess

Blairsville Community Group for 20s and 30s

We dive into how the Bible applies to us today. We eat together and get to know each other at Vertical. If you have recently graduated college or are well into your 30s, this group is for you! Contact Christian or Caroline for more info.

Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at Abide Coffee Blairsville

Leaders- Christian Cook & Caroline Watkins

Morning Ladies' Bible Study

Ladies of all ages are welcome to come study the Bible together! Contact Vickie Webb for more info.

Meets Thursday mornings at 8:30-10:30am
at Vertical Church Blairsville
(Gather Building, Youth Room)

Contacts: Vickie Webb

Knowing God Bible Study Group  |  Everyone Welcome

Do you know God? Or perhaps do you simply know about God? In what manner does God know YOU? Do you want to know Him more and be known BY Him even more so? This group is a Bible study group and we gather weekly to seek to KNOW GOD together through HIS WORD taking a cue from J.I. Packer’s book KNOWING GOD. We go in depth into God’s Word all with the aim of KNOWING HIM as He reveals Himself through His Word… His knowing us… deepening our relationship with Him… to His glory and our great joy!

All are welcome! Contact Allen and Teresa McGraw for more info.

Meets Wednesday evenings at the McGraws' House, 5:30pm

Leaders: Allen & Teresa McGraw

Women’s Bible Study via Zoom

This Bible study meets online through Zoom the first and third Thursday of each month from 7-8:30pm for fellowship and the opportunity to study God’s Word together.  Although the Zoom format was originally started due to COVID,  we have continued in this format because it allows the flexibility for us to meet when we are traveling, when there is bad weather, or when life just gets busy.  We simply log in from any location!  The format is an inductive study, as we ask the Holy Spirit to guide us in examining (individually and as a group) the context, interpretation, and application of the text.  No matter where you are in your faith walk, an inductive study will help deepen your understanding of God’s Word as we share and learn from one another. Contact Bev Bright and Cathy Sholz for more info.

This group is currently at max capacity.

Meets the first and third Thursdays of each month,
7-8:30pm, via Zoom

Leaders: Beverly Bright & Cathy Sholz 


Confidential Bible Study for Forgiven and Set Free for women who are suffering from guilt and shame due to an abortion in the past. You are not alone!

Text or call Vickie at 404-451-9462 for location and other information.

Pure Desire

Pure desire is a group for Christian men who struggle or have struggled with porn or sex addiction and want to pursue accountability and recovery. If you're interested or have questions, message Ron for more information.

Meets every other Wednesday of each month.  Message Ron for location.

Leader: Ron

Fellowship & Devotional Prayer

Fellowship around the table to encourage each other through sharing what God is doing in our lives and to lift each other up in prayer. Contact Richard or Melody for more information.

Meets Tuesdays at 5pm at
Richard and Melody Jones' home

Leaders: Richard & Melody Jones

Parents in Prayer

We intentionally pray God’s word over our children and schools. If we pray His word, we will
see mighty answers to prayer that will bring God glory and bless our children and schools.

Meets some Tuesdays of each month, 8:30-9:30am
Contact Patti or Tracey for location

Leaders: Patti Collier & Tracey Reed

Man Church: Men's Ministry

Man Church is the men’s ministry of Vertical Church. We have all sorts of groups including: fishing, hunting, cornhole, jeep riding, golf, grilling, breakfast devotionals and disc golf! Come get plugged in as we continue to grow into the men of God He has called us to be. Men of all ages welcome!

Fishing: Chris Busbee
Hunting:  Christian Cook
 CornHole:  Chad Vance
Jeep Riding:  Chris Busbee
Golf:  Dave Bright
Grilling:  Dave Fisher
 Disc Golf:  Mike Young

Leaders: Chris Miller & Gabe Miller

The Cast: Women's Ministry

The Cast is the women’s ministry of Vertical Church. Within this ministry we have book studies, women's conferences, and more! Come join in on awesome community with other women! Contact Krista or April for location, more info!

Meets monthly

Leaders: Krista Miller, April Hodges, & Courtney Young

Vertical College Group

Our college ministry is open for all college-aged people. We know that this season of life is a wild time, and we want to serve you! We are passionate about college students, passionate about Jesus, and we want to build community. We have a weekly gathering where we meet for dinner, a time discussing God's Word, and for us to be in community together. We are excited for this year and hope you join us! If you are interested in this ministry or need the location address, reach out to our College Director, Courtney Young!

Meets Tuesday nights during the school year,
At the Vertical Church Hiawassee Campus

Leaders: Courtney Young

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Small groups help people grow in their faith and build community. Our groups take place throughout the week in different neighborhoods, so use this form to find a group that's right for you. We'd love to have you join us!