Growth Groups

Our growth groups are kicking off a new semester on January 17th! If you want to connect in a group, you can sign up below. 

Growth Groups are Pinnacle's community groups who gather together in a convenient location to learn about the Bible, grow, and have fun together. For more information, contact Caleb Simmons.

There are four great reasons to join a Growth Group:

1. Weekly Bible Study will help you grow in your faith.

2. Prayer from others enables you to get through the tough times.

3. Meet new friends in our community.

4. Have fun with other people going through similar things as you. 


Want to join a group? The process is simple. Just follow these three steps: 

 Step 1: Find a group.
View the available groups online and find the one that best fits you. 

Step 2: Register online. 
Simply sign up for the group you would like to join. 

Step 3: Meet your group. 

Check out our groups below and sign up for the one that best fits you.



Host: Chris and Jayne Werbylo
Meets: Sunday mornings after service at Pinnacle
Study: "Starting Point" by Andy Stanley
Starting Point is a gathering where your questions about God turn into a conversation about faith. In a Starting Point group, you can discuss your doubts and explore the trickiest topics of faith, free from pressure and judgment.


Host: 
Jeremy and Jamie Edmonds
Meets: Online
Study: This season has been one of a lot of uncertainty and fear. We'll engage in a bible study each week via Facebook that encourages us in how to walk through these difficult times.


Hosts: Bill and Maureen Miller
Meets: Every other Sunday at 5:30pm in Waynesville
Study: "Good to Know"
Solomon, the third king of Israel, was considered the wisest person to ever live. From his wisdom, he constructed what we know today as the book of Proverbs.


Hosts: Justin and Elizabeth Pilat
Meets: Mondays at 6:30pm in Waynesville
Study: "Race and The Gospel" by Bryan Loritts and Matt Chandler
Ephesians 2:11–16 carries unique importance regarding an issue that has plagued American churches since the conception of America itself—racism. The doubt and frustration surrounding current conversations about race and ethnicity provoke questions like, “Why do we keep bringing racism up?” “Isn’t race just a social construct?” and “Isn’t there just one race—the human race?” However, our nation has come to a turning point where many Christians can no longer ignore racial tensions or use simplistic responses to deflect from the complexity of our country’s racial problem. As those who follow Jesus, Christians have the unique opportunity to enter into—rather than shy away from—conversations about race and reconciliation in light of the hope of the gospel.
In this five-part series, pastors Bryan Loritts and Matt Chandler use Paul’s words in Ephesians to address race, racism, and injustice. Through teaching and honest dialogues, Bryan and Matt will unpack the hard truths about America’s racial past and present and suggest a pathway forward of healing, justice, and hope for multiethnic harmony in the church. 


Hosts: 
Tyler's and Seller's 
Meets: Mondays at 6:30pm in Canton
Study: "Greater Than" by Francis Chan
Francis walks us through his own difficult childhood to help us understand that God is greater than any pain, sin or hardship that we might encounter in this life. Watch the videos and follow along with the study guide, and you too will realize that God is greater than any obstacle standing in your way.


Hosts: Sheena Stevens and Rachel Thompson
Meets: Online
Mom's Group
Study: Connect with other moms as we encourage one another on how to navigate following Jesus,  parenting, relationships, and more. 


Host:
Kaye Lynn Hall
Meets:
Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Women's Group
Study: 
"Elijah" by Priscilla Shirer
Journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.


Host: David Myers
Meets: Tuesdays at 6:30pm in Canton
Men's Group
Study: 
"Seven Questions that Rattle In the Minds of Most Men"
Being a male is easy. Being a man is daunting. 
The pressures of manhood can be enormous, and they're only intensified by the mixed messages you receive from culture. Sometimes it seems like everyone wants something from you. Does being a real man mean having a perfect family, a corner office, a luxury car, and a massive home. Or, is there more to life, a source of deeper satisfaction? 
The Bible has some surprising and counterintuitive things to say about being a man. During the seven sessions, you'll be introduce to seven that rattle in the minds of most men. 


Host
: Stephanie Morgan
Meets: Wednesdays at 6:30pm ONLINE via Zoom
Study: "Whisper" by Mark Batterson
Many people have a tough time believing that God still speaks. We’ve learned from Scripture that God spoke to His people in ancient times and in mysterious ways, but how do we hear His voice now? The truth is God still communicates with His people, but He often speaks in a whisper—not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close.
In this 4-session series, Mark Batterson teaches what it means for Christians to discern the voice of God in their lives. He will introduce the seven love languages of God—each of them unique and entirely divine. By learning to tune in and decipher each language, Mark equips believers to hear God’s guidance and grow closer to Him.
God is speaking. Do you know how to listen?


Hosts: Caleb and Sally Simmons
Meets: Wednesdays at 6:30pm in Canton
Study: "The Prodigal God" by Timothy Keller
In this six-session small group Bible study, pastor and bestselling author Timothy Keller uses one of Jesus' best-loved parables- the Prodigal Son- to illustrate the depth of God's love and how his grace extends into some very unexpected places.
Taking you beyond the traditional focus on the wayward younger son, Keller helps you glean insights from each of the characters in Jesus' parable: the irreligious younger son, the moralistic elder son, and the Father who lavishes his love on both. Inside this guide, you'll explore questions from group discussion and personal reflection, and exercises that will help you experience the truths of Jesus' parable in your own life. The gospel is neither religion nor irreligion, but something else entirely. Whether you're a devout believer or a skeptic, The Prodigal God will challenge you to see Christianity in a whole new way.


Host: Craig Harris
Meets: Wednesdays at 6:30pm Hybrid In-Person/Online
Study: "Me and My Big Mouth" by Andy Stanley
Open mouth. Insert foot. Ever said something you wish you could take back? Of course you have. We all have. Even if what you said was true, those words may have cost you your job, your reputation, or even a relationship. Conversations don't come with backspace buttons, so how do we prevent our big mouths from getting us in big trouble next time? Andy Stanley shares the secret in this 4-part study.


Hosts: Don and Mary Ann Smith
Meets: Wednesdays at 6:30pm 
Study: "The Prodigal God" by Timothy Keller
In this six-session small group Bible study, pastor and bestselling author Timothy Keller uses one of Jesus' best-loved parables- the Prodigal Son- to illustrate the depth of God's love and how his grace extends into some very unexpected places.
Taking you beyond the traditional focus on the wayward younger son, Keller helps you glean insights from each of the characters in Jesus' parable: the irreligious younger son, the moralistic elder son, and the Father who lavishes his love on both. Inside this guide, you'll explore questions from group discussion and personal reflection, and exercises that will help you experience the truths of Jesus' parable in your own life. The gospel is neither religion nor irreligion, but something else entirely. Whether you're a devout believer or a skeptic, The Prodigal God will challenge you to see Christianity in a whole new way.


Host:
Barbara Keith and Terri Myers
Meets: Wednesdays at 6:30pm via Zoom
Support Group
Study: "Warriors" by  
Bianca Juarez Olthoff
God desires each of his children to follow his call. But sometimes the battles we fight for God’s kingdom defy our expectations, leading us to trust him more deeply. A faithful warrior for Christ will choose obedience over personal glory, humility instead of pride, and truth spoken with grace.

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