Group Guides for Vertical Group Leaders

Click on the "week" buttons below to access the group guide for your Vertical Group discussion. You can download the Group Guide to your computer, print it out, or use it digitally when leading your Group discussion. You can also watch/listen to the messages again as you prepare for your Group. 

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Oh What Fun!

Series Dates: December 3-17, 2017

Busy. Expensive. Family. No matter what the holidays bring your way, we are choosing to focus on the joy of Christmas at Vertical.

Instead of giving into the stresses around us we are going to focus on the hope that’s been given to us.  We hope that you’ll join us for the upcoming series Oh What Fun as we answer the question: What’s so fun about Christmas?



Series Dates: November 5-26, 2017
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Freedom.  It’s a word full of promise.  It’s what we are made for: a story full of hope and possibilities.  We were not designed to be confined.  Yet, most of us are living exactly that: a restricted life.  There is a better way.  A free life is possible.  To achieve it, we must face ourselves.  We must stop making excuses and move past our pride.  In this series, we will be discussing the things that rob our freedom, the things within us and around us that keep us from experiencing life at its best. It’s time to let go. It’s time to live free.


Useless to Useful

Standalone Message: October 29, 2017

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White Noise

Series Dates: October 1 - 22, 2017

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It’s hard to imagine a life without noise.  In fact, noise has become the norm.  Now, more than ever, we can occupy our time with endless pursuits.  But, is this all good?  What if the things we are filling our time with are masking things God really wants us to face?  In facing the things we fear and mask, God offers acceptance, maturity, and connection.  These are promises no White Noise can deliver on.  Life is filled with a lot of noise; it’s everywhere and it’s all the time. Too often, the noise around us masks our desire to be accepted and connected. What if instead of disguising it, we dealt with it?

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Breaking the Stereotype

Series Dates: September 3-24, 2017
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Stereotypes are restrictive and destructive, especially to relationships. No one likes them, but we all have them. Perhaps no one in history has been stereotyped more than Jesus. Regardless of our background, we all have an opinion of who He is-- whether it’s true or not. So who was Jesus really? The only way to answer this question is to break the stereotype, which we will do in this series as we look at the truth about Jesus.