Small Groups


We invite you to “join” RiverStone by joining a small group in your area! Our vision is to connect each member of RiverStone into a group in which they can grow in community with one another but also to touch the community around them. Please review the following groups to find a good fit and feel free to contact the leaders at any time.


Josh and Jenn Watson
Our small group meets on Wednesday nights from 7:30 PM – 9:30PM. Childcare is not available. We will be using J. D. Greear’s The Book of Ephesians on Right Now Media and other sources to study the book of Ephesians. Come join us for fellowship, Bible Study, and prayer. 3985 Paloverde Dr. NW Kennesaw, GA 30144. For information, please email Jenn Watson at

Mike and Kim Smith
This group meets the first and third Tuesday night of each month at 7pm. We are a group mixed with singles and couples (ages early 20’s to early 60’s). Each night we typically share food, fellowship, worship, have Bible study, and end with prayer. We desire genuine community with real relationships as we seek to know God’s heart for us. Currently studying the book of John.  Everyone welcome but no childcare available. For more information: 678.471.5629. 3815 Westwick Trace, Kennesaw, 30152.

Tim and Diane Sockwell
This inter-generational group meets on Wednesdays at 7pm. We do about 4 book studies a year and our biggest goal is to build strong relationships. No childcare provided.  For more information: 404.543.9306 or We meet at Mike and Diane Leonard’s home at 3130 Lily Way, Kennesaw, 30144.

Martha Peebles
This group meets weekly on Sunday nights, starting at 6pm.  It is for all ages, especially those desiring connection, community, growth and fun.  No child care provided.  For more information, please call 770.595.3645.  We meet at 4515 Oklahoma Way, Kennesaw 30152.

Billy and Sarah Delaney
Our group meets every other Wednesday at 4166 Berkeley Landing Kennesaw GA 30144 at 7:30pm with no childcare. It is focused more on young adults but everyone is welcome. Come join us as we seek the presence of God in a deep and tangible way! We are pursuing God’s heart as we dive into things like the supernatural, prophecy, honor, and healing.  This is a place to share your heart and build deep relationships as we pour into one another. For more information:

Sean Gagne and Jacob Wright
This small group is a place for college/young adults to learn more about God through a variety of creative outlets. We want to actively pursue God and life together as a community. This will include nights of creative outpouring, discussions of spiritual truths in secular media, and exploring nature. We will meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 pm at RiverStone. Childcare will not be provided. Please contact Sean Gagne at or Jacob Wright at for more details

Chip and Hope Buhler
We meet every Wednesday from 7 pm – 8:30 pm. Our focus is on building faith & relationships, by studying God’s Word, seeking to know HIS heart, & taking time for sharing, encouragement & prayer. We also have a dinner, fellowship, & testimony time each month. Sorry, no childcare available. Location: the Buhler’s home ~2 miles from RiverStone Church. Home address: 3029 Kaley Drive NW, Kennesaw GA 30152. For more information: Chip (cell) 770.652.9069, or Hope (cell) 770.652.9822,

Bart and Sharon Evans
This group is designed for families. Beginning March 9, 2017, we will meet every 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 7PM to 8:30 PM. Childcare will be provided for ‘walkers’ to age 7 (donations for childcare provision are welcomed, but not required). Babies are welcome in the group session as are 8 year olds and above. Desire is for families to grow in their ability to understand and defend the Scriptures. The person providing childcare is a trusted nursery worker at RiverStone Church. We have 5 children ourselves (diapers to college). Group is open to all ages, young and old. We will kick off the group with a viewing of a 12 part video series which defends a literal interpretation of the Book of Genesis: ‘Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis’ prepared by the respected creationist ministry and research group: ‘Institute for Creation Research’ located in Dallas, Texas. Light snacks and coffee will be provided. We are located 4.8 miles from Riverstone Church. Most of the drive is straight down Stilesboro Road (from the church). For more information please contact Bart at 678.505.0341 or or Sharon at 678.215.3376 or We look forward to meeting you!

Shane and Kim Long
Keeping Your Love On (KYLO) reveals the higher, Jesus-focused standard defined by mature love—love that stays ‘on’ no matter what. Our home group will meet Friday nights beginning in early March to dive deep into what KYLO means – and hopefully along the way our marriages, family, social and work relationships will be all the stronger for it. The study guide will cost $12 per person. We’ll meet at 2601 Lone Oak Trail in Kennesaw. Childcare will not be provided and the group is anticipated to be an eclectic mix of folks in various stages of life. For more information, please feel free to reach out to Shane (678) 778-5208 or Berkley@LongFamily.Name.

West Cobb

Greg and Judy Nicholas
Our group meets in the West Cobb Area. We desire to be a multigenerational group where discipleship and growth are nurtured. All are welcome! We meet on Fridays from 7 – 9 pm. and will be diving into a study/discussion of the book of James. Contact Judy at (248) 892-1807 or for more information.

Steve and Shannon Dollar
Our group meets Wednesday nights at 6:30pm in West Cobb. Come join us as we seek to know God and make Him known. Our goals/values are to encourage each other in hearing God’s voice; to learn, know, and stand fast in God’s promises; to be committed to praying for each other; to encourage each other to live on mission; to bring God glory! Childcare options available. For more information email

Chris and Carleen Blakes
We meet Sundays right after the RiverStone Church service at the ‘Daily Grind’ coffee house conference room. About five minutes away from RiverStone, the Daily Grind is located at : 3960 Mary Eliza Trace, Marietta, GA, 30064. Our mixed-age group is a “Sermon Cell”, as we discuss the sermon for that Sunday. Please email for further information

Ron and Marcy Hardy
This group is for couples interested in building their marriage. We will learn and laugh and work experientially to become better partners and a good support community. If you are interested call Ron at 770-833-2368. We will choose a day to meet and get started! We will be meeting in West Cobb.

Rick and Kathy Nixon
We meet at the home of Rick and Kathy Nixon, 138 Infantry Way Marietta 30064 on Wednesday nights at 7:00. We study books of the Bible and a variety of the group’s favorite studies. We have a dinner social quarterly, and love and care for each of our groupies.  Mostly couples, 35-60 years of age. Kathy cell: 404.610.0934, Rick cell 678.524.4633 and email is

Tyler and Grace Ann Achord
Our group meets every Thursday night at 7pm. We rotate houses each week and there is no childcare. We are a group for young married couples and focus on truly living life together. For more information you can email Grace Ann Achord at

Gary and Reva Austin
We meet Tuesday night at 7:30 pm. Our group is wonderful and diverse!  Depending on the need, we will provide childcare through a sitter.  We most often study books of the Bible, but have also done a video series by Bob Sorge called “Secrets of the Secret Place.”  We worship together, have fellowship and pray for one another. For more information: 770.310.6720. We meet at 1534 Hamilton Grove Boulevard, Marietta 30066.

Peggy Hale
This group is for older adults, married or single.  We meet Monday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 for Bible study and prayer.  Location: 2749 Vintage Reserve Lane, Marietta, GA 30066 which is across from Bells Ferry School, near Town Center Mall.  For more information:  770 427-3024,   

East Cobb

Cara Hardin
This is a group for young adult women (ages 18-30). This group meets on Tuesday nights at 7pm. Each night we eat together, share life together, study the Word, and end with prayer. We are a group of young women whose aim is to know who we are in Christ and where He is calling us. Our desire is to boldly and confidently pursue the dreams God has placed in our hearts. For more information contact Cara Hardin: 229.344.3527.


Sean and Maria Catlett
We invite you to join us every other Thursday from 6:00 to 7:30pm to spend time with our Lord together, encourage one another in faith and good works, pursue fellowship and communion, and to worship and rest in Him. We live in Woodstock, GA behind Hobgood Park at 154 Victoria Station. Our group is open to any and all from RiverStone and we would love to invite and minister to others in our neighborhood as well. Sean was a missionary in China. Maria is from China and served in various church positions during and since college. Babysitting is not provided. Please contact Sean at or Maria at or call (404) 518-4497.


Rich and Lisbeth Hyde
Our group meets at 7pm on the first and third Tuesday nights at our home located at 13 Ardmore Circle, Cartersville, GA. We take communion, pray together, and have Bible Study. Everyone is welcome! Childcare is not provided. Contact Rich Hyde 678-234-3500 or Liz Hyde 678-234-3600.


Yomi Adeyeye
This group is geared toward young adults and aims to increase fellowship and dialogue between the millennial generation. We will meet twice a month -one Thursday every two weeks- starting in March at 7pm. Food will be provided! My goal is to encourage people to view the world through a biblical lens as we bring up social topics and try to figure out how Jesus would want us to proceed in this life. It will be a great time to hear and be heard! Come join us! We meet at 3215 Mars Hill Rd. Acworth Ga 30101. For more information please contact Yomi at 770-912-8447.


Joel and Sarah Koeppen

Every day of marriage is another day to become Christlike and walk the life that God has intended us to walk. We want to help benefit many in this walk, because it’s definitely a hard walk to lead. Within marriage comes family. So much of what we want people to understand is the value that marriage has on the family and how the family impacts the world. We want each person to believe that he/she can be the man or woman God has called them to be as well as be the husband and wife God has called them to be. We want to touch every life we can in the different walks that they walk. Marriage is a lifetime walk. We want to help prepare many for that walk. 77 Windsor Way Dallas Ga 30132 Contact them at 720-936-5922,, or