We believe that life transformation happens the most when people move from a row (sitting in a church service) to a circle (living in a community with others). Grace Groups offer an opportunity to connect with God and connect with others in the context of regular meeting times. Although most Grace Groups meet in homes, there are some that meet in coffee shops, restaurants, parks, or at Grace. Some Grace Groups offer specific Bible studies that have start and stop times, while others run continually.
Regardless of when, where or what they are studying, every Grace Group is encouraged to STORM. This stands for:
While we recognize that every group is unique, our desire is that every group would STORM and change the world!
Grace Church offers literally hundreds of options for getting connected into Grace Groups. The timing and location of each group depends on the group itself. A list of all Grace Groups can be found here.
Simply go to our Grace Groups Online page, search for a group, select the group that is the best fit for you, and sign-up! You’ll then be contacted by the Grace Group leader who will give you further instructions.
We would LOVE for you to lead a Grace Group. We view our leaders as conversation facilitators, not as professors of theology! Go here to complete the online leadership questionnaire.
To view all Adult events going on at Grace, visit the "Adult" category on the online calendar.
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to connect at Grace. We offer a number of classes, some of which are designed to give you an overview of Grace’s vision, beliefs, and mission while providing you practical tools to take your faith to the next level. You can register for a class by visiting the "Classes" category on the online calendar.
Here are the classes offered in their suggested order of completion:
This class, taught by Senior Pastor Tim Howey, is an authentic, two-hour, action-packed class that outlines the history, uniqueness, and heartbeat behind Grace Church. It is a perfect way to catch the vision of Grace Church in a relaxed environment. Participation is highly encouraged and all questions are answered. Dinner and childcare are provided.
This four-session class walks through the beliefs of Grace Church. Although we recognize that scriptural knowledge is important, the application of that knowledge is the most important! Discussion and participation is highly recommended.
You can watch the Beliefs Classes online here.
Personal worship is essential to our growth as Christians. We encourage everyone to attend this four week class to learn:
You can watch the Personal Worship Classes online here.
The mission of Grace Church is “To Love, To Learn, To Lead… Changing Lives For Christ.” But what does this really mean? This three week study unpacks the three main aspects of the mission.
You can watch the Mission Classes online here.
Did you know you were SHAPED to serve God? That’s right! Every believer has been equipped with a personal SHAPE. Through this class you’ll learn about your Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experience. After this class, you’ll have the confidence to serve in your area of giftedness and strengths!
Due to the nature of this course, it is only available on campus.
Every spring and fall, Grace launches a university model discipleship emphasis called Wednesdays@Grace. We cover topics related to marriage, finances, faith, apologetics and a variety of other areas.
To view a list of available classes and to register, visit the "Wednesdays@Grace" Category on the online calendar. Please note: Wednesdays@Grace are officially on summer break. Stay tuned for more information on the classes that will start in the fall.
The Grace Church Men’s ministry is passionate about seeing men become the leaders God has called them to become. We have a desire to see men move from where they currently are to where God wants them to be!
The main connection point for our Men’s Ministry is the quarterly men’s breakfast. We gather together one Saturday morning each quarter to hear from some of Kansas City’s best speakers, pastors, and leaders. From these events, we encourage men to get plugged into Grace Groups that are specifically focused on intentional men-to-men discipleship. Hundreds of men are currently going through the Design For Discipleship books and are experiencing amazing life-change!
To view all men’s events, please visit the "Men" category on the online calendar.
The Grace Church Women’s Ministry is comprised of women who love God, love others, and prove it! Our passionate cry is to connect women to the heart of God and build lasting friendships that go beyond the superficial. Understanding the hectic lives of the modern woman, our ministry offers a variety of connection points.
Eve’s Night Out
This quarterly event is geared towards giving ladies an opportunity to relax, have fun, meet other ladies and be inspired to live for something greater than themselves. Past Eve’s Night Outs have included PJ parties, air-brush photo sessions, spa nights, and more!
Fall / Spring Events
Twice a year, all of the women of Grace gather together for a time of worship, teaching, and community. This offers an undistracted time to connect with other ladies and hear from God.
Women’s Grace Groups
One of the strengths of the Grace Women’s Ministry are the Grace Groups that meet throughout the week. These are intentional times of study (whether at Grace or in homes) where ladies from all walks of life and backgrounds come to learn from God’s Word and experience life together.
To view all upcoming women’s events, please visit the "Women" category on the online calendar.
If you're looking for a fun and unique way to get plugged in at Grace, our Community Gatherings will be the place to start! They consist of people whose lives are connected by age, life stage, etc. These gatherings will give you the opportunity to meet people who share the same interests.
Go to the online calendar (“Community Gatherings” category) to view upcoming activities.