Acts 2:42 says that the first church “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship.”  We believe, just like the church in Acts, that life is best done in community – together!  The way to become more fully devoted in your relationship with Jesus is to grow in your love for people. The best way to do that is to be with people in a small group setting, learning from the Bible and developing friendships along the way. We are confident that part of God’s plan for you is to experience the type of support and spiritual growth that these opportunities offer!

We have a variety of groups that meet on campus, in homes, and online. Because we all have different needs, we offer Small Groups, Study Groups, and Support Groups.

Click on each group below to find out more details or contact the group leader directly by clicking the ‘Email Leader(s)’ button. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the group makeup, study, or meeting specifics. 

If you aren’t sure which group would be the best fit for you, or if you have any questions about the process, contact Minister of Engagement Tom Worstell at 816-229-7311 x230 or

Small Groups

Small Groups are the best way to develop a fully devoted relationship with Jesus with other believers. They follow the model Paul described in 1 Thessalonians 2:8: Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. Small Groups meet long-term for the purpose of spiritual maturity and fellowship. They meet on a regular basis and offer groups for Anyone, Couples, Singles, Men, and Women.

View the ‘Find A Group’ box above to find out what Small Groups are meeting right now.

Study Groups

Study Groups meet short-term for a specific topic or study. Usually they last from 6-10 weeks. They include studies on finances, parenting, marriage and other topics of interest and need. At times, we encourage everyone in the church to go through a specific study together that coordinates with our Sunday morning teachings. Study Groups are a great way to get focused information on a particular topic.

View the ‘Find A Group’ box above to find out what Study Groups are meeting right now.

Support Groups

Support Groups meet long-term to help participants overcome shared issues and struggles. They meet to provide encouragement and assistance as they seek to find freedom from the painful experiences that hold them back.

View the ‘Find A Group’ box above to find out what Support Groups are meeting right now.