Life transformation happens most when people move from a row (sitting in a church service) to a circle (living in a community with others). Grace Groups offer opportunities 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. Regardless of when they meet, where they meet, or what they study, we encourage every Grace Group to STORM. Storming is:
• Shepherding – caring, comforting, challenging
• Teaching – unlocking God’s Word, teaching for transformation not just information
• Outreaching – being intentional about giving life to others not just living life together
• Relationship Building – realizing that people want to belong as much as believe
• Multiplying – investing in apprentice leaders who will go on to lead groups of their own
While we recognize that every group is unique, our desire is that every group STORM and change the world!
Grace Church offers many options for getting connected into Grace Groups. The timing and location of each group depends on the group itself. For a list of all Grace Groups, visit the the online calendar or our groups database here.
We view our leaders as conversation facilitators, not as professors of theology! If you have a heart for people and want to help them get connected, complete the online leadership questionnaire.
There are four studies that are essential to your relationship with God and Grace Church. You can register for a class by visiting the “Classes” category on the online calendar.
Here are the Essentials Classes in our suggested order of completion:
Our Senior Pastor, Tim Howey, teaches this class. The class is an authentic, two-hour, action- packed session that outlines the history, uniqueness, and heartbeat behind Grace Church. It is the perfect way to catch the vision of Grace Church in a relaxed environment. Pastor Tim encourages participation and answers all questions. We provide a meal and childcare.
If you are ready to experience life transformation through strengthening your relationship with God, this class is for you! This four-session class includes the following topics:
This four-session class is your opportunity to understand the beliefs which unite Grace Church and to develop your relationship with God through a deeper knowledge of Scripture. Class sessions are interactive and the leader welcomes discussion. Topics include:
We all want our lives to make a difference. For that to happen, we need to understand how God uniquely designs people and how he has specifically designed us. Attend this four session class to better understand your personal SHAPE and how to apply your gifts. Gain the confidence to serve in your area of giftedness and strengths! Topics include:
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.
The next session of Wednesdays@Grace will begin on January 15th.
To view a list of available classes and to register, visit the "Wednesdays@Grace" Category on the online calendar.
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.