Adult Ministries

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Advent Bible Study

Join us during the Advent Season as we explore the life of Jesus' earthy father, Joseph. Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don’t understand, faithfully moving forward in the strength that God.  We will be using Adam Hamilton's book, “Faithful: Christmas through the Eyes of Joseph". Please join us Tuesday mornings at 9:00 in Classroom 4 beginning November 20. Please click the button below so we can contact you. Thank you!

Community Groups

Community Groups

Community group = authentic relationships + growing together. God designed us to grow spiritually by being connected relationally. Consider spending one hour a week, for eight weeks getting to know individuals in a small group setting. The groups will be formed by matching life interests and time available

Supportive Groups

MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers

A welcome place for any mother. Whether you are pregnant with your first or savoring that last preschool year of your 7th child, there is a place for you at our table. Join us for friendship, authentic community, moral support, and personal growth. At MOPS, we know that each season of life brings about new challenges and questions. Why not be a part of a tribe that can help guide you through it all? Join us!

Facilitator: Kara Blackwell

• Second Tuesday of each month, September – May, 9:30 - 11:30am, Fellowship Center

• Childcare provided with reservation


Focus On Fitness (FOF)

We take care of ourselves so we can care for others. The class is designed to place a gradually increased workload on the heart, lungs, muscles and bones to help improve their function, to place a gradually increase workload on the core muscles and upper and lower extremities, and may consist of low impact aerobics resistance, flexibility and Pilates/Yoga.

Facilitator: Joyce Bradley

• Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:00 - 9:45 am, Fellowship Center


Alcoholics Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with others. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Facilitator: Greg Cox

• Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, Fellowship Center

if youare interested in any of these Fall Groups please call the church office at 816-628-5560

Adult Sunday School

Adult Sunday School are ongoing groups that meet on Sunday mornings to discuss scripture, pray, and build friendships.

9:30 Sunday Morning Adult Classes

Alamo - Classroom 1

This is a scripture based Sunday school class. The class encourages an open dialogue amongst members, with a focus on applying scripture to modern day issues.


Seeking Good News - Classroom 4

We are a group who like to study the Bible and its relationship to our modern lives. We love discussion and really can agree to disagree if need be. We enjoy being together and welcome new people with open arms. Right now, our favorite lessons are Andy Stanley videos and studies. 


New Beginnings - Classroom 3 

Our multi-generational class studies the adult curriculum that the United Methodist Church publishes. The lessons cover the historical basis for how the scripture came to be, the symbolism behind worship and worship places, how the Old and New Testaments connect and how it all relates to contemporary life. The resulting discussions are thought provoking and fun, leading to deeper insight in our spiritual lives.

10:45 Sunday Morning Adult Class

Seed Sowers - Classroom 1

A variety of people gather to read different Bible stories and learn how to apply lessons to life experiences.