Adult Ministry

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Adult Small Group Sign-up Winter/Spring 2022

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Small Group Descriptions


9:30AM, Classroom 1 


We study the Adult Bible Study of the United Methodist Church. The lessons are Bible based and Christ centered. Discussions are thought provoking and fun, leading to deeper insight in our spiritual lives. Childcare Available.

Contact: Norma Mooney        816.635.3811

9:30AM, Classroom 4


We study the Bible as it relates to our modern lives. We typically utilize short video sessions followed by conversation. We love discussion and really can agree to disagree when needed. We enjoy being together and welcome new people with open arms. Childcare Available

Contact: Rita Philipps        816.628.5484

10:45AM, Classroom 5

MEN’S GROUP New study starting January 30!

We will be using the book, Rest and War: Rhythms of a Well Fought Life, Ben Stuart. “Struggle well. Fight for progress. Know the one who has fought for you.” You don’t have to live in this world long before discovering that the pursuit of intimacy with God occurs within the context of adversity. Your struggles do not mean you are doomed, rather they are actually a sure sign that you are alive. Jesus did not free you from the fight, he freed you for the fight. 

Book cost: $10 Childcare Available

Contact: Chuck Dickson        832.498.3335

10:45AM, Classroom 4

40 VERSES TO IGNITE YOUR FAITH    January 30-March 20.

Laurie Short mines the Scriptures, revealing insights and promises from 40 "in between" verses, she unearths fresh wisdom, guidance, and encouragement that will help you seek and experience God in new ways. These verses will help you navigate the challenges that cross your path, breathe new life into your weary soul, and ignite your faith once again. Book cost: $12. Childcare Available

Contact: Velda McMorris        816.853.6347

6:00PM-7:30PM, Classroom 5


All ages and families are welcome! We watch “The Chosen” a television drama based on the life of Jesus. The series not only digs deeper into the people who encountered Jesus, but also shows Jesus in a way that is more personal, intimate, and immediate. We have a short discussion after each episode. Popcorn for everyone!

Contact: Greg & Mandi Nakata 816.728.8111

6:00PM, Classroom 3

RIGHT IN THE EYE March 13-April 10. 

"It's my life, I can do what I want, when I want, with whom I long as nobody gets hurt." Andy Stanley plunges viewers into the moral mayhem depicted in the Old Testament book of Judges. Andy presents disturbing biblical narratives as a filter through which to view and evaluate our own 21st Century culture.

Contact: Shelly Handy        816.392.9908


6:00PM-7:00PM, Classroom 5

SHAME INTERRUPTED January 24-March 8 

Shame controls far too many of us. Worthless, inferior, rejected, weak, humiliated, all adds up to wishing we could get away from others and hide. The Bible is about shame from start to finish, and if we are willing, God's beautiful words break through. Look at Jesus through the lens of shame and see how the marginalized and worthless are his favorites and become his people. Through Jesus you are covered, adopted, cleansed, and healed.

Book cost: $10. Childcare Pending

Contact: Esther Rardon     816.768.2786

6:00PM-8:00PM, Location TBD

SPIRITUAL APPRENTICESHIP February 21-May 2 (1st & 3rd Mondays)

This five-session experience will be composed of discussion, study, and maybe even a little fun. The goal is to intentionally learn and practice the way of Jesus. At the conclusion of the apprenticeship, each participant will articulate a “so what” as their next steps toward leadership and ministry. The hope and intent is that participants will be equipped to lead others along a similar journey, who they will help to one day lead others in a similar journey.

Contact: Adam Mustoe        816.859.2990


9:00AM-11:00AM, Classroom 4

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY New study starting February 1-March 15!

Chip Ingram unpacks The Book of Titus. He challenges us to display the gospel in our lives through doing good. We do good works not to earn God’s favor, but as a result of God’s favor. When the gospel has truly taken root in our lives, it produces the fruit of godliness. 

Contact: Mary Lou Jurado

7:00PM-7:45PM, Facebook Live & Podcast

LESS HURRY, MORE MARGIN January 27-February 10

Ask almost anyone how they are doing and usually the word "busy" will be part of the response. It is hard to hear the "still, small" voice of God at the pace of life our world seems to demand. This three-week session is based on the book "The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry" by John Mark Comer.  We'll look at three challenges to living faithfully and three solutions that draw us back to God.

Contact: Adam Mustoe 

Contact: Morgan Ryun

7:00PM, Please call for location

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE Second Tuesdays     

Friendship Circle is a women’s group that meets for fellowship and devotion. Several outreach projects are completed annually supporting Hillcrest Hope, Meet the Need, Whittier Elementary, packing homeless packs, etc.

Contact: Shelly Handy      816.392.9908


7:00PM-8:00PM, Classroom 4

THE GOSPEL OF JOHN: PART 1    January 26-March 16.

There are two purposes for the disciple John’s book—that we would believe in Jesus and find life in his name. In this Bible series, Tony Evans will draw you back to the essential truths of our faith and the life found through our Savior Jesus Christ.

Contact: Sherry Oxandale     816.522.3269 or  


7:00PM-8:00PM, Classroom 5


Ask almost anyone how they are doing and usually the word "busy" will be part of the response. It is hard to hear the "still, small" voice of God at the pace of life our world seems to demand. We hope to have thought provoking discussions on Sunday’s sermon, the challenges to living faithfully, and the solutions to draw us back to God. 

Contact: Sarah Owen 913.961.3167

Multiple Days

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-9:45 am, Fellowship Center


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 increased workload on the core muscles and upper and lower extremities; and may consist of low impact aerobics resistance, flexibility and Pilates/Yoga.

Contact: Joyce Bradley 816.903.7662 or

Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 7pm, Classroom 4 & Fellowship Center


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 816.510.3840 or