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Your Next Step - Discipleship Pathway


What is our Discipleship Pathway? A collection of intentional and meaningful ways to grow closer to God, closer to others, and closer to becoming the person God intended us to be. 


Why have a Discipleship Pathway? Knowing Jesus and how to follow Him, is a life long endeavor. To make disciples, we must be disciples. Our church takes the responsibility of discipleship seriously because Jesus has entrusted this process to us. (Matthew 28: 18-19) To make disciples for the transformation of the world around us, we each must take our next step.


Where do we participate in the Discipleship Pathway? Home, work, school, church, and everywhere else we go.


When do we start? Right now.


How do we participate?  Through Worship, Service, Spiritual Practices, Community Involvement, and Learning.

Adult Small Groups

Sunday Morning Small Groups 9:30 am

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. Contact: Danny Dale 816-792-2861 or daledanny42@yahoo.com


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. Contacts: Julie or Jerry Anderson 816-352-1366 


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.  Contact: Bob Lawson 816-903-5551 

Sunday Morning Small Group 10:45 am

New Group - Classroom 4 - A new group with the purpose of learning the Gospel and connecting with each other. We are currently studying the book of Galatians. We talk about the good news Jesus brought and how that impacts us in our everyday life. Galatians makes it especially clear that we cannot earn God's love through our works. Contact Jen & Chris Wattier and Jeana & Brian Bagnell.

Supportive Groups

Focus On Fitness

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.

Facilitator: Joyce Bradley

Mondays, Wednesdays & 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, gkcox1104@yahoo.com or 816-510-3840

Tuesdays, 7:00 pm, Classroom 4

Women's Groups

Friendship Circle - Friendship Circle is a women’s group that meets for fellowship and devotion. Several outreach projects are completed annually such as volunteering at Meet The Need, putting together homeless packs, providing colors for Children’s Mercy Hospital, etc.  Contact: Shelly Handy 816-392-9908  

• Second Tuesday, 7:00 pm  •  Please call for location.


Merry Martha Circle - Our circle is a group of senior women who meet monthly for a presentation and fellowship, followed by going out to lunch at 12:00 pm. Contact: Carole Snyder 816-628-9042  

• Second Wednesday, 10:30 am  •  Church Lobby


Lamplighter Circle - The group meetings include prayer, devotion, a program and fellowship. The focus of the group is service to local and global communities. Contact: Pam Appel 816-592-9041

• First Tuesday, 7:00 pm  •  Please call for location.

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New Small Groups begin every January & September!