CLASSES AND SMALL GROUPS

  • ALPHA

    WEDNESDAY EVENINGS

What is Alpha?  Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, run over ten weeks.  But at its heart, Alpha is a time for food, a talk and good conversation.

Food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.

Next, we share a talk exploring a big issue around faith and unpacking the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? 

Finally, and probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

Everyone is welcome.

DATE: Wednesdays (Sept. 13 – Nov. 22)
TIME: 6:30-8:30pm
LOCATION: Kaw Prairie Community Church
CONTACT: Paige
CHILDCARE: Provided

  • WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

    WEDNESDAY MORNINGS

This women’s study group convenes for two sessions a year to dig into one of Beth Moore’s popular video-based Bible studies.  This fall, the topic is The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, an 11-session study that explores the generations, culture, history and messy family dynamics of Genesis to discover how God’s covenant and deep love for us is alive today. Optional 10 weeks of homework. Workbook available for $15.99.

DATE: Wednesdays (Sept. 13 – Dec. 13)
TIME: 9-11am
LOCATION: Kaw Prairie Community Church
CONTACT: Cindy
CHILDCARE: No

  • THEOLOGY ON TAP

    MONDAY EVENINGS

A men’s group meeting at Sutera’s in Shawnee, with leadership by well-read laymen. Bring your Bible, order beer and pizza (or a salad and iced tea — no judgment. Teasing maybe, but no judgment!), and join leaders Dave or Bryan on a Bible study and theological conversation every first and third Monday at 7pm.

DATE: 1st & 3rd Mondays
TIME: 7pm
LOCATION: Sutera’s Pizza & Catering
CONTACT: Bryan
CHILDCARE: No

  • WOMEN’S WEEKEND BOOK CLUB

    SATURDAY MORNINGS

Like to read? This 2nd Saturday Morning Women’s Book Group takes has attendees take turns picking books and being the lead presenter/conversation-guide on the book each woman selects, with back-up from the group leaders. Women of any age are welcome; most participants are in their 30s-60s, and come from a broad range of backgrounds and outlooks, but with coffee and baked goods, something awesome always happens. Books selected tend to be secular NYT bestseller fiction, biographies, histories, and occasionally, “Christian fiction” too. Recent ones include Between Sundays, Same Kind of Different as Me, Go set a Watchman, Ghost Boy, I am Malala, The Prayerbox, and At the Water’s Edge. December’s book is The Girl on the Train and January’s is The Nightingale.

DATE: 2nd Saturdays
TIME: 8am
LOCATION: Kaw Prairie Community Church
CONTACT: Laura
CHILDCARE: No

  • FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

    THURSDAY EVENINGS

Thursday evenings starting in January, this nine-week course will teach you to create a budget, pay off debt, spend and save wisely, and so much more! You’ll learn in a video format from financial expert, radio show host and best-selling author Dave Ramsey, then break out into discussion groups to share your challenges and victories. Each household will need their own course box.

DATE: Thursdays (Starting January 2018)
TIME: TBA
LOCATION: Kaw Prairie Community Church
CONTACT: Jim
CHILDCARE: Provided

  • WOMEN’S RESCUE MISSION TEAM

    VARIOUS TIMES

This team of women prepares and serves a meal once month at one of the metro area’s women’s shelters, and sometimes leads a program or activity with the women at the shelter, as well.

DATE: Varies
TIME: Varies
LOCATION: Kansas City Rescue Mission
CONTACT: Julia
CHILDCARE: No