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.  Learn more.

DATE: Wednesdays starting Aug 29
TIME: 6:30-8:30pm
LOCATION: Kaw Prairie Community Church
CONTACT: Paige
CHILDCARE: Provided

  • MEN’S SACRED JOURNEY

    SECOND TUESDAY EVENINGS

Now studying David: Humble shepherd. Giant-slayer. Gifted poet. Mighty warrior. Flawed man. Legendary leader. David is one of history’s most famous kings. But more importantly, he was a man after God’s own heart.

Join the Men’s Sacred Journey group on Tuesday, May 1 (and continuing on the first Tuesday of each month) for a video study created by Andy Stanley to explore this complicated hero of the Old Testament. RSVP to Rick Hammel to participate in dinner at 5:30pm, or just come for the study from 6 to 7:15pm.

DATE: Monthly on the first Tuesday
TIME: Dinner at 5:30pm; study & discussion from 6 to 7:15pm
LOCATION: Kaw Prairie Community Church
CONTACT: Rick
CHILDCARE: No

  • WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

    WEDNESDAY MORNINGS

This women’s study group gathers for two sessions a year to dig into one of Beth Moore’s popular video-based Bible studies. Past studies have included Jesus, the One and Only, a careful examination of the life of Christ based primarily on the Book of Luke, and The Patriarchs, exploring the generations, culture, history and messy family dynamics of Genesis.

DATE: Returning on Wednesdays this fall!
TIME: 9-11am
LOCATION: Kaw Prairie Community Church
CONTACT: Cindy
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

  • 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

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • LEADERSHIP SPA

    THIRD SATURDAY MORNING OF EACH MONTH

Leadership Spa is a monthly 90-minute Saturday-morning training for leaders of any stripe in any environment—church, business, community, and even at home!  Our time begins with a roughly 40-minute video talk from a respected leader, moves to conversational breakout-groups for deeper discussion, and ends with a few minutes for each small group to share some insights with the whole gathering.  Learn more.