Our Beliefs

About us, who we are, and what we believe.

About Us

For over 60 years, God has faithfully accomplished His ministry through this Body of Christ called Colonial. Born from a church plant Sunday school called Boone Church, Colonial Presbyterian Church was established in 1953 at 9500 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO. Our Overland Park, KS campus, near Quivira and 135th Street, was opened in 2002, making us one church in two locations.

Our Beliefs

Here at Colonial, we believe Jesus is exactly who He claimed to be:  the Son of God, the long-awaited Messiah, the Forgiver of Sins, and our Friend.  We believe Christ arose from the dead on the third day because the evidence is compelling, and we believe Christ is the only hope we have of being forgiven and entering into heaven when we die.

 

Christ is the center of our lives around here, and we would value the opportunity to show you what that looks like for us.  It is our mission to passionately and selflessly follow Christ, and to equip others to do the same.

 

We also believe the Bible is true. We think of it as God’s Word, and we do everything we can to submit ourselves to the Bible’s teaching and objective authority in all matters of faith and practice.

 

If you have further questions about our beliefs, I encourage you to read the Essentials of Faith that construct the core theological components of our church and our denomination, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Our Mission and Vision

Our goal as a local church body is to help people become passionate, selfless followers of Christ. In order to become a fully devoted Christ-follower, we encourage everyone to adopt three priorities into daily life: encountering God, growing with others, and impacting people.

 

Encountering God
When we gather on Sunday as a congregation, our primary goal is to help you encounter God through songs of worship, through prayer, and through the teaching of God’s Word. For us to grow, we must also encounter God consistently throughout the week. Therefore, we want to help you experience the reality of the living God in small groups, in your family gatherings, and in your personal relationship with the Lord.

 

Growing with Others
We are committed to providing the resources and opportunities to help you become a passionate, selfless follower of Christ. Put simply, we want to help you obey God’s two greatest commands: to love Him with all of your heart, soul and strength and to love others as yourself (Matthew 22:37-40). Individual growth is severely limited, however, if we are not in community. We need each other for comfort, encouragement and exhortation, and Colonial provides various venues for you to grow with others such as short-term studies, ongoing communities and one-on-one mentoring. Since unhealthy relationships hinder our individual and corporate growth, we specifically address overcoming obstacles so that we may enjoy healthy relationships.

 

Impacting People
As our love for God increases, our desire to impact others with the gospel and good works increases as well. Therefore, we provide various opportunities for the congregation to impact others within Colonial, within the community and around the globe. We also provide support and training so that you can increasingly impact others where you live and work, or wherever God leads you.

Exploring Colonial

If you are interested in learning more about Colonial, who we are, what we do, and why we do it, consider joining us for Explore Colonial. For those of you visiting, this is a time for you to learn about our beliefs and core values. For those of you considering membership, this is the first step of our membership process. Explore Colonial is offered five times a year. Learn more.