GROUP FINDER

Arranged by day of week.

Support Groups are listed at the bottom of the page.

Sundays | Time TBD | SKC Campus | Ongoing Group

Purpose: to strengthen your walk with God through Bible Study, Scripture memory, and group interaction. Designed to build a closer relationship with God and a keener sense of life’s priorities.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Terry Clevenger, 913.406.6851

Childcare: No

Sundays | 9:00 AM | Online | Ongoing Group

Selective reading and roundtable discussion of books of the Bible. Followed by prayer/praise requests and voluntary praying.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Jack Werthman, 816.718.6327

Childcare: No

Sundays | 9:15 AM | Online | Ongoing Group 

We are studying “Samuel and the first three Kings of Israel” using I and II Samuel and I Kings. Focus is God’s choosing leaders in accordance with His sovereign will and purpose. We use charts, maps, and timelines. Lots of open discussion. All ages welcome. Bring your Bible.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Pete Mirakian, 913.406.0932

Childcare: No

Sundays | 9:15 AM | SKC Campus | Ongoing Group

Our class mostly studies the Bible, although occasionally we enjoy a topical study.  We intentionally rotate teachers and topics, hoping to keep it interesting and educational for all.  We also pray for the needs of the various class members, and generally have two socials a year.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Steve Potter, 913.219.6093

Childcare: No

Every Other Sunday | 10:45 AM | OP Campus | Ongoing Group

Sunday school class for adults with special needs with bible lessons that are appropriate for their learning level.

Group Type: General Adult (Special Needs)

Contact: Mindy Loparco, 913.710.0459

Childcare: No

Sundays | 9:30 AM | SKC Campus | Ongoing Group

An informal gathering open for all young adults in their 20’s. We’ll be encouraged by God’s Word and forge cross-generational connections by interviewing and learning from older church members.

Group Type: General Adult (Younger adults 20s-30s)

Contact: Jeremy Brokaw, 225.788.3497

Childcare: No

Sundays | 8:30 AM | Online | Ongoing Group

Philippians study with Navigator Ron Wheeler “Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a matter worthy of the gospel of Christ” “Do not be anxious about anything” and many other lessens to learn in this short book. Come join us for great learning. Navigator Ron Wheeler Teaching Philippians via Zoom.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Jim Anderson, 913.461.4350

Childcare: No

Sundays | 3:30 PM | OP Campus | Short-term Group

Marriage can be challenging – especially during a pandemic!  In re|engage, we examine God’s design for marriage and apply principles from the Bible to guide couples towards growth in their relationship with each other. Marriages in any condition can benefit. Whether you are struggling to get along, your marriage is broken, or you simply want to grow closer together as a couple, re|engage is for you. This group will start September 20.

Group Type: General Adult (Couples)

Contact: Tami Lundgren, 913.486.9197

Childcare: No

Alternating Sundays | 8:00 PM | Off Campus | Ongoing Group

Come gather with other young families as they walk through life together. Men and Women meet separately on alternating Sundays.

Group Type: General Adult (Younger Adults 20s-30s)

Contact: Logan Anderson, 316.207.6369

Childcare: No

Sundays | 8:45 AM | SKC Campus | Ongoing Group

We will be studying 1st and 2nd Thessalonians.  We plan to use small group discussion.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Connie Moyes, 913.522.4985

Childcare: No

Sundays | 11:15 AM | Online | Ongoing Group

Christians and non-Christians alike have questions about God. Sometimes those questions are much different from one another, but sometimes, they are the same. Join Friendships for Christ as we discuss a series of 2-minute videos by Dr. Sean McDowell in which he shares quick answers to common questions about God.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Chris O’Connor, 785.550.7304

Childcare: No

Every Other Monday | 7:30 PM | Online | Short-term Group

We memorize/meditate and share meaing/application for key topical verses that impact our lives.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Craig Minnich, 913.897.2086

Childcare: No

Mondays | 9:00 AM | SKC Campus | Short-term Group

We will be studying the book of Daniel. Social distancing will be practiced.

Group Type: Men

Contact: Russ Tackett, 816.507.9893

Childcare: No

Mondays | 7:00 PM | Online | Ongoing Group

We are slowly reading through the Gospel of John in Greek and discussing points of interest.  No prior knowledge of Greek is needed; all levels of Greek expertise are represented in the group.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Tom Engel, 816.318.1795

Childcare: No

Tuesdays | 8:15 AM | Off Campus | Ongoing Group

Intercessory prayer for national and international current events; church members, leadership and programs; missionaries and the world’s persecuted church.

Group Type: Women

Contact: Rebecca Laughlin, 913.661.0007

Childcare: No

Tuesdays | 10:00 AM | SKC Campus | Ongoing Group

This group is geared towards adults with special needs.  We do a bible lesson and fellowship with one and other.  If we are able we will visit homebound people and take our group to them.  If not, we will have our meeting at church.

Group Type: Special Needs Adults

Contact: Mindy Loparco, 913.710.0459

Childcare: No

Last Tuesday of the Month | Noon | OP Campus | Ongoing Group

If you are caring for a loved one and could use the support and spiritual care of others from your church family, please join us. This is an ongoing ministry.  Please feel free to bring a lunch.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Meda Green, 913.209.3888

Childcare: No

Tuesdays | 1:00 PM | SKC Campus | Short-term Group

Author — Paul Spilsbury.  A big picture view, not verse by verse details. This group meets October 27 – December 15.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Nancy Morgan, 913.269.5252

Childcare: No

Tuesdays | 8:00 PM | Online | Short-term Group

Develop a rhythm of prayer and peace as you start a new semester. Connect with students from other schools and explore the opportunities of this season.

Group Type: Younger Adults (20s-30s)/College Women

Contact: Micaela Brokaw, 225.229.2773

Childcare: No

Tuesdays | 1:00 PM | Online | Ongoing Group

We study topics that are of interest to the group. We use the Bible, audios and videos by pastors and scholars whose beliefs align with EPC.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Glenda Moncke, 913.488.1700

Childcare: No

Tuesdays | 6:00 PM | OP Campus | Ongoing Group

Abounding Love is for adults with special needs.  We have our own little church service with worship, bible lesson, games, crafts, fellowship and snacks.

Group Type: Special Needs Adults

Contact: Mindy Loparco

Childcare: No

Wednesdays | 8:00 AM | SKC Campus | Ongoing Group

A discussion group centered around God’s word.  We will use Days of Praise, a daily devotion guide published by The Institute for Creation Research. Currently meeting at the South KC Campus instead of Price Chopper.

Group Type: Men

Contact: David Moyes

Childcare: No

2nd Wednesdays | 9:30 AM | OP Campus | Ongoing Group

Come join this group of women who have a heart for prayer! We pray for personal, church, city, national and international prayer needs. A short time of fellowship beforehand with coffee or tea. Call LeAnn with questions 913-219-2552. Bring masks and lawn chair. We will meet outside as weather permits.

Group Type: Moms

Contact: LeAnn Cunningham, 913.219.2552

Childcare: No

Wednesdays | 6:30 PM | SKC Campus | Short-term Group

This course teaches the foundational skills necessary to become a disciple of Jesus. It covers how to spend time with God, keep a Bible journal, learn to read/study/memorize the Word, prepare your personal testimony, share the gospel, disciple others, and more. It is life changing!

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Ron Wheeler, 816.912.7514

Childcare: Yes

Wednesdays | 10:30 AM | OP Campus | Ongoing Group

Abounding Love mornings is for adults with special needs.  We spend time reading from the bible and praying for one another as well as lots of good fellowship time.

Group Type: Special Needs Adults

Contact: Mindy Loparco, 913.710.0459

Childcare: No

Wednesdays | 6:00 PM | OP Campus & Online | Short-term Group

God teaches us so much about how we are to live our lives in his Word and through his people. But many of us find the Bible confusing and difficult to study without someone guiding us! And we feel disconnected from the community around us. Where can we go to learn how to study the Bible on our own AND build lasting intergenerational relationships with other women in our own church body? We invite you to join us this fall as we connect women to each other and equip them to know God through His word.  Offered both online and in person at OP, join us as we dig into the book of Ezra through weekly study, small group discussion and a short teaching time.

Group Type: Women

Contact: Amber Gutshall, 417.529.6267

Childcare: Yes

2nd & 4th Wednesdays | 6:30 PM | SKC Campus | Ongoing Group

The 2nd Wednesday of each month we will be doing a Bible Study focused on Speaking Wisely.  The 4th Wednesday of the month we will be focused on fellowship.  We meet via Zoom if we are not able to meet in person.

Group Type: Women

Contact: Dayna Vaczi, 913.660.6820

Childcare: Childcare will only be available if the church is offering childcare on Wednesday evenings.

Wednesdays | 6:00 PM | OP Campus | Short-term Group

Have you been discipled? If not, this group is for you! What it means to be a disciple, co-facilitated by Pastors Todd and Bob.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Todd Weiland, 913.963.0224

Childcare: No

Wednesdays | 6:30 AM | Off Campus (Adrian’s Cafe, 16201 W 95th St., Lenexa, KS) | Ongoing Group

We have a different live speaker every week and  encourage fellowship!  The mission of TGIW (Teaching God’s Infinite Wisdom) is to help our guys have a more passionate relationship with Jesus Christ and equip them to live bible-consistent lives that model character and integrity for glory to God and joy to the guys.

Group Type: Men

Contact: Joe Panegasser, 913.707.4938

Childcare: No

Wednesdays | 9:15 AM | OP Campus | Ongoing Group

God calls us to meditate on his word and through creative art and bible journaling that is what this group does.  

Group Type: Moms

Contact: Molly Kleinwolterink, 913.484.5791

Childcare: Yes

Wednesdays | 9:15 AM | OP Campus | Ongoing Group

Come gather with other women in the same age and stage of life, be encouraged as you walk through life together.

Group Type: Moms

Contact: Georgianne Roberts, 913.961.2924

Childcare: Yes

Wednesdays | 9:15 AM | OP Campus | Ongoing Group

Especially geared for moms in the foster care world, this group will bless and encourage you in the journey God has called you to.

Group Type: Moms

Contact: Hannah Mabie, 913.634.2156

Childcare: Yes

Wednesdays | 9:15 AM | OP Campus | Ongoing Group

If you are a momma with kids still in school, want to grow in your faith and grow in fellowship with other fun, amazing mommas – this group is for you.  Study is TBD.  Prerequisite – you must want to laugh and have fun!  We are not meant to walk this journey alone and laughing is good for the soul!!

Group Type: Moms

Contact: Kelley Jenkins, 913.484.5243

Childcare: Yes

2nd Thursdays | 9:30 AM | SKC Campus | Ongoing Group

Fellowship & Bible Study using book “Speaking Wisely” by Poppy Smith, part of Fisherman Guide series.

Group Type: Women

Contact: Crystal Bevell, 913.481.3647

Childcare: No

2nd Thursdays | 9:45 AM | OP Campus | Ongoing Group

Fellowship & Bible Study using book “Speaking Wisely” by Poppy Smith, part of Fisherman Guide series.

Group Type: Women

Contact: Pat Clark, 913.522.6260

Childcare: No

Thursdays | 6:30 PM | OP Campus | Short-term Class

Class training is weekly, Sept 17 through Nov 5, 2020.

Women Discipling Women: Mentor Fall 2020 Training Classes. This training equips women to mentor/disciple other women. Training book is Navigator’s, “Friends On the Journey” available on Amazon or NavPress. Training is open to women interested in encouraging another woman in her spiritual journey with God. Questions? Call LeAnn Cunningham 913-219-2552

Group Type: Women

Contact: LeAnn Cunningham, 913.219.2552

Childcare: No

2nd & 4th Thursdays | 7:00 AM | OP Campus | Ongoing Group

We study directly from our Bibles.  No other books needed.  Currently studying Exodus.

Jan thru Oct – 2nd & 4th Thursdays.  Nov & Dec – 1st & 3rd.

This group was originally started by Pastor Ted Nissen & Jeff Burey, former CPC member & Director of Golf at Wolf Creek Golf Club in the late 1990’s.  Initially met at Wolf Creek, but has moved to the CPC, OP campus and has been meeting twice monthly for over 20 years.

Group Type: Men

Contact: Dick Kuhn, 913.515.0140

Childcare: No

Thursdays | 7:00 PM | Online | Short-term Group

Inductive Bible study on the book of Romans – no preparation needed. Optional memory verse every week. You will need a modern translation or the Greek text.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Tom Engel, 816.318.1795

Childcare: No

Thursdays | 7:30 AM | Online | Ongoing Group

Bible Study where we look closely and read through books of the Bible, verse by verse, one chapter at a time.

Group Type: Men

Contact: Drew Henderson, 913.952.4579

Childcare: No

Thursdays | 7:00 PM | OP Campus | Ongoing Group

Our group knits/crochets Prayer Shawls for the Prayer/Care Ministry. We have a devotion and we knit. All levels are welcome. We love helping people learn to knit. And we pray.

Group Type: Women

Contact: Debbie Swick, 913.575.4541

Childcare: No

Fridays | 6:30 AM | Online | Ongoing Group

This men’s Bible study has been meeting continuously for 40 years. We are currently meeting via Zoom, but will return to our roots at Denny’s at 103rd and Metcalf as soon as it is deemed safe. We welcome new members. We are currently studying the Gospel of Mark, and are being led by Galen Wagner. This is a caring group of men who pray for each other, our kids, parents, neighbors, work.  During the Covid-19 Zoom period we meet from 6:30 to 7:30 AM on Friday mornings. Our normal meeting time is 6:00 to 7:00 AM.

Group Type: Men

Contact: Larry Stoddard, 913.220.5012

Childcare: No

Various Days | 8:00 PM | Online | Short-term Group

How to develop and revitalize my relationship with Jesus using disciplines and accountability.

Group Type: Men

Contact: Steve Plummer, 913.484.3285

Childcare: No

Support Groups…Because Life is Hard!

For Fall 2020 Groups social distancing and masks are required.

Caregiver Support Group (Monthly/Ongoing)

This groups meets the last Tuesday of the month, from 12:00 – 1:30 PM at the OP Campus, Room 203.  Get care-giving tips, advice, and support with others who understand the role of being a caregiver. Connect with those who understand what you’re going through. Share, vent, laugh, pray, and feel less alone. Join anytime, no registration required. For planning purposes, first time attenders please contact Meda.

Contact: Meda Green, meda.m.green@gmail.com, 913.209.3888

Caregivers Support Group (Monthly/Ongoing)

This groups meets on the third Thursday of the month, from 1:30 PM–3:00 PM in the South KC FH (A) 101, 103, 105. Get care-giving tips, advice, and support with others who understand the role of being a caregiver. Connect with those who understand what you’re going through. Share, vent, laugh, pray, and feel less alone. Join anytime, no registration required. For planning purposes, first time attenders please contact Betsy.

Contact: Betsy Vicknair, bvicknair@colonialkc.org, 816.501.3038.

Women’s Cancer Support Group (Monthly/Ongoing) | OP Campus. Contact leader for logistics.

One of the most traumatic events in a woman’s life is hearing the potential or definitive diagnosis of breast cancer. This confidential group is focused on education, spiritual and emotional needs that occur throughout this difficult journey, such as treatment, side effects, family issues and grief. We want to support you on your journey, or as you support someone you love – from day 1 or years later. Group meets at the Overland Park campus and occasionally online via Zoom calls.

Contact: Donna Jenkins (for times, room location or dial-in information), djenkins@colonialkc.org.

Living with Loss

For groups specifically developed for Christians, GriefShare is a wonderful option.

Contacts: Westside Family Lenexa (https://westsidefamily.church/lifelines), (Heartland Community Church (heartlandchurch.org), College Church of the Nazarene (collegechurch.com), or the national website for other local options (griefshare.org/findagroup).

Additionally, grief recovery groups offered by Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care are not faith specific, but, are extremely helpful for those who feel stuck in their grieving process.

For local groups, contact Vicki Mears at 816.268.2664.

Healing for the Pain and Loss of Abortion (New Groups form in June)

“Her Choice to Heal” is a grace-filled, confidential, 10-week women’s group for women struggling with the pain of abortion. Creative and artistic expression, along with journaling and Bible reading, help participants overcome lies that bind them. Trained lay leaders offer grace, understanding, and God’s love.

Contacts: Groups in Lee’s Summit, If Not for Grace (infg.org). Groups in Olathe, GateWay of Hope (gwhope.org).

DivorceCare

Offers practical information that will help you recover from your separation or divorce. You will receive expert video teaching on divorce and recovery subjects, group discussion on the teaching topics, and an opportunity to continue the processing through daily individual work.

Contacts: Heartland Community Church (heartlandchurch.org), College Church of the Nazarene (collegechurch.com), or the national website (divorcecare.org/findagroup) for other local options.

Alzheimer’s (Dementia) Caregiver Support Group (Monthly/Ongoing)

This group meets the first Thursday of the month from 12 noon to 1:30 PM at South KC in FH (A) 101, 103, 105. Giving care to a loved one with dementia can be challenging, physically depleting and emotionally draining. If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, you are warmly invited to become part of this group. For planning purposes, first time attenders please contact Betsy.

Contact: Betsy Vicknair, bvicknair@colonialkc.org, 816.501.3038

Abundant Life Support Group 

Discover ways to live a healthier, more abundant life in Christ through faith, nutrition, and lifestyle. Become informed and inspired through the sharing of scripture and topics and resources relating to life giving foods, daily habits, exercise, stress transformation and more! Join us as we offer ideas, encouragement, and prayer in your health journey. We’re all in this together!  John 10:10 “I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.”   This group will meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the SKC Campus from 9:30-11:00 AM beginning Sept. 12 in FH (A) 101/103/105.  Betsy & David Vicknairbvicknair@colonialkc.org

Clothed In Joy 

From Sorrow to Joyfulness, a Group for Colonial Widows 

We would like you to be a part of a Widow’s Support Group that will meet at Colonial’s South KC Campus (9500 Wornall Rd, KCMO) on the 1st Tuesday of each month, beginning October 6, 2020, from 10:30 AM – Noon. The group will gather in Fellowship Hall A, Rooms 101/103/105. Come anytime you are available. This will be a great opportunity to share and connect with other ladies who have also experienced the grief and loss of their husband. The group will be led by Carol Robinson, Prayer Deacon at SKC. “O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. You turned my wailing into dancing. You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.” Psalm 30: 2 & 11

Hire and Higher  – A Christ Community Church, Leawood Listing

During this current COVID-19 crisis, many people have been displaced from jobs. On the Christ Community website there are links to job opportunities that the church is aware of, and while not exhaustive, the hope is that it is helpful as an additional resource to other online job sites. Click here for job opportunities.

Advice & Aid Abortion Healing Bible Study

Have you, or someone you know suffered in silence from the loss of Abortion? Awakenings is a program for women who are post – abortive and desire emotional and spiritual healing. We are a safe and confidential, Christ – Centered program that is dedicated to bringing the healing word of God, with loving, compassionate care. You are not alone in your journey! New session staring in the Fall. For more information, or to enroll, please contact our Awakenings Coordinator, Kelly Carter, 913-962-0200, ext. 1010 or email at kellyc@adviceandaid.com.