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GROUP FINDER

Arranged by day of week, then time of day.

Hope & Healing Groups – Please scroll to bottom of page.

Sundays | 9:15 AM | OP Campus

We are going verse by verse through the book of Genesis with discussion lead by a team of teachers.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Craig Minnich

Childcare: Yes

Sundays | 9:15 AM | OP Campus

Bring your Bible and $10 for the book. Who the Holy Spirit is, what the spirit filled life is, Prayer in the Spirit, Gifts of the Spirit, Daily Guidance, Power of the Holy Spirit, and much more!

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Pastor Bob Lehleitner

Childcare: Yes

Sundays | 9:30 AM | SKC Campus | Room 302

Join Ron Wheeler as he teaches through historical books of the Old Testament starting with the Book of Joshua. But don’t think this is just a lecture to sit through!  This class is discussion oriented, and cultivates spirited discussion that will help you discover biblical principles to live by!

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Terry Clevenger

Childcare: No

Sundays | 9:30 AM | SKC Campus | Rooms 103/105

We will be studying Ray Vander Laan’s Cultures in Conflict. In the video series we will be visiting Greece and learning how Paul’s good news of God’s kingdom would be received in Athens where the intellectual elite influenced the culture of the know world. Class discussion is a essential component of this class.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Connie Moyes, 913.491.4675

Childcare: Yes

Sundays | 9:30 AM | SKC Campus | Fireside Room

Round table study of selected books of the Bible. Voluntary sharing/praying at the end of the hour.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Jack Werthman

Childcare: Yes

Sundays | 9:30 AM | SKC Campus | Dalbey Chapel

Weekly Sunday School Class in Dalbey Chapel. Primarily study directly from the Bible. General rotation of Teachers and Topics.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Steve Potter

Childcare: Yes

Sundays | 9:30 AM | SKC Campus

A space for young adults in their 20’s to connect with each other. Each week we’ll interview an older member of the church growing together as a group and cross-generationally as a congregation because we are Better Together.

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

Contact: Aria Patterson

Childcare: Yes

Sundays | 10:45 AM | OP Campus

This trimester, Friendships for Christ will doing the DVD study, “The Life of Jesus” by Matt Williams. Filmed at locations in Israel, this study presents the historical truth and cultural background behind key events of Jesus’ life.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Chris O’Connor

Childcare: Yes

Sundays | 10:45 AM | OP Campus

Sermon Based Discussion. Anyone is welcome to join.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Ken Blume

Childcare: Yes

Sundays | 10:45 AM | OP Campus | Room 201

We are an ongoing class (year-round) currently studying the Book of Genesis.  We will be learning about the OT Patriarchs during the next six months or so, and how the OT leads to fulfillment in the promised Messiah. Bring your Bible. All welcome to join us any time.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Pete Mirakian, 913.856.5685

Childcare: Yes

Sundays | 10:45 AM | OP Campus

A bible study that is simplified to help people of all intellectual abilities understand the word of God.

Group Type: General Adult (Special Needs)

Contact: Mindy Loparco, 816.501.3020

Childcare: Yes

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Sundays | 3:30 PM | OP Campus

Re|engage is a marriage study for couples in any age or stage of marriage.  Whether you are in a great place in your marriage or in an incredibly difficult place, re|engage is a safe place to come and learn the biblical truth or marriage.  Your marriage is sure to benefit from this 16 week study. Cost is $50.

Group Type: Couples

Contact: Tami Lundgren

Childcare: Yes

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Sundays | 5:00 PM | Various Homes around the OP Campus

We have dinner together and then have a time of study and prayer. Families and singles are welcome. Group childcare provided at the home or you can find your own. $20-30 per semester if childcare is needed.

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

Contact: Logan Anderson

Childcare: Yes

Sundays | 5:30 PM | OP Campus

Join other foster adopt parents, as we talk about issues relevant to this space in a friendly and supportive environment. Adults enjoy community fellowship, food and a faciillitator led evening, while kids enjoy a fin night with our wonderful children’s ministry staff. Attendance to this group, including childcare (with a reservation) is FREE.  2 hours of training credit are offered.

Group Type: Foster/Adopt Parents

Contact: Hannah Mabie, 913.634.2156

Childcare: Yes

Sundays | 6:30 PM | Weiland’s House, 135th & Antioch

Bring your Bible. We will discuss sermon based questions on the Gospel of John.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Pastor Todd Weiland

Childcare: No

Mondays | 9:00 AM | SKC Campus | Room 302

This men’s Bible study will meet Monday mornings led by Pastor Mark. Donuts and coffee provided.

Group Type: Men

Contact: Mark Potter

Childcare: No

Tuesdays | 8:00 AM | SKC Campus | Prayer Room

We pray as the Holy Spirit guides us, with a flexible agenda. Consistent attendance is not required. Bring a Bible and/or prayer materials.

Group Type: Women

Contact: Rebecca Laughlin, 913.661.0007

Childcare: No

Tuesdays | 9:30 AM | The Robert’s Home | 10109 W 123rd St Overland Park, KS 66213

Discovery Bible Study of the Gospel of John.

Group Type: Women

Contact: Georgianne Roberts

Childcare: No

Tuesdays | 10:00 AM | SKC Campus

We meet at South KC and go to various peoples’ homes who are homebound and do a lesson from the Believe curriculum. Bring your Bible.

Group Type: General Adult (Special Needs)

Contact: Mindy Loparco

Childcare: No

Tuesdays | Noon | OP Campus | LightHouse | Last Tuesday of the Month

Are you a caregiver who needs support and prayer? Please join us as we support each other and learn about resources that can help us as we go through the caregiving journey. Since we’ll meet during lunchtime, please feel free to bring a sack lunch. No materials needed.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Meda Green

Childcare: No

Tuesdays | 1:00 PM | SKC Campus | Room 302

This study will focus on The Names of Jesus. We will watch and discuss a Tony Evans teaching video of the same title. Other materials will supplement this study. Bring a Bible and a notebook. Cost: Less than $10.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Glenda Moncke

Childcare: No

Tuesdays | 1:00 PM | OP Campus | Room 201

Please join us Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-3:00, We will study Colossians first and follow that with I & II Thessalonians. First Tuesday each month at noon we will have lunch together in the classroom followed by class at 1:00. Class ends each week with intercessory prayer. Study guides for Thessalonians study will be $10.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Patty & Pete Mirakian

Childcare: No

Tuesdays | 6:00 PM | OP Campus

We are working our way through Believe. We will be starting with Part 2 of the Believe book. We also do special events each month. Some of these include a hayride as well as a monthly dance.

Group Type: General Adult (Special Needs)

Contact: Mindy Loparco

Childcare: No

Tuesdays | 6:00 PM | OP Campus

Study the life of Peter through a chosen study guide, share from scholarly perspectives and discuss a chapter each week. Fellowship and prayer end our time. Bring a Bible and study guide.

Group Type: Women

Contact: Carolyn Unruh

Childcare: No

THIS CLASS IS FULL – Please register for the class on Wednesdays

Tuesdays | 6:30-8:00 PM | OP Campus

Are you heartbroken by the racial divide in our culture?  Do you feel fearful and awkward about connecting with others of a different race? Would you like the church to be a distinct and transformative voice in the conversation on racial healing? This study is designed to provide tools and support for individuals and groups interested in the process of gospel-based racial healing.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Jodi Mathews and Marvin Motley

Childcare: No

THIS CLASS IS FULL – Please register for the class on Wednesdays

Tuesdays | 8:30 PM | The Oliphant’s Home | 14928 Brougham Dr, Olathe, KS 

Study of James

Group Type: Men

Contact: Matthew Stephenson

Childcare: No

Wednesdays | 6:30 AM | Adrian’s Cafe | 11120 S. Antioch Rd. (SW corner of College and Antioch)

The mission of TGIW (Teaching God’s Infinite Wisdom) is to help  guys have a more passionate relationship with Jesus Christ and equip them to live Bible-consistent lives that model character and integrity. Every week we have a different talented speaker to help us with this mission. No commitment is necessary.

Group Type: Men

Contact: Joe Panegasser, 913.707.4938

Childcare: No

Wednesdays | 8:00 AM | Price Chopper | 1030 W 103RD ST, KANSAS CITY, MO

Men’s Breakfast Bible Study. Daily Praise will be provided.

Group Type: Men

Contact: David Moyes

Childcare: No

Wednesdays | 9:15 AM | OP Campus

We will journal weekly though the scriptures referenced in the book, Shepherding a Child’s heart. We’ll read a chapter each week, using your choice of one of the many scriptures referenced to journal your heart, prayers and what the Lord is teaching you regarding mothering your children in a Biblical way.

Group Type: Women

Contact: Angie Boob

Childcare: Yes

Wednesdays | 9:15 AM | OP Campus

Who are “the least of these” and what does it look like to love them? Using the Discovery Bible Study method, we will look at New Testament passages where Jesus calls us to radical love and discover what that looks like when “the least of these” is our husband, our child, our neighbor, our boss, or even ourselves.

Group Type: Women

Contact: Georgianne Roberts

Childcare: Yes

Wednesdays | 9:30 AM | The Cunningham’s Home | 11300 W 131 St, Overland Park, KS 66213

Come for breakfast fellowship and prayer for individual, church, city, country, and international needs.

Group Type: Women

Contact: LeAnn Cunningham

Childcare: No

Wednesdays | 10:30 AM | OP Campus

We will be studying various stories from the life of Jesus.

Group Type: General Adult (Special Needs)

Contact: Mindy Loparco, 913.710.0459

Childcare: No

Wednesdays | 6:00 PM | OP Campus | 2nd & 4th of the Month

Many of us struggle with anxiety, loneliness, and feelings of inadequacy. We know that God created us in his image, but how can we be loving when we feel burned out or struggle with addiction? Will we ever enjoy the complete healing God promises? Changes That Heal offers a down-to-earth plan to help us recover from the wounds of the past and grow more and more into the image of God. Purchase of Changes that Heal Workbook is optional

Group Type: Women

Contact: Cynthia Lewis

Childcare: No

Wednesdays | 6:00 PM | OP Campus 

Lysa TerKeurst takes us on a beautiful journey of the streets of Israel as she unpacks the 7 “I AM” statements given by Jesus in the book of John. This group is for any woman who wants to deepen their faith and/or engage with other women.

Study Guide Purchase $15.

Group Type: Women

Contact: Pastor Tami Lundgren

Childcare: No

Wednesdays | 6:30 PM | SKC Campus | Fellowship Hall | Room 104

This fall we will be finishing up Proverbs and Parables.  This is a class that you can easily step into. We have a goal of growing in wisdom and knowledge to live our daily lives by reading and discussing Proverbs and Parables. No preparation is necessary. Just come with a teachable spirit. Proverbs & Parables Study Guide ($6).

Group Type: Women

Contact: Dayna Vaczi, 816.213.7010

Childcare: No

Wednesdays | 6:30-8:00 PM | SKC Campus

Are you heartbroken by the racial divide in our culture?  Do you feel fearful and awkward about connecting with others of a different race? Would you like the church to be a distinct and transformative voice in the conversation on racial healing? This study is designed to provide tools and support for individuals and groups interested in the process of gospel-based racial healing .

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Dr. Bill Brodine

Childcare: No

Wednesdays | 6:30 PM | OP Campus

Each month we will learn a new prayer method, which we will practice using during our private devotional time during the following month. Come grow with us in your practice of prayer! This group is appropriate for seasoned, growing, discouraged, pathetic, and brand new pray-ers! Bring a Bible and a journal.

Group Type: Women

Contact: Carie Roth

Childcare: No

Wednesdays | 6:30 PM | SKC Campus

Faith-based financial and time management class led by one of our community partners who specializes in budget and finance classes. No materials needed.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Rick Krapes, 913.991.3696

Childcare: Yes

Thursdays | 6:30 AM | Charlie Mill’s Office | 6900 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66211

We go verse by verse through the Gospel of John

Group Type: Men

Contact: Charlie Mills

Childcare: No

Thursdays | 7:00 AM | OP Campus | Room 100 E

Currently studying in the Book of Exodus. Meet with men who want to study the Bible and enjoy golf.  All are welcome if you want to study the Word and enjoy the fellowship with men wanting to learn more of what God is saying to us in our daily lives.

Group Type: Men

Contact: Mike Deardorff

Childcare: No

Thursdays | 7:00 AM | Big Biscuit | 95th and Nall, Overland Park, KS

Book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse, we look closely together at what the Bible has to say to us in all its glory. Food is available.  Only a Bible is necessary. Join anytime.

Group Type: Men

Contact: Drew Henderson

Childcare: No

Thursdays | 9:15 AM | OP Campus

This study is for moms of kids still at home wanting to grow in the word and grow in fellowship together.  We believe we are not meant to be on this journey alone but walk with other women/moms in faith.   The study/book is TBD. Feel free to message Kelley with any questions.  (Also, laughter is a requirement!)

Group Type: Women

Contact: Kelley Jenkins

Childcare: Yes

Thursdays | 9:30 AM | OP Campus

Triggered much? Join Hannah Mabie and Lynn Platter as they lead a momma’s Bible study on just that: “Triggers: Exchanging Parents Reactions for Biblical Responses” (Amber Lia & Wendy Speake). For: Moms, Foster Moms, Adoptive Moms, Triggered Moms. Book Purchase $15.

Group Type: Moms

Contact: Hannah Mabie

Childcare: Yes

Thursdays | 9:45 AM | OP Campus | Room 200

Coffee & Fellowship followed by Study and Discussion of the book “Women in the New Testament.”

Group Type: Women

Contact: Pat Clark

Childcare: No

Thursdays | 6:30 PM | OP Campus

This group will meet Feb 6 – April 2nd. This  class is intended to help prepare and equip women to disciple other woman in our church. There is great scriptural foundation for discipling women, learn many practical tips for mentoring, discipling and encouraging another woman in her spiritual journey. $10 for study guide.

Group Type: Women

Contact: LeAnn Cunningham

Childcare: No

Thursdays | 7:00 PM | Colonial Village | 12500 W 137th St, Overland Park, KS 66221

We meet together to knit prayer shawls for the prayer and care ministry, along with sharing a devotional. Any level of knitter is welcome – we will even teach you! You can also crochet.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Debbie Swick

Childcare: No

Fridays | 6:00 AM | Denny’s Restaurant

This ongoing group loves newcomers!  Wee are currently in Paul’s letters to Timothy, with occasional studies on the Hard Sayings of Jesus. We save time for praying for each other, our wives, our kids, parents, neighbors, work. Throughout the week we update each other by email on prayer requests, answers to prayer, praises, etc. There is no cost is materials, but each member is responsible for his breakfast cost. 10480 Metcalf Overland Park, KS 66212.

Group Type: Men

Contact: Larry Stoddard, 913.220.5012

Childcare: No

Fridays | 9:30 AM | OP Campus

The Lord was with Joseph.  In this 8-week study we will encounter the same trustworthy sovereignty of God; learn to trust God’s purposes when life doesn’t make sense; recognize how God is working in your waiting; and learn how to rest in the sufficiency of God’s presence in every circumstance.

Group Type: Women

Contact: Donna Jenkins

Childcare: No

Fridays | 1:00 PM | SKC Campus

We spend time praising the Lord and raising petitions for our Nation, its Leaders, our churches (especially Colonial), its Pastors; our Schools, teachers and students; most of all our Families!

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Dolores Cole

Childcare: No

Fridays | 6:30 PM | Masheter House | 79th St & Washington

Bible study home group with snacks, prayer, and fellowship. Bring your Bible.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Bill and Paula Masheter, 816.333.4193

Childcare: No

DAY TBD | Location TBD

Relevant study of real men dealing with life struggles and how God has solutions. Develops essential skills of discipleship. $14 for book and verse packet.

Group Type: Men

Contact: Steve Plummer, 913.484.3285

Childcare: No

Day TBD | Time TBD | Location TBD

A study to build strong foundations and develop skills to help members invest effectively in the spiritual health of others. $13.50 book.

Group Type: Men

Contact: Steve Plummer, 913.484.3285

Childcare: No

Hope & Healing Groups

Caregiver Support Group (Monthly/Ongoing)

Last Tuesday of the Month. 12:00 – 1:30 PM. OP Campus, Lighthouse (Youth Building), Room 1. 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)

Third Thursday of the Month. 1:30 PM–3:00 PM. South KC, Prayer Room. 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.

How Father God Heals Our Hearts: Identity, Love, Pleasure, Place

Monday nights 6:45 – 8:30 PM. Jan 20 – March 30. SouthKC Campus. For women only: In the four key areas of identity, love, pleasure, and place, many of us have received both good gifts and painful wounds from our earthly father. The wounds deeply affect the way we experience Father God, the way we relate to others, and often fuel unhealthy behaviors. In this group, we will engage in specific steps that allow Father God to bring healing
into these areas. You will be amazed at the breadth of impact when you begin trusting Father God and seeking Him for identity, love, pleasure and place. Women only, limited size, requires registration. Books will be available first night for $15.

Contact: Kim Jones, kjones@colonialkc.org, 816.501.3045

Breast 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. (Will not meet in Jan).

Contact: Donna Jenkins (for times and room location), dcjenkins19@yahoo.com, 913.908.6721.

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.

Job Search Support Group (Ongoing)

This group is provided by Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. A Christian forum for job seekers to learn job search techniques/tactics and network with others who may assist in identifying and introducing them to potential employers. Open to all in the community.

Contact: Larry Lee, 913.897.2229 or jobclubcpc@gmail.com for details.

Healing for the Pain and Loss of Abortion

If Not for Grace, a local ministry, offers a 9-week class for women struggling with the pain of abortion. This class is held multiple times a year throughout the metro KC area. Through the use of creative and artistic expression, journaling and Bible reading, participants work to overcome lies that bind the abortion-wounded.

Contact: 816.847.2911 or go online to www.infg.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)

First Thursday of the Month. 12 noon to 1:30 PM. South KC, Dalbey Chapel. 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