GROUP FINDER

Arranged by day of week.

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

Sundays | 9:15 AM | SKC Campus

The past weeks and months have been challenging for ALL of us – but for some this has been an especially trying time on their marriage!  Join us this summer for a straightforward, honest and fun marriage study, Vertical Marriage.  This study will help you and your spouse connect in powerful, God honoring ways.  Whether your marriage is a 2 or a 10 you will enjoy getting vertical in your marriage!

Group Type: Couples, Younger adults (20s-30s)

Contact: Kimberly & Jim Dodd

Childcare: No

Sundays | 9:15 PM | SKC Campus

 Currently going through all the Parables of Jesus, with Gene Porter teaching.

Group Type: General Adult, Couples, Singles

Contact: Steve Potter

Childcare: No

Sundays | 1:00 PM | OP Campus

Is your marriage a perfect 10?  How would you rate your marriage?  How would your husband/wife rate your marriage?  If you have any doubts about whether they match up, or if you have a perfect ’10’,  then this class is for you.  

Group Type: Couples

Contact: Doug & Pam

Childcare: No

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

Led by Navigator Ron Wheeler, we do a slow crawl through various books of the Bible covering lots of relevant information for daily living. We specialize in lots of spirited discussion, great fellowship, in depth teaching, and personal application.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Ron Wheeler

Childcare: No

Sundays | Time & Place TBD

We are in Genesis going verse by verse through the Bible doing observation, interpretation, application (inductive study) spending roughly a week per chapter.  We will resume in Ch 16.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Craig Minnich

Childcare: No

Sundays | 6:30 PM | OP Campus

The curriculum is the Navigator 2-7 series. It will teach you how to study the Bible, share your faith, and how to disciple others.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Pastor Bob Lehleitner

Childcare: No

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

We will be studying 1st and 2nd Thessalonians in groups of 8 – 10 people.  Each group will have a facilitator who will lead discussion.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Connie Moyes, 913.491.4675

Childcare: No

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

Round table reading and discussion of selected books of the Bible, followed by voluntary sharing of praises and prayer requests, and ending with prayer.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Jack Werthman

Childcare: No

Sundays | 9:30 AM | SKC Campus

We’re a group of young adults that like to “interview” more mature members of our congregation to bridge the gap between generations, get to know those in our church body, and gain wisdom from more experienced members.

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

Contact: Aria Patterson

Childcare: No

Sundays | Zoom | 9:15 AM

We are an ongoing class, currently studying the Book of Genesis. When reconvene, we will finish Genesis in 4 weeks.  Then plan to begin study of “Samuel and the first 3 Kings of Israel.” Lots of discussion, maps, charts, timelines. All welcome at any time. Now meeting via Zoom Sunday mornings from 9:15-9:45.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Pete Mirakian, 913.856.5685

Childcare: No

Every Other Sunday | Time & Place TBD

A bible study that is simplified to help people of all intellectual abilities understand the word of God. This is a class for adults with special needs. We are going through the book of John.

Group Type: General Adult (Special Needs)

Contact: Mindy Loparco, 816.501.3020

Childcare: No

Sundays | 9:30 AM | SKC Campus

Study of Thessalonians.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Rod Laughlin & Clarice Goodrich, 913.980.1409

Childcare: No

Sundays | 5:30 PM | OP Campus

Join us as we gather together with food and fellowship. This group is designed for any foster adoptive parents or those interested in the process! We’d love to have you! This group enjoys a complimentary pizza dinner and free childcare (friendly and qualified adults) for children ages 6 mos- 10 years (with a reservation).

Group Type: Foster/Adopt Parents

Contact: Hannah Mabie, 913.634.2156

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

Mondays | 7:00 PM | Online

We will be walking through the first few chapters of the Book of John using the Greek text.  Prior knowledge of Greek is welcome but not necessary.  If you want to learn some Greek and you know nothing about it, or you can sling a second aorist subjunctive around with abandon, this group is for you. We will encourage each other in our journey in New Testament Greek no matter what your skill level is.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Tom Engel

Childcare: No

Mondays | 6:30 PM | Online

Women, are your thoughts holding you captive? Jennie Allen knows what it’s like to swirl in a spiral of destructive thoughts, such as: “I’ll never be good enough.” “Other people have better lives than I do.” “God couldn’t really love me.” But Jennie also knows we don’t have to stay stuck in toxic thinking patterns. God built a way for us to escape that downward spiral. Freedom comes when we refuse to be victims to our thoughts and realize we have already been equipped with power from God to fight and win the war for our minds.  This is our primary offering for women this summer.  We will gather in “large group” via zoom, for the video and then break off to smaller groups for discussion.

Group Type: Women

Contact: Tami Lundgren

Childcare: No

Tuesdays | 8:15 AM | Off Campus

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 | Noon | OP Campus | Last Tuesday of the Month

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

Childcare: No

Tuesdays | 1:00 PM | SKC Campus

Study materials are selected based on the interest of the group or is an extension of a previous study. We study directly from Scripture, use video teaching from respected Bible teachers and/or with study guides.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Glenda Moncke

Childcare: No

Tuesdays | 6:00 PM | OP Campus

Abounding Love is a group for adults with special needs.  Together we worship, share, and have a bible lesson.

Group Type: General Adult (Special Needs)

Contact: Mindy Loparco

Childcare: No

Tuesdays | 1:00 PM | Zoom

Please join Patty and Pete Mirakian for a Bible Study of Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians. Study guide costs about $10. Discussion, fellowship and prayer every week. All adults welcome. Tuesdays, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Room 201. Now via Zoom, 1:00-3:00 PM, Tuesdays, June 16-August 4 with an end-of-year party on August 11.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Patty Mirakian

Childcare: No

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

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.

Group Type: Men

Contact: David Moyes

Childcare: No

2nd Wednesdays | 6:30 PM | SKC Campus

We will be continuing our study of Women of the Bible. Each study is self-contained so it is easy for women to join the study at any time. Little to no preparation is needed. We enjoy studying God’s Word together.

Group Type: Women

Contact: Dayna Vaczi, 816.213.7010

Childcare: No

Wednesdays | 6:30 PM | Off Campus

Women will be trained to serve as mentors to other women. We’ll use the study guide: Friends on the Journey: Encouraging and Equipping Women to Disciple Others.

Group Type: Women

Contact: LeAnn Cunningham

Childcare: No

Thursdays | 6:30 AM |Revocup Coffee (135th and Quivira)

We will be reading the book “Radical – Taking Back you Faith from the American Dream” by David Platt.  We will typically read one chapter per week and meet weekly to discuss our thoughts about that chapter.

Group Type: Men

Contact: Jim Hutchinson, 913.244.3850

Childcare: No

Fridays | 6:00 AM | Denny’s Restaurant

This summer we will be studying the last half of the Gospel of Mark. We save time for praying for each other. Throughout the week we update each other by email on prayer requests, etc. We welcome newcomers to share in this rich time. No cost on materials, but each member is responsible for his breakfast cost. If we cannot meet in a group because of the virus, we will continue to meet online, but we start at 7:00 AM if online. Denny’s Address: 10480 Metcalf Overland Park, KS 66212.

Group Type: Men

Contact: Larry Stoddard, 913.220.5012

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

Saturdays | 9:30 AM | SKC Campus

Learn how to support your health one step at a time. You’ll gain valuable information to make informed choices about foods that support health and longevity. These classes provide a warm, supportive space where you can learn and ask questions! Great for individuals and families of all ages! This group will be led by Brooke Seiz, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition & Certified in Functional Medicine.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Betsy Vicknair

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.

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

This confidential group is focused on the spiritual, emotional, and practical needs that women incur from the moment they have been diagnosed with cancer and throughout treatment such as family issues, grief, and treatment side effects. Group meets at the Overland Park campus.

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.

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)

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