GROUP FINDER

Arranged by day of week, then time of day.

Support Groups are listed at the bottom of the page.

Days & Times Vary | Short-term Groups (9-weeks)

Ready to join the conversation about racial healing and reconciliation that God has called us to? We invite you into the conversation to learn, grow, discover, and to be blessed by the power of simply listening to others tell their stories. We believe that God has called us to be a light to the world by our Oneness in Jesus Christ. That oneness can happen only by the power of the Holy Spirit, as we come together to learn about our very different histories.  There are 8 new Be The Bridge groups forming in February, each one will be partnered with folks from Evangel Church or Oasis Church. Choose the one that works best with your schedule. Learn more about Be The Bridge on their website,  Be the Bridge to Racial Unity.

Group Type: General Adult

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 | 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 | 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 | 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

Sundays | 10:45 AM | OP Campus | Ongoing Group

In the class you learn how to grow in your faith and share Christ with others with the goal of learning how to teach others who would multiply the faith.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Bob Lehleitner 

Childcare: Yes

Sundays | 10:45 AM | OP Campus | Ongoing Group

Better Together group is a fellowship group and a great way to meet others! The group meets at 10:45 a.m.on Sunday’s and we go through discussion questions from the sermon and pray together. Social gatherings and service projects are incorporated throughout the semester. No books or preparations required.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Tim Madderom

Childcare: Yes

Sundays | 11:00 AM | Online | Ongoing Group

We will be studying The Book of James by Francis Chan. In this video series, Francis works through James verse-by-verse, challenging followers of Christ to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and His Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Chris O’Connor, 785.550.7304

Childcare: No

Sundays | 1:00 PM | Online | Short-term Group

The book Father God Daring to Draw Near by Dave Patty is required. God is our Father, but our disappointing father experiences leave us disappointed, unable to trust, or wounded in any way, and struggling to draw close to Him. Come explore those hindrances and find freedom to trust Him.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Carol Boggess

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.

Group Type: General Adult (Couples)

Contact: Tami Lundgren, 913.486.9197

Childcare: No

Sundays | 5:30 PM | OP Campus | Short-term Group

Foster Adopt Community Group is friendly support group which seeks to provide support and fellowship to Foster Adopt Parents. This group includes parents who interact with the Foster Adopt world in a variety of roles. A speaker, childcare and pizza is typically provided. At this time, all meetings will be hosted with State required safety measures in place. An RSVP is required. This group also provides support group hours towards those with a Foster Care License.

Group Type: Foster Parent, Adoptive Parent (Private/Domestic, Foster, International Adoption), Emergency Foster Parent, Kinship Foster Parent, Foster Teen Mentor Parent, and Foster Care Advocates.

Contact: Hannah Mabie

Childcare: Yes

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

We will be studying a book of the Bible.

Group Type: Men

Contact: Russ Tackett, 816.507.9893

Childcare: No

Mondays | 7:00 PM | Online | Ongoing Group

We meet on Zoom. We are going verse by verse through the Gospel of John using the Greek text.  I write questions for people to pursue for the next week. Level is intermediate but all are welcome.

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

First Tuesdays of the Month | 10:30 AM | SKC Campus | Ongoing Group

Support Group for women who have been widowed 3 years or less.

Group Type: Women

Contact: Carol Robinson

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 | 6:30 PM | OP Campus | Ongoing Group

The Study of Revelation, The Ultimate Christian Victory, by John MacArthur, 12 week study, mid-January to early April, 2021

Group Type: Women

Contact: Carolyn Unruh

Childcare: No

Tuesdays | 7:00 PM | OP Campus | Short-term Group

Learn how money doesn’t have to be stressful with Financial Peace University. Plan for Your Future. Communicate in Marriage. Win with Money. Dump Debt. Build a Legacy. Cost is $129.99 which includes 12 months of access to financialpeace.com. Nine-lesson course workbook. 12 months of access to EveryDollar Plus, the world’s best budgeting tool.

Groups meet once a week for nine weeks to watch and discuss each video lesson together.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Paulo and Nila Barros

Childcare: No

Every Other Tuesdays | 8:30 PM | Off Campus (Off Campus- 151st & BlackBob) | Ongoing Group

Are you a busy dad that has a trouble finding time to connect with other Christian dads?  Join our busy dad’s group that meets every other week, after kid are in bed. We will be working through the book “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis.

Group Type: Dads

Contact: Matthew Stephenson

Childcare: No

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

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 | 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

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

Mommas – ever had trouble telling others why you believe what you believe? Come join us to learn about sharing your faith. As mommas, we have are not suppose to walk this journey alone! Laughing and having fun is required!

Group Type: Moms

Contact: Kelley Jenkins

Childcare: Yes

2nd Wednesdays | 9:30 AM | Primarily Online | 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 | 6:00 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 | 6:00 PM | OP Campus & Online | Short-term Group

Whether it is fellowship you are seeking or a deeper understanding of God’s word, Women of the Word is for you! Come gather with other Colonial women as we study the book of Nehemiah and share our joys and struggles with each other. Each week starts in small group community where you discuss and share and ends with a teaching on the chapter you have been studying. This semester we will be going through the book of Nehemiah.  Grab a friend and sign up today!

Group Type: Women

Contact: Amber Gutshall, 417.529.6267

Childcare: Yes

2nd & 4th Wednesdays | 6:30 PM | Online | 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 | 7:00 PM | Online | Ongoing Group

We study books of the Bible and/or Right Now Media studies.

Group Type: General Adults (Adults with grown children – out of the house)

Contact: Mark & PJ Eberline

Childcare: No

Wednesdays | 7:30 PM | Off Campus (Off Campus-HyVee’s Market Grille at 119th and Ridgeview) | Short-term Group

We will read and discuss the book by David Platt called “Radical: taking back your faith from the American dream”

Group Type: Men

Contact: Brad Bingesser

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 | 7:30 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

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

Join us for Bible Study & fellowship. This year we are studying Speaking Wisely: Exploring the Power of Words by Poppy Smith, a Fisherman Bible Study Guide. Cost is $6. We meet September-May.

Group Type: Women

Contact: Crystal Bevell, 913.481.3647

Childcare: No

Every Other Thursday | 9:30 AM | Off Campus-Walsh House | Ongoing Group

Praying for our nation, church and personal requests.

Group Type: Women

Contact: JoAnn Walsch

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

Saturdays | 10:00 AM | OP Campus | Short-term Group

Learn how to improve your health. Brooke Seiz, Functional Nutrition Practitioner, will provide information about foods and daily habits that promote health, vitality, and longevity. Topics include immune support, blood sugar balance, meal plans, stress management, and more! Come learn and ask questions! Join us in person or Zoom. Classes start January 23 and continue through February 20.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Betsy Vicknair

Childcare: No

Varies/Other | 7:00 PM | Online | Short-term Group

If there’s ever been a time when we need to be FEARLESS and STRONG in the things that matter, it is now. In the face of the novel coronavirus crisis there is a way we can fight the anxieties we feel in this season of uncertainty and live a victorious Christian life. In this four-part mini series, Dr. Lina Abujamra will help you learn how faith will win over fear in the face of COVID-19 as we dig deeper into God’s word. This will be a weekly, online meeting, evening TBD. Must be able to access videos and ZOOM.

Group Type: General Adult

Contact: Terry Cleenger

Childcare: No

Support Groups…Because Life is Hard!

For Winter 2021 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 cancer. This confidential group is focused on spiritual and emotional needs that occur throughout this difficult journey. We want to support you and pray with, and for you, on your personal journey, or as you support someone you love. 

Group meets at the Overland Park campus and/or 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

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.