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Current Small Groups

Small groups are a great way to make friends and grow together in the Christian faith. To join a small group, contact the group leader. The group leader can answer questions, give you further instructions, and give directions to where the group will meet. If childcare is provided, please discuss childcare plans with your group leader well before the group begins.


Improving as servant leaders and growing in Christ

Leader: Derek Vreeland
Pastor Derek is the Discipleship Pastor at Word of Life.
Phone: 816-233-6367
Date: Second Saturday of the month 
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Word of Life Church, The Life Center
Childcare? No

The Joseph Company is for women and men who want to grow in Christ and improve as servant-leaders, people who are passionate about living the love of Christ in the workplace and in their neighborhoods. This is a friendly, multi-generational gathering of everyday people from a variety of backgrounds.

We offer leadership skills training on the second Saturday of the month. The purpose of the Joseph Company is to help working people connect with one another, to equip them to grow, as they do the work of the ministry at home, school, work, and in the community.

Breakfast is served at 9:00 AM. (Breakfast is always home-cooked and free.)

Sessions feature a top-notch guest speakers and a DVD-based leadership skill development sessions from top speakers.


God's Kingdom from Jesus' Perspective

Leaders: Barry and Cynthia Morehead
Barry and Cynthia are both graduates of Ozark Christian College with degrees in Christian Education. They spent almost a decade in vocational ministry and are passionate about the body of Christ. They have been married for 34 years, and have four children, and four grandchildren.

This Sunday morning small group will spend time together looking at the beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount to discover how the words of Jesus shape us as citizens in the kingdom of God. 

Phone: 816-262-1172
Date: Sunday mornings, beginning January 17 
Time: 9:00 - 9:55 a.m.
Location: Word of Life Church, The Life Center
Childcare? No, but children are welcome to join their parents


Going deeper into the content of the Sunday morning sermon

Leader: Chris Sargent
Chris has been at Word of Life for over 20 years and has been leading this small group since January 2013.


Email: alphalambda663@
Phone: 816-863-0368
Dates: Sundays on an ongoing basis
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Word of Life Church, Solomon’s Porch
Childcare? No


A new beginning for those who have experienced divorce or the end of a long-term relationship

Leader: Bob Johnson
Bob has been leading divorce recovery for twenty-five years. Many people have experienced healing and real life change after going through this course.

Phone: 816-387-7424
Dates: Tuesdays, Beginning May 17
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Word of Life Church, The Life Center
Childcare? Yes, by request

One recent participant said, "I came to Divorce Recovery a sad, broken, angry and completely dysfunctional person. Through this class I have been set free by the grace of God! I have joy again!!!"



 For more information about our Small Group ministry, contact Pastor Derek Vreeland at the church office (816) 233-6367 or fill out the form below.

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