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Current Small Groups

Small groups are a great way to enter into community on The Journey here at Word of Life. To join a small group, contact the small group leader. The small group leader can answer questions, give further instructions, and give directions to where the group is meeting. If childcare is provided by your small group, please discuss childcare plans with your leader before your group begins.


HEALTHY BOUNDARIES
Learning how healthy boundaries can define "where I end and you begin." 


Leader: Pam Keefer
Pam has been a member of Word of Life since 2009. She is a retired counselor who worked primarily with victims of violence against women.
Email
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Phone: 816-233-6367
Dates: Thursdays, beginning September 15
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Word of Life Church: Lower Level Conference Room
Childcare? No

 


CELEBRATE RECOVERY
A small-group-based support ministry for those on the journey of following Jesus while looking for encouragement to overcome the difficulties of life


Leader: Pastor Derek Vreeland
Derek is the Discipleship Pastor at Word of Life. In addition to teaching and overseeing small groups, he enjoys reading, running, hiking, and rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Email:
Phone: 816-233-6367
Dates: Every Wednesday night
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Word of Life Church: Life Center
Childcare? Yes

 


THE PARENTING JOURNEY
Parenting is not for the faint of heart. This gathering will be a time for support and encouragement as we all travel through the stages of parenting. Adam and Mardi want to share the joys and challenges you might be having as a parents.


Leaders: Adam & Mardi Solomon
Adam and Mardi have been on the parenting journey for over 23 years raising three boys. After 20 years at Word of Life, they believe one of the best gifts a church can give a family is a supportive community to help share the burdens and the joys of raising children today.
Email:
Phone: 816-233-6367
Dates: Wednesdays, October 5 – October 26
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Word of Life Church: East Meeting Room
Childcare? Yes, by request

 


A STUDY OF THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS
An interactive discussion of the Bible for those who want to grow in the Christian faith


Leader: Christine Eckhardt
Christine joined Word of Life in January of 2010. She has been actively involved with Celebrate Recovery since that time. She is married to Pat. They have three children and one granddaughter.
Email:
Phone: 816-344-4014
Dates: Thursdays, October 6 - November 10
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Word of Life Church: East Meeting Room
Childcare? No  

 


ENNEAGRAM CLASS
Are you ready to wake up and find out who you really are? This is an important part of Christian spiritual formation. Come learn to identify the unique qualities that distinguish us from one another, going beyond behavior to identify the motives that cause the behavior.


Leader: Marilyn Bischoff
Marilyn has been at Word of Life for over 6 years. She has been leading small groups and studying the enneagram for 3 years.
Email:
Phone: 816-294-2302
Date: Sundays, beginning September 11
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Word of Life Church: East Meeting Room
Childcare? No
 

 


THE JOSEPH COMPANY
A monthly small group 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


Leader: Pastor Derek Vreeland
Derek is the Discipleship Pastor at Word of Life. In addition to teaching and overseeing small groups, he enjoys reading, running, hiking, and rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Email:
Phone: 816-233-6367
Dates: Second Saturday of the month
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Word of Life Church: Life Center
Childcare? No

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.

 


WORLD RELIGIONS MADE EASY
An interactive look at other religions including Jehovah’s Witnesses, Scientology, Mormonism, Christian Science, Agnosticism, Islam, Unitarianism, Wicca, Buddhism, and Hinduism


Leader: Ross Scholtz
Ross Scholz has been part of Word of Life for 13 years. When not at church, Ross can often be found attending Chiefs games, reading, or tending to the outdoor wildlife of rabbits, birds and squirrels.
Email:
Phone: 816-261-2790
Dates: Thursdays, September 22 – November 10
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Word of Life Church: Solomon’s Porch
Childcare? No

 


A MAN AND HIS MARRIAGE
Leading men to live the life of truth, passion, and purpose.
(Workbooks are available in Solomon’s Porch. Feel free to join this group at anytime.)


Leader: Todd Norris
Todd has been involved in men’s ministry for years including Promise Keepers, three years of Men’s Fraternity, and leading men through 33 The Series. Todd confesses it’s hard for a man to admit he needs help, encouragement, guidance and even friendship. This group will help men grow and be empowered to reach out and guide or mentor other men.
Email:
Phone: 816-646-0082
Dates: Mondays, beginning September 11
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Home of Cliff & Kelly Logsdon
Childcare? No

 

 


BIBLE STUDY FOR REAL LIFE CHANGE
Meeting for Bible study and conversation (This group meets on an ongoing basis. Feel free to join at anytime.)


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.

Email:
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

 


SERMON STUDY GROUP
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@ gmail.com
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

 


DIVORCE/RELATIONSHIP RECOVERY
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.

Email:
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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