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Faith Foundations
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM CT beginning September 8
Location: Online and in-person at Word of Life Church: the Life Center 
Leader: Pastor Derek Vreeland

Faith Foundations is a 10-week class designed to give you exposure to the basic concepts, language, and historical figures that give shape to our faith as followers of Jesus. As an introduction to Christian theology, these classes will give you the tools and understanding to grow in your faith as you continue to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Classes will be taught by Pastor Brian Zahnd, Peri Zahnd, and Pastor Derek Vreeland. Childcare is available. For more information and to register, go to


End of Summer Bible Study
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM CT beginning August 11
Location: Life Center
Leader: Pastor Derek Vreeland 

Bring your Bible and join Pastor Derek in the Life Center on Wednesday nights beginning August 11 for a four-week study of the book of Galatians. Paul's letter to the Galatians is filled with drama, transformation, encouragement, and a look into God's work of making a new multi-ethnic family in Christ. Drawn from insights in N.T. Wright's commentary on the letter, Pastor Derek will dig deep into the content of Galatians and lead discussions on how we should live in light of the gospel Paul was proclaiming. 



Enneagram Online Small Group 
Sundays at 6:30 PM CT beginning July 11
Leader: Ali Fowler


Join Ali Fowler for an online discussion of the Enneagram using Marilyn Vancil's book Self to Lose / Self to Find: A Biblical Approach to the 9 Enneagram Types. Come discover the growth that’s possible when we understand our authentic selves as God intended by exploring more deeply the Enneagram tool, paired with profound scriptural insights. To join this group email Ali at  .


Circle of Friends Lunch
The second Thursday of the month at 11:30 AM CT
Coordinator: Sharon Eggleston

Circle of Friends is a monthly lunch for empty-nesters and retirees. They gather at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery on the second Thursday of the month at 11:30 AM CT. If you would like to join them for lunch call or text Sharon Eggleston at 816-390-6308 or email Pastor Derek at .  


Sermon Discussion Group
Tuesdays at 1 PM and 6:30 PM CT
Leader: Mike Rogers

One thing about the messages we hear at Word of Life Church is they are worth hearing again and discussing as we each grow in the grace of God. Discussion guides will be posted at Sunday mornings. Beginning Tuesday, July 6 we will be discussing The Finding God in the Music sermons. 

We will have two small group opportunities on Zoom on Tuesdays at 1PM and 6:30PM CT. We invite our European online members to join us at 1PM central time which is 7PM in the UK. These groups will be a great opportunity to get to know one another better, discuss the main points of each message, be reminded of the scripture references, and learn to apply what we are learning together.

To join one of these groups email Mike Rogers at   


Celebrate Recovery (CR)
Tuesday nights at 6:30 PM CT
Leader: Pastor Tyrese Barnett

Celebrate Recovery (CR) is a small-group-based support ministry for those looking for encouragement to overcome the difficulties of life. We meet every Tuesday night from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Life Center. 

CR is not just about recovery; it is about life transformation. Many people find themselves stuck in some kind of cycle of bad choices or pain - from which they feel they will never be free. At CR, there is hope. There are people who care. There is a way out. CR is not just a place for people struggling with addiction, but a refuge for anyone looking for help. 

For more information email Pastor Tyrese Barnett at .