Who We Are

We are followers of Christ, and passionate about our faith. As United Methodists, we are proud of our Wesleyan roots.

We are an open and inclusive church. God loves you — No exceptions!

Our desire is to be a bridge between the challenges of real life and Christ’s real love — through worship, scripture, service, and caring.

We are rooted in tradition but pointed towards the future. We believe there is a place for you here!

The Two Campuses

We are a congregation celebrating 160+ years of growing in faith and discipleship and serving in mission with our community and world.

Grace is proud to be a two-campus congregation:

Our Ridgeview campus is home to the majority of our worship gatherings, main offices, Kids Place at Grace preschool, and many other ministries for persons of all ages. This is what you might think of a traditional “church” campus, although we believe it’s just one part of what our ministry has to offer the community. Our contemporary congregation Common Grace, also meets in the Grace Gathering Room at the Ridgeview building.

Our Center of Grace campus in downtown Olathe hosts our hands-on mission and educational outreach programs with and for southern Johnson County, including community dinners, a clothing closet, ELL classes, and the Boys & Girls Club. The love that we receive from God and one another at our worship campuses informs and inspires our work at the Center of Grace, and we are so pleased and proud of the amazing things that happen here every day.

Our History

In 1858, a group of Southern Methodists, meeting in each other’s homes, began the Methodist Church of Olathe. In 1869 church members raised money to purchase property at the corner of Cherry and Loula streets where the Methodist Episcopal Church of Olathe was built. This white frame building was remodeled twice, in 1892 and 1907.

With continued growth, a new red brick structure was built on the same site and edicated on June 3, 1917. This building served the congregation and community well for many years. Harsh weather conditions over time damaged the walls and foundations and sections of the building were eventually condemned.


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