Grace Adults

Adult Small Group Ministries

Grace Group members meet for about an hour each week to share their daily lives through the lens of their faith.  Grace Groups provide a place for people to talk to others who want to grow closer to God about what is happening in their life with God.  They help people become more aware of what is going on in their own lives as Christians, reminding them that being a Christian should make a meaningful difference in their lives.

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Women’s and Men’s Groups


Leader: Shawna Davidson
We are a large and growing group of women of all ages who meet on the third Thursday of the month for lunch. We also engage in a service project each month.

Moms with Young Kids

Leader: Ashley Preston
We are a group of women with Pre-K and younger kids who support one another during pregnancy, postpartum, and motherhood. Pour yourself a glass of wine and share your joys, struggles, and questions. Meets both Zoom and in person.

Women’s Crafting Group

Leader: Shara Embree
This group is for women of all ages interested in fellowship and crafting. Bring your own craft supplies and projects as we chat, craft, and share snacks. We’ll meet quarterly on a Friday evening in the glass classroom.

Women on a Mission

Leader: Jennifer Kussman
This is a new small group for active women on the go looking forward to meeting new people and having some fun, while also serving the local community. We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month from 7-8pm in the Coffee Shop at Grace, with additional service projects.

Conversation and Company

Leader: Anna Purcell
This friendly discussion group meets monthly and centers our discussions around books, podcats, and devotionals.  We meet on the f2nd Sunday of the month at 6pm at HyVee Marget Grill (119th and Ridgeview). The group has somen from age 30-60, but all women are welcome.

Register for any of the Women’s Groups here.

Burger (and/or Salad) Boys

Leader: Matthew Hicks
This Men’s Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month around 7pm. To sign up, text name and “Burger Boys” to Matthew Hicks at 913-940-6623

Life Groups

Life Groups are curriculum-based classes lasting anywhere from a few weeks to a year.

Registration for life group classes follows a standard academic calendar, with Fall registration taking place in August or September and Winter registration taking place in January. We also offer a few classes specifically for the Lenten season that begin after Ash Wednesday and conclude before Easter.  Life Groups include the special Disciple Bible Study series. Video: The Disciple Experience

Registration links are posted on this page whenever registration for courses is open.

Register HERE. See the full brochure with descriptions and all other info here.

Episodes of Grace Podcast

Do you want to engage in Bible study but maybe you don’t have the time to come for a class? Check out this new podcast. Listen to weekly episodes on your commute while doing chores, or even at work. Submit your questions and reflections to be a part of the conversation.

Our first five weeks will explore the book of Jonah. This story of a stubborn prophet and a stubborn God is a classic Sunday school story that can shed light on what this grace thing is all about.

Over the next 11 weeks, we will look at the Epistle of James. James’ letter addresses how followers of Jesus are called to live out that faith in their everyday lives. These lessons are still relevant as we struggle with how to use our wealth and our words, face trials and temptations, resist the urge to pick favorites and much more.

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Jesus in the Gospels

About: In a continuation of the Disciple Bible Studies, Jesus in the Gospels takes a closer look at the four Gospel accounts, their similarities, and differences. This is a 30-week study that invites believers to look at Jesus in each of the four Gospels and ask the question, ”Who is the Jesus that you see?” Study the names, the places, and the people—and encounter the Jesus who is both hard to ignore and hard to control, as portrayed in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. (Recommended to have completed at least Disciple 1)

Recommended to have completed at least Disciple 1

Meeting Time: Mondays 9-11am in the Glass Classroom with Rev. Donald Powell
30 Weeks: Starting Sept. 11
Suggested Donation for Books: $62
You will also need a Study Bible. The Wesley Study Bible in NRSV or CEB is recommended.

Disciple 1: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study

About: Disciple 1 is a 34-week course in which participants read and study the Bible in small, committed groups for the purposes of learning and transformation. The study surveys both the Old and New Testaments as participants deepen their awareness of the whole biblical story and have the opportunity to discuss and learn more about how God calls us to respond to that story today.

Meeting Time: Tuesdays 6 – 8pm in room 315 with Pastor Wes
34 Weeks: Starting Sept. 12
Suggested Donation for Books: $40
You will also need a Study Bible. The Wesley Study Bible in NRSV or CEB is recommended.

Disciple 2: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study

About: Disciple 2: Into the Word Into the World is the second study in the four-phase Disciple program and is prepared for those who are graduates of Disciple I: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study. This study proclaims the transforming power of Scripture while teaching Bible study skills that take participants deeper into the Scripture. The importance of keeping Bible study related to witness is reinforced while participants are encouraged to practice spiritual disciplines. It offers a deeper examination of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts, emphasizing the rhythm of coming to God and going for God . . . approaching all experiences of life as opportunities for faithful witness and service.

Recommended that you take Disciple I before taking this class.

Meeting Time: Thursdays 6 – 8pm in the room 315 with Mark and Lisa Rorhbaugh
32 Weeks: Starting Sept. 14
Suggested Donation for Books: $45
You will also need a Study Bible. The Wesley Study Bible in NRSV or CEB is recommended.

Breaking the Code: Understanding the Book of Revelation

About: The Book of Revelation contains passages of great beauty and comfort, as well as passages that strike the casual reader as bizarre, bewildering, and sometimes frightening. How are readers today to discern God’s message in this peculiar part of the Bible? Breaking the Code provides a trustworthy guide to the rich symbolism of this important biblical book.

Meeting Time: Wednesdays 12-1pm or Thursdays 6-8:30pm in the Storm Shelter with Pastor Wes.
12 Weeks: Starting Sept. 13 and 14
Suggested Donation for Books: $17

Adult Confirmation

About: In confirmation class, students learn all about the foundations of faith.  As we get older, we may get a little rusty about what we learned, or maybe you never went to confirmation class!  This 6-week class, led by Pastor Mitch Todd, is designed for adults, and will cover the fundamental topics of our beliefs, our history, and our denomination. Topics include:  The Trinity and the Apostle’s Creed, Sin and Grace, The Bible, Church history and John Wesley, The Wesleyan Quadrilateral and the Social Principles, and Sacraments and Membership.  No Homework!

Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 6:30-8pm in the Glass Classroom with Pastor Mitch
6 Weeks: Starting Sept. 13

Coffee and Bibles

About: What could be better than a hot cup of coffee and a deeper dive into the scripture that will be read in worship on Sunday morning. Join Pastor Barry as he leads a discussion on the passage he has selected for his sermon. Come whenever you are able as you don’t have to be present each week to participate in the study.

Meeting Time: Thursdays 9:30-11am in the Coffee Shop with Pastor Barry
Starting Sept. 7

Register HERE

Find the full brochure with descriptions and all other info here

Sunday Morning Small Groups

Go With Grace – Room 217 — 9:00 a.m.

This group (20’s to 40’s, all life situations) studies weekly devotionals from the Bible app, among other sources, to focus on growing their faith and sharing God’s grace outside the walls of the church. Outside of Sunday mornings, Go With Grace members periodically share in fellowship with picnics and other fun activities.

New Beginnings – Room 123A – 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

New Beginnings uses a fresh and engaging weekly curriculum named The Wired Word. Each Sunday we explore and discuss a different lesson topic drawn from news events currently happening. We examine how the Bible has meaning for events happening today, and how we can make a real difference in our own lives and the lives of others. Most folks in this class are in their 60’s and 70’s, but everyone is most welcome to attend!

If you are looking for a structured long-term Bible Study class, then the New Beginnings class is probably not going to fill that need. But if you want to explore the modern world via a Christian perspective and how it relates to you, AND you want to laugh, cry, and have a good time, then the New Beginnings Class is just what you are looking for!!!!

TED Talks – Room 315 — 9:00 a.m.

This group is a gathering of adults, from a wide range of 50s to 70s, and mostly empty nesters, is committed to deepening their faith and developing community with neighbors. Using the foundation of their faith, the real-world application of TED Talk videos, and their personal experience, they seek to find common ground, compassion, empathy and kindness in a world where those all seem in short supply. No homework required. Bring your good humor and your thinking cap. On the last Sunday of the month, they skip class and have lunch or another social activity together.

Christian Gathering – Room 204 – 10 a.m.

This group uses the United Methodist Adult Bible Studies to study the people, places and events of the Bible to help bring the perspective of Christian faith into their daily lives. They also gather for fellowship throughout the year. Most people in this group are 60’s to 80’s, but anyone is welcome to attend.

Steps of Faith – Room 201 – 10:15 a.m.

Steps of Faith is a Sunday small group committed to recognizing and enriching the presence of Jesus Christ in our daily lives through study, discussion and encouragement of scripture related topics.  This group uses a variety of books, videos, and other resources, and meetings are led by class members.  In addition to Sunday mornings, our group engages in social, mission, and community related activities throughout the year.  Steps of Faith welcomes adults of all ages.

Lost & Found – Room 322 – 9:00 a.m.

Members of Lost and Found explore the meaning and impact of their faith for current life issues using a variety of short-term studies lasting 6-8 weeks. Most people are in their 20’s & 30’s, but anyone is welcome to attend.  For more information, email Miguel Romero or Maureen Beery.   [email protected] or [email protected]

Yoga at Grace

Grace-Filled Yoga

Have you been curious about yoga but afraid of not measuring up?  Come explore Grace-Filled Yoga.  Yoga is a practice of movement, breath and concentration that brings balance to the body, quiet to the mind, and equanimity to the emotions.  You will learn and practice a variety of poses to stretch and strengthen your muscles, lubricate your joints naturally, challenge your balance, and promote mental concentration.  This practice focuses on alignment and form tailored to individual needs.  Bring a mat if you have one, a sense of humor, and wear comfy clothes. All are welcome, no experience needed.  Questions?  Contact Robin Olson  913 710 0503  or  [email protected].

We meet in person on Saturdays from 3:30-4:30 PM in the lobby by the Grace Gathering room. 

There is a Zoom Class Mondays at 4:45 pm. Contact Robin Olson [email protected] for the link.

Grace-Filled Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support.  It is beneficial if you have limited mobility, want to improve flexibility, strengthen muscles, reduce stress, expand lung capacity, work on balance and have fun.  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  Questions? Contact Robin Olson  913 710 0503  or [email protected]

We meet in person on Sundays from 2:00-3:00 PM  in the lobby of the Grace Gathering Room, with a Zoom option.