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Adult Basketball

November 16, 2017

Events, Missional Living, Sports|

Our adult basketball leagues are an excellent mix of ministry and competition. Leagues begin in early January and end with a tournament in mid-April. Contact Kellie Dewitt if you are under 18 but would like to play.

MOPS

May 13, 2017

bulletin, Events|

Feel like just an ordinary mom? Far from it, sister! No matter how many kids you have, if you work, stay-at-home, are married or single, MOPS empowers you to link arms with other moms and journey together through motherhood. MOPS groups meet twice per month. You cannot be supermom all the time, which is why MOPS provides childcare for moms through our MOPS Kids (MOPPETS) program.

Baptism

April 14, 2017

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Baptism is the first step of obedience in following Christ that shows other we have trusted Jesus for our salvation.  We do this by following the example that Jesus gave us when he was baptized on earth.  When a believer is submerged under water, it is a picture of the death and burial of Jesus Christ. When the believer is raised out of the water we picture Jesus’ resurrection from death and his conquering of sin. A Christians baptism is a public declaration of being a follower of Jesus Christ, and being a part of a new family.

Discussion Questions: March 5, 2017

March 5, 2017

Discussion Questions|

Overview We are currently in a series that will cover the last three chapters of the book of Luke. We will cover two simultaneous points of emphasis during this study. What Jesus said and did during his final hours, and how these things affected the community that he sought to leave behind.

Discussion Questions Jan 22, 2017

January 18, 2017

Discussion Questions|

Overview This week we started a series that will cover the last three chapter of the book of Luke. We will cover two simultaneous points of emphasis during this study. What Jesus said and did on the last few days before is death and resurrection, and how these things affected the community that he left […]

Discussion Questions – Dec 4 2017

December 7, 2016

Discussion Questions|

Overview What is it that makes Christmas so special? Among all the different holidays people celebrate across many different cultures, why does Christmas stand out as “the most wonderful time of the year?” Despite the added stress of shopping, decorating, and potential family drama most of us become a happier, better version of ourselves during […]

Four Reasons Emotional Health Matters in the Life of the Christian

October 27, 2016

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written by Pastor Jim Lee


There is much confusion about emotional health in the Body of Christ.  What is it?  Why does it matter?  What does the Bible say about this topic?

We see emotional health mentioned throughout the Scriptures.  The fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 mentions a whole host of […]

Dear Dads

June 16, 2016

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This is for you.

For the dads who walk through the door tired and hungry at the end of a long workday. To the dads attempting a simple task of changing out of work clothes while one child climbs over you and another is shouting from the kitchen table for homework help. For the dads who […]

Amsterdam & Paris

June 14, 2016

Missional Living, Missions|

Trip Leader: Jeff Adams
Cost: $2,300 + airfare, Passport required
Dates: October 25 – November 7, 2017
Contact: Donna Bruce Amsterdam & Paris | Cultural Discovery To sign-up to receive information for 2017, contact Donna Bruce.

The Amsterdam and Paris Discovery trip is for those that are interested in learning and experiencing […]

Dalton Vann – I’m just me

May 19, 2016

i am graceway, purpose|

vann-familyWritten by Mara Williams

Dalton and Rhonda Vann have sat in the pews at Graceway church for the last 20 years, near the front, close to the Word.

But the couple has been together for 30 years. They met in 1982 at Lee’s Summit High School back when inter-racial […]

Creativity, Community, & Conversation

January 13, 2016

Articles, i am graceway, purpose|

jrandall-squareJake Randall was born into a church family, but it wasn’t until he went to a basketball camp his junior year of high school that he gave his life to Christ. From there, he said, everything changed. It was the point where his faith became his […]

Acceptance through deeper relationships

December 16, 2015

Articles, i am graceway, salvation|

Jim Edwards grew up in a spiritually diverse family. His sister is Jewish, his father is Buddhist, and Jim was a Taoist for almost a decade. Growing up in Kansas City, he spent time away during his service in the Navy and then came back to his home town. After a bad breakup with […]

A note from Jeff Adams

December 8, 2015

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2015 has brought about many changes at Graceway. We have taken a good look at how we are doing ministry, and have made improvements based on what we learned through the leadership retreat in July.

In 2011 Christians in America gave only 2.3% of their income to churches and 33-55% of members nationwide report that […]

test

September 6, 2015

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I Am Graceway Full Service December 27, 2015  |  Pastor Jeff Adams

Learning to love yourself as God loves you

September 2, 2015

Articles, i am graceway|

One afternoon while playing this silly playground game Chris ‘caught’ a girl and when he did, she turned and yelled, “Stay away, ugly!”  That phrase, which also included an obscene word directed towards Chris at the time, altered the way he would view himself for the next 30 years.  Never before did he ever consider […]

Seven Initiatives for Graceway’s Future

August 26, 2015

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This past Sunday the front of the stage was filled with our staff and volunteers as Jeff introduced the initiative teams formed from the leadership retreat a few weeks ago.

During this retreat, we prayerfully sought God for His direction. We revisited decades of past history in order to gear up for our future together. […]

Global outreach midyear update

July 23, 2015

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pullquote1“Your investment in Nepal Mission will greatly reap the spiritual harvest” was the last Facebook post we received from one of our partners in Nepal. Over $16,000 was donated to relief work that builds bridges of love for our network of pastors to reach vast segments of Nepalese they […]

Nepal Relief: Love in Action

May 28, 2015

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On April 25, 2015 a devastating earthquake hit Nepal. The numbers are staggering: 8000+ killed, 15,000+ injured, millions of homes destroyed and millions more damaged. UNICEF estimates that 10,000,000 people were impacted by this earthquake. They experienced daily aftershocks and things were starting to get back to normal when a second quake hit on May […]

Community Outreach

April 24, 2015

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Nick Hart and John Baxter were initially connected with Blue Ridge Elementary through the RayFriends program. When they asked Principal Danielle Miles what she needed for her students, she mentioned a need for help with speaking skills. She saw this as something that would benefit the school and the students for a lifetime.

Nick and John […]

In Remembrance

April 9, 2015

Articles|

In January we began making the Lord’s Table available in our worship services. As believers, the opportunity to respond and remember Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross is a special and intimate time of worship. This has become a powerful element of our services, and a welcome addition for many people. It is, however, a change […]