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April 14, 2017

bulletin, Events|

About Baptism

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 […]

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 […]

Youth League

January 16, 2017

Missional Living, Sports|

Graceway Sports’ Youth Baseball/Softball leagues promise a kid-friendly environment where participants are taught fundamentals of the sport and basic life skills. We guarantee that every kid plays, offer a state of the art sports facility, promise no fundraisers, and feature schedules that accommodate busy families. All coaches and officials have passed Missouri Highway Patrol background […]

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


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 […]

Safe for men

October 13, 2016

Events, Personal Growth|

What is below the surface of a man? Utilizing large group teaching and small group discussion, men find a place to share, accept, fellowship, and edify one another. The study leads men to experience God’s grace and truth for spiritual and emotional growth, resulting in mature and fruitful relationships.

Dear Dads

June 16, 2016


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 […]

Taiwan 2017

June 14, 2016

Missional Living, Missions|

June 29 to July 14
Trip Leader: Jay Grimwood
Cost: $700 plus airfare (estimated at $1500), Passport required
Contact: Jay Grimwood Taiwan | Teaching ESL Taiwan 2017 will include a cultural immersion exchange with college students in Taipei and an English as Second Language camp at the University of Taichung. Taiwanese students will […]


Missional Living, Missions|

Trip Leader:
Cost: Approximately $1,100
Dates: July 17-23, 2017
Contact: Sandra Yoder Mexico | Student Camp

This trip is for young men and women ages 15 to 25 who want to interact with peers from another language and culture. The week will be spent in a camp setting encouraging youth in their […]

Taichung, Taiwan

Missional Living, Missions|

2 Months
Passport required
Contact: Jay Grimwood Taichung, Taiwan | Short Term: 2 months

School of Youth Ministries in English (SYME) is looking for at least four volunteer teachers who can come for two months (August-September) and serve overseas. You will share, teach, disciple, and […]

Amsterdam & Paris

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 […]

Fitness Classes

December 17, 2015

Events, Personal Growth|

Improving fitness through these classes will not only help you burn calories and lose weight, you can also positively affect your body composition: reduce body fat; lower blood pressure; improve muscle tone, endurance and stamina; prevent injuries; increase self-confidence and bone density; decrease fatigue; and strengthen the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue surrounding joints.

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


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 […]


September 6, 2015


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


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. […]