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Are you spreading hope or fear?

September 7, 2016


written by Pastor Jeff Adams

Can I confess that election seasons drive me crazy! This one especially seems to have elevated name-calling, insults and pettiness to an art form. Even a casual glance at social media brings me face-to-face with posts from people I love that are filled with fear, […]

The War for Worship

August 23, 2016


The War for Worship


The last time I wrote an article I was able to share the new direction our worship ministry was heading towards as we were moving to a single praise team for our worship services.  We are continuously encouraged by the way our church participates with us each week during the […]

It Starts with Being Real

August 9, 2016

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Seyko Groves began attending Graceway in 2004. This was a scary time, she describes, one full of transition. She had her first child on the way, had just graduated college, and wasn’t married yet. She had attended her previous church since childhood, so making the change among everything else happening was challenging.

The biggest thing that […]

A New Direction

July 21, 2016


It is with both sadness and excitement that we want to announce that Andy Castro will be leaving Graceway come August. Andy has been instrumental in working with small groups, creating medium groups, Directions, church-wide events, and the list goes on. We are excited for his future and what God has laid on his heart […]

Not My Problem

July 13, 2016


Fulfill the great commission by living the great commandment is our mission here at Graceway where our desire is to make disciples of Jesus Christ and to love God and people with all that we are. So what exactly is our role in this? What part do we play in reaching others for Christ? Join […]

Camp Stories: Finding Acceptance and Healing

July 6, 2016


Written by Jesse Hamilton

Student Camp is a 5-day getaway, jam-packed with fun. The students barely even get a chance to catch their breath as they go from activity to activity; they don’t stop until they all pass out on the bus ride home! But camp isn’t only entertainment, Student Camp is one of the key […]

Supporting Local Schools

June 29, 2016


Graceway partners with four elementary schools in our community throughout the year: Blue Ridge, Eastwood Hills, Pitcher, and Trailwoods. We have provided meals during teacher appreciation times, several people have volunteered an hour each week to read to a student, and we have hosted multiple movie days for students. This July we’re holding a school […]

Student Camp 2016

June 22, 2016


This summer, our students will go on a journey. A journey where they will walk with Jesus through the last 72 hours of His life. They will walk with him step-by-step to the cross; they will meet His friends, share His experiences, and learn what really mattered as He neared the end.

Camp is more than […]

High School Ministry Update

June 9, 2016


A few weeks ago we announced some personnel shifts within our Family Life Ministry. In August, Nick Hart will be assuming the role of High School Pastor, Brian Stuchul will take over as Family Life Pastor, and we are currently in the process of looking for someone to lead the Middle School Ministry. […]

Graceway’s Discipleship Process

June 1, 2016


For the past several months, you have heard us discuss our new and improved approach to the discipleship process. Discipleship is not just a class or a program, it is at the heart of all that we do at Graceway. Our desire is to help people become healthy and thriving disciples of Jesus Christ. As […]

StratOp Update – May 2016

May 10, 2016


Just a couple of weeks ago, Graceway staff members participated in our second Strategic Operation Planning (StratOp) process. For two days, we gathered together reviewing our first StratOp session, seeing how far we have come, and where we want to see Graceway go in the future. Much prayer and seeking God for His direction went […]

A low point and a giant roadside cross

April 26, 2016

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Written by Mara Williams

An emotional low point, a phone text, and a giant roadside cross, led Maxx Woodring back to the Bible, to a bonfire and Graceway.

Maxx, now 22 and living in Lee’s Summit, was raised a Lutheran. It’s where his parents attended church dragging him along with them every Sunday morning, building for him, […]

A Student Ministry Announcement

April 20, 2016


We want to provide you with an update regarding both our high school and middle school ministries.

You may know that Brian Stuchul currently plays many roles here at Graceway. He is the high school pastor, a member of our Strategic Planning and Action Teams, and oversees all of Family Life; which encompasses SkyKids […]

REAP Food Drive

April 13, 2016


In 2016, the Raytown Emergency Assistance Program (REAP) has already given over 28,000 items of food to hungry families. For more than 30 years REAP has served as a food pantry and has provided financial assistance for thousands in the Raytown school district that fall at or below the poverty rate. What they do is […]

Missions Update & StratOp Renewal

April 7, 2016


Missions Update
Missions is a big part of Graceway. Through missions we strive to complete the Great Commission Jesus gave us as we learn to love the world as God the Father loves it. It is through this we see the impact of the Holy Spirit as he uses us to reach those who need Christ.

Last […]

Called to Connect

March 30, 2016


We are excited to announce that Chris Ruzicka’s title will be changing from Connections Director to Connections Pastor. Chris was ordained back in 2001 when he and Jennifer moved to Borger, TX to work as a student ministries pastor. He spent seven years serving in Texas before returning to Graceway. Upon his return, Chris served […]

Growing away from mistrust

March 16, 2016

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Brett Konomos, 18, came to Graceway after being invited to a Lord of the Rings marathon.

Growing up all over the Kansas City metro area, Brett went through multiple divorces as a child. He hasn’t seen his biological father in almost a decade. He describes himself as not being a bad kid growing up, but his […]

Graceway’s Organizational Structure

March 3, 2016


Throughout this past year, we have had many questions surrounding how Graceway is structured in light of our leadership retreat last year. Graceway is an organization committed to team leadership and this is represented in our improved organizational structure as we have multiple teams working together on many levels.

We desired to create a […]

Turning back to God

February 24, 2016

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God designed his church to be a place where imperfect people can be fully known and fully loved. “I realized if I kept living this way, I would die soon,” Jesse Hamilton recalls as he tells his story at its lowest point.

After months of spending what money […]

Meant for something more

February 16, 2016

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Written by Maura Williams

Christopher Gerdeman’s story ends and begins on a cool November afternoon while he sat in his vehicle parked near an Eastern Jackson County lake.

His heart was broken. A woman he’d loved had ended the relationship that he’d forsaken family and friends for. He was only 22 years old yet he felt he […]