Celebrate Diversity

August 6, 2015


Our Gospel Night concerts have been a great success – so we’re doing it again! Join us next Friday (August 14) at 6:30pm for a night of gospel and southern gospel music. Our worship team is working hard to prepare for the event – they are excited to share their talents with our church family. […]

Having Fun at Graceway!

July 30, 2015


Life can get away from us easily. The stresses of raising children, our work, making it to Church and just handling life is enough to make any of us stressed out. The writers of Ecclesiastes and Psalms recognize that and encourage us to enjoy one another and to enjoy life.
Ecclesiastes 8:15 Then I commended mirth, […]

Global outreach midyear update

July 23, 2015


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 […]

Graceway Day at the K

July 17, 2015


We were thrilled to watch our neighbors down the street make it to the 2014 World Series – and it’s been an exciting 2015, too! The Graceway family is headed to Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, August 8 to cheer on our boys in blue.

You can pick up tickets and parking passes starting this Sunday between […]

Short Term Missions

July 10, 2015


The summer season gives students the opportunity to get a taste of international travel and see the world through the eyes of another culture. Graceway takes advantage of this time and sends teams filled with men and women eager to explore other cultures and share Jesus with those they meet.

Our Taiwan Team is at the […]

School Supply Drive

July 3, 2015


Graceway partners with four elementary schools in our neighborhood throughout the year. This July we’re holding a school supply drive to help teachers and students get off to a strong start when classes resume in August.

Summers in Kansas City are a great time for yard sales. Savvy shoppers can find great bargains on gently used […]

The Gift of Serving

June 26, 2015


It was late morning on Christmas Day 2013 as the Reeds family (my in-laws) took their seats around a pile of more than 80 cheesy Christmas gifts. It was time for our annual game of “Dirty Santa” – a dice game in which contestants roll to see how many gifts they can get […]

Father’s Day

June 19, 2015


Last weekend Pastor Jim Lee wrapped up our “Family Matters” series with a discussion of healthy parenting. With the Father’s Day holiday approaching I found myself remembering amazing childhood moments with my dad. Fishing in Arkansas, mountain climbing in Colorado, card games on the back porch, bike rides, baseball games, harvesting tomatoes from the family […]

Celebrate Diversity

June 12, 2015


Graceway is well known for its diverse representation of cultures. Tomorrow night, Saturday, June 13 at 6pm, we’re celebrating our ties to the American South with a night of southern gospel music. If you find yourself wondering what makes “southern gospel” different from “gospel”…read on!

Most sources cite 1910 as when southern gospel became a distinct […]

Adult Education Opportunities

June 5, 2015


Our first Bible Study Training class this summer was a great success! Last Sunday nearly 100 adults spent an afternoon learning tips and techniques to read and study their Bibles from the perspective of the author and original audience.

Pastor Stephen Ray asked students to fill out a brief survey to help him plan for future […]

Family Matters

May 29, 2015


This weekend kicks off a short series we’re calling “Family Matters”. Pastors Jim Lee and Brian Stuchul have actively worked with students and parents for many years, and their experiences generated wisdom that is vital to our growth. The three-week series is based in Malachi 4:6 – And he shall turn the heart of the […]

Nepal Relief: Love in Action

May 28, 2015


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 […]

REAP Food Drive

May 15, 2015


Graceway partners with the Raytown Emergency Assistance Program (REAP) to help those in our community having trouble making ends meet. Whether they are struggling due to job loss, illness, or an unexpected family crisis, REAP helps men, women, and children in Raytown and Kansas City that would otherwise go hungry. This weekend is our annual […]

Mother’s Day

May 8, 2015


Mother’s Day is just two days away, so it’s time to put some thought into how you’ll remember your mom!

The roots of the holiday go back to the ancient Greeks and modern celebrations vary around the world. In the USA, we trace its origins to Anna Marie Jarvis. She greatly admired her mother, who tended […]

Summer Camp

May 1, 2015


Summer Camp is the event that our middle school and high school students and leaders look forward to all year long. This year we’re headed back to Covenant Cedars Bible Camp in Hordville, Nebraska from July 27-31. Early registration – a $40 savings – opens today!

Camp offers students the chance to get away from their […]

Community Outreach

April 24, 2015


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


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 […]

I am graceway: Ruby & Elwood Porter

April 1, 2015


When Elwood and Ruby Porter first stepped through our doors, Graceway was not the racially-diverse group we are today. Elwood became disillusioned at their previous church and when his pastor gave no indication things would change, he began seeking a new church home. Elwood’s background made him reluctant to visit a predominately white church, but […]

Missions Update: February

February 6, 2015


“Expect Great Things from God; Attempt Great Things for God” is a famous charge from one of the most remarkable missions hero of history, William Carey. The mission’s strategy at Graceway is just a continuation of this faith based call that drove Carey to give his life in bringing a message of hope to India. […]

Getting grounded in Croatia

January 13, 2015


As the thick rubber sole of my borrowed work boots squished into a giant pile of cow dung, the thought, “You’re not in Kansas anymore,” struck my comfortable city living American mindset. Whether it was the smell, or the grotesque sound of dislodging the rubber boot from the pile, all my senses became fully engaged […]