COVID-19 Camp Announcement

Church at home resources

During this time we are gathering online, we have provided some online tools for you continue worship at home. Check-out the videos and resources for you and your family!

Middle School Crisis Converstion Guide
Middle School Anxiety Converstion Guide
Estudiantes de Secundaria Ansiedad Guia De Conversacion

Graceway’s middle school ministry exists to help lead students to become fully devoted followers of Christ. We believe that these students are a key part of God’s plan to sharing His Word to a new generation. Our hope is that in the years we have students in our ministry, we can teach them important skills to remain or become followers of Christ throughout their lifetime.

Subscribe to the Middle School newsletter

Graceway is a church that understands the importance of family. We understand that parents are still the most influential voice in their kids’ life, even in their teenage years. Our goal is to partner with parents by honoring their family schedule, listening to their concerns, and by communicating the details of our ministry ahead of time. By signing up for our monthly newsletter, you will receive details about our upcoming events and teaching series.

Parent Cue

With 168 hours in a given week, we recognize that the two hours spent at church are a small fraction of influence. As parents, you have the opportunity to invest all week long and we want to partner with you in the spiritual development of your children. We partner and equip families by providing you with tools to engage your child in conversations about what they are learning on Sunday.

Parent Cue

5th-6th Grade Lock-in

Ready for an evening of games, movies, and fun?! You are invited to join us for a lock-in on March 16. Activities include video, card, and board games, group games, Nerf gun battle, pizza, popcorn, and a movie.

Register Here

Summer Camp

Canceled due to Covid-19

We are committed to remaining steadfast in regards to the safety and health of our students and Dream Teamers as we assess our Graceway 2020 church calendar. With this in mind, we have made the decision to cancel this year’s middle school and high school camp

View full update


February 2021

Winterfest is a jam-packed weekend experience designed to help students find friends and grow in their faith. This weekend will include powerful messages, live music, meaningful discussion, and hang time at places like Main Event and Get Air Trampoline Park in Independence.

Register for Winterfest

Fall Overnight  |  Costume Party  |  October 26-27

Hey, students! Get your costumes ready because it’s time for our Fall Party! It’s going to be a night of games, a movie, food, and a whole lot of fun. Cost is $10 per person.

More Details & Register

Father-Son Campout  |  Mother-Daughter Weekend

Our 6th-8th-grade students have an opportunity to get away with their parents for a fun-filled weekend.

Fathers and sons will be encouraged to partner together in being godly men while engaging in biblical truths. Activities will include camping, hiking, and games. The mother-daughter weekend will be packed with fun activities like shopping, games, worship, and a sleepover!

Register: Mother/Daughter
Register: Father/Son

Pastor Donivan Best

Donivan is a creative, caring individual with a passion for connecting children of all ages with their Heavenly Father. He came to Graceway in 1997 with a degree in music education and several years experience teaching rural, suburban, and urban students in Kansas and Missouri. As a family, Donivan, wife Kelley, son Philip, and daughter Rebekah enjoy cycling, boating, hunting, camping, and hiking, as well as a good movie at the theater. The Best family has visited the lower forty-eight states in their mini-van and explored many of the natural wonders God has blessed us with here in America.

You can contact Donivan at (816) 358-1515 or

Upcoming Events