Nextgen ministry at Graceway exists to lead students and young adults to become planted and thriving in the local church. Graceway offers several environments for students including a weekly age-appropriate service, Sunday small group, and outreach events. Our purpose in these environments is to help students know and enjoy God, find friends, discover their purpose, and make a difference.

High School Students

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Packed with interactive activities, high-energy worship, and engaging teaching, Graceway High School has weekly services designed specifically for high school students.

Let us know you’re coming!

Sundays at 9:00 or 10:30 am

Our desire is to lead students to develop a personal faith by thriving in the local church. High school students attend one of our main Sunday morning worship experiences and are encouraged to serve during the other.

New to Graceway? We invite you to connect in a student group also available on Sunday mornings in the Student Center.

Young Adults  |  Wednesdays  8:00 pm

If you are a young adult at Graceway, Wednesday nights are the place for you to engage in passionate worship, receive teaching, and experience community with other young adultsYoung adults are the most mobile group of people in the church and we desire to help you realize your potential for a great impact around the world

Our Next Series

Does your life feel like it’s out of control? Perhaps you feel like you have to say yes to everyone’s requests. Maybe you find yourself readily taking responsibility for others’ feelings and problems. Join us for this three-week series as we learn how to create and observe healthy “Boundaries” for our lives.
WEEK 1: Just Say No
WEEK 2: Road Signs, Guard Rails, and Rumble Strips
WEEK 3: Circles of Responsibility


September 21, 2019  |  5:00 pm

College and Young Adults! We’re wrapping up summer with one final celebration and a cookout. There will be a space for volleyball, soccer, and just hanging out with friends.
Guys please bring chips or drinks. Girls please bring a dessert.
Where: Lakewood (East Lake)  |  4140 NE Channel Dr. Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
If you have any questions please contact Pastor Brian at:
Saturday, October 26  |  6:30-9:30 PM

Join us for a Stranger Things / 80’s themed costume party. Prizes will be awarded for the best individual costume, best group, most creative, and most like the show. We will also have candy, outdoor games, food, and a show-inspired photo booth.

What to Bring: 2-liter of soda or a snack
Where: 10829 Gregory Lane Raytown MO, 64133


February 2020 | July 29 – August 2, 2019

Every year, nextgen provides two opportunities to get away and hit the reset button. Summer Camp which takes place towards the end of July, and Winterfest which happens over President’s day weekend. Both of these events are planned to be a lot of fun and include live music and powerful teaching.

Young Adult Retreat

The Young Adult Retreat is a weekend for college-aged individuals to engage in awesome activities, community and of course — a lot of fun. Check back in 2019 for additional details.

Upcoming Events

Brian & Melissa Stuchul

Brian grew up in Northeast Ohio where he attended a church that was greatly influenced by Graceway. After serving for several years as a volunteer in student ministry, Brian was invited to take a full time position as Student Pastor. Brian and Melissa married in 2012 and moved back to Kansas City a year later to join the Graceway team. They have three sons, Owen, Elliot, and Harvey. Brian brings over 15 years of student ministry experience and is passionate about seeing the next generation planted and thriving in the local church.