Have you ever stopped to consider how God is at work in your life? Explore questions, develop friendships, take a step in your faith walk. We believe people grow best spiritually in community. Community though doesn’t happen just on Sunday mornings. It happens in homes, coffee shops, restaurants, and more.

Our Connect Groups:

· consist of 10-12 people,

· who meet for 6-8 sessions, every other week, three times a year,

· at the host’s home or a designated off-site location for 1.5-2 hours,

· to make new friends, learn about God, serve in and outside the church, and share life together.

You are invited to gather and explore with others as you are! Join a Connect Group by choosing a date and time below that best fits your schedule. 

New groups will be forming this fall! Sign-ups begin August 19 and begin meeting September 9!

If you are interested in becoming a Connect Group Host, come to our host session August 12 at 5:00 p.m. in the Cafe Foyer. Sign up here!

Blessen Group--FULL

When: Sundays | 5-7 p.m. | Every Other Week 

Where: Blessen Home (Howard & Colbern area)

Who: Any

Leaders: Greg & Cindy Blessen

Service We Typically Attend: 9:05 a.m. Sanctuary

About Us: We are looking forward to fun evenings with food, fellowship, and God--not necessarily in that order! We also have two friendly dogs.

Brigance & Schifreen Group

When: Thursdays | 6-8 p.m. | Every Other Week

Where: Princeton Heights

Who: Singles

Leaders: Jamie Brigance and Lynne Schifreen

Service We Typically Attend: Jamie - Sanctuary, Lynne - 10:10 a.m. Worship Center

About Us: We are singles looking forward to meeting other singles with whom to build community. Faith isn't done alone, and our past experience has taught us that we grow together.

Carlson Group--FULL

When: Wednesdays | 7-9 p.m. | Every Other Week 

Where: Carlson Home (near Legacy Park)

Who: Empty-Nesters or Soon-to-Be Empty-Nesters

Leaders: Kim & John Carlson

Service We Typically Attend: 9:05 a.m.or 10:10 a.m. Sanctuary

About Us: John is recently retired, and our girls are all grown up. We are enjoying this next chapter in our lives and would like to meet with those experiencing this life stage.

Garlow Group--FULL

When: Mondays | 5:30-7 p.m. | Every Other Week

Where: Garlow Home (Lakewood)

Who: Any

Leaders: Jon & Kelly Garlow

Service We Typically Attend: 10:10 a.m. Worship Center

About Us: We are a married couple in our 30s with two children and a miniature dachshund. We are excited to connect with others and grow together in our faith!

Childcare: Kids are welcome. We will be securing childcare through our Student Ministry. All group participants will be asked to help contribute to paying him or her.

Hackett Group--FULL

When: Thursdays | 6-8 p.m. | Every Other Week 

Where: Hackett Home (Lone Jack)

Who: Married Couples

Leaders: David & Patty Hackett

Service We Typically Attend: Varies

About Us: We want to connect with others as we share, care, serve, and grow in our love of Christ.

Hobbs Group

When: Wednesdays | 6:30-8 p.m. | Every Other Week 

Where: Hobbs' Home (downtown Lee's Summit)

Who: Married Couples

Leaders: Megan & John Hobbs

Service We Typically Attend: 9:05 a.m. or 10:10 a.m. Sanctuary

About Us: We are a married couple in our 30s who enjoy the outdoors, music, and KC sports!

Horn & Alexander Group

When: Wednesdays | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Every Other Week 

Where: Lakewood

Who: Women who have experienced a loss of a loved one

Leaders: Joni Horn and Marsha Alexander

Service We Typically Attend: 10:10 a.m. Sanctuary

About Us: We are looking forward to building community and friendship with women who have experienced loss.

Leader Group--FULL

When: Tuesdays | 6-8 p.m. | Every Other Week

Who: Anyone Ready to Lead

Leader: Angie Colina McNeil

Service I Typically Attend: varies

About the Group: This group is for those interested in hosting future groups. Rather than continuing to meet after our first study, individuals will launch their own Connect Groups in the fall.

McBurney Group

When: Sundays | 5-6:30 p.m. | Every Other Week 

Where: Woods Chapel Lee's Summit Coffee Bar Foyer

Who: Parents of 5th-8th Graders

Leader: Kara McBurney

Service I Typically Attend: 9:05 a.m. or 10:10 a.m. Sanctuary

About Me: I'm a mom of 7th grade triplets. I'm looking forward to growing in faith with other parents who are waiting while their kids grow in faith during Club 56 and Jr. High Youth Group!

Miller Group--FULL

When: Thursdays | 6-8 p.m. | Every Other Week 

Where: Miller Home (Longview Lake area)

Who: Any

Leader: Dorothy Miller

Service I Typically Attend: 9:05 a.m. Sanctuary

About Us: I have fun, loving cats. We are looking forward to meeting new people here at Woods Chapel.

Mom 2 Mom Group

When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: Woods Chapel Lee's Summit Lecture Hall

Who: Moms with Kids of All Ages

Leader: Mia Fulson

Service We Typically Attend: 10:10 a.m. Worship Center

About the Group: This is a group for moms, with kids of all ages, to connect and grow in faith. Life is hectic with little ones, and this is a space for your soul as you serve your families.

Childcare: YES!

Playter Group

When: Sundays | 6 p.m. | Every Other Week 

Where: Playter Home (Longview Lake area)

Who: 20s-40s

Leaders: Jay & Kari Playter

Service We Typically Attend: 10:10 a.m. Worship Center

About Us: A little bit of humor, a little bit of a realistic feel (nobody here is judge-y), and a lot of love!

Childcare: Kids are welcome. Our basement is kid-proof. We will be securing childcare, but will need help from group members to pay him or her.

Quiring Group

When: Mondays | 6-8 p.m. | Every Other Week 

Where: Quiring Home (Lakewood)

Who: Any

Leaders: Carol & Darrel Quiring

Service We Typically Attend: 9:05 a.m. or 10:10 a.m. Sanctuary

Romick Group--FULL

When: Tuesdays | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Every Other Week

Where: Romick Home (Courchevel Community)

Who: Couples over 65--retired or not!

Leaders: Terri & Jim Romick

Service We Typically Attend: 9:05 a.m. or 10:10 a.m. Sanctuary

About Us: We would like to meet people in our same life stage with whom to build relationships and community. We have a  big, hairy, friendly dog who is excited to meet you, too!

Wilson & Johnson Group

When: Thursdays | 8-10 p.m. | Every Week 

Where: McNeil Home (near Big Boy on HWY 40 in Independence)

Who: 20s

Leaders: Kara Wilson and Alex Johnson

Service We Typically Attend: Kara - varies, Alex - 10:10 a.m. Raytown

About Us: We are recent college graduates who want to connect with other young adults in the church and their friends.