A Story of Grace by Jeremy Vickers

SunflowersGracebookPastor Jeremy Vickers shares congregational insights in his new book.  Jeremy Vickers, 38, has been lead pastor at Grace United Methodist Church in Lee’s Summit for eight years. In his new book, A Story of Grace, he shares a clear and concise vision how all churches should be a “light in the darkness.” From humble beginnings as a new church start, through a time in the wilderness and now a healthy, vital and growing congregation again, Grace continues to be a relevant witness in their community.

Jeremy drew on his many experiences in rural, county seat and suburban churches to develop a missional and contextually relevant congregational witness .Grace has always been a faithful and strong church. All they needed was a clear path to walk, the author recently said.  The book is written to anyone who is new to Grace and has a desire to know more about how the church functions and what they believe.  A unique feature in this book is the Enhanced video additions of the author sharing his personal views before each chapter. It is truly a first for the Christian community, as Enhanced ebooks are not available yet on all Ebook platforms. After seeing this book, many churches are surely to follow in a similar fashion for their guests and visitors by creating and developing their own Enhanced ebooks. It is a new and advanced way of sharing the timeless message and story of Jesus Christ and His followers.

Jeremy Vickers is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. He lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri with his wife, son and their golden retriever.

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Available exclusively on the iPad 2 and newer on Apple’s IBooks.


June 1, 2014:

New Staff at Grace

Grace would like to welcome Elizabeth (Liz) Reinart to our staff. Liz has been hired as Coordinator of Children’s Ministry. She will work closely with our Student Ministries director throughout the summer and we eagerly anticipate her help in the fall kickoff of our children and youth ministries. She will begin this Sunday. Be sure to say hi to her or her husband Dave. They have two children, Faith who is three, and Findley who is a one year old.

Grace would like to welcome our College Aged Summer Interns
(Kolby Arnold and Courtney Boedeker). A grant was provided by the Missouri Annual Conference to help college students discern their next steps in serving the church. They will have many tasks this summer, which include helping in worship and with our children and youth ministries.

Job Opportunity

Grace United Methodist Church
Part- Time Janitor (20-25 hrs)
The part-time janitor will facilitate and implement the cleaning of Grace building facilities. The hours are based on facility use and schedule of events. Please send resume with references to
gracestaff@grace4all.org or mail resume to Grace UMC.


Come join us for the 2nd Annual KC National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) Walk
Saturday, June 14th Berkley Riverfront Park
Kansas City, MO Sign in: 8:30 am
Walk: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Online Registration: nedawalk.org/kansascity2014
Walk Coordinator: Suzi Heim
Email: 89sheim93@gmail.com
YOU can help to make a difference!!


new sermon series

Three Simple Rules

John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement, lived a very disciplined spiritual life. Through his writings and journals, we discover a deeply spiritual man seeking a life of holiness. He lived by three simple rules that helped him walk the narrow path. If you are seeking a deeper relationship with God, open you hearts and minds and live by these three simple rules.

July 13 — Do No Harm
July 20 — Do Good
July 27 — Stay In Love With God


Daily Statement of Faith

  • It’s Not About Me,
  • It’s About God.
  • It’s Not About Us,
  • It’s About Them.
  • It’s Not About Here,
  • It’s About There.
  • It’s Not About My Needs,
  • It’s About Their Needs,
  • It’s Not about Now,
  • It’s about Eternity.

Vision and Purpose

Grace UMC is a light in the darkness for the non-churched, once-churched and badly churched. We offer culturally relevant worship services to engage the heart, soul and mind. If you feel that God has given up on you, or you have given up on God, just give us 1 hour of your life on Sunday morning. We will help you reconnect and get back on the right path.Grace UMC makes disciples through connecting people to God and neighbor.