About Us

What are our goals?

Our goal is for students coming up through middle school, leaving high school, and entering college to be equipped with the following:

  • A relationship with Jesus Christ
  • To understand of the importance of Christian community
  • To be a light in the darkness

How do we get there?

We do this through Sunday School, Wednesday night Bible study—Forge, monthly fun activities, summer camp, mission trips, and serving locally.

Forge: Wednesday night

Forge is for all teens 7th–12th grades. Throughout the school year, Forge enjoys coming together for fun, food, and learning every Wednesday evening from 5:00–8:00 pm. From 5-6pm, we have Study Hall, followed by supper from 6-6:30pm, and then Bible study and group games until 8pm. Throughout the month, there are other scheduled activities for the youth to attend. Students are encouraged to attend or help lead Sunday school on Sunday mornings at 9:15am in the Student Ministries Center. Every year, the youth also take a mission trip, attend church camp, help with VBS, and try to do local mission work. This group loves to work, learn, and play together.
Throughout our worship service, Junior High, Senior High, and College-Age Youth will be asked to take on various leadership roles such as: welcome in younger students, lead announcements, offer prayer, lead and explain games, read scripture, run technology, lead songs, and help with discussion groups as needed.

Kids’ Church

Kids’ Church is a 10:30 AM Worship Service designed for children from ages 4yrs to 5th grade. It is dedicated to teaching children the Bible and Christian beliefs through stories, crafts, and games. Children will learn to develop a fundamental relationship with Jesus Christ on their level.

Children Opportunities

For children, we offer 2s and 3s Sunday School, 4s and 5s Sunday School, and Elementary Sunday School at 9:15 AM and Kids’ Church at 10:30 AM on Sunday mornings. During the week we have SonShine preschool for 2–4 yrs (contact the church office for info). During the summer, we have Summer Camp and Vacation Bible School.

Proverbs 27:17

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

Meet the Directors

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie has been part of the staff since 2008. She is married to Lee (Director of Technology at Grace) and has two children Cole and Carlee. Stephanie enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves cooking and baking, reading, teaching, and spending time with all her kids!

Kolby Arnold


Lizz Reinert


New Sermon Series

The Story Of You/US
(Lee’s Summit Campus)

We all have a story to tell.  Once we have accepted Christ as our Lord and Savior,
our story becomes connected to His story.  Join us as we connect our stories to church, Jesus and the community.

Sept 10 – Intentionality

Sept 17 – Bricks and Mortar

Sept 24 – Being Brave

Oct 1 – Character Matters… so said John Wooden

Oct 8 – Everyone Shines


The Story Of You/US
(El Dorado Springs Campus)

Sept 10 – Everyone Shines

Sept 17 Intentionality

Sept 24- Bricks and Mortar

Oct 1- Being Brave

Oct 8 -Character Matters… so said John Wooden