At LJBC we believe God created people to be in community and to learn about God in community. We get a feel for that community on Sundays when we worship and learn about God alongside each other, but we also believe that Monday through Saturday is important as well. True Christian friendship, the kind of friendship that promotes growth in Christ, is most often forged outside of church on Sunday morning. For this purpose, we have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week. We want to get to know each other on a more personal level, to actually walk through life with each other. Encouraging people to grow in Christ and in turn be encouraged to grow, that is Christian friendship.
Our community groups vary in time, location and structure. There's a place for everyone and we encourage you to jump in whether you are learning about Jesus for the first time or whether you are new or mature in the faith.
Life Groups- Life Groups are groups of people that meet in homes throughout the week. We usually gather for a meal and work on being the church outside of the church building. We engage and encourage eachother on a personal level.
Bailey/Fontoura Life Group: meets in Lee's Summit two Tuesday evenings per month
Midgett Life Group: meets in Kingsville two Saturday evenings per month
Smith/Tharp Life Group: meets in Lone Jack two Sunday evenings per mont
McCloud Life Group: meets in Kingsville two Thursday evenings per month
Giffen Life Group: meets in Kingsville two Saturday evenings per month
Ross Life Group: meets in Lone Jack two Wednesday afternoons per month
Other Groups - Our community is not limited to Life Groups. We also have the following minitiries with an open invitation:
Rooted Women's Ministry - The Rooted Women's Ministry is on mission to encourage intergenerational relationships among women for the purpose of equipping women in God’s design and purpose for their lives. Frequent events are scheduled throughout the year and can be found on the Calendar of events.
Men's Ministry - Frequent events are scheduled throughout the year and can be found on the Calendar of events.
EVERGREENS Luncheon - EVERGREENS is a Senior luncheon open to anyone in the community. EVERGREENS meets at Noon, on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Time is centered around fellowship, a biblical devotion and has included some fun and entertainment from time to time. The purpose of this group is to encourage eachother to be faithful to the Lord regardless of circumstances. Details can be found on the Calendar of events.