Small Group Opportunities
Christ Lutheran has a myraid of small group study opportunities. (See below for a list of small groups that are meeting during the summer.) If you would like a list of available small groups or would like help being placed in one, please email email@example.com. You can also follow this link to take our Small Group Interest Inventory. This short inventory will help gather information to aid in placement of a group that fits your needs!
Each of us has a life story. Older or younger, married or single, whether things are going well or not so great right now, we all have one thing in common: Our story is still in progress. Join us (Post college through age 35) as we explore our Life Story and what God has to say about it. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join a group or for more information.
Young at Heart (55+)
Focused on making and building connections for those 55 years young and up! Young at Heart members plan get-togethers, service projects, dinners, socials, day trips, and nights out. Email CareMinistry@clcop.org to volunteer or if you have any questions.
While raising young children can be the most rewarding calling we can be given, it can also be tiresome and stressful. Finding time to be spiritually fed can be a challenge! Our Young Family study time serves to provide a place where parents can meet together in the word during our CLC Sunday Morning Education Hour.
Wondering just where you fit in? We can help. Share a meal with 8–10 people in someone’s home. Guests bring an assigned portion of the meal – main dish, salad, vegetable or dessert. The host provides table settings, drinks, bread and a light appetizer. Just in case you were wondering, you don’t need to host a dinner to participate. Email email@example.com for more information.
Nine ‘n Dine
If you love food, golf and Jesus and want to meet others who feel the same, don’t miss this! Come meet some people you might want to spend time with in a small group, focusing on God’s word, caring for one another and serving others in Jesus’ name. Nine holes of golf with Jesus in the mix could transform your life! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We welcome all needle crafters and would be needle crafters to join us. Our pet project is making prayer shawls for Care Ministry but we welcome you with whatever project warms your heart.
Ministry-to-Women Book Club
We are women who like to read and discuss a variety of books. Email email@example.com, if interesed.
Ministry to Men
Ministry to Men’s Upcoming Event:
Click here to Register for the Men’s Conference!
Ministry to Women
We provide opportunities for women to gather in Jesus’ name for fellowship, service and encouragement. Email M2W@clcop.org for more information.
Event Calendar coming soon!
Corporate Prayer Group
Who needs prayer? The short answer is, we all do. However, there are some big spaces in our lives that especially call for us to spend time in conversation with the Lord, asking Him to hear the needs of those around us and over us.
Paul and Lani Kirsch will be hosting a new corporate prayer group within Christ Lutheran Church. Some prayer “targets” will be:
- The role of the Church in these troubled times
- Praying for our own church and school
- Families and communities
- Local, state, national, and international issues
The group will meet virtually twice a month over Zoom at 9:00 am on Saturday mornings. Interested in joining? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Morning Mixed Group with Dave Bruns is meeting this summer during the Education Hour (9:30am-10:30am).
Sunday Morning Mixed Group with Scott Brinkmeyer in the Commons is on break for the summer.
Young Families in Room 103 is on break for the summer.
Pastor Russ’ Virutal Bible study will resume mid-October for the Ephesians Alignment Study
Financial Peace University
Financial Peace University is the tool Christ Lutheran uses to train people in the basics of managing money from a biblical perspective. Realizing that debt steals the peace of too many of our friends and neighbors Christ Lutheran is doing something about it. In difficult times we will help you find financial peace through scriptural principles put into practice.
Email FPU@clcop.org for more information about Financial Peace University.
Confidential assistance is also available.
Love & Logic
What is Love and Logic all about? Since 1977, the Love and Logic Institute has been dedicated to making parenting and teaching fun and rewarding, instead of stressful and chaotic. We provide practical tools and techniques that help adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children and help them prepare their kids for the real world. All of this work is based on a psychologically sound parenting and teaching philosophy called Love and Logic.
For more information, email the Love and Logic Contact
What do you mean by Next Step?
At Christ Lutheran Church, a “next step” is a commitment to intentional growth in one’s faith by a transformational experience known as Intentional Discipleship-Making Experience (IDE). IDE’s are supported by three major components. They are 1) outcome-focused, 2) habit-fueled, and 3) content-flavored. The purpose of an IDE is the multiplication of disciples in keeping with Matthew 28:19: “Go and make disciples of all nations.”
Why are we doing this?
Our vision is to grow an Intentional Disciple-Making Environment at Christ Lutheran Church by encouraging our members to:
1) SEEK a life surrendered to following Jesus.
2) Understand they are disciples called to make disciples. In order to breathe OUT (be mission-minded), we must also breathe IN (IDE).
3) Identify, DEVELOP, and empower their God-given gifts and abilities in order to be IMPACTFUL for His Kingdom purpose.
We BREATHE IN the Spirit and develop our character through habits of Scripture, Prayer, Worship, and Community. We BREATHE OUT and influence the Kingdom through Acts 1:8 by fulfilling our calling and reaching the least, the lost, and the lonely.
This compliments the vision behind Christ Lutheran Outreach and our Mission Partners.
How will we do this?
Need assistance or have questions?
If a member would like further support and coaching through their Next Steps, Christ Lutheran Church encourages participation in one of the following IDE Opportunities offered at Christ Lutheran:
- Alpha Ministry
- Confirmation Ministry
- Followers Made
- Leaders Made
- Missionaries Made
- re / engage
- One-to-one coaching with a Next Steps Coach
To get involved in one of these ministries or for more questions regarding Next Steps, contact Tiffany Danley, Director of Disciplesship, at the church office or email email@example.com.
Disciples Made begins with a new question – not, “What are you studying?” but “How will I be changed?” It is a new approach to groups using Jesus’ method of discipling. Disciples Made experiences lead to the abundant life Jesus promised through outcome focused, habit fueled, content flavored intentional discipling environments.
For more information email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Followers Made is the next step for anyone who believes in Jesus and wants to develop their ability to follow Him.
Followers Made focuses on the Holy Spirit’s work in you. You will grow in Christ-like character developing the habits of Bible reading, prayer and journaling; reading for discussion and meeting weekly with 6 to 12 others to encourage and challenge one another. You will identify and explore your spiritual gifts, passion and story and practice using them in serving others as you identify and pursue your God-given calling.
Leaders Made is the next step for those who have completed Followers Made and want His Spirit to maximize their impact in God’s kingdom.
Leaders Made focuses on the Holy Spirit’s work through you to optimize your Christ-like character and God-given calling. You will continue to practice personal Bible reading, journaling and prayer; relational accountability and additional readings for growth in the standards of biblical leadership. You will sharpen the use of your top two spiritual gifts, honing in on the passion for people and places that God has put in your heart becoming a fit servant leader within and/or beyond the body of Christ.
Equip disciples to become everyday missionaries where they live, work, learn and play.
Missionaries Made is based on the fundamental belief that God is already at work redeeming and restoring all people and all things-and all we need to do is join Him. This experience helps people discover how to join Jesus in blessing the peoople they live, work, learn and play with. In just over three months, participants start to build habits based on the five rhythms of missionary life: Begin in prayer, Listen and engage, Eat, Serve and Story (BLESS).
For more information email, email@example.com.
Christ Lutheran Church
11720 Nieman Road
Overland Park, KS 66210
Contact us at:
Care Needs 913.754.5812