Discipleship

Small Groups

Small Group Opportunities

Christ Lutheran has a myraid of small group study opportunities. If you would like a list of available small groups or would like help being placed in one, please email groups@clcop.org. 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!

MOPS

Ever feel like you’re on a hamster wheel, quickly getting nowhere? Wish you could live “Life to the Full”? We would like to invite you to join our MOPS and MOMSNEXT meetings where this year’s theme is “Life to the Full”.

This year we will focus on how God intended us to live – fully and abundantly. It’s not about trying to meet endless goals, pleasing everyone around or striving to have it all. Instead, we will leave autopilot behind and focus on remembering it’s okay to slow down, enjoy ourselves and worry less through trusting God more.

We invite you come connect with other moms where we help each other along this journey of motherhood. Together, let’s fear less and have more fun!

MOPS is for mothers of little ones, birth to 6 years, and MOMSNEXT is for mothers of preschoolers and elementary aged children, all who are looking for friendship, encouragement and community. For more information, email mops@clcop.org

Timothy Group

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 in Timothy Group (Post college through age 35) as we explore our Life Story and what God has to say about it. We meet every Sunday at 4:00pm. Email TimothyGroup@clcop.org 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.

Young Families

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.

Common Interests

Dinner Together

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 groups@clcop.org for more information.

Nine ‘n Dine

Nine n Dine logoIf 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 groups@clcop.org for more information.

WinC Needles

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.

WinC Readers

We are women who like to read and discuss a variety of books.  Email groups@clcop.org, if interesed.

Ministry to Men
Forging Christ-centered relationships that strengthen men in our call to lead, serve and minister in our families, workplace, church, community and the world. The heartbeat of Ministry to Men at Christ Lutheran Church is that men are strengthened and encouraged to grow in their walk with God in such a way that they love and lead their families as a Christ-like servant leader. As men, our identities are often in our job or career. We can lose sight of the importance of how vital our walk with God is and how much a relationship with our brothers in Christ can strengthen and encourage us. The Ministry to Men strives to provide regular large group events where all men of CLC and their guests are invited to have fellowship, worship, and hear testimonies from fellow CLC brothers as well as guest speakers whose ministry or story provides biblical wisdom and truth that challenges us to grow as a Christ follower.
Email M2M@clcop.org for more information.
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.

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 groups@clcop.org.

The Story

Introducing Christ Lutheran’s New Alignment Study

What is The Story?
The Story is an abridged, chronological Bible that reads like a novel and is paired with study materials written and developed by Randy Frazee and Max Lucado. Scripture segments are seamlessly woven together with transition text into a single grand narrative with scripture references at the end of each chapter. The Story helps people understand God’s Word more fully and engage with it more easily.
To see more see the video below:

When will the study begin?
We will begin The Story alignment study the weekend of September 13 & 14.
 
Who will participate?
There will be opportunities for participation at all age levels for members and guests of Christ Lutheran Church. This will include personal studies, small groups, and family groups both in-person and online. There will also be a virtual study lead by Pastor Russ and Director of Discipleship, Tiffany Danley, on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm.
 
Where can I get a copy of The Story? 
The church has purchased copies of the The Story Bible for adults in bulk in order to make them available to the congregation for a suggested donation of $5. There is also a Kindle Edition available on Amazon
Are you interested in participating in or leading an alignment study group? Please let us know by completing the questionnaire in the link: Alignment Study Questionnaire.
Bible Studies

In-Person Large Group – Join us Sunday mornings during Education Hour at 9:30 am in the Commons at Christ Lutheran. This study is led by CLC Elder, Scott Brinkmeyer. During 2020-2021 they will be walking through the 31 week alignment study, The Story. For more information email groups@clcop.org.

Virtual Large Group – Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm starting September 15th, Pastor Russ and Tiffany Danley will be co-leading a Zoom Bible study on the 31 week alignment study, The Story. Email Tiffany.Danley@clcop.org to be added to this study group.

Small Groups Studies – Christ Lutheran has a myraid of small group study opportunities. If you would like a list of available small groups or would like help being placed in one, please email groups@clcop.org. 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!

Young Familes – Young Families Sunday morning study will be meeting bi-weekly on a virtual platform. If you are interested in details for this study, email groups@clcop.org.

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 breath OUT (be mission-minded), we must also breath 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 Parnters.
How will we do this?

As an act of faith and in response to our membership at Christ Lutheran and to the Church at large, members 5th grade and older, will make annual commitments alongside their family’s stewardship commitment, to complete AT LEAST ONE of the following Next Steps.

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:

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 groups@clcop.org.

 

Tools

Next Steps Vision

Spiritual Gifts Inventory

Stewardship Document from Sola

YouVersion

RightNow Media

For more questions regarding Next Steps, contact Tiffany Danley, Director of Disciplesship, at the church office or email groups@clcop.org.

Disciples Made

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, groups@clcop.org

Followers Made

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.

For more information email, groups@clcop.org.

Leaders Made

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.

For more information email, groups@clcop.org.

Missionaries Made

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, groups@clcop.org.

Christ Lutheran Church

11720 Nieman Road
Overland Park, KS 66210

Contact us at:

913.345.9700
contact@clcop.org
Care Needs 913.754.5812