Set in the southern part of Kansas City, the Leawood Campus sits (pretty much) right on the state line of Kansas and Missouri. Our worship gatherings reflect our makeup: an intergenerational collection of individuals and families from different communities with diverse callings and distinct gifts. We come together to celebrate God’s redeeming work, encouraging one another as we strive to be integral and influential apprentices of Jesus Christ. While our style of worship is contemporary in nature, blending both old and new, our commitment as a worshiping community is to beautiful and thoughtful worship anchored in Bible-centered, relevant teaching.

location & services

14200 Kenneth Road, Leawood, KS 66224
Sunday worship services @ 9:00am and 10:45am


The Leawood Campus is Christ Community’s first campus, located just west of the state line. We are home to individuals and families from all over Johnson County in Kansas, as well as Jackson and Cass counties in Missouri. Whether through our commitment to beautiful and thoughtful worship, service in our community, or an emphasis on connecting our faith to our homes and work places, our desire is to live life the way God designed it. We’d love to have you join us on a Sunday morning!

Andrew Jones
Campus Pastor – Leawood Campus


Tuesday Night @ Leawood courses offer helpful support across a variety of needs, in a relaxed, welcoming, and friendly setting.  All courses run from 6:30-8:00pm. Click the titles below to learn more and register.*
*Registration for childcare is separate. Once you register for a class, you will receive a confirmation email that provides you with a link to register for childcare.

Fall schedule 2016

(9/6 – 11/8) – Cool Room (Room 118)

Language is essential for understanding Christ Community leadership.

Razors Leadership Pathway is the place where men and women at Christ Community are “sharpened” (Proverbs 27:17) and refined as leaders so that they are razor-sharp, prepared to lead with integrity of heart and skillful hands (Psalm 78:70-72) in the local church and in their community and world. This is a 10-week course offered every fall.


(9/6 – 10/25) – Student Center

It’s not about perfect parenting. It’s parenting with an eternal perspective, not just focusing on behavior.

The Spiritual Parenting course empowers parents to be the primary nurturers of their children’s faith. Families will be transformed as they learn how to create space for God-encounters in everyday life.  This class is based on the content from Michelle Anthony’s powerful Spiritual Parenting book.  The language of Spiritual Parenting will grow with your child for a lifetime, building them up and reminding them God is at the center of everything.


(9/6 – 11/8) – Rooms 119/120

How can the Living Hope provide you with an identity, future, and the hope to sustain you day by day?

Join us as we walk through 1 Peter in this nine-session Bible study by Jen Wilkin. In this book, Peter, a man of faith and flaws and an eyewitness to the life of Christ, challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ.


(9/6 – 12/13) – Room 201

Grief is a heavy burden and is better carried in the context of a loving community.

Learn to walk through the journey of grief together and support one another along the way. This is a 13-week DVD series that combines teaching from experts and small group interaction and discussions.


(10/4 – 10/25) Room 209

Sometimes songwriters need a little inspiration, a little feedback, or perhaps a little accountability.

This four-week course is designed for songwriters of all levels. The Songwriting Workshop is a peer gathering designed to equip, motivate, and inspire new songs and new collaborations. We will explore songwriting training and tips in an encouraging, collaborative environment for the purpose of creating and sharing new work.

Assignments will be given, songs created, and friendships strengthened…all while doing something we love: creating. For more information, contact Randy Bonifield.

(11/1, 11/8, 11/15)  Student Center

Central to the faithful remembrance of God’s story and Christ­-centered worship is the Word of God.

(11/22, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20)  Student Center

Worship and serve together in heartfelt
expression and celebration.

Winter schedule 2017

(1/10 – 3/7)  Cool Room

Come and discover how your life experiences shape your present and future relationships.

The Journey is a nine-session large group/small group class. Journey Groups offer biblical teaching and authentic community designed to encourage the participant to examine how their experiences impact their relationships with God, others, and self.


(1/10 – 2/14)  Room 201

What Now? is a six-session class to help you move forward when dreams shatter and God doesn’t show up the way you thought He would.

The teaching, based on Pete Wilson’s book, Putting Plan B into Action, will help you to determine the right perspective and next steps you can take. This material will help you move past the feelings of crisis, panic, fear, paralysis, and over-control as you grow in you ability to accept God’s plan for your life. Each session features a short DVD presentation followed by a discussion. The class is for anyone who has had to go forward when life didn’t go as planned, and wants to make the most of the journey ahead.


(1/17 – 2/21) – Rooms 119/120

Ever wonder what you should say when you talk to yourself? We talk to ourselves all the time, disparaging who we are instead of telling ourselves the truth about who God says we are.

Me, Myself and Lies deals with our destructive self-talk. In this study, Jennifer Rothschild takes us through the things we commonly say to ourselves, teaching us to practice biblical soul-talk. This study encourages women to replace hidden negative thoughts with positive truths from God.


(2/21 & 2/28) Student Center 6:30-8:00pm

Communication & Conflict

This two-session class will dig deeper into the areas of communication and conflicts in marriage. Our team will talk about these issues in the life stages of a marriage from newlyweds to empty-nesters.


(2/7- 2/28)  Room 213C on 2/7 & 2/14; Room 201A/B on 2/28
Note: Choir is canceled for 2/21

The choir is a wonderful place to connect, find community, and revel in the joy of music!

The Christ Community choir is a community of people partnered in musical ministry with a passion for using their voices to beautifully express the heart of the congregation at Christ Community. This choir session will be focused on exploring the sounds, style, and practice of traditional Gospel music. Whether it be in the heritage of Walter Hawkins and Reverend Milton Brunson or the new sounds of Anthony Brown and Hezekiah Walker, gospel music is united by a passion, a power, and the gospel. Come join us for a unique four-week choir session which will excite, inspire, and get us rockin’.

Open to all those middle school age and older, the choir is a wonderful place to connect, find community, and revel in the joy of music! Come join us as we worship and serve together as a united family.


what to expect

We’re excited you’re interested in Christ Community. We know contemplating a visit to a church for the first time can lead to questions. We hope the section below will help answer a few of the questions you might have about worshiping at Christ Community. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us.

What will the worship service be like?

At Christ Community, we place a high value on beautiful worship services that feature teaching centered on passages from the Bible. Our hope is that when you attend on a Sunday morning, both your heart (your emotions) and your mind (your intellect) will be engaged and challenged by all that takes place. The service includes singing, prayer, readings, teaching from the Bible, and once a month we celebrate communion together. Every once in a while we use video to illustrate a point or highlight something going on in our community. Simply put, our services reflect our desire to honor God, express our devotion to Jesus, and learn more about what it means to follow Him.

What is the music like?

Most Sundays, our music is led by a piano-based rhythm section (think Billy Joel and his band or, for the younger reader, Ben Folds or Gabe Dixon) and is presented in a contemporary music context. The choice of music is directly related to our service, the Biblical text, and its application – often including a mixture of music, both old and new, that remembers and proclaims who God is and expresses our heartfelt response to His redeeming work in our lives. In addition, there are times in the year we use many different styles and expressions (like a choir around Christmas and Easter, some preliminary jazz tune, or the use of instrumental music before and during communion) that leaves us saying, “Sooner or later you hear something you like.”

There are two services. Are they different?

The 9:00 and 10:45am services are designed to be 75 minutes long and contain the same content. 

What should I wear?

We’re not really worried about that and we’re generally very casual. Just be yourself.

ministries @ the leawood campus

Join a Community Group

Join a Community Group

Community Groups are designed to be a place where people can engage with others from our church on a more personal level than what Sunday mornings can afford. Community Groups are small groups of people who meet in homes for the purpose of growing in the three relationships of the Christian life: our relationship with God, each other, and our city and world. Groups meet weekly during our fall, winter, and spring sessions.

Go to our Community Group section to search for a group near you.

Join a Connection Group

Join a Connection Group

Connection Groups are designed to encourage, support, and resource one another on a more personal level than what Sunday mornings can afford.

Visit our Connection Group page to see if there is a group for you.

A Caring Family

A Caring Family

Our mission at Christ Community is “to be a caring family of multiplying disciples influencing our community and world for Jesus Christ.” The core of our Family and Care Ministries is to design and offer ministries that magnify and emphasize the “caring family” part of our mission. We are working to establish the family as God intended it to be.

For details about current opportunities visit our calendar, go directly to our Family and Care page (see link below), or contact families@christcommunitykc.org for more information.

Men's Ministries

Men's Ministries

Men’s Ministries seeks to facilitate and encourage authentic friendships among men. We are convinced this is important because men need other men. Sounds weird, doesn’t it? Often men don’t like to admit they need anything. But most men really do enjoy hanging out with other men, though it is often hard to find time to form these relationships. That’s where Men’s Ministries comes in.

Men’s Ministries organizes and supports multiple avenues to encourage these kinds of connections. Some of these happen regularly, some of them happen multiple times a year: Bible studies, prayer breakfasts, Kansas City events, and other enjoyable opportunities designed just for men.

It can be hard to get connected, but this is a good first step! For more information about Men’s Ministries, please email us at men@ChristCommunityKC.org, or call us at 913.685.1161.

Welcome to Women's Ministries at Christ Community

Welcome to Women's Ministries at Christ Community

The heart of our Women’s Ministries is to welcome, encourage, connect, and serve women as we journey together. We offer a variety of ways to connect for women of all ages and stages of life, including prayer gatherings, serving opportunities, and fellowship events.

We offer regular opportunities for the women of our church to come together and serve our local body, our community, and our world. A variety of other fellowship events occur throughout the year. We gather with our sister church, Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, for bi-annual retreats and to serve together in a variety of ways.

Please join us! For more information about Women’s Ministries, please contact us, or call us at 913.685.1161.

Mix of young singles and married couples

The Young Adult Community at the Leawood Campus is a unique mix of singles and married couples in their 20’s and 30’s who are journeying through life together. We gather together throughout the month to eat, serve, talk about Scripture and relevant topics, and simply have fun.

The main way to connect regularly with young adults is through the Young Adult Community Group. Our co-ed community group meets on Sunday evenings at 7:00pm to discuss the Conversation Starters for the Sunday morning sermon. The first Sunday of the month is a social night where we play games, watch a movie, or just hang out. We would love to have you join us!

We also love to spend time with one another in fellowship. We go out to eat together for Sunday lunch on the first Sunday of the month after second service. We also have regular social and service events planned.

Want an easy way to get plugged in and meet Young Adults? Join us for our next Young Adult Meet and Greet held between services on a Sunday morning.

For more information about where we meet and our upcoming events, see the right column under Latest News and Events or join our Facebook page. If you would like more information, contact youngadults@ChristCommunityKC.org.

Opportunities to Connect

Sunday Lunch

Casual Lunch Gathering
First Sunday of each month

We go out to eat together for Sunday lunch on the first Sunday of the month after second service.

Young Adults Community Group

Co-ed group for those in their 20’s-30’s
Sundays at 7pm

The Young Adult Community meets every Sunday night at 7pm for a time of fellowship and discussion.

Meet and Greet

Casual time to meet Young Adults
Meets quarterly

College Student Ministries

College Student Ministries

Recent high school graduates through college-age students

The four-plus years after high school are arguably some of the most memorable and formative years in a person’s life. That is why we want to be intentional about journeying alongside students during this time. College Ministries at Christ Community exists to encourage and equip students to grow in their relationship with Christ, to connect in community with one another, and engage in the life of the church.

So whether you are in the workforce, at a local community college, or studying across the country, we want to do all that we can to encourage and support you as you journey through these significant years of your life. We meet regularly during the summer months. For more information, email Alan.

Won’t you come join us?!

Summer Bible Study

collegebiblestudy_web-16x9-700pxThe summer is a great time to enjoy a different rhythm, reconnect with friends, and grow in Christian community. If you are a recent high school graduate or are of college age you should join us this summer for our study in the book of Galatians. We will be gathering during second service on Sunday mornings at 10:45 in the Student Center starting in early June. We will have food, so come hungry. This is also a great place to invite friends who may be interested in exploring the Christian faith.

Each Sunday we will spend some time hanging out together, enjoying good food, and exploring the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Galatians. This is an amazing book that helps us see the distinction between the grace of the gospel and our natural tendency to earn God’s approval through being good enough. Or, as Martin Luther observed in his study of Galatians, “The law says, ‘Do this,’ and it is never done. Grace says, ‘believe in this,’ and everything is already done.”

We hope to see you on Sunday mornings or at one of our social gatherings throughout the summer.

Student Ministries

Student Ministries

Thanks for checking out Student Ministries here at our Leawood Campus! Across all of our campuses, we desire to be a caring family of multiplying disciples, influencing our community and world for Jesus Christ. We recognize that the years in middle school and high school are incredibly formational. Therefore, we want to journey alongside our students and parents through this season of life and help each other learn, love, and live into the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Visit our STUDENT MINISTRIES page to find more information.

Children's Ministries

Children's Ministries

We minister to and nurture children from birth to 5th grade. Our goal is to partner with families as we seek to support and equip them to know, love, and grow in relationship with Christ in a way that will result in a life of worship.

Every developmental and grade-level room provides an intergenerational experience as adult leaders, youth helpers, and children all journey together through a grand metanarrative of the Big God Story. Our goal is to provide relevant and meaningful programs on Sundays and during the week to help children understand they have a part in God’s Story and this faith community as they grow and become deeply committed followers of Christ.

What is Razors Leadership Pathway?

What is Razors Leadership Pathway?

Razors Leadership Pathway is the place where men and women at Christ Community are “sharpened” (Proverbs 27:17) and refined as leaders so that they are razor-sharp, prepared to lead with integrity of heart and skillful hands (Psalm 78:70-72) in the local church and in their community and world.

Who is it for?

Razors Leadership Pathway is designed for anyone at Christ Community who desires to become a more integral and effective leader, both in the church and in our community and world. It is designed to train and equip leaders at Christ Community and is generally the basic prerequisite for anyone wishing to serve in a place of leadership at Christ Community.

If you have any questions about whether this is the right pathway for you, please contact one of our staff to find out more, or visit our Razor’s Edge website for details and registration information.

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Link to our ministry pages (above) or check out our CAMPUS CALENDAR to see all the opportunities to connect at Christ Community.