242 Groups


Fall 2023 – Spring 2024

CBC Exists:
For the Glory of Christ.
For the Growth of His Church.
For the Gospel in Our Community.

Ephesians 4:11-12
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ…

Acts 2:42
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

What are 242 Groups?
The purpose of 242 Groups is essentially “fellowship around the Word.” They exist for the people of CBC to build relational connections, new and old, that are centered on Jesus Christ and His Gospel. They take place at various times and locations, with slightly different emphases. Groups are led by faithful members of CBC, and overseen by our elders and deacons. Whichever 242 Group you choose will determine your designated elder and deacon at CBC. While all of the church and its staff, pastors/elders, deacons, and leaders will seek to serve you, these elders and deacons will be tasked specifically to care for you and your family. Also, 242 Groups are the primary contexts in which CBC members care for one another. 242 Groups are an essential means by which we care for and love and serve one another! We hope, for your spiritual health and encouragement, that you will consider belonging to a 242 Group this season.

Sign Up
To sign up for a 242 Group, contact Kathy King (kking@cbckansas.org) via email, or call the church office (913.782.9100). Because we want to keep each 242 Group manageable and intimate in relationships, we may limit group size. Register soon to ensure your preferred option!

Note: If none of these groups work for your schedule, please let us know! Our goal is to provide enough options to meet the needs of every CBC member. And do let us know if you have any questions about any of these groups.

Leaders: Gene and Janet Carlisle
Time and Location: 1st & 3rd Sundays | 5:00pm | Carlisle Home
Focus: This group will meet twice a month on Sunday evenings and will grow together in the Lord through discussion and prayer. When we meet, we will together determine a plan for discussion topics (and snacks)! This group will be for adults only, and space will be limited!

Leaders: Kirk and Brenda Carlson, Rick and Amy Ballinger
Time and Location: Sundays | 5:00pm | Carlson Home
Focus: We plan to meet and fellowship together, spending time in both the Word and in prayer, and seeking to grow together as disciples. There will be snacks, and childcare will not be provided.

Leaders: Aaron and Katie Dick
Time and Location: Mondays | 6:30pm | Dick Home
Focus: We plan to share a meal each week and share our lives together in spiritual discussion and prayer. All, including kids, are welcome for a time of connecting and fellowship!

Leaders: Eldwin and Rolanda Dunn
Time and Location: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays | 6:30pm | Dunn Home
Focus: We will meet twice a month on Tuesday evenings and build Christian relationships through discussion and prayer centered on personal, family, and church life. We will have a simple potluck dinner along with a devotion, discussion, and prayer.

Leaders: Russ and Marilyn Friesen
Time and Location: Sundays | 5:30pm | Various Homes
Focus: We plan to fellowship around a meal, discuss the Sunday sermon, and pray together each week we meet. Kids are welcome, so we anticipate plenty of activity!

Leaders: Kim and Kris Gerbrandt
Time and Location: Tuesdays | 6:00pm | Gerbrandt Home
Focus: This is a group open to all ages on Tuesday nights! We will meet to grow spiritually through fostering relationships, praying together, and discussing the sermon or other passages of Scripture. We will share a potluck meal each week, and kids are welcome!

Leaders: Walt and Myrna Jost
Time and Location: Sundays | 12:00pm | CBC
Focus: All are welcome each Sunday as we gather after the morning’s worship service. We will “brown bag” lunch and fellowship over a meal, prayer, and discussion of the sermon. 

Leader: Josh and MJ Lewis
Time and Location: Tuesdays | 6:00pm | Lewis Home
Focus: Each week we will eat together, spend a lot of time chatting, read and talk through passages of Scripture, pray together, and care for one another. All ages, from infants to adults, are welcome and invited to bring others! Our goal is for our families to grow together in worship of Jesus our Lord.