The next three weeks at Karis, we will continue our information campaign about "the NEXT ACT" in the life of Karis Community Church. On August 24th of this year, we will begin worshipping on Sundays in the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. Below is the text of a brochure we will hand out on Sunday mornings, as well as a schedule of events.
The story of
In August of that year, a handful of people met for a Bible study in the Larson basement. They began discussing what a healthy church might look like, and prayed for God to birth the same. Early that winter, that group began meeting in the house’s living room. Slowly God was growing their number, bringing together of a people burdened to see a city changed.
God opened up a door in “the District” in early 2006. The young congregation began meeting in the Tiger Ballroom the week before Easter. 19 people came to the Easter worship Gathering. It was a small group, but a historic day. Karis, then known as Grace Church, was in downtown
The next year saw slow, steady growth as the vision for the new church spread. Almost one year later, on April 22nd of 2007, Karis constituted as church, installing her first leaders. 23 founding members signed the charter documents,
Later that year, Kevin approached Missouri Theatre director David White, inquiring as to the possibility of Karis meeting in the
The benefits of the move for Karis will be many. There will be significantly more space for children. A state of the art sound system will be provided. It will bring instant name recognition to people invited for worship. It is right in the heart of “the District,” just blocks from the Mizzou campus. Interestingly, the cost, as compared to the Tiger, will be almost the same. Yet it seats 1200 people, providing more than enough room to allow more Columbians to hear the gospel of Jesus and be part of a church planting movement in this city and beyond.
Having begun just a short time ago, the story of Karis continues on. This fall will bring “the next act” as she heads two blocks away into the brand-new
April 20 Introducing the Move
April 27 The Move Explained
7:00 p.m. – Prayer Walk Downtown followed by 8:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting at 908 E. Walnut.
May 4 About the Theatre (special offering, sign-ups)
That week – Day of fasting ended in feasting with C-Groups in an extended time of prayer for the Theatre move.
May 11 Meeting the Theatre (special offering, sign-ups)
Gathering – David White, the Executive Director of the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, will join us, sharing a bit about his hopes for the Theatre. Following the Gathering, he will lead us on a tour of our new home.