Pastors' Dessert
Sep
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Pastors' Dessert

  • 2012 South Deerborn Circle Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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If you’ve been visiting Karis recently, welcome! We want to get to know you better over dessert. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have, get to know the elders better and let them get to know you in a laid-back, casual setting.

To help us plan the food, please register so we know you're coming. Email us if you need directions or have other questions about this casual event.

Click here for other information for newcomers. Ready to put your roots down in Karis Church? Click here for information about our membership process.

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Late Night Women's Bible Study
Sep
27
8:30pm 8:30pm

Late Night Women's Bible Study

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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We invite the women of Karis to study the Bible together, working through Jen Wilkin’s Sermon on the Mount. The Late Night Women’s Bible Study will meet for eight Wednesday nights beginning September 6 at Karis Westside. You can pick up a study guide on Sundays in the Nook or at the study. 

Read more details here.

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Karis Fall Retreat
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Karis Fall Retreat

  • 5151 East Eagle Ridge Road Columbia, MO, 65201 United States (map)
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Karis Fall Retreat 2016

Karis Fall Retreat 2016

Karis exists to be a gospel community on mission for the city and for the kingdom. As we live out that mission in Columbia's city-center, once a year we draw away, retreat, to the edges of town to relax and enjoy time with each other and to study the scriptures and focus as a church on one topic. It's a time to grow deeper as a believer. It’s also an excellent way to connect with the whole community of Karis, as people from both Gatherings and all serving teams join together.

Our theme for this year's Karis Fall Retreat will focus on the Lord’s Prayer, what is sometimes referred to as the Disciples' Prayer. After a time of praying, one of Jesus' disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray." Together, we'll ask the same, and look at how Jesus teaches us to pray. As we dive deeper, we'll discover how that can shape our hearts and thus our prayers. 

For those interested, there will be space to set up tents and camp out overnight. Everyone else can head home to sleep and return again in the morning for breakfast. This will be a weekend of sharing meals, playing games, and singing songs as a family. We’ll pray together. We’ll laugh together. We may even cry together. It will be a great time for the whole family – for those who share your last name, as well as those who claim the name Karis. Gather around the campfire with your church family for a weekend of fun and fellowship.

We want the whole family there: college students, parents, singles, married couples, retirees, adults, teens, and children. The three main sessions will be kid-friendly, so there will be no childcare provided which allows our Karis Kids volunteers to participate fully. The breakout sessions will be broken up by gender, so moms and dads can rotate hanging with the kids and focusing on the lessons.

Are you ready to retreat with us and look in depth at the Disciples' Prayer?

Click here to view the schedule, cost, and to register.
Take advantage of early bird pricing! Register by September 17 and the price is discounted by 25%.

 

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Prayer Gathering
Oct
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Prayer Gathering

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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Gather with us for a simple night of prayer for our city. No program, no childcare or music. Just quiet time spent praying together for our schools, hospitals, organizations and other churches in Columbia. We have talked about prayer in the Sunday Gatherings, in our Missional Communities, and in reading through the book, Praying Together. Now we encourage as many people as possible to come pray together at Westside for our city. 

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Pastors' Dessert
Oct
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Pastors' Dessert

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If you’ve been visiting Karis recently, welcome! We want to get to know you better over dessert. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have, get to know the elders better and let them get to know you in a laid-back, casual setting.

Email us if you need directions or have other questions about this casual event.

Click here for other information for newcomers. Ready to put your roots down in Karis Church? Click here for information about our membership process.

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Affordable Christmas
Dec
9
7:00am 7:00am

Affordable Christmas

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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Affordable Christmas is an opportunity to empower parents who might be struggling financially to purchase Christmas gifts for their children at an affordable cost while celebrating the holiday with dignity. On December 9, Karis will open a Christmas store by invitation only for families to buy presents well below retail value for their children. The store will be loaded with donated gifts, priced at 10% of their retail value, making prices more reasonable for families in the midst of financial insecurity.

Read about last year's Affordable Christmas.

To make sure we provide enough gifts for all the families, this event will be by invitation only, and families will be asked to RSVP prior to the event. The majority of these families live in the community around Karis Westside, providing a wonderful opportunity for us as a church to serve and love the people living around our building. Our hope is that, through Affordable Christmas, we can develop connections with these families that will flourish into long-term friendships going far beyond this one-time event. 

As we get closer to the event, we will be sharing more ways you can get involved as we will provide breakfast, childcare, personal shoppers and gift-wrapping for parents. We will also ask you to donate gifts via our "Giving Tree." We already have people asking local businesses for donations, if you would like to get involved in that right now.

For more information or to get on the donor request team, email Charlee.

We hope you'll partner with us as we seek to be "in the city, for the city" by helping local families have an Affordable Christmas!

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Membership Class
Sep
23
9:00am 9:00am

Membership Class

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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Karis Church is passionate about church membership. God wants you to live in biblical community, and we believe the only way you can experience that is by living as a committed member of a church family. Coming to the Karis Membership Class is the first step toward membership.

The Karis Membership Class is held on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The class will include a light breakfast, lunch, and childcare for all who attend.

Parents who register for childcare are asked to provide a snack for their children and to show up at least 10 minutes prior to the start of class to check-in and help get their children settled in the classroom.

Register for the September 23 class here.

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Late Night Women's Bible Study
Sep
20
8:30pm 8:30pm

Late Night Women's Bible Study

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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We invite the women of Karis to study the Bible together, working through Jen Wilkin’s Sermon on the Mount. The Late Night Women’s Bible Study will meet for eight Wednesday nights beginning September 6 at Karis Westside. You can pick up a study guide on Sundays in the Nook or at the study. 

Read more details here.

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Late Night Women's Bible Study
Sep
13
8:30pm 8:30pm

Late Night Women's Bible Study

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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We invite the women of Karis to study the Bible together, working through Jen Wilkin’s Sermon on the Mount. The Late Night Women’s Bible Study will meet for eight Wednesday nights beginning September 6 at Karis Westside. You can pick up a study guide on Sundays in the Nook or at the study. 

Read more details here.

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Men's Katalyst
Sep
9
9:00am 9:00am

Men's Katalyst

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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The focus of Katalyst is to provide gospel-centered teaching in a gender-specific context. Men who come to Katalyst should expect to be encouraged in their personal faith as men, as well as experience fellowship with their brothers and be challenged in their personal ministry and missional efforts. 

The topic at this first Men's Katalyst is about how men can find the Gospel message in personal suffering, and how they can rely on the truth of the Gospel to move forward in the face of pain and trials. Billy Glosson and Michael Tooley will be teaching. 

Feel free to invite others to come with you and bring a brunch dish to share.

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Late Night Women's Bible Study
Sep
6
8:30pm 8:30pm

Late Night Women's Bible Study

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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We invite the women of Karis to study the Bible together, working through Jen Wilkin’s Sermon on the Mount. The Late Night Women’s Bible Study will meet for eight Wednesday nights beginning September 6 at Karis Westside. You can pick up a study guide on Sundays in the Nook or at the study. 

Read more details here.

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MC Open House Week
Aug
28
to Aug 31

MC Open House Week

Missional Communities (MCs) are where community in Karis Church really happens. Our MCs meet officially once weekly, but members of MCs find their lives blending together week in and week out, becoming a family. It is through our MCs that we go out into the city on mission. If you are not in an MC, you're missing out on the heart of Karis.

During the last week of August, we encourage everyone not in an MC to visit one or more in hopes that you'll find an MC to which you can belong. You will be welcomed and get a glimpse of what MC is like. 

Stop by the Nook on Sundays or check out our MC page to choose MCs to visit during MC Open House Week!

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Fall Kick-off Picnic
Aug
27
12:30pm12:30pm

Fall Kick-off Picnic

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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Join us as we celebrate the end of Summer and the beginning of a new school year with a Fall Kick-Off Picnic. After the Gatherings, everyone will gather on the front lawn of Karis Westside for food and fun!

The church will take care of food prep with a simple lunch and sides available, so there's no need to bring anything except for sunscreen and a blanket or chair to sit on while you eat. Lawn games will be available for all to enjoy.

To offset the cost of feeding such a large group, we ask that you chip in a small amount per person, payable when you register online. Sign up here

$4 Adult
$3 Youth (6th-12th Grade)
$2 Kid (K-5th Grade)
$0 Infant/Toddler (4 and under)

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Pastors' Dessert
Aug
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

Pastors' Dessert

  • 2012 South Deerborn Circle Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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Are you new to Karis Church? The elders would love to get to know you and answer any questions you may have over dessert. This is a casual way to get to know the leaders of Karis and hear their hearts for the church. 

If you have questions about Pastors' Dessert, send us an email.

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Women's Katalyst
Aug
19
9:00am 9:00am

Women's Katalyst

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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Katalyst exists to equip Christian women for ministry in their personal lives and within the church. Women gather together, bringing brunch dishes to share, and learn as other women teach theology, strengthening their understanding of scripture. 

In August, Rachelle Cox and Alison Ballou will be teaching on what the Bible says about conflict, forgiveness and reconciliation in our personal relationships. 

We understand that some women will by necessity need to bring children along. While there will not be formal childcare provided, we want you to feel comfortable bringing and watching over your children during Katalyst, if that is your situation. 

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Membership Class: Community
Aug
13
3:00pm 3:00pm

Membership Class: Community

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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Being part of a family of believers is central to membership in Karis Church. True community is genuine and vulnerable. It also takes work to keep healthy. 

Learn what it means to live in community as members of Karis at our next Membership Class session.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Karis, we have three membership classes to help you prepare (Gospel, Community, and Mission) and they can be taken in any order. We ask you to fill out this short form before you come to your first session.

Childcare is offered during our membership classes at no cost to attendees.

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Members' Meeting
Jul
30
12:30pm12:30pm

Members' Meeting

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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It’s time for our semi-annual Members’ Meeting, an opportunity for us to remind ourselves of our vision and purpose as a church and to catch up on the latest news from our elders. Lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 1:00 p.m.

The church will provide hamburgers and hot dogs, and we ask you to sign up (on The City) to bring something to help complete the meal. Food should be dropped off in the coffee area any time before the 11am Gathering begins. There are also a few opportunities to sign up for prep or clean up at that link.

Childcare will be provided to make it easier for families to attend. Please complete this form to sign your child/children up for childcare.

Do you have questions about this event? Send us an email.

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Membership Class: Community - Jeff City
Jul
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

Membership Class: Community - Jeff City

  • 1920 Cedar Lane Jefferson City, MO, 65109 United States (map)
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Being part of a family of believers is central to membership in Karis Church. True community is genuine and vulnerable. It also takes work to keep healthy. 

Learn what it means to live in community as members of Karis at our next Membership Class session.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Karis, we have three membership classes to help you prepare (Gospel, Community, and Mission) and they can be taken in any order. We ask you to fill out this short form before you come to your first session.

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Membership Class: Gospel
Jul
9
3:00pm 3:00pm

Membership Class: Gospel

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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Membership is one of the primary ways we commit to community in Karis Church. We value church membership deeply, so it’s important that we equip our members with knowledge of the core identities of our church. 

The next Membership Class will focus on our identity as a gospel-centered church. The gospel fuels the life of our church and community.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Karis, we have three membership classes to help you prepare and they can be taken in any order. Just fill out this short form before you come to the first one.

To make it easier for families to attend, childcare is offered during our membership classes at no cost to attendees.

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Membership Class: Mission - Jeff City
Jun
25
2:00pm 2:00pm

Membership Class: Mission - Jeff City

Karis Church is passionate about church membership. We believe God calls us to live in biblical community, and the best way you can experience that is by living as a committed member of a church family. As a church, we want to be on mission in our city and beyond, whether this plays out in our Missional Communities or happens as we interact with the people we connect with day-to-day. At this session of our membership class, we’ll look in depth at being on mission as individuals and as a church. If you are interested in becoming a member of Karis, we have three membership classes to help you prepare (Gospel, Community, and Mission) and they can be taken in any order.

Join us for the next class on Mission on Sunday June 25th at 2pm at the Boes’ house. Email Tony for more info.

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Brazil Missions Cookout - Jeff City
Jun
17
12:00pm12:00pm

Brazil Missions Cookout - Jeff City

  • 826 Weathered Rock Court Jefferson City, MO, 65101 United States (map)
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This Saturday we will be joined by some of Karis’ missionary partners in Brazil for a lunch cookout. It will be a fun time of hanging out and sharing a meal together.While this be a totally casual event with no real agenda, it is a great opportunity to learn more about what God is doing in Brazil and how we can join in. We will be meeting at the Weathered Rock Clubhouse, which is the current meeting place of the Pugsley MC. Meat, Buns, and Drinks will be provided, so bring your favorite side item or dessert to share with the group. Be sure to sign up here.

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Kamp Karis
Jun
12
to Jun 15

Kamp Karis

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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Kamp Karis will run from June 12-15, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Each night will include age appropriate Gospel-centered teaching, crafts and activities, and we'd like your help to make it happen. We'll be looking for teaching helpers, crafts helpers, and activities helpers. We'll also serve a meal each evening, with opportunities to help with food preparation, serving and clean up. 

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Membership Class: Mission - Jeff City
May
7
2:00pm 2:00pm

Membership Class: Mission - Jeff City

Karis Church is passionate about church membership. We believe God calls us to live in biblical community, and the best way you can experience that is by living as a committed member of a church family. As a church, we want to be on mission in our city and beyond, whether this plays out in our Missional Communities or happens as we interact with the people we connect with day-to-day. At this session of our membership class, we'll look in depth at being on mission as individuals and as a church.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Karis, we have three membership classes to help you prepare (Gospel, Community, and Mission) and they can be taken in any order. We ask you to fill out this short form before you come to your first session.

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Instruments of Grace, Karis Women's Retreat
May
5
to May 6

Instruments of Grace, Karis Women's Retreat

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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Within the church community, we often find ourselves receiving counsel from other Christians as we fight sin, wrestle with painful pasts and make difficult decisions. But many of us find it difficult to come alongside others when they are in need. God's word challenges us to counsel and correct other believers as a form of discipleship, but how do we actually do that? The "Instruments of Grace" retreat hosted by Karis Women aims to show you how. 

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Pastors' Dessert
Apr
30
6:30pm 6:30pm

Pastors' Dessert

  • 1616 Parklawn Court Columbia, MO, 65202 United States (map)
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Are you new to Karis? The elders would love to get to know you better and answer any questions you may have over dessert. This is a casual way to get to know the leaders of Karis and see their hearts for the church. 

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Membership Class: Community - Jeff City
Apr
30
2:00pm 2:00pm

Membership Class: Community - Jeff City

Being part of a family of believers is central to membership in Karis Church. True community is genuine and vulnerable. It also takes work to keep healthy. 

Learn what it means to live in community as members of Karis at our next Membership Class session.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Karis, we have three membership classes to help you prepare (Gospel, Community, and Mission) and they can be taken in any order. We ask you to fill out this short form before you come to your first session.

For questions or directions email tony@karischurch.org

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Serving our city with ForColumbia
Apr
29
9:00am 9:00am

Serving our city with ForColumbia

ForColumbia was founded in 2015 with a simple mission: to bring Christians together to share God’s love by serving our community, side by side. We do this by organizing volunteers from Christian churches throughout Columbia to serve individuals and non-profit organizations in a city-wide day of service.

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Counseling in Community
Apr
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Counseling in Community

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)
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Do you feel unprepared to speak into the lives of brothers and sisters in the midst of suffering, conflict or trials? 

One of the elders in Karis, Derek Zimmermann, will help us understand what it means to counsel one another from Scripture as we battle daily struggles. While counseling needs may require focused, specialized care, the fight often begins with normal conversations and interactions as we seek to live in community.

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Easter Sunday Gatherings
Apr
16
9:00am 9:00am

Easter Sunday Gatherings

Come rejoice over the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ with us. These Gatherings are a time for us to join together as a family of believers, as well as welcome visitors, and encourage one another with the hope of Jesus’ victory over death and our freedom from sin.

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