Welcome to Karis Church!

Karis Church is a gospel community on mission. We welcome you to join us at one of our weekly Sunday Gatherings as we gather to sing historic and modern hymns, hear God's word proclaimed in a challenging yet relevant manner, and gather around the Lord's table, celebrating His gospel. Karis gathers weekly in Columbia, and also has a church plant in Jefferson City.  For more information about Karis Jeff City, please visit their website.

I'm new. What should I expect on Sunday Morning?

We frequently receive first-time visitors on Sunday mornings. We understand that you might be nervous visiting a new church, so here's some information you might find helpful.

Will I be singled out as a first-timer?

We know that some churches like to have visitors stand up, raise their hands or something like that. We don't feel like that's necessary, and you won't be publicly singled out your first time at Karis. However, don't be surprised if somebody wants to shake your hand and ask your name before the sermon starts! We just want to learn more about you and help you learn more about us. 

What about my kids?

If you have children, they are welcome to attend the Gathering with you. We are always happy to see kids listening to the sermon with the adults! However, we believe that kids can also benefit from Bible teaching adapted to their age and maturity level. Our Karis Kids classrooms are open to children 5th grade and under during the sermon.  All of our teachers have been thoroughly screened and trained to ensure that your children are safe and well-taught. Head to the lobby area when you arrive to register your kids for one of our classrooms.

What should I wear?

A lot of people enjoy dressing up for church, so you may see some people dressed in nice slacks or dresses. However, you are just as likely to see men and women in jeans and sneakers. We aren't concerned about what you wear,  so put on whatever you think is most comfortable and join us!

Where should I park?

If you are new to Karis, feel free to park in the lot on Spencer Avenue.  Across the street on West Worley Street, West Middle School and Columbia Public Schools have graciously allowed us to utilize their lots as additional parking on Sunday. We also have handicap parking in front of our building along Spencer Avenue. 

Other helpful information

If you show up a little tired, there is free Shortwave coffee downstairs. Help yourself to as much coffee as you like. And yes, you can bring your coffee into the auditorium! 

We look forward to seeing you soon! 


1703 W. Worley Street

In Columbia, we gather every Sunday at 9am and 11am at Karis Westside. 

Jefferson City

400 E. High Street

In Jefferson City, we gather every Sunday at 10am at Karis Jeff City.