Jesus taught his disciples to pray for the Kingdom of God to come on earth as it is in heaven, meaning in part our calling is to follow God in His building of that Kingdom. The Kingdom of God isn’t confined merely to souls escaping the world and going to heaven. The Gospel of the Kingdom is holistic and for the entirely of the world!

 

At FBC, we do not believe the Gospel can be distinguished from the social evils and physical struggles and injustices that plague this world still. Thus, we see to actively worship God and pursue His Kingdom by seeking to apply the Gospel to the entirety of life in our community and region.

 

The Mercy & Justice ministry team leads the congregation in pursuing these things in a wide variety of areas including:

 

 

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Poverty

FBC partners with many local organizations and efforts to minister to those in financial need, some of which include:

 

Johnson County Food Center 

Manna Harvest

 

If you have personal need for assistance, our benevolence ministers are available in the church office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11am. No appointment required.

 

 

Drug Recovery

FBC partners locally with Recovery Lighthouse, and additionally hosts:

 

Celebrate Recovery

Meets 5:30pm on Tuesday nights.

 

CR is a biblical program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups and habits. It is centered on the words of Jesus and shows us the loving power of Christ through a recovery process.

 

 

MercyTree Network

MercyTree is a faith-based ministry that serves people in need of help to face life’s struggles, strength to overcome addictions, and hope for a better future. The network is a Christ-centered recovery program that reaches out, meets needs, and changes lives using a comprehensive approach to social service.

 

They provide: individual counseling, mentoring groups, and classes that teach and support practical life and relationship skills.

 

For more information click here.

 

 

Justice

As citizens of a heavenly kingdom, we believe its our gospel-responsibility to pursue justice in every area of society. Through both partnerships and member-led initiatives we see to address and combat injustices such as human trafficking and ethnic injustice from a Christian worldview.

 

Additionally, we support and partner with the New Beginnings Women Center in Warrensburg to provide support and care to individuals and families facing unplanned pregnancies.

 

 

Tuesday Night Care Support Groups

Delta

Meets at 6:00pm in room 206

 

Delta is a recovery group that provides hope and healing for anyone seeking a new direction in life, especially with addictions. Delta is a safe place to let others know you are struggling with the concerns of life. At Delta, you will find the grace of Jesus that brings healing when you let your struggles into the light.

 

 

Divorce Care

Meets Tuesdays, at 6:30pm in Room 204

 

Separation and divorce are painful experiences full of confusing feelings and unanswered questions. This video based support group is a place you can find hope and healing for the hurt you’re facing. Facilitated by Brandi Estes.

 

 

Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K)

Meets Tuesdays, at 6:30pm in Room 207

 

The companion group to Divorce Care is for kids aged 5-12.  It’s a safe, fun place where children can learn skills to help process, heal, and move forward. Facilitated by Brenda Dalhoff.

 

 

Financial Peace University

January 2020

 

In this nine-lesson, money management class you’ll learn budgeting basics, how to get out of debt, plan for the future and more. Financial Peace University will equip you to live free from worry about your finances. Facilitated by Craig Coppenbarger at Valor Church.

 

 

Grief Share

Meets Tuesdays, at 6:30 pm in Room 205

 

The death of a loved one can be overwhelming. Finding someone to be with you in the depth of you loss can be difficult. In this group you will find support and hope in the pain, loss and myriad emotions in grieving. Facilitated by Marguerite Robinson.

 

 

Diakonos Counseling

Diakonos and FBC Warrensburg partner together to bring Biblically based counseling to the Warrensburg area. Diakonos Counseling has been in the mental health business for over 30 years. Quality of care is the #1 goal at Diakonos. Their counselors are great listeners, but they do more than listen. They will listen and then help their clients take positive action towards full, more satisfying lives.

 

They are a private practice that has maximized personal care and clinical treatment without becoming over-burdened with policies and organizational complexities. They believe in a healthy approach to healing life’s problems through integrating sound Christian principles for the mind, body and spirit.

 

Appointments can be made by contacting their support staff at 816-373-9240, and be happy to discuss options, check insurance benefits and discuss services offered by Diakonos.

 

More information can be found at diakonoscounseling.com

 

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