Our Story

Kaw Prairie was the Holy Spirit-inspired dream of a handful of Johnson County Jesus-followers and a few local churches. Over the past fifteen years that dream grew… and continues to grow.

We began in a small elementary school, then moved to a larger high school, and was eventually blessed with the opportunity to build a multipurpose facility on Prairie Star Parkway, just off of K-7. This open, welcoming building has allowed us to better be the light of Christ in our community.

Since those first few Sundays, Kaw Prairie has evolved into a joyful, hopeful place for children, students, and adults to learn to trust Jesus, grow disciples, and bless others. Together we find purpose in a world that often distracts us, fuel for the life God has given us, and transformation for our future.

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Trust Jesus

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

Proverbs 3:5-6

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Grow Disciples

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Romans 12:2

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Bless Others

And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.

Hebrews 13:16


Our Mission

We all long to be loved… really loved. At Kaw Prairie, we believe Jesus changes lives with his love — not because we are awesome, but because he is. Our church is a place for normal (and not-so-normal) people to learn what it's like to be loved and challenged by the heart of God.

So whatever kind of life you've led, family you have, or questions you ask, Kaw Prairie is a place with a big welcome mat for you, your friend, and your friends.

We are out to change the world together, one life at a time. We are learning to trust Jesus, grow in our character and calling, and bless others through prayer and service, in hopes of showing God's love to the world Jesus died to save.

We love you. Jesus loves you. And nothing you do will change that!


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Want to know what we believe?

We believe we are called to live out the Greatest Commandment and the Great Commission by trusting Jesus, growing disciples, and blessing others. We hold to the Apostles’ Creed and are affiliated with multiple denominations.

Ministry partners



Disciples Made

Grow Curriculum

Heartland Camps

Hollis Renewal Center

Kansas Leadership Center

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Metro Lutheran Ministry

World Vision