Get Connected

As followers of Christ, we are called to love, serve, and pray for one another. We seek to connect with one another as we grow together in our faith.

Countryside is a Gospel-centered church in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. We preach the Bible, disciple believers, and promote Christ-centered community. We are located near the communities of Olathe, Gardner, Spring Hill, Edgerton, and Louisburg, along with many others. 

Our belief is that being a member of the body of Christ goes beyond mere participation in our Sunday gatherings. True biblical fellowship flourishes within intimate spiritual connections. This vital element of church life enables individuals to engage in relationships that foster spiritual growth. To facilitate this, we provide various opportunities to meet fellow believers and get to know others.

Sunday Morning Bible Classes

We offer a variety of Bible classes on Sunday mornings during the 9:00am and 10:45am services. These small group settings allow us to grow together in the knowledge of God’s Word. Class times and locations are listed below.

Adult Classes – 9:00 AM

I & II Thessalonians
Instructors: Pastor Alex Lynch & Travis Jacobs
Location: East Commons

Theology: Bibliology & Doctrine of God
Instructors: Pastor Otto Skoog & Mike Hoskins
Location: West Commons

Deaf Adults
Instructor: Scott Plummer
Location: Room 2

Newcomers Class (August 4-18)
Instructor: Pastor Mike Summers
Location: Room 3

Adult Classes – 10:45 AM

Ladies Class: I Peter
Instructor: Heidi Lynch
Location: East Commons

The Book of Revelation
Instructor: Pastor Bryan Neal
Location: West Commons

Christian Living: Dealing with Difficult People
Instructor: Pastor Michael Summers
Location: Rooms 11 & 12

Children

We offer a variety of classes for children of all ages during each of our two services. Each class is filled with age-appropriate Biblical teaching. Ask a greeter to direct you to the desired classroom or childcare option for your family.

Teens

Hebrews
Instructor: Pastor Philip Johnson
Meets at 9:00 AM in Rooms 11 & 12

Additionally, our students connect through our custom private youth group app where they can stay up to date on events and watch online lessons through the teaching series. You can request access to this private app by sending Pastor Philip Johnson a message at phil.johnson@cside.org.

Sunday Morning Worship Services

We gather together for corporate worship Sunday mornings at 9:00am and 10:45am. Both services are identical except ASL interpretation is only offered during the 10:45am service. Children ages 3-6 are invited to participate in Children’s Hour of Worship (CHOW).

Singing

Join us as we sing or sign traditional and contemporary worship music that exalts our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We seek to live out Colossians 3:16 by “singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in [our] hearts to God.

Scripture Reading

Listen as the Word of God is read aloud by one of our pastors, for “faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17).

Expository Preaching

We seek to glorify God through the expository preaching of His Word. This verse-by-verse teaching allows us to better understand Scripture and apply it to our lives.

Sunday Evening Services

Our Sunday evening gathering is from 6:00-7:00pm and includes teaching by men preparing for pastoral ministry. Childcare is provided for children under 3, and several children’s ministries are available for older children and youth.

Power Pups

Power Pups is a class for 3 to 5 year-olds.  We work on memorizing the books of the Bible through singing and written lessons. We teach the same lessons as Power Pack each week, but with a narrower scope.

Power Pack

Children 6-9 years old are welcome to join us for a class based on the truth of Romans 1:16. This is an original kids’ club developed by Countryside. 

Junior Youth Group (JYG)

5th and 6th grade ghildren are invited to JYG which offers a smooth transition from Power Pack to the Youth Group. Through personal Bible study and Biblical instruction, children are encouraged in their spiritual growth and provided practical Biblical application for issues they can relate to their daily lives.

Newcomers

Each quarter we host a newcomers’ orientation class to give those who are new to Countryside the opportunity to learn about our church. At this class you will learn about our purpose, values, beliefs, and the many ministry opportunities available at Countryside to connect and serve. This is a great first step if you are considering Countryside as your church home. The class will meet for three consecutive Sunday mornings.

The next Newcomers class will be on Sunday (August 4th, 11th, & 18th)at 10:45 AM in Room 3 (in the south hallway).

Grow in Grace Together

Small Groups

We believe there is more to being part of the body of Christ than simply attending our Sunday corporate gatherings. Biblical fellowship is lived out in the context of intimate spiritual relationships. This essential aspect of church life allows each individual an opportunity to engage in relationships which promote spiritual growth. We offer a variety of smaller community groups that meet throughout the week. These home-based community groups are where we “stir up one another to love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24) and function as the context in which the body of Christ practically cares for one another. Small groups are such a vital part of ongoing discipleship that we believe every believer should be engaged in this essential ministry.

Fellowship Table Groups

Break Bread Together

Fellowship Table Groups

Fellowship Table Groups are designed to foster relationships by connecting you around the dinner table with others in our church. Groups of eight meet for a meal once each month for four months. Each couple (or pair of singles) has the opportunity to host the group in their home or at a local restaurant.

Enduring Faith, Lasting Fellowship

Steadfast Life Fellowship

Steadfast Lifers is open to anyone in the congregation aged 65 or older, whether you are a member or a regular attender. If you are a married couple but only one of you is 65 or older, both of you are welcome to join us. This fellowship is dedicated to fostering relationships, providing encouragement, engaging in prayer, and serving the Body of Christ. Meetings are held quarterly.
Fellowship Table Groups

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

– Colossians 3:15-16