Introducing Roots

Lara Schopp Articles, Corey Meyer

By Rev. Corey Meyer, Director of Mission Partnerships

A new thing is taking ground at Country Club Christian Church this fall! Last Sunday, a group of 12 met for brunch after worship at The Well Bar Grill and Rooftop in Waldo to kick off a new ministry called “Roots.” You may have noticed in our last edition of The Christian the launch of this new group for mid-20 to mid-30-year old people who are sharing similar experiences in life. You may be asking yourself, “What are similar experiences in life?”

Maybe you just graduated college, moved to Kansas City, started a first career, are dating, single, or married, thinking about having kids but not quite yet, or at any of the “in-between” stages of finding your way through the early and important adulthood years – this is who we are! And, this is just a broad way to talk about what we envision for the growing of “Roots” this year.

We gathered just after the 11:00 a.m. worship service to enjoy one of the best brunch buffets that I think Kansas City has to offer. Some of us have been life-time friends, siblings that grew up in the church, recently married and joined the church, or even moved to Kansas City exactly one week ago and because of social media saw the gathering and said, “THAT is something I’d like to be a part of!” The conversation and becoming acquainted with one another were truly the best parts. We shared stories of where we went to school and how we are starting our careers off. There was talk about where we are living in town, our favorite parts of Kansas City, banter about college sports and true relationship building that I think is exactly what these small groups at a church ought to be like.

There was a lot of excitement around the table. And it’s only the beginning! If you find yourself looking for a group like Roots, or know people who would, please spread the word! We will have a regular meeting time beginning in September, and our next social brunch happening Sun., Sept. 29.