Free State Church

Love God. Love People. Change the world.

Free State Church is a non-denominational church based in Lawrence, Kansas with associated groups in Topeka and the Manhattan/Junction City/Ft. Riley area. Free State Church is also the home of the Simple Truth Campus Ministry at the University of Kansas and Washburn University. The church was established in 1997, incorporated in 2003, and was registered as a 501(c)-3 non-profit in 2013.


Strong and Courageous - CALLED!
Sep
1
to Sep 2

Strong and Courageous - CALLED!

  • 1020 Kasold Drive Lawrence, KS, 66049 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Strong and Courageous is a teen retreat held annually on Labor Day weekend for teens and is geared at maintaining unity and supercharging their faith as they head into the new school year. The theme for this the retreat this year is CALLED and the theme scripture is "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." -Romans 8:28

Registration for Strong and Courageous is $15 plus a small fee for processing and is open until August 20th. The teens will participate in bible discussion, play games, attend a teen led worship service and receive a t-shirt from the event.

If you have questions or need additional information, please send us an email at info@freestatechurch.org and an organizer will reach out to you.

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Heartland Kids Camp
Jun
19
to Jun 23

Heartland Kids Camp

  • Eagle Rock Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This year, our Heartland Kids Kamp theme is "SHIPWRECKED: Rescued by Jesus". We're excited to welcome your kids back to Eagle Rock Retreat for another summer! Heartland Kids Kamp is open to all kids entering grades 2-5 in the the fall of 2018.

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Heartland Youth Camp
Jun
10
to Jun 16

Heartland Youth Camp

  • Eagle Rock Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Registration is now open for Heartland Youth Camp 2018! The dates of camp are June 10-16, 2018. While the theme is yet to be announced, we can promise an exciting week for your teens. Heartland Youth Camp is open to all kids entering grades 6-12 in the Fall of 2018. Register and get more information by clicking on the button below!

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2nd Annual Heartland Churches Golf Tournament Supporting Hope Worldwide
Jun
9
8:00 AM08:00

2nd Annual Heartland Churches Golf Tournament Supporting Hope Worldwide

Join us for the 2nd Annual Heartland Churches Golf Tournament supporting Hope Worldwide. Please invite friends, neighbors, and colleagues. The event is at Drumm Farms Golf in Independence, MO on June 9. Registration includes 18 holes of golf, prizes, and lunch. You can sign up individually or as a team. Sponsorships are available as well.

More information and registration details will be coming soon, but please save the date for this fun filled event!

For more information, please contact Craig Stupp at 913.961.8401

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Heartland Teen Prom
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Heartland Teen Prom

Heartland Teen Prom will be held on April 28, 2018.

Early registration is $55 per person through Sunday, April 8th. After April 8th, the price will increase to $60. After-Prom registration is $20 per person (price for After-Prom will not increase). All teens will have a ride to the church building from the prom.

Registration for both will remain open through Sunday, April 22nd. Questions? Contact Bobby Ritter: bobby@gatewaycitychurch.com or Hannah Ritter: hannah@gatewaycitychurch.com

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Church Garage Sale
Apr
21
7:30 AM07:30

Church Garage Sale

We will be having our annual church garage sale to help raise money for our special missions contribution on April 21, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Labeled items should be brought to the building before Thursday, April 19. Please contact Jackson Pavelka (314.306.3822) to arrange access to the building to drop off your donations.

Volunteers are needed Thursday night between 6-8p and Friday and Saturday morning at 7a for set up; Friday and Saturday from 7:30a to 1p during the sale.  Please sign up at https://www.volunteersignup.org/QPWRD  or at the table in the entry way on Sunday. 

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"The Big Event" Church Work Day
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

"The Big Event" Church Work Day

On April 14, there will be an all church work day to take care of annual maintenance and landscaping in and around the church building. Volunteers from KU's "The Big Event" will be present to assist with tasks. Please bring work tools, work gloves, and any other home improvement supplies that could prove useful.

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We Serve Regional Workshop by HopeWorldwide
Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

We Serve Regional Workshop by HopeWorldwide

All HOPE worldwide volunteers, supporters, and guests are invited to join us as we celebrate and explore effective, sustainable and respectful service to those in need.  The workshop will take place at The Wichita Church of Christ 4100 Memory Ln. Wichita, KS 67212 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.  Cost is $10.  No childcare will be provided.

On Sunday March 11th, there will be a special HOPEww "Hack-A-Thon" from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm aimed at teens, campus and young adults. This time period will be devoted to brainstorming solutions to global problems in a fun, small group team format.

Come learn more about our local and global programs and see how you can get involved!  Pre-registration is required.

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Press for Progress International Women's Day
Mar
8
12:01 AM00:01

Press for Progress International Women's Day

As the world celebrates International Women's Day on March 8, we invite sisters in every city, village, community and home where a disciple of Christ lives to join in "Press for Progress 2018". Our desire is to inspire women globally to grow spiritually, connect and advance the gospel. 

Press for progress - March 8th is our day of acting on what God's Spirit has put on your heart.

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Press for Progress Day of Fasting and Prayer
Mar
7
12:01 AM00:01

Press for Progress Day of Fasting and Prayer

As the world celebrates International Women's Day on March 8, we invite sisters in every city, village, community and home where a disciple of Christ lives to join in "Press for Progress 2018." Our desire is to inspire women globally to grow spiritually, connect and advance the gospel.

Prepare for progress on March 7th will be our day of prayer and fasting. Ask God to direct you in his steps for the next day.

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Loving Our Kids on Purpose Parenting Series
Mar
5
to Apr 2

Loving Our Kids on Purpose Parenting Series

This 5-week class is a fresh look at the role of parenting.

2 Corinthians 3:17 tells us: “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”

Most parenting approaches train children to learn to accept being controlled by well-meaning parents and adults. However, God is not going to control us as we gain independence from our parents. We must learn to control ourselves.

"Loving Our Kids on Purpose" will give you tools to:
- Protect your connection with your children
- Teach your children to manage increasing levels of freedom
- Replace the tools of intimidation and control
- Create a safe place for children to build confidence and personal responsibility

Each week, we will have a family potluck dinner at 6pm followed by group discussion. Feel free to bring a dish to share; childcare will be provided for the kiddos.

6:00-8:00pm on March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2

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Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

Financial Peace University

Free State Church is excited to announce that we will be hosting the nine week Financial Peace University course. The first class in on Sunday, February 18 at 1:00 p.m. The class will meet each Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and will be off on April 1 for Easter Sunday. Click on the Learn More button for more information and to sign up!

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Walk of Faith - 6th Annual Singles Fellowship Weekend
Feb
16
to Feb 18

Walk of Faith - 6th Annual Singles Fellowship Weekend

  • Kansas City Church of Christ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is the 6th annual singles fellowship weekend. It is a great time that allows singles from all over the country to come and gain incredible fellowship, lessons, food, dance, and ability to give back, like Jesus, through service projects. This year we are blessed to have John and Nancy Mannel as the keynote speakers. They are true blessings as they have served in the capacity of Elders for several years and have a wealth of wisdom and insight to impart. We are asking that everyone come and enjoy a Walk of Faith for the weekend in amazing Kansas City. Register soon, you won't want to miss this!

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Crossing the Line Workshop
Jan
27
10:30 AM10:30

Crossing the Line Workshop

Crossing the Line workshops seek to begin or continue the conversation at the local level on the topics of race, ethnicity, and culture within the body of Christ. Michael and MyCresha share from their own lives and decades of cross-cultural experiences to educate churches on the history of race and cultural conflicts in the world and in the United States, and discuss how those issues can influence and impact a church negatively if we are not properly informed and trained. The workshops seek to train church members how to navigate difficult conversations and sensitive topics, and provides simple techniques for disciples to recognize and work through areas of cross-cultural communication and conflict.

REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED. YOU MUST REGISTER USING THE "REGISTER" BUTTON BELOW!

Additional information and updates can be found at the Facebook page by clicking the button below!

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BEYOND - Joint Worship Service
Jan
21
11:00 AM11:00

BEYOND - Joint Worship Service

  • Kansas Union - Woodruff Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Sunday, January 21, 2018 we will be having a joint worship service with our sister church from Kansas City, KS. The service will be on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union in the Woodruff Auditorium at 11 a.m. Come join us as we imagine what God is capable of doing in our lives (and in the church!) in 2018! It will be a morning of worship, faith, and fellowship.

Eph 3:20 (TLB)  "...to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of—infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes".  

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