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LifeLines at First Baptist Raytown are designed to support, love, encourage, and provide resources for hurting people as well as those who have already walked through struggles. Our groups are filled with people who care and know firsthand that God has a plan for all of us. Through these LifeLines you will find a safe, confidential place to share your heart, build relationships, with people who can relate to what you are dealing with, resources that provide answers to some of your challenges and, through God’s word, find the reassurance that He is faithful to restore and renew your life.

Find a group that works for you!


Currently, we are offering the following LifeLines:

Her Choice to Heal
Have you been living with guilt, shame, anger, depression, anxiety, or isolation after having an abortion? Are you looking for emotional and spiritual peace? If Not For Grace Ministries is here to help. Join our 9-week Her Choice to Heal class where you can address these issues and others in a safe, confidential environment. The next class begins in March. Contact Jama at jedlund@infg.org for more information and to register for the class.

Cancer Support Group
Whether you are recently diagnosed or have been a survivor for years, everyone needs support, which is exactly what you will find at FBR’s new Cancer Support Group. Join us for guest speakers, Q&A time, Bible study, prayer, support, and resources to help you on your journey.Cancer Support Group meets Sundays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in B-326. For more information and to let us know you are coming, contact group leaders Margaret McClendon at margaretkit@att.net or Adam Lynch at acl545@comcast.net.

Marriage Enrichment Seminar
Whether your marriage is great today or you’re going through a tough time, Marriage Enrichment can benefit you, helping you understand and even celebrate your differences. God brings opposites together for His purposes and ultimately for His glory. Allen and Alice Bartlett, a retired pastor and his wife, have been leading marriage conferences for over 25 years and will lead you through these six free sessions.

Free Indeed Addiction Recovery
“So if the Son sets you free you will be free indeed.” John 8:36. If you struggle with drugs or alcohol and are looking for freedom from your addictions, Free Indeed, our new addiction recovery group, will take you through a biblically-based 12-step program to help you gain back your freedom from addiction. Free Indeed meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in B-224. Celebrate Recovery will no longer meet at FBR, but all CR members are encouraged to attend Free Indeed.

Hope Network
The mission of the Hope Network is, under the leadership of Christ, to reach out in love to those in the community who need hope by providing food, shelter, clothing and medical assistance through a network of local resources. For more information about Hope Network, call Christie Hammond at 816-778-1105 or visit www.hopenetworkraytown.org.

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. But you don’t have to go through it alone. DivorceCare is a video, discussion, and support-based group. Through videos you will hear from top experts on divorce and recovery subjects, and through discussion you will get the support you need. Childcare is available during DivorceCare, but your children may also attend Preschool Praise’ntations or WaM Choirs. The class is free, but there is a workbook available for $10. You may purchase the workbook the first day of class.

DivorceCare meets on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. in B-310. If you have any questions, please contact Greg McNown at 816-507-5927 or gregmcnown@yahoo.com.

GriefShare meets the first and third Tuesdays each month in room C-218 at 6:30 p.m. GriefShare is led by Nadine Kenney. The class is free, but there is a workbook available for $15. Childcare is available.

Check out our live webcast on Sunday mornings at 9:30 & 11:00. You can now watch on your computer, tablet or phone.