History

Blue Valley Christian Church began in January, 1982 as the Christian Church in Stanley, a mission church established by The Christian Church of Greater Kansas City (Disciples of Christ) and supported by sister congregations. It met in Stanley Elementary School. In 1985, BVCC was transformed by three events: calling its first full-time minister; relocating to Valley Park Elementary School, located at the southeast corner of 123rd and Lamar in Overland Park, Kansas; and purchasing 4.7 acres of land at the northeast corner of 123rd and Lamar. Blue Valley Christian Church was officially chartered on Pentecost Sunday, 1988. BVCC built a chapel-size church with fellowship hall and began worship in its new facility in September, 1992.

The church was expanded in 2001 to accommodate additional educational and mission facilities. In 2005, BVCC began a discernment process to seek God’s desire. It resulted in a challenging transformation: to become a church defined by mission; to claim its identity as a mission connection center; and to reorganize in an adaptive way that is more inclusive and more reflective of a mission and ministry-based culture.

The Blue Valley Christian Church story is a journey marked by God’s unceasing love and grace. It is a chronicle of followers of the Christ earnestly seeking to do His will and His work; of gathered people who face challenge, opportunity, pain and joy with a sense of community; of God’s people providing sanctuary, hope and healing to those in need of rest and recovery; of a laity and a pastorate sharing the responsibility of leadership, mission and ministry.

 

 

 

Looking for Mission?

We hold a wide range of volunteer and mission activities on an ongoing basis to serve the Greater Kansas City Area and beyond. Please join us in living out Christ in the real world through our monthly mission projects. Read More.....

Interested in Small Groups?

Small groups help us feel more comfortable in sharing our thoughts and feelings.  They are also important in building connections with each other that encourage us in our faith journeys.  We have several small groups available for your participation. Learn more.....

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The connections we make in our life tell a story about who we are.  Do you feel connected to God?  Would you like to make connections to other encouraging Christians? Are you connected with your own spirituality?  Get Connected.....