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We would be delighted to have you join us for worship!

The Road gathers on Sunday morning beginning at
 10:30 a.m. for our corporate worship gathering.

Here’s where we gather:

The Cotillion | 1717 NW Burdett Crossing | Blue Springs, MO 64015

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The Road Mailing Address:

The Road | PO BOX 3013
Grain Valley, MO 64029

Hi there! I am Charles Ackmann, Associate Pastor of The Road.
I am thankful for you. I don’t know if you are considering a visit to our Sunday morning worship service, or are interested in bringing your kids to our Wednesday night Kingdom Builders ministry, or are just looking around our website, but I want you to know that I have been praying for you. I know that the Creator of the universe has caused our paths to cross. I know that Jesus died on a cross two-thousand years ago so that you might be saved, and I want to invite you to come and explore God’s riches in mercy that he gave to us when he gave us Jesus Christ.
Here at The Road, we are all about building intentional relationships around the Good News that Jesus came and died for sin. These relationships are for going deep with God and with each other. We make space for these relationships in our Small Group Ministry. This is when we gather in our homes for what the puritans called “Conference”. What is Conference? I’m glad you asked! Our preaching pastor, Pastor Dale Smith, has written a blog post about it here. We would love to have you join one of our Small Groups in order to help us practice conference.
So, please come and join us for a worship service! We would love to see if the Lord would have you stay and become a part of what He is doing among us.
In Christ Alone,
Pastor Charles Ackmann

Worship. Love. Serve.

This is our Vision Statement. We have a vision of life together as a local expression of the Body of Jesus Christ. (“The Body” is a biblical term for all of the people who belong to Christ by faith.)
Our vision consists of:

Worship —

We worship our God and Savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth. We believe that it is an imperative part of our lives as followers of Jesus that we come together in focused worship and adoration of the triune God of the universe. We express our hope in Him through singing songs based on the Bible, praying prayers based on the Bible, reading the Bible, and preaching sermons from the Bible.

Love —

The Bible says, “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”” (John. 13:35)
We seek to obey the Bible by loving one another well. This means knowing one another in real relationships. This means asking real questions that get to the heart of our hearts. This means calling one another to living by faith in the Son of God by obeying all that he has commanded us. We want to love one another well.

Serve —

We see a consistent prophetic focus throughout the Bible on serving the poor and outcast. We desire to live this principal out together and in our individual lives. We want to make it a priority of our Small Groups to spend intentional time serving the underserved in our communities together. We believe that the most important need that we should serve is the need that every individual has for a right relationship with Jesus Christ through the gospel. (The gospel is the good news that Jesus of Nazareth was God the Son in human flesh who died for our sake to reconcile us to God.) So, we try to make it a priority to speak about the gospel with friends and neighbors so that they can have a relationship with the triune God that we worship.

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    The Road believes that individuals can worship God in everything that they do. We want to be intentional in worshiping God together throughout the service, not only when we sing.
    The Road desires to be led by the Spirit in our worship. Our musical style is mostly contemporary with the occasional inclusion of a classic hymn. The instrumentalists and vocalists are committed to praising God with all their hearts. We are open to whatever posture of worship makes you feel most comfortable. Whether that is sitting, kneeling, standing, raising your hands, or shouting Hallelujah, we want you to praise God with your whole mind, heart, and strength.
    We favor expository, verse-by-verse, preaching through the Word of God. Our focus is to declare the message that the Author intended so that the Word comes to life in us by the power of the Holy Spirit.

    We are currently meeting at The Cotillion in Blue Springs.

    The Cotillion is located at 1717 NW Burdett Crossing, Blue Springs, MO 64015

    Our Sunday Morning Schedule:

    Sunday Morning Worship Gathering: 10:30 a.m.

    Sunday School Nursery

    Under normal circumstances, we host both a Sunday School Nursery and a Worship Service Nursery for children up to Pre-K. During their stay in the Nursery we are committed to pray for the children, speak biblical truth to them, and, if they are able, work on a short memory verse with them. However, during the beginning phases of re-opening after our community’s COVID-19 shutdown, we will not be hosting Sunday School.


    Under normal circumstances, our Children’s Sunday School meets at 9:15 a.m., and is for kids in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. The Children are currently going through the New City Catechism Curriculum created by Kathy Keller. However, during the beginning phases of re-opening after our community’s COVID-19 shutdown, we will not be hosting Sunday School.

    Middle-School Youth

    Under normal circumstances, we have a Youth Sunday School that meets at 9:30 a.m. in the space next to the Nursery. The Youth are currently going through a study on the book of James by Matt Chandler. However, during the beginning phases of re-opening after our community’s COVID-19 shutdown, we will not be hosting


    Under normal circumstances, the Adult Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m. in a space marked by the big curtain. In the adults class, we study the Bible in a conversational style class that covers many topics that are derived from the Bible. However, during the beginning phases of re-opening after our community’s COVID-19 shutdown, we will not be hosting

    The Corporate Worship Gathering

    We all gather together in order to worship our God and Savior Jesus Christ. We encourage families to worship together. We believe that one of the best ways for children to learn to worship Jesus is to see Mom and Dad engaged in worship of our God.

    Worship Service Nursery

    Under normal circumstances, we host a nursery for little ones. We leave it to each family to decide what age is appropriate for each child to join the family in the main worship gathering. While we do have a general guideline that 5yr olds graduate to worship with the family, we will not turn 5yr olds away from joining the little ones in the nursery. However, during the beginning phases of re-opening after our community’s COVID-19 shutdown, we will not be hosting