Our Church Connections

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Mid America

This is our regional church connection in Missouri. You are welcome to visit the site below to learn more about our larger organization.


Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Our larger church affiliation encompasses the world.

We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. We welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us. Their website will give you more information about causes, events, mission and happenings. Please feel free to learn more at Disciples.org

Missions & Causes

“And He (Jesus) said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.’”  Mark 16:15 NKJV

“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”   Hebrews 13:15-16 NIV

At West Lake Christian Church, we take Christ’s words seriously.  We believe that sharing the life saving good news of Jesus Christ is not an option, but is a command from God to further His kingdom here on earth.  Through the various missions of our church and our church connections, we share within our community and beyond through prayer, our time, our talents and our financial support.

Below is a list of some of the ways we participate in furthering this mission.  Occasionally we will highlight one or more of these great causes.

Operation Christmas Child

National Collection Week:
November 14-21, 2022

“For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”  Psalm 100:5 NIV

Classes & Study Groups

Connect Adult Study Group

Come on by and join the Connect Adult Study Group for this new series

Sundays 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Lower level by Office entrance

Need more info?
Ken & Cindy Peterson – 573-372-8580


Children's Sunday School

Sundays, 9:00 am
Upper level through double doors

Need more info?
Call Carroll Rinker at 573-286-5105 or email: carroll.rinker@gmail.com or just come!

GriefSare: Your Journey from Mourning to Joy

West Lake Christian Church is pleased to announce we are beginning a new GriefShare Ministry in our church.  Grief is a unique and overwhelming feeling that occurs after losing a loved one.  It is intense emotional suffering that starts the “ball of emotion” spinning.  Grief is inevitable when a loved one is lost, and we all grieve differently when that occurs. Some may be able to cope with the grief and work through it on their own, but most of us cannot do this on our own.  The GriefShare Ministry is a Bible-based program that reaches out to those grieving the loss of a loved one.  WLCC will be presenting the following program in early 2022:

This intense, 13-week program will start on Sunday, August 14, 2022, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the West Lake Christian Church, and will run every Sunday through Sunday, November 6, 2022.  Each week we will view an in-depth video, discuss the video in a small group discussion, and work in our personal workbooks.

Weekly topics include:

  • Is This Normal?
  • Challenges of Grief
  • The Journey of Grief (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Grief and Your Relationships
  • Why?
  • Guilt and Anger
  • Complicating Factors
  • Stuck
  • Lessons of Grief (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Heaven
  • What Do I Live for Now?

The registration cost for this 13-week program is $25.00 and pays for your workbook and a book to journal your thoughts and experiences in, as we walk together through the grief process.  Through an anonymous and generous gift from one of our church members, those attending and completing the course will be reimbursed.  If you cannot afford the registration cost, scholarships are available.

For more information, or to register, please contact the church office at (573) 374-0647 .  I hope to see you there!