Charis Church is a Spirit-filled, non-denominational Christian church in Shawnee, KS.

We exist to see every part of you transformed by the love of God

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Join us every Sunday at 10am

Life is pretty crazy, Why does church still matter?

The best churches are places for healing and growth. We are a relaxed family of faith that provides real community and in-depth teaching. We help people encounter the Holy Spirit and be transformed by His love and power. We try to do everything by example and invitation. There is never any pressure, but there are real opportunities for growth.

Experience an Authentic Relationship With God

Our church started in September of 2016 with a passion to see local Kansas City residents come to see their true purpose and identity in Jesus. In May of 2020, we moved into our new building located in Shawnee, where we hold services at 10am on Sundays.
Service Time Starts - 10:00 am


There are lots of Spirit-filled churches in Shawnee these days, But what does that even mean?

The Holy Spirit lives inside every believer in Christ, but we aren’t necessarily always letting Him out. Being Spirit-filled is about letting Him out. He loves to flow out of us in a variety of ways. An evangelical church might focus on His work in people’s hearts to help them live for Jesus. Charismatic churches often focus on the 1 Corinthians 12 gifts of the Spirit like healing.
For us, being “Spirit-filled” means learning to let the Holy Spirit have His way in every part of life. We want to cultivate both the fruit and the gifts to represent Jesus well. For some great teaching on these concepts, click here.


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What is Charis like?

What is worship like?

Shawnee Christian churches have a wide variety of worship and teaching styles. But like most churches in Shawnee, Charis has a contemporary style of worship. If you listen to Christian radio, you’ll know most of the songs. It usually lasts about 25 minutes.

Our goal isn’t just to have excellent music, though we strive for that. We want our worship experience to be a place where people encounter God.

You’ll frequently see gifts of the Spirit like prophetic words and words of knowledge given during worship.


What will you hear taught?

Pastor Max is a major Bible and history nerd. You’ll be stretched and encouraged as he ministers in depth on wide-ranging topics, from the intensely practical like “How To Get Along With People” to the staggeringly profound like “The Astonishing Humility of God."

I heard charismatic churches are weird.

A wise man once said, “Normal is a setting on a dryer.” We’re all weird in one way or another; we just try to be fools for Jesus. Seriously though, charismatics are just people that believe in the present-day Gifts of the Spirit. It’s the fastest-growing segment of Christianity.
We honor all the parts of the body of Christ; we just try to do what God called us to do. If you’d like to know more about the history of the Pentecostal/Charismatic world, check out this series.

“I am looking for churches with child care, help!”

You are in the right place! We love ministering to kids! We have awesome programs on Sunday mornings for babies up through 6th grade. On Wednesdays, we also have youth for middle and high schoolers in addition to our normal kids ministries

Our staff has worked with kids in local churches in Shawnee and the surrounding Kansas City area for many years. They provide safe environments for young people to grow in their relationship with Jesus! You can read about our staff here.


“I want to come, but I’m nervous to meet people!”

If you let us know when you’re coming, we’ll have a friendly volunteer reach out and introduce themselves. Then you’ll know someone ahead of time and they can answer any questions and show you around if you want them to. We will also pre-register your kids for faster check-in.
Join us every Sunday at 10am
Plan Your Visit


Our services typically run for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes
5425 Martindale Rd, Shawnee, KS 66218
10:00 am Service Time

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