ABOUT US

What You Should Know

TCC offers three worship services on Sundays:  8:00, 9:25, and 10:45 AM.

We are located at 204 Washington Street in Tonganoxie, KS (map)

Directions

From Lawrence

  1. Take a right at TeePee Junction (Highway 24/40)
  2. Drive 11 miles to Tonganoxie
  3. Turn right on Evans Road/Washington St (County Road 6)
  4. Drive one block. Church is on your right

From Kansas City/Bonner Springs/Basehor

  1. Take State Ave (Highway 24/40) west
  2. Drive 11 miles west of Highway 7 overpass to Tonganoxie
  3. Stay on 24/40 past the curve and a few blocks past the stoplight at 4th Street
  4. Turn left on Evans Road/Washington St (County Road 6)
  5. Drive one block. Church is on your right

Parking

The parking lot entrance is the east driveway. Handicap parking is available near the upper Worship Center entrance and near the lower Family Life Center Entrance. First time visitor parking is near the lower Family Life Center Entrance. Members and regular attenders normally park in the back parking lots to preserve room for our guests.

The TCC family strives to foster a “come as you are” worship culture. No matter which worship gathering time you choose, you’ll find a mixture of jeans & t-shirts standing and worshiping alongside suits and ties. We are a mixture of people from all walks of life who love and serve a great God.

While we may have different jobs, families, hobbies, musical tastes, spiritual gifts, and talents, we strive to combine our uniqueness to offer ourselves as a unified body in worship of and service to the King of Kings.

Within these walls, you’ll discover a classic and modern worship experience, a group of volunteers who have a huge heart for the lost, a safe and nurturing children’s environment, a biblically solid and relational environment for middle & high school students, and intentionally Bible-centered preaching & teaching.

TCC is a place where you can expect to find a warm welcome, an opportunity to worship in spirit and in truth, a challenge to grow spiritually, and a chance to dig in and serve, all while being encouraged!

TCC is a great place to share life and community with other folks who want to learn more about Jesus. We hope this is a safe and enjoyable place to discover how much it means to have relationships with other believers and grow deeper in your faith.

TCC is a family of men, women, and children from all walks of life who care for each other and want to bless this community by showing the love of Jesus Christ every day. We strive to reach and serve people in the Northeast Kansas area, from Lawrence to KC, and Leavenworth to Olathe. We support both local and international mission groups that help spread the good news of Jesus around the corner and around the globe, and encourage everyone to use their God given gifts and talents by getting involved in church and community events.

We meet every Sunday as well as during the week to worship God and study the Bible, have a children’s and youth ministry that draw young people into a closer relationship with God, and offer Bible studies and small groups for adults to help them strengthen their faith and build lifelong relationships.

The Ministers and Elders of TCC believe God has called this church body to be a vital part of the Tonganoxie and surrounding community. As such, having clear direction and guiding principles is essential. The Bible states clearly, “where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). We want people to THRIVE in the Lord! In order to accomplish this desire, we believe God has set forth the following Vision, Mission, and Core Values to guide our congregation.

 

Our VISION

TCC Exists for HIM

Honoring Jesus

Investing in others

Making a difference

 

Our MISSION

We accomplish our vision by daily:

Embracing God’s Word

Elevating God through acts of worship

Encouraging others with God’s love

Engaging in spiritual growth

 

Our CORE VALUES

Our non-negotiable plumb lines 

The Bible is our final authority.

We invest in the lives of individuals and families across all generations.

We make every effort to be united in the Spirit and bonded together in peace.

We bring honor to God by striving for excellence in all things.

We are faithful stewards of time, talent, and treasure.

We believe in one God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (John 14:9-20. 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 1 John 5:1-12)

  • We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible. (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 5:16, 45; 6:1-9, Acts 17:24-28, Hebrews 11:3, James 1:17)
  • We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the eternal Word, the one and only Savior. (John 1:1, 14, 29; 3:16, Philippians 2:6-11, Colossians 1:15-19, 1 John 4:9)
    • Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, completely sinless and both fully human and fully divine; Who lived a sinless life; Who suffered and was crucified as an atonement for sin; Who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day; Who ascended into Heaven; and Who will return in victory to rule forever. (Luke 1:26-35, Colossians 2:9, Hebrews 4:15, Romans 5:15-17, Luke 22:47-24:53, John 20:24-29, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, Acts 1:1-9, Colossians 3:1, Revelation 1:7-8 11:15)
  • We believe in the Holy Spirit. Who convicts of sin; Who indwells every Christian; Who helps us in our weakness and intercedes for us in prayer; and Who empowers us to a fruitful Christian life. (John 16:8, 1 Corinthians 3:16 6:19, 2 Timothy 1:14, Romans 8:26, Galatians 5:22-23)

We believe in the Bible—God’s Holy Word, Scripture.

  • We believe God inspired the original writings of the Scripture and those original writings were consequently without error. (Mark 12:36, John 14:26 16:12-15, Acts 1:16, 1 Corinthians 2:12-13, 2 Timothy 3:14-16, 2 Peter 1:20-21)
  • We believe that the Bible is the final authority for all matters of faith, truth, morality, and Christian living. (Isaiah 40:8, Psalm 119:11 105, Matthew 5:18 24:35, Romans 15:4)
  • We believe the Bible teaches that God is the Creator and Sustainer of human life and creation; that God creates each person in His image; and that life is therefore sacred, from conception to natural death. We believe that God creates each person as male or female; that these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the “image of God” in humankind; and that each person’s biological gender at birth is an intrinsic, immutable aspect of his or her nature an identity that cannot be changed by man’s will or desire. (Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 2:7,21-22, Psalm 139:13-18)
  • We believe the Bible teaches that God established marriage in the beginning as a lifelong, exclusive relationship between one man and one woman; that He has reserved sexual intimacy as an expression of love and commitment between husband and wife; and that any intimate expression of sexuality outside of Biblical marriage is sin. (Genesis 2:23-25, Exodus 20:14,17, 22:19, Leviticus 18:1-23 20:11-21, Matthew 19:4-9, Romans 1:18-31, 1 Corinthians 6:9-20, 1 Timothy 1:8-11, Jude 7)

We believe in the Gospel—the Good News of Salvation.

  • That man, created by God, willfully sinned against God and is consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 53:6, Acts 4:12, Romans 3:23)
  • That salvation—the forgiveness of sins—is only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 26:28, Romans 5:9, Ephesians 2:8-9, 1 Peter 1:18-19, 1 John 1:7)
  • That one receives salvation by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ, and being baptized by immersion as the Bible commands. (Romans 5:1-2 10:9, Ephesians 2:8-9, Acts 2:38 3:19, Galatians 3:27, Colossians 2:12, 1 Peter 3:21)
  • That those who have received salvation through faith in Jesus Christ are sent into the world to proclaim the gospel and to love and serve the world just as Jesus Himself did. (2 Corinthians 5:11-21, Ephesians 2:10, Matthew 28:18-20, John 20:21)

We believe in the Church of Jesus Christ, founded on the Day of Pentecost, consisting of all Christians everywhere, and organized into local assemblies, called churches. (Matthew 16:13-18, Acts 2:14-47)

  • We believe the Bible teaches that every Christian should be an active member of a local church. (Hebrews 10:24-25)
  • We believe that the Elders of the church are the overseers of its affairs and the shepherds of its members; that they are the final interpretive authority of the Bible’s meaning and application for the church; and that they are responsible for the oversight, instruction, edification, discipline, and restoration of church members. (1 Peter 5:1-4, Titus 1:9 2:1-15, Hebrews 13:17, Matthew 18:15-17, Galatians 6:1, 1 Corinthians 5:11-13)
  • We believe the Bible instructs church members to:
    • Meet together regularly for fellowship, worship, teaching, and the Lord’s Supper. (Acts 2:42, Hebrews 10:25, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
    • Use our natural abilities and spiritual gifts to serve one another. (Romans 12, 1 Peter 4:10, Galatians 5:13, 1 Corinthians 12:7)
    • Love one another, bear with one another, accept one another, and forgive one another. (John 13:34-35, John 15:17, John 4:7-11, Romans 13:8, Ephesians 4:2-32, Colossians 3:14, Romans 15:7)
    • Seek unity, agreement, and peace with one another. (Romans 12:16-18, 1 Thessalonians 5:13, Philippians 2:2, 2 Corinthians 13:11)
    • Encourage and build up one another. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
    • Bear one another’s burdens and pray for one another. (Galatians 6:2, James 5:16)
    • Spur one another to love and good deeds. (Hebrews 10:24)
    • Submit to the authority of the elders of the church. (Hebrews 13:17)
    • Support the church financially. (2 Corinthians 8:7, Malachi 3:10, 1 Timothy 5:17-18)
    • Pursue personal holiness and obedience to God’s Word. (2 Corinthians 7:1, 1 Thessalonians 4:7, 1 Peter 1:15)
    • Strive together to fulfill the Great Commission. (Matthew 28:19-20)

TCC STAFF

Serving the Church & Community

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Ross Frisbie

Senior Minister

Ross has served Senior Minister since 2014. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Literature from Ozark Christian College in 2005, and has a passion for seeing the lost come to find hope and life in Christ. He is married to Abby, and they have three boys, Landon, Asa, and Maddox. Ross and Abby love to take walks, go camping, and take their boys to museums and the zoo. Ross also has an avid love for woodworking.

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April Swang

Children's Ministry

April accepted the call to serve at TCC in 2016 after serving in Oklahoma City for many years. She and Ted have been married since 1979, and they have two grown sons, Teddy and Tristan. In addition to serving in children’s ministry, April has also been a preschool director, and she and Ted have served as foster parents to over 30 young children. April is very passionate about kids, and has a huge desire to teach and show them just how much God loves them.

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Steve Howell

Adult Ed & Discipleship

Steve has served at TCC since 2007, overseeing adult education and discipleship. A graduate of Manhattan Christian College, Steve has been making the Bible understandable and applicable for over 20 years. When not working in the office or watching hockey, Steve enjoys spending time with his wife, Deb, and their two children, Jacob and Chaynee.

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Mitch Myer

Youth Ministry

Mitch joined the TCC team in October 2016. He graduated from Johnson University with a M.A. in New Testament Spiritual Formation. Mitch strongly desires to lead our youth to a greater and deeper relationship with Christ in the hope of creating lifelong disciples. He is married to Chelsi and they are currently foster parents. In his free time, Mitch enjoys going to the movies, reading, creating memories with his family, and catching up with people over coffee.

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Jeremy Albert

Creative Arts

Jeremy has served TCC since 2015. He is married to Lora, and they have three children, Allyson, Caedmon, and Jaxon. Jeremy spent time touring as a singer/songwriter in various groups before following God’s call into full time ministry and earning his Biblical Studies degree from Tabor College. His passion is to give everyone an opportunity to lay their burdens at the foot of the cross and worship God freely in spirit and in truth.

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Andrea Novotney

Church Secretary

Andrea has handled the day-to-day operations of the TCC office since 2011. She is married to Derek, and her children Daylen and Alyssa attend school in Tonganoxie. The leadership knows that Andrea is more than just a secretary - she's the first point of ministry many people have when they come to TCC!

TCC ELDERS & DEACONS

Serving & Shepherding the Congregation

Elders

The biblically mandated duty of an elder is to protect the church, pray for the church, teach the church, and lead the church. Other important things involving the shepherding of the church come under one of these categories.

Acts 20:17, 28-29, 1 Peter 5:1-4, 1 Timothy 5:17-18, Titus 1:5,9, Acts 11:30, James 5:14, Acts 6:4

Current Elders 2017

Larry Bailey, Chad Kietzmann, Jonathan Myers, Keith Cokely, Jim Ruth, Gary Walker, Mark Maxwell

Deacons

The New Testament deacons are the local church’s official ministers to its needy and suffering members. The deacons’ underlying role was always to serve the church’s suffering and distressed members. They were ministers of mercy. They are also asked to implement service in other areas as needs arise and abilities match up.

Philippians 1:1, 1 Timothy 3:8, Acts 6:1-7

Current Deacons 2017

Tim Smith, Joe Krivjansky, Mike Mielke, Tom Norman, John Putthoff, Chad Gilliland, John Pebley, Dan Stoll