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Imagine a community of faith that sinks its roots deeply into Jefferson City, resolving to serve the city and engage its culture. Watch the church be a force for good in the city and a blessing to its people. Picture a congregation that proclaims the glory of God and the wonder of the gospel, without compromise, within that culture. Imagine a church that shatters stereotypes by proclaiming truth, while also living with compassion.

See the grace of God being proclaimed and lived out by members of a close-knit, loving church family. Imagine that family being concerned less with becoming another spectacle, and more about growing the kingdom of God. See a community of faith that trains its own people, sending them out to start churches and reach cultures. See a city changed—see the world impacted—from the inside-out. This is the Karis vision.  


Karis exists to be a gospel community on mission that is for the city and for the kingdom.

This is what we’re all about:

GOSPEL the good news about Christ’s person and work and how it speaks hope into every detail of our lives

COMMUNITY the blessing of sharing life with other followers of Jesus, helping and being helped in living out that gospel

MISSION the calling to take that gospel as a community into our city, loving her in word and deed

FOR THE CITY being known for seeking the good of our community, spreading the peace of the gospel across Jefferson City.

FOR THE KINGDOM Looking beyond ourselves, equipping and sending leaders for the future from Jefferson City to the ends of the earth

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Karis holds to the following two confessions:

KARIS MEMBER AFFIRMATION

KARIS ELDER AFFIRMATION

In addition to these two documents, Karis leadership also endorses the following:

THE GOSPEL COALITION FOUNDATIONAL DOCUMENTS

THE TOGETHER FOR THE GOSPEL STATEMENT