Chad Rhoades

Life Connections Fellowship, Kansas
Lead Church Planter
Spearville Kansas
Life Connections Fellowship
September 9

About My Family

Kristie and I have been married for more than 21 years and have three amazing children: Caleb (16), Sierra (12) and Camri (10). I grew up a western Oklahoma kid in a small town called Clinton. I was blessed to be part of a church that invested in people, regardless of age, and allowed me to not just be a consumer in church, but a contributor.
While living in Clinton, my parents were house parents of a children's home, so I was blessed with many non biological brothers and sisters in the home. I am an extrovert who cannot stay quiet. My kids joke that I'm the only guy who likes to go shopping, not to shop, but to stop and talk to people. Relationships are my passion, and I am not ashamed.

About My Church Plant

Life Connections Fellowship started as a small group Bible study that just continued to grow. It started with teenagers and grew over a five-year period to include adults and children. Our senior pastor at the time thought it might be a good idea to pray about starting a campus ministry in the community since it was 20 miles from the church building. Well, after praying for God to bring someone to lead this ministry, through a literal "wake up" call in the middle of the night, I knew God was leading my family to move to Spearville, Kan.
Realizing that a satellite campus wasn't the right fit for this community, we moved forward with planting a new church. Life Connections Fellowship was born with the idea that we exist to connect with Christ, connect with other believers and connect with our community. We do this by living life together, no matter where we are. Thus, Life Connections Fellowship became the new, and the only, evangelical church in our area.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at


For the rapid expansion of the gospel and many salvations in the southwest Kansas area. For opportunities to share Christ with others and the wisdom to see those opportunities. For physical building space at a price that is affordable. For new Life Groups to begin in new areas. For financial support to purchase equipment and pastor support.


Commit to being a short-term support partner of 1 to 3 years. Commit to being a long-term support partner of 3 to 5 years. Commit to being a prayer support partner. Volunteer to assist us in community events, prayerwalking and building construction needs.
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