Associate Pastor of
Discipleship & Community
Worship & Liturgy
Director of King’s Kids
Women’s Ministry Coordinator
King’s Students Coordinator
Church Planter in Fellowship
Values & Beliefs
Our mission is to make fully formed disciples of King Jesus, who live on his mission, for the glory of God and the good of Kansas City.
Preparation & Launch
- First Interest Meeting Fall 2005
- First Small Group Formed 2006
- Ran Simulcast Service At Lee’ Summit Community Church
- Launch Team Formed in 2007
- Mission Ignition City Serve Days begin 2008
- Launch July 2008
The Ups & Downs of Church Planting
We moved to the Hilton Garden Inn in Independence in 2009 where we met for the next 7 years. Our first few years were full of ups and downs. We learned how difficult church planting is during that time. We let go of some of the naivety we planted with, while God created more character in us. During this time we gathered people, laid gospel foundations while being actively engaged on mission loving eastern Jackson County.
- Began Meeting At Hilton Garden Inn 2009
- Launched 4th Small Group early 2009
- Celebrated 1st birthday July 2009
- Continued Missional Focus & serving the city
- Planted Church In Liberia West Africa 2012
- First Men’s Retreat 2013
Clarity, Focus, and Values
Covid & After
As the pandemic hit, our community groups dissolved into “Discipleship Groups”. A Discipleship Group is a small group of the same gender that has a high value on growing in God’s word, studying, and being accountable to one another. We tried a partnership with another local church and while we felt God’s leading to engage that relationship, it became clear that we were called to do something different. We weathered the cultural flashpoints of racial, political, and economic differences. And we found that what had been fought for in years past, and honed through the faithfulness of many leaders and members made our church strong. People engaged in the life of the body, we made disciples, and we got even clearer about who we are and what we want to do.
We are extremely thankful for how God has carried us through many seasons and trials. And we are far from perfect as a church. We couldn’t be more excited with how God has preserved this church, renewed this church, and lead this church to an exciting season of effective ministry.
In 2023-2024 we have a seasonal vision that we are pursuing together. It is called “AUXANO” and it is the Greek word often used in the New Testament that means “to grow”. Our focus is not numerical growth, it is growing in light of the gospel as individuals that are together maturing into the image of Christ and are about building His kingdom.
Join us for worship, cultivate community, and go on mission with us!
Our mission to make fully formed disciples of King Jesus who live on his mission for the glory of God and the good of the city!