Alliance Churches

Our partners in advancing God’s Kingdom in Kansas City

the sending alliance

Many of the connections that take place within The Sending Project are through the relationships we have with over 300 churches all across the Kansas City area.

Many of these churches have taken a step to formally partner with us in our mission to connect the citywide Body of Christ. We call these Alliance Churches who are a part of The Sending Alliance. These churches have joined us on a missional journey, unified in mission while retaining their diverse and unique personalities and styles. God is working through each of these churches in unique ways, and as members of The Sending Alliance, they seek to learn from each other and pursue joint ventures as the Holy Spirit leads.

We invite your church to explore what it means to be a part of this citywide movement. By joining The Sending Alliance, you and your church are agreeing to a basic but important covenant.  It is not a commitment to a certain mission program. It is a commitment to growing in missional awareness, community, and collaboration with others in the citywide Body of Christ.

The Sending Alliance churches

Arab Christian Fellowship, led by Pastor Amgad Megally, is a community of believers from various Arab countries who are reaching out to Arab people in the KC area with the love of Jesus Christ.

Argentine Mennonite Church was founded in 1946. Its mission is to be a strong, Christ-centered, Bible-based church with an Anabaptist witness. This church is based in the Argentine District, which has one of the highest child poverty rates in the country. However, to make a difference in its community, Argentine Mennonite believes they must start with making disciples for Jesus.  Visit Website

Assembly of Glory Church was established as sanctuary for the worship of the Almighty God, our Heavenly Father; to provide for Christians to fellowship with those of similar faith, where the Holy Spirit may be honored according to our distinctive testimony; to assume our share of responsibility and the privilege of propagating the gospel of Jesus Christ, by all available means, both domestically and abroad.

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Here’s the deal, BKC cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. BKC is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that exact same freedom.

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The mission of Bhutanese Nepali Church is the fulfillment of the Great Commission of Christ by getting out of our comfort zones to reach the lost, the least, the marginalized, and the untouchable. They focus on evangelism by preaching, teaching, and distributing the Word of God. 

 

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Blue Valley Baptist Church is an exciting, rapidly growing congregation worshipping on two campuses in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and the heart of Johnson County, Kansas. Though our church is literally bursting with young families, it reaches people of all ages. Those who worship with us each week are from all over the metro, including both sides of the state line.

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Casa de Alabanza is committed to helping transform lives and equip families for a better future. Pastor Jose and Sandra Escarsega believe, “Our call is to make disciples of Christ who wholeheartedly adore God and are intimately connected with Him. Our mission is to proclaim The Gospel to every person for the glory of God.  And our goal is to reach the Kansas City community for Christ.”

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Hello “Saints” and welcome to The ‘Historic’ Centennial UMC’s website! We claim the title “Historic” because we are 109 years young, and the “Mother” of all African American United Methodist Churches in Kansas City, Missouri. However, we are also a faith community that embraces and strives to ​positively ​impact every racial, ethnic, age and societal aspect of the community. We truly live to be a missional faith community ​“Loving God…Loving Others…Serving Others”! 

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The mission of the Church of the Nazarene is to make Christlike disciples in the nations. We are a Great Commission church (Matthew 28:19-20). As a global community of faith, we are commissioned to take the Good News of life in Jesus Christ to people everywhere and to spread the message of scriptural holiness (Christlike living) across the lands. Nazarenes are becoming a sent people— into homes, work places, communities, and villages, as well as other cities and countries. Missionaries are now sent from all regions of the world. God continues calling ordinary people to do extraordinary things made possible by the person of the Holy Spirit.

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In the spring of 1959, a small group of people gathered for worship in a rented space. They were the founders of what has become Christ Church Overland Park – a congregation still flourishing today at the corner of 91st and Nall in Overland Park.

Early in 2015, Christ Church developed a vision of reproducing itself in the city of Mission. We are now a multi-congregational church family held together by common visionworkculture and root system as Anglican Christians.

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Our mission:  Serving hope in our neighborhood and our world. As a gathering of Christ followers we will engage our community in missional service and offer unsuspecting acceptance to all we encounter. We are all children of God who seek Hope, Love and Purpose. The scriptures call us to be Salt to the Earth and a Light to our World.

The historical character of the Covenant Church has been about missional work.  Since the days the denomination was known as the Mission Friends the Evangelical Covenant Church has concerned itself with helping the hurting and sharing the words of hope found in the Gospel.  

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Church of Faith International is a cutting edge, on fire for Jesus, committed to God, his people, and a church that wants to share the message of HOPE!

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Community Covenant Church in Lenexa is an open-hearted, inter-generational community of Christ-followers who are learning to live according to the life-giving covenant of God as revealed in the Bible, God’s reliable Word to all humankind, for the purpose of becoming a church that selflessly and fearlessly confirms and demonstrates God’s redeeming grace and liberating truth. Does the reality of our experience match our hopeful rhetoric? Not yet! But we are on our way, as the Spirit of God teaches and transforms us.

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At Community Life our name echoes our vision: “Making the most of life through relationships.”  
It’s who we are, a community of imperfect, authentic people seeking to live out our faith in community with others.  Since the beginning, that’s been our name.  It remains our vision and pursuit. Our logo reflects that vision.  Many people…different voices…living, walking, growing, and sharing our lives together.

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We exist to point people to a connection with Jesus Christ, one another, and God’s purpose for our lives.

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Cornerstone began in 1970 as a Bible study group that grew into a church meeting in homes near UMKC. The church grew through outreach to students at UMKC and the Kansas City Art Institute. From the beginning, church-planting has been part of the Cornerstone DNA. Churches in Columbia, MO (1975), Lee’s Summit (1989), Belton (2000) and the Crossroads district of Kansas City (2008) started with church-planting teams sent out by Cornerstone. We also have close relationships with missionaries in Germany, Romania, Italy, Japan and the Philippines…

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Cornerstone Presbyterian Church‘s mission is to make disciples who love God, love people, serve others and serve our city and beyond. They do that by following their values of being gospel centered, people focused, offering humble service to others, and committing to being a compassionate community with authentic relationships. Cornerstone also believes that effective leadership is important to be able to equip people in their spiritual gifts and talents to serve the kingdom of God.

 

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CrossPoint’s mission is to be a crossing point where diverse people unite as devoted Christ followers. Their community works together to experience the transforming love of God that raises the quality of life for every child, youth, and adult in their families.

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Deaf International Community Church’s mission activity focuses on both the Deaf and hearing communities through building bridges between the two worlds.  Locally, DICC runs a job club for Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, tutors Deaf refugees in American Sign Language, provides free mental-health counseling, and does advocacy work on behalf of the Deaf. Nationally and internationally, DICC partners with Deaf International to do this same advocacy work plus meet the specific physical and spiritual needs of international Deaf communities where in some countries Deaf individuals are not allowed to drive, go to school, work, and get married. To better address the spiritual needs of the Deaf community, DICC hopes to partner with Deaf International to continue producing Christian media material in American Sign Language and to train international ministry leaders at a future seminary…

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Disciples Assembly’s vision is, “Passing on the Legacy of the Fear of the Lord to the next generation by making, equipping, and sending disciples for the praise of God’s glory. By God’s grace, we strive to reach out to the Amharic speaking Ethiopians and Eritreans in and around the KC Metro area who are unchurched and unreached.” They have a mission to make, equip, and send disciples. 

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Founded in 2020, The Ecclesia Equipping Center is a multi-ethnic, multi-generational apostolic assembly of believers who strive to live foundational on Ephesians 2, Made Alive in Christ and Ephesians 4 Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ. 

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El Shaddai International Ethiopian Church meets at 7916 W 75th St, in Overland Park, Kansas. The church was planted on October 14, 2009 with this vision statement, “We are ordained to go, to bear fruit and our fruit remains! John 15:16 is our vision.”

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First Baptist of Olathe located on 151st Street has various local mission ministries, and its global mission activity includes the Philippines.

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FBC exists to connect you to God, others and the world. This family of faith is only a small part of Christ’s global Church comprised of all followers of Jesus who are committed to: worshiping the one true God, telling others about the gift of Jesus Christ, connecting in Biblical community, teaching and encouraging one another towards becoming more like Christ; serving the Church and those far from God in the name of Jesus.

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FBC Latino es la congregación de habla hispana de FBC Shawnee. FBC Latino ministra a las comunidades de habla hispana en Shawnee y los vecindarios circundantes. Ambas congregaciones de FBC operan con los mismos valores y propósitos: enseñar la Biblia de una manera que haga crecer a los creyentes para que puedan compartir la verdad del Evangelio a través de sus vidas.

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People from all walks of life are welcome at Forerunner Christian Fellowship (FCF). FCF aims to grow in passion for Jesus and compassion for people. Rooted in the love of God and His Word, FCF desires to love and obey Him, to have fellowship with each other, and to minister to others in the power of the Spirit.

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Missions has been at the heart of Foundry from the beginning. Through the years, Foundry has kept missions at the forefront of everything they do. Foundry has strong relationships with organizations that are serving and changing their corners of the world.

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Freedom Initiative Church, with one physical campus in Shawnee, KS, and two prison sites, lives the victory of Jesus, seeks the advance of his kingdom in the city, and stands on the ancient Christian faith.

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Gateway Church of Blue Springs has local and global mission activity. Learn more about Gateway and their missional outreach by going to the church.

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The Gathering Network’s dream is to equip the next generation to become a discipleship movement of multiplying, missional communities sent into our city, nation, and world to make wrong things right. 

The Gathering Network values the work of being shaped by Jesus through transformational discipleship. We believe Jesus’ way of spiritual formation was measured by his disciples’ character transformation, which happens best in bonded relationships built around his presence, his way, and his Word. Therefore, we practice making disciples in spiritual families, or “house churches”, so the next generation can become fully alive in Christ. 

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Every church has a unique DNA. We have seven core ministry values that are drawn directly from the story of the original Church of Antioch described in the book of Acts.

An “Antiochian Church” is a place of…

A: Allowing Risks (Acts 11:19-20)
N: Numerous Life-Changes (Acts 11:21,24,26)
T: Team Leadership (Acts 13:1-2, 15:35)
I: Intentional Multiplication (Acts 14:26-27)
O: Outward Focus (Acts 13:3-4)
C: Christ’s Presence (Acts 11:22-23)
H: High Generosity (Acts 11:27-30)

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Grace Fellowship … Cultivating transformation in community

Cultivating.

We can plant and water, but God causes the growth.

Transformation.

The goal of all ministry is for followers of Jesus to be transformed into His likeness.

In community.

We are called to serve one another and with one another in brotherly love.

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Graceway is mulit-ethnic church with a profound missional focus which includes a variety of local community outreach partners and also global mission trips and projects in various places around the world.

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Heartland Community Church in Bethel, Missouri, is led by Pastor Charlie Sharpe, and its Mission Director is David Barton. The mission department of Heartland Community Church in Bethel, MO,sends teams around the world for evangelism outreaches, encouragement of local churches, and practical support and training for leaders. Heartland is a place where people from other nations can come to serve God and receive training.

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Our mission is to be a people that make space for building relationships to make Jesus first. When we live as individuals, and as a people, from that mission, we believe that every person, in every place, would experience all of Jesus – his compassion, forgiveness, power, grace, truth, love.

And from an old graffiti tag on the outside of our building, we have co-opted this rally cry: ARROWS OUT!

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Hillcrest Covenant is a group of Christians who are passionate about knowing God and making him known.  Hillcrest Covenant is undertaking the task of carrying out the Great Commission with great fervor and passion, and has numerous local and global mission projects underway.

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Homer’s 2:42 is a gathering of believers that meets in Homer’s Coffeehouse in Overland Park, KS. 

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Hope Chapel exists to lead people to experience real life in Jesus, for the hope of the world. There is a place here for you to belong as we seek to find hope and bring hope – together.

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Hope City is a house of prayer and community center that seeks to bring social justice to the inner city of Kansas City through 24/7 prayer and missions.  From the place of prayer a Community Center feeds the hungry, the Trade-Off-Program helps the addicts, the Youth Program is provided for at-risk kids, and Internships equip men and women to minister in the inner city. 

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Hope Family Fellowship’s mission activity includes Grace Missions, Inc., the KC-based, independent 501(c)3 formed to support Grace School, a Christian School in Mali, Africa (95% Muslim) and its director, Ibrahima Kodio and his family. Locally, Hope Family Fellowship operates a clothing and food outreach in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kansas, and partners with Mission Adelante.

Hope Point Church is a non-denominational church located in Olathe, and formerly known as LifePointe. Hope Point Church Is A Non-Denominational Church Located In Olathe, Kansas. It Is Lead By Pastors Josh & Allison Cody. Hope Point Church Had Its Grand Opening In September 2019 And Launched Through A Church Planting Organization Called ARC (Association Of Related Churches) Out Of Birmingham, Alabama. ARC’s Founder Is Pastor Chris Hodges Of Church Of The Highlands.

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House of Prayer Evangelistic Church (also knowns as Hope Church) is a community driven church. Our goal is to help, heal, and love our community back to life. We’re a church with a Kingdom Perspective, operating by Kingdom Principles, operating in Kingdom Purpose and demonstrating Kingdom Power.

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La Iglesia Cristiana Palabra Viva es una organizacion sin fines lucrativos con el proposito de Glorificar a Dios, Alcanzar a aquellos que aun no han conocido a Jesus como su salvador y fortalecer al cuerpo de Cristo.

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Jesucristo el Buen Pastor es un de las congregaciones más destacadas en el área de Kansas City. Somos una congregación vibrante, dedicada a servir a la comunidad en lo espiritual y educacional. Nuestra Iglesia está arraigada en las santas escrituras y nuestras puertas siempre están abiertas a los miembros de la comunidad que buscan de un lugar para adorar. Contáctanos, o visítanos para aprender más acerca de cómo ser parte de nuestra congregación.

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Journey Bible Church has a variety of global outreaches, and has chosen to emphasize its Panama mission with The Sending Project…

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Most people who attend would describe us as casual, authentic and welcoming. Whether you’ve been around church your whole life or this is a brand new journey, we have a place for you. Here you’ll find lots of ways to get connected, from serving in our community to joining a small group.
 

Kingston’s DNA is they love God, each other, and their community. Kingston has a vision to serve the impoverished and under served in Caldwell County and beyond by proclaiming liberty throughout all the land unto all its inhabitants (Lev. 25:10) by meeting people, meeting needs, meeting Jesus and meeting purpose to fulfill the Great Commission.

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Leaswood Presbyterian’s mission is to help people find and follow Jesus–because Jesus changes everything for everyone…

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Building Devoted Followers of Jesus Christ who are gospel centered, humbly united, mission driven, pursuing holiness, and disciple making.

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There are five primary purposes that God has placed on our hearts in order for us to fulfill Jesus’ command to make disciples.  For any of us to live out our full potential in God, these five areas must be active and developing in our lives: Salvation, Family, Freedom, Growth, Mission.

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THE PERFECT CHURCH…FOR IMPERFECT PEOPLE!

God is doing some amazing things through LifeQuest Church! Over the past 15 years we’ve become A PLACE TO CALL HOME. We have seen hundreds of people come to faith in Christ, marriages saved, and relationships restored.

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Located in Kansas City, MO, Macedonia Baptist Church’s vision is to see people saved, sealed, set free, discipled, and deployed into the world to make disciples that will make disciples.

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Mill Creek Community Church in Shawnee, KS, has a mission to “be disciples making disciples for God’s glory” and is committed to being a disciple-making church. Mill Creek knows that while teaching and mentoring are crucial to deepen those who have trusted Christ, it is no less important to take the gospel to those who do not yet profess faith in Christ. Mill Creek considers disciple-making to be a term that encompasses all ministry, from evangelism of the lost to training and sending the believer.

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Mission Adelante is a missional church located in KC, KS, specializing in reaching out to Hispanic and Bhutanese people groups.

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The Morse Church is restoring the small 120-year old building at 154th Street and Quivira so that it cannot grow; rather, the church  must grow by staying small—multiple people leading multiple services in multiple places and at multiple times.  All our weekend worship services include Communion; all our people gather regularly in small groups.  And we have made an amazing discovery—that a church with these visions, values, and practices can be quite effective at reaching unchurched people in our community with the message of hope in the Gospel and assimilate them into the church family

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Mosaic began under the direction of lead pastor Michael Randle officially in the Spring of 2014. They envision a multi-ethnic, economically diverse church of broken people reconciled to a Holy God who are seeking to bring hope, help and healing to other broken people.

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MOSAIKON Comunidad de Fe es el Ministerio Hispano de Olathe Wesleyan Church. Nuestra visión y misión es el estudio de la Biblia y cumplir la Gran Comisión.

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New Covenant Ministries has a vision of the Body of Christ working together in unity to see the culture of the Kingdom of God manifest in every sphere of society in this nation and around the world. They encourage and support the transformation of society through the Seven Mountains of Religion, Family, Government, Education, Business, Arts and Entertainment, and Media. Every believer is in full-time ministry on a mission, engaging culture for the Kingdom of God through these seven mountains.

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New Direction Church is a church on a mission to fulfill the great commission. We are here to educate believers and non believers.

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Open Range Fellowship is a kingdom-minded missional church planted and led by Pastor Dave Putthoff and Frank Slaughter, launched as a mobile outreach planting the gospel throughout the “open range” in counties just outside of the Kansas City area.

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Or HaOlam is a messianic congregation, and is connected with a ministry in Israel called, Ha Tikva (The Hope). Or HaOlam teaches Jewish life in the Messiah of Israel. We are part of a world-wide movement of Jewish Congregations and people of all ethnic groups who follow Yeshua (Jesus) in the context of Jewish lifestyle and identity.

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Palestine Missionary Baptist Church of Jesus Christ is dedicated to glorifying our Heavenly Father through worship, Bible engagement, and sharing the love of Jesus Christ with our families, communities, and abroad.

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Paseo Baptist is an historic church in urban Kansas City, Missouri, located at 2501 Paseo Blvd.  

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Pleasant Valley Baptist Church exists to unleash the transforming impact of Jesus in PV, the Northland, and beyond…

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Redemption Church in Olathe is a group of Christians committed to seeing the people in our community holistically restored. We believe that God wants to restore us not only to right relationship with Himself but also with our own true selves, our families and our communities. Not just spiritually, but emotionally, physically, economically, and socially. Not by offering mercy alone, but by undergirding mercy with justice…

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We exist to make fully devoted Jesus Followers by the Holy Spirit’s Power!

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River’s Edge Fellowship is a church who cares about reaching their community.  The church is a Caring for Kids partner at Norfleet Elementary School in Raytown, MO. They serve inmates at the Jackson County Jail as well as the homeless at City Union Mission. The church hosts an open basketball outreach every Saturday for men… Read more.

Second Baptist of KCK is located at 2324 Ruby Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106 and may be contacted at (913) 831-3333.

Shoal Creek Community Church, located in Liberty, Missouri, is a missional church led by Pastor Roy Moran.  Roy has a strong heart for sharing the Gospel with lost people…Read more.

olid Rock Bible Church’s purpose is to bring glory to God by joining Him in making and developing people into fully devoted followers of Christ.

Solid Rock Bible Church has always placed a high priority on missions, historically giving approximately 50% of income to missions.  At present, this mission-minded church supports Calvary Bible College and 15 different individuals who are with a variety of mission agencies including Avant Ministries, AWANA, World Venture, BGFM, Crossworld, Oak Hills Fellowship, and SAT-7.

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The Calling Community Church is reaching out to its surrounding community and also into the heart of NE Kansas City, MO, through its connection with another Sending Alliance church, Iglesia Jesucristo El Buen Pastor, led by Pastor Leo Cabrera… Read more.

The Filling Station Church stresses the importance of evangelism and discipleship, believing that the church’s number one mission is evangelism and making disciples for Christ.

The church serves many people who are homeless and recovering from addictions, so they hold their services on Saturday nights at 6:30pm and a bible study Tuesday night at 7pm. The Filling Station Church feels that these times better serve their community and is an alternative for those who have addictions and other issues that are more common during these particular nights of the week.

The Grove Church cares about one thing more than anything else: Jesus Christ. The Grove is a family of individuals that have discovered that Jesus is more important than anything, and simply want as many people as possible to experience the same hope, freedom and purpose that we’ve been gifted… Read more.

True Light Church of the Nazarene is led by Pastor Alice Piggee-Wallack, and this congregation is truly bringing the Light of Christ into the community.  True Light has various ministries that reach out to those in need at and near its location at 31st and Charlotte, in Kansas City, Missouri.

This is a Sudanese church that meets in two locations: near the downtown airport and also in the NE KC, MO area.

Vineyard Community is currently supporting efforts to build a school outside of Varanasi, India for the Dalits, the “untouchables” of the Indian caste system.  This effort is led by a missionary Vineyard Community has been supporting for almost twenty years.  The church also supports a project leader at Engineering Ministries International, supporting ministry-based construction projects all over the globe.

At its core, Westbrooke Church has a vision for Christ-centered transformation both locally and globally. Westbrooke is committed to growing a missional mindset as a church body and partnering with others for greater impact for the glory of Christ and fulfilling the great commission. Westbrooke Church is honored to become an Alliance Church with The Sending Project. We are excited to take this next step in collaboration and experience in new ways what God is doing in the Kansas City area… Read more.

Westside Family Church has been modeling the multi-church missions strategy for some time now, with their mission to South Africa… Read more.

Woods Chapel Church is a mission-centered congregation, and it is the heart of our church. From local missions to global missions and mission trips, we have something for all ages: supplying our food panty, volunteering in our food pantry, children’s clothing closet, working with Harvesters to provide food for children, an adoption ministry, a prom boutique for underprivileged teens, supplying meals at Ronald McDonald House, supporting an orphanage in Russia, a community garden, family mission trips, sponsoring villages in Nicaragua, and more. We invite you to come serve with us in God’s Kingdom… Read more.