History

We thank God for what He is doing through TSP. We count it a great privilege to be a part of the missional activity of the citywide Church of Kansas City. To God be all the glory!”

Eric Rochester, Executive Director

December 2009 — The Sending Project is launched, with the purpose of uniting the Church to eliminate physical and spiritual poverty in the world. At the point of launching, The Sending Alliance of churches was also launched.

November 2010 — The first short-term international missionary (for ministry in Guatemala) is sent by The Sending Project.

March 2011 — The Sending Project network of pastors and church leaders, networking in the context of local and global mission, begins.

January 2013 — The first long-term international missionaries, the Buell family going to Haiti, are sent by The Sending Project, in partnership with Hillcrest Covenant Church.

May 2013 — The Finishing the Task: Momentum Series was launched — luncheons that feature indigenous mission practitioners who have experience in reaching unreached people groups.

January 2014 — The Sending Project facilitates its first Israel Trip.

April 2014 — The KC Prayer Bus Tours and network begin. Several times each year, people from various churches ride on the Prayer Bus, visiting three Sending Alliance churches and praying for their mission ministries.

September 2014 — nearly 300 people from 70 different churches attend The Sending Project’s 5-year celebration banquet.

September 2015 — The dream of the KC 2020 Vision is announced, with The Sending Project seeking to partner with various churches, businesses, and nonprofits in efforts to realize this dream of the Church of KC being more strategically coordinated around Jesus and His mission.

November 2015 — With the dream of 1,000,000 people in the Kansas City metro area engaging with the Bible, The KC Bible Experience ministry and network was launched in partnership with Mainstream Bible Outreach Society and Biblica.

September 2016 — The movement is continuing to grow, as The Sending Project is now networked with more 160 churches, with more than 60 of those churches belonging to The Sending Alliance.

November 2016 — The Sending Project begins to serve as a city mobilizer for American Bible Society in the KC metro area, further strengthening the KC Bible Experience, including the incubation phase of KC Bible-Based Trauma Healing ministry.

January 2017 — The Sending Project facilitates its second Israel Trip.

November 2017 — The Saturate KC movement, focused on advancing Bible engagement, missional prayer, and the Gospel of Jesus in the KC metro area, was launched. Saturate KC is a radio podcast ministry and a growing citywide meta-network of missional networks.

December 2017 — In partnership with American Bible Society and the Trauma Healing Institute, The Sending Project launches a ministry and network of trauma healing in the KC metro area.

January 2018 — The Sending Project facilitates its third Israel Trip.

March 2018 — The KC Women Leaders Missional Network is launched.

September 2018 — The Sending Project starts facilitating two annual celebration and fundraising banquets: one focused on local ministry and the other one focused on global ministry.

April 2019 — The KC Health Professions Ministry Network is launched.

May 2019 — The first Saturate KC meta-network gathering was facilitated, with representation from many of its various missional networks.

June 2019 — The Heal KC Network is launched.

July 2019 — The KC Next Generation Leaders Missional Network is launched.

September 2019 — The Sending Project celebrates 10 years of ministry during its annual banquets.

October 2019 — The KC Creativity and Faith Missional Network is launched.

November 2019 — The KC Educators Missional Network is launched.

January 2020 — The Sending Project facilitates its fourth Israel Trip.

February 2020 — The KC Marketplace Leaders Missional Network is launched.

March 2020 — The KC Missional Prayer Leaders Network is launched.

June 2020 — The Sending Project, in partnership with Year of the Bible, facilitates Let It Speak Kansas City which was an online broadcast event focused on increasing awareness and engagement with the Bible.

July 2020 — A new initiative and resource called KC Responds is being designed to serve as an online platform for the citywide Church of KC to work together well as it meets the needs of people in the KC metro area.

August 2020 — The Sending Project ministry continues to grow, with 300+ churches in its network; 200+ ministries in its network; 75 churches in The Sending Alliance; 140+ Saturate KC radio podcasts aired on the radio and available as podcasts; 12 citywide missional networks comprising the Saturate KC meta-network; 200+ trained KC Trauma Healing group facilitators; tens of thousands engaging with God’s Word through the KC Bible Impact ministry; and the online platform and resource called KC Responds on the horizon to be launched later during 2020, helping the citywide  Church of KC work together well as it meets the needs of people in the KC metro area.