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Alpha

Contact: Spencer Stith

This course is a 10 week practical introduction to the Christian faith and provides an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. Each session, people enjoy great food, laughter and learning in a fun and friendly atmosphere where no question about life or God is seen as too simple or too hostile… Is there a God? Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where am I going?

Angel Tree

Contact: John Fuehring

 

This ministry program of Prison Fellowship helps connect parents in prison with their children on the outside through the delivery of Christmas gifts. Volunteers from our church can purchase and deliver gifts and the gospel to children in the name of their prisoner-parent while seeking to reconcile them to their Heavenly Father and each other. 

City Union Mission

Contact: Spencer Stith

 

Our church is a partner of greater KC's largest rescue mission to meet the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are poor, homeless or in vulnerable situations. Volunteer opportunities include serving as drivers in our ministry to pick up numerous City Union Mission clients on Sundays so that they can get plugged into our church. There are also volunteer opportunities to serve as a Mentor/ Discipler in a formal one-on-one mentoring program. An FMO supported ministry.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Contact: Peggy Toussaint

We offer a variety of ESL classes for various levels of English proficiency. People interested in volunteering can be trained to teach ESL if they are not so already. The students range from a wide variety of ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.

Forest Avenue Shelter

Contact: Cheryl Melvin

 

The second largest shelter in the area provides emergency shelter, food, clothing, and Biblical counsel to women who are poor, disadvantaged and homeless in the inner city of Kansas City. Volunteers from our church provide the evening meal for the residents on the second Saturday of every month. An FMO supported ministry.

Gideons

Contact:  John Fuehring

This interdenominational association of Christian business and professional men is dedicated to distributing God’s Word in more than 180 countries around the world.  An FMO supported ministry. 

Hands of Hope

Contact: Spencer Stith

This confidential pregnancy resource center offers help to women and men who are facing an unplanned pregnancy, dedicated to fostering a Christlike view of human life and sexuality by offering hope and compassionate  practical help. An FMO supported ministry.

Hillcrest Transitional Housing

Contact: Paul Gross

Offers displaced families a disciplined educational program within a caring, Christian environment. Hillcrest’s objective is to move families from homelessness to self-sufficiency within 90 days by addressing the total life situation of the homeless families they serve. Volunteers for our church offer financial counseling and assist with upkeep in the sponsorship of a Hillcrest apartment in the Avondale facility. An FMO supported ministry.

Homefront Ministries

Contact: Spencer Stith

 

Providing ministry to those within our congregation as well as the local community battling hurt, helplessness and hopelessness. Homefront provides referrals and other services based on the example of the life of Christ meeting the needs of all who ask. An FMO supported ministry.

International Students Inc. (ISI)

Contact: Spencer Stith

 

Reaching out to international students studying in American universities for over 50 years. Volunteers from our church partners with ISI with their ministries to Park University and University of Missouri - Kansas City. An FMO supported ministry.

Northland Assistance Center

Contact: Shirley Carey

 

A coalition of churches providing homeless and low-income families needing a hand up with a combination of food, financial aid, crisis intervention, case management, and/or referral information. NAC works to alleviate the affects of poverty by partnering with individuals and families to identify strengths, educate, and provide resources addressing their needs in an effort to encourage self-sufficiency. An FMO supported ministry