Our mission is to become disciples who make disciples; we will labor in the Greater Kansas City area to connect people to one another and to God, to serve our community, and to foster a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ
What’s Happening ~ Final Update
February 19, 2024
With Central Church closing, everyone is reminded of two things; first, if you have keys to the church those need to be turned in to Alan ASAP. Second, if you have personal items in the church that you want to retrieve, you have until March 31st to make arrangements to get them back.
What a Year!
February 2023 ~ Ministry weekend with Bob Payne, in preparation for our Experiencing God Weekend. Bro. Payne is highly acclaimed as one of the best facilitators in Blackaby Ministries for Experiencing God Weekend events. We were blessed to be put in touch with Bro. Payne through Bro. Mark Clifton, our consultant.
April 2023 ~ Central hosted Bob Payne and a team of volunteers who led us through an intensive weekend with Experiencing God. We had some really good times learning how God was at work around us, and how He invited us to come alongside Him.
April 2023 ~ In combination with Overflow Church, Central hosted a massive Easter Egg Hunt on the Saturday before Easter. With approximately 4,000 eggs hidden in our ball field, a tent for comfortable seating, Krispy Kreme donuts, coffee, and KC Wolf in attendance we had a great time on a chilly morning. On Easter Sunday we had a joint Sunrise Service with Overflow Church, prior to a beautiful worship service back inside the building.
June 2023 ~ With guidance from our church consultant, we entered into a 3-month long agreement with Jonathan Slade, who came onboard as an outreach facilitator (intern). We developed a strategy to reach into our local neighborhood, starting with targeting the nearby apartment complexes. Our first effort had helpers from Calvary Chapel in Buffalo, MO aiding us in bringing free food and games to Brentwood Park Apartments.
July 2023 ~ Another time of outreach, into both Daisy Walnut & Brentwood Apartments, bringing free food & games, as well as a Kona Ice truck for both complexes. We were able to have family-friendly, gospel conversations with numerous individuals and families as we shared our time with the people living in both of these apartment complexes.
August 2023 ~ A huge push for a major outreach event was the focus for August. With help from Calvary Chapel in Buffalo, MO (both people and finances) and Lenexa Baptist Church (financial donation) we were able to prepare backpacks, food, cotton candy, sno-cones, haircuts, eye exams, dental exams, a bounce house, and had KC Wolf in attendance. The most conservative estimate is that we had over 300 people come through the doors of Central Church (it may have been significantly more, we just aren’t sure). All of this on one of the hottest days of the year!
October 2023 ~ One last outreach into the Daisy Walnut apartment complex as we had a family evening with s’mores and hot dogs, games, and a fun time sharing with those we contacted.