The Kirk

Community Minded; Loving and Serving

The Kirk of Kansas City is an inclusive congregation trying our best to follow Jesus. Together, we worship God, build community, and love and serve God’s people.

Jesus is the heart of our faith, and because of Jesus we welcome everyone with love. The Kirk is not the type of community where everyone is required to think the same way or agree on a list of essentials. Instead, we are a church exploring God’s wildly abundant love for all. Through worshipping together, providing opportunities to learn and to serve, and building lasting and meaningful relationships, we are able to experience this love. We’d love for you to join us.

Sundays: 9 AM Adult Studies | 10 AM Worship (Childcare Provided) | 11 AM Sunday School For Children and Youth

Covid-19 Updates From Pastor Chad

All public in-person activities at The Kirk are suspended through April 27, 2020.

UPDATE (March 18, 2020): Read Pastor Chad’s Letter to the Congregation here.

Sunday’s Coming…

Online Worship this Sunday:
We had a great Facebook Live worship experience last Sunday, and, taking what we learned and trying a few new things, we are looking ahead to this Sunday. We’ll start around 9:45 am with some prelude music, with the service starting at 10 am.

There are three ways to join our worship 
on Sunday at 9:45 am

1. Best way is through ZOOM: Click https://zoom.us/j/651519208

2. Also simulcast on Facebook Live: connect to our facebook page at facebook.com/thekirkofkc

3. By telephone: Dial 1 312 626 6799 or
1 646 876 9923
When prompted. enter the webinar/meeting ID
651 519 208 # button.

Scripture: Psalm 130 & Ezekiel 37:1-14
Meditation: “Courage for Lent: Waiting in the Valley”

Virtual Worship from Sunday, March 29

Due to COVID-19 concerns, in-person worship is canceled through at least April 27th.

We conducted our second virtual worship this Sunday using Zoom, and simulcast on Facebook Live.

Follow along for future worship services (9:45am on Sundays) at https://zoom.us/j/651519208 or join us on The Kirk of KC’s Facebook page.

Here is the video from March 29th:

For more, see our This Sunday page. Links to sermon text and the video on the Sermons page.

Courage for Lent: A Sermon Series for March

Courage for Lent: Stories that Encourage Us to Do Good

March 1: About that Quarantine
Jesus, Temptation, and a Place Apart

March 8: To Be a Blessing
Nicodemus and New Opportunity

March 15: When You’re Dying of Thirst
The Samaritan Woman, and Living Water

March 22: The One With Heart
King David, and God’s Strange Choices

March 29: Real Tears and Sure Steps
The Death of Lazarus, and the Valley of Dry Bones

Join us at 10am on Sunday mornings for meaningful worship and participation in a community that seeks to make a difference in our neighborhood.

For more, see our This Sunday page.

Daily Devotion

Enrich your day through the practice of reading and reflecting on holy scripture. The Revised Common Lectionary offers a daily selection of recommended passages, often two from the Hebrew Scriptures, one from the Gospels, and one from the rest of the New Testament. Find today’s readings here.

We would love for you to

visit

so we can meet you and show you around.

We are a welcoming and inclusive community that celebrates God’s wildly abundant love for all.

We aspire to be a loving, forward-thinking community of seekers and disciples learning the way of Jesus Christ. We work less on ourselves and more on our neighborhood while striving to be authentic in our relationships and meaningful in our service to the world.

We’re community minded, loving and serving, and we would love for you to visit so we can meet you and show you around.

A little bit

about

who we are

The Kirk is a congregation of people from all over the Metro Kansas City. People come from the neighborhoods around The Kirk, southern Johnson County and all over - even way up in Parkville and down to Harrisonville.

Some have called The Kirk home for our entire history. Some are newer members who have recently moved to the area. Some are even from other countries like South Korea, El Salvador, and Cameroon.

We have great kids who stay for worship and participate in our youth programs. We have older couples and a number of families too.  We live normal lives and find our time together at The Kirk to be helpful in navigating a busy, stressful, changing world.

Through

Worship

together we hope to help you connect to the best of what life is all about.

The Kirk's worship service includes traditional music, a biblically sound and culturally relevant sermon, and a space to pause and find meaning in something beyond yourself.

We find our time together on Sunday mornings to be helpful in navigating a busy, stressful, and changing world. Through worship together we hope to help you connect to the best of what life is all about.

By going out in the world, we are loving and

serving

our community.

We are a church because God calls us together to love one another and to serve others as Jesus has loved the whole world. We take this requirement of our faith seriously. Because of God's love, The Kirk works with a number of organizations to help and serve throughout South Kansas City, Kansas City at large, and the world, in the name of Jesus Christ.

Peace Park

A faithful vision for our space.

We love our building and grounds. It is more than a place for us to gather in worship and fellowship. It is a tool for ministry and mission, a place for us to worship, to give thanks, to say goodbye and to mark transitions.