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: 10 AM Worship Onsite and Online (Zoom/FB) | See Details below

Worship Video from Sunday, June 26th

Here is the worship video from Sunday, June 26th:

Click on the [] box in the lower right corner of the worship video to enlarge it to full screen. Follow along for future worship services (9:45am on Sundays) at or join us on The Kirk of KC's Facebook page. Check out former worship videos on our Youtube Channel.

Covid-19 Updates from Pastor Chad (March 22)

A new Covid-19 Update has been shared with The Kirk via email and social media. Find it on our Covid-19 Update Page or on Facebook. The update shares a summary of the Kirk Session's recent changes to our masking requirements based on updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Under this new policy, whenever Johnson County and Jackson County are both in the Green or Yellow (Low or Medium) CDC categories, masking will be optional for the office and weekly operations (anything under 50 people). When both are in the Green category, masks will be optional for Sunday Worship (or larger gatherings). If either county is Yellow or Red, we'll keep masking on Sunday mornings. If either is Red, we'll keep masked during the week and in our office too. Check this CDC page for info about our current community level.

JoCo is currently Green. Jackson County is currently Green.

This means that masks are now optional for the office and weekly operations, as well as for Sunday morning. This is subject to change, so please keep an eye on signage at our main entrance when you arrive.

Welcome Back to Onsite Worship!

Our hybrid worship model is intended to provide the best possible engagement with our service for two communities, those who are onsite and those who are online. Some of what we share will be particularly relevant for those who are in person, and some will be more relevant for new worshippers on zoom or Facebook. Our plan is to provide a meaningful service for all. To facilitate this, help us by adopting a gracious spirit for worship, whichever way you are able to participate.

Guided by CDC recommendations, because of the number of people gathering on Sunday mornings, and without checking vaccination status of participants, the session has implemented a few ongoing Covid protocols. If you are joining us in person, prepare yourself for things to be a little bit different. Here’s some of what to expect:

  • Following recent changes to CDC Mask Guidance, we will be tracking local Community Levels and adjusting our mask mandate accordingly. When both Johnson County Kansas and Jackson County Missouri are in the Green/Low category of community spread, Masks will be optional. If either county is in the Yellow or Red level, masks will be required on Sunday mornings for everyone when in the building. The only exceptions will be for worship leaders when they are leading their parts. We have some extra one-use surgical style masks available when you arrive if you need one. Cloth masks are good; kn-95 or surgical masks are even better. Please see above for this Sunday’s current Community Level and masking requirement (if any).
  • Participate in worship as you feel comfortable. Words of prayers and common responses will be projected on the screens in the sanctuary. We will have a limited number of printed bulletins available for pick up as you enter. Hearing assist devices are also available.
  • We will not be passing around offering plates. There will be a table in the narthex where you can leave an offering before or after the service, and we will have a moment of thanksgiving in the service to dedicate your gifts. You can also continue to give online at (check the footer at the bottom for the donate button). Thank you for your generous and ongoing support of The Kirk, including your financial gifts.
  • Share your Prayer Requests when entering the sanctuary. Look for the special table where you can submit prayer requests for Sunday Morning Prayers. These will be included in our morning prayers along with the prayers shared on the chat feed by online participants.
  • If we are requiring masks this Sunday, Coffee Hour and Fellowship time will be outdoors on our patio immediately after worship, weather permitting. If masks are optional, fellowship time may be indoors.
  • Infant/toddler childcare is available. We welcome back Miss Lateefah, one of the teachers at Alpha Montessori, to our nursery.
  • We’re excited to see you again! Help us maintain good hospitality by asking before shaking hands or getting close…not everyone will be fully vaccinated and everyone will appreciate checking how comfortable they are before you get up close.

Join us for Online Worship this Sunday

The Kirk has resumed on-site worship every Sunday, but if you can't join us in-person, join us online! We will gather starting around 9:45am, with our worship starting at 10am. We have three ways to join us online:

1) Use this link with your zoom app (preferred):
or launch your Zoom app or go to
and enter the meeting ID: 852 6766 5141
2) Dial in with your phone.
Call 312.626.6799 or 646.876.9923
(please note these are not local calls).
When prompted, enter the meeting ID:
852 6766 5141 #
3) Follow along on our Kirk facebook page,

We would love for you to


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.

We have resumed on-site gatherings and are cautiously and faithfully continuing our work as we seek to promote healthy communities and neighborhoods. Check us out at Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

A little bit


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.



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


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.