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.
Here is the worship video from Sunday, May 9th:
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Check out former worship videos on our Youtube Channel.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, in-person worship is postponed through at least May 30th.
BRIEF UPDATE (May 9, 2021): Due to delays in receiving necessary equipment for sanctuary technology upgrades, the Session has adjusted our goal in-person meeting date to May 30, 2021.
UPDATE (March 2021):
The Session recently announced that small Kirk indoor gatherings (<15 people) will be permitted beginning April 5, 2021. We have set a goal of May 16th to resume in-person worship in the sanctuary. Meeting this goal will depend on Covid trends continuing to improve and the CDC issuing new guidance for large gatherings, among other things.
Pastor Chad offered a Covid-19 update in worship and sent a pastoral letter this week. You can also read the letter from Pastor Chad at our COVID update page here. A video update with much of this information is available below (You can press the rectangle in the lower right corner to expand the window). It contains the most up-to-date information:
ARCHIVE (February 2021): Watch this video update from our Covid-19 Adaptation Task Force. (You can press the rectangle in the lower right corner to expand the window):
All previous Covid-19 updates are available here too.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all of our worship services will be online through at least May 2021. Join us every Sunday at 9:45am for some beautiful prelude music, with service starting at 10am.
We have three ways to join us:
1) Use this link with your zoom app (preferred): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85267665141
or launch your Zoom app or go to Zoom.us 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, facebook.com/thekirkofkc
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.Even though we are closed to in-person gatherings during this pandemic, visit-us virtually through our online activities. Check us out at Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
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.
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.
The Kirk seeks to be a place to belong. Whether it's through getting to know new people, sharing experiences, exploring ideas or working together, The Kirk is a community of ordinary, engaged, and caring people.
We choose to come together for worship on Sunday, despite busy lives. But we also sign up to work on projects, gather in small groups for study, and serve our neighborhood. It gives us life and it helps us be better, more caring people in the things we do outside of church.
Here you will find the latest events and news from our community, as well as our learning opportunities for all ages.
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.