The Core Team will be the very heart, backbone and muscle of
the KC Underground.

Jesus had a core group, made up of a few circles: The Three (Mat 17:1, Mk 5:37, Mk 9:2, Mk 14:33), The Twelve (Mk 3:13-19) and The Seventy Two (Lk 10). Just like Jesus personally invited his disciples to join him in an underground movement that has changed the world, He is inviting some of you to follow Him now, by joining another such movement He is leading here in Kansas City through the KC Underground.

The Core Team will be the people, like those early disciples, who say, “Yes. Jesus is calling me and I must follow.”  These are folks who have taken the time to gather the information, ask questions, have deliberated, counted the cost, prayed and discerned, “I am called by Jesus to join the KC Underground.” You don’t have to be “qualified” to answer the call.  Think of that rag-tag bunch Jesus invited into his core group! Jesus qualifies those who answer the call by developing them. That is our commitment, as well. The Leadership Circle of the KC Underground will be radically committed to the personal development of every single person in the Core Team. These folks, the ones called to the KC Underground Core Team, will be the very heart, backbone, and muscle of the KC Underground. The Core Team forms February 2019.

The Stages

Stage One:  The Information and Invitation Stage (Winter 2019)

We offer information meetings, open houses, gatherings and more information as we invite you to join the KC Underground Core Team.

Jesus had a core group, made up of a few circles: The Three (Mat 17:1, Mk 5:37, Mk 9:2, Mk 14:33), The Twelve (Mk 3:13-19) and The Seventy Two (Lk 10). Just like Jesus personally invited his disciples to join him in an underground movement that has changed the world, He is inviting some of you to follow Him now, by joining another such movement He is leading here in Kansas City through the KC Underground.

The Core Team will be the people, like those early disciples, who say, “Yes. Jesus is calling me and I must follow.”  These are folks who have taken the time to gather the information, ask questions, have deliberated, counted the cost, prayed and discerned, “I am called by Jesus to join the KC Underground.” You don’t have to be “qualified” to answer the call.  Think of that rag-tag bunch Jesus invited into his core group! Jesus qualifies those who answer the call by developing them. That is our commitment, as well. The Leadership Circle of the KC Underground will be radically committed to the personal development of every single person in the Core Team. These folks, the ones called to the KC Underground Core Team, will be the very heart, backbone, and muscle of the KC Underground. The Core Team forms February 2019.

Stage Two: Equipping & Micro-church formation (Winter - Summer 2019)

The Core Team 9-month journey will

  • Set the DNA of the KC Underground.

  • Be equipped to care for their own souls and the souls of those they are closest too.

  • Be discipled and also equipped to become a disciple who can make disciples.

  • Be trained to be a great neighbor and a good servant missionary where they live, work, learn or play.

  • Be enfolded into a micro-church that is already living in community on mission or be empowered to join others in the Core Group to plant a new micro-church.

  • Prepare for the launch of our first Hub in West Shawnee by building the teams needed for that Hub to thrive. 

Stage Three: Team Building (Winter - Summer 2019)

The Core Team’s Sub-teams

  • The Start-Up Coaching Team will help launch new micro-churches and Kingdom initiatives in the KC Underground.

  • The Calling Discovery Team will help people discover and get deployed into their personal calling.

  • The Coaching Team will help optimize the impact of micro-churches and Kingdom initiatives that are already launched.

  • The Media Team will help the micro-churches and kingdom initiatives with media support (video, logos, website, etc.) and support the media needs of the gathered church.

  • The Financial Services Team will maintain financial systems, accounting and financial integrity for the KC Underground.

  • The Worship Team that will both create worship experiences for the gathered church in weekend services and empower micro-churches to meaningfully engage worship as a community in homes, workplaces and third spaces. 

  • The Children’s Ministry Team will create both high-quality experiences for children during or weekly gatherings of the Core Team in our Hub now and, eventually, the weekly gatherings of the micro-churches in collective congregations. More importantly, this team will empower parents as primary faith influencers of their children and empower micro-churches to meaningfully engage children in those settings.

  • The Hospitality Team that will help create a culture of hospitality when the church gathers at the Hub. 

Core Team Resources