The Kansas City Underground is an innovative, yet ancient form of church pursuing Jesus’ mission in Kansas City. We exist to inspire, engage, connect, equip and empower ordinary people to flourish in their souls and families. That flourishing will spill over into mission where these ordinary people live, work, learn, and play. We seek to create a network of reproducing disciples, leaders, micro-churches, and congregations that will saturate Kansas City with the good news of justice and beauty. Our name is a tribute to the underground church of history, characterized by sacrificial faith in the face of danger, oppression, and even death. We honor that memory and hope to represent that church in our city and around the world.
A missionary on every street and a micro-church in every neighborhood for the purpose of gospel saturation in KC. Our 40 Year Dream of Gospel Saturation in KC: 21,000 Micro-churches Connecting with 1,000 Hubs.
Winter - Summer 2019
Hub #1 West Shawnee. Learn more about hubs
The first Hub will launch in West Shawnee in Fall of 2019! Currently, a Core Group is forming that will comprise the network of disciples and micro-churches that will make up this Hub.
Hub #2 & #3: Overland Park and Piper
The West Shawnee Hub will be planted with Hub Leaders from both Piper and Overland Park. We anticipate launching these couples with their own core teams to plant new Hubs in those two locations in 2020 and 2021. We also have Hub Leaders and core group people with a call to Lawrence.
Each Hub will Launch a New Hub every two years. Partnership with the Church of KC to Plant Independent New Churches every year.
Our goal is to raise up new Hub leaders, who are brought into a residency at an existing Hub for training and mentoring. Every Hub will always have a resident Hub Leader in training with the goal of launching a new Hub from each Hub location every two years. We will also partner with the NewThing network in Kansas City to plant independent churches. Our aim: help plant one independent church plant each year through that NewThing partnership with other Kansas City churches.
10 New Church Plants in Kansas City, 500 New Church Plants Internationally.
Five Hubs and Five Independent Church Plants for a total of 10 Churches Planted in Kansas City. We will continue to train planters and plant churches in South Africa, Thailand, Laos, and India with a five-year goal of planting 500 new churches in those locations.
21,000 Simple Churches (Houses) integrating with 1,000 Churches (Hubs).
Gospel Saturation in Kansas City. Our vision also includes sparking city-wide and region-wide movements in America and around the world.