Christ Fellowship of Kansas City

We exist to:

  • love God with our warmest affection and highest devotion
  • love one another as Christ has loved us
  • love others as we desire to be loved ourselves


Christ Fellowship is a church made up of home congregations in the greater Kansas City area. We currently meet in North Kansas City, Parkville, Kearney, Weston, and Liberty. Our congregations come together for an interactive meeting of Bible study, sharing of truth and experience, music, prayer and warm fellowship on Sunday afternoons. We

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Our Distinctives

  • Joy in Christ

    Joy is the birthright of every believer. We hope our joy is contagious. We sincerely love being Christians and being in this church, where we receive so much encouragement to live out what we believe. Our joy comes from our belief in the goodness of

  • Christian intimacy and affection

    Our purpose statement says this clearly. One of the reasons for our use of homes for our meeting place is tied to this idea that smaller groups make for better intimacy. Love is the highest mark of Christian maturity, so we place a huge emphasis on

  • The centrality of Bible teaching

    The Bible is at the heart of all we do. We are always talking about its truths. Not only do the elders lead their congregations through consecutive Bible passages weekly, but almost every meeting of the church is characterized by seriousness about th

  • The use of homes for church life

    We do not believe that we are commanded by God to meet in homes, but we do believe that it has huge benefits for our individualistic, isolated culture. We also see benefits in reproducing the early church way of meeting because the Bible's "one anoth

  • Church purity

    It is important to us to know that our church is regenerate and that each member is walking in obedience and faith toward God. Church discipline is essential for biblical purity to be maintained. We also sign our Membership Agreement in front of the

  • Leadership by men

    The men are aware of their unique position among the body as leaders, both in the home and in the church. We are complementarian (i.e., men and women are equal before God, but have differing, complementary roles) in our view of the relationship of me

  • Exemplary womanhood

    In many ways, the women of Christ Fellowship are like the circulatory system in our church, bringing life to every part. They hope to demonstrate biblical womanhood by their faith and good deeds. Our girls look up to the women of our church as models

  • Active attendance by every member

    To us, there is no such thing as a non-active member. Each person who signs our membership agreement commits to active involvement in the life of the church. When we meet, everyone is present. If a person or family cannot be there because of extenuat

  • Multiplication of home congregations

    The church is growing and hopefully will continue to grow through the multiplication of home congregations throughout our city and its outskirts. Growth through home congregations is exponential and somewhat unpredictable. The demand for new leadersh

  • Weekly Lord’s Supper for members

    Every week each congregation takes the Lord's Supper. The Lord's Supper as a meal with the addition of special highlighted symbols (the bread and the cup). Members and guests who are believers are welcome to not only eat with us, but to take the brea

  • Participatory meetings

    Our meetings are for the purpose of both edifying others and being edified. Worship is also a purpose of our meeting. The church members are encouraged to attend with a participatory mindset. The meetings are successful largely due to the gifts and l

  • Church Life that is organic rather than programmatic

    So many churches busy themselves with many programs. Our view is different. We work hard not to be programmatic. This does not mean that we do not plan or that we never have organized meetings. When programs reign, however, the emphasis soon is on me

  • A Permanence view of marriage

    The church has settled on what we call "the permanence view" of marriage. Although not every person joining our church must agree fully with our position, he or she must realize that this is the view of the church and that any divorce or remarriage f

  • Multi-cultural mindset

    Our church pursues multi-culturality in our membership. We hope to enjoy fellowship among the believers from a variety of cultural backgrounds, which, to us, is more glorious and heaven-like. We are not yet where we want to be, but we have the goal i

  • An appreciation for God’s sovereignty

    The members of Christ Fellowship value God's sovereignty over all things. Our doctrinal statement reflects our beliefs. We believe that God has revealed much about His Divine supervision of the world, but there is also much that remains a mystery. We

  • Meaningful membership

    We believe that membership means something in terms of mutual commitment. It opens a door to certain ministry possibilities, to the weekly Lord's Supper observance, to corporate decision-making, to loving accountability, and to a new level of Christi

  • Growing kids with Bible truths

    We work hard at training our children to understand the gospel and to live as believers. This takes place mainly at home. Though it is not required of our members to homeschool, most of our members do. All of us, however, labor to make sure the negat

  • Mentoring through relationships

    In our view, training men and women and youth is best done through loving, mentoring relationships. We have other methods, such as weekly Bible studies, conferences, and personal studies, but the heart of all of our training is small group mentoring

  • Concerned evangelism

    When you love someone, you will do anything to help them. Our evangelism is based on love for God and love for others. Our church is vigorously involved in evangelism that is primarily relationship-based. In our congregational meetings we often share

  • Equality among elders

    Our elders are equal in authority. We realize that experience, gifting, and years of service may play a part in how the elders work within the team, but this does not affect the equality of the team. There is no senior pastor of Christ Fellowship. Ea

  • A Cautious Approach to Childhood Baptism

    In order to maintain a regenerate membership and to avoid giving premature assurance of salvation to children who profess faith in Christ, our elders work together with the child and his/her parents until the child's conversion can be confidently aff

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Why Meet in Homes

Everyone would expect a new church to begin by meeting in a home. A group consisting of only ten or twenty people would not need a larger meeting place, and the costs involved in buying or renting any sort of building would be prohibitive... Read the Article


our CongregAtions

Christ Fellowship is a church made up of home congregations in the Greater Kansas City area.