Central Presbyterian Church is a socially and theological progressive Christian community located mid-town, Kansas City, MO. We are a small congregation with a large mission impact and a wide geographic reach. For many years the metro area’s only Presbyterian congregation that welcomed and affirmed persons who were LGBTQ, Central meets you where you are and strives to see the image of God in each person. All are truly welcome here.
During the summer of 2021, Central began the process of seeking a transitional pastor to bridge the gap between the retirement of our long time pastor, Rev. Heidi Peterson, and the next called, installed pastor. While the life and mission work of our church will continue, this time requires contemplation and prayer as we patiently evaluate how God calls us to serve our congregation and community.
We seek an open-hearted, open-minded candidate with a gift for listening as well as a commitment to excellence in worship. In that light, we search for someone who can help deepen our faith and individual spiritual practices as we work through the call process. Aiming to create a hopeful and energizing vision of our future, Central wishes to find someone who will help prepare our hearts to welcome a new pastor and a candidate who can support us as we examine our current congregational condition with candor and love.
All levels of our building are accessible by elevator (at the Campbell Street entrance)or a 4-step chair lift. Handicapped parking spaces are located next to the building on the west side of the parking lot. Several of our restrooms are all gender. A diaper changing station is located in the unisex restroom off the dining room.
As faithful community and world citizens, in-person worship services have begun again with masks required of everyone entering the building for business or worship.
We will live-stream a service at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday on Facebook with a direct link to it posted at the top of this site’s homepage. (You do not have to have a Facebook account to use this link. The service is saved if you wish to view it at a different time.)
Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. for worship. Our social hour afterward has been temporarily suspended due to pandemic precautions. The adult forum meets at 9:00 a.m.
We are located at:
3501 Campbell St.
Kansas City, MO 64109
We gather at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday morning to worship through prayer and music, through the hearing of God’s Word and the celebration of sacraments.
We follow a traditional order of service, grounded in the Reformed tradition, with a progressive Christian interpretation. Here’s what you may expect:
- Central Church is reflective of the diversity of our world. All are welcome to participate fully in the worship life.
- We use a bulletin (program) that provides the information we need know what is coming next in the order of service.
- We are enthusiastic about sharing “the peace of God”, or greeting one another during worship.
- In our readings and in our prayers, we use language that is inclusive. We draw upon diverse images offered by Scripture to speak about God.
- There is no dress code requirement. We welcome people as they are.