How Tom Nelson’s Christ Community Church is Responding to COVID-19 in the Kansas City Area

Christ Community Church in the Kansas City, Missouri area and what they are doing to assist in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. This post has a question for Christ Community Church but this is also encouraging to see a church operate this way. 

“He who serves the most, reaps the most.

Jim Rohn

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

Psalm 139: 13-14 NIV

Kansas City, Missouri 

This blog frequently looks at the problems of evangelicalism. Abuse, covering up child sex abuse, financial crime allegations and the dark side of fundamentalism. The problems of evangelicalism is enormous and way more than one blog can handle. Its also my contention that many evangelical churches grift in the communities they reside. For those reading this post if you are in shelter in place situation and need to pass the time go and read the Google reviews by people who live in a neighborhood who comment on how “Christians” react and respond to those in the neighborhood. The arrogance of evangelicalism is frequently on display.  

This evening Christ Community Church, an EFCA Church in the Kansas City and Kansas area put out an update on how they are helping the community they are in. Its actually a refreshing read in light of the problems that keep this blog busy. Below you can see what Christ Community Church gave to their community and abroad. But I think the true test of Christ Community in some ways is how would they help someone who showed up that needed assistance? Someone not part of the family?  If that person was living with their partner or gay how would Christ Community respond? This blog would be interested to find out. One final aspect if you want to read more about Global Reach this blog recently wrote about what a part of Global Reach is doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read more in, “A Look at the EFCA’s ReachGlobal Crisis Response and and How the EFCA is Engaging in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Preparing Churches.”


 

Dear Christ Community,
We hope you’ll be encouraged by this brief video celebrating your incredible generosity and explaining how your generosity has continued to fuel Christ Community’s mission during these unprecedented times.In addition, we want you to be well informed about how we are striving to care for our local and global partners, for our own neighborhoods, and church family as well. Over the past several weeks we’ve increased contributions or accelerated our financial support to several of our partners and engaged in service opportunities in our city.

  • Shyira Diocese Rwanda: financial assistance as they work to eliminate food insecurity
  • Reach Global: financial assistance to under-resourced churches and church plants
  • Global Orphan Project: increased participation in CarePortal
  • Mission Southside and The Hope Center: food collection for local food insecurity
  • Local Medical Professionals: care packages and PPE drives
  • Woodland Elementary: care packages for teachers and staff
  • KCPD Officers: offered a place for pastoral prayer and blessing
  • Caring for Kids: helped lead a prayer call gathering
  • Facebook Live interviews with several local partners to stimulate engagement
  • Ongoing counseling to individuals and families in need within our church family
  • Benevolence needs within our church family

We are so grateful for your generosity which enables your church to have this kind of impact throughout our neighborhoods, city, and world. We thank God for you!