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“The church has left the building” sums up Hillcrest’s commitment to reaching out beyond our congregation.  We are pleased to offer various opportunities for you to give of your time, your talents, and your dollars in sharing the love of Christ with others.

Micah MinistryIndependence Boulevard Christian Church
606 Gladstone Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64124
Monday Evenings, 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Micah Ministry is focused on ministry to impoverished adults and children and justice work and racial reconciliation across denominational/ religious lines. It has become the largest urban mission of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, in the largest Christian Church Region of the U.S.


Our goal is to serve those who show up a fine dinner and to treat them as our guest. Avoiding serving lines will promote dignity and encourage conversation and interaction. We want to recognize them as part of our community.

Cross-Lines Community Outreach
736 Shawnee Ave  Kansas City, Kansas 66105 

Cross-Lines is a safety net for our community. We help people living in poverty who are struggling to make ends meet. Our three main program areas are:
Basic Needs 
Housing Stabilization
Hunger Relief

Hillcrest serves on the First Wednesday of the month.

Johnson County Family Lodge - 420 E. Santa Fe  Olathe, KS 66061

Johnson County Family Lodge provides shelter to families in the Johnson County area that are homeless. Families must have at least one dependent under the age of 18 that is currently in school to be eligible for the program; can stay at the shelter for 3-6 months

Care Beyond the BoulevardIndependence Boulevard Christian Church
606 Gladstone Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64124

We provide quality medical health care to the homeless of Kansas City.
Our Vision – The homeless, uninsured, or otherwise vulnerable members of society have access to quality medical and mental health care despite adverse financial or social circumstances.
Who We Serve – Any and all homeless, uninsured, or otherwise vulnerable members of society who lack access to quality health care.

Interfaith Hospitality Network - 6315 W. 110th Street
Overland Park, KS 66211-1509 

We are an interfaith homelessness intervention program that helps restore stability to situationally homeless families in Johnson County. We have fed, housed, educated and empowered hundreds of wonderful people, thanks to our network of 40 congregations and individual supporters. Last year, more than 75% of our guests obtained permanent housing after 90 to 180 days with us.

Mission Trips

We affirm that while our faith is personal, it is not private. That is why you’ll often find members of Hillcrest Christian Church “on the road again,” engaged in mission work across the United States and in other countries.

In cooperation with Disciples Volunteering, our congregation annually takes a mission trip to a community affected by a natural disaster—tornado, flood, or hurricane. Since 2008, we have taken groups of volunteers to Greensburg, Kansas; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Slidell, Louisiana; and Nashville, Tennessee.

Hillcrest youth also look forward to their summer mission trip experiences. The youth have traveled to St. Louis, Missouri; Ft. Worth, Texas; and most recently, Joplin, Missouri, where they helped sponsor a community-wide Vacation Bible School.

Our mission trip opportunities are not limited to sites in the United States. Hillcrest has been represented at mission stations in Jamaica and Costa Rica.

Those who participate on our mission trips return with the conviction that through their service, they received as much, if not more, than they gave. In being a blessing to others, they themselves were blessed.

If you’d like to learn more about our upcoming mission trips, please call the Hillcrest office (913-663-2822), use the Contact Us form at the bottom of this page or join us for our weekly service at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays and speak with Pastor Lara.

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