At First Lutheran Church, everyone can find a way to give God’s gifts back to the community.
There are many ways to get involved at First and make a difference in both the life of the church and your own life as well. We have compiled a booklet of church committees, groups, and special efforts that offer you an opportunity to become involved in special events or as an ongoing contributor of your time and talents.
Click through to a copy of How You Can Make a Difference.
Take the Next Step
Fill out the Volunteer Reply Card with all the areas of service at First. Print out the sheet, indicate your specific interests and return the sheet to First Lutheran Church.
FLC in the Community
At First Lutheran, we see the whole city as our community. Situated as we are on State Line Road and very centrally located in the city as a whole, we have the opportunity to be a hub of outreach to all different kinds of communities in the metro.
Metro Lutheran Ministries (MLM)
Metro Lutheran Ministries (MLM) officially began on Dec. 5, 1971, with the primary purpose to serve Jesus Christ more effectively in the metropolitan area. It is a partnership of both the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). MLM serves clients in Jackson, Platte, and Clay counties in Missouri, and Wyandotte County in Kansas. MLM offers several different programs including, food programs, rent and utility assistance; help to those seeking employment; minor home repair, and permanent supportive housing for families in the metro. MLM is also a powerful force for good in Kansas City in many other ways! Through our relationship with this incredible organization, there are always ways to plug in and have your time and effort in volunteerism make a difference.
The Gathering Table is a worshipping community serving Kansas City, Mo., on Independence Avenue. Every year they serve 6,000 meals to those in need and distribute 12,000 articles of clothing. They also partner with congregations of refugees from both Mexico and the Congo. Partnership with this wonderful community allows First Lutheran to serve beyond our immediate neighborhood and truly reach out to those with the greatest need. Add active link either in text, or with a photo or log, address.
Hollis Renewal Center
First Lutheran Church is a strong advocate for the Hollis Renewal Center (HLM). Located just 40 minutes from the Kansas City area, HLM is 153 wooded and secluded acres of wildflowers and wildlife await your discovery. Trails, shelters, overnight facilities and picnic areas enhance your enjoyment of the land. The lodge, hideaway and welcome center offer year-round meeting rooms. In our busy lives, finding the space to reflect is just as important as finding the time.
Hollis is committed to offering affordable retreat space for individuals and groups. Members of First actively commit time and talent through advocacy and giving to the continued presence of Hollis. We believe experiences of solitude and community help renew you for ministry, and in your day-to-day life.
PO Box 402, Bonner Springs, KS, 66012, (913) 441-0451