Church Partnerships

We are blessed by churches who want to partner with us and serve Kansas City’s poor and homeless people. If you’re interested in starting a church partnership, we’d love to talk with you!

Can any church partner?

We are open to partnerships with all Christian organizations and churches who are passionate about obeying the commands of Christ and caring for those who are poor and homeless. To learn more about our beliefs, read our statement of belief. To schedule a meeting with someone from our team and learn more, contact us.

How can my church support?

We rely on support from churches to meet our basic needs - and the needs of those we serve! Here are the most common ways we partner with faith communities who want to help:

1. Love offerings or missions dollars

We receive no government funding and rely on the generosity of churches and individuals to keep our doors open. We’re grateful to receive funding from several church partners who allocate funds for Shelter KC out of their missions budgets and/or special love offerings. Donate now.

2. In-Kind Gifts

We distribute nightly shower kits to each man who comes off the streets to stay with us. Each week, our clients can choose new clothing from the gently-used items donated. Several churches like to “adopt” Shelter KC and host drives and campaigns to help us stock up on our immediate needs. We appreciate any and all gifts and put them to use - quickly!

3. Volunteering

Several churches enjoy bringing groups to our facilities to serve together. Church groups cook, serve meals, clean the facilities and take on special projects to serve our clients. Our availability for church groups to volunteer is based on our calendar of events and current needs. If you’d like to inquire about bringing your church to Shelter KC for a service project, contact Nick Franklin at (816) 421-7643 ext 134.

4. Hosting

We’re always open to partnering with churches who’d like to host events or activities for our clients. For example, one of our church partners took our Women’s Center clients kayaking and others have provided opportunities like tailgates for our men in recovery. If you have an idea in mind or a heart to serve in this way, contact us!

What size of group can volunteer?

We need a minimum of 5 volunteers and a maximum of 20 to host a church group.

Can someone from Shelter KC speak at our church?

Yes! Our speakers bureau includes staff, volunteers and clients who champion the ministry and can testify to what God is doing in people’s lives here! We love sharing stories of transformation and telling about the freedom from the past and hope for the future our clients experience.

People are coming off the streets of Kansas City and meeting Jesus through our ministry! Please contact us to inquire about guest speakers.