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Heartland Presbytery (PCUSA) supports nontraditional and new spiritual communities (or what we call New Worshiping Communities), in the greater Kansas City area. Our New Worshiping Communities Director and Commission help church planters connect to local and national resources and offer support through regular community meet-ups, partnerships with established churches, small grants and more.

Organization Type: Denomination


United States


Urban, Suburban, Rural, and Other (e.g. Online)

Characteristics of Partner Churches

Theological Traditions

All denominations and traditions

Stance on Women in Ministry


Stance on Sexual Ethics

Progressive and Mediating position

Planting Models

All models

Worship Styles

Liturgical, Contemporary, and Other

Support Offered

  • Assessment
  • Coaching and/or Mentoring
  • Ongoing community/peer support
  • Conferences, Seminars, and Gatherings
  • Courses and Cohort Training
  • Residency and Internship Opportunities
  • Funding
  • Admin support