Visioning Committee Shares with Congregation

The Visioning Committee shared an extensive report during a July 2 congregational meeting.

Download a copy of the report to the congregation

Download a copy of the report to the congregation

Three things were highlighted: a proposal for a new family and youth ministry, an assessment of church building needs and an evaluation of church ministries and opportunities.

No congregational decisions were made, but the presentation initiated important discussions about the future direction and opportunities for the church.

Visioning Committee consisting of Annette Carter, Patty Cox, Jay Crowley, Heather Stoneburner, John Bederman, Wayne Tibbetts and Rev. Colby Smith.

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Persons with questions or comments can send them can contact committee members or send a note to

The meeting identified other issues and information which members thought would be helpful.

This page will be updated to included some of those informational request.

Additional Information

Current Mission Statement

The mission of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Independence, Missouri, with our long tradition of Christian service, is to reach out creatively to people in our community as servants of Jesus Christ; to compassionately meet the needs of all people on body, mind, and spirit; and to work together in unity while respecting our diversity.