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Live Sent Week

We're reaching the nations in our neighborhoods!

Live Sent Week is a special week at Abundant Life where we, as a church, go out into the Kansas City area to meet our neighbors and reach the nations at the same time.

Kansas City is blessed to be called a new home by thousands of people from all over the world, many of them never having a chance to hear about Christ or be friends with a Christian.

Refugee and Immigrant Children

The Welcome Center is Kansas City Public School’s entry school for incoming ESL students, many who are immigrants and refugees. Children entering classes at The Welcome Center are in K-6th grade and represent a variety of cultures and languages.

Assistants will be immersed with students in the classroom working in small groups, one-on-one, or helping teachers in large settings with education and behavior concepts as well as meeting needs including classroom organization, set-up, clean-up and serving meals. And of course, a big goal will be to have fun during the summer session!

Live Sent Week Serve Info (participate in as many days and shifts as you like).  Note that all are assistant classroom helpers at the Welcome Center, 711 Woodland Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64106

  • Monday, June 6, 9:15am-12pm, 12-2:30pm
  • June 7, 9:15am-12pm, 12-2:30pm
  • June 8, 9:15am-12pm, 12-2:30pm
  • June 9, 9:15am-12pm, 12-2:30pm
  • June 10, 9:15am-12pm, 12-2:30pm

Those desiring to serve at the Welcome Center must have approved background checks on file with KCPS.  We will e-mail you instructions following your registration. Please submit your background check by May 30, 2022, to ensure adequate time to process.   

Please note that we will have mandatory training on Thursday, June 2, 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Abundant Life Admin Bldg, Room 129 for all Welcome Center volunteers.

International Students

Kansas City hosts approximately 2000 international students. The majority come from China, India, and Saudi Arabia. Approximately 40 countries are represented in the international student community. Although there are many campus ministries and churches that focus on this group, the international students are still underserved

One of the LiveSent events we will host is a house party close to UMKC campus. This provides a way for our volunteers to introduce American culture, learn about different cultures the international students represent, and build long-term relationships with international students by inviting them to an American household. While more than 95% of international students never have a chance to visit American homes, we believe this is an area we can make an impact on.

LiveSent Week Serve Info (participate in as many as you like):

  • Monday, June 6, 6 pm - Prayer Walk at UMKC Student Union
  • Friday, June 10, 4 pm (set-up) - Party

Afghan Community

Kansas City has recently become a new home to over 600 Afghan families. Resettling here is a stressful and painful process. Many have left family members behind as they fled their homeland. Their lives are forever changed. Imagine the drastic change and challenges they face daily. Finding work, learning a new language, learning to drive and a myriad of other obstacles they face are great points to intersect our lives with theirs. Refuge KC is a strategic partner in building relational bridges where we can show the gracefulness of Christ through serving the unreached here in our city.

Live Sent Week Serve Info (participate in as many as you like):

  • Friday, June 10, time and location tbd Late Night Event
  • Saturday, June 11, 6-9 pm – Afghan Hotel Reunion at Stone Gate Apartments.

Congolese Refugees

Abundant Life is partnering with Agape Pamoja and members of the Congolese faith community to put on a Gospel-Driven Kidfest full of games, fun, interactive Bible stories, and a real cross-cultural community. This relationship-building time is key to doing ministry in this highly relational culture. Our call to love the stranger is shown here by investing in children who lack opportunities and benefit greatly by hearing about Jesus who unconditionally loves them. Our team will also provide transportation before and after the event for children in the community.

LiveSent Week Serve Info:

  • June 11, 3:30-6 pm at the Agape Pamoja Event Center, 1300 E. 8th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106

Hispanic/Latin Community

Hablas Espanol? Even if you don’t you should join Abundant Life as we partner with the Latin community here in Kansas City. Spanish is the second most spoken language in KC. The Latin community in Kansas City comes from several nations and has often experienced many difficulties immigrating to the area. One of the heartbeats of Latin culture is the game of soccer, which is why we are partnering with a local inner-city club called Santa Fe Wonderers. They are committed not only to physical training of the inner-city youth but also spiritual.

LiveSent Week Serve Info (participate in as many as you like):

  • Monday, June 6, dinner at Taco Trail
  • Wednesday, June 8, evening, Prayer Night and Meal at Sabor Latino
  • Friday, June 10, dinner at Taco Trail
  • Saturday, June 11, 10 am-3 pm, Block Party at Spring Valley Park, E. 27th Street and Woodland Avenue, KCMO 64109

Indian Community

Perhaps the warmest culture you will ever meet is the Indian culture, full of life, fun, and of course food. Join us as we build relationships with the Indian community here in Kansas City. Did you know every month hundreds of people to the States from India for work or school but very few get to know others. Would you consider being one of their first friends here in Kansas City? We have several strategic partnerships with local Indian families who are sharing the truth of Christ to the Indian culture here. This culture predominantly follows the Hindu religion, a religion that has some 3 billion gods. If you love people and friendships, then this may be the people group for you.

LiveSent Week Serve Info (participate in as many as you like):

  • Monday, June 6, evening time and location tbd, Deliver Invitations
  • Wednesday, June 8, evening time and location tbd, Indian Dinner and Prayer Night
  • Friday, June 10, evening time and location tbd, House Party

 

  • Saturday, June 11, afternoon/evening time and location tbd, Apartment Party with food/games/cricket

Inner City Youth

Abundant Life will be partnering with Hope Center to have an end-of-school-year celebration for the children and for those in the community who have been ministered to by the Hope Center, as they live their vision to develop healthy communities where the vulnerable can have hope and flourish.

LiveSent Week Serve Info:

  • Saturday, June 18, 8 am-4 pm, The Hope Center KC Juneteenth Celebration

Live Sent Class

Do you have a desire to learn more about what God’s Word says about His heart for the nations and what He is doing all over the globe? Are you curious about what the need for the Gospel looks like globally? Would you like to learn more about what it means to live life on mission?

The Live Sent Class is an 8-week course where we walk through those very things! Wherever you are in your journey of living a life on mission, this class is a great next step!

Discover your place in God’s plan to bring every tribe and every nation to Himself.

REGISTER FOR LIVE SENT CLASS

Refugee Resettlement

The nations are at our doorstep. Our city is ripe with opportunities to build relational bridges to those who are coming to our city to start a new life. Resettlement is complicated, stressful and scary! The loss of all you’ve known and owned being left with only your memories is devastating.

Jewish Vocational Services is one of the premier agencies in our city who resettle new arrivals. Here are some ways that we can be living proof of a loving God to new arrivals to Kansas City.

Donate:
Help furnish refugee homes, provide clothing, school supplies, and more.

Donate

Volunteer:
Provide mentorship, transportation, citizenship tutoring, and more.

Volunteer

How will you join us in bringing fame to the name of God?

Global Serve Teams

Through our Global Serve Teams, we are able to execute strategies that actively engage Abundant Life families to reach the nations. Each year we see hundreds of lives changed by Jesus as we cross cultural boundaries to share Christ with those far from Him.

Our Vision

To see God change lives by serving with our partners throughout the world.