Second Presbyterian Church is a community guided by our mission of loving God, ourselves and others.
Established in 1865 as an anti-slavery church, Second has continually been blessed with bright, gifted, imperfect, industrious, big-hearted members who have sought to embody God’s love for our neighbors and world. Yet, if you plotted our narrative on a graph, you would not see a straight line of success after success. We have endured catastrophic loss and have perpetuated embarrassing and hurtful wrongs.
Despite these setbacks and missteps, God’s faithfulness and Second’s grit have made us the longest continuously worshiping congregation in Kansas City. Over our history, we have embodied a frontier faith, planting numerous churches and living for purposes and needs beyond our own. From anti-slavery to women’s rights, staying put in the midst of white flight to climate change, HIV/AIDS to economic and ethnic injustice, the people of Second have remembered this: That the church doesn’t have a mission, God’s mission has a church.
Second is now offering a number of ways to join us for Sunday morning worship services.
9:45 a.m. Service – Join us on Zoom or in-person in the Sanctuary. For the Zoom link, please contact our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also view the service on our live-streaming page, and on our Facebook page.