Central United Methodist Church of Kansas City, Missouri, strives to take seriously the United Methodist imperative of “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors” and see it as a call to action. We choose to practice what John Wesley called “social holiness” and put our faith and love into action by inviting others into our midst to know and be affirmed in the renewing power of Jesus as His Holy Spirit dwells within us and moves among us. Whether you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, cisgender, transgender, queer, inquiring, or an ally; whatever your age, race, national origin, physical or mental ability, living situation, or economic condition; you are welcome and needed here. We fully recognize that everyone and everything God has created is of sacred worth, and we reject any actions or words — whether spoken, written, or implied — that seek to diminish that worth in anyone or exclude them in any way from receiving or providing ministry here. This faith community is a safe space where we all can connect in God’s grace, share our deepest pains, express our boldest hopes, and live out our faith in ways that create real and lasting change in us and in the world around us.