A New Planting of the Lord
Green Life Church is a newly forming church that welcomes persons from all backgrounds to grow with us in consultation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The concept for Green Life Church was first conceived by Rev. Helen Nelson in the early 1990s, with some aspects of the vision implemented in earlier ministries she served. ln 2016, Rev. Nelson began to discern that God was calling her to plant a new church from the ground up with other persons who value health and wellness, peace and justice, and environmental sustainability as integral, not tangential, to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Acting on faith, she left a congregation she had served for almost nine years to conduct research and enter a spiritual discernment process. In 2017, she began learning new skills to better equip her to cultivate a more comprehensive expression of her vision of ministry. Also, during 2017, she developed and began to implement a comprehensive ministry plan. She field tested outdoor worship services and offered outreach programs through existing community venues in Independence, Missouri, and throughout the Greater Kansas City area. In the spring of 2018, a solid infrastructure was set in place to facilitate community engagement and to build up to an official launch event (coming soon) of the new church. It is our sincere hope that you will join us for worship and other activities and become a part of our leadership and launch teams.
Green Life Church is a part of a movement toward wholeness in a fragmented world. We believe that all Creation is meant to flourish in the love of the Creator.
"But the godly will flourish like palm trees
and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.
For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house.
They flourish in the courts of our God.
Even in old age they will still produce fruit;
they will remain vital and green.
They will declare, “The Lord is just!
He is my rock!
There is no evil in him!” Psalm 92:12-15
Green Life Church is a progressive, inclusive, holistic ministry of Christians and others who care about health and wellness, peace and justice, and environmental sustainability. We are part of a global movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.
Green Life Church seeks to create inclusive opportunities for persons of diverse backgrounds to experience and express the love of God as revealed in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit in ways that promote peace, justice, and environmental sustainability.
Green Life Church envisions a peaceable, just, and sustainable world in which all persons are spiritually empowered to flourish in communion with Christ and in beloved community with others.
Green Life Church envisions a healthy, peaceable, just, and sustainable world in which all persons are spiritually empowered to flourish in communion
with Christ and in beloved community
We are committed to being an impactful in-person and online ministry to advance this vision both locally and globally. Learn more about how you can join us in advancing this vision by sending us an email at .
WHAT WE DO
Green Life Church provides Sunday morning 10 a.m. Outdoor Worship and Spiritual Discussion outdoors from May through September We also offer worship services, Bible Study, prayer, and faith-based special events and outreach ministries to promote health and wellness, peace and justice, and environmental sustainability online and at various venues in the Kansas City area. We post on Facebook weekly Soul Seeds for Bible-based inspiration on Sundays; original mindfulness exercises on Mindfulness Mondays; periodic plant-rich recipes for personal and planetary wellness; as well as other helpful tips and resources.
We are a new church plant in the process of cultivating a progressive, inclusive, holistic community of Christians and others who affirm the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and seek to live out the gospel through health and wellness, peace and justice, and environmental sustainability with a physical presence in Eastern Jackson County, in and around Independence, Missouri. As part of global movement for wholeness in a fragmented world, we have been developing a digital community, as well. To learn more and become a part of this new faith community, email us at
About Our Church
This video about Green Life Church's Outdoor Worship was recorded in May, 2018, at Adair Creek in Waterfall Park, 4501 Bass Pro Drive, Independence, Missouri. Outdoor Worship and Spiritual Discussion is held at Waterfall Park on Sundays at 10:00 a.m., May through September. In case of inclement weather, we meet indoors at nearby Panera Bread, 18800 E. US Hwy 40, Independence, Missouri.