Open Arms logo We exist as a congregation to bring people to Jesus Christ and discover new life in community with him through fellowship, education, service, invitation, and worship.

Street Address:

1021 W College, Independence MO 64050

Mailing Address:

500 W Pacific, Independence MO 64050

Dave Winship, Co-pastor

Shawn Mallas, Co-pastor

Dave McDonald, Co-pastor


Here you will find websites that may be helpful in a variety of ways--community resources, coping with addictions, job resources.... We will continue to add them as we become aware. If you have a site to suggest, please contact either of the co-pastors with information.

We offer them simply as options for individuals to look into. We have no affiliation with any of them.

Addictions - Our faith-based recovery homes in the Kansas City metro area provide spiritual growth, emotional stability, and direction to prepare men and women on their journey from addiction while seeking a purposeful life in our community. - At Best Drug Rehabilitation we have a goal to make every patient that we treat feel as comfortable as possible while they are in our facilities and help every patient through the stages of their addiction treatment, so that each individual can have the best chance to start fresh once they have left our treatment facilities.

Children and Youth - site to help young people deal with peer pressure - The Child Abuse Prevention Association is committed to providing a variety of prevention and treatment services to the children and their families throughout our community.

Domestic Violence - Hope House provides shelter and comprehensive services fo victims of domestic violence in the Kansas City metro area.

Housing - reStart's goal is to end homelessness in Kansas City. They provide housing and supportive servies to help homeless men, women, youth, and families move toward independence and self-sufficiency. - Hillcrest Transitional Housing is a program that helps homeless families become self-supportive, self-reliant contributers to society. - listing of links to homeless shelters and supportive housing in the Kansas City area

Job Search - an Employment and Resource Empowerment Program for "At Risk Job Seekers"

Miscellaneous Links - The mission of Community Services League is to empower families to move from poverty to self sufficiency. - Cherith Brook is a residential Christian community committed to sharing table fellowship with strangers and resources with each other. Check out their weekly schedule, which includes showers, community meals, haircuts, front porth hootenanny and other events.

Sexual Abuse -  Kansas City's only recovery program dedicated solely to victims of prostitution and commercial sexual exploitation - MOCSA exists to lessen the ill effects of sexual assault and abuse through prevention, education, intervention, treatment and advocacy