City Union Mission

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* City Union Mission is an evangelical Christian ministry committed to sharing the gospel and meeting the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of men, women and children who are poor or homeless.

* Last year, 697 guests committed their lives to Christ at City Union Mission.

* City Union Mission served over 346,000 meals for the hungry and provided over 141,000 beds for the weary in 2009.

* City Union Mission's doors are open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

* City Union Mission offers half of the emergency shelter beds in downtown Kansas City, with both a men's shelter and a women/family shelter.

* City Union Mission is the largest rescue mission in a six-state area.

* City Union Mission does not receive government funding; we rely completely on support from individuals, businesses, foundations, organizations and churches.

* City Union Mission celebrates its 85th anniversary in 2009; the doors opened on September 15, 1924.

* City Union Mission is the only shelter in Kansas City with infirmary beds for those who are ill or injured.

* City Union Mission operates the Hotline for the Homeless, which allows the homeless to call a single number to find available shelter in the area.

* City Union Mission prevents homelessness through community assistance, such as assisting community clients with bills, school supplies, clothing, food, and holiday projects.

* City Union Mission hosts a camp in the Ozarks, CAMP CUMCITO, for 500 low-income children during the summer.

* City Union Mission holds after-school programs for low-income children including tutoring and activities.

* City Union Mission offers Learning Centers at the Men's Center and Family Center that assist guests with building resumes, obtaining GEDs, SAT preparation, tutoring, and more.

1100 E. 11th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Mission Statement: 

City Union Mission is an evangelical Christian ministry committed to sharing the Gospel and meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women, children who are poor or homeless.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

City Union Mission is a non-denominational, religious/social welfare organization founded in 1924. Section 2, Article X of the Articles of Association states: At no time during the existence of said City Union Mission, Inc. shall its objects and purposes be conducted at variance with the following doctrinal statement. We believe:

1. The Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, are divinely inspired, infallible, inerrant, entirely trustworthy, and the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct

2. There is one God, Creator of all and eternally existent in three persons Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

3. In the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ (God manifest in the flesh), in His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, His present rule as Head of the Church, and His personal return in power and glory.

4. Man is born with a fallen nature and is therefore lost and sinful; that by faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ (through grace and apart from works), and regeneration of the Holy Spirit any person is saved and becomes a child of God.

5. In the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit; in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a godly life to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.

6. In the spiritual unity of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ.

7. In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved will be glorified and reign with Jesus Christ and those who are lost will suffer eternal damnation.

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