Missions & Outreach

Leawood Baptist Church partners with and support various organizations locally and around the world.

Here are some of the things we're involved in.


International Missions

We partner with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention to support missionaries around the world. We also encourage our members to adopt a missionary family to pray for and support individually. In addition. we also encourage and support members to pursue mission work be it short term or as a career. 

North American Missions

We work with the North American Mission Board for the spread of the Gospel and Church Planting. Each year we also take a church mission trip to assist a Church Revitalization effort in North America. 

Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational, evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. We, at Leawood Baptist Church, are privileged to take part in what Samaritan's Purse is doing through Operation Christmas Child. By simply filling a shoe box with toys we are able to impact the life of a child far away. We may never know until heaven the way God used our feeble efforts.

Homeless Ministry

Unexpected job layoffs, long-term illness or illness of a child, divorce, or death of a loved one can turn entire families homeless almost overnight. Leawood Baptist works alongside almost 40 other congregations in Johnson County, helping restore stability to these situationally homeless families. Each congregation take a turn providing meals and transforming our places of worship into modest accommodations. With their basic needs for food and shelter met, guests focus on learning to break the cycle of homelessness. During the day, guests stay in the IHN Family Center where they learn essential life and financial skills from a case manager and licensed clinical social worker.

Bread Ministry

In 2011 David Young approached Leawood Baptist about the possibility of sponsoring his ministry to deliver bread to the needy. We set aside a room to be used as a distribution center and each week David and his team deliver bread and other food to over 25 shelters, missions, food pantries, and individual families in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

The Longest NIght

Each December we put up crosses on our front lawn where they can be clearly seen with the names of each person murdered in the Kansas City area that year. We also host a special memorial service for victims' loved ones called, “The Longest Night”. It takes place on the longest night of the year in recognition that what the families are going through is a long dark night of grieving...But we won’t let them do it alone.