Whether you are looking to take the next step in your faith journey, searching for a great community to be a part of, struggling and looking for support during a difficult time in life, or seeking to give back and serve your neighbors, we are glad you are interested in learning more about Second Presbyterian Church. Check out the following video to learn a little more about us.
Who We Are and What We Believe
We are a loving community, centered around the transformational mission of Jesus Christ, that exists to love God, ourselves and others — whoever, however and wherever they are. For more detailed information about our theology, visit the We Believe page.
Meet Our Staff
Learn more and meet our friendly staff.
Our intimate early service is held from 8:45-9:30 a.m. and is currently meeting in the Sanctuary Transept. Our new traditional service meets from 9:45-10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary. A new informal service, held at 10:45 a.m. will begin on Sunday, October 6, and will meet in the new Community Room. Communion is held on the first Sunday of the month.
On the second and fourth Sundays of the month, The Open Table KC, a church community planted by Second, meets from 6:30-8 p.m. at Second. More information on The Open Table KC can be found at theopentablekc.com.
Location and Parking
Second is located on 55th St. between Brookside Blvd. and Oak St., one mile south of the Plaza. See the map for driving directions.
Parking lots are located on the west and north sides of the church. Visitor reserved spaces are marked in the west side lot. Disabled parking is available in the north lot. Parking is also available on 55th Street and other neighborhood streets.
The main entrance to the Sanctuary is located in the bell tower on the corner of 55th and Oak, with ramp access to the side (transept) door.
On the west side, an entry with steps provides access from the parking lot to the office and fellowship level of the church, as well as stairs to the Sanctuary. Please note that our elevator is currently under construction and not accessible at this time.
What to Wear
You’ll see people wearing whatever they feel comfortable in, from jeans to business casual to “Sunday-best.”
Programs for Children and Youth
Children are always welcome in worship. For kids who need a little more wiggle room, feel free to stop by the children’s play area near the front of the Sanctuary. We also have nursery care (birth to 2 years), Godly Play (4-7 years, pick up on the third floor) and Worship Alive (2nd-5th grades, pick up in the Witherspoon Room – first floor).
Topical, interactive Sunday School classes for children and youth (ages 3-18 years old) are provided at 9 a.m. on the third floor.
Tweens (4th-5th grades) meets every second Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for lunch, fun and fellowship.
Youth Nights (6th-12th grades), which include culinary adventures and conversation, are held on Sundays from 4:30-6 p.m.
For more on our Family Ministries programs, contact children’s director Shelley Wyche at email@example.com or director of church life Jimmy Itczak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday morning adult learning opportunities include on-going classes that relate Bible teaching to the issues of daily life and current events in a discussion format. The Sunday Speaker Series Class features an ever-changing roster of speakers on theological, cultural, and community topics, with time allowed for questions and discussion. Special short-term classes and small groups are also offered from time to time. Sunday School classes are held on Sunday at 9 a.m. More information can be found here.
Will I be Contacted after Visiting?
During worship we invite you to leave your name, contact information, and anything else you would like to share with us on the connection cards. We will send you a short email or note to say thanks for visiting with us. At any point you are also welcome to attend “A First Look at Second” to find out more about Second’s vision.
We Look Forward to Meeting You!
Thanks for considering a visit to Second, and we look forward to meeting you. Feel free to reach out with any questions through our contact us page, on any of our social media channels, or by calling the church office at 816-363-1300.