[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible” type=”legacy”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_2″ layout=”1_2″ last=”false” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=”” min_height=”” border_sizes_top=”0px” border_sizes_bottom=”0px” border_sizes_left=”0px” border_sizes_right=”0px” first=”true” spacing_right=”2%”][fusion_slider hover_type=”none” width=”100%” height=”100%”][fusion_slide type=”image” link=”” linktarget=”_self” lightbox=”yes”]/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/blue-green-river__1435849918_69.23.119.41.jpg[/fusion_slide][fusion_slide type=”image” link=”” linktarget=”_self” lightbox=”yes”]/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/2013-Annual-Meeting__1435850107_69.23.119.41.jpg[/fusion_slide][/fusion_slider][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_2″ layout=”1_2″ last=”true” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=”” min_height=”” border_sizes_top=”0px” border_sizes_bottom=”0px” border_sizes_left=”0px” border_sizes_right=”0px” first=”false” spacing_left=”2%”][fusion_title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”#5eac4d”]Accelerating Hope Together[/fusion_title][fusion_text]We are Blue River – Kansas City Baptist Association, a network of over 130 churches in the Greater Kansas City area who are partnering together for the advancement and flourishing of the Kingdom of God.

Our churches are vastly different from one another: they are urban, rural, and suburban. They range from small to mega-size. They’re blue collar to white collar. Some are contemporary, some are traditional, others are blended. We have African American churches, Hispanic congregations, language missions, and churches that worship in Cambodian, Swahili, Tagalog, Russian, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and French Creole. We have churches that target specific segments of the population, from rockers to outdoorsmen to college students.

What do these diverse churches have in common? Well, aside from being Baptist, they are all committed to banding together to accomplish gospel outreach, church resourcing, community transformation, church planting, and equipping of leaders.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ layout=”1_1″ last=”true” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=”” min_height=”” border_sizes_top=”0px” border_sizes_bottom=”0px” border_sizes_left=”0px” border_sizes_right=”0px” first=”true”][fusion_tagline_box shadow=”yes” shadowopacity=”0.7″ border=”2px” highlightposition=”top” content_alignment=”center” linktarget=”_self” title=”Our vision is:” description=”to be a network of healthy Baptist churches partnering together to transform lives and communities through the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ at home, in North America and around the world.” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ /][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_2″ layout=”1_2″ last=”false” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=”” min_height=”” border_sizes_top=”0px” border_sizes_bottom=”0px” border_sizes_left=”0px” border_sizes_right=”0px” first=”true” spacing_right=”2%”][fusion_title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”#5eac4d”]Who We Are[/fusion_title][fusion_accordion][fusion_toggle title=”How did BRKC come to be?” open=”no”]The BRKC Association was started in 1981 as a merger of the Blue River Baptist Association and the Kansas City Baptist Association. Both had long histories in this region of Missouri, hence the blending of the two names.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Where are BRKC churches located?” open=”no”]BRKC is made up of over 130 churches, primarily in Jackson and Cass Counties of Missouri. We have three partner congregations that gather north of the Missouri River, Kansas City Korean Baptist Church, Crossroads Bible, and Fleming Baptist Church.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Does BRKC have a physical location?” open=”no”]Yes, we have offices at 806 W. Main Street, Greenwood, MO 64034. This building houses our staff, an Executive Director, Associate Director of Missions and their Administrative Assistant. This office also houses materials available for rent.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Why form an Association?” open=”no”]Baptists in America have been forming associations for over 300 years as a way of partnering together to further advance the Kingdom of God. They are a local expression of a fellowship of churches. Church partnerships are an admission that ministry is about building God’s Kingdom, not our own, and that we are a stronger force for His glory together than apart. We believe that voluntary associations are scriptural, given the references in the book of Acts and in Paul’s letters regarding churches helping one another and praying for one another. Being part of an Association reminds us that we are all part of the universal Body of Christ, and we need one another.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”How can I get involved?” open=”no”]We’re glad you asked! There are many ways you can be a part of what we’re doing. Here are a few:

  • Give to the work of BRKC.
  • Join our network of partner churches
  • Join a BRKC Ministry Team
  • Offer your skill or expertise as a resource for other churches and ministries in the area
  • Volunteer with one of our partnership ministries.
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and help us spread the word about what God is doing through us!

You can visit our Get Involved page for more on these opportunities to partner with us.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”What does BRKC do?” open=”no”]In short, we support and enhance the ministries of the churches and to expand outward in new areas of ministry for greater gospel impact here and around the world. All of our ministry work is guided by Vision 2020 and our Master Ministry Plan and is carried out through the help of five Ministry Teams that correlate with the five Vision 2020 objectives. In addition to those specific goals, we are on-call to our churches to train leaders in various aspects of church life.[/fusion_toggle][/fusion_accordion][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_2″ layout=”1_2″ last=”true” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=”” min_height=”” border_sizes_top=”0px” border_sizes_bottom=”0px” border_sizes_left=”0px” border_sizes_right=”0px” first=”false” spacing_left=”2%”][fusion_title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”#5eac4d”]Vision 2020[/fusion_title][fusion_imageframe lightbox=”no” style_type=”none” hover_type=”none” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ align=”center” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ hide_on_mobile=”no”] BRKC Vision 20/20 [/fusion_imageframe][fusion_separator style_type=”shadow” top_margin=”20″ bottom_margin=”20″ alignment=”center” /][fusion_text]

In 2008, we went through a visioning process that resulted in the identification of five ministry objectives we call “Vision 2020”. The five areas form the acrostic G.R.A.C.E., which reminds us that all we do is through the mercy and grace of Jesus; apart from His blessing, our work is in vain. Those 5 areas are:

[/fusion_text][fusion_progress percentage=”100″ filledcolor=”#0792d8″ striped=”no” animated_stripes=”no” textcolor=”#0792d8″]Gospel Outreach[/fusion_progress][fusion_progress percentage=”100″ filledcolor=”#0792d8″ striped=”no” animated_stripes=”no” textcolor=”#0792d8″]Resourcing Churches[/fusion_progress][fusion_progress percentage=”100″ filledcolor=”#0792d8″ striped=”no” animated_stripes=”no” textcolor=”#0792d8″]Assisting Community Transformation[/fusion_progress][fusion_progress percentage=”100″ filledcolor=”#0792d8″ striped=”no” animated_stripes=”no” textcolor=”#0792d8″]Church Planting[/fusion_progress][fusion_progress percentage=”100″ filledcolor=”#0792d8″ striped=”no” animated_stripes=”no” textcolor=”#0792d8″]Equipping Leaders[/fusion_progress][fusion_text]

The Vision 2020 objectives serve as guideposts for BRKC’s ministry efforts. Everything we do is guided by the objectives, goals, and actions plans outlined in our Vision 2020 Master Ministry Plan.

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[/fusion_person][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_3″ layout=”1_3″ last=”false” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=”” min_height=”” border_sizes_top=”0px” border_sizes_bottom=”0px” border_sizes_left=”0px” border_sizes_right=”0px” first=”false” spacing_right=”2%” spacing_left=”2%”][fusion_person name=”Gregg Boll” title=”Associate Director of Missions” picture=”https://blueriver-kansascity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Gregg-Boll.jpg” picture_id=”5507|full” pic_link=”” linktarget=”_self” pic_style=”none” pic_style_blur=”” pic_style_color=”” pic_bordersize=”0″ pic_bordercolor=”” pic_borderradius=”0″ hover_type=”none” background_color=”” content_alignment=”” icon_position=”” social_icon_boxed=”yes” social_icon_boxed_radius=”4px” social_icon_color_type=”” social_icon_colors=”” social_icon_boxed_colors=”” social_icon_tooltip=” ” blogger=”” deviantart=”” digg=”” dribbble=”” dropbox=”” facebook=”https://www.facebook.com/gregory.boll.7?fref=ts” flickr=”” forrst=”” instagram=”” linkedin=”” myspace=”” paypal=”” pinterest=”” reddit=”” rss=”” skype=”” soundcloud=”” spotify=”” tumblr=”” twitter=”” vimeo=”” vk=”” whatsapp=”” xing=”” yahoo=”” yelp=”” youtube=”” email=”[email protected]” show_custom=”no” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=””]Gregg Boll joined BRKC in February of 2013 as the Associate Director. Gregg was ordained in 1985 and has served in several areas of church leadership including youth and education ministry, church planting, and senior pastor. Prior to joining BRKC he served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Crane, Missouri for 14 years. He holds a B.S. in Economics and Finance from Missouri Southern and a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Gregg is married to Terri and they have two grown children.
[/fusion_person][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_3″ layout=”1_3″ last=”true” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=”” min_height=”” border_sizes_top=”0px” border_sizes_bottom=”0px” border_sizes_left=”0px” border_sizes_right=”0px” first=”false” spacing_left=”2%”][fusion_person name=”Amy Cox” title=”Administrative Assistant” picture=”https://blueriver-kansascity.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Head-Shot_3-819×1024.jpg” picture_id=”8879|large” pic_link=”” linktarget=”_self” icon_position=”” blogger=”” deviantart=”” discord=”” digg=”” dribbble=”” dropbox=”” facebook=”” flickr=”” forrst=”” instagram=”” linkedin=”” myspace=”” paypal=”” pinterest=”” reddit=”” rss=”” skype=”” teams=”” soundcloud=”” spotify=”” telegram=”” tiktok=”” tumblr=”” twitch=”” twitter=”” vimeo=”” vk=”” wechat=”” whatsapp=”” xing=”” yahoo=”” yelp=”” youtube=”” email=”[email protected]” phone=”” show_custom=”no” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” margin_top_medium=”” margin_right_medium=”” margin_bottom_medium=”” margin_left_medium=”” margin_top_small=”” margin_right_small=”” margin_bottom_small=”” margin_left_small=”” margin_top=”” margin_right=”” margin_bottom=”” margin_left=”” pic_style=”none” pic_style_blur=”” pic_style_color=”” hue=”” saturation=”” lightness=”” alpha=”” pic_bordersize=”0″ pic_bordercolor=”” pic_borderradius=”0″ hover_type=”none” background_color=”” content_alignment=”” social_icon_tooltip=” ” social_icon_boxed=”yes” social_box_border_top=”” social_box_border_right=”” social_box_border_bottom=”” social_box_border_left=”” social_icon_boxed_radius=”4px” social_icon_color_type=”” social_icon_colors=”” social_icon_boxed_colors=”” social_box_border_color=”” social_icon_colors_hover=”” social_box_colors_hover=”” social_box_border_color_hover=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_offset=””]Amy Cox joined our staff as our Administrative Assistant in March of 2022. Amy has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She is eager to get to know all of the churches in the Association and is looking forward to serving them. Amy is a member of Heart of Life Church where her husband, Matt, is an Associate Pastor. They have one daughter, Claire.[/fusion_person][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_3″ layout=”1_3″ last=”false” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=”” min_height=”” border_sizes_top=”0px” border_sizes_bottom=”0px” border_sizes_left=”0px” border_sizes_right=”0px” first=”true” spacing_right=”2%”][fusion_person name=”Travis Hamm” title=”College Minister” picture=”https://blueriver-kansascity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/TRAVIS-HAMM2-1_pp.jpg” picture_id=”5624|full” pic_link=”” linktarget=”_self” icon_position=”” blogger=”” deviantart=”” discord=”” digg=”” dribbble=”” dropbox=”” facebook=”https://www.facebook.com/travis.hamm.167?fref=ts” flickr=”” forrst=”” instagram=”” linkedin=”https://www.linkedin.com/pub/travis-hamm/73/446/640″ myspace=”” paypal=”” pinterest=”” reddit=”” rss=”” skype=”” teams=”” soundcloud=”” spotify=”” telegram=”” tiktok=”” tumblr=”” twitch=”” twitter=”https://twitter.com/Travhamm” vimeo=”” vk=”” wechat=”” whatsapp=”” xing=”” yahoo=”” yelp=”” youtube=”” email=”[email protected]” phone=”” show_custom=”no” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” margin_top_medium=”” margin_right_medium=”” margin_bottom_medium=”” margin_left_medium=”” margin_top_small=”” margin_right_small=”” margin_bottom_small=”” margin_left_small=”” margin_top=”” margin_right=”” margin_bottom=”” margin_left=”” pic_style=”none” pic_style_blur=”” pic_style_color=”” hue=”” saturation=”” lightness=”” alpha=”” pic_bordersize=”0″ pic_bordercolor=”” pic_borderradius=”0″ hover_type=”none” background_color=”” content_alignment=”” social_icon_tooltip=” ” social_icon_boxed=”yes” social_box_border_top=”” social_box_border_right=”” social_box_border_bottom=”” social_box_border_left=”” social_icon_boxed_radius=”4px” social_icon_color_type=”” social_icon_colors=”” social_icon_boxed_colors=”” social_box_border_color=”” social_icon_colors_hover=”” social_box_colors_hover=”” social_box_border_color_hover=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_offset=””]Travis Hamm has been BRKC’s College Minister since 2007. After obtaining a B.A. in Vocal Music Performance from Northwest Missouri State University, he returned to Kansas City. He obtained his Masters of Divinity, emphasis in College Ministry, from Midwestern in 2011. Travis led a ministry at UMKC for several years before becoming a Collegiate Ministry Strategist for the Missouri Baptist Convention. He is also the director of Collegiate Impact, a network of churches and individuals reaching college students across the KC Metro area. 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A native of Nicaragua, Luis has been involved with church planting since 1992. He was ordained in 1997 and received a B.A. from Hannibal-LaGrange University in 2002. In 2007, he obtained a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently enrolled in their Doctoral program. 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