We exist to the end of being, and reproducing, gospel transformed disciples of Jesus Christ who live for the glory of God and for the good of the city.

Bales Avenue Community Church is a church in the Historic Northeast of Kansas City, with a commitment to glorifying God through city-wide gospel transformation, training and equipping, disciples of Jesus, church leaders and future planters.

Brief History

Bale’s Avenue Community Church was re-born in 2014 out of “Bale’s Baptist Church” and a new church plant named Living Faith KC. In the fall of 2013, both churches began to consider having Living Faith steward the Bale’s Legacy. Living Faith KC had a Missional mindset and heart to see gospel transformation take place in the heart of the city. The merger was completed in the last week of December 2013, and Bales Avenue Community Church was born. We are excited to see what God is going to do with us in the coming years!


The Gospel Message – We are committed to the Gospel, which is salvation by Grace through Faith in Christ alone.

God’s People With a Mission – As God sent his son, so are we sent into the world to proclaim the message of reconciliation to the Father through Christ.

Community – Real life Christianity takes place in the context of relationships and community, which can only happen when we spend time with one another!

Making Disciples of all Nations – we have an every nation call to bring the gospel to the ends of the earth.

Every member a minister ­– Every believer is called to be a functioning part of the body of Christ. We are committed to the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry; we stand strongly against consumer Christianity.

Families – We are committed to Godly families; we believe parents are the primary disciplers of their children. Yet we also acknowledge that there are many spiritual orphans in need of discipleship, and we will not refrain from teaching children where others who are more mature in the faith share what God has previously shown them through others.

Marked by “Humility” – We desire as a church to be marked by living out the gospel in biblical Humility. We are determined to fight pride and cultivate humility. We believe that God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble.

Leadership Development – Bales Avenue Community Church places a strong emphasis on discipleship. We are committed to multiplying disciplers, planting churches, and global missions. We believe God has structured His Church in a way that should multiply and reproduce itself through new churches being planted. It is our hope that we work to that end in Christ.