Wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

The Kansas-Oklahoma Conference welcomes you!


We are a communion of historic and emerging congregations sharing the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


We invite you to join our inclusive community. 

History

We are a Conference with diverse and dynamic congregations. Some of our member congregations were established in the 1800s, before either Kansas or Oklahoma became states, while others are newly formed.


We are a multi-racial and multi-ethnic Conference embracing congregations from American Samoa, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, as well as Pentecostal and European traditions. A number of congregations have identified themselves as Open and Affirming (welcoming persons of all sexual orientations).


Together we bear witness to the teaching of Scripture. We affirm that Christ has broken down the dividing wall (Ephesians 2:14). We are guided by the prayer of Jesus, “that they all may be one” (Gospel of John 17:21). This prayer is the motto of the United Church of Christ.

Kansas-Oklahoma Conference welcomes you... because of who you are!

The Kansas-Oklahoma Conference is a member of the United Church of Christ and we are an Open and Affirming Conference! (ONA) What does that mean? It means that persons of all sexual orientations, race, gender, ability, social economic status, etc. are welcome, celebrated and invited to participate fully in the life of the Kansas-Oklahoma Conference. When WE say ALL are welcome, we mean ALL!

Our Partnerships & Polity

The Kansas-Oklahoma Conference shares a global partnership with the Madhya Kerala Diocese of the Church of South India, and the Evangelical Church in Baden, Germany, a member of the United Evangelical Church of Germany. Individual congregations have partnerships with congregations in Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Pacific Islands.


The polity of the United Church of Christ is congregational. The Conference Council, whose members come from the member congregations, is the governing body of the Conference. Our national offices are based in Cleveland, Ohio.