"It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, its only a passing thing this shadow. Even darkness must pass." - J. R. R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings
Kansas City, known as the gateway to the west and one know by the name early on as Westport. The city's name is partially a misnomer. There are two towns named Kansas City. One is in Kansas, the other Missouri. The larger and more prominent of the two is the Missouri side Kansas City, where the skyscrapers are on the south side of the Missouri and Kansas rivers. Both sides of the moniker wanted to be known by the same name for economic reasons. The Missouri side, in the end, won out in size due to many geographic factors relating to the layout of the ever changing Missouri river and it's treacherous sandbars.
Many famous and quite noteworthy people hail from this once agrarian and cattle town. Walt Disney, Paul Rudd, Walter Cronkite, Ginger Rogers, Don Cheadle, Ed Asner, Jason Sudeikis, and Amelia Earhart to name just a few all hail from KC, as it is known to locals, has a long history of Scientology in it's past and present. The first Scientology organization in the United States began near Kansas City, in Wichita, Kansas. Many early well known Scientologist in the early days came from roots based in KC back in the very early 1950s before Ron set up a small organization in Phoenix, Arizona. After a rough beginning with the board of directors concept that LRH soon disabused himself of, and dealings with a fellow named Jack Parsons, the founding church in Wichita moved to Phoenix. Which fortunately turned out to be a much better place for the early fledgling organization to grow it's early roots.
Scientology in the early 1970s in Missouri, in general, was a booming proposition. The Saint Louis organization was always a hotbed for activity, and Kansas City's mission was incredibly busy. Sprouted as an offshoot from Saint Louis' burgeoning success in public who traveled there from KC before the mission was established. KC Mission was technically much larger than most missions in the number of public as well as statistically up until 1982 when the changes occurred to the Mission network structure with arbitrary orders from uplines. Moreover, demands for more money from the COS at the infamous mission holders conference fiasco ensured that both organizations were never the same after this turning point in the Church's history took place.
Kansas City languished for years with one staff member holding all hats, off and on until landing a more permanent location (and two Sea Org garrison missionaries ) on Broadway, for over twenty years in two locations, then moving to 39th and Main street again after that to present.
A weathered but wise tree grows in Kansas City
With the changes to the tech in Scientology, deletions and purposefully omitted data in the books, lectures, and tech, not to mention the draconian leadership, arbitrary IAS formation, and much more, we decided to start our own "Independent" organization in 2013, being trained FLAG auditors. Traveling the US to deliver all Scientology oriented services, both auditing and training without the arbitraries, after five years, 48 success stories, and over 200,000+ miles.... we decided to plant roots in our home town and leave the traveling behind us.
As of early January 2019, we opened our brick and mortar org here in Kansas City, Missouri with two auditing rooms, practical, and theory course rooms and a fun grand opening party. More offices are opening later this winter here at the Org. for the establishment then qualifications division, as well as other supportive offices to open divisionally on our organizing board as we continue to expand. Currently, we have 6 staff to serve you globally, online, and here in Kansas City.
We are very fond of Kansas City and it's people. We are looking forward to helping those in our community with lectures, auditing, and training, along with many other surprises to come in 2019 from the AO-GP. All are welcome to our Organization offices seven days a week.
Just email us to set up a time to converse at the org; [email protected] or call (816) 922-9871.
More expansion over the summer!