A KANSAS CITY LANDMARK The Beaux Arts masterpiece that is now home to the Church of Scientology Kansas City was constructed in 1926 as the home of City Bank. The seven-story structure rises prominently on Grand Boulevard, one of the city’s major thoroughfares. Designed by the prominent architecture firm of Holden, Ferris and Barnes, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The magnificently restored facility, built in 1926, is a city landmark and registered historic site of national significance. The basement features the original bank vault made up of “SteelCrete,” a technological innovation for banks of the day consisting of a complex system of interwoven steel set in thin layers of concrete.
After acquiring the landmark U-shaped building, the Church worked with artisans to preserve architecturally and historically significant features. The beamed wooden ceiling, painted in an “Aztec” pattern, and the original lighting fixtures, massive in proportion and forged in brass and wrought iron, were restored to their original splendor.
RECEPTION Open seven days a week, morning to night, the Church of Scientology Kansas City Reception welcomes anyone wishing to obtain an introduction to Dianetics and Scientology.
SCIENTOLOGY PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTER The Public Information Center offers over 500 films, providing a complete introduction to every aspect of Dianetics and Scientology. It includes the beliefs and practices of the religion, a biographical presentation on the life and legacy of Founder L. Ron Hubbard as well as the many humanitarian initiatives and community outreach programs the Church supports.
INTRODUCTORY SERVICES The Church of Scientology Kansas City provides for the delivery of all Introductory Services. These include an entire array of Scientology Life Improvement Courses to help better any aspect of one’s life.
Among the many services available are evening and weekend Dianetics and Scientology seminars imparting an overview of the fundamental principles and their application for living.
DIANETICS & SCIENTOLOGY BOOKSTORE The Church of Scientology Kansas City Bookstore makes available L. Ron Hubbard’s works on Dianetics and Scientology. In all, Mr. Hubbard’s legacy comprises tens of millions of published words in dozens of books and thousands of recorded lectures. A Materials Guide Chart provides an informational overview of every book and lecture series and the subjects contained within each. Materials are available in 50 languages.
THE PURIFICATION CENTER Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard developed the Purification Program to free individuals from the mental and spiritual damage caused by drugs and toxins through a regimen of exercise, sauna and nutrition—all of which are provided for in the Purification Center. The mural depicts the story of the “Heart of America”—a vital junction for the westward expansion of the United States as well as a seminal value for America’s original art form, jazz.
HUBBARD GUIDANCE CENTER The Hubbard Guidance Center is where Scientologists receive one-on-one spiritual counseling, known as auditing. Just beyond the waiting room are 20 auditing rooms.
Each one of the auditing rooms is ideally appointed to provide the calm, distraction-free setting requisite to achieving spiritual enlightenment.
THE ACADEMY The Academy is where Scientologists train to become auditors (spiritual counselors), capable of applying the technology of auditing to help others attain spiritual freedom. The Kansas City Academy comprises multiple course rooms, each devoted to a different aspect of training.
THE HEARTLAND CAFÉ The Café welcomes visitors touring the Church and provides a gathering place for those attending the many scheduled events. It further provides for parishioners during breaks in their Scientology services.
THE CHAPEL The Chapel, lined with the Codes and Creed of the Church of Scientology, provides for all congregational ceremonies and services—including Sunday Services, Weddings and Naming Ceremonies. The Chapel also serves as an ideal venue for workshops, banquets and events, in the name of community collaboration for the betterment of Kansas City.
THE OFFICE OF L. RON HUBBARD As is traditional in all Churches of Scientology, the Office of L. Ron Hubbard stands in honor of the religion’s Founder and symbolizes that this Church is true to his writings and ideals.
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY KANSAS CITY
It is with great pride we welcome you to our Church.
Since 1982, we have served a growing congregation in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Today, from our landmark location in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District, we are honored to extend our help to communities throughout the region.