Brian Johnson

Founder and Director, Kansas City Underground

Brian Johnson serves as one of the founders and directors of the Kansas City Underground, a mission agency and decentralized network of missionaries and microchurches in Kansas City. KCUG’s forty-year vision is to have a missionary on every street and a microchurch in every network of relationships, connecting with training Hubs throughout the city, saturating Kansas City with the beauty, justice, and Good News of Jesus.

Brian and his wife Kristen live as missionaries with their five kids in their neighborhood, seeking to build an extended spiritual family there.

Articles

May 22, 2024

The Next Chapter for Leading Microchurch Networks with Joel Repic

Exponential NEXT Podcast Episode 16 Series: The Next Chapter for Leading Microchurch Networks In this conversation, Brian Johnson and Rob Wegner interview Joel Repic, who...

May 15, 2024

The Next Chapter for Leading Microchurch Networks with Bobby Frazier

Exponential NEXT Podcast Episode 15 Series: The Next Chapter for Leading Microchurch Networks In this episode of the Microchurch NEXT podcast, Rob Wegner and Brian...

May 8, 2024

The Next Chapter for Leading Microchurch Networks with Taylor Rogers and Gabrielle Leonard

Exponential NEXT Podcast Episode 14 Series: The Next Chapter for Leading Microchurch Networks In this conversation, Brian Johnson and Rob Wegner interview Taylor Rogers and...

May 1, 2024

The Next Chapter for Leading Microchurch Networks with Tomy Wilkerson

Exponential NEXT Podcast Episode 13 Series: The Next Chapter for Leading Microchurch Networks In this episode of the Microchurch NEXT podcast, Rob Wegner and Brian...

April 24, 2024

The Next Chapter for Leading Microchurch Networks with Steven and Lucia Barr

Exponential NEXT Podcast Episode 12 Series: The Next Chapter for Leading Microchurch Networks Stephen and Lucia Barr share their journey of starting Cast Member Church,...

February 5, 2024

Cultivating Social Momentum

Microchurches are extended spiritual families. They don’t just form overnight. They emerge over the course of time as loving disciplemakers incarnate within networks of relationships,...

August 28, 2023

Informal and Formal Disciplemaking: Movements Require Both

Moses tells the people of Israel in Deuteronomy 6:4-5, “The Lord, your God, the Lord is one,” and “Love the Lord your God with all...

May 22, 2023

Microchurch Movements: The Starting Point Is Returning to Jesus

In 2020, we (KC Underground) felt a particular passion to begin equipping leadership teams in the systems and structures that have shaped our team. We...

July 5, 2022

Counting vs. Measuring

When it comes to keeping score, churches in North America typically focus on three metrics: buildings, budgets, and the number of people in seats. There...