Contemplative Outreach of Central Missouri  is one of many spiritual networks of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel. The common desire for Divine transformation, primarily expressed through a commitment to a daily Centering Prayer practice, unites our international, interdenominational community.

Today, Contemplative Outreach annually serves over 40,000 people; supports
over 90 active contemplative chapters in 39 countries; supports over 800
prayer groups; teaches over 15,000 people the practice of Centering Prayer and
other contemplative practices through locally-hosted workshops; and provides
training and resources to local chapters and volunteers. We also publish and
distribute the wisdom teachings of Fr. Thomas Keating and other resources
that support the contemplative life. For more information about the vision of Contemplative Outreach, LTD visit our Contemplative Outreach Principles page.​​

has been serving
the contemplative community in Central MO since 2012.  Our mission area coincides with the boundaries of the Diocese of Jefferson City.  We are a chapter of Contemplative Outreach,
Ltd., an international spiritual network with offices in Butler, N.J. 

​   Our mission is to teach the method of Centering Prayer and to support those who’s Spiritual Journey includes a practice of this prayer.

Fr. Thomas Keating