13720 Roe Ave.
Leawood, KS 66224
24000 W. Valley Parkway
Olathe, KS 66061
1522 McGee St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
601 NE Jefferson Street
Blue Springs, MO 64014
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Faithwork is an entry point into local missions at Resurrection and provides a meaningful way to participate in the mission of God by serving others. Faithwork offers easy, pre-planned serving opportunities that require nothing of you except willing hands and a desire to serve.
Each Faithwork event begins by meeting at 1522 McGee at 9 am, and then we go out into the community to serve at one of the 4-5 locations for that day.
Download our directory with Faithwork locations and maps to get directions.
For questions about Faithwork Downtown contact Patrick McLaughlin at (816) 979-1344, or email using the form below.
Resurrection's Disaster Response Ministry serves and shares Christ when an unexpected disaster or crisis has damaged the security of individuals, families and communities. The Disaster Response Team demonstrates the love and hope found in Christ through practical and significant acts of kindness, mercy, witness and care.
We have been in contact with Rev. Hector F. Ortiz Vidal, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Puerto Rico and will be partnering with Heart to Heart International and Hen House Markets to deliver pallets of food and other necessities that were requested. You can contribute to this Disaster Response effort online now through Oct 23rd. If you would like to be part of the response to Puerto Rico please fill out this online form.
We continue to recieve financial contributions that will allow us to partner with some of the United Methodist Churches in the hardest hit areas, providing financial grants to be used to aid those most impacted by Harvey and Irma. This anchors our relief efforts with local churches that can provide ongoing pastoral care while addressing the physical needs of their neighbors in these affected communities. You can contribute to this effort online.
The rebuilding phase of these multiple disasters will take months and even years in some of the communities decimated by the hurricanes. Many of the immediate needs of emergency relief are being addressed by organizations like the United Methodist Committee on Relief and Heart to Heart International as well as others who are faithfully responding at this critical time. We as a church family need to begin to prepare ourselves for the long term recovery efforts.
All overnight trips require Safe Gatherings certification. We are currently working on more Fall & Winter trip dates, please check back for updates. See below for the scheduled October trip.
Safe Gatherings is the United Methodist Church's Great Plains Annual Conference training for the protection of minors and vulnerable adults. This online course takes very little time but the background check can take several weeks to process. Learn more about the Safe Gatherings process and begin your certification here.
Have a conversation with your doctor about what immunizations you might need for a trip.
You must have current ERT & Safe Gatherings certification for the following Oct. 22nd-28th trip:
For questions about Disaster Response contact Stewart Curtright at (913) 544-0710, or email using the form below.
JOY (Joyfully Offering Yourself) in Serving is Resurrection's holiday mission program. Serve or donate and learn more about local area organizations and the work being done in Kansas City to alleviate the effects of poverty. Opportunities will be published October 28, 2017, for this holiday season.
For questions about JOY in Serving contact Patrick McLaughlin at (816) 979-1344, or email using the form below.
Our Truck Ministry supports multiple local impact ministries. Without our team of dedicated drivers our ministries would not be able to operate at the level we do. Our drivers support hunger, clothing, computers, furnishings, education and much more.
BECOME A HOLY HAULER FOR FURNISHINGS MINISTRY
Holy Haulers are the team of guys and gals who pick up donations from individuals and corporations. Vehicles range from minivans to large box trucks. Drive at your own comfort level. Join a weekday, weeknight or Saturday morning team, serving weekly, bi-weekly or on a monthly rotation.
How You Can Serve: 5-8 volunteers are needed for each delivery shift to help rearrange boxes onto pallets to prepare orders for delivery, load the truck and deliver food to local pantries.
Delivery Dates: Deliveries take place in the mornings from 8:15 am-noon. For specific delivery dates, contact Floyd Barkman at email@example.com.
Registration: Contact Floyd Barkman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements: Volunteers must be 16 and older, and able to repeatedly lift heavy boxes (up to 40 lbs).
Where: Meet at Resurrection Mission Center at 15455 Metcalf Avenue. Click here for driving directions.
For questions, contact Floyd Barkman at email@example.com.
Our TRUCK drivers must comply with DOT regulations and the following requirements must be met:
If you are interested in becoming driver for one of our ministries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about Local Impact Mission Truck Ministry contact Michelle VanPelt at (913) 232-4116, or email using the form below.
Greeters are often the first face of Resurrection Downtown and help to welcome those who are coming to worship. Greeters generally serve once a month 30 minutes prior to service and 15 minutes after the start of service by offering a warm smile and friendly welcome to our many guests and members.
For questions about Greeters & Connection Point contact Shannon Endicott at (816) 979-1341, or email using the form below.
A Child's Hope ministry offers volunteers an opportunity to work with children and teens in foster care through a variety of programs that support foster children, foster care parents and adoption.
Join us for an information meeting about foster/adopt May 22. Click here for more information and to register.
Our mission is to support foster and forever families and share Christ's love with children and teens in foster care.
A Child's Hope ministry is not affiliated with any national organization and is solely a ministry of The Church of the Resurrection. Please check out the other pages to learn more about the opportunities.
For questions about A Child's Hope contact Roberta Lyle at (913) 544-0254, or email using the form below.
Explore the many opportunities available for partnering with Hondurans to transform their communities. Each trip has a purpose, some of which are listed below:
In 2017, Resurrection is offering the following trips to Honduras:
Honduras, located in Central America between Guatemala and Nicaragua, is a country of mountains, forests and farms. There are more than 7 million people living in this country, which is about the size of Louisiana. Most Honduras speak Spanish, although the Amerindian/mestizo population may speak other Spanish dialects. English is widely spoken in the north. Resurrection teams usually fly into the capital city of Tegucigalpa, and some take a day to visit the Maya ruins at Copán, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Honduras is one of the poorest regions in Central America; its economy is primarily agricultural and the annual per capital income is about $2,500 USD.
Resurrection partners with the Methodist Church in Honduras, working mostly with the Methodist Church in El Obraje and the Cristo Resucitado Methodist Church in Ciudad España.
Through our partnership with the Methodist Church of Honduras, we sell Honduran coffee at The Spring, our coffee shop at Resurrection Leawood. Purchasing this coffee helps transform Honduran communities by:
The coffee, which is Rainforest Alliance Certified, is produced with sustainable agricultural practices to help conserve natural resources, ecosystems and wildlife, preserve worker's rights and benefits, and create a positive impact on the local community.
Coffee grown in the shade of the forest canopy protects the plants from rain and sun, helps maintain the soil quality and reduces need for insect control because a greater number of natural wildlife live in the habitat.
Due to increasing demand for coffee, many traditional farms have converted to sun growth plantations where the tropical forest is cut down, producing a higher yield for the short-term, but also greater soil erosion and pesticide use.
For just $37.50/month ($450/year) you can provide a child with a private faith-based school education at the Juan Wesley School in Ciudad España. This amount will provide tuition, books and materials and a school uniform for your sponsored child. Your child will be able to write to you each year to tell you about their progress, and they will be monitored to assure that they achieve the school's academic goals.
Child sponsors who join a short-term serve team to Honduras have opportunities to meet the child they sponsor, interact with other Juan Wesley students and support the school. Learn more or sponsor a child by downloading and filling out this form.
To learn about other ways Resurrection is partnering with Hondurans, visit our blog.
For questions about Honduras contact Sheree Reece at (913) 232-4127, or email using the form below.
The Church of the Resurrection has been in relationship with local, African church leaders for more than 10 years. We began sending serve teams to Africa in 1998, through two partnerships associated with the Methodist Church of Southern Africa. To learn more about how Resurrection is supporting South Africa, visit our blog.
In 2017, Resurrection is sponsoring the following serve trips to South Africa:
The Methodist Church of Southern Africa envisions a Christ-healed Africa. Methodist Churches in the country of South Africa are clustered into circuits, and The Church of the Resurrection partners with the Clerpine Circuit to build churches for and with impoverished congregations within that circuit. The Clerpine Circuit consists of 23 congregations served by 11 pastors. In partnership with local South African church communities, Resurrection has assisted in the construction of five church buildings, including Thornwood, Mariannridge, Emmaus, Nazareth and Samungu. We are currently in the process of partnering with two additional church communities, KwaDabeka and Ekuphileni, as they construct their church buildings. These churches are all a part of the Nehemiah Project, which is supported by the Clerpine Circuit. Each one of these church buildings is used to uplift the community. Thornwood has a drop-in center for child-headed households; Mariannridge and Emmaus have preschools. Resurrection also partners with the Clerpine Circuit to support children, youth and adult programs, including vacation Bible camps, youth leadership training and adult education conferences and events.
South Africa, at the southernmost tip of the African continent, has a diverse population and a democratic government; it is still recovering from years of lost education and economic opportunity from the decades of race-based apartheid. Despite thriving mining and high-tech industries, South Africa still struggles with high unemployment as well as the health care burden of the AIDS epidemic.
There are a mix of languages and religions in South Africa, but Christianity is the main religion in most of sub-Saharan Africa. There are actually three capitals in South Africa - Bloemfontein, Cape Town, and Pretoria - but Resurrection teams most often travel in and out of the country's largest city, Johannesburg. Teams usually serve in Mooiplaas, in the Gauteng Province southwest of Pretoria; teams may help students and staff at the Ditshego preschool, help teachers learn basic computer skills, or teach basic preventive health care.
For questions about South Africa contact Elisa Velez-Makar at (913) 544-0788, or email using the form below.
The Church of the Resurrection is working to empower Malawians to give them a fighting chance for a future with HOPE. How are we making this happen? Through the Methodist Church, we partner to provide opportunities for abundant life, address basic needs, develop self-sustaining economic empowerment, offer health education and medical rehabilitation. Resurrection also works with our partners to support opportunities for spiritual formation and pastoral leadership, early childhood education, and life skills training. To learn more, visit our blog.
In 2017, Resurrection is sponsoring the following serve trips to Malawi:
On January 1, 2009, the Malawi United Methodist Church celebrated their status as the new Missionary Conference of the United Methodist Church. Their status reflects the dedication, sacrifices and prayers of Malawian pastors and laity who have planted and nurtured this young church over the past two decades. They grew from a handful of churches to a thriving conference of 22 circuits and more than 140 churches, based on the passion and commitment of John Wesley to preach the Good News. They work to serve those in the most rural villages, hoping to set Malawi on fire for Christ.
Rev. Daniel Mhone, the Church's District Superintendent, supervises 24 pastors appointed in largely rural circuits where 85 percent of the church members survive day-to-day as subsistence farmers.The 22 circuits of the Malawi UMC are each served by one pastor who is responsible for 3 to 20 local churches within a 150-300 square mile region. The pastors work tirelessly as advocates for vital infrastructure in the communities where they serve, such as borehole wells that can provide clean drinking water for families as well as water for washing and irrigation for gardens.
The Church of the Resurrection partners with ZOE, a three-year program developed in Africa that empowers orphans and vulnerable children around the world to overcome extreme poverty, become fully self-reliant, and learn of God’s love for them. ZOE is currently active in Kenya, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Liberia, Guatemala and India.
ZOE’s indigenous program facilitators ensure children know about their rights, are free from abuse and exploitation, and can find a safe place to live. Children learn skills such as farming and animal husbandry at monthly meetings. ZOE then provides tools, seeds and farm animals to the children so they can grow and raise their own food.
Learn more at http://www.zoehelps.org.
Malawi is a landlocked country of 10.5 million people, most of whom live in rural areas east of Zambia, west of Mozambique and south of Tanzania. Like Zimbabwe, it was colonized by English-speaking Europeans in the 1800s. Malawi gained its independence from Great Britain in 1964, and became a democratic republic in 1994. Lilongwe is its capital city. The annual per capita income is $800. Some 80 percent of the population is Christian, 55 percent of whom are Protestant.
For questions about Malawi contact Elisa Velez-Makar at (913) 544-0788, or email using the form below.
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Clothing and More Ministries support 22 local pantries and ministry partners in the Kansas City area! Through your generous donations we are able to help clothe those in poverty and facing homelessness.
Our pantry partners try to provide their clients not only clothing but other household items such as linens, toiletries, small medical supplies (such as shower chairs and crutches), decorative items, children's games/toys and books.
We take clean, undamaged, quality items of all kinds, but we cannot accept everything. Before you bring it to us, ask yourself if you would give it to a good friend in need. If you wouldn't, we probably can't take it.
Clothing should be in good condition, in current style and ready to wear. We accept men's, women's and children's clothing. We also accept specialty items such as prom or wedding dresses, accessories (purses and jewelry) and shoes.
All household items should be in good working condition. If it doesn't work or is broken please discard.
Urgently Needed Donations include:
Donations area accepted daily in the collections bins marked clothing and household goods. These large rolling bins are located inside the SW doors of the Leawood Campus, Building A. Please click here for a full list of desirable donations. Tax receipts are available for donated items.
We have needs on our sorting team as well as for drivers. Learn more about how you can serve in this ministry here.
For questions about Clothing and More Ministries contact Michelle VanPelt at (913) 232-4116, or email using the form below.
My Father's House Furnishes Hope to those in need by collecting, preparing and distributing donated furnishings and home essentials, transforming the lives of program participants, donors and servants into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. We seek to offer a 'hand up' by meeting the household furnishings needs in Kansas City's urban and suburban communities through donated resources.
Resurrection's Furnishings Ministry seeks to ensure that no child or adult has to live in a home without adequate furniture, and to lead the effort in recycling usable household furnishings.
Furnishings donation & drop off options:
Please keep in mind that all donations go to families with a qualified need. Our prayer is that every donated item will be a blessing and honor the recipient.
For information about how to serve in this ministry please see My Father's House Volunteer Opportunities.
For questions, please contact us at 913-544-0755 or email email@example.com.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.