First, let’s focus on the Leawood Campus ministry, group, or class you’re interested in by choosing a life stage below:
Please join Chris Folmsbee Director of Adult Discipleship, Rev. Jeff Kirby Minister of Alpha and Men’s Ministry, Michelle Kirby Associate Director of Discipleship, Rev. Chris Abel Pastor of Young Adults and Darrell Holtz Adult Discipleship Program Director of Curriculum for this year’s Advent study. Each week they will take us through the Gospel of Matthew, exploring the key themes of watching, repenting, healing and loving through a portrait of Jesus. These four themes will be explored each week, beginning Tuesday evenings, November 28 through December 19, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Student Center located in Building C at the Leawood campus.
For questions about Advent Study 2017 call Jordan Buscher at (913) 544-0294, or email using the form below.
Join us on the greatest journey ever - knowing, loving and serving God! We're here to help guide you as you begin (or continue) your journey of faith.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING A SMALL GROUP?
We understand people are in different places on their faith journey, that's why Resurrection offers so many ways for people to connect and be in community. Joining a small group tends to occur after you have had some foundational classes such as Embark, Alpha and Journey 101. The purpose of a small group is to be in community with others who challenge you to grow spiritually, live out your faith by serving others and encourage one another through life's ups and downs. If you are ready for this more in-depth, devoted small group experience complete the inquiry form. Openings in current small groups vary so it may take some time to connect you to a group.
ARE YOU CONSIDERING LEADING A SMALL GROUP?
SMALL GROUP LEADER RESOURCES
Would you like to hear people’s stories and provide encouragement? Or maybe you have incredible administrative skills and like to help organize systems. Consider applying to be a Congregational Care Minister (CCM).
At Resurrection we strive to do ministry with excellence. One way we provide excellent ministry is in the partnership between our CCMs and our pastors. With a congregation of our size, we rely on trained CCMs to serve with each of our pastors and staff in Congregational Care in making hospital visits, following up on prayer requests, providing one-on-one support for those going through a difficult issue, and much more.
Congregational Care Ministers are lay volunteers specifically trained to work alongside pastors and staff to minister to and care for our congregation. Once an applicant is accepted to the team, training is provided based on Pastor Karen’s book The Caring Congregation, which serves as a manual to guide us, to organize our congregations for care and to equip people to listen, visit, comfort and encourage congregants.
CCMs make hospital visits, call people in need of contact, meet one-on-one with those in need of a listening ear for prayer and encouragement, offer support to grieving families, proactively seek to encourage and care for persons in need and much more. CCMs are assigned to a pastor based on the worship service they typically attend, and they work together as a team. While there is a wide variety of duties a CCM can do, most serve in areas where they feel most gifted.
Our training covers topics such as Organizational Development, Theology of Care, Boundaries and Ethical Practices, Listening, Older Adult Ministry, Hospital Visits, Death and Prayer.
...have completed at least one year of Disciple Bible Study plus at least one of the following to ensure basic theological and biblical training:
...have been active members of the Church of the Resurrection for at least three years.
...fulfill the four expectations of our members:
...be interviewed by a pastor and church staff member to discuss the philosophy, motivations and responsibilities of becoming a Congregational Care Minister.
...complete the Congregational Care Ministers Training Course. This six-week course includes information on Sacred Spaces, Wesleyan Care, Hospital Visits, Boundaries, Counseling, Prayer, and Ministry to the Frail and Dying. Time and location for this course will be announced after the interview process.
...receive the United Methodist Church’s Safe Gatherings certification. This training is available online. Learn more on our Safe Gatherings page.
...agree to and sign the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Volunteer Leader Covenant. As leaders, we set the tone and pace for the entire congregation. We shape the heart, character and life of this Christian community, so it is vital that we walk the Christian walk. Spiritually healthy leaders will produce a spiritually healthy church. With this in mind, this covenant was developed to guide our life together as leaders. We use these standards to hold ourselves accountable to pursuing the Christian life, and in so doing, we recognize that it is God’s grace which calls forth our faithful response and it is God’s grace which brings such transformation in our lives.
...commit at least three hours per week to this ministry.
If you are interested in being a Congregational Care Minister, please complete and return this application to the Congregational Care Office. You can email your application to Susan.Bell@cor.org.
For questions about Congregational Care Ministry call Susan Bell at (913) 232-4142, or email using the form below.
Alpha gives everyone the opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. It's a place where people can come and ask questions, delve into issues and look for answers together.
Sessions include a meal, a video from the new Alpha Film Series and friendly discussion.
Click "Register Now" to register for Alpha: Winter 2018!
For questions about Alpha | Winter 2018 call Michelle Kirby at (913) 544-0232, or email using the form below.
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