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Assist in live production with camera, lights, audio and logistics to make our worship events really shine. Many serving opportunities centered around worship services. Contact Frank Gentile for more information.
For questions about Serve in Tech Arts contact Frank Gentile at (913) 544-0713, or email using the form below.
Join our remarkable usher team, volunteering with a smile at one of the various worship services. This important ministry involves assisting guests in finding seats, passing the notebooks and offering plates during worship. Training is provided and opportunities to serve range from once a month to each Sunday.
Do you sit in the Balcony? We especially need you to help usher. Sign up here to serve as a Balcony Usher
For questions about Ushers contact Victoria Green at (913) 544-0721, or email using the form below.
Section Greeters lead the charge for radical hospitality by noticing, giving personal attention, and providing excellent follow-through to everyone who comes into their section. Section Greeters help establish a greater sense of connection with those who sit in their sections by welcoming them and learning their names. They help make a large church feel smaller and more welcoming.
For questions about Section Greeter contact Ginny Howell at (913) 544-0290, or email using the form below.
Help us offer a warm Resurrection welcome to our first time guests by delivering a mug. It only takes about 60 seconds to make a big impact. Mugs can be picked up from the mugging shelves located in Building A near the Connection Point. Simply pick up a mug and deliver it to our guests within 48 hours. Tips sheets are available to answer any questions you might have or you can watch the short video above.
Other ways you can get involved in the Mug Ministry include:
Become a Backup Mugger! Backup Muggers help deliver mugs that are leftover on the shelves after worship services on the weekend. They keep a set of mugs at home or in their car and will receive an email with a map to deliver a first time guest a mug. They choose the zip codes they would like to deliver to. Most backup muggers deliver 2-3 mugs a month.
Help us get the mugs ready for delivery! Mug Mappers serve once a month after the service of their choice. They create and print the maps to our guests homes, stuff them in mugs and place them on the shelves. It generally takes about 20-30 minutes after services on the weekend.
Mug Stuffers serve at their convenience during the week readying mugs for the mappers. You'll stuff mugs with inserts that contain information about Resurrection and make sure we have enough mugs ready for the weekend.
For questions about Mugging Ministry contact Melanie Hill at (913) 232-4173, or email using the form below.
Foster and adoptive parents are invited to bring their children to a free respite event at Church of the Resurrection's Leawood campus on Saturday, December 2nd from 10am-2pm. Children will take part in a variety of activities, watch a movie and enjoy lunch and snacks under the care of a team of volunteers.
For questions about A Child's Hope Respite Event contact Roberta Lyle at (913) 544-0254, or email using the form below.
JOY in Serving...Grace in Giving
You can help brighten someone's Thanksgiving and Christmas this year by Joyfully Offering Yourself in serving! JOY brings opportunities each and every week to make a difference this holiday season. Between now and Christmas, you can sign up to serve alongside our partner schools, local community agencies and our global partnerships. When you do you are a tangible reminder to those in need of the love and light of Christ!
There are many ways for individuals, families and small groups to make a positive impact in the community. Some of our opportunities are only available in the Narthex at our JOY tables during worship each weekend, others have online sign ups. Let's spread the Joy! Details about 2017 JOY in Serving Donation and Volunteer events can be found by visiting cor.org/leawood/joy.
It takes hundreds of volunteers behind the scenes to make an events like this happen.
There are two ways you can help!
For questions about JOY in Serving contact Michelle Van Pelt at (913) 232-4116, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration: Contact Floyd Barkman at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
For questions about Local Impact Mission Truck Ministry contact Michelle Van Pelt at (913) 232-4116, or email using the form below.
Resurrection's Housing & Construction Ministry uses their construction skills to help ministries in the fight for social justice. By repairing and remodeling urban ministry locations, these teams enable growth of local ministries thus making the Kingdom of God a little more visible in the urban core.
Let us know how you can help: Take the skills survey. If you are a professional ie; licensed contractor, plumber, electrician, architect, engineer, carpenter, HVAC etc. and would like to offer your skills, please click on the email link below to get in touch with Resurrection's Housing & Construction Ministry.
Resurrection's Housing & Construction Ministry works on Thursdays with transitional housing for organizations such as Healing House, Hope Faith Ministries and the Blue Door Project. On Wednesdays there is a crew that either works on homes through Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City or builds ramps providing accessibility for home owners. On Saturdays there is a crew that is restoring a century old facility that is home to Grace United Community Ministries.
For more detailed information or to get connected please contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about Housing and Construction Ministry contact Stewart Curtright at (913) 544-0710, 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 Overview 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:
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.
SERVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
Join us one Tuesday of each month as we explore serving opportunities in our local mission ministries. Location, time and age limits vary: please check carefully. Childcare is available (pre-registration is required here).
On 11/14 we will be preparing the JOY In Serving bags for our urban partner schools. All ages are welcome for this easy but important task. Gather in the Lower Level Mission Serving Space of Building A from 6:30-8pm.
On 12/12 we will be doing a variety of Christmas-related tasks to help the organizations we support get ready for the holiday. There will be something for everyone, so all ages are welcome! Gather in the Lower Level Mission Serving Space of Building A from 6:30-8pm.
For questions about Faithwork Tuesday contact Dee Dickey at (913) 232-4166, 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.
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.