Our Story

To Know, Love and Serve God

Welcome to the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. We hope you’ll take a minute to explore all the ministries and opportunities we offer and plan to visit one of our campuses in Leawood, Olathe, Blue Springs or Downtown Kansas City this weekend or join us for worship online.

In 1990 Resurrection was a small, upstart church with a big dream of becoming a church that welcomes thinking people who were not actively involved in a church. Our first 25 years have been an amazing journey with thousands of people finding greater hope, purpose and meaning in their lives here. And, they’ve found that a church like this can quickly become a great place for personal connections and relationships that will last a lifetime.

The life of our church is guided by three statements:

  • Our Purpose is to build a Christian community where non-religious and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians.
  • Our Vision is to be used by God to change lives, strengthen churches, and transform the world.
  • Our Journey is to know, love and serve God.

Come dream with us as we continue our journey of knowing, loving and serving God in the greater Kansas City community and the world.

Resurrection Leawood

God has blessed and used Church of the Resurrection to change lives, transform communities and renew the church since 1990. We believe this is just the beginning, and we are committed to building for our future. In 2015, we broke ground for construction of a permanent 3,500 seat sanctuary, opened in 2017. We have just begin remodeling the former sanctuary into a new space that will help us achieve our goals of:

  • Creating community space and classrooms for children and adults under one roof
  • Having a large fellowship hall and kitchen facilities
  • Expanding space for missions and ministries beyond our walls

We believe buildings are tools for ministry and create an opportunity for more people to gather together, meet God, find meaning and make a positive impact on our community. Learn more about our building plans on our capital campaign website or about our new sanctuary on our Sacred Spaces website.

Matthew's Ministry

Matthew’s Ministry, formed in 1993, serves more than 130 families with children of all ages who have special needs.

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Local & Global Missions

Countless mission initiatives designed to create local, domestic or global impact, include food drives that collect over 150,000 pounds of food annually to feed the hungry in our community; mission trips to US cities such as Dallas, Denver and Omaha; and trips abroad to Honduras, Malawi, South Africa and Haiti.

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Small Group Communities

Through our Group Life Ministry thousands of people are finding authentic community along with spiritual growth and real friendships.

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Church Renewal Through ShareChurch

Churches helping churches, ShareChurch is a resource for church leaders with fresh and practical ideas to inspire, encourage and equip other churches and leaders – unlocking and unleashing the potential of churches to reach their communities.

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God’s strategy for changing the world happens one person at a time as each of us comes to know and follow him and receive his saving grace through Jesus Christ. We are called to represent Christ to others by sharing our faith, inviting others and telling our stories of how God has worked within us.
Senior Pastor Adam Hamilton
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