How to Serve on Resurrection's Committees
Thank you for your interest in serving as an elected leader at Church of the Resurrection.
Committee members typically serve in a preparatory year prior to a three-year term as a voting member. Note that you must be a member of Resurrection for at least two years prior to serving in a preparatory role, or three years before serving as a voting committee member.
The process of considering a role of Christian leadership is one of discernment. Be mindful that the journey of Christian discernment is ongoing. Our great purpose is living in God's desire. Continuing on that path requires an enduring relationship with God. If you would like someone to pray with you about this process of discernment, please call the Prayer Ministry at 913-544-0739.
To forward your name for consideration, complete the Online Application Form by Monday, 10/16/17. Thank you in advance for considering this important way to serve our church's ministries.
Or please complete a Recommendation Form if you know someone you think should be considered for a committee.
Overview of Nominations Process
- Monday, 10/16/17: Deadline for submitting an Online Application Form
- October 2017 - November 2017: Nominations Committee reviews and prayerfully considers all forms received.
- Mid-December 2017: Nominations Committee contacts all applicants by phone.
- Mid-January 2018: Nominations Committee presents nominations slate to the church council for their approval.
- Tuesday, 1/23/18: Nominations slate is presented for approval during Resurrection's all-church conference.
If you have questions about this process, please contact Jim Oliver, our church’s Lay Leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (913) 397-6771.
At the highest level, the Church of the Resurrection is governed by our entire body of membership, with meetings held annually and when important matters arise. Throughout the year, the Church Council acts as the executive agency of the church, providing strategic leadership, setting important policy and monitoring the performance of church’s ministries and campuses.
Several other elected committees provide direct leadership over areas of the church’s operations:
The Nominations Committee oversees the identification, development and care for the volunteer leaders at Resurrection. Key initiatives include preparing the annual nomination slate and providing oversight of volunteer service and leadership development at the church. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings, primarily in the fall and early winter, with six meetings annually. Questions: Contact Jim Oliver at email@example.com or (913) 397-6771.
The Finance Committee develops and administers a coordinated plan of fiscal and administrative policies and procedures for the church. It oversees the financial health of the church, reviews the annual audit, provides financial direction, and communicates the church’s financial condition to the Church Council. Meetings are generally held on the last Thursday of each month at 4:30pm. Questions: Contact Karen Orosco at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 272-6359.
Staff Parish Relations Committee
The Staff Parish Relations Committee acts as a liaison between the congregation and its staff and clergy. The committee sets employment policy, guides the work of the management team, and ensures Resurrection is a fulfilling work environment. Meetings are usually held on Thursday evenings at 7pm. Members of this committee cannot be related to a Resurrection staff member. Questions: Contact Craig Peterson at email@example.com or (913) 397-7286.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is charged with the care and maintenance of church property on all campuses (real, personal and intellectual) and holds title to the church’s property, buildings and equipment. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. Trustees must be at least 18 years of age. Key items include establishing policies and practices regarding church property, disaster planning, land acquisition and construction planning. Questions: Contact Bryan VanOsdale at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 785-1168.
Foundation Board of Directors
The Foundation Board generates the importance of legacy giving; promotes planned gifts; receives, invests, and administers in trust for Foundation bequests and legacy gifts. Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday at 4:30pm. Members should possess an interest in finance, legacy fundraising, management, or marketing. Questions: Contact Rev. Dr. Clayton Smith at email@example.com or (913) 544-0242.
Lay Delegate to the Great Plains Annual Conference
Lay Delegates represent our church, along with our pastors, at legislative sessions of the Great Plains Annual Conference. During the annual meeting, a variety of proposals are considered on issues and policies that will have impact on United Methodist churches across Kansas and Nebraska. This coming year’s meeting will be held in Wichita, Kansas, from June 13 – 16, 2018. Lay Delegates should have an interest in Resurrection’s vision of denominational renewal and be able to commit to multiday, out-of-town Annual Conference meetings. Questions: Contact Jim Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org or (913) 397-6771.