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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Prison ministry is a richly rewarding experience where you get a front row seat to watch God change people’s lives. You will work with a group of inmates who deeply need inspiration, transformation and for you to show them the love of Jesus. Opportunities exist for service and prayer, both inside and outside of correctional facilities.
WHY PRISON MINISTRY
According to the Kansas Correctional Association newsletter, “most prisoners come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Many have not completed high school. Many can barely read. Roughly one-third were unemployed before imprisonment. Another third had annual income of less than $5,000. Children of incarcerated parents have an increased risk of anxiety, depression, aggression, truancy, attention disorders and poor scholastic performance. African Americans are 7.8 times more likely to be imprisoned than whites, when convicted of the same crime.” (KCA Eagle, January 2008).
In-Prison @ U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, KS (Men and Women) – Wednesday Nights
Help facilitate the Alpha course with inmates at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, KS. Classes meet weekly for a 14-week period. Leavenworth security training and Alpha Facilitator training are provided. This program meets on Wednesday nights at 5:45 PM and has both spring and fall sessions. No previous Alpha participation is required. Contact either: Gene Ronsick email@example.com or Gerry Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In-Prison @ at the Johnson County DOC Adult Residential Center Facility in Gardner, KS (Men and Women) – Tuesday Nights
Help facilitate the Alpha course with inmates at the Johnson County DOC Adult Residential Center Facility in Gardner, KS. Classes meet weekly for a 12-week period in the spring and fall. This program meets on Friday nights at time to be announced. No previous Alpha participation is required. Contact either: Gene Ronsick email@example.com or Gerry Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note that there is generally a 2 week lead time for screenings to be complete for any visitors to these locations. Must be 18 years or older. Please see the calendar for specific dates.
Mentoring @ Lansing Correctional Facility in Lansing, KS (Men and Couples only)
Provide one-on-one mentoring to inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility in Lansing, KS. Mentors should have a deeply grounded personal faith, a willingness to be fully present to another person and an openness for personal growth. Mentoring takes place on your schedule. A 12-month commitment is required. Special KDOC training’s provided. Contact Gerry Lewis at email@example.com.
Mentoring @ U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, KS (Men only)
Provide one-on-one mentoring to inmates at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, KS. Mentors should have a deeply grounded personal faith, a willingness to be fully present to another person and an openness for personal growth. Mentoring takes place on Monday afternoons, Tuesday evenings or Wednesday evenings. A 12 month commitment is required. Special training is provided. Contact G Gene Ronsick firstname.lastname@example.org or Gerry Lewis at email@example.com.
Mentoring for Kansas Department of Corrections (Women only)
Provide one-on-one mentoring to ex-female-inmates in the Kansas City Area who are working with the Kansas Department of Corrections. Mentors should have a deeply grounded personal faith, a willingness to be fully present to another person and an openness for personal growth. Mentoring takes place on your schedule and an 18-month commitment is required. Special KDOC training is provided. Contact Gerry Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mentoring @ at the Johnson County DOC Adult Residential Center Facility in Gardner, KS (Both Men and Women)
Provide one-on-one mentoring to inmates at the Johnson County DOC Adult Residential Center Facility in Gardner, KS. Mentors should have a deeply grounded personal faith, a willingness to be fully present to another person and an openness for personal growth. A 12-month commitment is required. Special Johnson County DOC training provided. Contact either: Gene Ronsick email@example.com, or Gerry Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about Prison Ministry contact Stewart Curtright at (913) 544-0710, or email using the form below.
Welcome a first-time visitor by delivering a Resurrection mug to their home. Maps and mugs are already prepared for you, organized by zip code and available to pick-up before you leave worship service.
For questions about Mug a Visitor contact Yolanda Byers , 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. Be sure to drop by the JOY tables before or after service.
QUINDARO WINTER PARTY 12-20-16. Register Here
Cookies for Gentlemen of the Round Table (GRT) and Central United Methodist Church (CUMC):
The GRT helps men released from prison get a fresh start in life with job training, life skills, and reconnection with family members. The cookies are served at a holiday program celebrating their achievements this past year with their families. CUMC is a KCK church which serves a low income, mostly Hispanic population. Mrs. Claus is coming with gifts to visit 75 families, and these cookies will be a part of her welcome. Any leftover cookies are popular take-home treats for the families in both locations.
Please deliver to the church Narthex between 8am-8pm on Thursday December 15 and Friday December 16. There will be wire shelves marked “JOY Local Mission Cookies” near each large set of doors.
Please bring between 1-4 dozen
Basic packaging, nothing fancy - they will be repackaged with other cookies for serving
Any types of cookies, bars, homemade treats are welcome, no need to mark for allergies, etc.
Please no cupcakes, cakes or pies
No need to RSVP, we will use whatever we get!
FINAL ITEMS DUE 12-18-16
Partner School Bags
Non Perishables for Healing House Christmas Lunch
HEALING HOUSE CHRISTMAS MEAL
Please deliver all prepared foods on Christmas morning betwen 7:30 and 8:30 am to the parking lot in front of building C. Volunteers will be there to accept your donations or you can place on the shelves marked JOY.
For an additional opportunity to serve on Christmas with on of our partners click here.
For questions about JOY in Serving contact Roberta Lyle at (913) 544-0254, or email using the form below.
A ministry team needs you as we prepare to open our doors in the new building.
Welcome guests, work with kids or serve behind the scenes. Click on the registration link to indicate how you'd like to get involved, and a member of our team will reach out to help you get connected to serving.
For questions about New Sanctuary Serving Opportunities contact Ginny Howell at (913) 544-0290, or email using the form below.
Serve during this special weekend as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to help usher, greet guests and support 9 worship services throughout the weekend. Family friendly serving opportunities are available.
For questions about Serve during Easter Worship contact Rebecca Smith , 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.
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.
Show up and Serve! Thursday and Saturday mornings at My Father's House - Furnishings Ministry. Something for everyone with many projects to choose from. Please join opening meeting at 9am, or arrive as your schedule permits. Serve in warehouse on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday mornings or assist serving guest families on Thursday and Saturday mornings. Click here for driving directions. See the events calendar for specific dates.
Planning is underway for the Schools Furnishing HOPE! 2017. My Father’s House redistributes thousands of school furnishings donated by the Blue Valley School District to educational programs in need.
Hundreds of volunteers will converge during two weeks in June when My Father's House receives and distributes thousands of furniture items donated from the Blue Valley School District for repurposing to educational programs and families served by My Father's House.
Join us February 27 at 6pm in room B200 for an informational session. Learn the many ways individuals and groups can get involved behind the scenes or during the event. Great for anyone seeking to make a difference in the lives of many!
Check back for details about specific volunteer opportunities June 12-June 23, 2017.
Drivers needed! Please click here to check out our Holy Haulers.
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.
For information about how to donate please visit our furnishings donation page.
For questions about My Father's House Volunteer Opportunities contact Mary Jones at 913-544-0755, 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.
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).
A teacher takes a Hand, opens a Mind, and touches a Heart! The teachers at our urban partner schools are doing a great job this year, so tonight we’ll put together simple Thank You gifts for them. All ages welcome.
Always wanted to learn how to crochet? Our top-notch team of teachers will be here to show you how to crochet plastic yarn into water-resistant mats for the homeless. Not so sure you’re ready to learn? Join us for the easy-peasy job of cutting recycled plastic into yarn. All ages will find a task they can do.
Summer Serving Ideas! Tips for the whole family on how to serve others from your home, at your church, in your community and in Kansas City over summer vacation. To get the conversation started, bring an item to donate to our local mission ministries – use your imagination! – and we’ll figure out where it can make an impact. This will be a fun, interactive session for all ages.
Help us get ready for our School Supply & Uniform Drive by counting and stapling bags and shopping lists. Our congregation will use these to donate items which will create a great Back To School start for the students in our urban partner schools. All ages welcome. Bring your own stapler if possible. *Childcare is unavailable this evening
For questions about Faithwork Tuesday contact Dee Dickey at (913) 232-4166, or email using the form below.
Each year our Clothing and More Ministry partners with Chapel Woods UMC to fill a Boutique of prom wear. This boutique allows high school students who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend prom to shop for their attire at no cost. We need your help to ensure that both boys and girls have access to the items needed to make their prom a success. Please see the flyer for details: Prom Drive 2017.
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.
If it is currently in your home, we can 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 on the north side of the Narthex in Building B. Please click here for a full list of desirable donations.
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.