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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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.
Resurrection has a history of coming alongside organizations in Kansas City who are making an impact in the lives of refugee and immigrant families relocated to our metro area. As changes occur this winter, we are in dialogue with these groups regarding our response as caring Christian neighbors.
In the meantime we invite you to reach out to these excellent organizations, or others like them, as you are led. By volunteering or with in-kind donations, you can help these families become self-sufficient, contributing members of our community.
For questions about Refugee Response contact Dee Dickey at (913) 232-4166, or email using the form below.
Schools Furnishing HOPE! is entering its 5th year in partnership with the Blue Valley School District. During our first 4 years, the My Father's House Schools Furnishing HOPE! team distributed 18,351 pieces of school furniture to 38 educational programs and agencies in the Kansas City area.
These efforts were made possible by over 800 volunteers and 8,500 volunteer hours! Register now and be part of the team furnishing hope!
Event dates: June 12-16 and June 19-23
Shifts: There are two shifts daily for each position.
Lunch is provided for volunteers who register for a morning and afternoon shift on the same day.
Volunteers may select from the following positions for each of his/her desired shifts:
To ensure proper supervision and safety for all participants, the following policy applies to all volunteers under 18.
Youth 16 and 17 may participate unaccompanied at the Schools Furnishing HOPE! event if they have a liability waiver signed by the parent/guardian of the youth. Waivers may not be signed by any other person.
For safety reasons, no on under the age of 12 may participate in this event or be at the event site.
Help serve our international partners without leaving Leawood!
You are invited to join us on Saturday, June 10, 2017 for a morning of serving, food and fellowship. We will be partnering with Heart to Heart International to pack hygiene kits for distribution in Malawi. The kits are designed to improve school performance, improve health seeking behavior and to reduce cultural barriers for women and girls.
After the kits are packed, we will enjoy a lunch from Taste of Africa and a presentation by our current Malawi trip leaders about Resurrection's partnership initiatives.
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Resurrection Leawood, Bldg A, Lower Level Mission Area
For questions about Malawi Serve Opportunity contact Lindsey Seevers at (913) 232-4163, or email using the form below.
This year our Bless the School project will be Phillips at Attucks Elementary. Hundreds of volunteers will engage in work that refreshes and revitalizes the school, inside and out. Resurrection Downtown partners with this school providing tutors, programs and events. We will be working jointly with Resurrection Downtown to enhance this new space.
Shifts will be 9 am - noon, 1-4 pm and 5:30-8:30 pm daily (no evening shifts on Friday or Saturday). Ages 12 and up are welcome (see youth policy below).
Phillips at Attucks is a Kansas City, MO neighborhood school that serves over 350 students (Pre-K through 6th grade). After Wendell Phillips school closed last year the staff and students were moved to the former Attucks Elementary to continue to build on the success and academic achievement as one of the district's highest performing schools.
Volunteers are needed to serve in a variety of skilled and less skilled roles from painting, cleaning, organizing and hospitality to more heavy physical roles including playground installation and spreading mulch. Playground work team volunteers must be able to lift 50 pounds and be age 16 or older.
If you can't commit to physically joining our team we have some behind the scenes ways you can help.
To ensure proper supervision and safety for all participants, the following policy applies to all youth volunteers who sign up with the Volunteer Coordinator or via online registration.
Youth 16 and older may participate unaccompanied in the Bless the School Project if they have a combined Resurrection/KCMO School District Youth Release Form, and both are signed by the parent/guardian of the youth. Releases may not be signed by any other person.
For safety reasons, no one under the age of 12 may participate in this project or be on the project site.
For questions about Bless the School contact Ann Carter at 913-707-7209, or email using the form below.
Resurrection is working with the Methodist Church in Haiti to serve those most affected by Hurricane Matthew. Trip itineraries and plans may change as the Haiti church continues to assess the needs of the people we will serve.
Resurrection has partnered with the Haiti church at the Brakeman School (K-13) in Pétit-Goâve since 2011, Although the earthquake damage has been repaired, it now needs more space to accommodate more students. Student test scores continue to rise; a quality education helps children to move out of poverty. Help increase the school's capacity by working on light construction projects. Be a part of building a lasting relationship with the community by helping provide education to the children who live there! No construction skills or experience are needed.
Total anticipated cost = $1800
All funds received are considered a charitable contribution. As such, once they are received by The Church of the Resurrection, there are NO REFUNDS. If for some reason the trip is canceled or you can no longer go, Resurrection will credit the funds toward a future serve trip (for you or for an immediate family member) within 12 months of the original trip; OR use the funds for ministry work with our Methodist partners in Haiti.
If you have questions about the deductibility of trip-related expenses, please contact your tax professional.
12/23/16 Early application deadline (for $100 discount)
03/31/17 Regular application deadline
04/22/17 8:45 am - 3:00 pm: Community Team Preparation, Leawood Campus, Room
04/22/17 10:30 - 11:00 am: Commissioning, Wesley Chapel
New passport applications and renewals may take much longer than normal - in some cases, up to four or five months. We recommend that you apply for or renew your passport as early as possible. Information about the passport process and application are available through the State Department website.
We will stay either in Pétit-Goâve, where there are twin beds with separate rooms for men and women and private bathroom facilities, or in Pétionville at the Eglise Methodiste d'Haiti, where there are bunk beds with separate rooms for men and women.
This trip is open to adults and youth age 16 and older if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Note: Many people considering travel to the Caribbean, Latin or South America are concerned about the Zika virus. For the most current information from the Centers for Disease Control, as well as information about Zika in the United States, click here.
For questions about Haiti Bless the School Trip: June 24-July 1, 2017 contact Sheree Reece at (913) 232-4127, 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.
Help serve our international partners without leaving Leawood!
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.
Teams will partner with Connect to the Kingdom (C2K) at the Tyler Street Methodist Church in Dallas. Part of C2K’s mission is to provide an accountable Wesleyan mission experience for participants. Potential service opportunities include: working with children at the Wesley-Rankin School; sorting and packing donations at the Crossroads food and clothing ministry; serving at the City Square health clinic; working in community gardens; or the possibility of working with a neighborhood legal advocacy clinic. This multigenerational trip is open to adults and children age 5 and older if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Total estimated cost = $334
All funds received are considered a charitable contribution. As such, once they are received by The Church of the Resurrection, there are NO REFUNDS. If, for some reason, the trip is cancelled or you can no longer go, Resurrection will credit the funds toward a future serve trip (for you or for an immediate family member) within 12 months of the original trip; OR use the funds for ministry work with our Methodist partners in Dallas.
If you have questions about the deductibility of trip-related expenses, please contact your tax professional.
6/12/17: Application Due Date
6/13/17: 6-9 pm - Team Preparation/Commissioning, Leawood Campus/Wesley Chapel
To join a team, applicants must:
For questions about Dallas Serve Trip - October 4-8, 2017 contact John Yost at (913) 232-4167, or email using the form below.