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's Disaster Response Ministry serves and shares Christ when an unexpected disaster or crisis has damaged the security of individuals, families and communities. The Disaster Response Team demonstrates the love and hope found in Christ through practical and significant acts of kindness, mercy, witness and care.
Here’s what we’re planning:
We have been receiving financial contributions that will allow us to partner with some of the United Methodist Churches in the hardest hit areas, providing financial grants to be used to aid those most impacted by Harvey and its aftermath. This anchors our relief efforts with local churches that can provide ongoing pastoral care while addressing the physical needs of their neighbors in these affected communities. Now that Florida has suffered the devastating impact of a hurricane as well, we will continue to collect funds so that we can respond to the needs of both Harvey and Irma. You can donate to this Disaster Response effort online.
Hygiene Kit Assembly Friday September 15th 9am-11:30am. In partnership with Hear to Heart, Resurrection volunteers assembled 1,350 hygiene kits which will be delivered to those who have been impacted by the Hurricanes.
If an unmet need is elevated by one of our partners we will make arranements to address that issue as it presents and we anticipate mission teams traveling to the Gulf Coast as we did after Hurricane Katrina a few years ago. If you would like to participate in a Disaster Response trip this Fall see below for next steps.
First responders and early response trained volunteers are currently working hard to meet the needs of those suffering in Texas. Unaffiliated & untrained volunteers create more work for the first responders and can unintentionally cause disruptions in the vital care needed for flood survivors at this time.
For those whose ERT (Early Response Team) certification has expired we will be hosting a Re-Certification class on September 18th from 6pm-10pm in room C020 on the Leawood Campus. Click HERE to register
For those needing to take the Early Response Team classe to become certified and badged (required to respond) we will be offering the training on September 30th from 9am-5pm in room B206 on the Leawood campus. ClickHERE to register
All overnight trips require Safe Gatherings certification, All training participants are encouraged to complete this course prior to the date of your training to speed up the process which allows us to deploy faster.
Safe Gatherings is the United Methodist Church's Great Plains Conference training for the protection of minors and vulnerable adults. This online course takes very little time but the background check can take several weeks to process. Learn more about the Safe Gatherings process and begin your certification here.
For questions about Disaster Response contact Stewart Curtright at (913) 544-0710, or email using the form below.
Resurrection partners with Christmas In October, a local nonprofit organization that, since 1983, has focused on rehabilitating the houses of lower-income homeowners in the Kansas City area at no cost to the homeowners. The big event day will be October 14, 2017, we plan to work on over 20 homes.
The cutoff for ordering a T-Shirt is September 15. T-Shirt orders are placed as part of the registration process.
Anyone 14 and older can participate. Through our relationship with Christmas in October, Resurrection has become a major force in helping elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners remain in their homes, this is accomplished with your help. Some of what will happen on October 14, 2017, is winterization, painting, yard cleaned up, and minor repairs.
For questions about Christmas In October contact Stewart Curtright at (913) 544-0710, 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.
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. If you're age 18-22, but aren't currently enrolled in college, you can still join this trip.
Total estimated cost = $329
$329 trip fee includes accommodations at Bennett Hall on the Tyler Street UMC campus; food; and ground transportation by team bus or van.
A nonrefundable deposit of $100 is due when you submit your application.
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.
02/19/18: Application deadline and $100 deposit due
03/21/18: 1st payment due
04/20/18: Balance due
TBD: Team Preparation/Commissioning