Patrick McLaughlin

Downtown Missions

May RezDT Serve Update

Posted May 17, 2019

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Thank you for taking a few minutes to see what is going on in the serve life of RezDT! The service opportunities below, along with RezDT community life, care and worship are how we equip you for the transformation of lives and the world. With your participation, we are #withKC! Opportunities to jump in abound and can be found at our RezDT website.  Contact me anytime for questions, further connection, and care: 816-979-1344 or  


  • Serve Saturday Goals
  • Honduras Team
  • Serving on your own?
  • Volunteers of the Month--The Hoffman Family


Program starts at 9a, come early for refreshments
1522 McGee, KCMO 64108

Check out all of our sites by going to our Sing up form. Please sign up ahead of time if you can to ensure we have coverage at all of our partner sites! You're also welcome to show up Saturday morning with friends to be sent where needed.

Don't forget to invite a friend and consider serving at one of our partner sites on a more regular basis.  I'm happy to help you make a deeper connection to the agency and those dedicated to serving there.

We don't visit every site every month. Click here for a list with web-links to all of the serve partners that we can help you connect with throughout the year.

Serve Saturday Goals

  1. Welcome 200 first time participants who begin serving with us regularly.
  2. Small groups begin to serve together regularly at one of our partner sites on Serve Saturdays or on days convenient for their group.
  3. Cultivate 6 stories of service that compel others to serve and that can be shared with the broader community.

Your feedback after serve events will help us track these goals. A link is sent out each month to those who have registered to serve.  You're welcome to follow it here too.

Honduras 2019

Join us in praying for our team traveling to Honduras June 2-9.  The 15 member team led by Doty Hoffman and Christi Jo Brunner will pour concrete floors in people's homes, deliver water systems to families, teach about health through the lens of "Leading Causes of Life" inspired by a book of that title by Gary Gunderson, and most importantly they will grow more deeply in love with each other, with those they serve, and with Christ.  If you have a desire to travel internationally, please contact

Honduras-June-2-DT-HON-190602DT.jpg?mtime=20190517130927#asset:22980From Left to Right (Wyatt Driskill, Amanda Spake, Mark Williams, Joan Doughrety, Callie Williams, Christi Jo Brunner, Doty Hoffman, Becca Krebel, Angie Szczesny, Lori Bunton, Mike Avery, JoAnn Avery. Not pictured (Pastor Patrick, Jaren Williams, Sarah Teidt)

Are you serving on your own or through your employer!?!?!

TEXT "DEEP" to 816-256-5588 to let us track and celebrate it with you!

Are you passionate about a service opportunity you've been doing outside of RezDT and wish you had more help? I'd love to help bring more volunteers along side you. 

Volunteer(s) of the month

This month I'd like to honor the work and gifts of the Hoffman family.  With their crew of littles, Jon and Doty make an impact day-in and day-out to transform our city into the likeness of the Kingdom of God.  Have you ever had a chicken sandwich at a serve or children's event and wondered where it came from? Jon and Doty are the generous operators of the Liberty Chick-Fil-a who graciously make that happen.  Further, you can count on the whole crew helping out with Hunger Backpacks not only on Serve Saturdays but Doty and Lawson are regular helpers when we deliver the food to Wendell Phillips on Fridays.  Jon took time away from work and family to serve on the men's team in Honduras last January and came back on fire to serve and build Christian community with RezDT.  Doty is returning to Honduras next month leading 14 other participants to create a transformative experience in their lives, in the lives of those we serve, and in the lives of those we love here at home.  If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting the Hoffmans, I highly recommend it! You can likely find them greeting between the 9 and 10:45a services on Sunday morning.  Thanks for all you do #withKC Hoffman Family!  We love you and are eager for how God continues to work through you.


Hope to see you Saturday!

I also hope you've enjoyed getting to know what's going on in the Serve life of RezDT!  Don't hesitate to reach out anytime you have questions, concerns, or just need a listening ear. Email or call 816-979-1344.

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Patrick

Patrick McLaughlin

Patrick McLaughlin

Patrick is the Community Pastor at Resurrection Downtown.