Scott Chrostek

Downtown Enote

With great power comes great responsibility

Posted Apr 13, 2018

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Greetings Resurrection Downtown!

I hope you're doing well this Friday morning. All week, I've received feedback and comments about last weekend's message from Dr. Clarence Jones. It was such a great privilege to be able to have him join us in worship. If you were interested in hearing his message, or hearing a variation on his message (as each message he delivered on Sunday in Leawood was unique), please visit our online sermon archives on the website at or visit today to hear a rebroadcast (these services on RezOnline will replaced as Leawood has their new services this weekend). It was a powerful weekend in worship.

This weekend Pastor Adam will kick off our new sermon series entitled, What Would Jesus Say To...? Over the next several weeks, we'll take a look at the teachings of Jesus and how they continue to speak in today's day and age. This weekend we'll focus in on the 1% and the Powerful; in order to do so we'll take a look at Luke 12 and the idea that with great power comes great responsibility. I hope you'll join us for another amazing weekend in worship.

This weekend, we'll also have a chance to spend time in community as we host the April Women's Breakfast. On Saturday morning, April 14, from 9 to 10:30 am at 1522 McGee, the ladies will gather together to share a great breakfast and then hear from Pastor Anne Williams! We'd love to have you join us, and if you can, bring a breakfast item to share and invite a friend to join you as well! If you have questions, contact

Serve Saturday

The weekend after that we'll host another Serve Saturday as well as our first Mental Health First Aid Gathering. Join members of Resurrection Downtown staff, on Saturday, April 21 at 9 am for Serve Saturday to venture out into the community and go to work putting our hands together in service with our local partner agencies. Then at noon at 1508 Grand, join other members of the community to learn some of the key steps to helping someone in a mental health crisis.

Lunch will be provided ($5 donation welcome but not expected). Please register here to let us know you’re coming! Curious about what this is all about? Check out the Mental Health First Aid website or contact with questions.

Fall 2018 Holy Land Trip

Lastly, if you have been thinking about heading to the Holy Land, I want to encourage you to consider joining our Fall 2018 Holy Land Trip with Pastor Anne. I urge everyone who is able to consider visiting the Holy Land some time in their life. Our next trip is scheduled for this Fall, leaving on Oct. 3 and returning on Oct. 12, 2018.

This incredible trip will be led by Reverends Jeff Kirby and Anne Williams, retracing the life and footsteps of Jesus. In addition, there will be one or two evening lectures during the journey led by Pastor Adam and Rabbi Art Nemitoff, who will be in the Holy Land at that time together, filming a sermon series on the life of King David.

This is a trip you will not want to miss! We encourage you to register today, or if you’re curious, you can get more information here!

I am so excited about this weekend and look forward to where God is leading us. We are just a few weeks away from our Grand Opening on June 2 and 3 and I cannot wait to share in that with you. Have a great Friday and I'll see you soon!

With Grace, Peace and God's Holy Adventure,


Scott Chrostek

Scott Chrostek

Scott Chrostek is the campus pastor of Resurrection Downtown.