Ways to Give

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Cash or Check


You may return your gift in worship or mail it to: The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Attn: Finance, 13720 Roe Ave, Leawood, KS 66224.

Online Giving


Electronic giving is secure, quick and easy to set up using a debit or credit card or your bank account. You can give a one-time or recurring gift through our secure online giving platform.

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Stock Giving


Appreciated stock is also a giving option. For instructions on making a stock gift, click here. For questions or additional help, please email the Finance Department or call (913) 232-4171.

Giving with QCDs


If you are 72 or older you can make charitable donations directly from your IRA. Here is a form to give to your Financial Advisor. A direct gift from an IRA to a charity is called a Qualified Charitable Distribution or "QCD".

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Memorial Gifts


Memorial giving is a wonderful and meaningful way to remember and celebrate your loved ones. You can make a gift online now here. To establish a memorial fund, contact the Development Office.

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A Story of Uncommon Generosity

As a gifted young artist living with vision impairment and a brain tumor, Jeff Hanson gave away millions of dollars through his paintings fueled by his passion to give back to his community.

Jeff found authentic joy and a deep connection with God through living generously. Those who live generously find a deeper sense of community, a lasting hope, and increasing love for others while leaving a lasting impact on the world.

We invite you to learn Jeff’s inspiring story in the video and find out more about how your giving supports our ministries here.

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Earn all you can and save all you can, so that you can give all you can.
John Wesley

Giving FAQs

What ways can I give?

One-time gifts are simple to set up using a debit or credit card, or from a bank account.

Recurring gifts can be set up on a schedule that works for you and provide flexibility to track and manage your giving. You can find instructions on how to set up a recurring gift here.

Appreciated stock or qualified charitable distributions are also giving options. Contact the Finance Department for more information.

For questions or help with your financial giving, please email the Finance Department or call (913) 232-4171.

How do I setup a recurring gift?

To set up a recurring gift, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to cor.org/giveonline.
  2. In the amount box, type in the dollar amount you wish to give. For example, $100 would be entered as 100.00.
  3. In the Gift type box select Set up recurring (note: the button may be pre-selected; if so, its background will be black).
  4. Select your giving frequency (Every week, Every 2 weeks, Every month, etc...).
  5. Set the starting and ending dates for your recurring gift; for example: start 3/1/22 and end 12/31/22; click the Ending dropdown list to view options; choose On a specific date to enter or select a date from a calendar.
  6. Select the Ministry Fund you want your gift to go to from the Giving Type dropdown list.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Enter your mobile phone number; this is a security measure to verify you authorize the recurring schedule and subsequent donations; you will receive a security code via text; the text message will say Use the security code ###### to complete your gift with The Church of the Resurrection.
  9. Enter the security code texted to you.
  10. Review the details under CONFIRM YOUR GIFT to verify your schedule.
  11. If you have never given a gift through Pushpay before:
    1. Choose bank account or debit/credit card
    2. Enter your payment account details
    3. Click Next
    4. Your new payment method will be selected for you
    5. Go to step 13
  12. If you have given a gift through Pushpay, choose an existing payment method or set up a new one; if you set up a new payment method, click Next when you are done entering your account details; your new payment method will be selected for you.
  13. Click Schedule recurring gift; you may need to scroll down the page on your device to see the schedule button.
  14. You will receive another text message with a new security code to verify the activity you just completed.
  15. Enter the security code texted to you.
  16. You then will see an on-screen Thank You message with the recurring schedule details you just entered.

How do I leave a planned gift to the church?

Planned gifts are a purposeful way of supporting the future ministry and mission of the Church of Resurrection. When the Resurrection Foundation receives assets as a beneficiary under a will or trust after the donor’s death, the gift is known as a “planned gift.” Planned gifts can be made from a variety of asset classes such as cash, securities, qualified retirement plan/IRA assets, the death benefit from life insurance, or real estate. All gifts are welcome. Please contact the Resurrection Foundation for more information.

  1. If you have already created a planned gift, please complete and return a confidential Donor Declaration form to guide the use of your planned gift.
  2. To include the Church of the Resurrection in your estate through a planned gift, please use the following information:
    1. Legal Name: The Church of the Resurrection Foundation
    2. Federal Tax ID Number: 05-0525052
    3. Address: Church of the Resurrection Foundation, 13720 Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS 66224

We would love the opportunity to connect and answer questions. You can reach us at foundation@cor.org.

How do I leave a memorial gift?

Memorial giving is a wonderful and meaningful way to remember and celebrate your loved ones. Memorial gifts can make a difference now.

Your congregational care pastor can assist you as you plan for your family's memorial or funeral service. Memorial envelopes are provided by our Congregational Care Director of Funerals. Gifts may be directed to the Donor Relations Office c/o Debi Nixon, Executive Director of Development: (913) 544-0709 or debi.nixon@cor.org.

How do I give to a Capital Campaign?

The Church of the Resurrection has been dreaming and planning to build new spaces that would reach future generations and provide tools for ministry for the next 100 years. These campaigns have made it possible for us to build sacred spaces for our community to encounter God through prayer walks, stained glass windows, and other beautiful artistic elements (more information about our sacred spaces available here).

To learn more about the most recent capital campaigns please contact the Executive Director of Development, Debi Nixon, at debi.nixon@cor.org.

Who gave to the stained glass window?

Stained Glass Window Gifts

The vision and sacrifice of 3,000 donors made our Resurrection Leawood stained glass window possible. Browse the list of donors to the window on our Sacred Spaces website.

Meet Our Donor Relations Team


Debi Nixon

Executive Director of Donor Development

Debi serves on the Executive Team as the Director of the Resurrection Foundation and Donor Development. She has a passion for serving and helping donors steward their generosity for greatest kingdom impact. She is the author of CATCH: A Churchwide Program for... Keep Reading

Gwyn Thomas

Donor Development Specialist

Gwyn serves on the Development Team as the Donor Development Specialist. She earned a B.S. in Business and Economics from North Park University in Chicago, IL. One of her most memorable experiences was working on the 47th floor of a downtown high-rise in her first job... Keep Reading

Ashley Cheung

Donor Development Specialist & Planned Giving

Ashley grew up in Wichita, Kansas and joined the United Methodist Church as a college student. After college, Ashley and her spouse moved to Kansas City where she earned a Master of Divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology. Following seminary, Ashley and Kin moved... Keep Reading