First, let’s focus on the Leawood Campus ministry, group, or class you’re interested in by choosing a life stage below:
Join us Sunday mornings for a time of worship and games, then break out into classes where students connect with other students in a small group setting. The groups are broken out by gender and grade for the year. In this small group setting, our amazing adult leaders will get to know your student, and your student will get to experience his/her faith journey with a small community.
Rundown of Sunday Gatherings
Students begin together for a time of worship with our rezlife Student Band, games and a message from one of our staff. Then students break out into small groups in order to dig into their faith and study the Bible on a deeper level.
Join us Sunday mornings! No need to register. Just show up and we'll get you enrolled.
For questions about Sunday Gatherings 6th-12th Grade Small Groups call Ashley Morgan Kirk at N/A, or email using the form below.
Sign up for a 2019-20 High School Student Life Group on Wednesday nights! Your student will be placed in a small group by gender, school, and grade for the year. In this small group setting, our amazing adult leaders will get to know your student, and your student will get to experience his/her faith journey with a small community during Youth Group break-out sessions.
Rundown of Wednesday Nights
High School Youth Group starts at 8:00 pm with hang time in the Student Center. Then we participate in large group worship with our rezlife Student Band and a message from one of our Student Ministries' staff. Then we will break-out into Student Life Groups for a deeper discussion about the message.
Join us Wednesday nights! You'll make friends and grow deeper in your faith!
For questions about rezlife High School Student Life Groups call Ashley Morgan Kirk at N/A, or email using the form below.
Sign up for a 2019-20 6th-8th grade Student Life Group on Wednesday nights! Your student will be placed in a small group by gender, school, and grade for the year. In this small group setting, our amazing adult leaders will get to know your student, and your student will get to experience his/her faith journey with a small community during Youth Group break-out sessions.
Rundown of Wednesday Nights
Youth Group starts at 6:15 pm with hang time in the Student Center and our Cafe offering pizza, drinks and candy all for $1 each. Then we participate in large group worship with our rezlife Student Band and a message form one of our Student Ministries' staff. Then we will break-out into Student Life Groups for a deeper discussion about the message.
Join us Wednesday nights! You'll have a BLAST!
For questions about rezlife 6th-8th Grade Student Life Groups call Todd Davidson at (913) 544-0711, or email using the form below.
Join us Sunday mornings this summer in the Student Center. We will have hang time and then gather for a time of praise and worship and a short message from one of the rezlife staff. Then students break out into small groups to take the lesson to a deeper level.
No need to register ahead of time, just show up and we'll get you enrolled.
9:15 am in the Student Center (Bldg. C)
6th-12th Grade Students
For questions about Summer Sunday Gathering - Sundays call Todd Davidson at (913) 544-0711, or email using the form below.
Bring a friend and join the rezlife staff on Tuesday nights this summer for fellowship, coffee and Bible study. No registration necessary.
Tuesdays, June 4-July 30, Starbucks, 135th & Briar Street
For questions about rezlife Summer Bible Studies call Ashley Morgan Kirk at N/A, or email using the form below.
The Anxiety and Depression support group is a safe place where God's healing can take place during your journey to a healthier life, free from anxiety and depression. During the meetings, we explore strategies for overcoming anxiety and depression through education, self-exploration, book studies, and group discussions. We support each other by sharing personal challenges in this small caring community as we strive for healthier lives. No registration required. We look forward to seeing you.
Childcare is available for this event. If you are interested in making a childcare reservation, please do so here.
For questions about Live Well: Anxiety and Depression Group call Victoria Edmondson , or email using the form below.
The Sojourners class realizes that we are all on our own spiritual journeys and that while we are all in different places on our journey, we are united in our desire to learn from each other, grow in our faith, and be better followers of Christ. The class offers a variety of curriculum including current event topics, books, Bible studies, videos, and more. Discussion is facilitated by members rotating responsibilities and curriculum choices. Feel free to join us any Sunday!
Led by: Rick and Judy Tremblay
For questions about Sojourners (Adult Sunday School Group) call Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717, or email using the form below.
The “next phase” for this group of 40-50-year-old singles and couples, is empty/emptying nest, with kids in high school and beyond. This is a new class, starting with 10-12 members, with a target of 20. They welcome new members and enjoy hearing different perspectives.
The format is discussion based, with 4-6-week studies ranging from books of the Bible to Christian topics, depending on what the group decides. The leadership role and amount of preparation changes with each study. The group meets outside of class for service projects or socials at least six times/year.
Led by: Beth Hull
For questions about Next Phase (Adult Sunday School Group) call Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717, or email using the form below.
A 6-week class exploring biblical mishpat (justice) and mercy through a study of pastor and best-selling author Timothy Keller's Generous Justice, relevant scripture, UMC Position Papers, book of Discipline, Pastoral letters, and other materials. This class will be offered September 9th through October 14th and October 28th - December 2nd.
For questions about Discerning God's Call for You to Do Justice and Mercy call David Lytle at 913-787-1278, or email using the form below.
Volunteers, you can register now! (see link below)
Come join KiDSCOR on Wednesday nights for ZONE/Z45. Kids will come together and make new friends, have fun, and grow in their love and understanding of Jesus through worship, games, and awesome snacks.
ZONE/Z45 takes place Wednesdays from 6:15-7:45! We kick-off in the fall on Wednesday, August 21st.
Students will be divided into three distinct age groups based on grade, K-1, 2-3, and 4-5. Each group will be custom designed for its' age group and offer unique experiences for the kids.
A family meal will be offered each week before ZONE/Z45. Join us at 5:30 pm in The Foundry. Cost is $5 per person and children in 5th grade and below eat free!
There is no fee to come to ZONE/Z45 but we would love for you to register to help us with our planning. Children do not have to attend every week; just come when you are able! Feel free to invite a friend whenever you’d like!
When kids arrive for ZONE/Z45 they will check in using the computer check-in screens and then proceed to their designated areas. See the specifics for each group below.
4th & 5th graders have their own unique group on Wednesday’s called Z45! Our nights together will include fun games, epic snacks, worship time, small group Bible Studies, and some fun field trips! They check into room B206 and are self-released at the end of the night. Make sure to make arrangements on where you want to meet up.
We can do more together! We need volunteers to provide the safe, welcoming environment our elementary students deserve. We can’t have ZONE/Z45 without YOU! Join us for the fun! If you are in middle school or older we can find a spot for you. Serve every week or specific dates, you pick. Here are some of the options.
Want more information about our Family Night programming? See what classes are offered for adults and teens. Check to see what's for dinner! CLICK HERE FOR FAMILY NIGHT INFO
For questions about ZONE/Z45 - Mid-week Fun for Elementary Kids call Nick Ransom at (913) 544-0759, or email using the form below.
Our group chooses books that will help us learn about another culture, religion, place, time or event. We are a group that welcomes all to experience wonderful fellowship and fun, plus occasional service projects. Meets the first Wednesday morning each month.
Begin reading now and discuss on the date below:
September 4, 10:00 am, Room 253 — Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
October 7, 10:00 am, Room 253— The Room on Rue Amelie by Kristen Harmel
November 6, 10:00 am, Room 253— The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
For questions about Wednesday Book Club (Women's Ministry) call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
Celebrate ALL bold, energetic, creative women putting their Faith, Hope and LOVE into ACTION! Learn how rummage sale proceeds are making a difference, enjoy food and fellowship. No cost to attend, open to all women, invite your friends to come along. Limited childcare, click HERE to register child.
For questions about Celebrate United Methodist Women call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
Join Abby O'Neill and Michelle Funk for a conversation about the A.L.L method of reading scripture passages, drawing from the Love Journal entries (email us to get a journal!). Videos available on the Rez Women Facebook group or visit Twitter for updates.
Resources on Matthew 6:25-34 video:
Resources on Psalm 40 video:
Resources on Galatians 5:22-25 video:
For questions about Rez Women Go Live call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
The Fellowship is a study for men. Join us for bagels, coffee, a thought-provoking talk and a time for discussion and fellowship.
Thinking about joining The Fellowship? We will be welcoming new participants beginning September 3rd.
If you have participated in The Fellowship, class begins August 20th.
For questions about The Fellowship call Jeff Kirby at (913) 544-0736, or email using the form below.
Crossroads is a ministry of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection designed to help those 50+ navigate the second half of their lives with significance and joy.
Shari Wilkins, Program Director
Angie McCarty, Program Director
We offer a robust schedule for your growth and journey! Click here for more information on the list below!
For questions about Crossroads (50+) call Angie McCarty at (913) 544-0724, or email using the form below.
Join us on the greatest journey ever - knowing, loving and serving God! We're here to help guide you as you begin (or continue) your journey of faith.
We understand people are in different places on their faith journey, that's why Resurrection offers so many ways for people to connect and be in community. The purpose of a small group is to be in community with others who challenge you to grow spiritually, live out your faith by serving others and encourage one another through life's ups and downs.
There are four primary ways that many get connected to small group community:
Classes such as Embark, Alpha and Journey 101 allow for large group teaching and small group connection and growth. This is a great first step to meet others in the life of the church. Many meet others in these foundational classes who they then would like to start new groups with or continue on together in additional classes.
All of the Sunday School classes at Church of the Resurrection Leawood are open to new members and are considered small groups. Many find it very convenient to attend Sunday School before or after they go to worship. You can see a list of adult Sunday School classes here.
If you have met others through foundational classes or through the life of the church and would like to start a new small group with them, contact email@example.com for a training of basic small group values and expectations as well as to receive new group leader materials and information about curriculum available to small groups.
Over the course of the summer we will be gathering names of those interested in being part of new small groups launching this fall. There will be an event in early fall where new groups which are launching will be highlighted with the opportunity to join one of these groups. Details on this event are coming soon and registration for this event will open this summer. In the meantime, if you are ready for this more in-depth, devoted small group experience complete the inquiry form. Or if you are interested in leading a new small group to launch this fall please click the link in the section below.
Please fill out this form and someone from our staff will be in touch with you.
For questions about Adult Small Groups call Melanie Hill at (913) 232-4173, or email using the form below.
The Living Room has about 12 couples, most with kids. Usually there’s at least one person each Sunday without a spouse in attendance. Different people volunteer to lead the discussion each week. It’s a terrific group with a lot of involvement, and We meet socially about once every other month.
Led by: Jim Weber
For questions about The Living Room (Adult Sunday School Group) call Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717, or email using the form below.
Resurrection Leawood's Adult Sunday school classes meet weekly, representing all ages and life stages. Groups meet during the 9:15 am or 11 am worship services. All groups are open to visitors. Please explore the list below for more details.
Childcare is available in Building A/B, 10 minutes prior to and 10 minutes following worship services.
For assistance with Sunday morning group connections, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-544-0717.
For questions about Adult Sunday School Groups call Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717, or email using the form below.
Faith Builders class is a mix of 20's, 30's and early 40's, as well as single, married, and married with children. Our class began during the summer of 2014, so we are a newer group with approximately 25 members.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Our class begins with sharing joys and concerns from our lives and then moving into our study, which typically involves watching a short video prior to discussion. We recognize that people have busy lives and encourage our members to come regardless of whether or not they have read the book.
We typically participate in one Saturday Faithwork each month and have served meals, moved furniture, and organized donations. Our social outings are typically quarterly and have involved bowling, BBQ, potluck brunch and picnic at a park. We are open to new members and excited to have our group grow together in our faiths.
Led by: Andrew & Audra Morris
For questions about Faith Builders (Adult Sunday School Group) call Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717, or email using the form below.
The S.E.E. Class (Spiritual Enrichment and Encouragement) has about 40 members comprised of all ages and all stages of life: married, single, working and retired.
We study books of the Bible and topical group studies, and we like to have discussion! It can be said that the facilitator only has to have 2 or 3 good discussion questions and we are good to go! Five of our members rotate as facilitators for each lesson. We share joys and concerns each week and act as “stretcher bearers” when class members need us.
Some of our mission projects have included buying uniforms for partner schools, donating Christmas presents for J.O.Y in Service, donations to missions in Tanzania and Russia, and donations to Hunger Stoppers.
Led by: Jayne Langham
For questions about S.E.E. Class (Adult Sunday School Group) call Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717, or email using the form below.
Salt and Light is a medium sized group of couples and singles in their 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s who come together to grow in Christ for the purpose of fulfilling God’s will in the world. We strive to live out our calling to be “salt and light” (Matthew 5:13-16) and encourage each other to grow in faith through study, prayer, fellowship and service. Visitors and new participants are always welcome!
Led by: Liz Hendricks & Bill Haner
For questions about Salt and Light (Adult Sunday School Group) call Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717, or email using the form below.
Builders are mostly 50's, 60's and 70's but our oldest member is 89! One third of the class is single. All of us seek fun and fellowship as we continue to grow in our Christian faith. We create an authentic environment where our members learn to know God with our heads, love God with our hearts and serve God with our hands while experiencing Christian fellowship and accountability.
Led by: David and Sheree Starrett
For questions about Builders (Adult Sunday School Group) call Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717, or email using the form below.
Morning Star is a class made up of 95 members, ages 60+, and all stages of life. The class is committed to the development and enhancement of individual spirituality and fellowship. Members examine and reinforce their beliefs through this diverse Bible-Centered class, and actively live out their faith in the community together.
Our class financially supports 10 different organizations on an annual basis.
For those seeking kinship with fellow Church of the Resurrection members, the class provides an immediate close-knit support group for member’s joys and sorrows, and spiritual growth and development.
We have a teaching staff of 7 members dedicated to provide spiritual growth for each member of the class. We are always looking for new members to join our fellowship.
Led by: Al Donoho & Tom Stevens
For questions about Morning Star (Adult Sunday School Group) call Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717, or email using the form below.
This welcoming class of near retirement and post-retirement, married and single adults has a focus on spiritual growth and building lasting relationships. The class meets on Sundays at 9:15 in Room B153.
The curriculum is designed around topics that will benefit us spiritually as well as bring us closer as a body of believers. Studies include: books by well-known Christian authors, Bible Studies,Video sessions, etc. Our teaching staff consists of both ministers, lay people, as well as various members of our class. Our class has many fellowship events during the year in order for us to become better acquainted and closer as we grow in Christ together.
We welcome all individuals who want to grow spiritually and fellowship together.
For questions about Faith and Fellowship (Adult Sunday School Group) call Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717, or email using the form below.
A variety of thought-provoking topics are discussed which relate to how individuals apply Christian principles while addressing or responding to contemporary issues. Newspaper articles, current events, books, videos, guest experts and scripture may serve as resources.
This class encourages consideration of diverse perspectives and values as our backgrounds as committed Christians varies.
Led by: Linda Roser and Dan Gates
For questions about Christianity and Culture (Adult Sunday School Group) call Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717, or email using the form below.
ABC/Morning Star is made up of 141 members, ages 60+, and all stages of life. The class is committed to the development and enhancement of individual spirituality and fellowship. Members examine and reinforce their beliefs through this diverse Bible-Centered class, and actively live out their faith in the community together. The class also studies the United Methodist Quarterly. Our teachers are volunteers from the leadership of the church and our class.
Our combined class financially supports 11 different organizations on an annual basis. For those seeking kinship with fellow Church of the Resurrection members, the class provides an immediate close-knit support group for member's joys and sorrows, and spiritual growth and development. We have a teaching staff of 8 members plus other church leaders, dedicated to provide spiritual growth for each member of the class. We are always looking for new members to join our fellowship. We also have groups who meet monthly at different restaurants to become more acquainted with each other. All ages are invited.
Led by: Al Donoho
For questions about ABC/Morning Star Adult Bible Class (Adult Sunday School Group) call Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717, or email using the form below.
Our curriculum includes single topic books and Bible studies, both Old and New Testament. The class is discussion based with all opinions honored.
We also have many service projects where we put into practice the things we have learned, including: Bless the School, Johnson County Christmas Bureau, missions person in Honduras, and Healing House to name a few. The class has an adopted daughter in Africa through Compassion International.
We celebrate each other’s joys and concerns through prayer and manage time to socialize and build great friendships.
Led by: Kay King
For questions about New Horizons (Adult Sunday School Group) call Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717, or email using the form below.
New Foundations is a group couples with kids. We fellowship as a group, learn through bible study or book/video study programs and serve.
The 4th Sunday of each month we volunteer at KiDSCOR and find time throughout the year to get all of our families together to fellowship outside of the church walls. Previous studies include books on specific parts of the bible, marriage, kids, finances or tackling tough questions we face in our careers.
Led by: Andy Wiltz & Jill Sears
For questions about New Foundations (Adult Sunday School Group) call Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717, or email using the form below.
Bible 101 is the Adult Sunday School Class for EVERYONE of all ages and backgrounds. The one thing we all share is a desire to learn more about God’s word through an organized Bible study class. The Holy Bible is our only reference required.
A leader facilitates a class selected, self-paced, informal discussion format study of a book of the Bible. This Bible study is for novices and scholars alike, and is a good lead-in for the more disciplined Disciple Bible studies.
Led by: Gene Ronsick
For questions about Bible 101 (Adult Sunday School Group) call Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717, or email using the form below.
Whether you are a small group leader at Resurrection or another church, we have a variety of resources available to help you as you guide your members to know, love and serve God and others.
Video resources specific to small groups can be found on our Vimeo account vimeo.com/grouplife. A broader library of resources, for all ministries of your church, can be found at http://www.sharechurch.com/.
We know selecting curriculum for your group is not always easy. To assist you, we have reviewed studies and put them into categories under Knowing God, Loving God or Serving God, listed how many weeks the study lasts, if a DVD is available to rent (rentals available only to Resurrection leaders) and made suggestions to the level of the study (advanced, intermediate or entry level).
You can access a printable version of our curriculum catalog, the CORriculator. If you would like to rent a DVD at the cost of $1 per week, please send an email to email@example.com. An adult discipleship team member will reply to you about curriculum availability and how and when you can receive the materials.
All groups need ideas for curriculum from time to time, so every few months we’ll be asking different Resurrection staff or veteran small group leaders for their curriculum recommendations and sharing those with you. These recommendations are all in the CORriculator (link above on this page). We have multiple copies of each of the DVDs recommended in the curriculum library, but please keep in mind that there are a limited number of copies.
Click here to access an online version of The Bible's Big Story.
We encourage all small groups to establish ground rules in a group agreement. This agreement should be revisited at least once a year. Click here for a template.
Some of our experienced leaders share their Disciple notes below:
Shirley Yarick's Disciple Notes
Brad Hanna's Disciple 1 Notes
Rob Smith's Disciple 1 Notes
Would you like to hear people’s stories and provide encouragement? Or maybe you have incredible administrative skills and like to help organize systems. Consider applying to be a Congregational Care Minister (CCM).
At Resurrection we strive to do ministry with excellence. One way we provide excellent ministry is in the partnership between our CCMs and our pastors. With a congregation of our size, we rely on trained CCMs to serve with each of our pastors and staff in Congregational Care in making hospital visits, following up on prayer requests, providing one-on-one support for those going through a difficult issue, and much more.
Congregational Care Ministers are lay volunteers specifically trained to work alongside pastors and staff to minister to and care for our congregation. Once an applicant is accepted to the team, training is provided based on Pastor Karen’s book The Caring Congregation, which serves as a manual to guide us, to organize our congregations for care and to equip people to listen, visit, comfort and encourage congregants.
CCMs make hospital visits, call people in need of contact, meet one-on-one with those in need of a listening ear for prayer and encouragement, offer support to grieving families, proactively seek to encourage and care for persons in need and much more. CCMs are assigned to a pastor based on the worship service they typically attend, and they work together as a team. While there is a wide variety of duties a CCM can do, most serve in areas where they feel most gifted.
Our training covers topics such as Organizational Development, Theology of Care, Boundaries and Ethical Practices, Listening, Older Adult Ministry, Hospital Visits, Death and Prayer.
A CCM must...
...have completed at least one year of Disciple Bible Study plus at least one of the following to ensure basic theological and biblical training:
...have been active members of the Church of the Resurrection for at least three years.
...fulfill the four expectations of our members:
...be interviewed by a pastor and church staff member to discuss the philosophy, motivations and responsibilities of becoming a Congregational Care Minister.
...complete the Congregational Care Ministers Training Course. This six-week course includes information on Sacred Spaces, Wesleyan Care, Hospital Visits, Boundaries, Counseling, Prayer, and Ministry to the Frail and Dying. Time and location for this course will be announced after the interview process.
...receive the United Methodist Church’s Safe Gatherings certification. This training is available online. Learn more on our Safe Gatherings page.
...agree to and sign the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Volunteer Leader Covenant. As leaders, we set the tone and pace for the entire congregation. We shape the heart, character and life of this Christian community, so it is vital that we walk the Christian walk. Spiritually healthy leaders will produce a spiritually healthy church. With this in mind, this covenant was developed to guide our life together as leaders. We use these standards to hold ourselves accountable to pursuing the Christian life, and in so doing, we recognize that it is God’s grace which calls forth our faithful response and it is God’s grace which brings such transformation in our lives.
...commit at least three hours per week to this ministry.
If you are interested in being a Congregational Care Minister, please complete and return this application to the Congregational Care Office. You can email your application to Susan.Bell@cor.org.
For questions about Congregational Care Ministry call Susan Bell at (913) 232-4142, or email using the form below.
This group is for those who have lost loved ones to suicide. We will honor those people that we have lost, while offering a space for you to grieve and share as you feel comfortable. Please feel free to invite others to this gathering if you feel that they would benefit. Material will be appropriate for teenagers and older.
What is shared by participants remains confidential to those people. Concerns about imminent danger to self or others, prompt one-on-one discussion and safety planning.
We can’t take away the pain of your loss, but we can help guide you through some of your grief, alongside those who have experienced a similar tragedy. Sharing and listening with others who’ve walked in similar shoes can truly make a difference.
Childcare is available for this event. If you are interested in making a childcare reservation, please do so here.
For questions about Suicide Grief Support Group call Claire Saunders Clough at (913) 232-4124, or email using the form below.
2nd & 4th Thursdays | 7pm | Room B203
A safe and respectful environment where we can celebrate our authentic selves, create community in which to explore a more profound faith, topics specific to the LGBT community, and build deep and meaningful relationships.
Childcare is available for this event. If you are interested in making a childcare reservation, please do so here.
For questions about True Colors: an LGBT and Allies Community Group call James Cochran at (913) 544-0249, or email using the form below.
Coffee and Conversation -- join us for a typically lively conversation about almost anything (except politics). We usually have a conversation-starter ready so we can get to know one another as women of strong yet differing faiths. Pick up a cup of coffee on the way, you are welcome to join in anytime. Visit us on facebook for the latest updates at Strangers No More Facebook page.
This is a joint project of the Jewish Community Relations Bureau|American Jewish Committee and United Methodist Women of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.
For questions about Strangers No More call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
This weekly support group offers resources for people affected by mood disorders. Our support groups are a great place to regain self-confidence, find emotional support, and simply be among people who understand.
Childcare is available for this event. If you are interested in making a childcare reservation, please do so here.
For questions about Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Overland Park (DBSA) call James Cochran at (913) 544-0249, or email using the form below.
Are you an avid quilter or perhaps you have always had an interest in learning how to quilt? We welcome all skill levels---a passion for all things regarding quilts is the only requirement!
Stitch’ n Tyme meets every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in room C020. Come visit, bring a project to work on either by hand or bring your sewing machine or come and be inspired by others who share a passion for quilting.
Come as you are and where you are in your quilting adventure. If our activities sound like fun, come join us! If it all seems like a bit too much, no worries, come for all or part of our activities. Many of our members come each week but just as many come when they can, the good news is you are always welcome.
Stitch’ n Tyme activities include:
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday mornings!
For questions about Stitch'N Tyme Quilters call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
The Spring Café strives to refresh the soul spiritually through fellowship and physically with food and beverages.
There are two Spring Cafés:
Building A Café is located in the Narthex. The summer hours are:
Building B Café is located in the Commons. The summer hours are:
Complimentary gourmet coffee is provided at our coffee station before and after our worship services on weekends (donations are appreciated to help cover expenses for coffee and condiments). Or, you can stop by the café, be greeted with a smile, and we will be happy to make a specialty espresso drink, smoothie, shake, or other beverage. We also offer food and snacks. Food is provided by the Resurrection Kitchen and includes such items as hot and cold sandwiches, paninis, flatbreads, salads and breakfast items.
Come join us in our table seating area or booths next to the cozy fireplace! The café is a great place to congregate, talk, read, write or just pass the time.
If you would like The Spring Cafe to cater food and/or beverages for your on-campus small group or meeting, please download the Cafe Order Form. Our menu includes a listing of the food and beverages available, including items from Sonflower Bakery (staffed by Matthew's Ministry students). Please email the completed form to Joan Gunter or give it to a staff person at The Spring. (Please note the lead time we need to fill your order.)
The Spring Café team is made up of both staff and volunteers, and we are always looking for more people to join our volunteer team. Join us in this fun environment as we serve our our church family. It's a great way to meet people! No previous coffee shop experience is necessary. We'll train you. You may choose to volunteer as a cashier, a barista or both. Fill out this online form to learn more about how you can get involved.
For questions about The Spring Café call Joan Gunter at (913) 544-0248, or email using the form below.
Disciple Bible Study is enriching, informational, transformational, faith deepening and offers time to develop deep lasting friendships as you study, reflect and pray together as a group.
Leaders choose the start date for their class, however classes usually begin late August or early September.
Course Descriptions are listed below. Classes begin in the fall and follow the school calendar. Your leader will notify you with the specific start date as classes do not all begin the same week. Books are available to purchase from The Well Bookstore at Resurrection Leawood. Please tell them the name of your leader or the day/time you are meeting so you get the correct book.
Online registration for 2019-20 Disciple classes will begin in July 2019 with classes beginning in August or September of 2019.
Disciple 1 provides a foundational overview of the Bible. Beginning with Genesis and continuing through Revelation, group members will read approximately 80% of the Bible in this 24 or 32 week study. Disciple 1 is great for those at any place in their faith journey.
Please make sure you choose the correct class on the registration and purchase the correct book.
Fast Track Disciple 2 is a shortened version of the original Disciple 2 study. Classes meet for a total of 24 weeks as they study Genesis–Exodus and Luke–Acts for 12 sessions each. Daily preparation is to read 3–5 chapters of the Bible each day. (Disciple 1 suggested pre-requisite)
Original Disciple 2 is an in-depth study of Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts. Genesis and Exodus are foundational books of the Bible that cover creation, Noah, Abraham, Moses and more. You will also study the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts and be encouraged to practice spiritual disciplines. (32 week study, Disciple 1 suggested pre-requisite)
Disciple 3 examines the major and minor Old Testament prophets and the 13 Letters traditionally attributed to Paul. Several themes weave their way through the study-the call to remember; the call to repentance; the need for renewed vision and the place of community. (32 week study, Disciple 1 suggested pre-requisite)
Fast Track Disciple 3 is a shortened version of the original Disciple 3 study. Classes meet for a total of 24 weeks and examine the major and minor Old Testament prophets and the 13 Letters traditionally attributed to Paul. Several themes weave their way through the study-the call to remember; the call to repentance; the need for renewed vision and the place of community. (Disciple 1 suggested pre-requisite)
Disciple 4 concentrates on the Old Testament writings not in the Torah or the Prophets, such as Psalms and Proverbs, and the Gospel. (32 week study, Disciple 1 suggested pre-requisite)
Jesus in the Gospels digs deeply into the mission and message of Jesus through a detailed and comparative study of the Gospels. Study the name, the place and the people-a commanding, morally compelling figure as portrayed in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. (30 week study, Disciple 1 suggested pre-requisite)
Christian Believer is a study of the classical doctrines of the Christian faith which includes God's providence, atonement, judgment and eternal life. This class blends together the reading of Scripture with reading classic Christian writings. (30 week study, Disciple 1 suggested pre-requisite)
Is an in-depth group Bible study that takes a thematic approach around our relationship with God, with each other, and with the world. It emphasizes the biblical concept of Covenant - the enduring commitment between God and people - as a unifying pattern throughout the entire Bible. You will read old and New Testament passages in a thematic approach in this 24 week study. (Disciple 1 suggested pre-requisite) (Not offered this year)
Access notes of several experienced Disciple Leaders on our Small Group Leader Resource Page.
For questions about Disciple Bible Study call Melanie Hill at (913) 232-4173, or email using the form below.
We are celebrating our third anniversary in June. In 2018, we offered 46 serving opportunities, performed 3489 hours of service, blessed 120 animals, and our ministry has touched over 3500 people!
The Pet Ministry provides opportunities to meet the needs for COR members and the community with learning through monthly classes plus service opportunities through programs like Serve Saturday, formerly known as FaithWork, throughout the year. Visit us often at cor.org/pets to stay informed about this exciting ministry with our pets!
NEW DAY & ROOM CHANGE: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 6:15 pm | B200 (Building B)
Animal law is the body of law surrounding pet ownership, wildlife, animals used in the entertainment industry and animals raised for food and research. Important issues in animal law include animal cruelty, companion animal concerns, animal breeding and animal estate planning. Our speaker, Greg will share his knowledge about how the law has historically looked at animals and some promising new trends. He will also discuss the role of pets in divorce and things to think about when estate planning for pets. Greg Kincaid is not only a lawyer practicing in Overland Park, KS, he is an animal lover, a New York Times Best Selling author of several dog themed novels including “A Dog Named Christmas” and “Christmas with Tucker.” Both of these best sellers have been made into Hallmark movies. Greg primarily practices as a divorce mediator and has helped many families resolve issues around their pets. He has published several articles on dogs and the law and written about service dogs and their use in the courthouse.
After the presentation, Greg will have some of his books available for purchase and is happy to autograph the books for you. Books are $15.00 each (check or cash only (no credit cards). If you would like to reach out to Greg, in advance, you may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Presenter: Mr. Kincaid’s practice emphasis is divorce and family law mediation. He has been recognized by his peers as a Kansas “Super Lawyer” in the area of family law. He is certified by the State of Kansas as a Domestic Mediator and has completed an internship with Johnson County Domestic Court Services. He is a former member of the Family Law Bench Bar Committee of the Johnson County Bar Association where he assisted in drafting the Family Law Guidelines. He is a member of the Johnson County Ethics Committee. He is a former member of the Earl O’Conner Inns of Court, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and the Kansas Bar Association. As a trained mediator, Mr. Kincaid has helped thousands of families to avoid the traditional adversarial approach to separation, divorce and other family issues. Mr. Kincaid helped to start the Changing Lives through Literature program and served as the chairman of the Optimist Oratory Contest for seven years. Creative writing and running are his chief hobbies. He has completed several marathons and has written five novels: He is a frequent guest blogger on Petfinder.com and is actively involved in promoting pet adoption and rescue. He is also actively involved with High Aspirations, a group that provides mentoring for young African American males.
PLEASE REGISTER for this August class by emailing Linda Haney at email@example.com.
We had a great turnout on September 15, 2018, for the annual blessing of the animals. Thank you Tom Bradley for the beautiful keepsake photos you captured at this special event. Join us next time on October 12, 2019.
Join us at Church of the Resurrection in the Commons of Building B for projects such as Angel Hearts, The Rescue Project, assisting with a mobile vaccination clinic, and other pet related miscellaneous project for partner groups. Dates and details available on the Serve Saturday or find us on our Pet Ministry Facebook page!
Click here for more details and to register.
To learn more about our Partner Organizations and what to do if you lose a pet, click here.
The Church of the Resurrection’s Pet Ministry works with Pets For Life, a volunteer organization that certifies therapy animals, to place volunteer teams of handlers and pets in service at COR and across our communities.
Pets For Life volunteers take their carefully screened pets on scheduled visits to facilities throughout the community, including hospitals, nursing homes, shelters for domestic violence, mental health programs, treatment centers for youth, corrections facilities; as well as hospice and Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Certified therapy dogs have attended our Care Night classes, Foster Parents Day Out, and Silver Link Ministry.
If you would like to participate, your pet must be certified through Pets For Life. The process is easy and includes an orientation meeting for you, a pre-test for you and your pet, followed by the certification test.
Learn more about the certification process at Pets For Life or contact Linda Haney.
Pets for Life, 7240 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, Missouri 64114
Looking for something you can do to help homeless pets in the Kansas City area? Fleece blankets of all sizes are needed for kennels and post-surgery recovery. The “blankets” are easy to make. You can purchase any kind of fleece material. Measure and cut it to the sizes below (approximate). Combine 2-3 layers so the blanket has some thickness and comfort. Run a stitch around all sides to close the openings off and making layers into one piece. If you have questions about this project, you can contact Amy Cox.
Approximate blanket sizes:
27 x 15 54 x 30 48 x 44 33 x 28
Donations may be left in the bins labeled Pet Ministry located in the Narthex.
Donations may be left in the bins labeled Pet Ministry located in the Narthex.
It is of great importance for the Pet Ministry to provide guidance and support resources in the loss of a pet. We know this is a significant life event since pets are part of the family. We hope this section will be helpful to you in your loss, and also to help you comfort others in their loss.
Website Recommended: www.pet-loss.net.
If you need immediate assistance from Congregational Care to cope with your loss, you can call The Church of the Resurrection at 913-897-0120 for support. Please note: If you call Congregational Care (in advance before leaving to go to the vet for an end of life process), you can drive by the church and someone will come out to your car and pray with you and your pet. They will also anoint your pet and gently wrap your pet in a prayer shawl, if you ask.
For more resources to help you with the loss of your pet, click here.
The Pet Ministry at Church of the Resurrection (Leawood) partners with five community organizations for our Serve Saturday projects: Angel Heart Rescue, Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, Rose Brooks Center, Spay Neuter KC, The Rescue Project; and one organization for our therapy pet program: Pets For Life. Our Serve Saturday partners demonstrate our efforts to effect change for people and animals in the community where other Church of the Resurrection ministries are touching lives, specifically the urban core. In addition to our ongoing partnerships with these organizations, The Pet Ministry works with other organizations in the community from time to time.
To learn more about our Partner Organizations and other organizations where you can volunteer, please visit here.
The Pet Ministry kicked off in June 2016. In the year of 2016, the Pet Ministry participated in five Serve Saturday projects, the Annual Blessing of the Animals, Family Advent Night, a Pet Certification Orientation, the Free Festival and visited several Resurrection groups at the Leawood campus, with a total of over 1100 people touched by the services of the Pet Ministry.
For questions about Pet Ministry call Kathy O'Dowd at n/a, or email using the form below.
Worship Services are held in many care home settings for those at all levels of care each month.
For questions about Silver Link Care Home Worship call Courtney Felzke at (913) 232-4130, or email using the form below.
4th Fridays | 10:30 am | Wesley Covenant Chapel
The Special Worship Service is hosted by Silver Link Ministries and is designed to be a welcoming place for those with dementia and/or physical impairments.
Services that may vary:
For questions about Silver Link Special Worship Service call Claire Saunders Clough at (913) 232-4124, or email using the form below.
ST@RZ (Singles Thriving At Resurrection) is now the place to find all
things for singles at Resurrection, Leawood, and beyond! All singles
(never married, divorced or widowed) are invited to participate in their
age/status related activities! Gather with us for inspiring programming
and fellowship. Enjoy fun activities! Serve
together through mission and community outreach. Grow with the help of
support services and classes offered by Resurrection’s Congregational
Care Ministry. Come thrive with us as we strive to follow the examples
of Jesus Christ to love and serve!
ATTENTION: We are looking for folks to be leaders for newly forming community groups for singles. There will be more information provided for training that will be provided. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Cheryl Bell about your interest! Thank you!
Single Mom's Group: A special ministry for single moms that provides a community to develop and grow friendships, gain knowledge on how to successfully navigate the issues that single moms face, and to find peace, love, joy, and faith in their journey. If you would be interested in participating in this group, please contact Angela Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We gather together on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 6:30pm. Our meetings will be held on:
Childcare is available and registration is required. Click here to register.
Come and enjoy good fellowship, food and games! We play card and board games each Friday! Please bring a snack to share and your favorite game(s). This is a great way to meet new friends!
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We look forward to seeing you at ST@RZ!
Off Campus, Monday or Tuesday evenings, 6:30 pm. We now offer two different gay men's small groups, building faith through fellowship and study. Co-led by Kent Jackson and Ryan Conrad.
Our primary goal is to provide a space for gay Christian men to connect to one another in a small community where we share the journey of knowing, loving, and serving God and others. Through fellowship, study, worship, and service, our small group will strengthen the spiritual discovery and growth of each participant. It is our hope those who have been hurt by previous experiences or have limited church exposure will find a welcome place in our group. As we share the story of our lives with others and see more clearly how our story connects with the larger story of God’s redemptive activity, we make progress toward the goal of becoming deeply committed Christians.
Our weekly meetings occur at an area residence from 6:30-8 pm and begin with a meal and fellowship. We then engage in an hour of studying Scripture, which may include how our lives as gay men fit into the teachings of the Bible.
For more information, please email Kent Jackson.
For questions about Guys and Yahweh call James Cochran at (913) 544-0249, or email using the form below.
1st Tuesdays, 7 pm, Off-site. Women’s Bible Study for growing together in Christian community.
If you live in the southland of KC, OR you would like a less structured-longer discussion format than our GWA small group, OR you would like less study-time format, OR you are really busy and would like to just meet once per month, OR you just like movies, then this is the GWA for you!
For questions about Gay Women Abiding call James Cochran at (913) 544-0249, or email using the form below.
Each month offers a book title to read, with a discussion held the first Tuesday of the following month in an AM group (10-11:30 am) or PM (7-8:30 pm). Most books can be found at a local library or in the church bookstore.
This month's selection to begin reading now and discuss on the date below:
For questions about Tuesday Book Club (Women's Ministry) call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:15pm, Matthew's Ministry wing
Matthew’s Ministry Fellowship offers support and connection for families of individuals with special needs. This ministry provides an active community for families to share joys, challenges, resources and prayer together.
On the 2nd Wednesday of the month, you are welcome to come early for a free community meal in the Foundry from 5:30-6:15 pm. Then from 6:15-7:45 pm, parents can learn, connect with others and grow spiritually through guest speakers and sharing in small groups. Registration for class is not required.
Matthew’s Ministry Fellowship also offers social activities at various times throughout the year.
Childcare is available from 6:15-7:45 pm in Building B at KiDSCOR for ages 6 weeks - 5th grade at no charge. If you are interested in making a reservation for childcare, please do so here. If you need Matthew's Ministry care for individuals with special needs, please email Jennifer Ross.
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For questions about Matthew’s Ministry Fellowship call Jennifer Ross at (913) 544-0295, or email using the form below.
Connect with each other in small groups and share the journey of knowing, loving and serving God and others. Through fellowship, study, worship and service, each group can strengthen the spiritual discovery and growth of each participant. As we share the story of our lives with others and see more clearly how our story connects with the larger story of God's redemptive activity, we make progress toward the goal of becoming deeply committed Christians.
These groups focus on Bible study and meet weekly to encourage and develop friendships with one another, often becoming "stretcher bearers" in faith.
For questions about Women's Small Groups call Michelle Funk at (913) 544-0771, or email using the form below.
United Methodist Women (UMW) at Resurrection is for any woman interested in developing a creative, supportive fellowship while learning about and becoming involved in contributing to the greater needs of women next door, across town and around the world. Circles and Groups meet at various times, both day and night. Some read and discuss books written about timely issues. Others select a social justice topic to study and organize a mission project to help those affected by this issue. One group creates beautiful quilts and then gives them away to bless someone. Want to start a group of your own? We can help. All groups offer faith, hope and love in action through learning, service and education. Our local chapter of UMW has a website full of information, photos and resources.
For questions about United Methodist Women call Michelle Lentell at 913-544-0771, or email using the form below.
a place that meets you right where you’re at as a mom, a woman and a friend.
Building Better Moms (BBM) strives to build a community of moms who learn, grow and serve together. BBM members meet together in a larger group setting, but are connected with a small group of moms with whom they share a table at each BBM meeting throughout the year. The BBM calendar follows the school calendar year, beginning in September and concluding in May. The schedule is set to align as much as possible with area school and holiday schedules. BBM meetings run about two hours in length and each group meets approximately twice a month to enjoy food and fellowship, speakers and group discussion. All groups also participate in mission projects supported by The Church of the Resurrection and occasional social events outside of the meeting schedule.
Imagine… you’re here!
For questions about Building Better Moms call Marty Sinclair at 913-544-0771, or email using the form below.
Join in and experience meaningful discussion, develop lasting friendships, and deepen your understanding of God. Select the study that is right for you, registration opens August 1.
Set Apart by Jennifer Kennedy Dean
Led by Maribeth Hinderer. This study of the beatitudes examines the promise of blessedness in Christ’s Sermon on the Mount, Room B251
John’s Gospel: Wisdom from Ephesus with DVD by Michael Card
Led by Shirley Yarick. Reintroduce yourself to the “beloved Disciple” and his gospel written from the city of Ephesus, Room B153
Reflections from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
Written and led by Ann Morrison. Dive deeply into Paul’s message on living the Christian life. This class has no outside reading, Room B158
The Bible’s Bistros, Banquets & Barbecues
Written by Darren & Doris Lippe; led by Doris Lippe. Hungry for the Word? Dive into discussion of 9 divine dining scenes from the Bible – Passover, Last Supper, the Greatest Beach Party Ever and more, Room B152
The Big Question
Written and led by Ginger Rothhaas. Who am I? What is my purpose? How shall I live? Explore scripture, contemplative practices and conversation to encounter three of life’s biggest questions, Room B206
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver
Led by Karissa Heckens-Miller. For all the times we hear the voice inside saying, “You are not enough,” learn to sit at Jesus’ feet and experience joy in this world full of expectations, Room B257
Finding I AM by Lisa Terkhurst
Led by Rachel Henderson and Jill Hays. Explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus in the Gospel of John and how they can help us grow deeper in our faith, Room B231
Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life by Marjorie J. Thompson
Led by Jenifer Schultz. Gain a better understanding of spiritual disciplines to help deepen our relationship with God and better live out our faith, Room B257
For questions about LIVE Women's Bible Studies call Karissa Heckens at (913) 232-4104, or email using the form below.
Our photography small group meets as a community for Bible study and learning every month. In addition, we serve Resurrection by attending church events and providing quality photography services. We love studying and experimenting with our photography and giving back to the church in this way.
If you love taking pictures, we'd love to have you join us! Contact us using the form on the "Connect" tab of this page.
For questions about Photography Small Group call Tom Bradley , or email using the form below.
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