First, let’s focus on the Leawood Campus ministry, group, or class you’re interested in by choosing a life stage 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.
Books are available to purchase from The Well Bookstore online or at Cokesbury online. All Disciple 1, 2, & 3 classes will be using the new Fast Track materials. Disciple 4 will use the traditional book but use an abbreviated 24 week schedule.
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 Fast Track 24 week study. Disciple 1 is great for those at any place in their faith journey.
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)
Fast Track 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. (24 week study, 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. (24 week schedule using the traditional study book, 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)
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.
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.
New to Resurrection or small groups? A great place to start is with one of our short term Walk Small Group Experiences. These groups study Adam Hamilton's book The Walk over the course of six weeks and are led by one of our Community Life Ministers. See a full list of upcoming opportunities at cor.org/connect
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:
A few times a year we host Group Launch where you can browse through all our open and new small groups to find the one that works best for you. Open registration is generally open for about 3 weeks and then groups commit to meet for about 3 months, although some decide to meet longer. You can find more information about our next group launch at groups.cor.org or sign up for a reminder.
Join us on Wednesday nights for classes that will both challenge you to go deeper and connect you with other folks. 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. To see a full list of class options on Wednesdays click here.
All of the Sunday School classes at 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 Justin Schoolcraft to get more information and to get started.
Small group leaders play an important role at Resurrection in helping people get connected into community where they can experience and develop the five essential practices of the Christian life. 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. An adult discipleship team member will reply to you about curriculum availability and how and when you can receive the materials.
The staff at the Well Bookstore can also be a great resource if you are looking for a study that we don't carry in our library. They are happy to help order materials for your group to use. Please allow 2-3 weeks for materials to arrive.
SMALL GROUP AGREEMENT TEMPLATE
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.
Disciple Leader Resources
Some of our experienced leaders share their Disciple notes below:
For questions about Small Group Leader Resources call Melanie Hill at (913) 232-4173, or email using the form below.
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 Connection and Care Minister (CCM).
At Resurrection we strive to do ministry with excellence. One way is through the partnership between our CCMs and our pastors. With a congregation 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.
Connection and Care Ministers are 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 Rev. Karen Lampe's book The Caring Congregation, which serves as a manual to guide us, organize our congregations for care, and equip people to listen, visit, comfort and encourage congregants.
CCMs make hospital visits, call people in need of personal 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.
Because Connection and Care Ministers will be partnering with pastors to offer some of the care previously done only by our pastors, it is important that these persons have basic theological and biblical training. Connection and Care Ministers are strongly encouraged to complete at least one year of Disciple Bible Study.
The following may be substituted for Disciple:
We ask that Connection and Care Ministers know and support Resurrection’s values and perspectives articulated in the following statements. You don’t have to agree with every part of each statement, but as a leader at Resurrection we expect you to represent these values to our congregants. https://safegatherings.com/
If you are interested in being a Connection and Care Minister, please complete and return an application to the Congregational Care Office or email it to Pastor Claire Clough.
For questions about Congregational Care Ministry call Wendy Lyons Chrostek at (913) 544-0704, or email using the form below.
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