Retirement often begins with the fun new sensation of being able to use your time however you want. But, if you are like many of us, you will eventually find yourself wanting more. More adventure. More meaning. More significance in life.
On Tuesday evening April 6th, Dr. Mindi McKenna will lead our Round Table on “SETTING BIG DREAMS AND ACHIEVING THEM IN RETIREMENT.”
She’ll guide us through a 7-step framework developed by popular speaker, Bob Goff, author of “Love Does,” “Everybody Always,” and “Dream Big.”
She’ll share tips for identifying our big dreams, acting on them, clearing distractions, overcoming obstacles, and yes, achieving results.
For questions about Setting Big Dreams And Achieving Them In Retirement call Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717, or email using the form below.
Some of us have plenty of financial resources during retirement; others are on a really tight budget. Either way, all of us can leave a lasting legacy by investing of ourselves to help others.
It’s a well-known fact that sharing of one’s time, talent, or treasure is one of the most reliable ways to experience a stronger sense of purpose, fulfillment and joy. That’s why we’ll end our 2020-2021 Crossroads Round Table series with a powerful discussion about “LEAVING A LASTING LEGACY BY ESTATE PLANNING” led by Debi Nixon and the Resurrection Foundation.
For questions about Leaving A Lasting Legacy by Estate Planning call Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717, or email using the form below.
Resurrection Leawood's Adult Sunday school classes are meeting online and in person!
For assistance with Sunday morning group connections, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-544-0717.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all classes are currently meeting online. Please reach out to the leader listed to receive information on how you can join a class. We look forward to seeing you online!
Breakfast and Bible Study
20-30’s|Singles and Couples | 9 am | Sunday
This class is for those seeking fellowship, a deeper understanding of the Bible and how God’s will and word relates to their lives.
Contact Katherine Marx for additional information.
The Next Phase
40-50’s|Singles and Couples | 10:30 am | Sunday
This group of empty/emptying nesters enjoys a range of studies from books of the Bible to Christian topics.
Contact Beth Hull for additional information.
Faith and Fellowship
55-70's | Singles & Couples | 9 am | Sunday
These welcoming near retirement and post-retirement class members enjoy curriculum that helps the group spiritually as well as bring them closer as a body of believers.
Contact Sue Hardage for additional information and Zoom invitation.
30's-40's | Singles & Couples | 9:30 am | Sunday
This class meets on the first and third Sundays of each month to grow in their faith and support one another.
Contact Audra Morris for additional information and Zoom Meeting invitation.
40's-70's | Singles & Couples | 9 am | Sunday
The Builders 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
Contact David Starrett for additional information and Zoom meeting invitation.
Christianity and Culture
40+ | Singles & Couples | 9 am | Sunday
A variety of thought-provoking topics are discussed which relate to how individuals apply Christian principles while addressing or responding to contemporary issues.
Contact Dan Gates for additional information and Zoom meeting invitation.
60's+ | Singles & Couples |9 am | Sunday
The Spiritual Enrichment and Encouragement class studies books of the Bible as well as topical studies and enjoys great discussions!
Contact Jayne Langham for additional information and Zoom meeting invitation.
30's & 40’s | Singles & Couples |10:30 am | Sunday
This class of mostly parents study books on specific parts of the Bible, marriage, kids, finances and tackle tough questions faced in their careers.
Contact Andy Wiltz at for more information and Zoom meeting invitation.
30's-70's | Singles & Couples | 7 pm | Sunday evenings
Bible 101 is for everyone of all ages and backgrounds. The one thing all share is a desire to learn more about God’s word through an organized Bible study class. The Holy Bible is the only reference required.
Contact Gene Ronsick for more information and Zoom meeting invitation.
For questions about Adult Sunday School Groups call Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717, or email using the form below.
This 4-week Bible-based study offers comprehensive, practical help for those who are approaching, entering or already in retirement. Through a process of study and reflection, discover your purpose, passion, and mission for the next chapter in your life. If you have high expectations of adding more fulfillment and joy in your life journey, we welcome you to join us at our next "At the Crossroads" class.
This class will be offered online on Zoom. The class will be recorded and in order to participate, individuals must consent to being recorded.
Please purchase At The Crossroads by Clayton Smith and Dave Wilson available at The Well Bookstore. Please read first chapter before class.
For questions about At the Crossroads | March 2021 call Angie McCarty at (913) 544-0724, or email using the form below.
One of the greatest gifts you can offer your loved ones is a plan for how you will be remembered. Having the Last Word will guide you through how to plan your last wishes. Rev. Steve Langhoffer and Judith Pirker will help you become educated about your memorial service or funeral pre-planning. (Do you know the difference between the two? You'll learn about that, too.) Best of all, you'll have confidence in your end of life memorial preparations.
This course will be held on October 13 & 20, from 6:30-8:30 on Zoom. This class will be recorded, and will require your consent for recording.
For questions about Having The Last Word | March 2021 call Angie McCarty at (913) 544-0724, or email using the form below.
Join grandparents from all over the nation to learn how to become a better grandparent. Classes are free and open to any grandparent interested in learning about this year's topics. You may register for one class or for all four. We look forward to becoming better grandparents together.
January 12 — Your Grandchildren and Suicide: Awareness for all Ages
Join Emily Demo, Blue Valley Southwest High School’s School Psychologist, as she helps us understand the mental health and suicide concerns facing our nation and what we can do to help our grandkids grow up in an environment supportive of mental health and wellness.
February 9 — Healthy Boundaries for Grandparents: When You Disagree About Parenting
What happens when you disagree with how your grown kids are parenting their children? When should you speak up and when is it better to remain silent? It's not easy to know the right thing to do, but understanding healthy boundaries can help. Let's discuss some common challenges that grandparents face and how to navigate them with love.
Sherry Danner is a former Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist who previously served on the church staff as Director of Counseling Ministries. Now a Boundaries Coach, she specializes in helping compassionate givers set healthy boundaries in their most important relationships. She is the author of Nurturing the Light Inside: Overcoming Addiction and Codependency on the Path to Self-Love.
March 9 — Simple Ways to Connect with your Grandchild and Increase Positive Behaviors
Julie Getting is a Licensed Specialist Social Worker who has been in practice with children for over 25 years, utilizing her certifications in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and trained in Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She offers a unique set of skills that will help us learn how to increase connection and positive behaviors in our grandkids of any age.
April 13 — Grandparenting with Love and Logic
Join Leah Rundle, from The Parents Place, as we learn how to develop enjoyable, fulfilling relationships with both adult children and grandchildren-while helping grandchildren grow up into responsible, caring young people. We will learn sensible, easy-to-use techniques based upon the unique Love and Logic philosophy of working with children. With the Love and Logic techniques, a grandparent's relationships with both adults and grandchildren will grow and blossom.
May 11 — Raising Civic-Minded Grandkids
Jan Kessinger served in the Kansas State Legislature from 2017-2021 and has been a member of The Church of the Resurrection for more than 25 years. As a legislator, he served on Governor's Council of Travel & Tourism, State Use Committee, Kansas Racing & Gaming Commission and Johnson County Education Research Triangle. At Resurrection, he served on the Church Council and has been active in missions ministries. Jan brings a unique understanding of faith influencing civic involvement. As a grandpa, he will offer us ideas on how to raise our grandchildren in a way that teaches them the importance and responsibility of civic engagement and commitment.
You will choose which dates you will be attending on the registration page.
For questions about Building Better Grandparents | Spring 2021 call Angie McCarty at (913) 544-0724, or email using the form below.
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Sunday School & Group Connections Program DirectorShari joined the staff of Church of the Resurrection in 2003. She has a passion for helping people find meaning and purpose at any age but is particularly focused on those ages 50+.Shari and her husband have 3 daughters and 12 amazing grandchildren. In her free... Keep Reading
Pastor of Crossroads MinistryAngie joined staff in September of 2018. On staff, Angie designs programming to help people ages 50+ live the second half of life with significance and joy. She also leads the Grandparenting Ministries, which provides opportunities to connect with grandchildren and... Keep Reading
Shari joined the staff of Church of the Resurrection in 2003. She has a passion for helping people find meaning and purpose at any age but is particularly focused on those ages 50+.
Shari and her husband have 3 daughters and 12 amazing grandchildren. In her free time Shari loves connecting with family and friends, traveling and enjoying the great outdoors. She also enjoys challenging herself and others to walk at least 1,000-miles a year.
Contact Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717
or email using the form below.
Angie joined staff in September of 2018. On staff, Angie designs programming to help people ages 50+ live the second half of life with significance and joy. She also leads the Grandparenting Ministries, which provides opportunities to connect with grandchildren and other grandparents in a Christian community.
Angie is an ordained United Methodist Elder – having served in the Tucson area from 1999-2017. She earned a Master of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, a Bachelor of Social Work degree at Arizona State University, and is currently in the Doctor of Ministry program at Saint Paul School of Theology.
Angie loves to work out early in the morning, hang out with her kids, and travel to new places. On top of this, Angie has a husband, 6 kids, a live-in sister, and a rescue dog.
Contact Angie McCarty at (913) 544-0724
or email using the form below.
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