Every life has a story. A way to share that story with others is through a personalized life blessing. We have a course that will step you through how to plan your last wishes. We discuss decisions that you will need to make and your family will bless you for your pre-planning. It is important to be educated, take your time and have confidence in your funeral preparations.
This course will involve 2 Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 on March 12 and 19. Join Judith Pirker and Rev. Steve Langhofer in this course offering.
For questions about Having The Last Word | March 2019 call Shari Wilkins at (913) 544-0717, or email using the form below.
Is your life too full? Are you ready for a better way to live? Jesus lived a simpler life with great meaning and purpose. So can we.
Join Brogan Farren and Scott Weaver on a journey through clarity, movement, alignment and focus. During this four-week course you’ll receive a simple, yet comprehensive approach and encouragement to:
Register quickly by clicking here. Space is limited!
Please read the introduction to Simple Life by Thom S. Rainer and Art Rainer before the first class. Books are available online in hardcopy, paperback or kindle editions.
For questions about Declutter and Simplify Class call Angie McCarty at (913) 544-0724, 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, which is led by Barry Nelson & Trey Fruge.
Materials/Cost: At The Crossroads by Clayton Smith and Dave Wilson. Available at The Well Bookstore for $5.99 (group study discount). Please read first chapter before class.
For questions about At The Crossroads Book Study 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.
Follow the links below to learn about some of the ministries that you can get involved in and begin serving in the local community or around the world:
Flourish furnishes hope to those in need by collecting, preparing and distributing donated furnishings and home essentials, transforming the lives of program participants, donors and servants into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. We seek to offer a 'hand up' by meeting the household furnishings needs in Kansas City's urban and suburban communities through donated resources.
Resurrection's Furnishings Ministry seeks to ensure that no child or adult has to live in a home without adequate furniture, and to lead the effort in recycling usable household furnishings.
Please visit the furnishings ministry page for details about all of the available volunteer opportunities.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
For questions about Furnishings Ministry Volunteer Opportunities contact Resurrection Furnishings , or email using the form below.
SERVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
Join us one Tuesday of each month as we explore serving opportunities in our local mission ministries. Childcare is available (pre-registration is required here). *Children younger than 5 are welcome at the discretion of parents – these projects may include small pieces and/or require fine motor skills such as cutting.
For questions about Serve at Grow Night contact Lindsey Arnold Seevers at (913) 232-4163, or email using the form below.
Stay in touch with everything happening in the Crossroads ministry through our monthly newsflash!
Group Life Program DirectorShari joined the staff of Church of the Resurrection in 2003, where she serves as Program Director for Adult Sunday school and Crossroads Ministries. She has a passion for helping people find meaning and purpose at any age but is particularly focused on those ages... Keep Reading
Crossroads Program DirectorI’ve lived in Kansas for a little over a year, having spent most of my life in Arizona. I desperately miss the mountains and the people who shaped my ministry and my faith. Other than that, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Midwest and our little corner of Kansas. Do you have... Keep Reading
Shari joined the staff of Church of the Resurrection in 2003, where she serves as Program Director for Adult Sunday school and Crossroads Ministries. 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.
I’ve lived in Kansas for a little over a year, having spent most of my life in Arizona. I desperately miss the mountains and the people who shaped my ministry and my faith. Other than that, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Midwest and our little corner of Kansas. Do you have any idea that fall is incredibly gorgeous!?
I graduated from Arizona State University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. Upon entering college, my plan was to work for child protective services. Little did I know that God had much different plans for me. In 1994, after wrestling with God, I accepted my call to ministry, entered the ministerial candidacy process and headed off to Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University (yep… that’s where Pastor Adam attended seminary a few years before me). I graduated from Perkins with a Master of Divinity degree in 1999 and got married that same summer. My husband and I had 3 fabulous kids together.I was ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 2001 and served at St. Paul’s UMC in Tucson for 14 years, then at Santa Cruz Valley United Methodist in Sahuarita, Arizona, for 4 years.
In 2013, my marriage started falling apart. I attended Leadership Institute that year as broken and shattered as I’ve ever been. In the opening session, Pastor Adam asked us to turn to our neighbors and introduce ourselves. I introduced myself to a woman whose name I don’t remember, and to a man who was, at the time, serving on the Missions staff, Jonathan Bell.
My marriage ended in divorce in 2015. The lessons I absorbed during my divorce were invaluable and shaped how I view the world today. I am an infinitely better pastor than I was 5 years ago because of the ways God made me better & not bitter (to quote Darryl Burton). Maybe you’ve had a similar experience?
In 2015, I attended Leadership Institute for the fifth time. As God would have it, I reconnected with Jonathan Bell, who until that time I had spoken to for a grand total of 2 minutes. We fell hopelessly and hopefully in love and were married at Church of the Resurrection on July 1, 2017. We have a combined 6 children and one dog. His sister lives with us full time. Our life is overwhelmingly beautiful. I didn’t know that life could be this good.
Contact Angie McCarty at (913) 544-0724
or email using the form below.
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