Partner Schools Ministry & Pre-K Initiatives

We show Christ’s love to the most vulnerable in Kansas City by providing hope through education and literacy initiatives.

Schools We Support

Kansas City

  • Wendell Phillips - KCMO (Resurrection Downtown & Blue Springs)
  • Troost Elementary - KCMO (Resurrection Leawood)
  • Wheatley Elementary - KCMO (Resurrection Leawood)
  • JA Rogers - KCMO (Resurrection Leawood)
  • East High School - KCMO (Resurrection Downtown)
  • Welborn Elementary - KCK (Resurrection Leawood)
  • Quindaro Elementary - KCK (Resurrection Leawood)
  • Ridgeview Elementary - Olathe, KS (Resurrection West)
  • Fairview Elementary - Olathe, KS (Resurrection West)
  • Apache Elementary - Overland Park, KS (Resurrection Overland Park)
  • Grace United Ministries - After School Tutoring


  • Juan Wesley School - Ciudad Espana, Honduras
  • Ditshego Preschool & Open School - Centurion, South Africa
  • Malawi Methodist Preschools - Malawi

Partner Schools Amazon Wishlist

Our Amazon wishlist is a great place to shop online for the incentive store toys, snacks, and hygiene items that support our Partner Schools need.

Be sure to select "Gift Registry Address" when you checkout and your donation will be shipped directly to our team.

See the Wishlist!

Backpack Angel

Be a Backpack Angel!

Kids who are food insecure face additional hardship over the weekends. Resurrection’s Backpacks for Hunger Ministry helps alleviate this issue by providing nutritious, child-friendly food to over 1,800 students a week. Bags of weekend food go to students at Phillips, Rogers, Troost and Wheatley Elementary in KCMO, Quindaro and Welborn in KCK and Ridgeview Elementary in Olathe.

Students who participate in the program receive a bag with items such as cereal, shelf stable milk, fruit cups, soup or pasta and other non-perishable food that is easily prepared. You can provide food for a student for a year for $225, or $18.75/month by dropping a check in the collection plate with "Backpacks for Hunger" noted in the memo line or give online using the link below.

Become a Backpack Angel

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Pre-K Initiatives

Of the 6,800 four-year-olds in the KC metropolitan area, less than 1/3 have access to pre-school.

As part of Church of the Resurrection's 2030 Vision, we believe God is calling us to break the cycle of poverty for children in Kansas City, giving each child the possibility of attaining a future with hope.

We will do this through initiatives that:

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Ensure every four-year-old who will attend our partner schools has access to pre-k education so that they are prepared to succeed in elementary school.


Ensure children in the communities surrounding our partner schools have access to basic health care through mobile medical clinics offering basic health care, vision, dental and hearing screening.


Address childhood hunger in the neighborhoods surrounding our partner schools by establishing new food pantries or supporting existing pantries.


Increase the number of partner schools from the present eight to ten, including one partnership in each campus’ surrounding community.

Get Involved with Pre-K Education Initiatives

If you are considering taking the next step and attending training for our Partner Schools Ministry but would like to know more details about serving opportunities and time commitments involved please email Ann Carter or call her at (913) 707-7209.

For questions about our Pre-K Education Initiatives, please contact Roberta Lyle.