Our child has a place where he can be himself and where he can feel loved. He is learning about God and creating his faith journey through that. It's such a relief to have Matthew's Ministry here.Montera Jurascheks
Matthew’s Ministry supports, empowers and encourages individuals of all abilities to become deeply committed Christians by knowing, loving and serving God.
At Resurrection Leawood, we recently moved into a new space in Building B that will allow us to better meet the needs of our Matthew's Ministry participants.
Families of loved ones with special needs are no different from other families with regards to needing care for before and after school, during the summer, or for a dinner out, yet, it is exponentially harder for those families to find care because of the makeup of their family.
Do you love spending time with children? Do you love caring for individuals with special needs and have a little free time on your hands? Please prayerfully consider applying to be a care provider for families who desperately need your help. Not only will the family be truly blessed by your services, but the joy you will receive from such an opportunity is priceless! Learn more at our new Special Needs Care site.
Family Night Out offers an evening of respite for parents and caregivers while also offering an evening of fun for those with special needs. Participants are paired with volunteers to enjoy dinner, games, crafts and a movie. All ages are welcome to register as well as siblings of children with special needs.
Family Night Out is offered one Saturday evening each month, 5-8 pm.
Registrations will be made available after the previous FNO event.
For questions about Family Night Out call Marna Terblanche at (913) 544-0295, or email using the form below.
Angel Care Providers are available at Sunday 10:45 am and 5 pm worship services. We invite all individuals with special needs to attend for quality care during worship service. We also provide one-on-one, individual care for participants, allowing them to join classroom activities or interact solely with Angel Care Providers.
For more information, contact Matthew's Ministry at 913-544-0295 or email Marna Terblanche.
For questions about Angel Care call Marna Terblanche at (913) 544-0295, or email using the form below.
Youth Group students enjoy music at the beginning of the 11:00 service in the Foundry on Sunday mornings. After the scripture reading, the students move to a classroom (in the Matthew's Ministry wing) to engage in fellowship and Sunday school lessons.
Sonflower Bakers bake scones, cookies, bread and cupcakes three times a week. This gives them an excellent opportunity to enjoy time with fellow Matthew's Ministry Bakers and volunteers.
Bakery shifts vary. Please contact Joan Baird for more information on volunteering.
For questions about Sonflower Bakery call Joan Baird at (913) 232-4110, or email using the form below.
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.
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 Marna Terblanche.
For questions about Matthew’s Ministry Fellowship call Marna Terblanche at (913) 544-0295, or email using the form below.
Our handbell choir for differently-abled individuals is composed of high school and adult members, ages 14 and above. Ringers do not have to be able to read music. Sonflower Ringers use a music scroll system for making their music.
All interested members must meet with Beverly Williamson prior to their first rehearsal. Beverly may be reached by email or home phone: (913) 548-2729.
For questions about Sonflower Ringers call Marna Terblanche at (913) 544-0295, or email using the form below.
Scout Troop 11 is a coed scout troop for individuals with special needs. The troop meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 7 pm.
The objective of the organization is to create an opportunity for young special needs boys and girls to become more mature and independent via the Scouting program. The troop also facilitates social interaction among the parents of special needs kids.
Troop 11 camps twice a year and has special events and family fun nights.
Matthew's Ministry Sonflower Adult Enrichment is for individuals with special needs. It meets Monday through Friday, 10 am - 3 pm. Participant application required. For more information, please contact Joan Baird.
Prayerfully consider volunteering with Sonflower Adult Enrichment. Join us for one day at the Sonflower Bakery on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays at 12-3 pm. Other opportunities include helping with Art Class on Tuesdays at 10:30 am and 12:30 p.m. or Book Club on Thursdays at 1:00 pm. All activities are in Room B165 (Matthew's Ministry space) in Building B at Resurrection Leawood. Join our fun group and be blessed! Please contact Joan Baird to sign-up or for more information.
For questions about Matthew's Ministry Sonflower Adult Enrichment call Joan Baird at (913) 232-4110, or email using the form below.
Students 18 and over join their peers for music and fellowship at the Adult Bible Study's weekly Sunday evening program held during the 5 pm worship service. Following praise and worship, Matthew's Ministry participants meet for an adapted Bible study and fellowship in Room B201.
Angel Care helpers provide one-on-one, individual care for participants, allowing them to join classroom activities or interact solely with Angel Care Providers during the Sunday 10:45 am and 5 pm worship services.
Join us for one day at the Sonflower Bakery or for other opportunities including helping with Art Class or Book Club. All activities take place in the Matthew’s Ministry wing on the main level of Building B at Resurrection Leawood. Join our fun group and be blessed!
For questions about Sonflower Adult Learning Helpers contact Joan Baird at (913) 232-4110, or email using the form below.
Youth Group helpers provide support for students to engage in fellowship and Sunday school lessons after worship at the 11 Foundry worship service.
Help students 18 and over learn and grow together during the 5 pm worship service. Following praise and worship, Matthew's Ministry participants meet for an adapted Bible study and fellowship.
Matthew's Ministry DirectorI was born and raised in South Africa and moved to the United States with my wonderful husband in December of 2003, shortly after we got married. We have 2 active boys (Ethan 13 and Nic 10) who keep us busy and on our knees. We became members of Church of Resurrection... Keep Reading
Sonflower Adult Learning Program DirectorJoan joined staff in 2012. She coordinates the Sonflower Program for adults with disabilities. Sonflower is a part of Matthew’s Ministry and includes the Sonflower Bakery! It is a day program – Monday through Friday – that includes art, music, gardening, drama,... Keep Reading
Special Needs Teaching AssistantI grew up in Atlanta and earned an accounting degree from Auburn University. I moved to Kansas City in 1992 and used my accounting background within the financial institution industry. I “retired” in 2012 and took some time off.I've been a member of... Keep Reading
I was born and raised in South Africa and moved to the United States with my wonderful husband in December of 2003, shortly after we got married. We have 2 active boys (Ethan 13 and Nic 10) who keep us busy and on our knees. We became members of Church of Resurrection in the winter of 2006, and both Ethan and Nic were baptized here at Resurrection.
While still living in South Africa I graduated from Nursing School with qualifications in General Nursing, Community Nursing, Aviation Nursing, Psychiatry and Midwifery. Shortly after graduating I left the nursing profession and started my 17-year career in Pharmaceutical Research. I “retired” from the Pharmaceutical Industry in the summer of 2017 and started to volunteer with the Sonflower Bakery on Wednesday afternoons. I soon discovered that Sonflower was the place where God wanted me to be and gradually increased my time spent with the program.
As a family we enjoy the outdoors. We love camping, spending time on the lake and hanging out with friends. We all volunteer at church on a regular basis in some capacity (KiDSCOR tech team, Safety Team, Matthew’s Ministry) and are excited to call Resurrection our church family.
Contact Marna Terblanche at (913) 544-0295
or email using the form below.
Joan joined staff in 2012. She coordinates the Sonflower Program for adults with disabilities. Sonflower is a part of Matthew’s Ministry and includes the Sonflower Bakery! It is a day program – Monday through Friday – that includes art, music, gardening, drama, and mission/ministry work to benefit other Resurrection ministries.
Joan has a degree from KU and has worked as a graphic designer, administrative assistant, and full-time parent. She discovered a passion for working with individuals with developmental disabilities when she volunteered with Matthew’s Ministry.
Joan enjoys spending time with her husband and two grown daughters. She loves art and gardening – and does both when she has free time!
Contact Joan Baird at (913) 232-4110
or email using the form below.
I grew up in Atlanta and earned an accounting degree from Auburn University. I moved to Kansas City in 1992 and used my accounting background within the financial institution industry. I “retired” in 2012 and took some time off.
I've been a member of Resurrection since 2000 and knew I wanted to find a volunteer opportunity within the church. After hearing about Matthew’s Minist, I began volunteering with the Sonflower day program and Family Night Out. I fell in love with the program and participants and felt I had found my calling, and was thrilled to join the staff in 2013 as a teaching assistant supporting all activities of the Sonflower day program including devotions, art, bakery and more.
M daughter is married and lives in Overland Park with her husband and two bunnies. I stay busy with my rescue dog named Sophie (who actually rescued me!). In my spare time, I love to golf, exercise, and follow all sports.
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