13720 Roe Ave.
Leawood, KS 66224
24000 W. Valley Parkway
Olathe, KS 66061
1522 McGee St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
601 NE Jefferson Street
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The Hunger Ministry delivers approximately 70 tons of food each year, through donations from within the church and special food drives held in the community. Donations are delivered to local pantries and urban ministries to help feed those in Kansas City area who are hungry or food insecure.
Winter is a tough time to struggle with hunger. Please help us fill the shelves as the weather gets colder! See below for non-perishable suggestions, welcome any day in any amount.
As a Hunger Stopper you will receive a monthly email with specific suggestions of what to donate or how to serve each month: (click here sign up to receive Hunger Stopper Newsletter)
We'd love to have you join our team of volunteers to help this ministry happen. Please see our Hunger Volunteer Ministry page for more information.
For questions about Hunger Ministry Donations contact Dee Dickey at (913) 232-4166, or email using the form below.
A Child’s Hope, Church of the Resurrection’s foster/adopt ministry provides a free respite event for foster and adoptive families. Kids will be grouped by age and enjoy rotating through stations with variety of activities, games, crafts, lunch and a movie under the care of a team of volunteers from Resurrection’s foster/adopt ministry.
Past activities have included a petting zoo, visit from Kansas City’s own traveling zoo and an indoor inflatable obstacle course.
Drop off and pick up at the Student Center in Building C, Leawood Campus.
Family Registration is open for February 3, 2018
Family Registration is open for April 7, 2018.
For questions about A Child's Hope Respite Events contact Roberta Lyle at (913) 544-0254, or email using the form below.
Help us offer a warm Resurrection welcome to our first time guests by delivering a mug. It only takes about 60 seconds to make a big impact. Mugs can be picked up from the mugging shelves located in Building A near the Connection Point. Simply pick up a mug and deliver it to our guests within 48 hours. Tips sheets are available to answer any questions you might have or you can watch the short video above.
Other ways you can get involved in the Mug Ministry include:
Become a Backup Mugger! Backup Muggers help deliver mugs that are leftover on the shelves after worship services on the weekend. They keep a set of mugs at home or in their car and will receive an email with a map to deliver a first time guest a mug. They choose the zip codes they would like to deliver to. Most backup muggers deliver 2-3 mugs a month.
Help us get the mugs ready for delivery! Mug Mappers serve once a month after the service of their choice. They create and print the maps to our guests homes, stuff them in mugs and place them on the shelves. It generally takes about 20-30 minutes after services on the weekend.
Mug Stuffers serve at their convenience during the week readying mugs for the mappers. You'll stuff mugs with inserts that contain information about Resurrection and make sure we have enough mugs ready for the weekend.
For questions about Mugging Ministry contact Melanie Hill at (913) 232-4173, or email using the form below.
Resurrection's Disaster Response Ministry serves and shares Christ when an unexpected disaster or crisis has damaged the security of individuals, families and communities. The Disaster Response Team demonstrates the love and hope found in Christ through practical and significant acts of kindness, mercy, witness and care.
Responses to Hurricanes
Upcoming Hurricane Disaster Response Trips
Click here to put in your application.
Please note: You MUST be Safe Gatherings certified to participate and ERT Certified as well if paln to deploy to Puerto Rico.
If a disaster occured in our area where would you go to sign up to voluteer? What would you be able to do? How can your time and talent be of use to assist others? We are hosting a Volunteer Reception Center Exercise Feb. 10th in the Student Center located in bldg C from 9-12, we could use your help to test our ability to respond locally. Click HERE to register to help with this exercise.
Through a partnership with Rev. Hector F. Ortiz Vidal, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Puerto Rico, Heart to Heart International and Hen House Markets, Resurrection was able to deliver over a dozen pallets of food and other necessities to those impacted by hurricane Maria.The pallets contained just over 18,000 cans of food and 5,000 diapers.
We continue to receive financial contributions that will allow us to partner with some of the United Methodist Churches in the hardest hit areas, providing financial grants to be used to aid those most impacted by Harvey and Irma. This anchors our relief efforts with local churches that can provide ongoing pastoral care while addressing the physical needs of their neighbors in these affected communities. You can contribute to this effort online. We deployed an Early Response Team to Corpus Christi where they cleared damaged and fallen trees. The needs are still very real in many communities in Texas, in the Houston area alone it has been reported that thousands of people still lack stable housing, leaving families to live in hotel rooms and even tents. If you are Safe Gatherings certified and interested in the Disaster Response trip to Houston Texas Feb 4th-10th please fill out the trip application above.
The rebuilding phase of these multiple disasters will take months and even years in some of the communities decimated by the hurricanes. Many of the immediate needs of emergency relief are being addressed by organizations like the United Methodist Committee on Relief and Heart to Heart International as well as others who are faithfully responding at this critical time. We as a church family need to begin to prepare ourselves for the long term recovery efforts.
Preparing for Disaster Response Trips & Rebuilding Trips
All overnight trips require Safe Gatherings certification. If you are Safe Gatherings certified and interested in the Disaster Response Trip to Houston Texas Feb. 4th-10th please fill out the trip application at the top of the page.
Safe Gatherings is the United Methodist Church's Great Plains Annual Conference training for the protection of minors and vulnerable adults. This online course takes very little time but the background check can take several weeks to process. Learn more about the Safe Gatherings process and begin your certification here.
Have a conversation with your doctor about what immunizations you might need for a trip.
For questions about Disaster Response contact Stewart Curtright at (913) 544-0710, or email using the form below.
Volunteer as a Sunday School Teacher for rezlife, 9:15am and 11am.
Rezlife Sunday School now meets at 9:15am and 11am on Sunday mornings. Both hours feature a time of large group connection, worship and Biblical message, which is then followed by breaking out into smaller groups by grade levels for more personal interaction and discussion around the message. Teachers serve in teams and all teaching lessons are provided including a variety of fun and engaging teaching options to teach the Biblical message and make it relevant to students lives.
For more information contact Deborah Comstock - firstname.lastname@example.org or 913.544.0251.
For questions about rezlife Sunday School Small Group Leader contact Deborah Comstock at (913) 544-0251, or email using the form below.
At every Church of the Resurrection worship service and large event, a team of dedicated first responders are on hand to provide basic first aid and cardiac response care to the congregation and guests who have an urgent medical need. CART (Cardiac Arrest Response Team) members are trained in CPR and AED use, as well as basic first aid, and commit to serve once a month.
If you or someone you know is a medical professional (RN, physician, paramedic, EMT, etc.) who might be interested in joining CART and serving others at Resurrection, please contact Ritch Richardson.
For questions about Cardiac Arrest Response Team (CART) contact Ritch Richardson at N/A, or email using the form below.
Our Truck Ministry supports multiple local impact ministries. Without our team of dedicated drivers our ministries would not be able to operate at the level we do. Our drivers support hunger, clothing, computers, furnishings, education and much more.
BECOME A HOLY HAULER FOR FURNISHINGS MINISTRY
Holy Haulers are the team of guys and gals who pick up donations from individuals and corporations. Vehicles range from minivans to large box trucks. Drive at your own comfort level. Join a weekday, weeknight or Saturday morning team, serving weekly, bi-weekly or on a monthly rotation.
How You Can Serve: 5-8 volunteers are needed for each delivery shift to help rearrange boxes onto pallets to prepare orders for delivery, load the truck and deliver food to local pantries.
Delivery Dates: Deliveries take place in the mornings from 8:15 am-noon. For specific delivery dates, contact Floyd Barkman at email@example.com.
Registration: Contact Floyd Barkman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements: Volunteers must be 16 and older, and able to repeatedly lift heavy boxes (up to 40 lbs).
Where: Meet at Resurrection Mission Center at 15455 Metcalf Avenue. Click here for driving directions.
For questions, contact Floyd Barkman at email@example.com.
Our TRUCK drivers must comply with DOT regulations and the following requirements must be met:
If you are interested in becoming driver for one of our ministries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about Local Impact Mission Truck Ministry contact Michelle Van Pelt at (913) 232-4116, or email using the form below.
Section Greeters lead the charge for radical hospitality by noticing, giving personal attention, and providing excellent follow-through to everyone who comes into their section. Section Greeters help establish a greater sense of connection with those who sit in their sections by welcoming them and learning their names. They help make a large church feel smaller and more welcoming.
For questions about Section Greeter contact Ginny Howell at (913) 544-0290, or email using the form below.
Join our remarkable usher team, volunteering with a smile at one of the various worship services. This important ministry involves assisting guests in finding seats, passing the notebooks and offering plates during worship. Training is provided and opportunities to serve range from once a month to each Sunday.
Do you sit in the Balcony? We especially need you to help usher. Sign up here to serve as a Balcony Usher.
For questions about Ushers contact Victoria Green at (913) 544-0721, or email using the form below.
Explore the many opportunities available for partnering with Hondurans to transform their communities. Each trip has a purpose, some of which are listed below:
Honduras, located in Central America between Guatemala and Nicaragua, is a country of mountains, forests and farms. There are more than 7 million people living in this country, which is about the size of Louisiana. Most Honduras speak Spanish, although the Amerindian/mestizo population may speak other Spanish dialects. English is widely spoken in the north. Resurrection teams usually fly into the capital city of Tegucigalpa, and some take a day to visit the Maya ruins at Copán, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Honduras is one of the poorest regions in Central America; its economy is primarily agricultural and the annual per capital income is about $2,500 USD.
Resurrection partners with the Methodist Church in Honduras, working mostly with the Methodist Church in El Obraje and the Cristo Resucitado Methodist Church in Ciudad España.
Through our partnership with the Methodist Church of Honduras, we sell Honduran coffee at The Spring, our coffee shop at Resurrection Leawood. Purchasing this coffee helps transform Honduran communities by:
The coffee, which is Rainforest Alliance Certified, is produced with sustainable agricultural practices to help conserve natural resources, ecosystems and wildlife, preserve worker's rights and benefits, and create a positive impact on the local community.
Coffee grown in the shade of the forest canopy protects the plants from rain and sun, helps maintain the soil quality and reduces need for insect control because a greater number of natural wildlife live in the habitat.
Due to increasing demand for coffee, many traditional farms have converted to sun growth plantations where the tropical forest is cut down, producing a higher yield for the short-term, but also greater soil erosion and pesticide use.
For just $37.50/month ($450/year) you can provide a child with a private faith-based school education at the Juan Wesley School in Ciudad España. This amount will provide tuition, books and materials and a school uniform for your sponsored child. Your child will be able to write to you each year to tell you about their progress, and they will be monitored to assure that they achieve the school's academic goals.
Child sponsors who join a short-term serve team to Honduras have opportunities to meet the child they sponsor, interact with other Juan Wesley students and support the school. Learn more or sponsor a child by downloading and filling out this form.
To learn about other ways Resurrection is partnering with Hondurans, visit our blog.
For questions about Honduras contact Sheree Reece at (913) 232-4127, or email using the form below.
The Church of the Resurrection has been in relationship with local, African church leaders for more than 10 years. We began sending serve teams to Africa in 1998, through two partnerships associated with the Methodist Church of Southern Africa. To learn more about how Resurrection is supporting South Africa, visit our blog.
The Methodist Church of Southern Africa envisions a Christ-healed Africa. Methodist Churches in the country of South Africa are clustered into circuits, and The Church of the Resurrection partners with the Clerpine Circuit to build churches for and with impoverished congregations within that circuit. The Clerpine Circuit consists of 23 congregations served by 11 pastors. In partnership with local South African church communities, Resurrection has assisted in the construction of five church buildings, including Thornwood, Mariannridge, Emmaus, Nazareth and Samungu. We are currently in the process of partnering with two additional church communities, KwaDabeka and Ekuphileni, as they construct their church buildings. These churches are all a part of the Nehemiah Project, which is supported by the Clerpine Circuit. Each one of these church buildings is used to uplift the community. Thornwood has a drop-in center for child-headed households; Mariannridge and Emmaus have preschools. Resurrection also partners with the Clerpine Circuit to support children, youth and adult programs, including vacation Bible camps, youth leadership training and adult education conferences and events.
South Africa, at the southernmost tip of the African continent, has a diverse population and a democratic government; it is still recovering from years of lost education and economic opportunity from the decades of race-based apartheid. Despite thriving mining and high-tech industries, South Africa still struggles with high unemployment as well as the health care burden of the AIDS epidemic.
There are a mix of languages and religions in South Africa, but Christianity is the main religion in most of sub-Saharan Africa. There are actually three capitals in South Africa - Bloemfontein, Cape Town, and Pretoria - but Resurrection teams most often travel in and out of the country's largest city, Johannesburg. Teams usually serve in Mooiplaas, in the Gauteng Province southwest of Pretoria; teams may help students and staff at the Ditshego preschool, help teachers learn basic computer skills, or teach basic preventive health care.
For questions about South Africa contact Elisa Velez-Makar at (913) 544-0788, or email using the form below.
THE 2018 HONDURAS MISSION TRIP IS July 22-29.
This trip is open to students entering 10th – 12th grade in the fall of 2018 and 2018 high school graduates.
The trip will concentrate on reaching out to people in some of the most impoverished areas around the Danli area in Honduras. Ministry will include construction & working with children. Consider serving God in amazing ways this summer as you experience the warm and friendly culture in Honduras!
For questions about rezlife High School 2018 Honduras Summer Mission Trip contact Dave MaGee at email@example.com, or email using the form below.
SERVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
Join us the second and fourth Tuesday of each month as we explore serving opportunities in our local mission ministries. Location, time and age limits vary: please check carefully. Childcare is available (pre-registration is required here).
January 9th: We will be building goody bags for students at the Juan Wesley School in Ciudad Espana, Honduras. A serve team from Resurrection will be hand-delivering them later that month. All ages, building A lower level mission serving space 6:30-8pm.
February 13th and 27th
March 13th and 27th
For questions about Faithwork Tuesday contact Dee Dickey at (913) 232-4166, or email using the form below.
The Church of the Resurrection is working to empower Malawians to give them a fighting chance for a future with HOPE. How are we making this happen? Through the Methodist Church, we partner to provide opportunities for abundant life, address basic needs, develop self-sustaining economic empowerment, offer health education and medical rehabilitation. Resurrection also works with our partners to support opportunities for spiritual formation and pastoral leadership, early childhood education, and life skills training. To learn more, visit our blog.
On January 1, 2009, the Malawi United Methodist Church celebrated their status as the new Missionary Conference of the United Methodist Church. Their status reflects the dedication, sacrifices and prayers of Malawian pastors and laity who have planted and nurtured this young church over the past two decades. They grew from a handful of churches to a thriving conference of 22 circuits and more than 140 churches, based on the passion and commitment of John Wesley to preach the Good News. They work to serve those in the most rural villages, hoping to set Malawi on fire for Christ.
Rev. Daniel Mhone, the Church's District Superintendent, supervises 24 pastors appointed in largely rural circuits where 85 percent of the church members survive day-to-day as subsistence farmers.The 22 circuits of the Malawi UMC are each served by one pastor who is responsible for 3 to 20 local churches within a 150-300 square mile region. The pastors work tirelessly as advocates for vital infrastructure in the communities where they serve, such as borehole wells that can provide clean drinking water for families as well as water for washing and irrigation for gardens.
The Church of the Resurrection partners with ZOE, a three-year program developed in Africa that empowers orphans and vulnerable children around the world to overcome extreme poverty, become fully self-reliant, and learn of God’s love for them. ZOE is currently active in Kenya, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Liberia, Guatemala and India.
ZOE’s indigenous program facilitators ensure children know about their rights, are free from abuse and exploitation, and can find a safe place to live. Children learn skills such as farming and animal husbandry at monthly meetings. ZOE then provides tools, seeds and farm animals to the children so they can grow and raise their own food.
Learn more at http://www.zoehelps.org.
Malawi is a landlocked country of 10.5 million people, most of whom live in rural areas east of Zambia, west of Mozambique and south of Tanzania. Like Zimbabwe, it was colonized by English-speaking Europeans in the 1800s. Malawi gained its independence from Great Britain in 1964, and became a democratic republic in 1994. Lilongwe is its capital city. The annual per capita income is $800. Some 80 percent of the population is Christian, 55 percent of whom are Protestant.
For questions about Malawi contact Elisa Velez-Makar at (913) 544-0788, or email using the form below.
Our Donation Location has moved! Please click here to see a map of the new location in the new building!
Clothing and More Ministries support 22 local pantries and ministry partners in the Kansas City area! Through your generous donations we are able to help clothe those in poverty and facing homelessness.
Our pantry partners try to provide their clients not only clothing but other household items such as linens, toiletries, small medical supplies (such as shower chairs and crutches), decorative items, children's games/toys and books.
We take clean, undamaged, quality items of all kinds, but we cannot accept everything. Before you bring it to us, ask yourself if you would give it to a good friend in need. If you wouldn't, we probably can't take it.
Clothing should be in good condition, in current style and ready to wear. We accept men's, women's and children's clothing. We also accept specialty items such as prom or wedding dresses, accessories (purses and jewelry) and shoes.
All household items should be in good working condition. If it doesn't work or is broken please discard.
Urgently Needed Donations include:
Donations area accepted daily in the collections bins marked clothing and household goods. These large rolling bins are located inside the SW doors of the Leawood Campus, Building A. Please click here for a full list of desirable donations. Tax receipts are available for donated items.
We have needs on our sorting team as well as for drivers. Learn more about how you can serve in this ministry here.
For questions about Clothing and More Donations contact Michelle Van Pelt at (913) 232-4116, or email using the form below.