13720 Roe Ave.
Leawood, KS 66224
24000 W. Valley Pkwy
Olathe, KS 66061
1601 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
601 NE Jefferson St.
Blue Springs, MO 64014
8412 W. 95th St.
Overland Park, KS 66212
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Habitat for Humanity: House of Abraham
Established in 2003 by the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities of the greater Kansas City community, Habitat KC's House of Abraham is an interfaith partnership opportunity for people of different faith traditions to come together to build a home - and to build new relationships with other communities of faith.
Join us, starting July 13th, as we build a home, impact lives and neighborhoods, and strengthen the ties in an interfaith project! Habitat for Humanity has established a very informed COVID-19 safety policy for all volunteers which includes limiting the number of volunteers at the worksite to seven. To see the entire safety policy click HERE.
Click HERE to pick a date to participate in the construction of a new home at 3062 N 31st in KCK - just blocks from Quindaro Elementary, one of our partner schools.
For questions about Habitat for Humanity: House of Abraham Build contact Stewart Curtright at (913) 544-0710, or email using the form below.
Hope Faith Homeless Assistance Campus is working with other local organizations to keep their guests safe, healthy, and fed.
Medical provider volunteers (doctors, nurses, EMTs, CNAs, nursing/medical students, etc.) are needed to staff the Farmers Insurance First Aid Center, providing basic vitals checks for guests. Sign-up to volunteer here.
Lansing Correctional Facility in Lansing, KS (Men and/or Couples)
Provide one-on-one mentoring to inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility in Lansing, KS. Mentors should have a deeply grounded personal faith, a willingness to be fully present to another person and an openness for personal growth. Mentoring takes place on your schedule. A 12-month commitment is required. Special KDOC training’s provided.
Contact Stewart Curtright at firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, KS (Men only)
Provide one-on-one mentoring to inmates at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, KS. Mentors should have a deeply grounded personal faith, a willingness to be fully present to another person and an openness for personal growth. Mentoring takes place on Monday afternoons, Tuesday evenings or Wednesday evenings. A 12 month commitment is required. Special training is provided.
Kansas Department of Corrections (Women only)
Provide one-on-one mentoring to ex-female-inmates in the Kansas City Area who are working with the Kansas Department of Corrections. Mentors should have a deeply grounded personal faith, a willingness to be fully present to another person and an openness for personal growth. Mentoring takes place on your schedule and a 12-month commitment is required. Special KDOC training is provided.
Contact Stewart Curtright at email@example.com
Johnson County DOC Adult Residential Center Facility in Gardner, KS (Both Men and Women)
Provide one-on-one mentoring to inmates at the Johnson County DOC Adult Residential Center Facility in Gardner, KS. Mentors should have a deeply grounded personal faith, a willingness to be fully present to another person and an openness for personal growth. A 12-month commitment is required. Special Johnson County DOC training provided.
For questions about Mentoring Opportunities contact Stewart Curtright at (913) 544-0710, or email using the form below.
Follow the examples of Jesus and the Holy Spirit by advocating for God’s creation. Reach out to politicians, businesses, schools, restaurants and more. Help them become better stewards too.
Advocate with prayer too, for yourself, for others and especially for those in leadership positions. Pray for a deeper understanding of how reconnecting to our fundamental role as stewards of creation helps us better love and honor God and love our neighbors as ourselves.
For questions about Advocate contact Erin Chacey at firstname.lastname@example.org, or email using the form below.
If you're looking for serving opportunities to arrange on your own, below is an informal list of organizations we enjoy working with here in Kansas City. Please feel free to reach out to any of the organizations that interest you or your group!
Serve Saturdays offer a variety of pre-planned serving opportunities which require only your time and a desire to make an impact in our church, our community and our world. Individuals, families and groups are welcome to participate in any of our events. Help us serve God by serving others!
Younger children are welcome at the discretion of parents. Some projects may include small pieces and/or require fine motor skills such as cutting.
If you're looking for serving opportunities to arrange on your own, please click here.
Do I have to be a member of Resurrection?
Of course not! We love first-timers and visitors - no experience or church membership necessary. We often host scout troops, extended families, and high school students seeking service hours. Everyone is welcome!
Can children participate?
Serve Saturday is family-friendly and there are serving opportunities available for all ages. You can find the age limit for each opportunity on the registration page. Please note there is NO child care at Serve Saturday; accompanying adults are responsible for the participation and safety of their children of any age.
Can I sign up my entire small group (more than 4 people) at once?
Please use the Learn More or Register Now - Group button. Contact email@example.com if you would like assistance registering a group larger than four people.
What will I be doing?
Each opportunity is slightly different, from serving a simple meal to sorting donations to prepping supplies. You can find a full description of each one on the registration page.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable, casual and modest clothing.
What do I need to bring?
Nothing! Everything you need will be provided.
Where does Serve Saturday meet?
Before we begin, we'll gather in The Commons (main lobby of building B) on our Leawood campus, unless otherwise noted.
Where will I serve?
Each opportunity is different - you can choose one that takes place on the church campus or one that is beyond the church walls in the Greater Kansas City community. If you leave campus you can either drive on your own, carpool with other volunteers, or simply follow others in a caravan of cars.
When do I need to register? Can I walk-in instead?
Walk-ins are welcome at most Serve Saturday events except where space is limited and that will be indicated as Registration Required.
When should I arrive?
8:45-9am, to sign in and have a light snack.
When will I be finished?
You can find the ending time for each opportunity, and whether or not that ending time is flexible, on the registration page.
When can I eat?
Most serving opportunities do not provide a meal unless indicated.
Why should I try Serve Saturday?
Our events are designed as easy, low-commitment ways to make a positive impact on your neighbors in the metro area. Try something new, or enjoy a familiar favorite. Either way, you'll experience the powerful impact of helping others by becoming God's hands and feet right here in Kansas City.
For questions about Serve Saturday at Resurrection Leawood contact Lindsey Arnold Seevers at (913) 232-4163, or email using the form below.
Rez ReEntry is working to establish both a coordinated in-prison program and a reentry hub that graciously receives people back into the community after incarceration.
Ministry with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals is a richly rewarding experience where you get a front row seat to watch God change people’s lives. You can serve one-on-one or as part of a group of volunteers who seek to offer access to the physical, emotional and spiritual resources necessary to live the life that God intends for all of us.
According to the Kansas Correctional Association newsletter, “most prisoners come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Many have not completed high school. Many can barely read. Roughly one-third were unemployed before imprisonment. Another third had annual income of less than $5,000. Children of incarcerated parents have an increased risk of anxiety, depression, aggression, truancy, attention disorders and poor scholastic performance. African Americans are 7.8 times more likely to be imprisoned than whites, when convicted of the same crime.” (KCA Eagle, January 2008).
Releasing people, who were already disadvantaged and now have a "criminal record", back into the community with little or no resources is simply unacceptable. The lack of coordinated reentry has become the fuel for mass incarceration. Within three years of release, about two-thirds of released prisoners are rearrested.
By the numbers:
"I was in prison and you came to visit me... Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." (Matthew 25:36c, 40b)
For questions about Rez ReEntry-Closing the Justice & Kindness Gap contact Stewart Curtright at (913) 544-0710, or email using the form below.
Resurrection partners with many organizations, in the U.S. and around the world, to provide educational opportunity, clean water, access to health care, and more to those in need.
Through Church of the Resurrection's partnership with the Methodist Church of Honduras, we have Honduran coffee available for purchase at The Spring, our coffee shop located in the Narthex of Building B on the Leawood Campus.
When you buy a bag of Honduran Coffee at The Spring, you transform communities by::
The coffee is Rainforest Alliance Certified, and is produced using the principles of sustainable agriculture and best management practices, conservation of natural resources, ecosystems and wildlife, worker's rights and benefits, and positive impact on the local community.
Change Lives Through Education:
Click here to learn more and sign up to sponsor a child.
Compassion International is a holistic Christian child development ministry dedicated to addressing the needs of children around the world. Compassion focuses on the real life needs of children – spiritual, physical, financial and social – by partnering with local churches in 26 developing countries.
Compassion works through local churches to provide child development programs to enable them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. When you sponsor a Compassion child, you will give them hope by giving them access to an education, medical care, supplementary food, and the chance to learn about Jesus and the Gospel in a safe Christian environment. You will send and receive letters from your child; building a relationship with the child and watch them grow and learn. The hope you give them will last a lifetime. Your monthly contribution, letters, and prayers will mean the world to your child. To sponsor a child, click here.
If you sponsor a child, you also have the opportunity to become an advocate with Compassion International. These dedicated individuals are trained by Compassion International to initiate activities to change lives through Compassion, staff sign-up tables at Compassion events, and engage in training and enrichment opportunities.
To learn more about sponsorship, joining Resurrection's Compassion Team, volunteering at special events, becoming a child advocate, or joining the Compassion prayer team, email Jane Long at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.compassion.com.
The United Methodist 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 ZOE Helps.
The shortage of clean water claims more than 3 million lives every year; nearly 5,000 children die every day from water-related illnesses. Malnutrition and inadequate hygiene contribute to the illnesses and deaths; and women and girls are often denied access to education and economic opportunities because they must spend hours of each day fetching water. In many places, it’s not because there is no available source of water – it’s because there is no simple way to reach it.
Water4 partners with local communities around the world, training men and women to drill wells and install water pumps, creating ongoing human resources with the knowledge and skills to sustain lives, agriculture, and economic empowerment in their own countries.
Learn more at www.water4.org.
Heart to Heart International, based in Lenexa, works to strengthen communities around the world by providing access to health care and providing humanitarian relief during times of crisis. Providing preventive care, emergency response, and medical treatment in crises such as the recent Ebola outbreaks in Africa, Heart to Heart works to improve global access to health.
Learn more at www.hearttoheart.org.
For questions about Partnerships contact Sheree Reece at (913) 232-4127, or email using the form below.
Resurrection's host in Omaha is The Big Garden, a Volunteers in Mission site accredited by the United Methodist Church. This family-friendly serve opportunity is a mix of get-your-hands-muddy work in community gardens, education about systemic hunger and poverty, theological reflection and small-group learning. The Big Garden challenges all participants to "see the face of God in the city" as they serve.
The Big Garden also provides grants and technical assistance to schools, faith communities, non-profits, and other organizations who are interested in starting community gardens. These gardens receive free seeds and seedlings, access to The Big Garden's volunteer network, and help with educational programming for the first three years. According to its website, the Big Garden has helped to start more than 150 community gardens in Nebraska, Kansas, and southwest Iowa.
Depending on the trip, Resurrection team members may learn about:
Explore the many opportunities available for partnering with Hondurans to transform their communities. Each trip has a purpose, some of which are listed below:
For just $39.50/month ($474/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.
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 Hondurans 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.
For questions about Honduras contact Sheree Reece at (913) 232-4127, or email using the form below.