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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Volunteer to help Santa hand out Christmas presents and spread joy on the morning of December 23rd.
Contact Brittni Holland, Hope Faith's Volunteer Coordinator to join the fun!
Hope Faith - Homeless Assistance Campus is located at 705 Virginia Ave, Kansas City, MO 64106.
Learn more by visiting their website - https://www.hopefaithministries.org/
For questions about Hope Faith Homeless Assistance Campus - Santa's Workshop: December 23 contact Lindsey Arnold Seevers at (913) 232-4163, or email using the form below.
If you’ve always wanted to see Costa Rica (or return), now’s your chance … but for a cause much greater than snorkeling, hiking and site-seeing.
Church of the Resurrection is partnering with a United Methodist Volunteer in Mission site and local UM churches in beautiful Costa Rica. Our team, consisting of an inter-generational group of families, couples and individuals, will work with local churches, in a local childcare center, in community outreach and in light construction work.
Won’t you prayerfully consider joining this family-friendly trip to San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica? This is a great trip for ages 10 and up with a parent or guardian. Children ages 8-10 can potentially join the trip after an interview with the team leader.
Total anticipated cost = $1600-1800
All funds received are considered a charitable contribution. As such, once they are received by Church of the Resurrection, there are NO REFUNDS. If, for any reason, the trip is cancelled or you can no longer go, Resurrection will credit the funds toward a future serve trip (for you or for an immediate family member) within 12 months of the original trip; OR use the funds for ministry work with our Methodist partners in Costa Rica. If you have questions about the deductibility of trip-related expenses, please contact your tax professional.
Open to adults and children ages 10 and up with a parent or guardian. Children ages 8-10 can potentially join the trip after an interview with the team leader.
If a child is old enough to join the trip, we consider them a full-fledged team member. They will have a say, participate in, and even lead most activities. Every interested trip participant should complete an application for themselves (and not on behalf of the family, friend, children, etc.) so that our trip leaders can discern more about potential team roles, strengths, faith journey (all levels are welcome!), needs, skills, concerns, and much more.
Costa Rica Context Leaders: Rick and Lisen Mann (and Olivia, 15; and Jacob, 12) have been consistently traveling to/serving in Central America/Costa Rica the past 20 years. We’ve been blessed to also have worked with Resurrection teams in the Navajo Nation, Joplin, Omaha, Jamaica, etc. We feel that God is calling us to serve in Costa Rica, and we’d be excited to be able to do that with friends from COR. It’s a beautiful country with beautiful, friendly people. It’s only a 3 ½-hour plane ride from Houston – but a totally different world. It’s safe, clean (especially for a developing nation), relatively affordable, has no standing army, has one of the highest education levels in the world, but still has a tremendous need for job training, budget help, church/school construction, day care support and much more.
For questions about Costa Rica Multi-Generational Serve Trip: July 10-18, 2020 contact Elisa Velez-Makar at (913) 544-0788, 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.
Resurrection's Life Restoration Ministry supports men and women who are working to stabilize their lives after overcoming addictions. Volunteers serve a variety of roles at Healing House, a faith-based substance abuse recovery organization located in Kansas City, Missouri. Learn more how you can use your gifts and skills and help on an ongoing or an as needed basis.
For questions about Life Restoration contact Ed Surber at 913-897-1200, or email using the form below.
Resurrection's Housing & Construction Ministry uses their construction skills to help ministries in the fight for social justice. By repairing and remodeling urban ministry locations, these teams enable growth of local ministries thus making the Kingdom of God a little more visible in the urban core.
Let us know how you can help: Take the skills survey. If you are a professional ie; licensed contractor, plumber, electrician, architect, engineer, carpenter, HVAC etc. and would like to offer your skills, please click on the email link below to get in touch with Resurrection's Housing & Construction Ministry.
Resurrection's Housing & Construction Ministry works on Thursdays with transitional housing for organizations such as Healing House, Hope Faith Ministries and the Blue Door Project. On Wednesdays there is a crew that volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of KC or HopeBUILDERS. On the 1st & 3rd Saturdays you can volunteer with our crew called Helping Hands.
For more detailed information or to get connected please contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about Housing and Construction Ministry contact Stewart Curtright at (913) 544-0710, or email using the form below.
Prison ministry 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 with inmates or as part of a group of volunteers who seek to offer inspiration, transformation and to reflect the love of Jesus Christ. Opportunities exist for service and prayer, both inside and outside of correctional facilities.
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).
In-Prison @ Lansing Correctional Facility, KS (Men and Women can participate) – Monday & Thursday Nights
Help facilitate Alpha with inmates at Lansing Correctional Facility, Lansing KS. Classes meet weekly for a 14-week period. You can explore this serving opportunity without any commitment or required training. No previous Alpha participation is required. Contact Gerry Lewis at email@example.com.
In-Prison @ at the Johnson County DOC Adult Residential Center Facility in Gardner, KS (Men and Women) – Tuesday Nights
Help facilitate the Alpha course with inmates at the Johnson County DOC Adult Residential Center Facility in Gardner, KS. Classes meet weekly for a 12-week period in the spring and fall. No previous Alpha participation is required. Contact either: Gene Ronsick firstname.lastname@example.org or Gerry Lewis at email@example.com
*Note: there is generally a 2 week lead time for screenings to be complete for any visitors to these locations. Must be 18 years or older. Please see the calendar for specific dates.
In-Prison @ Leavenworth Federal Prison, Leavenworth KS, (Men & Women can participate)-Wednesday Nights
Help facilitate Alpha with inmates at Leavenworth Federal Prison, Leavenworth KS. Classes meet weekly for a 14-week period. You can explore this serving opportunity without any commitment or required training. No previous Alpha participation is required. Contact Gene Ronsick firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
"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 New Day Prison Ministry 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 email@example.com. 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:
For questions about Omaha, Nebraska contact Elisa Velez-Makar at (913) 544-0788, 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:
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 Elisa Velez-Makar at (913) 544-0788, or email using the form below.