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Leawood, KS 66224
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Olathe, KS 66061
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Kansas City, MO 64108
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Serve at the information display in the entry, answering basic questions and giving directions. Serve 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after worship.
For questions about Connections Ministry contact Yolanda Byers at (913) 627-9663, or email using the form below.
Welcome a first-time visitor by delivering a Resurrection mug to their home. Maps and mugs are already prepared for you, organized by zip code and available to pick-up before you leave worship service.
For questions about Mug a Visitor contact Yolanda Byers at (913) 627-9663, or email using the form below.
Over 1,000 volunteers are needed each month to help usher, greet guests, provide technical support and/or care for children throughout weekend worship services. Family friendly serving opportunities are available.
Volunteer positions include:
Usher: Ushers are a vital part of the worship team responsible for greeting guests, passing attendance notebooks, collecting offering, and tidying up sections following worship.
Communion Server: Assist monthly during the worship service of your choice by serving Communion elements to fellow worshipers.
Door Greeter: Welcome guests as they enter the worship space (standing near the doors to the parking lot).
Tech Arts Team: Assist in live production with camera, lights, audio and logistics to make our worship events really shine.
KIDSCOR team: Prepare crafts, greet new families before worship, help in a classroom or rock babies during the worship service of your choice.
Connection Point: Help point our guests in the right direction and answer basic questions.
Mug Mappers: Using Mapquest or Google Maps, create and print maps to our first-time visitors' homes for mug deliverers to use as well as stuffing the maps inside the mugs and collecting the attendance sheets from the usher room.
Section Community Greeters: Help people sitting around you in worship feel welcome by extending Resurrection hospitality.
Note: If you are interested in serving with the traffic ministry, email Craig Elford.
For questions about Serve during Easter Worship contact Rebecca Smith at (913) 232-4187, or email using the form below.
Our furnishings ministry is moving! Our team needs all hands on deck to help make this transition as smooth, seamless and quick as possible. The faster we get moved, the faster we get back to serving those in need! Be sure to check back often as we'll be adding dates and projects as we go!
Event dates: April 7-Completion of project (no later than May 15) Shifts: There are a variety of shifts to choose from.
Volunteers are encouraged to select from the following positions for each of his/her desired shifts. You are welcome to sign up for multiple shifts if your schedule permits. If you aren't picky and willing to jump in where needed, we have a spot for you as well!
PACKING/UNPACKING: (Physical level: Light/Moderate - will require standing/sitting/bending/walking)
Household Items like dishes, linens, bathroom items, etc. will be packed at our current location for transporting to the new location for unpacking. Boxes, bins and labels will be provided.
DISMANTELING/ASSEMBLY of SHELVING & INFRASTRUCTURE: Physical level: Moderate-will require standing/walking/bending light lifting and limited use of power tools as needed.
Shelving units and other infrastructure items may be disassembled under the direction of leaders. Shelving units will need to be assembled at the new location prior to unpacking.
LOADING/UNLOADING: Physical level: Moderate/High - will require lift/carry minimum 25 pounds, standing/walking/bending/pushing/pulling and limited use of tools as needed.
Assist in loading and unloading trucks with various items to be moved including boxes, bins, packed pallets, etc. Plan on using 2 wheel carts, flat rolling carts and pallet jacks where appropriate.
TRUCK DRIVERS: Physical level: Moderate/High-will require lift/carry minimum 25 pounds, standing/lifting/bending/pushing/pulling and most importantly DRIVING!
*ALL drivers must have current DOT certification. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to become certified.
Drivers will need to move trucks between buildings in current location and to and from new location. Drivers may be asked to drive to and from scrap metal location. Assist in loading and unloading the truck as well.
For questions about Furnishings Bless the Move! 2018 contact Resurrection Furnishings , or email using the form below.
God wants to use you to make a difference. The only qualifications for helping in KiDSCOR are:
We will train and equip you with all of the resources and materials that you’ll need. Be a part of our KiDSCOR family today and join our amazing team of volunteers. There are many ways to serve. We look forward to the opportunity to grow in Christ with you.
All volunteers who work with children need to take the online Safe Gatherings training class. You can start volunteering at KiDSCOR right now and take the next class.
For questions about KiDSCOR Volunteer contact Diane Enlow at (816) 389-8914, 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 directing congregants to their seats, passing the notebooks and offering plates during worship. Training is provided and opportunities to serve range from once a month to each Sunday.
For questions about Usher contact Shannon Endicott at (816) 979-1341, 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.
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.
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).
Tuesday April 10: Assemble thank you flags for veterans & active duty military, Building A Lower Level Missions Space
Tuesday April 24: Create Mother’s & Father’s Day cards for senior citizens, Building A Lower Level Missions Space
Tuesday May 8: Make Teacher Appreciation magnets for urban school staff, Building A Lower Level Missions Space
Tuesday May 22: Projects benefitting our Global partners, Building A Lower Level Missions Space
Tuesday June 12: Craft crosses for Silver Link special worship services, Building A Lower Level Missions Space
Tuesday June 26: Pack sack lunches for several local ministries, Building A Lower Level Missions Space
For questions about Faithwork Tuesday contact Dee Dickey at (913) 232-4166, 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 Ministries contact Michelle Van Pelt at (913) 232-4116, 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.
My Father's House Furnishes Hope to those in need by collecting, preparing and distributing donated furnishings and home essentials, transforming the lives of program participants, donors and servants into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. We seek to offer a 'hand up' by meeting the household furnishings needs in Kansas City's urban and suburban communities through donated resources.
Resurrection's Furnishings Ministry seeks to ensure that no child or adult has to live in a home without adequate furniture, and to lead the effort in recycling usable household furnishings.
Please visit the Furnishings Ministry page for details.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
For questions about Furnishings In Kind Donations contact Resurrection Furnishings , or email using the form below.