Resources to Equip, Renew and Inspire Church Leaders

Church of the Resurrection is dedicated to strengthening mainline churches. Our ShareChurch team supports and encourages church leaders through conferencing events, our Partner Church Ministry and our resource website,  Scroll down this page to find information on specific conferences and events, and like us on Facebook! offers free quality, practical tools and training to equip and inspire leaders - unlocking and unleashing the potential of churches to reach their communities.

ShareChurch Conferences

Equipping churches and leaders through leadership training events.

Leadership Institute

September 25 - 27, 2019

Leadership Institute 2019 will be the most important gathering this fall for United Methodists, aimed at preparing church leaders to lead their congregations and annual conferences for the future of the denomination.

Event details and link to registration available at

Volunteer With Us

Each year Resurrection welcomes thousands of pastors and church leaders for conferences and learning experiences coordinated by our ShareChurch team. You can be part of this exciting ministry and our vision to strengthen the church. Each conference needs volunteers to serve on a variety of hospitality teams.

Links to sign up for specific conferences will be posted here approximately 6 weeks prior to each event.

If you are interested in receiving newsletters about upcoming serving opportunities, please fill out this online form. We will add you to our email list to receive information about volunteering for each conference.

Leadership Institute Volunteers Needed:

September 25 - 27, 2019 we will welcome nearly 3,000 church leaders from across the nation who will be coming to learn about potential next steps for our denomination and for guidance on leading and navigating their congregations through this divisive time. We will need over 300 volunteers to provide the radical hospitality Resurrection is known for; consider joining us to serve these leaders.

Sign Up to Volunteer at Leadership Institute here.

ShareChurch Resources

Our mission is to provide quality, practical tools and training to clergy, church staff and volunteers who share a passion for strengthening churches. is full of ideas and resources to save you time and energy, so you can focus on what really matters.

Visit today. With a free account, download whatever you need. Keep up to date on all things ShareChurch on our Facebook page.

Global Leadership Summit

August 6-7, 2020, you're invited to gather with thousands of leaders across North America for The Global Leadership Summit. This annual event will stretch and challenge you with world-class speakers, interactive dialogue and practical training.

We are pleased to serve among hundreds of host sites for the The Global Leadership Summit 2020 live broadcast at both our Leawood and Blue Springs locations, so you can register for the site most convenient for you. We bring this world-class simulcast training to our own church as an investment in leadership development. Learn more about The Global Leadership Network and the Summit here.

Call the church office at (913) 897-0120 for the Host Site Member and Regular Attendee Priority Code to register at the Host Site Rate.

The ShareChurch Team


Debi Nixon

Executive Director of Donor Development and ShareChurch

Debi serves on the Executive Team as the Director of the Resurrection Foundation and Donor Development. She is also the Executive Director of ShareChurch, our ministry focused on strengthening churches and church leaders through conferences, teaching events, speaking,... Keep Reading

Jonathan Bell

ShareChurch Ministry and Academic Collaboration with SPST

Jonathan joined staff in April of 2001. He helps to strengthen other churches by equipping their leaders with ideas, tools, resources, and training.  Jonathan has a passion for helping people and churches live out their faith in the world.Jonathan spent his... Keep Reading

Kari Burgess

Program Director of ShareChurch

Kari's responsibilities on the ShareChurch team include marketing, guest registration and service, sponsor relationships and development, marketing and support of enjoys running and hiking and loves being a cheerleader for her girls at all of... Keep Reading

Kathy Carter

Event Program Director

Kathy Carter has served on staff at Resurrection since 1997. She currently serves on the ShareChurch team. She is excited to work in an area that focuses on developing leaders and strengthening mainline churches. She loves to oversee the strategic development and... Keep Reading

Renee Young

ShareChurch Hospitality & Volunteer Coordinator

Renee joined staff in March of 2017. She coordinates hospitality for conferences that involve growing other churches. Renee's first memory of knowing God came in the form of a Little Golden Book version of the Lord's Prayer her aunt gave her. She doesn't remember a... Keep Reading

Jina Lindsay

Executive Assistant for Development & ShareChurch

Jina's background is in Information Technology (IT), including website development and databases. When her husband received a job transfer from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Kansas City four years ago she decided to start her own web design company to work with small... Keep Reading

Partner Churches

Our Partner Church Ministry works with churches throughout the country to strengthen the United Methodist Church so that together we can more effectively change lives and transform communities through the power of Jesus Christ.

We see this partnership model as the modern equivalent of the circuit rider system that was instrumental in the early growth of Methodism. In our model, each partner church is independent and maintains its charge through its own conference, but it has access to resources and training through Church of the Resurrection and the other partner churches that it would never have otherwise.

Together – in partnership with one another – we can strengthen and revitalize our denomination and other mainline churches. To explore whether being a Partner Church is right for your church, contact Jonathan Bell.

Current Partner Churches include

  • Oakley UMC, Oakley, KS
  • Ruthven UMC, Ruthven, IA
  • New Beginnings UMC, San Bernardino, CA
  • Wright's Chapel UMC, Ruther Glen, VA