Adam Hamilton

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Take Our Relationships Survey

Posted Apr 18, 2017

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Dear Resurrection Family,

I need your help. This weekend I’m kicking off a new series of sermons called The Birds and the Bees: Biblical Perspectives on Love, Intimacy and Modern Families. Over the next six weeks we’ll look at how the Bible and our faith might speak to the questions and challenges of modern romance, sexuality and relationships.

Every five years or so I’ve invited you as a congregation to help me to help you, by taking a survey related to the state of your relationships. We'll analyze the results of the survey, and I’ll share parts of it with you each week in my sermons. The survey is completely anonymous. Your responses will help me focus my work over the next five weeks on the things that are most important to you. There are parts of the survey aimed at teens and young adults, parts focused on those who are single, divorced and widowed, and a lot of questions that speak across ages and gender.

Please click here to take the survey. I typically have more women than men take the survey, so guys, I’d really like to hear from you as well as from the women! Feel free to share this link with the older teens and adults in your household.

I’d be grateful if you could take the survey today, as it will help me in preparing this weekend’s sermon on dating, romance and respect.

Thanks for your help!

Adam Hamilton
Senior Pastor

Adam Hamilton

Adam Hamilton

Reverend Adam Hamilton is the founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. The church began in 1990 with four people (Adam’s wife, LaVon and their two small children) and a dream of creating a congregation where thinking people – non-religious and nominally religious people – would become committed followers of Jesus Christ. In the years since, the church has become the largest United Methodist Church in the denomination with over 20,000 children, youth and adult members and an average weekend worship attendance of 10,000.

Hamilton is the author of 22 books published by Abingdon Press and Harper. His writings are known for helping readers to make sense of challenging theological questions, to explore the significance of the biblical stories, and equipping Christian leaders to be more effective in their work. His books have received numerous awards and have been used in over 20,000 mainline churches across the country.

Hamilton believes that vital mainline churches are key to reaching new generations of young adults who have been turned off by more fundamentalist expressions of the Christian faith. In the last eight years he has spoken to over 70,000 Christian leaders in 40 states on leadership and strategies for missional outreach. In 2012 he was asked by the White House to deliver the message at the National Prayer Service, a part of President Obama’s second inaugural activities.

Recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees, Hamilton earned his Master of Divinity Degree at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University where he received the B’nai B’rith Award in Social Ethics. He graduated with honors from Oral Roberts University with a degree in Pastoral Ministry.

Adam has been married to LaVon since 1982, and she has been a critical partner in every dimension of Adam’s work. They have two daughters and one granddaughter.