• Advent in Boxes
    Advent in Boxes

    This resource contains images of a non-traditional Christmas tree worship space design created by Church of the Resurrection West using crates and bare bulbs. They bought used crates online, hung clear bulbs from each and coupled it all with bare lighted trees.

  • Bethlehem
    Bethlehem

    [This resource contains footage gathered during Church of the Resurrection tours of the Holy Land and used as sermon support and illustrations. These are made available for others to use for sermons, studies or other illustrative purposes. Please note that the soundtrack has not been removed from these clips, so you’ll want to mute the background noise and other sounds that are present.]

    Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, is located six miles south of the Old City of Jerusalem, within the West Bank. King David was born and raised in Bethlehem. According to the Torah, Rachel, the favorite wife of Jacob, was buried on the outskirts.

    This resource includes footage from the Church of the Nativity. Attested to as the site of Jesus' birth from the early second century, it was originally constructed in 327 and rebuilt after a fire in 565. It is considered the oldest continuously used church building in the world.

    The Shepherd's Field is one of two rival locations for the exact site where the angel appeared to the shepherds on the night of Jesus' birth. One site is run by the Greek Orthodox, the other by Franciscans.

    Finally, Herod the Great built a fortress and palace - called the Herodion - between 23 and 15 BCE on a high hill south of Jerusalem and east of Bethlehem. It is the only structure Herod built to which he gave his own name, and his tomb was discovered there in 2007.

  • Capernaum
    Capernaum

    [This resource contains footage gathered during Church of the Resurrection tours of the Holy Land and used as sermon support and illustrations. These are made available for others to use for sermons, studies or other illustrative purposes. Please note that the soundtrack has not been removed from these clips, so you’ll want to mute the background noise and other sounds that are present.]

    Capernaum is where Jesus called his first disciples, taught, healed a man possessed by an evil spirit, and raised the daughter of the synagogue's leader from the dead. Peter's house is where Jesus healed Peter's mother-in-law. And, tradition says the synagogue whose foundation can still be seen was built by the centurion whose servant Jesus later healed.

  • Christmas Eve Outreach Tools
    Christmas Eve Outreach Tools

    This is a collection of direct mail pieces and radio spots used by Church of the Resurrection to invite people to Christmas Eve worship services.

  • Congregational Care Topic Cards
    Congregational Care Topic Cards

    These Care Cards were developed by Church of the Resurrection to give pastors, staff and volunteers in Congregational Care a tool to use when counseling or visiting someone in need. Cards are available on a variety of topics and include general information, associated scripture readings, a prayer, suggested reading and resources for each topic. Cards can be made available in a chapel setting and/or Congregational Care reception area.

  • Creative Communication Tools & Resources
    Creative Communication Tools & Resources

    Simple guides for developing clear, compelling creative communication, along with lists of communication management tools and other creative resources.

  • Frail and Elderly Ministry Overview
    Frail and Elderly Ministry Overview

    Church of the Resurrection's Ministry to the Frail and Elderly, or Silver Link Ministry, creates and maintains a connection with older persons who are unable to fully engage in the life of the church. In this Resource you will find a flyer used by our staff to inform congregants about the mission of the ministry and a volunteer recruitment tool for the ministry.

  • Hunger Ministry Essentials
    Hunger Ministry Essentials

    The goal of the Hunger Ministry at The Church of the Resurrection is to address the needs of those who are food insecure in Kansas City, with a focused effort directed at the neighborhoods surrounding Resurrection's Partner Schools. In this Resource, you will find documents pertaining to the execution of the ministry including:

    • Position descriptions for key ministry volunteers
    • Examples of promotional information given to congregants to engage in food drive events
    • Sample newsletter sent to ministry volunteer participants
    • Food sorting guidelines
    • Questionairre for potential food pantry recipients
  • Jacob's Well
    Jacob's Well

    [This resource contains footage gathered during Church of the Resurrection tours of the Holy Land and used as sermon support and illustrations. These are made available for others to use for sermons, studies or other illustrative purposes. Please note that the soundtrack has not been removed from these clips, so you’ll want to mute the background noise and other sounds that are present.]

    Mt. Gerazim is located in the northern West Bank, approximately 30 milies north of Jerusalem. It is the site of Joseph's tomb and Jacob's well. This well has been associated with Jacob for more than 2,000 years, even though the well is not specifically mentioned in the Old Testament. This is where the Gospel of John tells of Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman.

  • Jordan River
    Jordan River

    [This resource contains footage gathered during Church of the Resurrection tours of the Holy Land and used as sermon support and illustrations. These are made available for others to use for sermons, studies or other illustrative purposes. Please note that the soundtrack has not been removed from these clips, so you’ll want to mute the background noise and other sounds that are present.]

    The Jordan River connects the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. This resource includes footage of the river near Qasr-El-Yehud, on the western bank about 10km east of Jericho, traditionally held to be the site where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. This is also believed to be the place where the Children of Israel crossed the Jordan and entered the Promised Land after their 40 years of wandering in the desert. Elijah's ascension to heaven in a fiery chariot after he and Elisa crossed the Jordan is also attributed to this site.

  • Lenten Journal
    Lenten Journal
    In the early days of the church the season of Lent was a time to prepare new believers for the sacrament of baptism. While some Christians still participate in Lent for this, most Christians today embrace Lent as a time of repentance, reflection and fasting and strive to turn their full attention to God. One of the ways Christians turn their attention to God is to choose to give up something they value—chocolate, screen-time or social media, candy, food or certain foods, etc. We choose to give something up to remind ourselves who really sustains us—Jesus Christ, our risen Lord. For this reason, Church of the Resurrection encourages people to not only give something up, but to take something on. For example, some take on more regular Scripture reading and study, giving time to volunteer or in some other way giving something of themselves for the sake of others.
    Thus, this journal is built around the questions:
    What will you give up?
    What will you take on?
    We’ve created this Lenten Journal for you to use as a guide. A spiritual guide, that will work with our weekend Lenten worship services. We pray the guide will help you in giving something up, but also in taking something on. The guide is designed to help you read Scripture daily, reflect on and apply what you read, pray and consider tangible responses to serve God and others.

     
  • Marketing 101: Tools, Tips and Techniques
    Marketing 101: Tools, Tips and Techniques

    Resources from Cathy Bien's workshop "Marketing 101: Tools, Tips and Techniques" during Leadership Institute 2018 at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.

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