• The Living Room
    The Living Room
    Sometimes it’s just hard to talk about the tough stuff. Let’s get comfortable, like we are sitting in our living room and just have a conversation about these real issues that teenagers face today. Join Sam Johnson, Church of the Resurrection's High School Minister, as she leads us through a two week video series with curriculum, including stress and anxiety for week one and depression and suicide for week two.
  • The Power of Words
    The Power of Words

    Words have power.  With our words we insult, or encourage, we curse or we bless.  With them we build trust or tear it down. Our words have the power to strengthen relationships or to destroy them.  In our political life, words have the potential to further divide us, or to bring us together.  And while we were taught as children that sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will never harm us, we each have been hurt by the words of others. The Bible notes that, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”  This four-week sermon series from Church of the Resurrection addresses the power of our words, how we might avoid using our words to harm, and four keys to using our words in ways that give life. You will find here all the series resources that were produced, along with the weekly sermons.

  • The Reformation: 500 Years and Counting
    The Reformation: 500 Years and Counting
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    500 years ago Martin Luther changed history forever. His hammer, nail and list of 95 beliefs so rocked the most powerful empire of his day that he was tried, convicted and excommunicated from the only life he’d ever known.
                                                             
    What did he believe that was so explosive? What did he assert that would cause the government to deem it a crime for anyone to offer him food or shelter? How did Martin Luther ultimately reform the Christian faith and change the world?
     
    This 3-week sermon series investigates one of the most pivotal figures in human history and the Reformation he began.  You will find here the weekly sermons, promo video and Grow, Pray and Study Guide for the series. Churches may use these sermons in adult Sunday School and Bible studies to learn about the Reformation as we mark the 500 year anniversary in October 2017.
    • Week 1 Sermon - A film crew has captured video from historic sites in Rome as Pastor Adam tells the story of Martin Luther and the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation.
    • Week 2 Sermon: Filmed on location in Germany, this sermon takes you to Erfurt where Luther went to school, took his vows of priesthood and was ordained; to Wittenberg to visit his home and the church where he preached more than 2,000 sermons; to Wartburg Castle where he translated the New Testament into German; and back to Wittenberg where he composed A Mighty Fortress is Our God and was laid to rest. The film crew was given rare access to Luther’s room at Wartburg and his cell at the monastery in Erfurt.
    • Week 3 Sermon: Reformation comes home. Preached at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, this sermon focuses on the perpetual need – in the Church and in our own spiritual lives – for reform.  Acknowledging that we always “see through a glass dimly,” as the Apostle Paul notes in 1 Corinthians 13, this series concludes with an exploration of tendencies we all face and tensions that develop within the church which often lead us to stray and even to divide.
  • Throwback
    Throwback
    Kicking it OLD school with a throwback look at the Old Testament and the 10 Commandments. Explore how the Old Testament is relevant and vital to the lives of teenagers today. In this two week series with video and curriculum, Dave MaGee, Church of the Resurrection's Director of Student Ministries, takes us on a journey back to where it all started.  

     
  • Thy Kingdom Come
    Thy Kingdom Come

    It isn't enough for a Rabbi (teacher) like Jesus, or any other Rabbi for that matter, to merely tell his students that it is important to pray. A Rabbi worth being called "Rabbi" and, therefore followed closely by his or her students, must model for them how to pray. This is what Jesus models for us in what the Christian community commonly calls The Lord's Prayer, found in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:1-4.

    In this Resource, you will find a participant’s guide and leader's guide for the 6-week curriculum focused primarily on the Gospel of Matthew's version of The Lord's Prayer for use with a small group or mid-week discipleship classes. This curriculum was designed to be a complementary piece to use with a 6-week sermon series in August-September 2018 called Prayer: As Jesus Taught Us preached by Pastor Adam Hamilton at Church of the Resurrection, but may be used as a stand-alone curriculum as well.

    View the sermon videos here.

  • Tool for Starting a New Pastorate
    Tool for Starting a New Pastorate

    In starting a new pastoral assignment, United Methodist pastors typically meet with the group of people serving as the church's Pastor-Parish Relations Committee. Although one of the most important relationships, when it comes to the shared ministry of the pastor and his or her new congregation, these are often fraught with unspoken assumptions and expectations. This tool was designed to be used by pastors in that first introductory meeting to get aquainted with the new Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, clarify values and surface potential land mines.

  • Touchpoints of Radical Hospitality
    Touchpoints of Radical Hospitality

    This PowerPoint presentation and the accompanying videos were used for a session on Touchpoints of Radical Hospitality at the Radical Hospitality Conference conducted at Church of the Resurrection April 4-5, 2019.

  • Training Your Volunteers & Congregation
    Training Your Volunteers & Congregation

    This PowerPoint presentation and the accompanying video were used for a session on Training Volunteers and Congregants at the Radical Hospitality Conference conducted at Church of the Resurrection April 4-5, 2019.

  • Transformational Serving Beyond Your Community - Global and U.S. Missions
    Transformational Serving Beyond Your Community - Global and U.S. Missions

    Resources from Carol Cartmill's pre-institute workshop "Transformational Serving Beyond Your Community - Global and U.S. Missions" during Leadership Institute 2018 at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.

     

  • Unafraid
    Unafraid
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    This resource explores the most common worries and fears experienced by Americans today, considers practical steps for overcoming these fears, and reflects upon fear in the light of scripture and a faith that promises again and again that we don’t need to live in fear.

    Here you'll find videos you can use to promote a sermon series on this topic, as well as samples of materials you can use for a church-wide study on this topic, including the opening chapters of the book Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times, along with a corresponding small group video, leader guide and graphic.

    In addition, you will also find below all the original sermon series resources produced by Church of the Resurrection, along with the weekly sermons.

    Make the most of Easter this year by helping people live with courage and hope!
  • Usher and Greeter Handbooks
    Usher and Greeter Handbooks

    These handbooks present the framework by which worship ushers and door greeters are trained and equipped to serve at Church of the Resurrection. They provide an example of how to prepare volunteers for these roles. They can be used in a training situation or emailed to potential volunteers.

  • Vacation Bible Camp Toolbox: Jesus & Me
    Vacation Bible Camp Toolbox: Jesus & Me

    Vacation Bible Camp is an excellent opportunity for outreach, not only to your church family with children but also to the greater community. Learn how Church of the Resurrection plans and organizes Vacation Bible Camp around a common theme and executes for all age levels.

    In this Resource, you will find: detailed lesson plans for Early Childhood through 5th grade, large group time drama, graphics and videos, volunteer training materials, missions details and more. Everything you need to provide an amazing experience for your kiddos is included, from detailed craft plans and snack ideas to recreation plans and how to pull off a successful shaving cream party.  Feel free to use bits and pieces or the entire thing!  

    Our theme, Jesus & Me, was based on the books Wonder, Auggie & Me and 365 Days of Wonder written by R.J. Palacio.  If you haven’t had a chance to read them, we encourage you to do so!  She has also written a book for younger readers titled We’re All Wonders.  These books inspired a move to Choose Kind, teaching empathy, compassion and acceptance.  In the story, the children learn from a favorite teacher about precepts (rules for very important things, mottos, famous quotes and things to help motivate and guide us).  We decided to take the week of VBC to teach our kids three precepts:
        
    Precept 1:
    You should treat people in the same way that you want people to treat you.  Matthew 7:12

    Precept 2:
    “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”  Psalm 139:14

    Precept 3:
    Do all the good you can,
    By all the means you can,
    In all the ways you can,
    In all the places you can,
    At all the times you can,
    To all the people you can,
    As long as you ever can.
        -Commonly known as John Wesley’s Rule

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