Overcoming Lukewarm Discipleship

Part of the online ShareChurch Training Series 2021

March 4, 2021 | 10:00am – 12:30pm CT

Half-Day Online training presented by Church of the Resurrection’s Adult Discipleship team, focused on engaging congregants in the discipleship pathway.

Additional Details

At The Church of the Resurrection, we had a problem.  Many of our congregants were joining us for worship but weren’t engaging in our pathway of discipleship.  Learn how we identified the problem and the strategies and resources helping us get back on track as we build a Christian community where non-religious and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians.  Included in this session will be an introduction to a new initiative that we’ve employed to help accomplish this, called Community Life Ministers.   

Hosts: ShareChurch Ministry at Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS


Registration is now open. Available through March 4.


Price: $29


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Event Schedule

Thursday, March 4, 2021 (note all times are Central Time Zone)
10:00 – 10:50 AM CST Session 1: Welcome/The Problem and Assessment with Q & A
10:50 – 11:00 AM CST Break
11:00 – 11:50 AM CST Session 2: Responding and Building a Strategy with Q & A
11:50 – 12:00 PM CST Break
12:00 – 12:30 PM CST Session 3: Where Do We Go from Here? Tools and Resources with Q & A

Featured Speakers

Chris Folmsbee

Senior Director of Discipleship Ministries

Chris joined staff in June of 2012. He leads a team of people to create experiences, events, and environments for people to become deeply committed Christians. 

Chris has been working in Christian ministry, in a variety of leadership roles, for 20+ years. He is the author of more than a dozen books, founder of www.thinkburlap.com, and a frequent speaker at conferences around the US and Canada.

For fun, Chris plays golf, reads theology books, coaches baseball, and loves to have dinner out with his wife.

Contact Chris: chris.folmsbee@cor.org

Michelle Kirby

Associate Director of Discipleship

Michelle has been in Christian ministry for over 30 years serving children, youth and adults. Since joining the Resurrection staff in 2002, she’s held a variety of positions and currently serves as the Associate Director of Adult Discipleship providing leadership to the adult discipleship team at out Leawood campus.

Michelle coauthored the Journey 101 Course, has spoken at conferences and loves reading, learning new things, traveling and spending time with her husband, kids and grandchildren. 

Contact Michelle: michelle.kirby@cor.org

Melanie Hill

Community Life and Small Groups Program Director

Melanie Hill has been passionate about connecting people to the church since she started in ministry 22 years ago, first as a youth director for 14 years, as part of our Guest Connections team, and now as part of our Discipleship team.

She and her husband Britt have four kids who keep them on their toes as well as providing much needed comic relief in life. Her favorite things are reading, nachos, Jesus, and spring. Not necessarily in that order.

Contact Melanie: melanie.hill@cor.org

Frequently Asked Questions

The entirety of the training session content will be available for replay by participants for 6 months after the live event ends. With this extended access there is no need to cancel your registration if you find you are unable to participate on the day of the live event. However, if your circumstances change and you no longer wish to have access to the training session content, cancellations for a full refund are accepted through February 28. We are unable to offer a refund after February 28.

Yes. Each registration purchased is intended for one participant. This is on the honor system. We trust if your team intends to watch the conference together that you will purchase a registration for each participant. Each participant needs their own registration with a unique email address to access the virtual platform and for access to the replay of the training session. You will have the opportunity to register multiple participants on one registration form.

American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa are accepted for this event. Should you need to make other payment arrangements, contact us at sharechurchconferences@cor.org.

A link to the online event will be emailed to all registered participants 1 to 2 weeks prior to the online training session. The platform is simple to access and navigate, and we will provide easy to follow instructions. We do recommend that you check out the platform a day or two prior to the start of the event to get oriented. You do not need to download any special software.

Yes. You will have access to the recording of the event for 6 months through the online platform. You’ll use the same instructions you use to access the live event.

The time zone for this event is Central Standard Time: March 4, 10:00am – 12:30pm CST (Begins 11:00am Eastern/9:00am Mountain/8:00am Pacific)

What People Are Saying

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  We are shifting so much to meet the needs of our community during this time that we have really been stretching our staff resources.  I am so grateful for your willingness to share – not just the content, but also the time it took just to reply (and so quickly!)!  Really, thanks!

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