• Cultivate
    Cultivate
    In this Resource, you will find a six week small group study created by members of Church of the Resurrection's Adult Discipleship staff.  The aim of Cultivate is to reduce feelings of fear and insecurity and to encourage a lifestyle of sharing faith and of communicating the Gospel, in winsome, generous and loving ways. The goal is for participants to feel confident in their own story and equipped to share it with others.
  • Embark Small Group Study
    Embark Small Group Study

    In this Resource you will find a three week introductory class for adults who have recently joined Church of the Resurrection and are interested in pursuing a path of spiritual growth.  Although created specifically for Church of the Resurrection, this study could be adapted for use in other settings.

  • Foreword
    Foreword
    FOREWORD is a four-week introductory study, created especially for use at Church of the Resurrection, meant to help new small groups get to know each other and to lay the groundwork for the group’s future. Each lesson is structured in a way that has worked well for many small groups. While this resource was created for use at a particular church, it is easily changed to apply to your specific situation.
  • Grow. Pray. Study. (GPS Weekly Guide)
    Grow. Pray. Study. (GPS Weekly Guide)

    This resources contains historical issues of Church of the Resurrection's weekly guide - Grow. Pray. Study. (GPS) Each guide provides daily Scripture readings related to the sermon topic of that week, along with reflection questions, discussion prompts, prayers and suggestions for a family activity.

  • How to Use Your Study Bible
    How to Use Your Study Bible

    This video is designed to help any Christian, and particularly newer Christians, understand the range of tools that the CEB Study Bible (and, more broadly, most good study Bibles) provide. Through the use of visual cues and specific examples, it clarifies how the Study Bible can help readers make sense of the Bible, and better know how to apply it to their lives.

  • Praying Out Loud Curriculum
    Praying Out Loud Curriculum

    Church of the Resurrection has compiled some favorite tips on prayer over the years into a concise curriculum. This has been turned into a class, often advertised as Praying Out Loud. The curriculum can be taught quickly (in an hour) or stretched out over a longer study course. It has been used with small groups and is designed to introduce people to the importance of prayer, making prayer a part of everyday life and gaining the courage to pray out loud.

  • Scot McKnight Lecture
    Scot McKnight Lecture

    Scot McKnight is a world-renowned evangelist, author, blogger and speaker, who presented at Church of the Resurrection March 20, 2018 on the topic of his book, The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others. Dr. McKnight is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary and author of more than 50 books on Jesus, the New Testament and early Christianity. Churches and seminaries around the world use his books to help Christians better understand the New Testament. Suitable for youth and adult classes, this presentation of Dr. McKnight's unique perspective on Scripture will encourage and challenge you.

  • Small Group Curriculum Design Tools
    Small Group Curriculum Design Tools

    This resource includes a number of tools used at Church of the Resurrection to both develop small group curriculum, as well as to help group leaders evaluate new materials. When reviewing these materials, it is good to understand that Church of the Resurrection has a group of people involved in overseeing the selection and use of small group materials.

  • Speaking with Jesus Devotional
    Speaking with Jesus Devotional

    In this Resource, you will find a guided conversation with Jesus designed to deepen and strengthen your relationship with Jesus Christ..  The devotional can be used across many settings, but can be particularly useful for mentors guiding students through a spiritual discovery and development process.

  • The Art of Awkward Conversation
    The Art of Awkward Conversation

    Awkward conversations. We’ve all had them, and most of us cringe just thinking about them. Whether it's politics or family or social media, conversations can go south quickly. Thankfully, the Bible has something to say about this. Jesus found himself in quite a few awkward conversations, so we can learn how to navigate them with grace and humility by studying Jesus' tactics.

    In our current sociopolitical climate, it's obvious that we need to learn to talk to each other again. This six-session small group curriculum is designed to help you talk about awkward conversations - how to have them, how to move past them, and what God can teach us about grace in the midst of them. So, come on, let's talk.

  • 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.
  • Thy Kingdom Come Curriculum
    Thy Kingdom Come Curriculum

    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 students, must model for them how to pray. This is what Jesus models for us inwhat 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 6-week curriculum which primarily focuses on the Gospel of Matthew's version of The Lord's Prayer for use with a small group or mid-week discipleship classes.