• 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.

  • Special Needs Ministry - Welcome Packet
    Special Needs Ministry - Welcome Packet

    Document used to inform families and care givers at Church of the Resurrection of the programs and services provided for individuals with special needs. 

  • Spiritual Lessons for Depression and Anxiety
    Spiritual Lessons for Depression and Anxiety

    Church of the Resurrection's Live Well Emotional Wellness Ministry is based on this belief that if we get the science right we can get the care right.  This Resource contains videos which are featured at the end of Resurrection's Live Well classes. They speak to the person in ways that do not discredit the biology behind their diagnosis.  Churches may choose to use these videos as a supplement to their own support group materials.

  • Student Ministries Fall Retreat Curriculum - Come to the Table
    Student Ministries Fall Retreat Curriculum - Come to the Table

    Are you planning a retreat for your students?  Whether it be a weekend away or maybe just an overnighter, here you will find an overall theme and curriculum for multiple small group sessions for your students and volunteer leaders.

    Over the course of the retreat is an invitation for students to COME TO THE TABLE. All of the stories incorporate this theme…the invitation to, the community around, the sacrifice offered at…the table. The visual of the table serves as a reminder to students of the transformational power and love of Jesus Christ.

     

  • Student Ministries Fall Retreat Curriculum - Story
    Student Ministries Fall Retreat Curriculum - Story
    Are you planning a retreat for your students?  Whether it be a weekend away or maybe just an overnighter, here you will find an overall theme and curriculum for multiple small group sessions for your students and volunteer leaders.

    Over the course of four worship sessions during the Metamorphosis retreat students will hear the stories of 4 different people in the Gospels who meet Jesus and whose lives and stories are forever changed. The messages during worship time will also feature stories and testimonies from speakers and students. Students will be challenged to identify and name their own stories, to identify parts of their story they want to make different going forward, and to allow God’s story to become the defining story of their lives.
     
  • 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 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 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.

  • 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

  • Volunteer Management Practices
    Volunteer Management Practices

    The Volunteer Management Practices (VMP) Resource presents a framework of four practices critical for those who desire to lead/manage volunteers successfully. Intentional focus on these four practices – invite, connect, equip, and sustain – will prepare volunteers to have maximum impact in their service role in an engaging and fulfilling way. The VMP resources include a full-color chart that defines and provides examples of each of the four essential practices for leading volunteers in a healthy and sustainable manner, and four videos – one for each of the practices, in which ministry leaders at Church of the Resurrection describe real-life examples of how they live into that particular practice. These resources are excellent for use in training new leaders of volunteers, as skill refreshers for more experienced leaders, or as a reference for leaders who need a brush-up in a particular area.

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