• Planning Worship from Singing to Sermon
    Planning Worship from Singing to Sermon
    Resources from Glen Shoup's pre-institute workshop "Planning Worship from Singing to Sermon" during Leadership Institute 2017 at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.
     
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Traditional and Contemporary Music Ministry
    The Nuts and Bolts of Traditional and Contemporary Music Ministry
    Resources from Kevin Bogan and Lance Winkler's pre-institute workshop "The Nuts and Bolts of Traditional and Contemporary Music Ministry" during Leadership Institute 2017 at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.


     
  • 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.
  • The Way of the Cross Prayer Trail
    The Way of the Cross Prayer Trail

    Church of the Resurrection's West Campus has developed a 1-mile walking trail for use year round as a place of prayer and reflection. Along the trail is an experience simiar to the "Stations of the Cross." This "Way of the Cross" is a modern adaptation of an old Christian tradition, dating back to the fifth century. The fourteen traditional Stations of the Cross mark the passages from the moment Jesus was condemned to death until his burial in the tomb. Church of the Resurrection has added a 15th for reflecting on the church’s namesake, “The Resurrection of the Christ.” The resources here could be as inspiration and content to create a similar experience. Included are the double-sided "trail markers," the text for each station (used for the electronic version found at www.cor.org/west/prayertrail for people to follow using an electronic device), and a printable booklet for people who prefer to use a hardcopy version.

     

  • 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!
  • Worship Supply List
    Worship Supply List
    The Worship Supply List includes products regularly used by the Guest Connections Team at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, along with vendor names and contact information for these products.
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