• Advent in Boxes
    Advent in Boxes

    This resource contains images of a non-traditional Christmas tree worship space design created by Church of the Resurrection West using crates and bare bulbs. They bought used crates online, hung clear bulbs from each and coupled it all with bare lighted trees.

  • Christmas Eve Outreach Tools
    Christmas Eve Outreach Tools

    This is a collection of direct mail pieces and radio spots used by Church of the Resurrection to invite people to Christmas Eve worship services.

  • Congregational Care Topic Cards
    Congregational Care Topic Cards

    These Care Cards were developed by Church of the Resurrection to give pastors, staff and volunteers in Congregational Care a tool to use when counseling or visiting someone in need. Cards are available on a variety of topics and include general information, associated scripture readings, a prayer, suggested reading and resources for each topic. Cards can be made available in a chapel setting and/or Congregational Care reception area.

  • Creative Communication Tools & Resources
    Creative Communication Tools & Resources

    Simple guides for developing clear, compelling creative communication, along with lists of communication management tools and other creative resources.

  • Frail and Elderly Ministry Overview
    Frail and Elderly Ministry Overview

    Church of the Resurrection's Ministry to the Frail and Elderly, or Silver Link Ministry, creates and maintains a connection with older persons who are unable to fully engage in the life of the church. In this Resource you will find a flyer used by our staff to inform congregants about the mission of the ministry and a volunteer recruitment tool for the ministry.

  • Hunger Ministry Essentials
    Hunger Ministry Essentials

    The goal of the Hunger Ministry at The Church of the Resurrection is to address the needs of those who are food insecure in Kansas City, with a focused effort directed at the neighborhoods surrounding Resurrection's Partner Schools. In this Resource, you will find documents pertaining to the execution of the ministry including:

    • Position descriptions for key ministry volunteers
    • Examples of promotional information given to congregants to engage in food drive events
    • Sample newsletter sent to ministry volunteer participants
    • Food sorting guidelines
    • Questionairre for potential food pantry recipients
  • Marketing 101: Tools, Tips and Techniques
    Marketing 101: Tools, Tips and Techniques

    Resources from Cathy Bien's workshop "Marketing 101: Tools, Tips and Techniques" during Leadership Institute 2018 at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.

  • Neighboring Worksheet
    Neighboring Worksheet

    Worksheet used for the sermon series, "Next Door: The Art of Neighboring." It is designed to help people get to know their 8 closest neighbors.

  • Small Groups - Leader Recruitment Tool
    Small Groups - Leader Recruitment Tool

    This tool is used at Church of the Resurrection for prospecting new small group leaders.

  • The Final Words from the Cross
    The Final Words from the Cross

    This series of Lenten sermons from Church of the Resurrection recounts Christ’s dying hours and his final words as seen and heard through the eyes and ears of those who stood near the cross. Each week focuses on one of the characters at the cross and reflects upon one of the seven final statements of Jesus, seeking to understand the meaning of Jesus’ dying words for our lives today. You will find here series resources, along with the weekly sermons.

  • 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

  • Your Digital Front Door: Web, Social and Email
    Your Digital Front Door: Web, Social and Email

    Resources from Donna Karlen and Randy Greene's workshop "Your Digital Front Door: Web, Social and Email" during Leadership Institute 2018 at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.