• 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.

  • Spiritual Gifts Discovery: Putting Your Spiritual Gifts (and Your Congregation's) to Work
    Spiritual Gifts Discovery: Putting Your Spiritual Gifts (and Your Congregation's) to Work

    Resources from Melanie Hill and Darrell Holtz's pre-institute workshop "Spiritual Gifts Discovery: Putting Your Spiritual Gifts (and Your Congregation's) to Work" during Leadership Institute 2017 at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.

  • Starting a Men's Ministry
    Starting a Men's Ministry
    Interview with Jeff Kirby, Minister of Alpha and Men's Ministry at Church of the Resurrection, on starting Men's Ministry in a local church.
  • Starting an Alpha Ministry
    Starting an Alpha Ministry
    Interview with Jeff Kirby, Minister of Alpha and Men's Ministry at Church of the Resurrection, regarding how to start Alpha in a local church.
  • 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.
  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • Women's Ministry
    Women's Ministry
    Resources from Michelle Funk and Abby O'Neill's pre-institute workshop "Women's Ministry" during Leadership Institute 2017 at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.
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