• 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 Climb Discipleship Pathway
    The Climb Discipleship Pathway

    Not everyone’s route toward growth will look the same. Your path will look different from others because your life experiences have brought you to your unique position. That doesn’t mean we can’t climb together, and it doesn’t mean we won’t have check points and opportunities for growth along the way. That’s what the Discipleship Pathway provides - basic check points that aid you in charting your own growth. Our prayer is that you utilize the Discipleship Pathway as a tool in your faith climb, and that you will encounter God in new and exciting ways as you reach new heights of love for God and others.

    This is the Discipleship Pathway for Tonganoxie United Methodist Church in Tonganoxie, KS.

  • 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.

  • The Gospel and Stories Making News Today - Christianity and War
    The Gospel and Stories Making News Today - Christianity and War
    Understanding how current events - society, schools, politics, criminals, war - impact a Christian's life and affect thoughts and actions. Audio recording of sermon on war preached by Rev. Adam Hamilton at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection on May 27, 2001.

     
  • 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 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 Promise of Christmas
    The Promise of Christmas

    "It's the most wonderful time of the year..."  The Christmas season is a time filled with promise, but what is the promise of Christmas?  If we're not clear about what Christmas really promises, we might just miss out on what makes it the most wonderful time of the year.

    In this sermon series, which includes the 4 weeks of Advent, Candlelight Christmas Eve and the week after Christmas, Pastor Adam Hamilton takes us on a journey back to Bethlehem and recalls the promises that were made by the prophets, the angels, the wise men, and shepherds, and how their fulfillment is still what makes this "the most wonderful time of the year."

    You will find here all the series resources which 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 Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life
    The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life

    What does it mean to be deeply committed Christians, growing in faith every day? How do we become fully engaged and flourishing in the Christian life? In this series, we explore a model for Christian discipleship built around five essential practices that we engage in both collectively and individually in order to more fully follow Jesus.  The Five Practices: Worship, Study, Serve, Give, and Share.

    You will find here all the series resources which were produced, including the weekly sermons.

    Also included are three videos highlighting Adam Hamilton's book on "The Walk."  For more information about the book and associated study guide, visit the following link:

    https://abingdonpress.lpages.co/the-walk

  • 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.

  • Tool for Starting a New Pastorate
    Tool for Starting a New Pastorate

    In starting a new pastoral assignment, United Methodist pastors typically meet with the group of people serving as the church's Pastor-Parish Relations Committee. Although one of the most important relationships, when it comes to the shared ministry of the pastor and his or her new congregation, these are often fraught with unspoken assumptions and expectations. This tool was designed to be used by pastors in that first introductory meeting to get aquainted with the new Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, clarify values and surface potential land mines.

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