Due to inclement weather, all daytime in-person programs have been canceled for Thursday, Feb. 9 at each of our locations and the cafe and bookstore at the Leawood location are closed until 5 pm. Evening programs will be held, as scheduled.
There is no 5 pm evening worship at the Leawood location.
Welcome to Resurrection, A United Methodist Church. We hope you’ll take a minute to explore all the ministries and opportunities we offer and plan to visit one of our campuses in Leawood, Olathe, Downtown Kansas City, Blue Springs, Overland Park or Brookside this weekend or join us for worship online.
In 1990, the Church of the Resurrection was the vision of a 25-year-old pastor with bold dreams of reaching non-religious and nominally religious people in southern Kansas City who were not involved in a church. Against prevailing wisdom, the church made its first home in a small chapel of a local funeral home. As a small team of leaders gathered to plan the launch of this new church, they shared big hopes and dreams that this church would become a place where people would meet Jesus Christ, grow in their faith, experience authentic Christian community, and be inspired to live their faith in the world. The church’s name, Resurrection, points to the hope that the church seeks to radiate to our community.
A lot has changed over the church’s 32 years. Resurrection is now the largest church in Kansas City, the largest United Methodist Church in the United States and among the most influential churches in mainline Christianity. The congregation has more than 24,000 active members, and thousands of people worship each weekend online, on television, and at one of six locations across the Kansas City area in Leawood, Downtown, Olathe, Blue Springs, Overland Park and Brookside.
What has not changed over the years is the church’s passion for helping people connect with God, grow in faith and serve as the hands and feet of Christ as we love and care for our neighbors in the community and the world. Resurrection continues to be a place where people from all walks of life can find a church home where they are welcomed, encouraged to explore and ask questions, and develop relationships with God and one another.
The life of our church is guided by three statements:
Come dream with us as we continue our journey of knowing, loving and serving God in the greater Kansas City community and the world.
Resurrection is committed to four values that guide everything we do as individuals and as a church.
We strive to be thought provoking. We know in life there are more questions than answers, and answers come only as we listen and learn from one another. We respect the opinions of others, even when we don’t agree, and do our best to remain humble.
We are outward focused. We are committed to leading and serving. We will speak truth to power when needed, and advocate for the marginalized at home and around the world.
We believe in building bridges. We welcome all – the different, the new, and the other. We are much better when the table is full.
We believe in the radiating hope of Jesus Christ. We believe we can reflect and radiate His truth, love and grace. We believe His Kingdom is here and now, and we seek to reveal it whenever and wherever we see it.
Our Vision is to be used by God to change lives, strengthen churches, and transform the world. At Resurrection that looks like:
Living into our vision means doing our part to “close the gap” between the world as it is and the world as it should be. This is so important to us that we have chosen to focus on four gaps – areas where we believe we can make a significant difference in making our community and the world look more like the Kingdom of God.
When Jesus spoke of the Kingdom of God, he was speaking of the world as it should be. The driving passion of Church of the Resurrection’s Vision 2030 is to close the gap between what is and what should be in our lives, our community and our world between now and the year 2030.