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.
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“Praise God, everybody! Applaud God, all people! God’s love has taken over our lives; God’s faithful ways are eternal. Hallelujah!”
Psalm 117, the shortest hymn of praise ever recorded in the Hebrew Bible, guided the Resurrection Foundation Board of Directors and staff throughout 2022. Every time we met to celebrate YOUR remarkable planned giving generosity to Resurrection, through the Resurrection Foundation, this hymn of praise centered our ministry.
My name is Debi Nixon and I have the incredible privilege of serving as the Executive Director of the Resurrection Foundation. On behalf of the board and staff, I am honored to share this annual report with you. This report celebrates absolutely everything YOU helped God accomplish through the Resurrection Foundation during 2022! God is changing lives, strengthening churches, and transforming the world through YOUR extraordinary planned giving generosity. Our entire Resurrection Foundation team has only one response, “Praise God, everybody! Applaud God, all people!”
As we look forward to 2023 at the Resurrection Foundation, we are thrilled to welcome three new board members, Bruce Brower, Molly Kerr, and Michael Klinock. We are also delighted to introduce our new board chairperson, Bill Taylor. Bill enjoyed an extensive career in public accounting. Now retired, Bill devotes his time to volunteerism, serving on several university boards and arts endowments in Kansas City. Bill and his spouse, Marilyn, are faithful members of Resurrection Overland Park. They enjoy visiting their grandson in Saint Louis, vacationing in sunny Florida as well as colorful Colorado, and cheering for their beloved Jayhawks!
Our devoted and talented staff, Ashley Cheung and Linda Roser, look forward to connecting with you one-on-one about your planned giving dreams or seeing you at a Resurrection Foundation special event during 2023.
To connect with Ashley, Linda, or myself anytime, please email us using the button below. Indeed, “God’s love has taken over our lives; God’s faithful ways are eternal. Hallelujah!”
- Matthew 18:20
In 2022, the Resurrection Foundation team connected with 937 Resurrection households through extraordinary opportunities for worship, education, fellowship, and generosity.
guests connected with the Resurrection Foundation through "A Special Evening with Cameron Smith" in May of 2022.
Resurrection households connected with the Resurrection Foundation through two Online Estate Planning Workshops in 2022.
guests connected with the Resurrection Foundation through a day trip to the National World War I Museum and Resurrection Downtown in October of 2022.
Resurrection households connected one-on-one with the Resurrection Foundation staff to discuss their unique planned giving dreams in 2022.
- Psalm 119:90
During 2022, 56 Resurrection households completed a confidential Donor Declaration to share their planned giving dreams with the Resurrection Foundation. Collectively, these incredible donors will help God create a future ministry impact at Resurrection totaling $9,662,567. With the addition of these new donors in 2022, the Resurrection Foundation celebrates the generosity of 475 Resurrection Foundation Legacy Society households.
In April of 2022, Carla and Frank Smocks made the remarkable decision to utilize their estate to create a planned gift in memory of their beloved daughter, Keisha Clay.
Watch Carla Smock’s story of sparkling generosity…
- Habakkuk 2:2
During 2022, the Resurrection Foundation created three new donor funds aligning with the enduring VISION of Resurrection Church. If you would like to update your confidential donor declaration to include the VISION funds, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In December of 2021, John Hardy made the timely decision to support the Resurrection Foundation VISION funds with a tithe from his life insurance policy.
Watch John Hardy’s story of extraordinary generosity, shared by his spouse Billie…
- Isaiah 6:8
During 2022, the Resurrection Foundation stewarded SEVEN unique scholarship funds, providing $64,762 in financial support for 15 seminarians pursuing ordination and 2 undergraduates pursuing pre-vocational ministry. During the 2021-2022 school year, 10 seminarians served in ministry at Resurrection and 3 seminarians served in ministry at churches in Kansas City.
In June of 2015, Rod and Sharon Hennig heard God’s call to create the Hennig Family Scholarship. Each year, Rod and Sharon renew their commitment to God and the Resurrection Foundation by funding a full-tuition scholarship and fellowship at Resurrection.
Watch Rod and Sharon Hennig’s story of steadfast generosity…
- Psalm 139:14
During 2022, the Resurrection Foundation helped THREE donor families fulfill their unique generosity dreams by creating NAMED funds in support of vital ministries and missions at Resurrection. Additional financial gifts are graciously accepted to all THREE new donor-created funds!
In May of 2022, the DiSette family established the Global Honduras Education Fund following transformative experiences on Resurrection serve trips. Watch the DiSette family’s story of collective generosity…
The role of the Resurrection Foundation is to create and endow a lasting impact on the church’s ministry and mission by encouraging members to remember Resurrection with a planned gift. By remembering the church in your estate plan, you bear witness to your faith and give inspiration to others. You will help God create an impact for generations to come.
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