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Coffee with the Pastors

You can become a member of Resurrection at any of our quarterly classes. Coffee with the Pastors (CWP) is a casual gathering where you learn about the history, purpose and commitment of Resurrection, and beliefs and traditions of the United Methodist Church from our senior pastor Adam Hamilton, hear about our ministries from our Location pastors and get to interact with our connection and care pastors for all other questions you may have.

Connect with fellow Resurrection worshippers and learn about opportunities to serve, connect and grow!

After you’ve met our pastors and learned about the church, there is a short break, followed by an optional membership ceremony for those who decide they want to take that next step and join Resurrection.

Upcoming Coffee with the Pastors in 2024 at all locations and online:

  • August 25 | 2 – 4 pm
  • November 3 | 2 – 4 pm
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Resurrection's Story

Resurrection began in 1990 with the dream of launching a church that would reach thinking people who were not actively involved in a church, help them see how the Christian faith could change their lives and how they, in turn, could transform the world. Today Resurrection is recognized as one of the most influential United Methodist Churches in the country. Churches around the world look to Resurrection as a model for reaching new people and transforming communities. As one church in multiple locations, Resurrection has a significant impact. Our more than 23,000 members serve thousands of hours locally and globally each year. 

At Resurrection we believe we are called to close the gap between the world as it is and the world as it should be. In order to live fully into this vision, we are working to close the gap in these four areas:


By living fully into the five essential practices of the Christian life, closing the gap between where we are and where we can be more fully engaged and flourishing Christians. 


By working hard to connect younger generations and support them in leadership to reach people who live in an increasingly secular community.


To address injustices and build bridges of healing so that Kansas City looks more like the Kingdom of God.


To help break the cycle of poverty for children in Kansas City, giving each child the possibility of attaining a future with hope. 

Membership Expectations

We have five expectations for membership: worship, study, serve, give and share. These five essential practices are designed to become a part of the rhythm of life on your faith journey toward becoming a deeply committed Christian. We believe fulfilling these practices will change your life in powerful ways, bringing you meaning and joy. 

Worship gives you an opportunity to re-center your life, give God honor and glory, and remember what is really important in life. In worship, you grow to KNOW God more deeply, and you express your LOVE to God. 

Next Steps
  1. If you are sick or out of town, we encourage you to worship online at
  2. Online worship is available on-demand throughout the week. Learn more at
  3. Start a new prayer practice.

Taking a class or joining a small group will contribute to your faith journey by helping you meet new people and make friends in the process. Groups strive to KNOW, LOVE and SERVE God together.

Next Steps
  1. The daily GPS Guide provides scripture and insight each day. Read and subscribe to the email at
  2. Participate in a class or group that interests you. Learn more at

The church is the Body of Christ, and each of us is a member of the Body. We are all invited to carry on Christ’s mission in the world and to meet the needs of people. 

Next Steps
  1. Volunteer at Serve Saturday.
  2. Be part of a US or Global Impact serve trip. 
  3. Volunteer with children or students. 
  4. Find a place to serve within the church at

Giving regularly not only supports the work of the church, but also is your way of giving God priority in your life. Sometimes life circumstances mean we cannot give regularly, but when we are able to do so, it deepens our faith as we love and serve God through our giving.

Next Steps
  1. Give during offering at worship or online. Learn more at
  2. Support a ministry or community organization you’re passionate about. 
  3. Provide a meal for a co-worker or neighbor who is going through a difficult time.

We are called ot share our good news with others. Often times we think this means awkward conversations, but it doesn’t (and shouldn’t) have to be like that. Sharing your faith with those around you, through words and actions, helps us grow deeper in our LOVE for God and others.

Next Steps
  1. Look for daily ways to share your faith. 
  2. Invite at least five people to worship this year. 
  3. Join the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.


…we share the celebrations, the sorrows and the challenges of our lives wiht one another. Our Connection and Care Pastors and Ministers offer encouragement, practical support and prayer to meet the spiritual, emotional and relational needs of the Resurrection community.

Caring Ministries


…at Resurrection, and we believe this is the best place to raise a family!

Kids Ministry (6 weeks - 5th grade)

We offer kids programs every weekend and Wednesday. Kids will enjoy fun activities, crafts, singing together, and learning about the love of Jesus

Student Ministry (6th-12th grade)

A safe, authentic, and inclusive community where everyone belongs and ahs teh opportunity to choose to grow and live our their faith. Gatherings on weekends and Wednesdays.

Matthew's Ministry

Matthew’s Ministry is Resurrection’s awareness, outreach, and support ministry for individuals with special needs and their families.


…in making a difference and find a sense of purpose.


Make a difference, change individual lives and entire communities – and find a sense of purpose.

Small Groups

Christian faith is best lived in relationship with other believers, join a small group!

Meet Our Pastors

Rev. Adam Hamilton

Senior Pastor

Rev. Adam Hamilton is the senior pastor of Resurrection, leading. ateam of pastors and staff serving congregations at six Kansas City locations and online across the globe. Since launching Resurrection in 1990, Adam has led with a vision of connecting with thinking people and inviting them to become followers of Jesus Christ, engaging them in acts of justice and mercy in the community and working to renew the United Methodist Church.

Resurrection Leawood
Rev. Robert G. Johnson
13720 Roe Avenue | Leawood, KS
Resurrection West
Rev. Bill Gepford
24000 W. Valley Parkway | Olathe, KS
Resurrection Downtown
Rev. Anne Williams
1601 Grand BLVD | Kansas City, MO
Resurrection Blue Springs
Rev. Penny Ellwood
601 NE Jefferson St. | Blue Springs, MO
Resurrection Overland Park
Rev. Dr. Joshua Clough
8412 W. 95th St. | Overland Park, KS
Resurrection Brookside
Rev. Wendy Chrostek
5144 Oak | Kansas City, MO
Resurrection Online
Rev. Ashley Morgan Kirk
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