The Resurrection Men’s Conference is open to all men in our community.
Rev. Adam Hamilton is the founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. He grew up in the Kansas City area, earned a B.A. degree in Pastoral Ministry from Oral Roberts and a Master of Divinity Degree from Southern Methodist University, where he was awarded the B’nai B’rith Award in Social Ethics.
Hamilton was named one of the “Ten people to watch in America’s spiritual landscape” by Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. For his efforts in Kansas City, he has been recognized with the first Founder’s Civility Award by American Public Square at Jewell in 2020. He’s received numerous other awards for community service.
Hamilton launched Resurrection with his wife and two children in 1990. It has since grown to over 23,000 adults and children under his leadership. Today the church is the largest United Methodist Church in the United States and has six locations in the Kansas City area and a presence online and on television.
Hamilton has written over 35 books including with Abingdon, Random House, Harper Collins and others. Titles include Luke: Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws, The Lord’s Prayer, Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, Making Sense of the Bible and Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times. Adam and LaVon have been married over 40 years and have two adult daughters and a granddaughter.
Joel Goldberg broke into the sports broadcasting scene by knocking on the doors of television stations, cold calling broadcast executives and handing out resume tapes in the 1990s. His career was never handed to him, but rather was a product of building connection, mixed with hard work and dedication from a young age. Joel has worked in four markets during a 25+ year career, covering two World Series Championship teams and thousands of baseball games—not to mention multiple Super Bowls, NHL playoffs and NCAA March Madness basketball games.
He has had the pleasure of interviewing countless athletes, Hall of Famers and celebrities while traveling the world, telling stories from famous stars to under-the-radar role players.
His longtime job of covering the Kansas City Royals as a host and reporter is a privilege, enabling him to entertain, inform and connect athletes with fans. Through his years of storytelling and watching championship organizations succeed (and fail), he realized his access to methods executives use to build culture and championship teams translated to the corporate world.
Topics like trust, communication, purpose, persistence and mentorship apply to the world of sports, business and life. Joel weaves them all together through his locker room experiences. Plus, he keeps tabs on the business world through numerous conversations with business leaders on his podcast.
The 2024 Men’s Conference at Arrowhead Stadium is brought to you by Resurrection Men. We provide men with pathways of spiritual growth through Christian fellowship, effective discipleship and mission outreach.
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Resurrection is a church that loves and welcomes everyone. Our purpose is to build a Christian community where non-religious and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians. Join us as we journey together to know, love, and serve God.