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Thank you for attending Leadership Institute 2014. Below you will find resources for the various workshops offered at this year’s conference.
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In this interactive workshop, participants will be invited to explore 21 ways to use media in worship ranging from the simple to the advanced. No matter where you are on the spectrum, this workshop has something for any church using screens in worship.
We are called as a people of Christ to “serve this present age.” A large part of doing that is to learn to speak the language of our culture. More than ever before, our 21st Century culture is one that speaks in stories, images, songs, and gestures. The time for preaching in a linear, left-brained, purely rational style with points and propositions must come to an end if we are to proclaim Christ’s message to people today. Jesus spoke in images, in narrative metaphors that I like to call “narraphors.” Parables are image based, not logic and clarity based. They reach us holistically in emotional and spiritual ways, not only in rational ways. This seminar, based upon my new preaching text, Giving Blood: A Fresh Paradigm for Preaching, will demonstrate how preaching that is EPIC (experiential, participatory, image-rich, and connective) can serve as a “means of grace,” a connection with Christ in the midst of the worship experience, and how our stories can become Christ’s Story through participation in the sermon medium.
Two 75 minute workshop sessions are offered on Thursday. Workshops are available in a wide variety of ministry areas. Each participant will choose a workshop from each session. Workshop descriptions by Ministry Area are listed in the tabs under the All Breakout Sessions heading. You may also download workshop listings by clicking on one of the following options:
The perfect image of an authentic worship leader is what we crave, but there’s something deeper that we need. Gain 7 practical ways to gain traction on the road to essential witness credibility. Lucinda shares deeply from her experience as former Executive Pastor of Worship at Resurrection and now part-time pastor and popular coach and mentor for churches of all sizes.
What do a youth minister and a Christian counselor have to share about working with at risk youth? If you are involved in the spiritual development of young people, come and learn some do's and don'ts of responding to families in crisis. We will explore how to identify at risk youth, how to know when to refer to another professional, and how to develop your own resource list.
Where do you find a choir and what do you do with it once you find one? Learn healthy practices in recruiting, nurturing and maintaining a musical program of any kind at any size church. Spiritual, emotional and musical topics will all be discussed with creative ways to enhance any musical program to bring it to excellence.
Step by step process for building relationship with the local school system; determining the appropriate assets and needs of the schools and executing assistance for schools in the community.
Discover three different approaches for growing your church by building new relationships. First, learn how to find your faith story and share it. Second, see what it looks like to be a 21st Century missionary. Third, learn to create an outwardly focused church--and prepare for receiving guests every week through radical hospitality. This workshop provides practical insight and tools for pastors, staff and everyday disciples who seek to build relationships with people who are disconnected from the church, so that they might come to know Christ.
Often our efforts in planning blended worship services can lead to no one feeling completely lifted up in their worship experiences. This workshop will focus on ways to plan worship using music and liturgical elements that ministers to multiple groups of people.
- Workshop DesciptionNote taking page to accompany workshop
- SongbookA series of songs used in the New Traditions worship service
- Hymncharts.comA free resource from a great website for worship band arrangements of hymns
- Worship OrdersA few of the typical New Traditions worship service orders
This workshop will demonstrate effective budgeting and financial control techniques that are applicable to small, medium, and large churches alike. We will walk through the detailed steps to a bottoms-up approach for planning, preparing, and managing a church's annual operating budget. We will discuss how to prioritize budget requests when there are limited funds. We will also discuss developing contingency plans for potential mid-year budget adjustments in uncertain times. And we will look at the roles of the church's governance committees in the budget approval and monitoring processes.
- Exhibit A - Budgeting Principles for Churches of All SizesIncome Worksheet
- Exhibit B1 - Budgeting Principles for Churches of All SizesOperating Expense Template
- Exhibit B2 - Budgeting Principles for Churches of All SizesOperating Expense Draft
- Exhibit C - Budgeting Principles for Churches of All SizesConsolidated Budget
- Exhibit D - Budgeting Principles for Churches of All SizesMinistry Organization - Breakdown of Church of the Resurrection's Ministry Departments
- Exhibit E - Budgeting Principles for Churches of All SizesSummary Operating Statement
- Exhibit F - Budgeting Principles for Churches of All SizesCash Flow Projection
- Exhibit G - Budgeting Principles for Churches of All SizesWebsite Financial Stats - Example of Monthly Stats Posted on Resurrection's Website
- Workshop Outline - Budgeting Principles for Churches of All SizesA PowerPoint Outline of the 2014 Leadership Institute Workshop
- Building Cash Reserves - Creating Financial Strength for Times of UncertaintyPrinted article by Michael E. Batts from the Sept. 2014 issue of Church Finance Today
Imagine a place that meets you right where you are at as a mom, a woman, and a friend; becoming better equipped as a parent through speakers and discussion; a supportive network of moms who “get it”, from newborns to teens; serving not only your family but your community as well. Imagine…Building Better Moms…it’s a new and different way for the women of today.
- Women's BBM Natl StartUp TimelineMonth by month timeline of necessary phases to begin BBM program
- Women's BBM Natl Program IntroDescription of the BBM National Program and how to get started
- Women's BBM Volunteer Leader PositionsVolunteer leaders needed for BBM groups, with descriptions
- Women's BBM Sample Meeting AgendaList of what will occur during BBM meetings
- Women's BBM Speaker TopicsList of speaker topics to schedule for BBM meetings
- Women's BBM Workshop HandoutHandout given at Leadership Institute during the BBM workshop
This past Spring, Church of the Resurrection celebrated a successful campaign in the 10,000 Reason's Capital Campaign. In this workshop, Debi Nixon, who coordinated the logistics of the Campaign, will share the process used for donor cultivation, communication strategies, timelines, design elements, and spiritual formation pieces.
- Commitment Card
- Daily Devotion
- Design Priorties
- Folded Prayer Tent
- Guide to Giving
- Prayer Guide
- Vision Plan Brochure
Pastor Karen Lampe has written a practical guide for giving care to your congregants entitled The Caring Congregation. Teaching will include how to organize your church for care, pastoral counseling helps and strategies, and how to lead people through the valley of the shadow. This workshop will help you evaluate the needs of your congregation and community and support you in designing a strategic plan for care.
- Outline-The Caring CongregationHandouts of session outline for The Caring Congregation Pre-Institute session.
- Anointing CardAnointing Card
- When Death is Imminent Card
- CCM Application
- Caring Cards
- When the One you Love is GoneGrief Curriculum
This workshop will explore the difference between outwardly and inwardly focused churches and the ways Church of the Resurrection extends radical hospitality to reach new people. We will also share ideas for marketing tools utilized for invitational evangelism and intentional strategies for effective follow-up, connection, and discipleship. The workshop is based off the Resurrection book CATCH: A Church wide Program for Invitational Evangelism.
- Catch Handout
- First time Visitors Letters
- Rez West Sign
- When Christians Get it Wrong postcard
- Adams Parking Spot
- Easter TV Spot
- Christmas Eve
- When Christians Get it Wrong
- Our Purpose Statement
- The Power of Words
- Christmas Eve Front
- Christmas Eve Back
- Direct Mailing
- Love,Sex and Marriage
- Newspaper Ad
- Kansas City Star
- Kansas City Star VBS
- RezWest Front
- Rez West Back
- Attendance Notebook
- Attendance Sheet
- Inside Attendence Notebooks
Churches – like marriages – can get stuck in ruts. But they don’t have to stay there. Learn how congregations can get “unstuck” – not by dismissing their past, but by discovering it. Embedded patterns, lessons learned, external shifts, and common memory can draw the church together – into the faithful future Christ has in store.
Ready to take your children's ministry to the next level? Learn the essential elements and tools you can use to enhance your children's ministry.
- KiDSCOR Resources and Supplies
- KiDSCOR Volunteer Covenant
- KiDSCOR Info Brochure
- CM Essentials Resource List
- The Calling - Roger Fields
- Emergency Flip Cards - Page 1
- Emergency Flip Cards - Page 2
- Emergency Flip Cards - Page 3
- Emergency Flip Cards - Page 4
- Emergency Flip Cards - Page 5
- Emergency Flip Cards - Page 6
- Emergency Flip Cards - Page 7
- Emergency Flip Cards - Page 8
Even with the flood of tools at our fingertips, how do we effectively communicate with our congregation? This workshop will explore strategies and techniques for selecting the correct tools, both digital and print, and managing the flow of communication between your ministries and your congregation.
- Social Media Guidelines
- Graphic Guidelines
- Writing Guidelines
- Email Communication Guidelines
- Request Procedure
Ever wondered how to get your students and leaders excited about Confirmation? Receive and dive into the curriculum and workings of Confirmation here at Resurrection. Learn how to rejuvenate or add to your current program.
This workshop teaches how to take hospitality beyond ‘hospitality teams’ and into energizing “every member every Sunday” to create a culture of hospitality in the local church. Learn to use proven techniques that any church can utilize to motivate, inspire, and equip church members to embrace a culture of growth and outward focus. Participants receive take-aways and handouts that can immediately be used in their local church setting.
This workshop is geared toward helping churches and individuals create within their communities a culture of invitation. We will offer practical tools and approaches to build personal invitation into the fabric of a church culture. We will also offer applicable ways to invite, to use creative language and how to treat every encounter as an opportunity to invite others to join you on a journey of knowing, loving and serving God.
- RezDT Creating a Culture of Invitation HandoutParticipant handout for RezDT 2014 LI workshop on Creating a Culture of Invitation
- "Real"ationships Sermon Series PromoPromotional flyer to advertise sermon series
- Play Ball Sermon Series PromoPromotional flyer to advertise sermon series
- 2014 Rezolutions FlyerFlyer to advertise 2014 events
- Connect, Grow, Serve FlyerFlyer to advertise upcoming classes
- Easter PromoFlyer to promote Easter services
- New Location Promo InvitationsMailer to invite community to new church location
- New Location Promo (front)Flyer to advertise new church location (front)
- New Location Promo (back)Flyer to advertise new church location (back)
- The Scoop Info FormInterest form used for prospective members
Do you have students who are ready to grow as Christian Leaders? Do you have students who might be considering a call into vocational ministry? This workshop will cover the basic components desirable in a ministry to develop young leaders, explore the whys and hows of building a culture of call, and give practical tools to use in your ministry. We will also take a look at Resurrection's Ministry As a Career (MAC) Track as an example of implementation of a leadership ministry.
When disasters strike, there is an inborn desire to do something. Join us as we share lessons learned on how to effectively respond, from collections of items and funds to how to start your own Disaster Response Ministry, including training and equipping those that wish to serve. You know a disaster is going to strike: will your church be prepared to respond?
- Team Training for Disaster ResponsePowerpoint to train your teams before heading out on a disater response mission trip
- Emergency Procedure Plan for your ChurchDocument details how to respond to emergencies within your church building
- Tornado evacuation information for congregantsbulletin insert for congregants to be educated if a tornado hits while in the building
- Trailer outfitting eventInformation to outfit a disaster response trailer
- Flood Bucket Assembly InstructionsHelps you have your own Flood Bucket Assembly Event
- How to Start your own Disaster Response MinistryBasic steps to help you determine how to shape your Disaster Response Ministry
- Disaster Response Ministry Leadership Institute HandoutHandout that is offered at the Disaster Response workshop during Leadership Institute
Take an interactive look inside our early childhood Sunday school program. You'll get lesson ideas plus go behind the scenes to see what goes into KiDS COR weekend programming from large group praise and worship to classroom preparations.
- KiDSCOR Two Year Old Curriculum SampleAn example of the curriculum we use with our 2 year olds on Sunday
- Early Childhood Scope and SequenceThe two year scope that we use for our early childhood programming
- KiDSCOR Early Childhood Worship MusicThis is the list of songs that we use in praise and worship through the year
- Early Childhood Praise and Worship ScriptAn example of the flow of our prasie and worship experience
- KiDSCOR Three and Four year old curriculum sampleAn example of the curriclum we use with our 3 and 4 year olds on Sundays
- Early Childhood Faith WordsA list of faith words that we focus on in our lessons through the year
- KiDSCOR Early Childhood JourneyA list of key things that we would like to teach the early childhood children
- KiDSCOR Resource and Supply ListA list of resources we use in KiDSCOR and where you can find them.
- KiDSCOR ValuesA list of values we focus on KiDSCOR throughout our ministry
- Reflection StationsReflections stations that we use during worship with our EC children.
- 2 year old classroom color pageColor page that we use that has information about our programming for 2 year olds
- 3 Year Old Celebration PoemA blessing we use for our 3 year old faith passage celebration
- Celebration Stick DirectionsDirections on how to make the celebration sticks we use for worship
- Family Scavengar HuntA scavengar hunt that we use to introduce the families to our KiDSCOR space.
- Finish Line GamesThe games cards activities that we use at the end of class
- Prayer Dice TemplateThe template we use to make the prayer dice we use in class
- WORSHIP handoutIdeas on how to teach your child to Worship God at home
- Volunteer Training BookletThe booklet we hand out to our Early Childhood Volunteers at training.
- KiDSCOR Early Childhood Programming OverviewAn overview of the flow of our Early Childhood Weekend Programming
Attendees to this workshop will be asked for their expectations on discussing the most current and relevant church facility management issues facing our churches. Topics discussed could include best practices on housekeeping, HVAC maintenance, security, budgeting and expense metrics.
Learn how Resurrection hires with intentionality, receive an introduction to our performance evaluation and performance management processes, learn from our staff communication patterns, and how we cultivate a positive work environment. Geared toward churches with multiple staff members (more than 8).
- Job Description TemplateJob description template to use for any position
- 360 Feedback Form - Word docForm to collect performance feedback from other staff, volunteers, and congregants
- 360 Review Recommendations - Word docCollect names and contact information for potential 360 reviewers
- Goals Form - Word DocUsed to set yearly performance goals
- Procedure for Performance ReviewsOutlines Resurrection's performance process
- Sample 360 Review - EchospanExample of a 360 review in Resurrection's current format
- Sample Goal and Covenant ReviewExample of a Goal and Covenant Review in Resurrection's current format
- Performance Improvemant Plan ExampleExample of plan to assist struggling employees to improve in key areas
- Mission Leave PolicyCopy of policy to allow for up to one week paid time off for mission work - also monetary
- Spiritual Retreat PolicyCopy of policy to allow for up to 2 days for personal spiritual retreat
- Workshop NotesSpeaker notes from Workshop
- Merit increase StrategyFactors in 3 parts of the performance review - Goals, Staff Covenant & 360 Feedback
Get a behind the scenes look at ZONE, our mid-week small group program for kiddos in Kindergarten-4th grade.
- Sample ZONE ScheduleA nightly schedule of ZONE our midweek program for K-4th graders
- Sample ZONE Semester ScheduleA semester schedule of ZONE our midweek program for K-4th graders
- ZONE CurriculumA Sample Lesson from a night of ZONE our midweek program for K-4th graders
- ZONE Journal PageA sample journal page from ZONE our midweek program for K-4th graders
- Instant Drama textSample text for an instant drama
Get a behind the scenes look at what our kids experience every Sunday and see what happens during the week to get it all ready.
- Fall 2014 Scope and SequenceA order and summary of what while be taught in Sunday School this fall
- A sample Lesson PlanSample of of a current lesson plan for Sunday School (small group time)
- Behavioral GuidelinesA sample guide to expected behavior in the classroom
Join this lively, inspiring, and convicting exploration of the essential role of pastor. Discover why it’s so easy for pastors and congregations to get off track, and how to restore your church so that it functions properly. Gain a clear understanding of five essentials on which the pastor must focus, and which tasks the pastor should relinquish entirely. Also learn the critical functions of laity, and discover how to mobilize and empower laity to reach new people and effectively fulfill their mission as a congregation.
Attendees will be empowered with practical how-to steps for developing fully functioning global mission partnerships. This session will emphasize international church to church partnering that focuses on capacity building and indigenous sustainability.
- Global Mission Ministry Strategies - OutlineOutline of Workshop
- Missional Continuum to Community TransformationExplore relationships btn Emergency Relief, Individual Betterment & Community Development
- IMT 50-50 Partner CovenantEquipping your partnership for long-term impact!
- Standards of Excellence in Short Term Mission7 Standards of Excellence - Brief Overview
Are you having a hard time finding the right people for your worship team? Is your church in a period of transition with your music? Is your church interested in how to begin a modern worship service? With helpful insights, scripture and practical resources we will explore the adventure of helping the church worship with a group of skilled volunteers.
Do you have an Endowment Giving Program in your church? Planned giving is often neglected and yet it has the greatest potential to support the present and future needs of the church. The Baby Boomer Generation offers the greatest opportunity for local churches to achieve their potential as they promote legacy giving. Learn how to develop a planned giving program that produces results.
Caring relationships are essential to Christian ministry; yet the complexity of those relationships in conjunction with leadership roles can be both blessing and burden. This workshop will look at the dynamics of love, power and vulnerability as church leaders seek to care for others and establish authentic relationships in ministry. We will discuss setting boundaries around time, friendships, and levels of emotional closeness, as well as developing strategies to care for ourselves while caring for others.
What are the variables in leader behavior and approach that most affect fruitfulness? Whether by training or intuition, fruitful leaders develop a set of practices, almost as second nature, that work. In this workshop, Tom Berlin will offer a look at specific practices that have worked in his experience and are found in the lives of others. Among the topics will be proven ways to build trust and community, deal with conflict, establish communication skills, keep joy and focus alive, lead for the journey and how to keep growing through a sustained ministry.
Ever feel like creative worship is something other churches do? You know, the ones with more resources, people and staff? In this Pre-Institute intensive, veteran worship designer and coach Jason Moore will lead a 2 part session that will cover everything from how to develop a more creative/lasting worship experience to how to create and perfect a collaborative team. Special guest worship leader James Keith Posey of Ginghamsburg Church, will join Jason in an opening worship experience.
For churches with over 50 employees on staff, come and learn about effective practices for legal compliance, staffing, compensation, benefits and performance management. We will provide examples of forms, policies and practices that can be tailored to fit the needs of your church.
If Human Resources is part of your job for a small church staff, come and learn what's most important for you to focus on. We will discuss staffing, compensation/benefits, performance management and legal compliance.
- Staff Expectations and CovenantExpectations staff strive to live towards as followers of Christ
- Job Description TemplateCustomizable template for job descriptions of any position
- 360 Feedback Form - WordForm used to collect 360 feedback for performance reviews
- 360 Feedback Rater Collection Form - WordqForm used to collect names of potential 360 feedback providers
- Goals Form - WordForm used to keep track of yearly performance goals
- Sample 360 Review - EchospanSample 360 review using Echospan performance management system
- Sample Goal and Covenant Review - EchospanSample Goal and Covenant Review using Echospan performance management system
- Procedure for Performance ReviewsResurrection procedure for performance reviews
Resurrection's Group Life ministry has worked to empower small group leaders to more intentionally select and sequence studies that help their group members grow spiritually. Learn about our guiding principles, and Resurrection resources that are available to assist any church of any size in intentionally identifying spiritual growth-producing small group studies.
- Traits of a Deeply Committed Christian with definitionsOur list of traits that help us define a "balanced spiritual diet"
- Theological Principles for Curriculum RecommendationsOur guidelines for the theological content of curricula we recommend
- Operational Principles for Curriculum RecommendationsOur guidelines for the format and delivery of curricula we recommend
- Curriculum Review SheetThe sheet curriculum reviewers use to guide them in evaluating a small group study
- Spiritual Journey Assessment ToolTool we encourage group leaders and members to use to determine potential growth areas
- Family Curriculum--IntroductionIntroduction and instructions for using the 4-session family curriculum
- Family Curriculum--Session 1Session one of the family curriculum, focused on the Bible
- Family Curriculum--Session 2Session two of the family curriculum, focused on service
- Family Curriculum--Session 3Session three of the family curriculum, focused on prayer
- Family Curriculum--Session 4Session four of the family curriculum, focused on celebration
- Family Curriculum--prayer cubes craftContains the artwork for the prayer cubes craft used with session three
- Intentional Small Group Curriculum workshop PowerPoint slidesThe complete PowerPoint deck used in the workshop
Ok, you finally have a church video camera and someone who can shoot with it. Now what? How do you tell a moving story that is short enough to use in worship? Just what counts as a story anyway? We'll explore all this together in this interactive workshop.
Jesus Apprentice: Learning To Do What Jesus Did is a new study written by Pastor Jeff Kirby of the Church of the Resurrection and published by Abingdon Press. The essential theme is the discipleship methodology of Jesus and it's relevance for the church today. Topics include: The Jewish tradition of disciple-making in the first century world and Jesus' instructions to announce the Kingdom of God, to pray for the sick and suffering and to push back powers of darkness. The workshop will combine teaching, discussion and commissioning prayer.
For small churches wanting to make a difference in their community and the world, this workshop offers tips and ideas that any church can use. Vision, structures, plans, projects, funding and leadership -- these are just some of the topics we'll address. Bring your questions, challenges, creativity and plenty of room for new ideas to try in your setting.
- Leading a Small Church in Mission - OutlineOutline of Workshop
- New Ministry Idea ResourceThe Process for Considering a New Ministry
A leader plays an important role in introducing positive changes and helping a church adapt and improve over time. We'll explore practical, adaptable steps that you can take to help build momentum toward a healthier, more flexible future for your congregation.
Learn practical steps for success in small group leadership. Explore the qualities of an effective small group leader and discover how to set up, coach and manage a team that is spiritually united and embraces the vision.
Live Forward was created in 2013 to help people stuck in a hurt or a habit. It incorporates Worship and a set of Small Groups to reach a variety of issues. Workshop attendees will learn the Resurrection approach to recovery and receive access to Live Forward sermons and small group material.
- Essentials Class HandoutWeek 1 of 8
- Essentials Class HandoutWeek 2 of 8
- Essentials Class HandoutWeek 3 of 8
- Essentials Class HandoutWeek 4 of 8
- Essentials Class HandoutWeek 5 of 8
- Essentials Class HandoutWeek 6 of 8
- Essentials Class HandoutWeek 7 of 8
- Essentials Class HandoutWeek 8 of 8
- Live Forward LogoLogo
- Propel Logologo
- Habit CycleImage
- Hurt Cycleimage
- Jesus Cycleimage
- Vida Renovada LogoLogo
- Being Christian vs Being Codependentaddition to Essentials Class on Codependence
- Codepedency PatternsAddition to Essentials Class on Codependence
Helping visitors and members connect and stay engaged in the life of the church is critical to developing and sustaining a vibrant congregation. This workshop will focus on sharing Resurrection’s strategies for connecting individuals into the life of the church. We will share the key principles and vital practices behind everything we do, as well as share the nuts & bolts of our follow-up processes, and help you identify what you might do in your congregation to have an immediate positive impact.
- Visitor ConnectionsDiscover Resurrection Email
- Visitor ConnectionsFirst Time Visitor Survey
- Visitor ConnectionsMug Delivery Tips
- Visitor ConnectionsThird Visit Call Team Script
- Visitor ConnectionsThird Time Visit Sample Letter
- Member ConnectionsNew Member Letter - Sun 5 PM Service
- Member ConnectionsEmail Sample - Reconnection Team
- Member ConnectionsInactive Mailing Response Card
- Member ConnectionsNew Member Follow-up
- Member ConnectionsRe-connection Process
- Coffee with the PastorsCoffee with the Pastors Directory
- Coffee with the PastorsCoffee with the Pastors Agenda
- Coffee with the PastorsMembership Form
- Attendance NotebookAttendance Notebook Cover
- Attendance NotebookAttendance Notebook Open
- Attendance NotebookAttendance Notebook Pages
- Mug Ministry VideoThis short video explains how we mug first time visitors
- Workshop DocumentsFollow-up Flow Handout
- Workshop DocumentsHandout
- Workshop DocumentsMaking Connections PowerPoint 2014
- Connection Point ResourcesLink to Online Connection Point Referral Form
Mark Twain is famously quoted as saying, “It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand, that’s what really bothers me!” Many thoughtful Christians and non-Christians alike have questions about the Bible.
In the first part of this workshop, based on his new book, Making Sense of the Bible, Adam Hamilton offers an introduction to the Bible. When, why and how was it written, and how did its words come to be considered scripture? How did God inspire the Bible? Is it inerrant and infallible? What constitutes a “high view of scripture”?
The second half of the workshop builds upon the first by offering answers to the questions people routinely ask about the Bible including:
The Nature of Scripture: What the Bible is, and is not. How, when and why was it written? What do we mean when we call it inspired? Who decided what books were included? Is it inerrant and infallible (or, asked another way, is it ever wrong)?
The Questions and Challenges of Scripture: How do we reconcile the Bible and modern science? How do we make sense of the violence attributed to God in the Bible? Does the Bible teach that only Christians will go to heaven? Does the Bible teach that everything happens for a reason? How do we make sense of the Biblical teaching on homosexuality? Is Revelation a guide to the end times?
This workshop will review cost effective ways to access marketing list and data, use direct mail, printed materials, social media, and other tools as resources for invitational evangelism.
- Marketing Handout
- Marketing for Small Churches PowerPoint Slides
- Marketing for Small Churches Workshop Script
- Resurrection Email Communications Guidelines
- Resurrection Graphics Guidelines
- Resurrection Social Media Guidelines
- Resurrection Writing Guidelines
Are your students bouncing off the walls? Do you wish you had that one great encouraging word to give your volunteer leader so they don't run for the hills? Join us for best practice conversations on how to keep Jesus at the center and how to keep your sanity.
- Group Life Curriculum Week 1 2014This was our Week 1 lesson for our Group Life Program in 2014
- Group Life Curriculum Week 2 2014This was our Week 2 lesson for our Group Life Program in 2014
- Group Life Curriculum Week 3 2014This was our Week 3 lesson for our Group Life Program in 2014
- Game HandoutThis is a list of games that you can do with little to no setup!
- LI Minisrty to Middle Schoolers Workshop HandoutThis is the Handout given out during the "Ministry to Middle Schoolers" Workshop
The workshop will discuss how to develop opportunities for people to serve others and participate in the Mission of God. This will be done by defining what an entry point into mission might look like by offering parameters to help congregations decide where to go and what to do. Specific concrete ministry examples will also be given as a means of developing local contextual entry points into mission.
Increase the number of people you have participating in God's Mission with these communication and recruiting strategies. Consider how your program structure might help move people into deeper levels of serving and encourage lives of discipleship.
- Mobilizing for Mission OutlineWorkshop Outline
- Mobilizing for Mission Power PointPower Point Presentation
- Mission Event Follow Up SurveyWe use this survey to follow up with participants after FaithWork serving events
- New Ministry ProcessForm to help congregants engage in the process of developing a new ministry
Despite better treatments for PTSD, suicide rates among younger veterans has been rising since 2005. Moral injury has been proposed as a factor, but as a hidden wound of war, it has remained largely untreated. Moral injury is not so much a clinical condition as the anguish of moral conscience, not just in veterans, but also in those whose work involves life and death conditions and sanctioned violence. Recovery is a lifelong process that includes rebuilding a moral identity in a community that understands moral emotions, self-acceptance, and the need to restore the balance of good in the world. We will learn what moral injury is and how churches can support recovery.
This workshop is for adults who care about youth and want to wrestle with questions about youth ministry. What is the research from the National Study of Youth and Religion telling us about the faith of our teenagers? How do we prepare parents for nurturing their children in the life of the Christian faith? Do we accept a “diner theology” or expect “consequential faith”? (Kenda Creasy Dean, Almost Christian) Will confirmation continue to be graduation from church? Some say our churches are filled on Christmas Eve because it’s the only story they know. This workshop will wrestle with these questions and more (bring yours) as we consider recent literature in youth ministry that challenges our thinking about how and who is in ministry with youth.
- CEB Student BibleInformation about the CEB Student Bible coming in June 2015
- More Than One Story-OutlineLeadership Institute Pre-Institute Outline
This workshop will outline the practical uses for video in your church. This 75 minute interactive session will give practical examples and techniques of how to successfully create and capture quality videos for your congregation and worship services while working with minimal budget and equipment.
Worship is at the very center of the congregation’s life. With a commitment to share God as revealed in Jesus Christ - worship attendance matters. In this workshop, explore with Tom Berlin improvements in worship planning, format and flow that create more vital worship experiences. Tom will offer help identifying the most critical areas to address and demonstrate ways to approach worship planning as well as practices that lead to increased attendance. With insights from research and experience, work through tactics that lead to effective worship with vitality that will inspire energy in the church’s other ministries.
Pre-Institute Sessions Pre-Institutes are offered Wednesday morning and afternoon. These extended sessions presented by our staff and nationally recognized ministry leaders provide an opportunity to explore topics of interest in an in-depth way. Visit the Pre-Institute tab to see all available sessions. (Additional registration fee applies)
Featured Sessions The Featured Sessions are designed to allow guests to choose one topic of interest out of 3 during this Thursday session to learn from one of our nationally recognized speakers. Each guest will need to choose one of these sessions during the registration process. To learn more about each, visit our Featured Sessions tab. (Included with price of LI)
Breakout Workshops Sessions Two 75 minute workshop sessions are offered on Thursday. Workshops are available in a wide variety of ministry areas. Each participant will choose a workshop from Session 1 and Session 2. Visit the Breakout Workshops tab for more information. (Included with price of LI)
Vision can drive, revive, and even renew your Church or ministry. When people are invited into a visioning process that is hope-filled and missional, they respond. Everyone wants to be a part of something bigger than themselves, even better when it's coming through their hearts, and the heart of your faith community. Join us as we explore the power of casting vision - God's vision!
In this class you will learn about the basic principles of lighting design, the use of cameras in live production for Image Magnification, Switching equipment, and graphics in environmental projection to help set the tone for spiritual encounters. This class begins with a brief classroom discussion and includes an extensive Technical Spaces tour of the Sanctuary. An optional tour of the main sanctuary catwalk will be offered immediately after the class.
- 3 Point Lighting
- Contemporary Band Lighting Diagram
- Video System Diagram
- Adam Back Light
- Band Still 1
- Band Stills 2
- Choir WS
- Lance Back Light
This workshop will begin with an overview to inspire greater expectations, innovate new ministry models of stewardship and generosity, ignite leadership change, and improve the measurable results of your ministry. Clayton and Ken will then focus on the essentials of trust, communication, effective preaching, and positive leadership skills. Leadership is the key to cultivating generosity. The third part of the workshop will describe good stewardship programs that propel great generosity at Resurrection. Clayton and Ken will also share their experiences of serving churches of 35 to 3500 members. Best practices will be described in ways that will make them applicable so that greater generosity will result. They will introduce proven resources including Clayton's new book soon to be published on stewardship and generosity.
Workshop participants will go through a personal spiritual gifts discovery process, using Serving from the Heart (Resurrection's preferred gifts teaching tool), and also gain insight into how Resurrection uses Serving from the Heart to help members discover and activate their spiritual gifts.
- Spiritual Gifts Notes HandoutNotes page for the presentation
- Tapestry of My LifeFor use in the Experience excercise
- Mini Style AssessmentShort descriptive word assessment
- My Gifts ProfileThis is the page we use to capture someone's complete profile
- Placement FormThis is the form we use when helping place people in serving roles
- Individual Style AssessmentFor use in discovering your individual style
- Power Point Presentation
- Spiritual Gifts Q&A documentQuestions and answers from previous years' workshops
- Additional resource listBooks and web sites that give additional insight into people's strengths
How do we read and teach the Bible with children so they don’t have to unlearn things later? What Bibles and Bible story books are appropriate for children at different ages? How is the Deep Blue Kids Bible a resource both for children and parents who want to grow in their life of faith? This workshop is for anyone engaged in ministry with children who wants to consider some new thinking about how we read and teach the Bible with our children.
Volunteers are vital to any thriving ministry but recruiting, training and developing them is even more crucial. Learn new ideas to train, equip and prepare your volunteers to best utilize their gifts and talents. We will also be sharing our best practices when it comes to recruiting and sharing your vision for your ministry!
- KiDSCOR Early Childhood Training BookletThe training booklet we hand out to our early childhood volunteers at training
- KiDSCOR Curriculum SampleThis is a curriculum example for what we use with our threee year olds
- KiDSCOR Classroom Sign Up SheetThis is a sign up sheet we use to recruit parent helpers outside of the classroom.
- KiDSCOR Quick Volunteer FormThis is our brief volunteer application renewal form
- KiDSCOR Invitation to serveThis is an invitation for volunteers to select the area they prefer
- KiDSCOR CookbookA cookbook provded to volunteers as appreciation
- KiDSCOR Nursery Training BookletThis is a training booklet for those who serve in nursery or weekday programs
- KiDSCOR Programming OverviewThis is a guide on classroom programming
- KiDSCOR Recruitment FormThis is an example of a recruiting form we used at a promo table
- KiDSCOR HandbookThis is a handbook we use that states our values, policies and procedures
- KiDSCOR Volunteer Application ProcessThese are the steps we take to get each volunteer a part of our team
- KiDSCOR Free Drink CouponThis is a coupon used for giveaways and appreciation
- KiDSCOR Candy Saying for AppreciationDifferent ideas to use with candy for volunteer appreciation
- KiDSCOR Volunteer ApplicationThis is the form we use for new volunteers.
- KiDSCOR Volunteer RolesThis is a defined list of what roles we have in KiDSCOR for those wanting to serve
- KiDSCOR Recruitment FormThis is a short form we use at our promo tables.
This workshop will help you identify, recruit, develop, deploy, and sustain disciple-making leaders in any sized congregation. Leader training and development is an essential component to a healthy small group ministry. Groups will thrive when their leaders feel well-equipped and supported by the church.
- Foreword Leader GuideIntroductory Small Group Study Guide for new groups
- Foreword Participants GuideIntroductory Small Group Study Guide for new groups
- Consider This - Lead a Small GroupRecruiting Brochure for potential small group leaders
- Leading Great Discussions WorkshopNarrated power point presentation for small group leaders - 30 minutes
- Video Leader Quick Tips - Linkhttps://vimeo.com/grouplife/albums
- Coupon Cards for Recommended New Small Group First Six MonthsRecommended Studies 1-4 after the groups have completed the intro Foreword study
- Workshop Power Point Slides
Join us as we rev up our children's ministries together. In this rapid fire workshop we'll explore different topics in 30 minute (or less) segments and give you loads of ideas to take back to your ministry.
- Holy Week Trivia QuestionTrivia Questions to use as a teaching tool with your kids
- Sample Copy CatsA cool way to tell a story to kids call the copycat. This is a sample one.
- Sample Instant DramaA cool way to tell a story to kids called the instant drama. Here is a sample one.
- SkitA very simple skit that can be used when teaching about God creating.
- Ask A Question SampleA cool way to tell a story using the Ask A Question method. This is a sample of that.
- KiDSCOR Volunteer Leader Covenant
- KiDSCOR Supplies and Resources
- KiDSCOR Welcome Brochure
Do you have a church nursery during worship? Are your church’s childcare needs growing and expanding to include day times, evenings or weekends? Join us as we walk through nursery and childcare logistics including curriculum, volunteers, staff, expenses, scheduling, room availability and more.
- Communications: 2010 Performance ReviewThis is a simple 2 page review, can be used to do an Annual Review with hourly employees
- Communications internal: 2014 annual review form for classroom staffThis is a more in depth annual review to use with hourly employees
- Communications internal: letter to Ministry Leadersstep by step instructions for leaders who will be making childcare reservations
- Communications internal: Shift Review Formevery time your ministry is open, a summary of the shift needs to be documented
- communications parents: Frequently asked questionsanswer parents questions before they ask. hand out to new families or at an open house.
- Communications parents: Welcome to Childcare Letterall families who reserve childcare, automatically receive this letter explaining policies
- Communications parents: Welcome to Childcare Letter simpleall families who reserve childcare, automatically receive a letter explaining policies
- Curriculum: KiDS COR JourneyKiDSCOR has a plan for what our kids should learn birth to 5th grade
- Curriculum: Bibles we use in KiDSCORThese are the bibles we use in KiDSCOR
- Curriculum: 2 and 3yr old sample on How we can prayExample of curriculum for 2 and 3yr olds
- Curriculum: Blank Template for 2yrs and upThis blank template is what we start with to write our curriculum for 2yr olds and older
- Curriculum: Blank Template for infants to 2yr oldsThis blank template is what we start with to write our curriculum for infants to 2yr olds
- Curriculum: October Scope and SequenceFirst step to planning curriculum is to come up with your monthly or quarterly PLAN
- Curriculum: September Scope and SequenceFirst step to planning curriculum is to come up with your monthly or quarterly PLAN
- Curriculum: Praise and Worship plus Free Play Classroom Schedulehaving a classroom schedule is key to making sure the curriculum gets completed
- Curriculum: 4 to 6yr old curriculum sample gods bible for mean example of a lesson we use for 4 to 6 yr olds
- Curriculum: 4 to 6yr old curriculum sample Samsonan example of a lesson we use for 4 to 6 yr olds
- Curriculum: 0-2yr old curriculum sample BIBLEan example of a lesson we use for 0-2yr olds
- Curriculum: 2-3yr old curriculum sample BIBLEan example of a lesson we use for 2-3yr olds
- Curriculum: 2-3yr old curriculum sample Jesus Teachan example of a lesson we use for 2-3yr olds
- Curriculum:0-2yr old curriculum sample Jesus Teachan example of a lesson we use for0-2yr olds
- Curriculum: 2-3yr old curriculum sample Samsonan example of a lesson we use for 2-3yr olds
- Curriculum:0-2yr old curriculum sample Samsonan example of a lesson we use for0-2yr olds
- Curriculum: Team ResponsibilitiesDivide up the task of finding or creating curriculum with a team of people
- Staffing: Classroom Job DescriptionDefining the responsibilities of your hourly classroom employees in a formal way is key
- staffing: employment applicationa generic employment application
- Staffing: interview questions for applicantquestions to ask during the interview
- Staffing: phone interview applicantsask applicants questions via the phone helps find good candidates before investing time
- staffing: Potential employee ratinga resource to help you evaluate if the candidate is a good fit for the position
- staffing: reference questionsreference questions to be asked via phone or email about a candidate
- Staffing: improvement plandocument for discussion issues before they get out of hand
- staffing: staff expectationscommunicate what is expected of an employee during the interview of a candidate
- staffing: steps in dealing with employee issues6 straight forward steps in dealing with employee issues
- Misc resources: childcare payment envelopeshave available an option for families to pay for childcare readily available
- Misc resources: cleaning checklist sampleuse to have a consistent cleaning process for your ministry area
- Misc resources: bulletin board samplesbulletin board samples as the environment of your ministry area is essential
- Misc resources: illness policypost the illness policy and make everyone aware of it
- Misc resources: staff and volunteer schedulepost and have completed far in advance an accurate schedule
- Misc resources: separation anxietya great handout for parents dealing with separation anxiety
- Teams: Team Formationsa visual aid of the different teams
- Teams: administrative team job descriptionTeams: administrative team job description
- Teams: Connections team goalexplain the purpose of a team and why it exists
- Team: Professional Communications Team responsibilitiesTeam: Professional Communications Team responsibilities
- Team: RA responsibilitiesdescribes the responsibilities of the team members who organize our rooms
- Team: SOS Team Assistant LeaderSOS Team = supporting others spiritually. they keep our spiritual development forefront
- Training: 2012-13 Team Development Meeting Planteam meetings with a set plan for development goes a long ways
- Training: all staff development meeting agenda exampleall staff development meeting agenda example
- training: Staff Training ManualStaff Training Manual give a resource of information about expectations
- training: Staff Signature page for Training Manualstaff must read over manual and then complete and submit this signature page
- Training: New Employee Training Checkliststep by step what to cover with new employees
- training: all staff development meeting agenda example 2simpler example of an adgenda during these meetings
- Volunteers: can you help todayrecruit last minute volunteers
- volunteers: email reminder and new volunteer letterbe strategic about how you communicate with volunteers
- Volunteers: Training booklettraining booklet for all volunteers
- Volunteers: expectationscommunicating expectations with volunteers from the start
- Volunteers: FAQ's for volunteersfrequently asked questions
- volunteers: sample monthly emailcommunicate with all volunteers monthly
- Volunteers: Sample recruitment letterVolunteers: Sample recruitment letter
- volunteers: training handouts from 2012review policies and procedures annually
- Volunteer: covenantannual covenant that is reviewed by volunteers
- volunteer: welcome lettercommunicate with new volunteers about what to expect
- volunteer: what if I need to subTrain volunteers from the start how to find a sub. provide them with resources to get sub
- Misc Resources: KiDSCOR Resources and Supplies List
- a LI OutlineThe Outline for Leadership Institute
- misc resources: Childcare Supplies and resources updatedChildcare Supplies and resources updated
Want to start a new style of worship? Out of space in your current worship venue? Join us as we explore the steps to setting up an alternative worship service in your ministry setting. What questions should I be asking? What resources will be needed? How will I communicate this to my community? Are we sending a mixed message? How will we remain one faith community? All these questions and more will be covered in this workshop, designed to offer step-by-step guidance.
Keeping the frail and elderly connected to the church isn't easy - yet it's so very important! Silver Link offers pastoral care and worship in senior adult outreach serving the home-bound and those in nursing homes, with a particular focus on dementia and end of life ministry. This session will offer keys to successful visitation and care home worship services including setting boundaries, easy and meaningful faith-filled visits, and empowering and encouraging volunteers.
- Anointing Card
- Bedside Blessing
- Bible Study for Senior Adults
- Communion for the Frail
- Connecting with a Senior Adult Care Setting
- Caring Conversations
- Pastoral Care for the Frail
- Memorial Services and Funerals-Planning Guide
- Volunteer Support Project
- Worship for the Frail
- Worship Card-MarchWorship Card-March-Faithfulness
- Worship Card-AprilWorship Card-April
- Worship Card-MayWorship Card-May
- Worship Card-JuneWorship Card-June
- Worship Card-JulyWorship Card-July
- Worship Card-AugustWorship Card-August
- Worship Card-SeptemberWorship Card-September
- Worship Card-OctoberWorship Card-October
- Worship Card-Garden
- Worship Card-Rugged CrossWorship Card-Rugged Cross
- Silverlink OutlineOutline Handouts for Silverlink LI 2014 session
If we get the science right, we can get the care right. Learn a turn-key Depression and Anxiety Ministry you can use in your setting that has reduced symptoms in 90% of participants at Resurrection.
This workshop will help you discover answers to questions about the why, how and what of small group discipleship. Why are small groups essential to the life of every congregation? How do we go about creating and sustaining healthy small groups? What should the goal of small groups be? Join us for this workshop to explore five essential aspects of a transformational approach to small group discipleship and to help you develop an intentional plan to make the essential aspects a reality in the lives of those you shepherd.
- PowerPointPowerPoint from worskhop
- Class HandoutHandout given out in the workshop
- Group Life Dropboxhttps://www.dropbox.com/sh/9x0a743r7idrtxw/AACtvPtnbgPbyeULr84VHh0ya?dl=0
- Group Life Quick Tipshttps://vimeo.com/grouplife/albums
Not enough volunteers for all your ministry dreams and needs? Can't be in more than one place at one time? Feel like 2X the budget still wouldn't be enough? Join us at this workshop to explore how to develop a dynamic discipleship ministry in a small(er) church context, making the most of the resources you do have.
- PowerPointPowerPoint from worskhop
- Class HandoutHandout given out in the workshop
- Group Life Dropboxhttps://www.dropbox.com/sh/9x0a743r7idrtxw/AACtvPtnbgPbyeULr84VHh0ya?dl=0
- Group Life Quick Tipshttps://vimeo.com/grouplife/albums
Social media can be an effective and inexpensive way to communicate with your congregation. This workshop will offer examples, tips and ideas for using and evaluating social media.
In the past 4 years, Resurrection Downtown, located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, has grown from 9 to over 900 in weekly worship. Hear the stories from our children's ministry that began on the floor of a free-medical clinic with three children and is now reaching 70 a Sunday, our volunteer music ministry that began with a part-time jazz musician and now has over 40 volunteers, our continued growth in worship and missions participation, and about how we began with 7 hours of access to a space and have grown to one campus in two locations. There is power in starting out small and during this Pre-Institute we will share our story, practices, findings and resources. This workshop is located offsite from the Conference location, and will require you to have your own transportation from Leawood to the Downtown Campus, located approximately 20 miles away.
This workshop will recognize the giving needs and faith challenges facing the local church. The following giving models will be described: 1) Annual Campaign, 2) Strategic Mission Giving, 3) Capital Campaign, 4) Memorial Giving, 5) Planned Giving, and 6) Major Donor Giving. A strategic “Call to Action” will be introduced so that you will be able to prepare a year-round comprehensive development plan to fit your local church, regardless of size.
A strategic plan provides valuable clarity for church leaders and important direction for your congregation. It holds the potential to change your church’s future, but the process can seem overwhelming. You’ll hear the simple process that Resurrection uses annually to develop and implement strategic plans. And more importantly, you will leave this workshop with your own game plan to lead a strategic process in your church.
- 2014 Leadership Institute Strategic Planning Workshop HandoutWorkshop handout for taking notes
- 2014 Leadership Institute Strategic Planning Workshop PowerPoint PresentationWorkshop PowerPoint presentation presented by Dan Entwistle.
- SWOT Analysis ("Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunites, Threats")A simple, useful tool for planning.
- Strategic Project Leader GuideA guide for putting strategic plans into action.
- Congregational SurveySurvey emailed to Resurrection's congregation for feedback re: worship patterns and more.
We will review a Step process to help churches develop strategies and execute Local Missions in their community.
(Designed for those in youth ministry less than 5 years) What are the key principles and steps to building a youth ministry designed to reach teens and move them into becoming deeply committed Christians? This intensive workshop will focus on how to build from the ground up, dream forward, cast a vision, and set up the necessary steps to achieve it. Anyone interested in building a broad-reaching and spiritually-deep ministry to students will receive practical ways to make it happen, especially those new to youth ministry or in their first few years.
How do you build a “sticky faith” in each student’s life? What steps do you take once a student gets out of their car, enters a youth ministry program, Sunday school class or event to connect them to God and your particular ministry? We’ll walk through proven strategies of connection, follow-up, discipleship, and active attendance in your ministry setting.
(Designed for those in youth ministry more than 5 years) Join the Church of the Resurrection rezlife student ministries staff and youth workers from around the country as we share best practices and learnings for the long-term youth worker. How to lead through change, minister to hurting students, strengthen student discipleship, and building and managing a ministry beyond yourself will be just a few of the topics to lift off shared discussion. The focus of this forum will be on the long view concerns of youth ministry and encouraging one another for the journey ahead.
Recruiting, maintaining and inspiring your tech teams can be a challenge. Scheduling people and fitting their gifts to the tasks in service can be overwhelming. How do you inspire them, and keep them? What are signs of a successful team that is healthy and sustainable? In this class we will share stories of success and hard learnings as well as the journey of a church that supported only audio for a room of 250 people with a handful of volunteers, to an AVL team supporting multiple venues and numbers to 23,000.
In this session, we will look at the very basics of utilizing media and technology in a worship setting. We will explore practical topics including: overviews on basic sound support, choosing presentation software for projecting song lyrics, equipment purchasing, as well as defining production values that will help lay a foundation for growth. You will walk away with specific ideas you can implement immediately, as well as ideas and suggestions for your technical arts ministry to strive towards in the future.
Everyone believes in evangelism, but not many are actually doing it! The local church is the best place for evangelism to take place. Learn from Rev. Jeff Kirby, Minister of Adult Discipleship and Men’s Ministry, how the Church of the Resurrection has envisioned The Alpha Course as an essential strategy to reaching non religious and nominally religious people. To date nearly 8,000 have attended Alpha at Church of the Resurrection.
- LI '14 Alpha HandoutLeadership Institute 2014 Alpha Workshop Handout
- Alpha Resource ListSuggested List of Alpha Resources needed for running the Alpha course
- Alpha ScheduleAlpha titles and typical schedule
- Post Alpha Registration Card Journey 101Post Alpha Registration Card for Journey 101
Preparing our church for the future invites us to look back at the “good old days” – not 50 years ago, but 2,000 years ago! This workshop retrieves and applies practical early-church principles to revive the church today. This workshop will sample practices based on Dr. Chakoian’s new book, Cryptomnesia:
- Sorting through what’s crucial to keep and what’s OK to change
- Discovering authority in our “flattened” world
- Reaching out winsomely to the culture around us
- Working out our differences as a witness to the world.
Extra exercises given to take back home.
- The Church Moving ForwardThe Church Moving Forward-Outline
- The Church Moving Forward PP
The worship music landscape is ever changing. Pastors and musicians will benefit from defining where we are now and by discovering what musical, technical and spiritual tools will be needed to succeed in the future.
Christmas is coming! Learn how KiDSCOR celebrates the advent season from weekend lessons to family nights to a Christmas themed VBS during the summer! Leave this workshop with practical ways to have a meaningful advent season with your kids and their families.
- The Gift of CHRISTmas VBC Curriculum Day 1The gift of hope classroom curriculum for 3rd graders
- The Gift of CHRISTmas VBC Curriculum Day 2The gift of love classroom curriculum for 3rd graders
- The Gift of CHRISTmas VBC Curriculum Day 3The gift of joy classroom curriculum for 3rd graders
- The Gift of CHRISTmas VBC Curriculum Day 4The gift of wisdom classroom curriculum for 3rd graders
- The Gift of CHRISTmas VBC Curriculum Day 5The gift of Christ classroom curriculum for 3rd graders
- The Gift of CHRISTmas VBC OverviewList of daily themes, story lines and memory verses
- The Gift of CHRISTmas VBC Journal for ElementaryDaily journal for kids in grades 1st - 5th grades
- The Gift of CHRISTmas VBC Journal for Early ChildhoodDaily journal for kids in grades Pre-K and early childhood
- Advent Calendar SamplesPaper for 2012
- Advent Calendar SamplesPaper for 2011
- Advent Calendar SamplesPaper for 2007-2009
- Family Advent Night Flyer 2013Information put on website and handed out about the event
- Family Advent Night Prayer Stations 2013A brief description of the prayer stations that the families could rotate through
- Family Advent Flyer 2010Information put on website and handed out to advertise event
- Jesus Stocking PoemThis poem went along with the stockings that we made for Jesus
- Mission Project InformationInformation on the Jamacia Farms mission project used in VBC 2014
- Sample Teaching PlanLarge group outline #1 showing some teaching and video ideas for the advent season
- Sample Teaching Plan #2Large group outline #2 showing some teaching and video ideas for the advent season
- Birthday Party For Jesus PlanLarge group outline showing some teaching and video ideas for a Birthday Party For Jesus
- Lesson Plan #3Large group outline #3 showing some teaching and video ideas for the advent season
- Christmas Skit #1 Christmas through the eyes of AngelsSample Christmas Skit for Family Christmas Eve Service
- Christmas Skit #2-Charlie BrownSample Christmas Skit for Family Christmas Eve Service
- Christmas Skit #3-The Grumpy ShepherdSample Christmas Skit for Family Christmas Eve Service
- Advent Calendar 2013paper version of the 2013 blog advent calendar
Giving guidance to people’s spiritual journey can be a bit overwhelming. In this session you will learn about Resurrection’s discipleship process of helping people find their way on their spiritual journey. This session will include suggestions on how to adapt Resurrection's discipleship pathway called The Journey to meet the specific needs of your church.
- Alpha Resource ListAlpha Course suggested resources to run the Alpha Course
- Group Life Suggested CurriculumCurriculum suggestions for Group Life
- LI '14 The Journey HandoutLeadership Institute 2014 The Journey Handout
- The Journey Resource ListResource List for The Discipleship Journey Pathway
- Alpha course ScheduleAlpha Course class titles and typical schedule
- Journey101 Next Steps Intention CardPost Journey 101 Intention Card for next steps
- POST Alpha to Journey 101 RegistrationPost Alpha Next Steps Journey 101 Registration Card
- Journey101 Certificate of CompletionJourney 101 Certificate of Completion of all three Journey 101 courses
- Spiritual Formation at ResurrectionCircle chart with spiritual formation progression
- Journey 101 Course TitlesListing of individual names of Journey 101 Courses
What sustains your ministry? What sustains you as a youth worker? This workshop will address the techniques, patterns, and guides for sustaining a thriving high school ministry.
- Volunteer CovenantHelpful list of expectations for all volunteers working with students.
- OutlineHS Minister, Jeff Milton's LI outline for 2014, with speaking notes.
- Mission Trip Manual and CovenantThis is an example of our summer mission trip manual for training students and volunteers.
This workshop will provide the basics for recruiting, training, resourcing, deploying and nurturing a volunteer care team. This type of team can provide stability, strength and the back bone for the care of your congregation.
- When the One You Love is GoneGrief Curriculum
- When Death is Imminent Card
- Anointing Card
- Care Cards
- Congregational Care Minister Application
God has given each individual a unique set of gifts. We will show you how to develop programs for people of all abilities, allowing them to grow to their full potential in faith.
- Family Night Out CurriculumRespite program resource
- plan of care formsstudent information
- Volunteer information
- volunteer ideas
- Matthew's Ministry Welcome Packetinformation for new families
- Special Needs Confirmation Curriculum
Senior Pastor Adam Hamilton will unpack the ideas presented in his book Unleashing the Word-Preaching with Relevance, Purpose and Passion. Sermon ideas will be presented to provide sermons for four years, including sermons for weddings and funerals and ideas for Advent and Christmas. This intensive workshop will cover: how to develop a preaching plan, the three critical ingredients of a sermon, designing a sermon series for “fishing” expeditions, writing the sermon, the role of the worship planning team and utilizing video in worship. During the second part of this workshop, pastors will have the opportunity to develop their own sermon plan.
Do you want to have live video on your website of worship and other events? Learn affordable ways to do this, no matter the size of your church. This workshop will be technical, with step-by-step demos of the audio/video production, encoding, and transmission technologies.
This workshop will take you through the creative process - from concept to design to implementation - for creating visual elements for worship. We will share our process for creating graphic images and videos to enhance the worship experience and support the message. Participants will take away elements that can be used in their own worship environments.
Engaging people in meaningful ministry service is intentional, purposeful, personal work. We will share field-tested best practices that address effective ways to invite, connect, equip and sustain volunteers, that once implemented will help you develop a good reputation for how you treat people along the way.
- Volunteer Management Presentation SlidesPowerPoint
- Volunteer Management HandoutPresentation handout
- Top Ten Best PracticesVolunteer management ideas
- Matching and PlacementPlacement document form 1
- Matching and PlacementPlacement form 2
- Continuum of Service Opportunities and ExperienceLevels of service
- Spiritual Gifts Mini AssessmentShort assessment quick guide
- Volunteer Covenant DocumentsCovenant, Bill of Rights, Staff Promises
- Spiritual Gifts PlacementPlacement process document
- Gifts Profile FormGifts profile for ministry placement interview
This workshop will focus on hospitality as a biblical and spiritual practice that can transform individuals and congregations by bringing us closer to Jesus.
When people come home from war, the hidden wounds of moral anguish that they carry can linger for a lifetime and deepen over time. Churches can make a difference in recovery, through understanding the complexities of moral injury in those whose work involves sanctioned violence and in supporting recovery through community life.
Wild 1’s – Observe and experience first-hand this exciting midweek programming directed toward the tween audience (4th-6th graders, 5:30-8:00pm)
Registration is required. You will find the option to register for these events as part of your Leadership Institute registration process. There is no additional fee to participate.
Invite women to connect on the journey of knowing, loving, and serving God! The traditional model of United Methodist Women can serve as a starting point for relevant opportunities to grow in faith. Learn how to organize leadership and create a cohesive, integrated ministry that reaches women with dynamic groups, studies, circles, and events.
- Women's Ministry Workshop HandoutHandout given at Leadership Institute durign the Women's Ministry workshop
- Women's Ministry Bible Study ILLUMINATE SeriesFlier for special winter bible study theme, written by volunteer leaders and staff
- Women's Ministry Bible Study Leader TrainingPacket of training materials for women's bible study volunteer leaders
- Women's Ministry How to Start a Circle or Small GroupSteps to starting a new group and deciding between Circle or Small Group
- Women's Ministry Bible Study Fall 2014 flierExample of variety of studies offered in a fall semester
- Women's UMW Book Club flierExample of flier used to describe Book Club opportunity
- Women's UMW Book club InformationDescription of UMW Reading Plan and suggested titles to read during a month
- Women's UMW Lunch & Learn PresentationPower point slides for UMW Lunch & Learn presentation
- Women's UMW Get Your Spirit On event flierExample of flier used for worship event Get Your Spirit On
- Women's UMW Lunch & Learn Talking PointsTalking points shared during Lunch & Learn presentation
- Women's UMW Lenten Luncheon flierExample of invitation to Lenten Luncheon with specially themed lunch and speakers
- Women's UMW Lenten Luncheon ProgramProgram given to participants of Lenten Luncheon with explanations of Easter Symbols
- Women's Ministry Bible Studies Recommended ListList of 8-week and 12-week studies for women's bible study programs
We in the Protestant tradition have been held prisoner to something called the “Protestant Work Ethic,” a “creed” with no credence in the scriptures that says, “the harder you work, the more blessed by God you’ll be.” The result –stressed out, work-obsessed Christians who think they must toil themselves to the bone in order to attain God’s pleasure. The problem: this is not Christ’s salvation. And it’s not Protestantism. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite of the theology of the Protestant Reformation, which proclaimed the “good news” that we are saved in Christ by a free-of-charge gift called salvation by grace. Yet we are a people of faith who are running ourselves ragged alongside the Salvation Bus that declares “free admission.” It’s time in our churches today to replace a “work ethic” with a “play ethic.” God meant for us to live a joyful, praise-filled life in Jesus. Whereas in the church we have said, “Come to me all you who are heavy-laden and I will give you ---more work!”, Jesus said, “I will give you rest.” This seminar is about what it means to live in the joy of the Spirit, reveling in God’s blessings, and hearing the voice of Christ in our lives saying, “With you I am well pleased.”