Optional Events

Take advantage of all Leadership Institute 2018 has to offer through a variety of optional events, including: worship, prayer, fellowship and additional learning and sharing.

Lunch Gatherings

Thursday, September 27

Seminary Alumni gatherings and Lunch and Share sessions are planned during the Thursday lunch. No registration required. Grab your lunch from the tent and join the leaders of your chosen discussion. Room assignments will be listed in your conference notebook.

Lunch and Shares

Join Resurrection staff members and guest speakers for a time of sharing on a variety of ministry specific topics. These informal lunch discussions will have a group leader and are designed as a time to share ideas and ask questions.

Topics will be added to this page as they become available.

Seminary Alumni Gatherings

Join seminary representatives and alumni of your seminary for fellowship and connection during the Thursday lunch. Representatives from several United Methodist affiliated seminaries will be onsite and will be available for connection at lunch and at their tables in the sponsor hall.

The Future of the United Methodist Church

Thursday, September 27, 7:00 pm

Resurrection Leawood Sanctuary

Gather together with other United Methodists for a time prayerful discussion regarding the current state of the church and what the future holds for the denomination. While this is an open gathering for all attendees, it is aimed at our United Methodist guests.

Registration is not required for this optional event.

Post-Institute Workshop

Friday, September 28, 1-4pm

Strengthen Your Leadership by Discovering Your Strengths

Presenters: Janelle Gregory, Debi Nixon

Ready to explore your strengths, live your best life and increase the impact of your ministry by tapping into your unique talents? StrengthsFinder is a tool, developed by Gallup through decades of research, that measures your patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving to discover your natural talents. By participating in this special session led by Certified Gallup StrengthsFinder Coaches, you will learn how to complete an online assessment to unlock your top 5 Strengths. Come ready to maximize your potential by uncovering what makes you exceptional.

Note: A box lunch is included in this interactive session.
Advance registration is required. An additional charge of $49 per participant will apply.

Prayer Walk

The Resurrection Prayer Walk allows you to step away from the conference and spend time connecting with God through listening, prayer and reflection. The walk is approximately the distance Jesus walked from Pontius Pilate’s court to the cross (about one third of a mile). Each station consists of natural & artistic elements in addition to reflective passages of Scripture, and the entire walk follows the ministry and mission of Christ.

You are welcome to take the self-guided Prayer Walk at our Leawood campus at any time.  Prayer Walk guides can be found in your participant packet, at the Information Booth, or online.

Tours and Walks

Building Tours

Building Tours are approximately 45 minutes in length and will meet by the "Building Tours" flag in the Narthex. Check your conference notebook when you arrive for times.

Prayer Walk

You are welcome to take the self-guided Prayer Walk at our Leawood campus at any time. Prayer Walk guides and more information are available at the Information Booth.