I have recently been asking those who regularly worship with Resurrection Online questions about vision. Here they are: What is Resurrection Online? Why does it matter to people? Where do you think it is going now? Where do you think it should be going? I have received some interesting and insightful responses. How might these […]
One of the questions that people ask about Resurrection Online is this: Is Resurrection Online one of the regional campuses of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection or is it an online extension of Resurrection? In some ways it is both. There are people who are primarily connected at one of Resurrection‘s physical locations […]
I continue to appreciate the work of Lovett Weems and the entire team at the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. The offer a great number of resources for pastors, congregations, students and denominations at http://www.churchleadership.com. I wanted to draw your attention to Leading Ideas – a biweekly newsletter from the Lewis Center. You can find […]
No matter how you refer to this day, it is one on which we remember the pivotal event in human history – Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, suffered and died in a way that was redemptive for all creation. I am looking forward to participating in the Good Friday Prayer Vigil at Resurrection. How will […]
This is a collection of posts from this blog that you might find helpful when considering beginning online worship or an internet campus at your church. These are collected blog posts from my experience as Pastor of Resurrection Online. Before Launch 4 Ways to Consider “Spiritualising the Internet” Four Narratives for Online Spiritual Community Top […]
As you may have noticed, I had a bit of an unannounced Easter break here on the blog. I should be back to regular posts these days. On a fun note, Nicole and I stopped by the Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture on Saturday and picked up a bunch of tomato plants for transplant. […]
Last but not least is conversation with a member of the congregation. I was greeting people on the way out after one of the services when an individual stopped and had a brief conversation with me. Final words from this individual to me: “Don’t eat too many deviled eggs today.” Good advice.
Nicole and I had the privilege to serve as ushers at the 3:00 PM service which was a new thing for me. Volunteers were low for that service and Nicole and I were assigned to section N (center in the mezzanine, for you Resurrection folks). It gave me a new appreciation for the role that […]
I lead worship at the 5:00 PM Saturday and 9:00 AM Sunday services. Resurrection had services at the following times. 5:00 PM Saturday 7:00 PM Saturday 7:00 AM Sunday 9:00 AM Sunday 9:00 AM Sunday (Resurrection West) 9:15 AM Sunday (Student Center) 10:00 AM Sunday (Grand Avenue Temple) 11:00 AM Sunday 11:00 AM Sunday (Resurrection […]
Throughout the Easter weekend, I had four people wish me “Merry Christmas” after the worship service. I am not making this up. Although, I must admit that shortly after one of these occasions I managed to wish someone “Merry Easter.”
Resurrection partnered with Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church in downtown Kansas City for Easter worship. Very cool stuff going on in this partnership. You can watch coverage from a local news station here. Thanks to Jason Gant for finding the story.
This is a guest post from deviant monk. I recommend both his blog and podcast. Would you like to guest blog at Thoughts of Resurrection? If you click on this in the past, you’ll have to wait for the future to listen to the podcast On my bed I remember you; I think of you […]