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4 Steps to Starting an Online Worship Service

As Pastor of Resurrection Online, I have heard from several others who are interested in starting an online worship service. I suggest the following: 1 – Ask the Right Questions Pastor(s), key staff and volunteers need to be able to have clear answers to the following questions: Why are we considering starting an online worship […]

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2010 Summer Internship with Resurrection Online

I invite you or someone that you know to apply for a summer internship at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. I am looking for a 20 hour / week intern to work with Resurrection Online. Interested in this or the other 10 summer interships at Resurrection this summer? Find out more at […]

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The Leadership Summit 2009

We received information about Church of the Resurrection being a host site for The Leadership Summit 2009 on August 6 and 7. This is a live video presentation from Willow Creek that provides excellent leadership teaching. I had not heard of this opportunity before being appointed here and have really enjoyed it each year. There is […]

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SP5 – Homework for Internet Campus

This week was the first meeting for Strategic Project 5: Internet Campus / House Churches (SP5) at Resurrection. It is a team of high caliber individuals and I am excited about what will come out of our work together. Clif has posted homework for the team at this post – Internet Campus Project Team homework […]

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Homosexuality and the UMC – Adam Hamilton Sermon

I invite you to worship with The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection on Sunday, February 1 online at and hear a sermon by Adam Hamilton addressing homosexuality as a part of the sermon series When Christians Get it Wrong. I was in worship on Saturday night, enjoyed the sermon and appreciated Adam’s sermon. […]

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2009 Kansas East Conference Budget – My Thoughts

First, let me get a few things straight… I am a provisional elder of the Kansas West Annual Conference serving at a church in the Kansas East Annual Conference. I have not had a close look at the budget of the Kansas East conference. I did not have the opportunity to vote on the budget […]

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Future of the South Central Jurisdiction

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection is part of the Kansas East Annual Conference which is a part of the South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. The South Central Jurisdiction will have one fewer bishop beginning in 2012. The South Central College of Bishops wants to hear from you on the future […]


Care Team Retreat

Today is another day out of the office. I will be joining the rest of the Congregational Care team on a retreat at the Ursuline Sister’s Convent in Paola, KS. Among other things we will be sharing our goals and projects as individuals over the next year to help guide our visioning as a team. […]

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Leadership and Contemporary Worship Institute 2008

What are you doing in the first part of October? I want to personally invite you to Leadership Institute and Contemporary Worship Institute here at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners will be the keynote speaker for Leadership Institute. Leadership Institute Contemporary Worship Institute I am looking forward to […]

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The Kingdom of God at CaMMp Sonflower

On Monday this week, I was blessed to have a small part in CaMMp Sonflower, a 4 hour day camp for people of all ages with special needs. The camp is a part of Matthew’s Ministry here at Resurrection. Here is a quick overview of the ministry: As I watched the campers and volunteers gather […]


The Gospel on Broadway

We just finished up a fantastic sermon series at Resurrection – The Gospel on Broadway. While technically off-Broadway, what other opportunity would you have for this song from High School Musical in the middle of worship? Beauty and the Beast and Les Miserables were the theme for the previous two weeks. Transitions between the semon, […]

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How Far Can We See?

This is one of my all time favorite Resurrection videos. This was produced in 2005 for the capital campaign for the west building here at Resurrection. It is an amazing 10 minutes that gives me chills throughout and brings me close to tears. I think that Resurrection continues to have a great future and it […]