Questions? Call us at 913-544-0233 or email

The in-person experience is limited to 500 participants, providing a more intimate gathering and opportunities to connect with colleagues, sponsors, speakers and Resurrection staff! You get all the benefits of Leadership Institute online, plus many opportunities for face-to-face interactions:

Network and Engage

You'll have opportunities to connect with sponsors and colleagues, take building tours, shop the bookstore for Leadership Institute resources, and more.

Connect with Speakers

In person participants will have special opportunities such as lunch conversations with our keynote speakers, an opening session reception, and meet & greet times.

Food & Refreshments

We'll provide two lunches, one dinner and additional refreshments during breaks.

Travel Information

We want to make sure every aspect of your trip is a positive experience, so we've gathered some travel resources for you here.

Safety Protocols

Your safety is a priority for us. We've developed protocols intended to provide as safe an environment as possible.

When inside Church buildings, masks are strongly recommended for all, regardless of vaccination status. While attending Leadership Institute, you can expect our staff and volunteers to be masked, to encourage minimal personal contact and to limit items being touched by multiple people (including in our food service).

We support state and local COVID-19 guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated people, including with respect to isolation and quarantine, and self-exclusion when experiencing symptoms. Please consider your personal situation when deciding whether to attend the In-Person Experience for Leadership Institute.

For the most up-to-date guidance, visit the following helpful links:


We invite you to select lodging with one of our hotel partners, all of which are within 2 miles of the church.

Update as of 9/7/2021: Our Partner Hotel Room Blocks are full and past the deadline. The hotels may still have availability, just not at the Room Block price. Please contact them directly to inquire and book.

Element Hotel

(Walking distance to the church)

5022 W 137th St
Leawood, KS 66224

(913) 218-0900

King: $119
Double Queen: $139

Room Block Sold Out

Hampton Inn & Suites

7521 W 135th St
Overland Park, KS 66223

(913) 681-6600

King & Doubles: $99

Room Block Sold Out

Holiday Inn Express

7580 W. 135th St
Overland Park, Kansas 66223

(913) 681-8400

King & Doubles: $95

Room Block Sold  Out


We’ve heard from previous participants who have enjoyed their stay at nearby Airbnb or VRBO properties.

We do not endorse any particular properties, but if you consider Airbnb or VRBO, use Leawood, KS (66224) or Overland Park, KS in your search.

Airport & Transportation

Take a look at some tips for getting around Kansas City during your stay.

The nearest airport is Kansas City International Airport (MCI), which is located approximately 45 minutes from the church.

Church of the Resurrection does not provide transportation to and from the conference. You may rent a car at Kansas City International Airport or check their website for shuttle services. Uber and Lyft are also readily available in the metro area.

Be sure to select the Leawood location when entering into your navigation:
Church of the Resurrection, Leawood Campus Building B
5001 W 137th Street
Leawood, KS 66224
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Parking Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about attending Leadership Institute in person? See our FAQs here. If your question still isn't answered, please email us!

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Do you still have openings?

There is no capacity limitation for the Online Experience. The In-Person experience is limited to 500 participants. Openings are still available at this time.

If I participate In Person, do I still need to log in to the Online Experience platform?

Yes! As an In-Person participant, the Online Experience platform (mobile app) will be a valuable tool for you throughout and after the event. We invite you to follow instructions which will be emailed to all participants to log in to the Online Experience platform or download the mobile app. You will have access to the schedule, maps of the building, Breakout Workshop room numbers, speaker biographies and sponsor information through the app. You will also have the opportunity to connect with In Person and Online participants via Discussion Threads and Direct Messaging on the app.

After the event, you can log in to the Online Experience app or website to access the On Demand Replay of any of the General Sessions or Breakout Workshops.

Can you accommodate a dietary restriction?

You will have the option to choose a vegetarian meal or a gluten sensitive meal during the registration process. While we recognize that there may be other dietary needs, we are unable to accommodate any other dietary restrictions at this time. Please plan accordingly. We appreciate your understanding.

Will childcare be provided?

While children are a high priority at Church of the Resurrection, this is an adult training event and childcare is not available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Who can I contact if my question isn't answered here?

Email us at or call us at 913-232-4139. One of our ShareChurch teammates is happy to help you.

Did You Know?

Want your team back home to participate in Leadership Institute, too?

This year we're introducing WATCH PARTIES where you can gather up to 10 people to engage in the online conference together at your site. You will receive one login to the online experience platform to watch on the day of the event (for use on up to 2 screens).

Learn More

About Church of the Resurrection

We began in 1990 as a church for thoughtful people who were not actively involved in church. It was a place where they could become followers of Jesus Christ, grow in their faith, find meaningful relationships, and be sent out each week, inspired to serve God by serving others.

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection began with four people, and today more than 30,000 people worship with us in person, online and on television each week. We have five locations in the Kansas City area, each one sharing the same unified vision and heartbeat, but offering unique ministries in its own neighborhood.

Our PURPOSE is to build a Christian community where non- and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians.

Our VISION is to be used by God to change lives, strengthen churches and transform the world.

Our JOURNEY is to know, love and serve God.

Learn more at

One Conference, One Schedule

All times are Central Daylight Time.
Whether online or in-person, all participants will have the same schedule. Nationally renowned speakers will bring their unique insights to some of today's most significant issues for the church, and you’ll come away encouraged and empowered to lead your church forward.

Wednesday, Sept 29

6:30 pm

Opening Worship and General Session 1 - Adam Hamilton

Thursday, Sept 30

8:30 am

Online Sponsor and Community Engagement Time

9:00 am

General Session 2 - Kevin Murriel

10:15 am


10:45 am

General Session 3 - Savannah Kimberlin and Adam Hamilton

12:15 pm

Lunch (Lunch included for In Person Guests)

1:30 pm

Online Sponsor and Community Engagement Time

2:00 pm

Breakout Workshop 1

3:00 pm


3:30 pm

Breakout Workshop 2

4:30 pm

Dinner Break (Dinner included for In Person Guests)

6:30 pm

Optional Session: The Future of the United Methodist Church

Friday, Oct 1

8:30 am

Online Sponsor and Community Engagement Time

9:00 am

General Session 4 - Adam Hamilton

10:15 am


10:45 am

General Session 5 & Closing - Bob Goff

12:15 pm

Dismissal (Lunch included for In Person Guests)

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Register to Attend Online

We'll be posting more information about Leadership Institute on this website over the next few weeks, so check back soon to learn more!
Have a group of people watching online? Check out details Watch Parties!
What makes online participation special?
Access all sessions from any device – participate from your couch!
Online discussion threads, chat rooms and direct messages
Connect one-on-one with our amazing conference sponsors

To see the In-Person option, use slider button above.

Register to Attend In Person

The in-person event is limited to 500 participants.
While space is available
Young Adult (30 & under) Price is $129!
What makes in-person participation special?
Take a deeper dive with keynote speakers during lunchtime bonus talks
Receive two lunches, one dinner, and refreshments during breaks
Reunite face-to-face with your network of church leader colleagues

To see the Online option, use slider button above.
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