Equipping, Inspiring and Encouraging

A Day for Annual Conferences to Focus on
Leadership, Preaching and Evangelism

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection’s annual Leadership Institute is equipping, inspiring and encouraging pastors and local church leaders with practical ideas and leadership insights. Now you can bring Leadership Institute to your Annual Conference.

Adam Hamilton, founding pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, will be offering one-day leadership training opportunities to be held as a part of your Annual Conference. The goal of this day-long event is to be a catalyst or launch-pad for those Annual Conferences that have made evangelism a priority for the coming year. By holding this event in the midst of the Annual Conference session, the conference has the opportunity to ensure that every pastor and lay member from every congregation is able to participate. 

Adam Hamilton

Rev. Adam Hamilton is the founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas.  He grew up in the Kansas City area.  He earned a B.A. degree in Pastoral Ministry from Oral Roberts University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.

Adam has received the Denman Award in Evangelism, and the Circuit Rider Award for excellence in church leadership.  He was named Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church by the Foundation for Evangelism, and he was named one of the "Ten People to Watch in America's Spiritual Landscape" by Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.  He currently serves as the Chair of the Board at Saint Paul School of Theology.  He lectures on leadership, evangelism and preaching across the country.

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection has grown from four people in 1990 to more than 16,000 adult members with an average weekly worship attendance of more than 8,600 in 2011. The church was listed as the most influential mainline church in America in a 2005 survey of American pastors.