The Great Plains Resource Center provides quality contemporary resources for educational programs in the local church through an ecumenical partnership. Sponsoring denominations are the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples). In September 2013, the Kansas United Methodist Resource Center became part of the center and it was renamed.
There are more 2,500 video resources available for Bible study, small groups, men's groups, retreats, counseling, women's groups, confirmation, youth groups or Sunday School classes.
The Great Plains Resource Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m.
A congregation can choose to become a member for a one-time annual fee, or may pay on a per-use basis. The membership fee is based on the average worship attendance at the church, so small churches pay less than a large church. If a congregation only uses the resource center two or three times a year, then paying for each one that is ordered is a good option. If you would like to become a member, download the registration form or register online by selecting the button below.
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Topeka, KS 66615
What is shaking in your world? Possibly your future, your faith, your family, or finances? It's a shaky world out there. In Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado offers encouraging guidance for overcoming sadness and despair, renewing a sense of purpose, and triumphantly facing the fears of the future. The stories of the men and women in Scripture were different, but the theme was the same: they were People of the Promise. Because of God’s promises, Noah built an ark on dry land, Joshua claimed the Promised Land, David became king, Peter preached the first sermon, and John caught a glimpse of the future. Like them, we can also build our lives on God’s promises, and trust him to keep them.
The phrase “under the tree of life” conveys the promise of finding shelter, security, and rest in God’s love. DISCIPLE: Under the Tree of Life is a 32-week study of the Old Testament Writings, the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, James, Jude, and finally, Revelation. Participants will see the entire process of living toward final completion of rest and reward. A focus on the Psalms leads naturally to an emphasis on worship in this study.
Worship plays a central role in the Book of Revelation. Through a special video, Under the Tree of Life, participants will have an interactive, sensory experience of the Book of Revelation as worship. The Revelation video is intended to move Disciple participants beyond the usual understanding of the Book of Revelation.
This study by Amy-Jill Levine takes you back in time and explains how original audiences understood Jesus’ parables. Parables covered: Lost Sheep, Lost Coin, Lost Son; The Good Samaritan; The Pearl of Great Price; The Mustard Seed; The Laborers in the Vineyard; The Widow and the Judge.
You can find more resources by taking a look at The Great Plains Resource Center at www.gpResourceCenter.org. Please submit all resource request via the online request form.