Perkins Lectures






2014 Perkins Lectures: Adam Hamilton

The Perkins Lectures proudly announces Reverend Adam Hamilton will speak at this year’s event, May 19th and 20th. He is the founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. Launched in 1990, the church is the largest United Methodist Church in the United States with an average weekend attendance of 8,600.

The church’s congregation has a three-fold focus:  Connecting with thinking people and inviting them to become followers of Jesus Christ, engaging in acts of justice and mercy in the community, and working to renew the United Methodist Church.

Hamilton was named one of the “Ten people to watch in America’s spiritual landscape” by Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. For his work in racial reconciliation Adam was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award. Named United Methodist Person of the Year for 2012 by the United Methodist Reporter for his leadership within the United Methodist Church. He’s received numerous other awards for community service.

Adam has written over 15 books and several small group studies. His newest book, Making Sense Of The Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today, was released March 18, 2014.

Dates and Times:

  • Monday, May 19 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 20 11:00 am & 7:00 pm

Adam’s presentations will be based on his new book, Making Sense Of The Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today.

Missions Event

Tuesday, May 20 3:00-5:00 pm

You are invited to attend a Missions event before the  Tuesday evening lecture. We are partnering with Stop Hunger Now to package meals for families in need. “Each six-serving bag produced by Stop Hunger Now volunteers includes rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix with 21 essential vitamins and minerals.” (from Please visit their website to learn more about their story, and stop by the Rec. Lobby (click for a church map) between 3:00 and 5:00 pm to help out!

Tuesday Evening Dinner

Tuesday, May 20 5:30 pm

Everyone is welcome to join us for a meal and fellowship before the Tuesday evening lecture. There is no cost to eat; however, donations will be accepted for our Missions work. Please RSVP here by May 17 so we know how much food to prepare.


For more about the Perkins Lectures, see About the Perkins Lectures and Previous Perkins Lecturers.