*Kingdom Fellowship Weekend* exists to promote Biblical Christianity in an era marked with apathy and compromise. Our heart-cry is to "continue steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers." Our passion is to return to the historical Anabaptist focus of total surrender to King Jesus and to embrace this lifestyle within our local church communities.
We endeavor to do this by encouraging revival, fervent prayer, surrender to Jesus, and by providing a forum for Biblical teaching for those who desire to live as disciples of Christ. We want this event to be a place where Kingdom-minded Christians from various backgrounds can meet one another for edification and encouragement. We especially want to encourage those who are new to embracing the teachings of Jesus and provide fellowship for them in the journey.
We are committed to a Christian expression that is Christ-centered, Scripture-based, and Kingdom-focused, specifically as modeled by the Anabaptist tradition. Although *Kingdom Fellowship Weekend* is organized and sponsored by conservative Anabaptists, our vision is to build bridges among all true followers of Jesus. We welcome all who, as we, are praying "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven."
"The Church That Overcomes Satan" by Joel Martin
In this message, Joel Martin challenges us to consider three prophetic keys that are absolutely essential for those of us who hope to overcome the accuser of the brethren. How will the victorious saints overcome the devil? Let’s learn together how we will be able to conquer that great dragon of whom the Scriptures say, “Woe unto you ye inhabitants of the earth for the devil is come down unto you having great wrath!”
"Prepare for Battle" by Sam Stoltzfus
How can we be a church not just in name, but in holiness, and in the character of God? Is the church of Jesus Christ prepared to face her battles? Do we know who our enemy is? Are we unified against our enemy? Are we winning our battles?
A soldier for King Jesus must have complete surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We serve our Captain Jesus. Jesus is the Author and Finisher of our faith. If we want to stand in the time of testing, trials, and temptation we must put on the whole armor of God.
If we want to know how to win the battles ahead of us, we must know whose side we are on, who is on our side, and who our enemy is.
The question is not if temptations will come, the question is, “When temptations come are you prepared to stand?”
"God’s Blueprint for Heaven on Earth" by Kevin Brechbill
We all yearn to witness the realization of heaven on earth, but the question remains: How does this transformation occur? Does God suddenly change us into completely new Christlike people? Will it come with a group of averagely good individuals? Or will heaven truly come to earth only when we as individuals and churches press into intentional growth into mature Christians.
This message presents and emphasizes the importance of Christlike maturity becoming an intentional pursuit of every individual and the core passion of each church. Maturity serves as the gateway to building trust, which is the currency of credibility for both individuals and churches. It creates an avenue for churches to experience sustainability and longevity.
"God’s Equipment for Building His Church" by Raymond Glick
In his call for the church to “lengthen the tent cords and strengthen the stakes,” Raymond Glick points to the need for brotherhoods to identify the gifts individuals have been given, to bless and encourage the use of those gifts, and for leaders to delegate responsibility to gifted members.
"Q&A: God’s Equipment for Building His Church - Panel Discussion" by Raymond Glick, Kevin Brechbill and Micah Hozen
Raymond Glick, Kevin Brechbill and Micah Hozen discuss and take audience questions raised by the message on “God’s Equipment for Building His Church.” Panel discussion moderated by Andrew Kurtz.
"Spiritual Preparation for Kingdom Work" by Elisha Byler
Elisha Byler emphasizes personal surrender and the practice of spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, and Bible reading. These practices fortify us for the experiences in kingdom work that feel like going through a meat grinder.
Intro sounds could be improved
For those wondering: I think the intro is supposed to be a typewriter. My brother says it sounds like rats in the barn. My dad says it sounds like marbles rolling down a pipe.