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Kingdom Fellowship Weekend

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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 provid ...
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What is the mission of the Church? What does God want to see from us as Christians? The church has withstood many adversities throughout its history, and there have always been true followers of Jesus that have carried His message to the world. God has always had a remnant of people who have carried the faith further. Listen as brother Trent shows …
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Self-denial. It sounds like a very negative thing. But is it? What is Gelassenheit? What does it take for brothers to have Brotherhood Agreements? What does it take to live in true Community as Jesus intended? What does it mean to deny self? Why should I deny self? Why is it necessary to submit my life to other members in the church? These question…
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What are some distractions and temptations the church is facing today? Join these four men along with Nathan Overholt as they wrestle with these four topics relevant to our day. "Are you infinitely distracted," Trent Eikenberry asks us, "with up to the minute news from the other side of the world?" He suggests that this relatively new phenomenon is…
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How much do you want to get done in life? How can we be useful vessels that God can use to get a lot done in His kingdom? Self-control, one of the fruits of the Spirit, is an essential element in our lives if we want to be fruitful Christians. We make a firm decision, and the Holy Spirit gives us the power to live it out. Spiritual disciplines such…
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In architecture, pillars provide crucial strength and stability to buildings that can last for generations. In the same way, any enduring church needs members who are faithful ‘pillars’ that others can rely on (Galatians 2:9). Brother Philip Showalter shares six simple steps to becoming a pillar in the church. Open transparency in the brotherhood B…
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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 …
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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 Jesu…
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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 growt…
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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.By Kingdom Fellowship Weekend
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Andrew V. Ste. Marie paints a powerful picture of the dedication and desperation that powered the spread of God's kingdom in the days of the early Anabaptists. Andrew calls us to cultivate faithful communities that shine a welcoming light into the darkness around us. This message was given at the Church Growth Seminar 2023, which is a segment organ…
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Let All Things Now Living Katherine K. Davis, 1892-1980 Descant by Tom Fettke, 1941- © Word Music, LLC (ASCAP) and Integrity’s Hosanna! Music (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved. Used by permission. 1 Let all things now living a song of thanksgiving To God the Creator triumphantly raise; Who fashioned and made us, protected and stayed us, Who still guides…
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Blessed Are They Who Will Trust in the Lord Friedrich Munz, 1865-1916 Tr. Dan Nickel, 1993 Words & music © Copyright 2010 by Larry K. Nickel. Used by permission. Sorry, verse 1 and 2 are not recorded. 1 Blessed are they who will trust in the Lord Who offers us love and grace. Almighty Pow’r, every foe is subdued He saves us in wondrous ways. Chorus…
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Bread for the Journey Bret Hesla Copyright 1990 Bret Hesla. Posted by permission of Augsburg Fortress. 1 Give us bread for the journey. Give us bread. Give us bread for the journey. Give us bread. When our feet are getting heavy And we’re hanging down our heads, Give us bread for the journey. Give us bread. 2 Guide our way as we travel. Guide our w…
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Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing Robert Robinson, 1735-1790 1 Come, thou Fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing thy grace; Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet, Sung by flaming tongues above. Praise the mount I’m fixed upon it Mount of God’s redeeming love. 2 Here I raise my Ebe…
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Lord, in the Fullness of My Might Thomas H. Gills, 1819-1906 1 Lord, in the fullness of my might, I would for Thee be strong; While runneth o’er each dear delight, To Thee should soar my song. 2 I would not give the world my heart, And then profess Thy love; I would not feel my strength depart, And then Thy service prove. 3 I would not with swift-w…
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The Music of Heaven Elisha A. Hoffman, 1839-1929 1 The music of heaven is sweeter in measure And purer in every strain, Than the music of earth, tho’ it fills us with pleasure, As it thrillingly rolls over valley and plain. Chorus: Oh, music of heaven So rich and so sweet; Oh, joy that it brings us! So full and complete. 2 The music of heaven is gr…
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Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915 1 Jesus, keep me near the cross, There a precious fountain; Free to all, a healing stream, Flows from Calv’ry’s mountain. Chorus: In the cross, in the cross Be my glory ever, Till my ransomed soul shall find Rest beyond the river. 2 Near the cross, a trembling soul, Love and mercy found me; T…
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I Would Love Thee Madame Guyon, 1648-1717 1 I would love Thee, God and Father! My Redeemer, and my King! I would love Thee; for without Thee Life is but a bitter thing. 2 I would love Thee; ev’ry blessing Flows to me from out Thy throne; I would love Thee; —he who loves Thee Never feels himself alone. 3 I would love Thee; look upon me, Ever guide m…
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Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun Isaac Watts, 1719 1 Jesus shall reign where’er the sun Does its successive journeys run; His kingdom stretch from shore to shore, Till moons shall wax and wane no more. 2 To him shall endless prayer be made, And praises throng to crown His head. His name like sweet perfume shall rise With every morning sacrifice. …
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Come, We That Love the Lord Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 1 Come, we that love the Lord, And let our joys be known; Join in a song with sweet accord, Join in a song with sweet accord, And thus surround the throne, And thus surround the throne. Chorus: We’re marching to Zion, Beautiful, beautiful Zion; We’re marching upward to Zion, The beautiful city of G…
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Great Is Thy Faithfulness Thomas Obediah Chisholm, 1866-1960 1 Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father There is no shadow of turning with Thee Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be. Chorus: Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see All I have nee…
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O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus Samuel Trevor Francis, 1834-1925 1 O the deep, deep love of Jesus, Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free, Rolling as a mighty ocean In its fullness over me. Underneath me, all around me, Is the current of Thy love; Leading onward, leading homeward, To my glorious rest above. 2 O the deep, deep love of Jesus, Spread His pr…
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Drawing on the prophetic vision of the kingdom of God as illustrated in Psalm 48, Nathan Yoder calls for a close inspection of God’s design, as the Psalmist says: Walk about Zion, And go all around her. Count her towers; Mark well her bulwarks; Consider her palaces; That you may tell it to the generation following. For this is God, Our God forever …
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Thomas’ words to his fellow-disciples, “Let us go with Him that we may die also,” once spoken in fatalistic tones, took on a new and exciting perspective for the apostles after Jesus’ resurrection. In this presentation, Ken Miller shares a graphic, historical profile of the crucifixions of Stephen, James son of Zebedee, Philip, James “the Lesser,” …
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Brothers Ken Miller, Barry Grant, Zack Johnson, and John D. Martin discuss what issues must be pursued with wholehearted conviction, with no regard to the cost. Panel discussion moderated by Brother Paul Shirk. How do we prepare to suffer for the cause of Christ? Peter tells us, “Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yours…
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In this presentation, Barry Grant offers a Scriptural basis for loving our enemies, combined with stories from his personal experience interacting with gangleaders in Haiti. Theories of enemy-love are great over the coffee table, but is that the best way to prepare to rightly respond when a gun is on your forehead? What is the one tool the evil one…
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Janie Wagoner touched on several different crosses we face as women, including marriage, singlehood, and loss of health. However, the crosses we face in life are not the end. A quote from her experience with her daughter’s death from a heart defect, “God chose not to heal [my daughter’s] heart, but He can heal our hearts.” Janie shares personal exp…
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Christ calls his followers to a radical approach to sacrificial peacemaking that expects persecution, surrenders rights, and will sacrifice all for just one soul. In this talk Zack Johnson explores the question “what is peacemaking?” – he introduces the “four quadrants of Peace” to understand different approaches to peace and concludes that NO BLOO…
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Have you ever wondered what the kingdom of God is? It was the greatest theme of Jesus’ preaching, but today is often misunderstood by Christians. This is tragic, because a genuine expression of God’s kingdom on earth is the primary way a broken world will come to know Him. In this message, Brother John D. Martin explains these vital elements of the…
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In this presentation, Barry Grant gives a rousing call to awake from spiritual slumber. Sleeping is tricky: you can accidentally fall asleep, and you cannot wake yourself up. We talk the talk, we sing the songs, and we pray the prayers – but where is God? With Judgment Day honesty, are you confident Jesus will not deem you lukewarm on the last day?…
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The way of the cross is more than historic drama that occurred on a hill far away. It’s more than a conflict of conscience because of the terribly large discrepancy between Christ’s holy standard and one’s faulty example of it. Something must happen to us on the cross. It must be the position of our faith to die on the cross.…
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How can callings contribute to good team relationships and how can they hinder good working relationships? Should a team screen those who want to join the team? What are some good questions that team members should ask each other before committing themselves to each other? What stages do teams often go through before they become productive and effe…
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From which three groups do churches grow their numbers? What principles should churches keep in mind as they seek to grow their churches? What should churches avoid and what should they concentrate on if they want their church to reflect a cross section of the local population? This message was given at the Church Growth Seminar 2022, which is a se…
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What kind of heart and character is necessary to be effective in spreading the Gospel in countries with high rates of property. Can people communicate the Gospel of Jesus in other places if they don’t do it at home in their own neighborhoods. And what Gospel and worldview should we make known anyway? This message was given at the Church Growth Semi…
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In this sermon, Brother Finny Kuruvilla delivers a powerful message to the church of today. The framework of his sermon is the Beatitudes. The picture he paints is that of Jesus standing with His hand on your head giving you a blessing as a result of you keeping the Beatitudes. If you or your church is struggling to receive the blessing and glory o…
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In this sermon, Brother Dale Heisey of Costa Rica delivers a powerful 21st century message on structure and life. Is kingdom building possible without structure? Is life itself possible without structure? Brother Dale preaches a clear message on a foundational principle every believer should hear and every church cannot live without.…
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Brothers Patrick Matthews, Mark Yoder, Wolfgang Miggiani, and Tim Kuepfer discuss their experiences in restoring life to broken situations. Panel discussion moderated by Brother Joe Kurtz. Helping the Homeless A few losses that cause a downward spiral in some people’s lives are the loss of loved ones or the loss of a job which can cause the loss of…
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Two months before sharing this message at Kingdom Fellowship Weekend, Brother Mark Yoder was struggling to breathe in the Covid unit of a Costa Rican hospital. God answered many prayers to restore him to health! Brought back from the brink of eternity, Brother Mark gives an impassioned call for men to dedicate their youth for what’s truly important…
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Sister Deborah Bercot shares that we are in the school of God and what we choose to learn now, takes us into eternity. No matter our age, we all have something to grow or improve in. Our response to the beauty of life should be with love, forgiveness, submission and a pure heart. (Admin note: We apologize for the poor sound quality for those who we…
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“Our families are one of the most powerful testimonies we have for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” The purpose of our families is to show the love of God in human relationships! Sharing from his own life, and his more than thirty years of counseling first-generation Christian families in Latin America, Brother Mark Yoder shows us how the power of the …
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How does the Resurrection of Jesus Christ “inaugurate” Him as King of kings and why is the resurrection central to our faith? Can the resurrection be documented historically, and if so, how? What was the central message of the Apostles? Listen to this rousing message and be inspired to press forward in overcoming personal struggles and advancing th…
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In this midnight message Brother Finny Kuruvilla gives a clear warning to the professing Christian community. Observing the text of Ezekiel 37 and the vision of dry bones Finny points out the disconnection, disjointedness, and dry deadness pictured in the valley. Is this a picture of my life or the life of my community? Listen to this message to fi…
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From the perspective of eternity, our life is only a mist that will soon vanish away – so what is its purpose? When John said, “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life” he was not talking about physical life or consciousness; he was talking about something more. From the first century, Jesus brings His fo…
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God gifts the church with different gifts. In this message Brother Eric Shorey looks at the church in the book of Acts and gleans teaching from the epistles to show how God gave a variety of gifts to the church. He also shows how those called of God worked together at bringing people into the church and making disciples. This message lays a good fo…
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Brother Daryl Witmer, a missionary from South America, identifies issues that are encountered in trying to reach the unreached. He addresses such things as cultural misunderstandings, recognizing cultural clash and preparing for it, looking at what can be done toward accessing unreached people, and how to send native people back to their villages t…
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What is the vision for having a Christian school in an urban or church plant setting? What are the challenges and blessings? What influences might children from Christian homes need to face from peers that have a very different home life? Brother Dwight Nisly, a veteran intercity teacher and administrator shares from his years of experience. This m…
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Through stories and illustrations, Brother Ken Miller shares a three-fold burden for anyone who hopes to be involved in evangelism, disciple-making, and church planting. The need for true discipleship to be taught. The importance of learning from history. The value of hearing from experienced church planters among us. This message was given at the …
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Have you ever wrestled with the role of politics and culture in advancing God’s kingdom? The Apostle Paul answers these questions with a call to “the ministry of reconciliation” and a profound political analogy! What is the message should Christians be communicating to the world? This message was given at the Church Growth Seminar 2021, which is a …
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