Kingdom Fellowship Weekend 2020

Kingdom Fellowship Weekend 2020 was hosted as live online event on August 21-23, 2020.

Brochure: See 2020 PDF brochure.

Theme: “Rise Up, O Man of God”

“Rise up, O men of God!
His Kingdom tarries long:
Bring in the day of brotherhood,
And end the night of wrong.”

William Merrill
2020 KFW theme
Due to COVID-19 and the mandates surrounding that, the in-person event had been cancelled. Instead we joined our audience through a live online event.

As a planning team, one of our prayers each year is that if God has something different for us that He would show us that. We are living in unprecedented times. Seismic changes have occurred in the last six months and so much is happening right now. Men’s hearts are failing because of fear. But God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).

We have sensed God calling us to engage with our audience using an online format of messages that are applicable to the issues that the church and our world is currently facing. These messages were shared live online over three evenings, Friday – Sunday, August 21, 22, and 23.

  • The Rise and Fall of Civilizations: What Can History Teach Us? by Melvin Lehman - Starting with establishing the centrality of Christ, Melvin Lehman then reflects on historical lessons for our generation. What can we learn from Biblical and contemporary examples of revival? How do the four eras of peace illustrate the sovereignty of God? With stories and illustrations, the timeline from Christ to the Reformation to the present time… ...
  • The Problem of Pain – part 1 by Bill Shiley - Why is there pain in the world if God is good? If God could part the Red Sea, raise the dead, and stop the lion’s mouths, why did He let this happen to me? Does God really care about me? Why should I serve, let alone love Someone who, by all appearances, stands by and… ...
  • Racism and Civil Unrest: The Christian’s Response? by Finny Kuruvilla - In a time of national reckoning when racism dominates the media, this message presents a unique perspective that God's people are challenged to embrace. How should followers of Jesus respond to the polemic positions of individualism versus structuralism? How can Antioch be a lesson for the church today? Is peacemaking an escape from conflict, or… ...
  • The Problem of Pain – part 2 by Bill Shiley - Why is there pain in the world if God is good? If God could part the Red Sea, raise the dead, and stop the lion’s mouths, why did He let this happen to me? Does God really care about me? Why should I serve, let alone love Someone who, by all appearances, stands by and… ...
  • Church of God, Awake! Arise! by Donald Brechbill - Starting with the imperative of genuine love, Brother Donald Brechbill speaks of the church's interaction with society in three different ways: as a presence in society,as a voice in society, andas a person in society. Using personal examples, historical illustrations, and Jesus' interaction with humanity, he asks us to consider how our efforts of reaching… ...

John Byler family

We were also privileged to have the John Byler family share several songs prior to each session of Kingdom Fellowship Weekend 2020. Thanks, Bylers, that was a blessing!

  • Army of People by John Byler family - There's an army of people they're marching onTheir faces like flint but their hearts are warmIt's the army of God in an end time warThey've got a lot of scars but they just don't care'Cause they've set their hearts on a battle wonAnd they'll give their lives for a victor's crownYou can hear them shout… ...
  • Behold Our God by John Byler family - Who has held the oceans in His hands?Who has numbered every grain of sand?Kings and nations tremble at His voice,All creation rises to rejoice. Refrain:Behold our God seated on His throne,Come, let us adore Him!Behold our King! Nothing can compare,Come, let us adore Him! Who has given counsel to the Lord?Who can question any of… ...
  • Tools for the Task by John Byler family - I’m a tool for the taskOf the Master’s Great CommissionHe said "Go ye into all the world."I have a voice to tell the storyAnd eyes to see the hurtingAnd arms that I can open wide in love. So let my eyes see the one who walks in darknessAnd let my arms reach out to love… ...
  • God Our Refuge by John Byler family - God, our refuge when in trouble, God, our strength when death is near;Though the earth should quake and tremble, yet Thy servants need not fear;Though the waters roar and tempest, mountains fall into the sea:Oh Father Thou are faithful, there is refuge ‘neath Thy wings. There’s a peaceful river flowing through this wild tempest’ous landWhere… ...
  • Bright New World by John Byler family - Some day a bright new wave will break upon the shoreAnd there will be no sickness, no more crying, no more warAnd little children never will go hungry any moreAnd there will be a bright new morning over there.There'll be a bright new world for us to share. Some day there'll be an end to… ...
  • Who Is on the Lord’s Side? by John Byler family - Who is on the Lord's side? who will serve the King?Who will be His helpers, other lives to bring?Who will leave the world's side? Who will face the foe?Who is on the Lord's side? Who for Him will go?By Thy call of mercy, by Thy grace divine,We are on the Lord's side; Savior, we are… ...

We hope you have been encouraged, challenged, and strengthened.