Kingdom Fellowship Weekend 2023

Kingdom Fellowship Weekend 2023 is scheduled to be hosted at Roxbury Holiness Camp on Friday to Sunday, August 25-27, 2023.

Theme: “The Local Church: Faithful and Flourishing”

Then the Lord will create above every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and above her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night…

Isaiah 4:5a

An angel said to Zechariah, “Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls, because of the multitude of men and livestock in it. For I,’ says the LORD, ‘will be a wall of fire all around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.’ ”

Did you catch the grammatical oddity of that statement? The angel said, “Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns”—in the plural. In Zechariah’s day, Jerusalem was a city (singular). But the angel spoke of a day when the definition of Jerusalem would be changed.

The Lord goes on to say, “Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold, I am coming and I will dwell in your midst,” says the LORD. “Many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and they shall become My people. And I will dwell in your midst.”

Friends, we get to live in the day that was prophesied. Your local church is a “town without walls”. And we have been given a job—“that the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places.”

How will we accomplish this? How are we doing? This year, our theme is “The Local Church: Faithful and Flourishing.” Join us at Kingdom Fellowship Weekend to encourage one another in faithfulness to our mission and task of working faithfully together.

KFW 2023 theme

Prepare your heart by memorizing Psalm 127-128 and 132-133 in the KJV or NKJV—yes, four psalms! All those who memorize this passage will be given an opportunity to recite it together at the Saturday evening service.

Schedule of Events

Brochure: See 2023 PDF brochure.

Livestream: Go to Livestream page.

Friday Morning/Afternoon

Church Growth Seminar events are shown in green below.

Everyone is invited to attend Church Growth Seminar.
Learn more: What is Church Growth Seminar?

  • 10:15 – Brunch
  • 11:15 – Singing, announcements, and prayer
  • 11:30 – “How the Gospel Spread in 16th Century Europe” by Andrew V. Ste. Marie, Manchester, Michigan
  • 12:15 – “Spiritual Preparation for Kingdom Work” by Elisha Byler, Guagueyvo, Chihuahua, Mexico
  •  1:00 – Break
  •  1:15 – “Equipping for Ministry in the Church” by Raymond Glick, Palmer, Massachusetts
  •  2:00 – “Question and Answer period on Equipping for Ministry in the Church” by Andrew Kurtz, Granby, Massachusetts, and others
  •  2:30 – Dismissal

KFW lodging check-in opens at 12:00. Try to check-in by 4:30 supper.

Friday Evening/Night

  •  4:30 – Supper
  •  6:00 – Welcome, orientation, and worship
  •  6:15“God’s Blueprint for Heaven on Earth” by Kevin Brechbill, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
  •  7:00 – Divide into small groups for introductions, sharing on spiritual life, and prayer. We encourage all those age 16+ to join a group. Children accompany their parents.
  •  8:00 – Light snack and fellowship
  • 10:00 – Night of Prayer, Exhortation, and Song
  • 11:00“Prepare for Battle” by Sam Stoltzfus, Gap, Pennsylvania

Saturday Morning

  •  6:00 – Tabernacle open for quiet time of prayer and fellowship with God
  •  8:00 – Heart preparation and special singing
  •  8:15 – Worship and singing
  •  8:30“The Church That Overcomes Satan” by Joel Martin, State College, Pennsylvania
  •  9:15 – Small group discussion and prayer
  • 10:15 – Brunch

Saturday Afternoon

  • 12:00 – Special singing
  • 12:15“Becoming a Pillar in the Church” by Philip Showalter, Windsor, Kentucky
  •  1:00 – Fellowship or personal solitude
  •  3:00 – Women’s topic: “Spiritual Disciplines in the Context of Marriage and Motherhood” by Mariel Frost, Danville, Ohio
    to be held in Berean Center (childcare by fathers). There will be organized activities for children 5-14. Please bring them to the Check-in office at 2:45.
  •  3:00 – Youth topic: “The Practice of Spiritual Disciplines” by Elisha Byler, Guagueyvo, Chihuahua, Mexico
    to be held in the Tabernacle
  •  4:30 – Supper

Saturday Evening

  •  6:00 – Singing and Scripture recital
  •  6:30 – Panel discussion: “21st Century Temptations and Distractions Facing the Church”
    Moderator: Nathan Overholt, Hurricane Mills, Tennessee
    Panelists: -Kevin Brechbill, Philip Showalter, Trent Eikenberry, and Elisha Byler
  •  8:00 – Small group discussion and prayer
  •  9:00 – Youth chorus in the Tabernacle; join our chorister to prepare to sing several songs to the assembly Sunday morning. Please join promptly.

Sunday Morning

  •  8:00 – Continental breakfast
  •  9:30 – Heart preparation
  •  9:45 – Opening worship
  • 10:00“Gelássenheit, Community, and Brotherhood Agreements” by Dale Heisey, Woodbury, Tennessee
  • 10:45 – Offering and singing
  • 11:00“Fulfilling the Mission of the Church” by Trent Eikenberry, Arcanum, Ohio
  • 11:45 – Testimonies and singing

Sunday Afternoon

  • 12:30 – Lunch
  •  3:00 – Volunteers needed for cleaning the grounds. Please report to Check-in office promptly.
    Note: Review the cleaning list for your facilities, and return the keys to Check-in office before you leave.
    Campground open until dusk; feel free to stay for fellowship.

All attendees are welcome to participate in small groups at Kingdom Fellowship Weekend. Small groups are an important part of the weekend for fostering friendships and building relationships within the body of Christ. All those age 16+ are expected to join for a time of sharing and prayer; children accompany their parents.

Bring along folks from your church, a friend that you’re discipling, and a testimony of what God is doing in your life, as well as:

  • Bible, and notepad or journal
  • sleeping bag or bedding, pillow, towel
  • any snacks or extra food your family may want for the weekend
  • donation toward the expenses

Prepare your heart by memorizing Psalm 127-128 and 132-133 in the KJV or NKJV—yes, four psalms! All those who memorize this passage will be given an opportunity to recite it together at the Saturday evening service.

Church Growth Seminar

Church Growth Seminar 2023 is a separate event being held on Friday, August 25 at the same venue immediately prior to the opening of Kingdom Fellowship Weekend. This seminar will focus on growing the church by making disciples among the unsaved and the unchurched. This seminar is organized by the Church Planters’ Forum.

For more information, visit the Church Growth Seminar 2023 page.

Registration is required. Refer to the Registration section below.

Volunteers Needed

Kingdom Fellowship Weekend is built around the spirit of volunteerism. Every role is focused on serving Jesus and His kingdom in sacrificial ways. No one is being paid for their work.

We’re looking for volunteers, especially youth, from our audience to help in a range of ways. Please check out the ways in which you can contribute!

Registration and Lodging

free time lounging

Registration is required even without lodging.

Registration is open now.

Please register before August 6.

Opportunity will be given to contribute financially through freewill offerings towards the rental of the campground, food costs, and a love gift for the speakers.

The campground has multi-family cabins, dorms, hotel rooms, and tent / RV sites. Lodging accommodations are limited; please register well in advance.


Physical media for the audio recordings for both Kingdom Fellowship Weekend and Church Growth Seminar will be made available at the event:

  • CD (audio, not MP3) with individual message: $ 5 each
  • CD set (audio, not MP3) with all messages: $ 60 per set
  • USB flash drive (MP3) with all messages: $ 50 each
  • physical media listed above is also available after the event by ordering from Victory Music Services.

To be informed when audio and video recordings are available digitally online (free), please sign up for our email list (bottom of page).

Easy to find

The venue, Roxbury Holiness Camp, is conveniently located at:

13763 Cumberland Highway
Orrstown, PA 17244
Google Map directions