Kingdom Fellowship Weekend 2024

Kingdom Fellowship Weekend 2024 is planned to be hosted at Roxbury Holiness Camp on Friday to Sunday, August 23–25, 2024.

Theme: “Salt and Light”

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden [. . .]

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Matthew 5:13–16

Though unclear in most modern English translations, Jesus teaches His disciples in Matthew 5 that you (plural, or you together) are salt and light! He also states that the way we will be salt and light is through our good works, and that this is the way the world around us will behold the glory of God.

What are these good works that Jesus refers to here? When studying a list of the miracles of Christ recorded in the Gospels, it can be seen that well over half of them had to do with real physical needs. Jesus also says later in the book of Matthew, “I was hungry… thirsty… a stranger… naked… sick… in prison.” The church is called to minister to these kinds of needs. God doesn’t call us to make a dichotomy between “spiritual ministry” and deeds of mercy or kindness within His kingdom.

At Kingdom Fellowship Weekend 2024, we would like to explore how the church can rise to the challenge of engaging society around us in tangible ways that bring the kingdom of God to earth. We are excited to announce this theme, and welcome you to come learn with us how we together can participate in the fulfillment of our Lord’s prayer, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

2024 KFW theme

Prepare your heart by memorizing Matthew 5 in the KJV or NKJV. 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 2024 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“Multiplication or Fragmentation: How to Develop Healthy and Helpful Relationships with Other Church Groups” –by Melvin Lehman, Guys Mills, Pennsylvania
  • 12:15“People of Integrity” –by Justin Wadel, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1:00 – Break
  • 1:15“Three Keys to Greatness in the Kingdom of God” –by Andrew Kurtz, Granby, Massachusetts
  • 2:00Panel Discussion on previous messages
    – Melvin Lehman, Guys Mills, Pennsylvania
    – Justin Wadel, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
    – Andrew Kurtz, Granby, Massachusetts
  • 2:30 – Dismissal

Lodging check-in open Friday 9:00–10:15 and 1:00–4:30.

Friday Evening/Night

  • 4:30 – Supper
  • 6:00 – Welcome, orientation, and worship
  • 6:15“Salt and Light: Engaging the World Through Hospitality and Business” –by Leo Eby, Beans Cove, 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
  • 9:30 – Night of Prayer, Exhortation, and Song
  • 11:00“The Sands of Time Are Sinking!” –by Isaac Zimmerman, Richmond, Kentucky

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“We Don’t Vote, Go to War, or Do Politics: What Do We Do?” –by Brandon Byler, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
  • 9:15 – Small group discussion and prayer
  • 10:15 – Brunch

Saturday Afternoon

  • 12:00 – Special singing
  • 12:15“A Biblical Response to Multidimensional Poverty” –by Pete Garber, Ellensburg, Washington
  • 1:00 – Fellowship or personal solitude
  • 3:00 – Women’s topic: “A Lover of Hospitality” –by Mary Ann Brechbill, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
    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 Pursuit of Purpose” –by Lamar Showalter, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
    to be held in the Tabernacle
  • 4:30 – Supper

Saturday Evening

  • 6:00 – Singing and Scriptural recital
  • 6:30 – Panel discussion: “Piercing the Darkness: Through Media, Business, Community Development, and Apologetics”
    Moderator: –Shawn Miller, State College, Pennsylvania
    Panelists: – “Media” by Melvin Lehman, Guys Mills, Pennsylvania
    – “Business” by Leo Eby, Beans Cove, Pennsylvania
    – “Community Development” by Pete Garber, Ellensburg, Washington
    – “Apologetics” by Kinley Coulter, Honey Grove, Pennsylvania
  • 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“Why Communism and Socialism Fail to Create Community: What Is the Answer?” –by Melvin Lehman, Guys Mills, Pennsylvania
  • 10:45 – Offering and singing
  • 11:00“God’s Kingdom in Conflict with Earthly Kingdoms” –by Kinley Coulter, Honey Grove, Pennsylvania
  • 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 Matthew 5 in the KJV or NKJV. 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 2024 is a separate event being held on Friday, August 23 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 2024 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

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Registration is open.

Event scheduled for August 23–25, 2024 in Orrstown, Pennsylvania.

Registration is required, even without lodging.

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.


Recordings

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