Spreading Life in a Culture of Death — Panel Discussion

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 their housing. Some of these stabilizing factors in a person’s life are flimsy at best, and the tipping point is always just around the next corner. Instability seeks stability, but stability avoids those who are in instability. So how do we find a way to bridge the gap for those who have struggled from some overwhelming circumstances and fall out from a lifestyle that began by their own separation from God? Come help me find a new way of loving as Jesus did.

Patrick Matthews

Loving the Fatherless

We all need a father figure in our lives. What does a father provide? So many don’t have a father. How can we lead others to find our real Father that supplies all our needs?

Mark Yoder

Exposing Unethical Vaccines

A number of modern vaccines used aborted fetal tissue in their development and production decades ago. How far should we as Christians accept the faint ripples of those remote abortions that occurred in the distant past for the sake of the public good and safety today? Find out how we can still follow the principles of Romans 12:9 by showing our sincere love and concern for others, abhorring that which is evil, and clinging to that which is good.

Wolfgang Miggiani

Fighting Addictions

All addictions are sin; some are particularly destructive to our bodies, but ALL can be overcome by God’s grace. Pornography and other sexual sins have a giant and deadly foothold in our Churches; they are a noose that is strangling our spiritual life. Thus, we must take decisive action steps to provide a space for healing.

Tim Kuepfer

Resource: Tools for Developing Sexual Integrity by Tim Kuepfer

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A Fruitful Life

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 in life. There’s no honor or glory in just following the crowd. Aim higher!  Strive with all your heart to fulfill your unique mission from the King!

Sometimes we can feel that our life’s ‘unchangeables’ hinder our usefulness, but the secret to fruitfulness is to “be what Jesus would be in your body.” And “If you are what Jesus wants you to be right now, there’s no telling where He’s going to take you in the future!”

The Kingdom of God is people! So how we care for people is of utmost importance. Learn how to use difficult relationships as priceless opportunities to grow in being like Jesus.

The future of the church depends on young men who embrace the joy of giving their all for Christ and His Church! Young men who are outstanding in their values. Young men who are prepared to endure suffering in the advancement of the Kingdom. Rise up, O men of God!

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Family Life

“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 resurrected Jesus brings Life in our homes.

What we want in our families more than anything else is the presence of God, and the blessing of the Holy Spirit. And to experience that, we need to crucify the flesh through the work of the Holy Spirit, so that we can truly love. The success of a man or a woman is measured by their relationships. And it’s never too late to turn from conflict and carnality to pursue God’s beautiful design for the family. Today is the day to choose Life!

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Challenges and Rewards for Church Planters in Latino Culture

In this message, Brother Mark Yoder identifies aspects of Latino culture that contribute to a fuller understanding of how the Gospel should be lived and spread. What do healthy brotherhoods, steadfast commitment to following Jesus, and sharing the Gospel look like in Central and South America? How might North Americans may need to change their thoughts and practices to relate well to Latino people. Mark’s years of ministry paint a real picture of the challenges and rewards of disciple-making in the regions he is familiar with.

This message was given at the Church Growth Seminar 2021, which is a segment organized by the Church Planters’ Forum.

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A Biblical View of Missions

In this topic, Brother Mark Yoder, a pastor and church overseer, shares a topic that is dear to his heart. In this topic he addresses questions such as…  What does a biblical church look like? Who do we look to as our model? How can we build solid churches on scriptural principles? Mark’s involvement in church planting for many years has given him a wealth of experience.

This message was given at the Church Growth Seminar 2021, which is a segment organized by the Church Planters’ Forum.

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