Our core mission is the Great Commission, represented by numerous specific commands of Christ. Jesus was sent to preach the Kingdom (Luke 4:43) and He did just that (Matthew 4:23). He commanded His followers go out two by two proclaiming the Kingdom (Luke 10). He said to preach the gospel to all creation (Mark 16:15). He told us that the end will not come until the Gospel of the Kingdom is preached to the entire world (Matthew 24:14). Therefore, that is what we do!
Preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom is central to our mission. But as you will see, it is just the beginning. Our evangelism is implemented in three ways; the first is putting Luke 10 into practice by sending teams of two out into the village with much prayer, seeking out the “man of peace.” When this receptive person becomes evident, we share the message of the Two Kingdoms, then prepare them for baptism by teaching this booklet. After their surrender, confession, repentance and baptism, we continue sending teachers to disciple them, to help them to share the Gospel of the Kingdom with folks in their sphere of influence (friends, family, and neighbors) and to stand up a fellowship in their home.
Method two is street evangelism. Gifted evangelists draw a crowd simply by sharing the Kingdom message publicly. Those who respond are pulled aside and taught in greater depth in smaller groups or more personally in their homes. Just as with the Luke 10 method, a home fellowship is then started surrounding a strong new disciple.
Method three is relational evangelism. Our churches prove to be salt and light in their respective areas. By assisting the needy and hosting visitors during weekly meetings, many interested “spectators” are taught and brought into the Kingdom. We add multiple disciples weekly just through this method.
Our objectives with evangelism are two-fold and are clearly set forth in Scripture: rescuing people from darkness that they may enter Christ’s Kingdom (Colossians 1:13-14) and making disciples and teaching them to obey ALL that Jesus commanded (Matthew 28:19-20). Therefore, entering the Kingdom is only the beginning of true evangelism!
The new disciples must be taught, taught, and taught some more. We start them off with the very basic Commands of Christ. We send teachers from the “Antioch,” or sending church, to stand up and strengthen the fledgling fellowships. This task is not for the faint-hearted. Just as Jesus demonstrated in the parable of the four soils (Matthew 13, Mark 4, and Luke 8), many who receive the Kingdom do not persevere unto fruitfulness. And unfortunately, it takes a long time to see whether or not a tree bears good fruit.
Our field churches are established and taught in accordance with the teachings and practices set forth in the New Testament. Teaching them What the Bible Says About Church gives them a good foundation. In time, leadership emerges and is ordained. We recognize three types of leaders: itinerant leaders (apostles, evangelists, and teachers) and two types of local leaders (elders/bishops/pastors and deacons).
We also “spread the Word” by providing disciples with Bibles in local languages and with other resources through our publishing ministry. We are actively writing, publishing, and translating vital resources to strengthen our disciples (and interested followers of the mission). Multiple disciples work full-time to translate the most important resources: Kingdom books, Ante-Nicene writings, and selected Anabaptist materials. It is a very arduous task, but it is bearing much fruit.
KDM has also stood up two libraries: one for local disciples and one for area pastors. These libraries have a wealth of Kingdom resources as well as many practical and academic resources.