KMF Statement of Faith
The Bible is the very word of God; it is inerrant, infallible, inspired, and the final revelation of God to man. The Bible is fully authoritative providing the terms by which all the created universe must be interpreted, presenting to us the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and constituting the Divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice (2 Peter 1:21).
We believe there is only one true and living God, who is everlasting, infinite in power, wisdom and goodness; that He is the Creator of all things, visible and invisible, and Preserver of all things (Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:16). In the unity of this Godhead, there are three persons of one individual essence, who are co-equal, co-existent and co-eternal; namely, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16, 17; 28:18, 19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; John 1:1,2, 18; 10:33; 14:26; 15:26; Philippians 2:6; Hebrews 9:14). The Son is the eternally begotten of the Father, and accepted earthly limitations for the purpose of incarnation, being true God and true man; conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. He died upon the cross, the just for the unjust as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures. He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on High as our great High Priest, and He will return again to establish His Kingdom of righteousness and justice. The Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, Executive of the Godhead on earth, the Comforter sent by the Lord Jesus Christ to indwell, to guide and to teach the believer, and to convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment (John 16:8).
Man was created from the earth to have dominion over the earth. Man is a created being, made in the likeness and the image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world and all mankind inherited the guilt of sin and its corrupted nature (Romans 5:12). "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). "As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one" (Romans 3:10). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil, and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man to God (1 John 3:8).
Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, the second person in the Trinity (Godhead), existing from all eternity with the Father, fully equal with the Father; Who in the incarnation assumed a human nature. God, in His eternal purpose, chose His Son to be the mediator between God and man. Christ, as true Prophet, did reveal to man the will and word of God; as true Priest, did reconcile this world unto God by offering up Himself as the propitiatory sacrifice; and, as true King, did subdue, restrain, and conquer His people and all His enemies.
Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, was made under the law, did perfectly fulfill the law, suffered, was crucified, and died. He was buried yet saw no corruption; and on the third day, He arose from the dead. Jesus ascended into heaven where He lives to make intercession and from where He rules from the throne of David until all His enemies are made His footstool.
By his fall, Adam not only corrupted himself and all future generations, but also made necessary the infliction of the penalty of death. Man was morally polluted, guilty, and incapable of paying that debt. God chose to accept the unmerited sufferings of Christ as just equivalent for the suffering due to sinners. Jesus, discharging the penalty due man through His vicarious suffering and death, has fully satisfied the justice of His Father and has purchased reconciliation and an everlasting inheritance for His people.
Jesus restores man to holiness and life through His perfect obedience; the merits of Christ’s obedience are given to His people as their righteousness. Salvation is by grace; is wholly the gift of God received by faith. Good works are not meritorious ground but rather the fruit and proof of salvation.
The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, Who proceeded from the Father and The Son and Who is co-equal with the Father and The Son, does apply to us the redemption Christ purchased for us. The Spirit, working conviction of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and revealing the person and work of Jesus Christ, is the Agent of regeneration, sanctification, and preservation.
The Body of Christ consists of the whole number of God’s people, from all ages, gathered into one body under Christ’s headship. Endued with the power of the Holy Spirit, and commissioned to make disciples of all nations, the Church, God’s holy nation, is the steward of the Kingdom of God, proclaiming the Word, administering the sacraments (baptism and communion), and exercising discipline in terms of the Scripture.
The local church, which is also the body of Christ, is called to represent and embody God’s will and purpose in a community and minister Christ’s life to all who will respond to the proclamation of the Kingdom of God.
God has appointed a day wherein He will judge all men by His Son and destroy the last enemy (death) at the return of His Son.
The Bible teaches an optimistic eschatology and a blessed hope for His Church. We believe that the Triune God has reigned sovereignly as King of all creation throughout all time and that Jesus is the present King of kings and Lord of lords. We affirm that God’s active reign through Christ will increase until it is consummated at the actual, physical, and bodily second coming of Christ.
Some Doctrinal Emphases and Distinctives
We affirm the validity of spiritual (charismatic) gifts continuing until the consummation of the age. We believe the 5-fold gifts of Christ listed in Ephesians 4:11 will continue until the church is glorified at the second coming. We also believe that these 5-fold gifts are required to be in the local Body to govern and equip.
We believe the Kingdom of God is present and eternal. We affirm the Kingdom has come definitively in the Christ-Event (His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension); we believe that the Kingdom is coming progressively in history (like leaven in the lump and seed growing in the ground); and we believe the Kingdom will come consummately at the return of Christ.
We also believe marriage is between a man and a woman.
Our Personal Life
KMF is committed to Christ and His commands through radical obedience and deep devotion to prayer and His Word. We strive daily to stretch our faith and set an example of displaying relentless love through radical acts of forgiveness, humility and giving. The same way Jesus lived and laid down His life.
The KMF Values guide every aspect of our ministry. They are key for the Church Body to establish God’s Kingdom in the earth.
Devoted Jesus worshipers, in spirit and truth (John 4:23-24)
Create loving families inside our homes and amongst the Church Body
Spirit filled missionaries that expect the supernatural power of God
Embrace persecution because it brings glory to Jesus and edifies His Church
The KMF Leadership Qualities are required from our elders, small group leaders (deacons), ministers and ministry partners. We cannot bend in these foundational leadership qualities.
Character (1 Tim 3 & Titus 1)
Intimacy with Jesus
Humility (Galatians 5:13-26)
Servanthood (Matt 20:26-28)