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Kingdom Heart Ministries: Fruit of Discipleship

Founders of Kingdom Heart Ministries, Jan and Wayne Knurr. (Click to enlarge)In previous posts Andrew has shared his vision for the direction of Andrew Wommack Ministries and Charis Bible College (CBC), which is to fulfill God's call to make disciples (2 Timothy 2:2). With each passing year the fruit of CBC becomes more evident as the students take what they have learned and establish the new ministries to which they have been called. Kingdom Heart Ministries, founded by Wayne and Jan Knurr, is one such organization.

The Knurrs had been living lives committed to the Lord for more than a decade, when Wayne began having the desire to attend bible college. As the Knurrs explored the options from their home in Ripon, Wisconsin, friends in Colorado were praying for them, and felt led to send information to Wayne and Jan about Colorado Bible College (now known as Charis Bible College). This was the Knurrs introduction to Andrew's ministry.

CBC Graduate and Dean of Students for CBC Colorado, Wayne Knurr (Click to enlarge)Upon reading the information contained in the packet their friends had sent, and listening to the teaching from the various ministers on the introductory tape, the Knurrs knew without a doubt that Wayne would be attending CBC. "There was more life spoken on that tape than [we had heard] the previous seven years combined in our small town church. I knew this was the place the Holy Spirit had chosen for me to prepare for ministry," Wayne said.

Wayne completed his first year classes using the CBC correspondence program. In June of 1998, Wayne, Jan and their two daughters, then ages eight and five, moved to Colorado Springs for Wayne's second-year studies. Wayne completed the program and graduated in May of 1999. Later in 2000, Wayne was ordained by Andrew, Linus LeFever and Don Krow.

Jan Knurr leading praise and worship. Jan's third worship CD is due to be released in March of 2011. (Click to enlarge)The Knurr family returned to Wisconsin, and Wayne began ministering in a local church; however the Holy Spirit soon led Wayne back to Colorado to complete the optional third-year apprentice program at CBC. The Lord had revealed to Wayne that AWM was about to experience explosive growth and that He wanted Wayne to be part of the coming changes. Obedient to the Lord's leading, Wayne went back to CBC and served his apprenticeship; primarily under the guidance of Leon Matheny, the Dean of Students at the time. Toward the end of his apprenticeship, Wayne did not have clear direction for his next step in ministry, but later that year, Leon moved on from CBC and Andrew asked Wayne if he would take the position as the new Dean of Students. Honored, Wayne accepted his new ministerial role at CBC; an office he has held since 2002.

Wayne has been the Dean of Students at CBC Colorado since 2002.
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As Wayne prepared for ministry, Jan too, allowed the Holy Spirit to guide her in the use of her gifts. She has a special passion for leading praise and worship and for raising others to lead in the area of worship ministry. Jan also enjoys leading women's groups where she shares her revelation on relationship and intimacy with the Lord, and teaches on the topics of marriage and family.

Together, Wayne and Jan launched Kingdom Heart Ministries (KHM) in 2004. At the core of their ministry is the desire to equip, establish and exhort leaders in the church; edifying them through the five-fold ministry offices mentioned in the book of Ephesians. Jan and her worship team leading a women's conference in Colorado Springs. (Click to enlarge)The Knurrs emphasize Biblical instruction and healthy order within the church and its government, and they long to see all believers walking in the freedom the Lord has provided for them.

Today, in addition to Wayne's position with CBC, he and Jan travel throughout the United States and abroad ministering through praise and worship and sharing the Word with individuals, churches, and other ministries. The Knurrs have successfully mentored and discipled many men and women in Kingdom principles and relationship with God. Through the Knurr's cooperation with The Holy Spirit, they have seen God’s mercy, grace, and faithfulness bring freedom to people’s lives.

For more information about the Knurr's ministry and upcoming conference schedule, visit the Kingdom Heart Ministries website.

Reader Comments (1)

We buried my dad yesterday at a glorious celebration with laughter, tears and praise to God. His favorite song was Are You Ready. He heard you play it at our CBC graduation and loved it. He tried and tried to get his praise team to play it for him. We even got the cord sherry from you, but they never did. Thank you for blessing my dad (and our whole family) with your music. Love you Wayne and Jan.

December 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSherri Bruce

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