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Monday
Feb142011

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.

Thursday
Aug122010

2010 Summer Family Bible Conference Review

During the last week of June families from all over the world gathered in Colorado Springs to attend Andrew's annual Summer Family Bible Conference.

Over the course of the five-day conference, Andrew shared the ministry platform at the Crowne Plaza Hotel with a large host of guest speakers including, the Director of AWM World Outreach, Wendell Parr; CBC-Colorado Intern Coordinator, Barry Bennett; CBC-Colorado Adjunct Instructor and Pastor of Charis Christian Center, Lawson Perdue; Director of CBC-Russia, Carrie Pickett; Director of AWM Uganda, Leland Shores and founder of Kingdom Life Ministries, Arthur Meintjes. Each of the speakers brought blessed messages and revelation of God's unconditional love to those in attendance.

Andrew teaching at the annual summer conference. (Click to enlarge)Andrew with David and Scott Forsyth after sharing Scott's healing testimony. (Click to enlarge)Aaron Perdue and Jamie Wommack leading a time of worship. (Click to enlarge)AWM's World Outreach Director, Wendell Parr. (Click to enlarge)Staff and guests busy at the registration table. (Click to enlarge)The product resource tables were well stocked. (Click to enlarge)Andrew quoting Scripture in front of a full house. (Click to enlarge)The brightness of God's little children.
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Andrew had the opportunity to minister to the youth. (Click to enlarge)Founder of Kingdom Life Ministries, Arthur Meintjes. (Click to enlarge)Carrie and Mike Pickett shared a message with the youth. (Click to enlarge)It was a week full of ministry and fun activities.
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Director of Charis Bible Training Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, Carrie Pickett.
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Mark Harrison (right) assisting with check-in at the AWM Partner Relations table.
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Worhip artists Charlie and Jill LeBlanc.
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Andrew mingling with guests in the hotel lobby. (Click to enlarge)Cason Cruz leading the youth in a time of praise and worship. (Click to enlarge)David Hinton was also on hand to lead praise and worship. (Click to enlarge)The CD and DVD duplication team preparing for post-meeting distribution. (Click to enlarge)Karen and John record a young woman's testimony. (Click to enlarge

Monday
Jul122010

Andrew Interviewed on Denver Celebration

Denver Celebration host, Pastor Alvin Simpkins, Producer, Trish Lord and Andrew
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Andrew recently made a guest appearance on a television program called Denver Celebration. The show aired on Denver's local Daystar affiliate, and was hosted by Pastor Alvin Simpkins from Emmanuel Christian Center in Denver. After a warm introduction, Pastor Simpkins asked Andrew to share a little about the role and the anointing of a teacher as they relate to the body of Christ.

Andrew explained that from the very early days of his ministry, God showed him how important it was to teach or to disciple people, to help them mature in the Lord. Pastor Simpkins gave Andrew a warm introduction. (Click to enlarge)He recounted how he would evangelistically visit homes on a door-to-door basis and lead people to the Lord. He would pray a prayer of salvation with them and joyfully move on to the next house. But often times upon his return to the same neighborhoods several weeks later, Andrew wouldn't see any fruit (John 15:16) in the lives of the newly converted believers.

The Lord began to show Andrew, through the scriptures, how important it is to disciple new believers, rather than simply convert people. His door-to-door experience was a prime example of the need to teach people the principles found in God's word. Pastor Simpkins drew attention to four of Andrew's books. (Click to enlarge)That is the role and ministry of the teacher in the body of Christ; to lead believers to a deeper revelation or understanding of the Lord—and that is exactly what Andrew does through AWM and Charis Bible College (2 Timothy 2:2).

Pastor Simpkins then drew attention to the fact that Andrew has written many books over his forty-plus years in ministry. His introduction of Andrew's books worked as a supernatural transition for Andrew to spontaneously deliver a teaching on healing. The conversation began with Pastor Simpkins showing viewers a copy of Andrew's book, God Wants You Well and proceeded through The Believer's Authority, Grace-The Power of the Gospel and Harnessing Your Emotions. After the Live broadcast, the three took a moment to pray together. (Click to enlarge)As he introduced each book to the viewers, Andrew was able to segue from one to the next with a testimony or story from each that shared the message of God's unconditional love and grace.

Andrew Wommack Ministries' COO, David Hardesty, was in the studio with Andrew, and was impressed by how the interview went; recognizing God's hand in the weaving together of the message Andrew had shared. David was also pleased with how the program seemed to be received by the viewers. He noted that the phones were ringing with incoming calls throughout the live program, to the extent that even the show's producer, Trish Lord was fielding calls.

The appearance on Denver Celebration was a blessing to Andrew's ministry, and a great opportunity to minister the truth of God's word to the people of the Denver area.

Watch below as Andrew is interviewed by Pastor Alvin Simpkins from Emmanuel Christian Center in Denver, Colorado. The program was originally broadcast live on June 24, 2010.

 

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