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MESSIANIC CONGREGATION

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WORSHIP SERVICE

As a Messianic Community we choose to worship on Shabbat in identification with Israel (including the Jewish believers amongst us are still part of Israel). It was given to Israel as a sign of the King's role as Creator of the universe, Redeemer, Sanctifier, and the bringer of the Kingdom to come! Yeshua doesn't abolish these meanings in the New Covenant, but brings a fullness to them.

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So in Yeshua, we approach the Shabbat as a day of rest and worship! It is also a time for us to show Jew and Gentile unity, with Jews remaining Jews and Gentiles remaining Gentiles, as equals - worshipping One God, following One Messiah, enjoying a shared redemption, and being a part of one family. In this age, Shabbat is intended to be a taste and prophetic picture of of the World to Come, when God will bring His people into their inheritance and rest. In Yeshua the Messiah, we believe we can taste now what God intends for a redeemed people of Israel and the nations in the World to Come.

What to expect if you visit? Our service begins at 10 am and goes until about 12:30 pm. Our worship services include biblically based Jewish liturgy that honors Yeshua, intercessory prayer, scripture readings based on the Torah, the Prophets, and the New Covenant writings. We often will have a 5-7 minutes exposition (d'rash), which is not the main teaching. We then transition to announcements to keep the community in the loop of what is going on. Then all the men surround the congregation as one representative person prays a blessing over the women and the children. Then at this point, the kids five and under are dismissed to their classes. This is followed by a time of liturgy flowing into musically accompanied Holy Spirit led praise and worship which includes planned songs and may also include prophetic singing.

After this, the kids 5 and over are dismissed to their classes. We complete our service with a biblically based teaching. We also have post-service prayer ministry for encouragement and healing. Our congregation is a biblically based and Holy Spirit-oriented, so while we have a planned service, our goal is always to follow the Lord wherever He leads us. Therefore He is always free to change the service if He chooses.

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CHILDREN & YOUTH

Kingdom Living is a family and a congregation of families. No one is too old or too young to belong. We take very seriously caring for, protecting, and training the children in the word of God.  Yeshua made it very clear that He wanted the children to have salvation in His Kingdom! He made it very clear they were not too young to come to Him!

So when you visit, expect to see kids. You may see them playing, learning, dancing or worshiping, but in any case, they are a vital part of our community.  We want them to know their Savior at an early age by the grace of God, and to be taught faithfully who God is and how He wants them to live. We see this as a joy, a covenant privilege and a responsibility to support, help, and equip parents and guardians in raising up their children in the ways of the LORD.

We have four classes for children. One is for kids under 3, one is for kids 3-5 years old, another is for kids 6-8 and lastly one is for 9-12 years old.  All of our volunteers are screened with background checks.

Also on Shabbat mornings, we have a pre-service time for our Youth called the Kephirim (Young Lions). They get together with a few leaders and dig into the Scriptures, often studying the Torah Portion, Gospel Portion, or other topics pertinent to what the LORD is teaching our community. We want them to be fully prepared to live for the the LORD, to be a vital part of His Family, to grow into health and mature adults, and to be bright and shining lights in the world in whatever fields they are called into.

We also have organized gathering during the week for the Kephirim to meet together to grow in the LORD, build relationships and strengthen one another in faith and faithfulness in the LORD.

We long to see our Children and Youth rise up into the fullness of their destiny and calling as covenant keeping people and leaders who know and serve God, love and service His People and live in and serve the World without compromise.

"L'dor V'dor" is a heart-cry of Kingdom Living Messianic Congregation.

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LEADERS

RICH CLEARY | Lead Elder

Richard was born in Canada to an American mother and a Canadian father. He has been married to Sarah Elise since July of 2004. Today they have three children together - Luke, Hope, and Zechariah. In August 2012, Richard and Sarah were called by the Spirit of God to move their family to Kansas City. It was soon after they moved, that they connected to the congregation.In 2018 he completed his Master's of Divinity Degree Messianic Jewish Studies Program at the The King's University.

LON WIKSELL, D.Min | Elder

Lon, originally from Sioux City, Iowa, grew up in church as the son of Pentecostal pastors. He completed his first two years of college in Iowa before moving to Springfield Missouri and working for Evangel University where he met his wife Fran. He later worked for Drury University and Missouri State University, where he also completed his BS and MBA. In 1988 they moved to Tulsa where Lon studied at Oral Roberts University and received his MDiv in 1992. In 2013 he received his Doctorate of Ministry in Messianic Jewish Studies from The King’s University.

Lon and Fran were co-founders and co-leaders of Or HaOlam Messianic Congregation from 1995 to 2002. They then went on to start House of Messiah in 2004, devoted to understanding the words of Yeshua within their historical context and celebrating the seven biblical festivals as a pattern of personal and community life. Lon and Fran have now merged House of Messiah with Kingdom Living, and are also highly involved in organizing our city-wide Biblical festivals.

ERIC SIMON | Elder

Eric wants to learn "everything," though some of us think that Eric can already do anything. When not working to build up the software company he owns, Eric serves on the Kingdom Living leadership team as an elder, works with the professionals in our congregation, and helps lead corporate worship on the piano and bass.

In his company, he strives to integrate principles of the Kingdom of God into his business. He also speaks Italian. He is a husband to Susan and father to Eliana, Zade, Noble, and Elliot. He spends a time studying the Jewish Roots of the faith and continues to lead others into that understanding, in the Kingdom Living community and beyond.

TOM BLAKE | Elder

Tom and his wife Leah first became elders and part-time staff at Kingdom Living in 2007. They were ordained as Tikkun Emissaries in 2011 and lived in Jerusalem, Israel from 2012-2014. In Israel, they connected with the Tikkun network and Tom studied the Bible from a Hebraic perspective as a part of a PhD program at the University of the Holy Land. They moved back from Jerusalem in 2014 and helped Kingdom Living transition from a home congregation to a weekly public Shabbat service. Tom serves as a teaching elder and pastor and plans to finish his doctoral studies at The King’s University.

He is passionate about imparting a Spirit-empowered Hebraic worldview unto the unity of Jew & Gentile so that the world would know and believe that G-d loves them.