Who We Are As A Kingdom and Covenant — Gospel People

In Yeshua (Jesus), We Are One, With Distinctions — As A Jewish and Gentile, Multi-Ethnic, Male and Female, Intergenerational – New Covenant Congregation of God’s Children Indwelt By The Holy Spirit.

This is really simple at one level but profoundly beautiful and freeing. When we believed in God’s kingdom and covenant gospel-story concerning His Son, we became one in Yeshua. Yet it is God’s eternal purpose that we are preserved and matured in who God created us to be in Yeshua, and that means we still have complementary differences. Jews remain Jews. Gentiles remain Gentiles. All ethnic groups were made by God, redeemed by His Son through faith, and renewed by the Spirit to be preserved in the Messiah and His kingdom. Our most salient identity together is in the Son. We are one in Him, united, but also beautifully different as children of Abba, Father, indwelt by the Ruach (Spirit). The Father is forming us together as males and females into the Messiah’s likeness by the Spirit. Our community seeks to be a small microcosm of His plan for the whole body. Let’s be who God created us to be and value who He created others to be. The world needs to see this! (Gen. 12:1-3; 22:18; Gal. 3:8; Eph. 2:11-22; 3:6; Rev. 7:4-10; 1 Cor. 7:17-20, 24; Acts 15; 20:21.)

Pillar One: The Gospel is the Gospel of the Kingdom (see the 15 Part Narrative Presentation Above)

Pillar Two: The Kingdom is Expressed in Worship
Growing and gathering together as worshippers of the King and people of GOD’s Presence, as we celebrate our salvation under the Word and at the LORD’s Table, spilling over into a life of glorifying His Name as we live before His joyful face in everyday life.

Pillar Three: The Kingdom is Expressed in Community
Growing in the King’s love for one another in healthy, godly, ethical, life-giving community relationships in the Presence of the LORD. This includes our devotion to cultivate and nurture the habit of faithful presence and participation in a small group where we can learn to know and be known, and minister to one another by the Spirit.

Pillar Four:The Kingdom is Expressed in a Life of Power
Growing in the King’s ministry of kingdom words and kingdom works by the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit as we walk in intimacy with and obedience to GOD, seeking to love, serve, and edify His people, as well as, win the lost.

Pillar Five:The Kingdom is Expressed in Character
Growing in the King’s character expressed in the fruit of the Spirit, maturing in love for GOD and neighbor in grace-empowered obedience to His teachings and commands.

Pillar Six:The Kingdom is Expressed in Apostolic Order
Growing in following the King’s example and teaching of humility and servant-ship as it pertains to healthy leadership, equipping, and wise governance that follows the Presence, voice, and teaching of GOD. We pursue this in devotion to the Apostles teaching as revealed in the New Covenant Scriptures, which builds on the whole of the Bibles Teaching.

Pillar Seven: The Kingdom is Expressed in the Quest for Unity
Growing in our unity with the Father and Son by the Holy Spirit as disciples in the New Covenant, Spirit-Empowered, Male and Female, Jewish and Gentile, Multi-Ethnic, Multi-Cultural Body of Messiah that is united together in the King and His Gospel-Story.

Pillar Eight: The Kingdom is Expressed in Jewish Calling
Growing in understanding of and commitment to why Israel matters — past, present, and future in GOD’s promised-plan for the whole world.

Pillar Nine: The Kingdom is Expressed in Discipling the Nations
Growing as faithful participants in the King’s continued mission and ministry in the proclamation and demonstration of the Kingdom by the Holy Spirit with power, with the aim of making, maturing, and multiplying disciples of Yeshua, locally and globally — and remembering the poor.

Pillar Ten: The Kingdom is Expressed in the Hope of the Coming Fullness
Growing in a faith that endures hardship well with a joyfully resilient hope for kingdom fullness personally, corporately, and cosmically!

Pillar Eleven: The Kingdom is Expressed in Every Life Sphere
Growing in the King’s wisdom to steward faithfully whatever GOD has entrusted to us — singleness, marriage, children, work, rest, our bodies, finances and possessions. One of many aspects of this stewardship is being generous in building up the health of our congregation with our spiritual gifts, time, and finances.

Pillar Twelve: The Kingdom is Extended Through Prayer
Growing in the King’s spirit and practice of prayer in intimacy with Abba Father and effective Kingdom service in the power of the Holy Spirit. Prayer advances the Gospel forward from generation to generation until the second coming of the King! Come, LORD Yeshua!

(Our Twelve Pillars/Dimensions of DNA are linked and indebted to the Twelve Pillars of Tikkun America as well as countless people who have helped us follow Yeshua the King more beautifully, truly, and faithfully. However, our presentation of these teachings are an expression of our biblical interpretation, exposition, and fresh application in our context).

You Are Welcome To Visit A Shabbat Service

As a Messianic Family of God's Presence & Word, united together as Jews & Gentiles in the Gospel Story, we love to worship! Because we love ADONAI our God who is the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit. God is the most glorious & treasured inhabitant in our Community when we gather on Shabbat!

We are singles and family friendly! For those with younger kids, we have classes during service for ages 2-11. All of our classroom are led by people who are trusted and faithful and have passed background checks. And we have onsite security to protect family, friends, and visitors. We also have a wonderful program for the teenagers that you can learn more about.

At a Shabbat Worship Service, besides people glad to see you and a warm cup of coffee waiting for you, things you will usually experience are:

-A place for you to seek to know God better!
-The reality of God's Presence with us!
-Jews, Gentiles, diversity of ethnic groups, singles, marrieds, families, & people of all ages
-You will experience ancient Jewish liturgy being creatively song to ADONAI!
-Prayers from the Psalms!
-Prayer for things important to God!
-The Scriptures read!
-The Scriptures taught!
-Joyful celebration with music & song!
-Freedom and order in the Holy Spirit!
-Healing prayer being made available for the sick, hurting, and oppressed!

The Gospel Is For Children Too!

As Messianic Family of God's Presence & Word, we believe Yeshua wants the children to come to Him, to know Him, & His love for them! We believe children from an early age can learn the gospel of the kingdom and believe it and start a relationship with their King and learn to live as children of the kingdom!


We Are An Elder Led Congregation Who Have The Joy Of Pastoring & Overseeing A Portion Of Yeshua's Flock That Has Been Entrusted To Our Care


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 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 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.

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