Outreach Christian Ministry


by Julie Branstetter, Th.B. Welcome to my ministry blog. I graduated seminary at Nashville Theological Seminary in 2008, where I received my Bachelor of Theology. My outreach ministry beyond my local church is Kingdom Covenant Ministries. KCM was chartered in 2008 through the National Association of Christian Ministers. My husband and I are currently participating in the Church of God Callings and Ministries Studies Program. My husband and I have ministered worship, preached and taught the gospel in churches and other places. My family worships with a beautiful congregation at Farmington Heights Church in Wilson, NC. We help with worship and small groups there. KCM is a Christ focused, teaching and evangelizing ministry. We receive donations regularly to help national and international missions. Various brothers and sisters in ministry in other countries have already received support including Kenya, India, Pakistan, Canada, Israel and also various places within the United States.

Is She Dressed for His Return?

August 5, 2015

No prophet or messenger from God ever came to God's people saying, "Hey, you're doing a great job, keep that up." No, be careful that the voice crying out in the desert to make straight the paths for the King isn't the one that offends you or the one referred to as "tearing down" the church. Those who tear down the church attempt to correct her without any direction or hope for how things will be made better. Those who tear down the church also are those who help her keep sleeping and pacify any conviction she might feel about waking up, walking right or being holy. The Lord isn't moved by our words. He is looking for the walk in His brides talk. But the prophet is the one crying, "Wake up! (for you are glutinous and have been lulled into sleep) Put on your wedding garment (remove the rags), fill your lamps with oil (for they are low). The soon coming King stands at the door and knocks. Time is running out for you so change your mind now, straighten up and fly right (because you have no excuse for this behavior, the Spirit of God lives in you). Do this so it will go well with you on that Great Day when He returns. That has always been the message from God through His prophets and they have many times been killed for it but it is no less the message. It's more dangerous that we look to well packaged and performed worship services as the denominator the Holy Spirit has 'moved in a service' rather than looking for the fruit of His presence in it, like healing, and deliverance and a permanent shift in what once was a depraved mind. Where Jesus treads people are changed, it is as simple as that. Where people are not changed, Jesus has been resisted. The fruit of the Presence of God is more than an emotional experience or a feeling, it can be seen. When the bride's feet hit the floor again, does she run?? (and I don't just mean around the room albeit that is fine), but does she run in life, does she sprint forward spiritually? When she wipes the tears from her emotional face, is her heart changed so much that she loves more? (again, not a feeling an action, a visible response) Is her mind so renewed that she goes and "sins no more"? Jesus said bear much fruit. That is the only REAL evidence of where He has been.
 

Sowing and Reaping

July 21, 2015
"A good man will obtain favor from the LORD, But He will condemn a man who devises evil." Proverbs 12:2 ------It sounds simple but for someone who cannot discern well between what is good (worldly standards) and what is Godly (more highly preferred), it might not be so clear and the wrong choices lead to unpleasant consequences.  You can't work iniquity and then run from it and expect it not to catch up with you.   

I would rather suffer the pain of a thousand heart breaks than to receive the...
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He Will Establish You

May 27, 2015

In Matthew Chapter 16 we see two stories back to back that reveal much about the way Christians can act and it isn’t always how Christ would desire. We are being molded and shaped on a daily basis, as we walk with the Lord, just like the disciples were when they walked with Him. We are sometimes no different than the double minded apostle, Simon Peter. He was the disciple with the foot shaped mouth. In verses 13-17, Jesus asks the disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?” ...
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I Will Too

May 3, 2015

About service this morning.... my heart is still so tender over it... I mean tender. My husband and I were just talking about it have both been brought to tears over again. There were many portions of worship that were a great blessing... the worship (music) was so God exalting, it was wonderful... The message was so uplifting and on point and truthful and it was wonderful. BUT out of it all the part that touched us to the very core is something we have done in different churches...


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In The House

March 17, 2015

Gracious did I have a dream last night....   Let me try to share it. 

     It is March 17th, the day we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day.  Saint Patrick was the Apostle to Ireland, where he had been taken as a young boy to be a slave.  When he became a cleric he went back to Ireland as a missionary.  Ironically the verses that accompany the message in my dream each have the number 17 in them.  So perhaps this is a timely message. 

     I believe God wants revival in the church even more than...


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You Must Be Born Again

March 6, 2015


“Ye must be born again.” - John 3:7

Jesus said, "And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.  For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.  But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.” (John 3:19-21)

Jesus made it clear that we cannot be ...
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Humilation

March 2, 2015
In prayer I asked God why He lets me be humiliated in front of people so much.  (Sorry, but sometimes I feel like the biggest mess up in the room because I am) and I told Him I would follow Him and do whatever He asked of me but please please don't let me keep being humiliated... His response..."My greatest ministry for my children required my complete humiliation. Can you imagine having all the power in the world to end it but having to endure it anyway for your sake? Don't think it will be ...
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In God's Time

February 24, 2015

For those who are in waiting... I have something to say to you.

Prayer is done in man's time. Answer to prayer is done in God's time. You cannot "pray enough" to finally make God answer you. God is not ignoring you. God hears you from the start and has imparted the best answer for you, even before you ask, and at the very right moment, which only God in His infinite wisdom can know, the answer will come to you. Through the prophet Isaiah, in chapter 65 verse 24, God said, "I will an...


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Get Back On The Table

February 11, 2015
This is a skit that I wrote to help illustrate what it has been like for me to allow God to prepare me for ministry.  Hopefully this will encourage others that God will always take you back on the table.  Because He's good. 

Narrator:  All too often when God is working on us we leap off of the table the minute He begins to dress our wounds.  We pray for God to heal us and then as soon as it starts to hurt we run from Him and then ask Him why He’s not healing us.  Christian brother and sis...


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F is for FAIL

January 14, 2015
A B C D and E always come before F!
I hate F.  F is for FAIL!  I failed.  What in the world is wrong with me?
But there is a reason God allows us to keep seeing the F for FAIL in our life (even when we've coasted on the B for a long time) and that is so He can begin to cause us to notice, E, then D, then C, then B and finally live, eternally in the image of Christ, in the area of A.  Maybe I'm not the only one.  Maybe you failed this week?  That's okay, start looking for what happened JUS...
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Guarding Their Hearts

December 30, 2014

Phil 2:3-4 "Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with HUMILITY OF MIND regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others."  >>  I woke up at 4:30 this morning having had a dream.  The body of Christ was in a worship service and we were singing songs I've never heard before.  God was being exalted and worshiped on a greater level than ever, because of the hearts of the people.  I'll ke...
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The Christmas Giver

December 23, 2014
I've been sad....  I just couldn't "feel" Christmas this year.  So I prayed and God reminded me.  Oh how I love Him and how He never grows tired of me.  Christmas IS about giving.  That is why the enemy has worked so diligently to turn it into such a commercialized event.  If he can give it a plastic face then people won't look any deeper but that's not the giving that I'm talking about.  We were created in Christ to be givers.  How do I know?  We are being formed in His image, the image of H...
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A Night of Rejoicing!

December 10, 2014



Come join us at Pizza Inn in Rocky Mount, NC on December 12th (this Friday) from 6-8pm. 
We will be playing Christmas music and taking donations to help a family in need this Christmas!
We have a saxophone player a violin soloist and lots of great music.  It will be fun for everyone.  Grab dinner and make a donation and celebrate Christmas with us!  Don't miss it!

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Hands Full of Blessing

December 10, 2014


Would you rather be the hungry person sitting under a tree when the apple falls or the person who climbs the tree and shakes the apples down into the hands of the hungry. The one who shakes the apples down has all he needs to start with. He's already in the tree with the apples.... Climb the tree, don't just sit under it. 

It is an attack of the enemy to make people think too much about what they don't have and not enough about the wonderful things they do have. Where ever satan can p...
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Faith For Today

November 3, 2014


It amazes me to see how God works.  Some of the most significant things He does are often done through people who have no idea what He is doing or what the affect of what they are going through is having outside of their circumstances.  When we are climbing up difficult mountains in our lives we know by faith in God's goodness and promises that there is a top of the mountain moment coming but all we can see and feel is the enormity of the mountain. The cliffs are steep, the places where we ne...
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Finding Peewee

October 7, 2014

We had a nearly horrific experience today. Zoe took her guinea pig outside this afternoon and became distracted somehow.  She forgot he was out there. He was not in a cage, just with her until she set him down. Well, she came in eventually, forgetting he was even outside and only remembered much later in the day when she went into her room to see him again and he was gone. It had been most of the day, hours.  She ran outside in an unbelievable panic. You have to understand. She r...
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None of Our Business...

September 29, 2014

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Today's Sacrifice

September 29, 2014
"Today's sacrifice may be tomorrow's stoning. One day, with Jesus, it was "Hosanna"; a little afterwards, "Crucify Him, Crucify Him." And one day, with Paul, it was "He is a god"; a little afterwards, "Stone him and cast him out." Now I want no one to become cynical. The world is a kindly and happy and pleasant place. We are amazed as we struggle on through manhood at the loyalty and love that ring us round All that I want my readers to do is to set their affections on things which are above,...
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Draw Near

September 24, 2014

You can have everything in the world to be happy about and still feel lonely inside. The one thing you do not have is what you desperately need. You need to learn to LIVE in a HOUSE of PRAYER. A lack of prayer will give birth to emptiness. People will come out in droves to hear wonderful preaching and singing but the emptiest meeting of the week is the prayer meeting. Who goes into a private place, either physically or personally, to pray anymore? Do you? What relationship can sur...
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I Need You, You Need Me

September 14, 2014


So I am making hot chocolate in the kitchen and my husband and I are talking while he clears up the dishes so I can then cook.. {that's how we roll sometimes} and while we are talking he makes this great analogy...simple but really good. We are talking about how people can be in relationships with others who are completely different from them and still be great friends and get along well. We tend to be like that ourselves, most of our friends are very unlike us except for a common p...
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A New Thing Kind of God

September 4, 2014

Just another everyday experience in walking with God:  This morning as I was waking up I started to think about my doctor appointment last Thursday.  I realized that the doctor I have right now is probably the best ever.  When we were done speaking I asked a quick question as he walked out of the room and he came back into the room and sat down and talked with me.  He didn't just shoot me a quick answer, which would have been okay, but he took the time to intentionally listen and speak...
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To Grow in Gratitude

September 4, 2014

Want to GROW in GRATITUDE? Try practicing this. The next time you're dealt a nasty blow in life, the next time things aren't smooth or don't work out just like you planned, (this will be tomorrow by the way) :) take a moment to stop and find something about that situation for which to be thankful. Find the silver lining. It is easy to love those who love us. We grow in love when we practice loving those who are hard to love. It is easy to have joy and rejoice when things are going well...
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God (still) With Us

September 4, 2014

Christmas is not only a reminder that God came to us to be close to us and to reconcile us to Himself, but remember as we cross the threshold of a new year, God is STILL with us, day after day after day.

“And the LORD shall guide thee continually.” - Isa_58:11

In the Old Testament the Lord told Moses that He would not go through the wilderness before his people, an angel should go before them to lead them in the way; but Moses said, “If thy presence go not with me, carry us not...


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For Every Horn

September 4, 2014

Zechariah 1:17-21  "Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.  Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.  And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.  And the LORD shewed me four carpenters.  Then said I, What come these to do? And...


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Desire to Prophesy

September 4, 2014

I have always known that my husband had a pastoral heart.  I told him before he could believe it but he is believing it now.  God shows us things a little at a time.  A friend of ours is having surgery tomorrow.  I mentioned it to him before our Christmas program at church last week and before the holidays and told him I thought we should go by and pray with them before the surgery.  You know as well as I do how the holidays and all it's chaos can eat up time and even cause you to forg...
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Where Is Your God?

September 4, 2014

WHERE IS YOUR GOD?

"And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? If the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word." ~ 1 Kings 18:21

We still have prophets today, the problem is that even professing Christians have joined the ranks of persecuting them.  They've been called bible beaters and modern day pharisees, and these do sometimes exist, but not nearly on the level at which accusatio...


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Priorities, Priorities

September 4, 2014

Priorities matter!  First, our priorities must be ordered in agreement with scripture and secondly we must maintain them.  Knowing what our priorities should be is actually not difficult; however maintaining them is another monster.  Simply stated scripture teaches that for those who are not married, God and service are our first two priorities. Matthew 22:37-38 says, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the gre...


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Faith Does Not Fret

September 4, 2014

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The Believer's Secret War

September 4, 2014

One of the most successful attacks the enemy has taken against believers in the church today is the out of balance teaching on outward prosperity; not because people didn't get rich or have the car or house of their dreams, but because all the enemy wanted and needed to do was disappoint and confuse believers enough to cause them to doubt the character and will of God at ANY given time.  It was a very clever set up indeed, so many have fallen for it and it is so easy for which to fall...


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The Wheat and the Tares

September 4, 2014

We should always examine ourselves to be sure we are in the faith.  We also are to know false prophets and teachers by the fruit they bear.  Some are sowing good seeds and some are sowing bad seeds.  There are various different gospels being preached in Christian churches today but we are told in scripture to be one body, with one mind, the mind of Christ.  How can there be so many strikingly different Christian doctrines?  Well, though there have been many interpretations of Scripture...

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