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.

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Sowing and Reaping

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, In : Attitudes & Latitudes 
"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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I Will Too

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Sunday, May 3, 2015, In : Attitudes & Latitudes 

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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Hands Full of Blessing

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, In : Attitudes & Latitudes 


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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To Grow in Gratitude

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Thursday, September 4, 2014, In : Attitudes & Latitudes 

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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Priorities, Priorities

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Thursday, September 4, 2014, In : Attitudes & Latitudes 

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

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Thursday, September 4, 2014, In : Attitudes & Latitudes 

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Who Are You?

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, In : Attitudes & Latitudes 

John the Baptist was a man who knew both who he was and who he wasn't. He knew he was the "one crying out in the dessert, 'prepare ye the way of the Lord'" and he also said, "I am not the Christ." He didn't see himself as a nothing and he soberly knew he wasn't everything. His value was in connection with his identity IN Christ. Here is something we can all learn from John the Baptist.

You cannot be everything to everyone in every situation but you can be something...


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Do It Anyway

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, In : Attitudes & Latitudes 

The Lord tells us in Scripture that wide is the way to destruction and narrow is the way to the kingdom of heaven. Most go through the wide gate but a lesser # (few) will find their way through the narrow way. Jesus said, "I Am the Way". Don't be discouraged if more people reject your sharing of faith than receive. It's simple math. Jesus Himself was crucified by people. Who could have shared Him better than Himself? And yet, He was rejected. There is a sober side to ministry and it i...

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Back Breaking Love

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, In : Attitudes & Latitudes 
You know what (among many many other things) I love about the Lord? That He allows me to reject Him if I choose to do so. This freewill that He has given me is an act of His love towards me and it comes with great risk. He is truly good. He has given me the freedom to decide and has done all He can to express His love for me. He laid His life down for me. He took my blame when there was dissension between us (sin). Like a good husband, He woos His bride. He demands faithfulness but by H...
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Someone Else's Mess

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, In : Attitudes & Latitudes 
Oh my goodness.... how many times is the magic number that I remind my children that a mess doesn't have to be their doing for them to clean it up especially when they have been told to clean it up? Establishing routines and habits can be difficult but sometimes it seems like they may never take. :) The scenario is always the same. I tell one of them to pick something up or clean something specific and their response is, "Well so and so did it, that's not mine..." Really though, I am g...
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Humility

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, In : Attitudes & Latitudes 

Humility is such a lost virtue in the world today. It is even lost within a portion of the church as a whole. It's almost as if people think it is a weakness to be a humble person. Have we forgotten that "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble?" (James 4:6) That doesn't sound like a weakness to me; it sounds like blessing and favor with both God and people. Isn't it more pleasant to be around people who know the difference between confidence and arrogance? Isn't it more pl...

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Narrow Is The Way

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, In : Attitudes & Latitudes 
One of the kick backs for walking on the narrow path is that you will consistently experience biting from both sides of the road, the overly religious and the uncommitted. The overly religious teach things that do not matter and the uncommitted teach that nothing matters. Wide is the gate that leads to destruction and many go that way, narrow is the way to life but few find it. Stay on the narrow path.
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Why Hate Jesus?

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Sunday, July 22, 2012, In : Attitudes & Latitudes 
Have you ever met someone who absolutely despised, hated the mention of the name of Jesus Christ? Have you ever wondered what you could possibly say to them that would make any difference? There are so many individual things you COULD discuss with them and probably spend hours upon hours fruitlessly debating.... but unless their motivation is disarmed it will never amount to anything. Their motivation will always go back to a desire not to be humble to anything. To have an excuse to blame pro...
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UNLOVELY

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, In : Attitudes & Latitudes 
I wish that love would abound. Can we remember what it was like when, because of our own choices, we could find no way out, had no hope left? Maybe we haven't felt this way just yet, but life is fair is sharing these experiences with us all.  May God help us never forget where He found us who believe.  I have known what it is like to need help from someone else. It is too easy to throw people away of toss them off on someone else.  It is too easy to turn our eyes away and not look at the home...
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HAPPY ST. VALENTINE'S DAY!

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, In : Attitudes & Latitudes 
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have LOVE, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have LOVE, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have LOVE, I gain nothing. LOVE is patient, LOVE is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud...
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GOD IS ABLE

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Monday, February 13, 2012, In : Attitudes & Latitudes 
Our purpose in life is the same.  Determined by the One who created us, it is to build and glorify God and His Kingdom in which one can only obtain access through Christ alone, who was God's choice through which salvation came. For whatever purpose He chose to become one of us and die on our behalf was His lovely choice. Do not confuse our 'purpose' with 'God's plan' for each of us. A purpose is a reason.  A plan is a schematic; a road map.  God's plan for how each of us will fulfill our sin...
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DECLARATION OF FAITH

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, In : Attitudes & Latitudes 
I pray this for you and for myself.  Do not cast away your confidence in the Lord.  You have a great deal more strength being in Christ than you may ever realize.  Declare and stand on God's grace to you today.  Maybe you don't feel victorious, but stand on the truth of it and it will take your life over and you will live in amazement of God's glory from day to day, from glory to glory.

God goes before me and behind me, not one haughty thing, thought or person can touch me. He is in me and al...
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GOLD & SILVER, WOOD & CLAY

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Sunday, January 29, 2012, In : Attitudes & Latitudes 
"In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use.  Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.  Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.  Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid ar...

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