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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He Will Establish You

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, In : Encouragement 

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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In God's Time

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, In : Encouragement 

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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F is for FAIL

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, In : Encouragement 
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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The Christmas Giver

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, In : Encouragement 
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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Faith For Today

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Monday, November 3, 2014, In : Encouragement 


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

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, In : Encouragement 

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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A New Thing Kind of God

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Thursday, September 4, 2014, In : Encouragement 

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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God (still) With Us

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Thursday, September 4, 2014, In : Encouragement 

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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Weeping and Rejoicing

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Thursday, September 4, 2014, In : Encouragement 

Romans 12:15 ~ "Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep."

There is only One who can see the whole picture; the One who is the beginning and end of everything, He is the Lord.  Humans rarely see a full picture but we make decisions as if we do.  When we look at other people's lives we tend to try to measure ourselves with them side by side and many times one of two things happen.  Either haughtiness or envy sets in.  To what degree, it varies, but because we can...


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Let Go, Let God

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, In : Encouragement 

Sometimes the real struggle for Christians is within themselves.  A spirit comes to torment and say, "Aren't you supposed to be doing better than THIS by NOW?  Maybe God ISN'T with you?" The Bible tells us about 2 voices that will whisper in our ears, one is a voice that we know and it comes by way of the door.  The other sneaks in some other way and pretends to sound the same but is really our enemy.  One is the voice of God, gentle and encouraging even in correction.  The other is fr...
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God Is Faithful

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, In : Encouragement 
I have two little girls, ages 10 and 6, and one little boy on the way. We are a family of 5 and by the end of May we will fully realize it.  But instead of talking about the future, I want to share something with you today that started in my heart years ago that I hope will encourage you today because what was spoken to me as an intimate moment between the Lord and myself years ago became a reality to me just now.  There are promises that God will make to us in our private time together...
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Sitting In The Ashes

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, In : Encouragement 

Have you ever found yourself like Job, "sitting in the ashes"? If you haven't you will. Everyone has a seat in the ashes one day and most of us have already been there a time or two. Let me encourage you with some information. Ashes are an indication that something has burned down and is over, but there is something also very unique about them and if we will choose to set our mind on what they stand for we can get through with victory. Ashes act as a fertilizer and a cleanser. Where as...

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Count This Joy

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, In : Encouragement 
(Please read this, it may be for you.)
I struggled and finally said to the Lord, "Lord, why again? Did I fail this test before? I thought I passed this. Why do I have to suffer this again? Are you angry with me?" And out of a long quietness He begins to answer and He said to me, "The first time, I tested you with rejection and disappointment and you passed. But you did not fully understand what that would mean. This time it is not your test, it's simply an assignment. Because I know I ...
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CoWorkers With God

Posted by Julie Branstetter on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, In : Encouragement 

"I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.  So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.  The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.  For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building." - Paul of Tarsus, 1 Cor 3:6-9

Paul is telling the Corinthians to be careful not to follow or exalt those ...


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