Kingdom First Ministries exists to bring the life changing love of Jesus to the Stanford Campus and surrounding community.
Kingdom First Ministries
It is our vision that every student at Stanford would have an opportunity during their time on campus to meet Christ, and that as many as are willing to accept Him would have resources available to them as they pursue relationship with God.
As has always been the case, a primary way that people meet Christ is through their interactions with His disciples. We recognize that for the most part, it will be through their classmates, friends, and teammates who are already followers of Christ that non-believing students will have the opportunity to meet with Him. That being the case, our primary focus is on making disciples; students who are wholehearted in their devotion and obedience to Christ, coming to increasingly engage the world around them as Jesus did during His time on Earth.
With discipleship in mind, we engage in the following activities:
Approach to Ministry:
No matter what we do, we believe that it is ultimately God, through the Holy Spirit that does the work that actually matters. He is the one that draws people, prepares the soil of their hearts, and causes His word to take root and grow. As such, we are desperate for the work of the Holy Spirit in our own lives, as well as the lives of every student we interact with. We strive, by God's grace, to be faithful with the students He brings our way each year, and believe that prayer is the single most important thing we can do. While we seek to be as available as possible, we bias our investment of time towards those who are hungriest for God, regardless of how mature or immature they may be in their walk. We do this trusting that God will multiply seed that falls on "good soil."
Teaching at every level is founded on Jesus’ mandate that we take up our cross daily, die to ourselves, and follow him. We teach often on the narrow road of discipleship that leads to true life, and the utter dependence on the Holy Spirit that every believer has the privilege of experiencing.
By in large, each of these students will go on to become leaders in the field of their choosing.