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Unlock Your Ministry Potential with The Kingdom Network




The Kingdom Network (TKN) is a prominent organization that serves as a beacon of empowerment for African American clergy and their communities. We were founded by the esteemed Reverend Matthew Lawrence Watley, Senior Pastor of Kingdom Fellowship AME Church, who recognized the need for a platform to support and uplift African American churches and their leaders.

TKN functions as an extension of Kingdom Fellowship AME Church and operates as a 501(c)(3) entity with a clear and singular mission – to level the ecclesiastical playing field. This means that TKN is dedicated to ensuring that Black Mainline churches, regardless of their size, demographics, or financial standing, have access to essential tools and resources for compelling preaching, effective executive leadership, and flourishing communities.

Since our inception in the fall of 2022, TKN has been a vital source and convener of resources for African American pastors and clergy. Through various programs, conferences, and initiatives, TKN brings together over 500 African American pastors and clergy, providing a supportive and empowering network for them to connect, learn, and grow.

TKN’s impact has been significant, with our efforts leading to a more level playing field for African American churches and clergy. Through TKN, these communities can thrive and make a positive impact on their congregations and the larger society. TKN continues to be a powerful force for change and empowerment within the African American community, and our influence is only expected to grow in the years to com

TKN’s Commitment to Pastoral Development

At TKN, our mission is to elevate the experience of African American faith leaders and their congregations by offering transformative resources. We understand the crucial role that faith leaders play in their communities, and we are dedicated to supporting and empowering them through our programs and services.

One of our main initiatives is the TKN Leadership Academy. This dynamic program is specifically designed to equip faith leaders with the tools and skills they need to thrive in their roles. By taking a holistic approach to leadership development, we can address their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, in addition to their professional growth.

At TKN, we are committed to supporting the growth and impact of faith leaders and their congregations. We believe that by empowering faith leaders, we can create positive change in our communities and strengthen the bonds within our ministry. We are dedicated to providing transformative resources that will help faith leaders thrive and make a lasting difference in the lives of those they serve.

The Essence of TKN Leadership Academy

  • Personalized Coaching: One of the hallmarks of TKN Leadership Academy is its personalized coaching sessions. Experienced coaches, well-versed in the intricacies of pastoral leadership, provide one-on-one guidance and support. These coaching sessions are tailored to the unique needs and challenges faced by each pastor, offering strategic insights, leadership development strategies, and a supportive environment for personal and professional growth.
  • On-Demand Courses: Faith leaders enrolled in TKN Leadership Academy gain access to a diverse array of on-demand courses. These courses cover a spectrum of relevant topics, including effective communication, event organizing, preaching techniques, and discipleship strategies. The flexibility of on-demand learning allows pastors to enhance their skills at their own pace, ensuring the application of acquired knowledge within their unique ministry contexts.
  • Resource Library: The TKN Resource Library serves as a treasure trove of valuable resources. From insightful articles to enriching videos and podcasts, faith leaders can delve into a wealth of information. This comprehensive library is curated to provide ongoing support, offering materials that inspire, inform, and equip pastors for the challenges and opportunities within their respective communities.

TKN Leadership Summit: A Catalyst for Renewal

In addition to the year-round offerings of the TKN Leadership Academy, faith leaders are invited to participate in the annual TKN Leadership Summit. This three-day summit, hosted by Reverend Matthew L. Watley, is a rejuvenating experience for pastors seeking renewal, inspiration, and practical insights. The summit features general sessions, panel discussions, and dynamic workshops led by recognized thought leaders, contributing to a vibrant atmosphere of learning and spiritual revival.

Membership Options: Tailored for Every Need

TKN offers three distinctive membership options for the years 2023-2024, each crafted to meet the diverse needs of pastors and church leadership teams:

  • Individual Membership: Ideal for pastors seeking personalized coaching and access to a wealth of resources, including leadership courses and podcasts. Membership benefits include a 10% discount on the 2024 TKN Leadership Summit registration, virtual networking events, and 12-month unlimited access to the Leadership Academy courses, podcasts, and the Resource Library.
  • Executive Leader Membership: Designed for pastors looking for more intensive coaching sessions and live faculty sessions to refine their leadership skills. Executive Leader Membership includes 4 individualized coaching sessions, a 10% discount on the 2024 TKN Leadership Summit registration, virtual networking events, and 12-month access to Leadership Academy courses, LIVE TKN Faculty Sessions, podcasts, and the Resource Library.
  • Church Membership: Tailored for church leadership teams, offering group coaching sessions and access to leadership resources for up to four members. Church Membership includes 2 group coaching sessions for the Church Leadership Team (up to 4 persons), a 10% discount on the 2024 TKN Leadership Summit registration, virtual networking events, and 12-month access to Leadership Academy courses for up to four persons, LIVE TKN Faculty Sessions, podcasts, and the Resource Library.

Transform Your Ministry with TKN

In conclusion, The Kingdom Network stands as a steadfast partner in the journey of African American faith leaders. The TKN Leadership Academy and our associated programs are designed to empower pastors, enrich communities, and foster a network of leaders committed to transformative change. Embark on a journey of growth, learning, and community impact by joining The Kingdom Network today