Our Heart & Approach
Poet | Warrior | King
Leaders with the Heart of David
Though a mighty warrior, prophet, and king, David was also known as the sweet Psalmist of Israel (2 Samuel 23:1). He was an accomplished musician. This revealed the creative, artistic, and imaginative aspect of his soul.
Included in David’s resume was his skill and anointing to play musical instruments (1 Samuel 16:18). He was so dedicated to the worship of God; that he adjusted the approach to God at the tabernacle. He dared to change the tabernacle set up by Moses to add consistent praise and worship before the God of Israel. This became known as the tabernacle of David. This is the one to be restored according to the book of Acts (Acts 15:16).
He was so inspired that he crafted new instruments of praise to worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth (2 Chronicles 7:6). This artistic model is healthy for the modern-day man to emulate. His intimacy to worship God in the beauty of holiness formed the basis of his poetic soul. Poetry captured in David the divine romance, which helped to produce the brave, chivalrous aspects of his soul.
David was indeed a mighty warrior for his Lord. Beginning with the lion, bear, and Goliath, his exploits on the field of battle are legendary. C. S. Lewis stated, “The disparate strands of manhood-- fierceness and gentleness--can find healthy synthesis in the person of the knight and in the code of chivalry. Here these competing impulses--normally found in different individuals--find their union.”
One of the reasons why we chose the knighthood theme for the school is to see this aspect of Biblical manhood restored in the modern era. We are seeking men willing to become good soldiers of Jesus Christ that can endure hardness to advance God’s Kingdom in the earth (2 Timothy 2:3, 4). We need men of God to run to the roar of the enemy, like King David, instead of retreating from the roar.
David was a king. He stated, “The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me: ‘He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God’” (2 Samuel 23:3). This concurs with the Biblical requirements to serve in civil government discovered in the book of Exodus, “Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens (Exodus 18:21).
The KLI online school is looking to train up men to become leaders a time like this demands. This means principled men who will courageously lead with the Word of God, stand upon its truth, and expect God to watch over His Word to perform it in all areas of life, including politics (Jeremiah 1:12)
isn't just about memorizing facts.
True education involves the transformation of a man's character, the discipline of renewing his mind, and the training of his body to bring him into subjection to obeying the Lord's will in the earth (1 Cor. 9:27).
Strong of Limb
One can have a great education, a tremendous vision to serve God, and precious unction to preach, but if that man does not have a healthy, strong body, it will limit his capacity to serve the Lord faithfully. Regardless of what field of study a student signs up for, part of the KLI training is physical exercise.
Keen of Wit
Each student will be trained in a Biblical worldview concerning their chosen field of study. Logic, Biblical reasoning, and apologetic training to defend the faith will be required by each student. The divine purpose is to fulfill 1 Peter 3:15, which states, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.”
Fervent of Spirit
The demand upon every student that goes through the KLI School is one of excellence. Each student will be required to master his passions and desires to reflect the godly character of Christ. Each student must conquer laziness. No half-heartedness, no half-measures, or partial truths or efforts will be tolerated. We seek students whose hearts burn with the revelation of the Word of God and the fiery power of His Holy Spirit to become servant leaders a time like this demands
Restoring Biblical Manhood
Men of Letters
A systematic study of Scripture and history will be required of each student that commits to be trained at the KLI online school. The goal is to achieve wisdom, knowledge, and understanding “that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:17).
Men of integrity
Jesus taught, “But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one” (Matthew 5:37). The KLI School seeks to restore the manly ethic where a man’s word is his bond. We are looking to train men who will speak boldly, directly, and succinctly to the burning issues of the day and will keep their word even unto their own hurt.
Men of Courage
Courage is not the absence of fear, it is doing our duty in spite of our fears. C S Lewis commenting on the importance of courage stated, “Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” The KLI school is looking to train men to be overcomers in the battle who fulfill Revelation 12:11, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”
Men of Action:
The Biblical model of education is to learn, do, and teach. God’s Word is the standard for all of life and for every area of life. The challenge is to train men to faithfully live it out, like the men of Issachar. God’s Word states, “The sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do” (1 Chronicles 12:32). We need men who not just speak well, but do well. Faith without works is dead (James 2:17).