P.O. Box 93, Middleville, Michigan, 49333, (269) 908-1673
Reaching people for Christ, Fighting the good fight of the faith.
1 Timothy 6:12

Plan And Purpose of Warriors For Christ

Mission Statement

Warriors For Christ is an outreach ministry that was started by Rev. Kirk Steward. The goal of Warriors For Christ is to teach the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ using the traditional style of Shinsei Wado-Ryu Karate-Do as well as other Martial Arts and fitness programs as learning vehicles.


The purpose of Warriors For Christ ministries is twofold.

(Purpose #1) To reach and Evangelize the lost:

I see so many kids these days that lack direction and purpose and need Jesus, but they wouldn’t set foot in a church if you paid them. In my area there is so little for the unchurched teen to do but get in trouble. I would like to offer area youth a positive, highly structured alternative to partying, cruzing and all the other perilous activities they currently have available. Today’s youth are desperately seeking acceptance and validation and they will go to great lengths to get it. Many of today’s youth have little or no parental guidance or mentoring of any kind and most likely will not receive any kind of acceptance or validation that is positive and constructive. Not only does Warriors For Christ offer acceptance and guidance as well as teaching discipline, honor, courtesy, respect and many more positive character traits, but we also teach that there is a God in Heaven who Loves and accepts these young people just as they are and thinks that their lives are so valid and worthwhile that He died on a cross for them.

(Purpose #2) To disciple Christians in their faith:

Christian Martial Arts are on the cutting edge of Christian discipleship for the 21st century. The 20th century saw the church emasculating its men and taming its women to the point of where the majority of Christians don’t have the courage to boldly take the love of Christ to a dieing world and at the same time stand up against the works of Satan. The majority of Christians in the church today wouldn’t walk across the street for Jesus and are bound by spirits of self-centeredness and timidity. There are way too many people in the church who call themselves “Christians” but only accept Jesus as their savior but do not submit to Him as their Lord. I believe the church is in dire need of a ministry like Warriors for Christ. I see a church where kids are lacking discipline and direction and I see a church where adults are complacent and afraid to stand up for what is right and do so in love. A ministry like WFC that truly teaches people how to be “Seija” (a Japanese term for “Holy Soldier”, or “Christian Samurai”) is so desperately needed. Just imagine, if you will, a church full of Christians who are as obedient, devoted, disciplined and ready to serve their Lord as the ancient Samurai. The difference is that instead of a sword of steel they are wielding the “Sword of the Spirit” which is God’s Word and the Love of Jesus, and instead of an earthly lord they are serving a Risen Savior who is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Both young and old alike need to be discipled in the ways of Christ in a honorable manner and at the same time taught that it is ok to be bold in their faith like those twelve men of 2000 years ago who took this world by storm for Jesus.

Warriors For Christ Karate has been operating for over 20 years now and we have been blessed to evangelize the lost and disciple believers but we have also noticed several other benefits to our program that reach both believers and non-believers alike. We have had great success in helping people with things like ADD and ADHD for example. We have had people both in the church and in the community comment about how respectful and courteous our students are. We have had many teachers ask parents what they are doing because their child is not just doing better in their grades, but also their attitude has improved dramatically. You see, Karate is not about fighting, the kicking, punching etc. is just a means to an end. As the great Karate legend Gichin Funakoshi always said; “The ultimate aim of the art of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the characters of its participants.”

The Plan

The Lord has given us a vision that Warriors For Christ should be more than just another “church karate club”! We are also led that the Lord doesn’t want us to go through secular business avenues. We feel that Warriors For Christ should be funded in a different manner. In Acts 4:32 it says, “All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had.” Because of this and many other Biblical principals, we believe that Warriors For Christ would be better served by being funded and sponsored by and through the body of Christ instead of being indebted to a secular financial institution. We also feel that we could reach more people if we were not just another church program. There are many more kids that we could reach if we were not just using the church facilities but instead had a place in the community of our own. That is why we are asking churches, Christian ministries, Christian business’s and even individual Christians to help support and fund this outreach ministry. I don’t believe that you are reading this by accident. I believe it is by divine appointment that you have been led to see what WFC is all about. Whether the Lord leads you to sponsor a scholarship for an individual student, donate to the general fund, provide a building or other facility or offer the vital prayer support that we need so much, I believe that the Lord will bless you richly through your involvement with Warriors For Christ ministries. We all at WFC thank you so very much for taking the time to consider your place in this dynamic and growing ministry. May Gods best blessings be poured out upon you!!!

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