In April 2012 at an Immaculate Conception Young Adult event, Father Tim Thompson mentioned to Kim Brown that under Bishop Delaney, he had previously spoken about the need for a women's religious community for the Fort Worth Diocese. Father Thompson knew Kim Brown was discerning a religious vocation and the seed for Kingdom of God Sisters was planted at that event. The Holy Spirit would continue to water that seed over the coming year until Kim clearly knew where God was leading her.
The Kingdom of God Sisters will live the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience in fraternal life. The Kingdom of God Sisters charism is "God is love: let the Kingdom know" and they will be following the Rule of St. Augustine which was written in 397 AD. Through evangelization, the sisters will host one-day events as well as conferences and retreats for the parishes and Diocese focusing on the individual (adult and youth), the family, the parish, the community (providing training for Catholics to go outside of their parish), which leads to a stronger Diocese. The approach will include the simple win, build, send formula of spiritual healing, growing in personal faith (relationship with Christ), growing in dogmatic faith (knowing what the church teaches and why), and then becoming mission minded.
To begin this group, Kim Brown went and met with other communities that have started in the last 40-years to learn from them. Then in May of 2014, Kim Brown and Father Thompson met with Bishop Olson to express the intent and to see if Kim would be able to move forward with the concept. They had a follow-up meeting in August 2014 and Kim was told she could begin inviting others to join her. Kim began letting other people know in August 2014 and in the first six months, 37 women had made contact with Kim to discern their vocation by December 2015 the number had grown to 60 women discerning their vocation. Discerning one's vocation is a journey and the goal is to help each identify to which vocation God is calling them to (Religious Life, Married Life, or Committed Single Life) and if God is calling a woman to Religious Life, to which community. Discernment is a process filled with prayer. In August 2016, Bishop Olson agreed to Father Kyle Walterscheid's proposal of letting KGS use the JPII Rectory to serve as their convent. KGS began moving into the house during the last week of Ordinary Time in 2016. KGS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. This website will hopefully answer your questions but please do not hesitate to
Kim to learn more or how you can assist. During this time, Kim is helping women discern, preparing formation materials, speaking at parish missions and retreats, and managing the administration of a civil organization.