Birth — The Kingdom Institute was born in the Summer of 2005 during a flight from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago, Illinois. For many years previous, Eric Samuelson had a call to support God’s patriarchs, but hadn’t known any personally. After listening to Tony Fitzgerald speak about God’s Kingdom in 2003, it was clear that he would be the first. A few years later, Jim McNally became the second man who obviously carried a profound message on the Sonship of the Lord Jesus Christ. While preparing for a class on strategic planning during this flight, the Lord supplied a glimpse of a comprehensive, internet-based “center” where interested people could learn the principles and practices of His Kingdom.
From 2006-2011, pieces of the Institute’s strategic plan were conceived and assembled. We sought the appropriate ways to “operationalize” the Lord’s will, and He groomed us with surgical expertise. Certain ministry prototypes survived and others were cut as we searched out His “preferred future” for this mighty endeavor. One thing remained evident — whatever emerged had to be engineered for scale. We were pressed to pursue global outcomes. We intend to remain transparent and faithful to that purpose.
Relationships — Our Board of Advisors — Tony, Jim, Don and Eric (see “About Us“) — had known each other or been connected for a few years. The Lord now moved to strengthen our ties and to reveal His specific intentions. One key factor contributed to the acceleration of our unity: Jim and Don submit to Tony as a spiritual father. Eric submits to Don in the same manner and he sees Tony as an apostolic father. The Lord blesses those who function in ordained, submitted relationships. Together we are a microcosm of the Kingdom Institute’s mission field.
Purpose — Tony teaches that structures flow out of Godly relationships. Although all are welcome in the Father’s family, the Bible differentiates between autonomous believers and those who do the will of God. Many will come to Jesus seeking credit for their noble ministries, but He will respond with unfiltered language, “Begone, I never knew you, you (self-willed) workers of iniquity.” What a tragic outcome. God does not need believers to manufacture ministry in His name. He seeks those willing to adopt and manifest His principles and His commands to a fallen, desperate world. The Kingdom Institute has an assignment to identify and support God’s maturing sons everywhere. You have clearance to this portion of the website because you understand and acquiesce to that principle. We built the Institute for you.
Future — The Bible records the end-game of creation, and we fully trust the Lord’s Word. His government, housed in the hearts of His devoted sons and extended by their influence, will eventually permeate this world. The Kingdom Institute intends on equipping thousands of His sons who are, or will be, functioning as His credentialized ambassadors.
Here is a timeline of the background and the aspirations of the Kingdom Institute over the next several years. As you are one of God’s sons, we sincerely invite your participation and comments. Our greatest aspiration is to serve you in fulfilling God’s destiny for your life.
2006 – Launch concept for the Kingdom Institute; Goal – to identify, unite and equip 10,000 people worldwide who are functioning as “sons” in a spiritually submitted relationship
2008 – Develop first prototype website SpiritualDiagnostics.com to supply discipling tools to spiritual fathers
2010 – First meeting of Board of Advisors; film Tony Fitzgerald’s body of work; begin sonship mapping of patriarchal networks;
2011 – Launch Kingdom-Institute.com as a worldwide portal to disseminate a biblically-defensible doctrine surrounding the Kingdom of God and sonship; post-production finished on Tony Fitzgerald’s Advancing Kingdom series
2012 – Begin to populate the website with rich, valuable media, (subscription and free) along with scholarly papers and a trustworthy resource network. These tools will supply the SonsNet as they are released by the Holy Spirit into their calling; by year’s end we will identify the first 100 sons as determined by apostolic leadership
2013 – Support three teams who provide Kingdom-centered counsel at a Province/State Governor level; first bi-annual Kingdom Conference held in USA
2014 – Assemble a team of scholars to develop an Annotated Kingdom Bible over seven years; regional Kingdom Conferences
2015 – Support three teams who provide Kingdom-centered counsel at a President/Prime Minister level; 2nd bi-annual Kingdom Conference held in Europe
2016 – SonsNet has 1,000 members; “critical mass” is developing in certain regions with verifiable transformation in any or all of the “seven mountains”; regional Kingdom Conferences
2017 – 3rd bi-annual Kingdom Conference held in South Africa
2020 – Support seven teams who provide Kingdom-centered counsel at a President/Prime Minister level
2021 – Publish the Annotated Kingdom Bible indicating every reference pointing to Sonship and the Kingdom of God
2022 – SonsNet has 10,000 members;