Invite to Speak
1–2 day seminars on Uncommon Christianity
Sunday pulpit supply
Bible conferences and summer camps
Youth, young adult, college and men's retreats and conferences
Theological, spirituality and church history conferences
Sermon or devotional messages to sports teams, prison inmates, rescue missions, seniors, mixed community audiences, et al.
Service clubs (Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, etc.)
Available to speak in U.S., Canada and overseas
To contact UCM founder Francis Kyle, click here
What is UCM?
Founded in November 2007, Uncommon Christian Ministries exists to expose—by word and deed—those yet outside of the faith to uncommon (biblical) Christianity. And to help common Christians flee spiritual immaturity and mediocrity and seek to become uncommon or mature, growing Christians. "Let us go on to maturity"
(Hebrews 6:1). "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18).
After the biblical models of the Lord Jesus Christ and the early apostles, the historical model for the international ministry is James Brainerd Taylor (1801–1829), the recently rediscovered Lawrenceville School, Princeton University and Yale Seminary-trained evangelist, cousin of famed Protestant missionary David Brainerd (1718–1747) and third generation admirer of pastor-theologian and Brainerd biographer Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758). Taylor either popularized or (more likely) coined the mid-to-late 19th-century term "uncommon Christian." He defined an uncommon Christian as an "eminently holy, self-denying, cross-bearing, Bible, everyday" Christian.
Eventually, UCM hopes to form a board and file for non-profit status with the U.S. government (IRS 501c3). Stay tuned.
If interested in partnering with UCM by praying and/or giving financially, please contact UCM.
This UCM web site (begun January 2008) can be accessed by any of these 4 domain names: uncommonchristian.com (.org), franciskyle.com and jamesbrainerdtaylor.com.
Two things to note about UCM's logo:
First, the color red in the centrally located "C" in UCM symbolizes the "precious blood" (1 Peter 1:19) of the Lord Jesus Christ:
And without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness [of sins].
But now in Christ Jesus you [Gentiles/non-Jews] who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
1 John 1:7
Second, the logo's catch phrase "None but Christ ~ All for Christ" is a quote from James Brainerd Taylor. Frederick William Hotchkiss (1762–1844), the Yale College-trained, 61-year Congregational pastor (1783–1844) of First Church of Christ in Saybrook, Conn., stated of his late friend and son-in-the-ministry James Brainerd Taylor,
To spend and to be spent in the service of Christ and for the salvation of souls was his all in all [cf. 2 Corinthians 12:15]. Often would he say, "None but Christ; all for Christ."
(Letter dated May 8, 1829. In John Holt Rice, Memoir of James Brainerd Taylor, Second Ed. [NY: American Tract Society, 1833], 423.)