The King’s Daughters and Sons (KDS) is an interdenominational Christian service organization with the International Headquarters located in Chautauqua, New York.
- It is comprised of approximately 4000 members, about 250 or so of whom are under the age of 18.
- The membership is primarily located in the United States and Canada, although it is not limited to these countries.
- Their focus is to lend a hand in service to others as taken from Mark 10:45, “Not to be ministered unto, but to minister.”
Members who meet in groups of 3 or more people are called “Circles.” A group of Circles in each organized state or province is called a “Branch.” The KDS is comprised of several Branches, and various members of these Branches are elected by membership to hold positions as International Executive Officers.
Some members of The King’s Daughters and Sons support and/or own/run hospitals, homes for the elderly, thrift shops, and child care centers. Some members provide scholarships to those in the health fields, those mastering in divinity, to Native American Indians, and to those living outside of the US or Canada who choose to study in their own countries. Members contribute to various causes locally and world-wide.
“Being a member [of The King’s Daughters and Sons] has introduced me to many industrious, creative men and women, some of whom have become life-long friends. Membership has given me an opportunity to put my religious philosophy into action, because I believe we are here to do the Lord’s work on earth and membership offers plenty of opportunities for that. It has provided chances for leadership development as well as spiritual development, has introduced me to an enchanting place called Chautauqua, and has made it possible for me and my daughter’s family to work together in an organization we all admire and respect.”
Nancy Barret, VA
“Anyone whose aims and purposes are in accord with its objects and who holds himself or herself responsible to The King, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ” is eligible to join the Order, according to the By-laws.
How can I join?
Would you like to become a member? Do you know some Christian friends with whom you would like to work? Each local group may choose its own service work.