Our mission is to help believers rediscover the wonders of our spiritual heritage. We teach how to study the Bible with a balanced Messianic Jewish perspective to broaden our understanding and enrich our relationship with God.
We are called to:
- • Rebuild our spiritual connection to Israel by studying the Bible in its first-century Hebraic context.
- • Repair our relationship with our Messianic Jewish brethren.
- • Restore a genuine love for Israel and the Jewish people.
“Some of you will rebuild the ancient ruins, will raise up the age-old foundations, will be called Repairer of the Breach, Restorer of Streets for Dwelling.” (Isaiah 58:12 TLV)
We love Israel and the Jewish people. We strive to demonstrate our love in tangible ways:
- Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the salvation of the Jewish people.
- Embrace the principle of “to the Jew first” according to Romans 1:16.
- Adopt the Seven Affirmations established by Toward Jerusalem Council II.
- Study the Bible with a Messianic Jewish perspective to gain a balanced view of Israel and the Church, and the key roles each plays in the plan of redemption for the world.
- Reject replacement theology, also called “supersessionism,” which is an unbiblical ideology claiming that the Gentile Church has replaced Israel.
- Dismiss anti-semitism, which is the hostility toward or prejudice against Jewish people.
- Celebrate the biblical feasts in a Jesus-centered way.
- Support financially Messianic ministries in Israel and other countries.
We adopt the 7 Affirmations established by Toward Jerusalem Council II – tjcii.org
Consistent with the principle established in the original Jerusalem Council of Acts Chapter 15 regarding respect for diversity in the Body of Christ concerning Jewish and Gentile identity, we do make the following affirmations:
1. We affirm the election of Israel, its irrevocable nature and God’s unfinished work with the Jewish people regarding salvation and the role of Israel as a blessing to the nations.
2. We affirm that Jews who come to faith in the Messiah, Jesus, are called to remain true to their identity as Jews and live as part of their people in ways consistent with the New Covenant.
3. We affirm the formation of Messianic Jewish congregations as a significant and effective way to express Jewish collective identity (in Jesus) and as a means of witnessing to Jesus before the Jewish community. We also affirm Jewish individuals and groups that are part of churches and encourage them in their commitment to Jewish life and identity.
4. We affirm our willingness as an ecclesiastical body to build bridges to the Messianic Jewish community; to extend the hand of friendship and to pray for their growth and vitality.
5. We affirm our willingness to share our resources with Messianic Jewish congregations, mission organizations and theological training institutes so as to empower them to fulfill their God-given purpose.
6. We affirm our willingness to be a voice within our own ecclesiastical structures and spheres of influence against all forms of anti-Semitism, replacement theology (supersessionism) and teaching that precludes the expression of Jewish identity in Jesus.
7. Finally, we affirm that as Jewish and Gentile expressions of life in Jesus grow organically side by side with distinct identities that God will be glorified; that the Kingdom of Heaven will be advanced and that the vision of “the one new man” in Ephesians 2 will unfold as part of the original Abrahamic blessing to the nations.