In English, the Hebrew word shalom is translated as “peace” but it has a richer meaning. Shalom conveys a sense of wholeness, completeness, lacking nothing.
Jesus is our shalom, the only one who can meet the human heart’s deepest longing for true happiness and contentment. True shalom does not exist in a heart void of Yeshua, Jesus. Shalom cannot exist in a heart that is split between loving God and the world or that harbors worry, fear, anxiety, doubt, greed, anger, sadness, confusion, or bitterness. We are in true shalom when Jesus, the Prince of Peace, dwells in our hearts and minds. Only when we make Jesus Lord of our lives, will we experience complete peace.
“For He is our shalom, the One who made the two into one and broke down the middle wall of separation.” (Ephesians 2:14 TLV)
Yeshua is the original name of Jesus in Hebrew. It means salvation. At Shalom Church we love and use both names interchangeably.
Shalom Church is an evangelical Gentile church that loves and honors Israel and the Jewish people because, after all, our Messiah is Jewish and the Bible calls us to bless Israel. We are not a Messianic synagogue. We believe in the Jewishness of Jesus, the Gospel, and the Bible, which is why our teachings, worship services, and activities have a bit of Messianic Jewish flavor.
Our worship services are on Saturdays from 6 pm to 8 pm CST and include worship, Bible teaching, and prayer.
The Messianic Service is held the first Saturday of the month and has a more Messianic flavor. It is our way of honoring “To the Jew First”.
Our monthly Oneg / Fellowship occurs once per month after the Messianic Service. Our potluck dinner is always amazing as each family brings a dish to share and build community.
A disciple is someone who follows Jesus and makes disciples.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
Therefore, a disciple of Jesus is someone who:
- Makes disciples of others
- Baptizes them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit
- Teaches them to observe all that Jesus taught
At Shalom, we equip people to become effective disciples of Jesus so that they can in turn make disciples of others. We follow the small group, relational model of our Lord Jesus. We believe it is effective and helps believers become deeply rooted in God’s Word and learn to apply it to all areas of everyday life.
Discipleship is teaching biblical principles for successful living. God’s Word holds the answers to all the details of the human experience, including marriage, family, career, business, and overall direction for a fruitful life.
Discipleship is a strong emphasis in our congregation. Our desire is to develop the hidden leader in people so that they in turn make disciples in the knowledge of God’s Word by teaching them how to apply it to everyday life and all human endeavors.
Our foundational Discipleship Class provides an overall view of the Bible story. We desire to help people be firmly grounded with deep roots in understanding God’s Word and knowing how to apply it in everyday life.
The class is composed of 3 classes:
Class 1 – God’s Vision for Israel focuses on the Abrahamic Covenant and God’s plan to redeem humanity through the chosen nation of Israel.
Class 2 – God’s Vision for The Church provides a powerful perspective on the function of the Church in God’s overall plan for humanity.
Class 3 – God’s Vision for You and Your Family gives guidance for personal spiritual growth and improving family life.
We encourage participation from anyone who seeks:
- a deeper relationship with Jesus,
- a connection to the Hebraic roots of the Christian faith, and
- a family atmosphere to do life together with other believers
Visit our Membership page to learn more.