Shalom means peace in Hebrew. And has a deeper meaning: wholeness, completeness, lacking nothing.
Yeshua is the original name of Jesus in Hebrew. It means salvation. At Shalom Church, we love and use both names interchangeably.
Discipleship is the path to spiritual maturity grounded in the Bible. At Shalom Church, we believe discipleship is key to living a life surrendered to God. Hence, our teachings center on deepening our understanding of the Bible and its message.
A disciple is a student of the Bible who learns the teachings of Jesus and applies them to his/her personal life. A disciple is also someone who makes disciples of others. Before ascending to heaven, Jesus commissioned His disciples to: “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)
The Church is not a building, a denomination or religion. The Church is people, believers in Jesus all over the world who love the God of Israel (the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob), believe in Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah, and anchor their lives in the Bible. To gain a greater understanding of what the Church is, watch the sermon series, The Wonders of the Church.
We adopt the definition of Messianic Judaism given by Messianic Rabbi Greg Hershberg: “Messianic Judaism is a movement, not a denomination. It’s a resurrected, first-century, prophetic movement to bridge Jews and Gentiles together with the hope that we can usher in the second advent of Yeshua the Messiah.”