Who We Are
We are a congregation of Jewish and Gentile believers who follow after the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob through the Jewish Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth. We follow the Jewish culture, calendar, festival days and traditions in worship and lifestyle except when tradition is contradictory to the Holy Scriptures.
To have a safe place for Jewish and Gentile people to gather together as a community to worship Yeshua (Jesus) the Jewish Messiah, learn Scripture and mature in faith, serve in community, witness the truth of Messiah to the world and provide training to the next generation of leaders.
What We Believe
We believe that the Scriptures, both the Tenakh (Old Covenant) and the Brit Hadasha (New Covenant), are fully inspired and God’s complete and final revelation to man until the Messiah returns. We trust God’s Word to be infallible and authoritative in every category of knowledge to which they speak, including but not limited to faith, practice, science and history (Proverbs 30:5,6; Isaiah 40:7,8; Jeremiah 31:31; Matthew 5:18; John 10:35; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21).
The Unity of God
We affirm the Shema: “Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God, the Lord is One” (Deuteronomy 6:4). This Hebrew word for “one” implies compound unity. God is one but has manifested Himself in three separate and distinct persons, referring to Himself in plural terms in the Hebrew text. Hence, we believe that God is a Triunity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is the creator of all things. He is infinite and perfect, eternally existing in three equal persons, each possessing the nature and perfections of deity, as well as the characteristics of personality (Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 6:8; Isaiah 48:16; Matthew 28:19; John 6:27; Acts 5:3,4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:8).
Part 1: The Father
We believe He is Father over all creation, and thus its sovereign ruler; Father of Israel, whom He has chosen as His unique people; Father of Messiah Yeshua, whom He sent into the world to redeem mankind and creation; and Father of all who trust in His gracious provision (Exodus 4:22; Isaiah 63:16; Jeremiah 31:9; Matthew 3:17; John 1:12, 3:16; Acts 17:29; Galatians 3:26).
Part 2: The Son
We believe that God the Son became flesh in the person of Yeshua of Nazareth, the promised Messiah of Israel, who was conceived of the Spirit of God and born of the Jewish virgin, Miriam (Mary). We believe in His full deity and full humanity, His sinless life, and His miracles (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6,7; Jeremiah 23:5,6; Micah 5:2; Luke 1:26-79; John 1:1,2,14-18).We believe that Messiah Yeshua died as the substitutionary sacrifice for man’s sin and that all who put their trust in Him are declared righteous on the basis of His shed blood alone. The Messiah’s substitutionary death was the price for our redemption and was foreshadowed in the Tenakh in the slaying of the Passover Lamb, the sin and trespass offerings, and the sin offerings on Yom Kippur. We believe that Yeshua came not to destroy the Law and the Prophets but to fulfill them completely (Leviticus 16:15,16, 17:11; Psalm 22:16; Isaiah 53; Daniel 9:26; Matthew 5:17; Mark 10:45; John 19:30; Romans 3:21-26, 5:8,9; 2 Corinthians 5:14,21; 1 Peter 3:18).
We believe that Messiah Yeshua arose from the dead bodily, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He serves as our Great High Priest according to the priesthood of Melchizedek. As such, He is intercessor and advocate before the Father on behalf of all believers, and He will come again in glory with authority from the Father to judge the living and the dead (Genesis 14:17-20; Psalm 110:4; Isaiah 11:1-5; Daniel 7:13,14; Zechariah 6:12,13; John 5:22, 27, Acts 1:9-11, 17:31; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Hebrews 7:1 – 8:2; 1 John 2:1).
Part 3: The Holy Spirit
We believe Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) is a distinct entity Who possesses all the attributes of deity. He does not call attention to Himself and is ever present to glorify and testify of Messiah Yeshua (Job 33:4; Psalm 139:7; John 15:26, 16:13-15; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
We believe that since the beginning, the Spirit of God was active in creating the world and gifting, empowering, and filling selected individuals for specific services to God (Genesis 1:2; Exodus 31:1-5; Numbers 27:18; Judges 6:34; Nehemiah 9:20).
We believe the Spirit of God is active today, convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He regenerates, seals, and sets the believer apart to a holy life. At the moment of salvation, each believer is immersed by the Spirit of God into the Body of Messiah and is permanently indwelt by the Spirit of God. Therefore, all believers are complete in Him and possess every spiritual blessing. It is the privilege and responsibility of all believers to be continually filled with the Holy Spirit, thereby manifesting the fruit of the Spirit in their lives. Without the indwelling Spirit, no one can understand or discern spiritual truths (John 14:16,17, 16:7-11; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:10-16, 12:13; Galatians 5:16-18, 22, 23; Ephesians 1:13,14, 4:30, 5:18,19; 2 Thessalonians 2:13).
We believe that at salvation the Holy Spirit imparts at least one spiritual gift to every believer for the purpose of edifying and equipping the Body of Messiah. The Holy Spirit imparts them to each believer as He determines. No one gift is assigned to all believers. The principal manifestation of the Holy Spirit is other-centered love. Spiritual gifts are a blessing to the believer for the purpose of building up the Body of Messiah (John 13:35; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, 28-30, 13:1-3, 14:12; 1 Peter 4:8-10).