Beit Ahavat Yeshua met together for the first time as a congergation in April 2006. Since that time both our congergation and the builing we use have grown. Sometimes this growth means growing pains but we have always retained our focus on our Messiah.
We are a collection of families and individuals who want the very best of life. We are Jews and gentiles who have come from a variety of backgrounds and understandings; but have bound together in unity, sharing the same hope in the knowledge of the Messiah.
Part of the uniqueness of our culture is in the appreciation of what each individual offers to the community. Regardless of anyone's education, age, social position, or abilities, each person brings something positive. This creates an atmosphere that lacks the formality of heirarchy, allowing open discussion that challenges ideas and fosters mutual development.
A Messianic Jewish Congregation describes a gathering of people who believe that the Old Testament of the Bible (the Jewish Tanakh) and the New Testament of the Bible are in absolute harmony and agreement. Since Yeshua ("Jesus" is pronounced "Yeshua" in Hebrew) lived His mortal life as a Jewish rabbi, taught in Jewish synagogues to Jewish disciples, used the Jewish Bible to validate His authority, lived according to Jewish customs, celebrated Jewish festivals, and commanded His followers to obey the tenants and teachers of Jewish Law... if we claim to be followers of Him, we must strive to understand the relevance of this very specific context.
The Jewishness of the Messiah if often down-played in the Christian community. The characterisics of the Messiah are often presented in ways that make Him look more like us, instead of encouraging us to look more like Him. A Messianic Jewish congregation strives for authenticity in their pursuit of Messiah: recognizing that they are not the model to be followed; but are changing to become more like the example given by the Messiah.