New Foundations-New Members

Eitz Chaim New Foundations Class

Next Class Coming March 21-May 16, 2020

The New Foundations-New Members class is open to everyone, but it is required for those who are interested in becoming a member of Eitz Chaim


Course Description and Objectives:

This class is designed to acclimate students to the mission, theology, and spirituality of the Messianic movement, as specifically present in the unique calling of Eitz Chaim Messianic Jewish Congregation of Richardson, TX, and our sphere of influence in the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. This class is open to all in the assembly, but is specifically required for those seeking formal membership. As is stated of our community of Messiah followers,


“Eitz Chaim is called to be a Messiah-centered, Spirit-empowered, disciple-making community that reveals the truth of Yeshua to both Israel and the nations. We are committed to making Yeshua the L-rd of our life, faith and ministry. Our community seeks to be like the first Jerusalem congregation where both Jew and non-Jew function as one new man, equal before G-d (Acts 2).”


Required Materials:

McKee, J.K. The Messianic Walk: The End-Time Move of God (Richardson, TX: Messianic Apologetics, 2018).

Appel, James, Jonathan Bernis, and David Levine. Messianic Judaism Class, Teacher Book (Copenhagan, NY: Olive Press, 2011).


Recommended Materials:

Chernoff, Yohanna, with Jimi Miller, Born a Jew, Die a Jew: The Story of Martin Chernoff A Pioneer in Messianic Judaism (Hagerstown, MD: EBED Publications, 1996).

Liberman, Paul. The Fig Tree Blossoms: The Emerging of Messianic Judaism (Kudu Publishing, 2012).

Messianic Jewish Family Bible—Tree of Life Version (Snellville, GA: Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society, 2014).

Stern, David H. Jewish New Testament Commentary (Clarksville, MD: Jewish New Testament Publications, 1995).

Stern David H. Complete Jewish Bible (Clarksville, MD: Jewish New Testament Publications, 1998).

Zodhiates, Spiros, ed. Hebrew-Greek Key Study Bible, NASB (Chattanooga, AMG Publishers, 1994).


Student Participation:

Regular attendance of the New Foundations Class is required (with no more than two or three excused absences) in order for students to receive a “complete,” and be regarded as candidates for formal membership in the congregation. Each module of the class will involve readings from both The Messianic Walk and Messianic Judaism Class (abbreviated below as MJC), and group discussion during the Saturday class.