New Foundations-New Members

Starting February 10, 2018

Eitz Chaim New Foundations Class

 


The Eitz Chaim New Foundations-New Members class is held twice a year: once in the Spring, and once in the Fall.

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.

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.


Our next New Foundations-New Members class will be conducted 10 February-31 March, 2018


EITZ CHAIM NEW FOUNDATIONS

Class Syllabus

Spring 2018
Saturday Afternoon, 2:00-3:15 PM


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Instructor:
J.K. McKee
e-mail: jkmmessianic@yahoo.com
facebook.com/JKMMessianic


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

available for purchase during class


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

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., trans. Complete Jewish Bible (Clarksville, MD: Jewish New Testament Publications, 1998).

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

McKee, J.K. Torah In the Balance, Volume I (Richardson, TX: Messianic Apologetics, 2003); Torah In the Balance, Volume II (Richardson, TX: Messianic Apologetics, 2015).


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 assigned readings from the Messianic Judaism Class workbook (abbreviated below as MJC), and group discussion during the Saturday morning class.


Course Schedule:

DATE SUBJECT MATTER ASSIGNMENT
Week One

10 February 2018

 

Introduction to Class

Student Introductions

Week Two

17 February 2018

The Messianic Vision:

the emergence of Messianic Judaism, the place of Eitz Chaim, and our assembly’s mission in North Dallas/Richardson

read Unit One in MJC, pp 13-18
Week Three

24 February 2018

Shabbat, the Appointed Times, Jewish Holidays read Unit Two in MJC, pp 22-40
Week Four

10 March 2018

Kosher and Torah-based “Means of Grace” read Unit Two in MJC, pp 41-51
Week Five

17 March 2018

The Contours of Jewish Evangelism read Unit Three in MJC, pp 53-74
Week Six

24 March 2018

Guest: Marc Chernizer

The Contours of Jewish Evangelism II

Week Seven

31 March 2018

Our Place in the Congregation read Unit Four in MJC, pp 77-96
Week Eight

08 April 2018

 

A Survey of Messianic Theology

read Unit Five in MJC, pp 99-125

You can sign up and direct all questions regarding the next New Foundations-New Members class using the form below: