New Foundations-New Members

Eitz Chaim New Foundations Class

Our next New Foundations-New Members class is currently planned for 06 October – 01 December 2018.

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

New Foundations Class Syllabus Fall 2018


J.K. McKee

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:

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

The Messianic Walk is also available as an eBook for Kindle

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

Recommended Materials:

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).

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 both The Messianic Walk and the Messianic Judaism Class teacher workbook (abbreviated below as MJC), and group discussion during the Saturday morning class.

Course Schedule:

Week One

06 October 2018


Introduction to Class

Student Introductions

Week Two

13 October 2018

The Messianic Vision read Unit One in Messianic Walk, pp 1-42

review Unit One in MJC, pp 7-20


Week Three

20 October 2018

Shabbat, the Appointed Times, Jewish Holidays


read Unit Two in Messianic Walk, pp 45-68

review Unit Two in MJC, pp 21-49


Week Four

27 October 2018

Kosher and Torah-based “Means of Grace”


read Unit Three in Messianic Walk, pp 71-94

review Unit Two in MJC, pp 50-68


Week Five

03 November 2018


The Contours of Jewish Evangelism


read Unit Four in Messianic Walk, pp 97-116

review Unit Three in MJC, pp 71-96


Week Six

10 November 2018

Guest: Marc Chernizer

The Contours of Jewish Evangelism II


Week Seven

17 November 2018


Our Place in the Congregation read Unit Five in Messianic Walk, pp 119-144

review Unit Four in MJC, pp 99-122

Week Eight

24 November 2018


A Survey of Messianic Theology read Unit Six in Messianic Walk, pp 147-175

review Unit Five in MJC, pp 125-160

Week Nine

01 December 2018


Q & A Session with Eitz Chaim Elders