The Jerusalem House is the spiritual home
and base for many of our cross-cultural adventures and activities.
We are devoted to the Apostolic lifestyle described in the Acts
of the Apostles Chapter 2:42-47 out of a home based ministry. Because
of the significant religious and cultural differences within Israel
today, the ministry focus is toward reaching the many different
people groups. (i.e. Ashkenazim, Mizrahim, Russians, Ethiopians,
Haredim, Orthodox, Non-Orthodox, Muslim, Bedouoin, Druze and Arab
Christians who live in the City of the Great King.) We are also
continuing sharing the Gospel with people on the streets, in our
neighborhood, and throughout the city. Matt 24:14
Since the rebirth of the State of Israel in 1948, many
Jews who formerly lived in Arab countries fled to Israel as refugees
and the largest number live in Jerusalem and its vicinity. This
is partly due to a strong historical and religious connection
to Jerusalem as well as Jerusalem's oriental culture with which
they identify. Their background is either pure Sephardi, or from
Morocco, Iraq, Iran, Kurdistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Algeria, Libya,
and Syria. From the beginning of the reestablishment of the State
of Israel this group of people suffered from poverty and discrimination
from the ruling class.
The Jerusalem House has targeted these people groups
because they are the least evangelized people of Israel and have
not yet had the opportunity to hear the Gospel of the Kingdom.
Most of Jerusalem is made up of these Israeli Sephardi people
as well as the Palestinian people.The staff of the Jerusalem House
also has a heart for the Arabs who live in Jerusalem and their
need to also hear the Gospel and receive Yeshua our Lord. The
Jerusalem House was founded as an answer to the need to have "a
more relevant indigenous Israeli evangelistic work in the city
of Jerusalem" that would more effectively reach out to Israelis.
The motto of the Jerusalem House is "Israelis sharing the
gospel with Israelis".
The Jerusalem House is open daily during
the week for evangelism, personal discipleship, ministry, daily
telephone follow up, & small home group gatherings. Our activities
include an evening Bible study focusing on Messianic prophesy followed
by Q & A and deep discussions with personal "one on one
heart to heart evangelism". We celebrate all the Jewish Holidays
i.e. Kabbalat Shabbat with the traditional prayers, dinner, fellowship,
Pesach, Shavuot, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Succot, Purim, Chanukah,
as well as traditional Israeli holidays of Independence Day, and
Israeli Evangelism is our main focus in all that we do. Our primary
burden is to reach unsaved Israeli Sabras, new Jewish immigrants,
and Muslims with the Gospel. Although there are many Christian organizations
in Jerusalem that spend great sums of money on programs, very few
Sabras have come to a saving knowledge of the Lord. In order to
do the work of evangelism more effectively here in Jerusalem we
need Israeli evangelists to pioneer the outreach ministry.