Jerusalem House


Jerusalem House

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 Jerusalem Day.

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.