In Washington, D.C. it's not what you know, it's who you know. In their pursuit of personal power and influence, most people do not give thought to Jesus, the Ruler of the universe. In this city where the daily newspaper headlines call attention to the latest issue de jour, it's our goal to make Jesus' Messiahship the top issue in town.
The D.C. area is home to 215,000 Jewish people, with another 105,000 in the nearby Baltimore area. The University of Maryland has 6,000 Jewish students, and George Washington University has another 4,200. These and other area colleges are an important part of our regular outreach.
Washington has a high percentage of well-educated and affluent people, and is filled with lawyers and consultants who work with the government and military. There are several Messianic congregations in the area and local Christians have a good awareness that Jewish people need Y'shua (Jesus) which is a big help to us.
As in all of our branches, we hand out broadside pamphlets on street corners, at metro stations, special events and university campuses. We also visit Jewish people who are interested in what the Bible has to say about knowing God and what it says about Jesus. (By the way, our branch leader speaks Hebrew and can converse with Hebrew-speaking residents or tourists.)
Each week you can find our staff visiting people throughout the area, from Northern Virginia up to Baltimore. We occasionally travel into Delaware and Pennsylvania as well.
On Thursday nights we host a Bible study at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia. It's a place for Jews and Gentiles, believers and non-believers. It is the right place for those who are looking for a non-threatening activity to bring their Jewish friend to learn about Jesus. There is always a nosh to go along with the lively and free-wheeling discussions on Jewish matters that relate to Jesus.
We hold special events for believers and seekers alike to come together and celebrate holidays like Passover, Rosh Hashanah, and Hanukkah. We sometimes hold Shabbat dinners or desserts so to provide a place for people to meet each other and get to know us.
Whether you are Jewish and want to know more about why we believe in Jesus, or whether you already believe and are looking for others who know what it means to be a Jew for Jesus, we hope you will copy the information to your right and look us up. Come study and celebrate with us from a Messianic perspective.*
For believers in Jesus: whether or not you are Jewish we would love to have you partner with us. We love volunteers and have a variety of opportunities available.
We also offer inspiring and informative programs for local churches interested in learning about Jewish evangelism and in supporting our ministry. You can help us by asking your pastor to invite us to speak in your church.
*We can help with liturgy for messianic weddings, brises, naming ceremonies, bar mitzvahs, etc.