Welcome! Our congregation includes the reciting of Hebrew prayers as well as singing and praying in English. We also recite the Shema and Blessings over the Torah reading in Hebrew and English. Casual as well as dress attire is welcome. We ask that you dress modestly. Come wearing the full armor of God!
You are cordially invited to share a meal with us and fellowship after the service. Most of all, come expecting to be loved, helped, comforted and blessed!
1. The Mission...is to propagate the Good News of Yeshua Messiah to both Jew and Gentile in the Metro Detroit area. This includes providing a spiritual atmosphere that enables a mature expression of the Body of Messiah to thus glorify God.
2. The Vision...is to see every member grow in maturity in Yeshua (Jesus) and to use his or her gift in service to the body as well as the outside world.
3. The Commitment...which is expected of those who function within Congregation Beth Messiah:
a. That they are believers in Yeshua and have been baptized into His body and received His Spirit. b. That they accept Tanakh and B'rit Chadashah (Old and New Testament) as the inspired Word of God and guideline for daily living. They are committed to daily Bible reading and prayer. c. That they've been called by God to commit themselves to function as a family at Beth Messiah as a "local assembly". d. That commitment involves regular attendance at Shabbat Services (and as much as possible- to the Holiday and mid-week services). This stems from Acts 2:42 "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer."
Statement of Faith
1. We believe that Adonai, our Lord, is the Master & Creator of the universe. (Genisis 1:1)
2. We believe that Adonai, our Lord God is One. He has revealed Himself to us as the Father, Son and Anointed One (Psalm 2:2, 6-9), and the Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit). (Numbers 11:29, Judges 3:10, 6:34, 11:29, 14:19)
3. We believe that Torah (God's "Instruction") to mankind is contained in both Tanakh, the Hebrew Scriptures, and the New Covenant (or Testament). From Genesis to Revelation, we hold these scriptures as God breathed and inspired Word free from any and all defects.
4. We encourage the use of a "reputable" translation of the Word (we have adopted NIV for public reading and study).
5. The Bible reveals our Creator as a Holy God, Who intends mankind to live holy, righteous lives before Him. However, in mankind's fall in the Garden of Eden, all human beings are born with a nature prone to sin and are in need for "restoration" through atonement. This has been accomplised through the sacrifice of God's Son, Messiah Yeshua (Jesus).