- Seeking after God with prayer, worship, and by studying His Word.
- Honoring God by keeping His Torah, including the Sabbath and holy days.
- Building a community of authentic relationships rooted in love, dedicated to growing closer to God and one another.
- Reaching out to the world around us with the redemptive love of God.
- Standing in solidarity with the Jewish people, rejecting replacement theology in all of its forms, as a community of Jews and Gentiles.
What is Messianic Judaism?
Simply put, Messianic Judaism is the faith of Yeshua and his disciples. What we now know as Christianity began as a small but quickly growing sect of Judaism in the first century. Over time, a rift developed between mainstream Judaism and the sect of Yeshua-followers, which also became increasingly Gentile. Eventually, the Christian (and Roman Catholic) church developed, and believers in Yeshua fell completely away from any form of Jewish practice.
In recent decades, God has been reviving a desire in Jewish believers-in-Yeshua all over the world to maintain their Jewish identity in the context of Yeshua-faith. This has resulted in the modern-day development of the Messianic Jewish movement. But in addition to Jewish believers returning to the faith of their forefathers, many Gentiles have also embraced this faith practice, a fulfillment of Zechariah 8:23.
Messianic Judaism is a form of Jewish faith and practice that honors Yeshua as God and Messiah, and believes that the Apostolic Scriptures are authoritative in our lives today. We believe in salvation by grace through faith, and also in showing our love for God by honoring the Torah in obedience.
For more information about Messianic Judaism, please read this article from the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America.
For more information about Gentiles within Messianic Judaism, please read this article from Jewish Voice.
Our Statement of Faith
The Bridge is part of the Foursquare movement. Foursquare offers us accountability, networking, support, and freedom to practice our faith in our unique way. We are also a member of Foursquare Messianic – a small group of like-minded congregations within Foursquare.
For more information, please read Our Relationship With the Greater Church.