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There is a new expression of Messianic worship and ministry arising in the mainstream mega-church. For decades, churches in almost every major city in America have sought to explore their Jewish roots via an annual Passover Seder or the occasional guest speaker from the Messianic community. However, as reports indicate, less than 1% of their resources have gone to Jewish outreach. In the case of a handful of large churches and ministries, it appears that this trend may be changing. Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas began in 2000 as a Bible study of about thirty people in the home of Pastor Robert Morris. In fifteen years, it has grown into a mega-church made up of five campuses in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, serving an average of over thirty-six thousand in weekly attendance. It’s vast ministerial reach extends globally with myriad ministries reaching out with God’s love.

 According to Wayne Wilkes, pastor of Jewish Ministries at Gateway, Pastor Morris believes strongly in a Romans 1:16 calling for himself and the church. Because of this calling, they seek out Messianic congregations and ministries locally and globally to support through finances, emergency relief and leadership training. In 2003, a new ministry emerged, geared toward the Jewish people. Bless Israel, Gateway’s Jewish ministry, holds a Messianic Shabbat Service on the First Friday of each month. Wilkes says that the principle of giving the firstfruits of time and resources in ministry to the Jewish people translated to giving the “firstfruits” of each month as well to reach out to the Jewish community.

More Effective Together

There is a new expression of Messianic worship and ministry arising in the mainstream mega-church. For decades, churches in almost every major city in America have sought to explore their Jewish roots via an annual Passover Seder or the occasional guest speaker from the Messianic community. However, as reports indicate, less than 1% of their resources have gone to Jewish outreach. In the case of a handful of large churches and ministries, it appears that this trend may be changing. Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas began in 2000 as a Bible study of about thirty people in the home of Pastor Robert Morris. In fifteen years, it has grown into a mega-church made up of five campuses in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, serving an average of over thirty-six thousand in weekly attendance. It’s vast ministerial reach extends globally with myriad ministries reaching out with God’s love.

 According to Wayne Wilkes, pastor of Jewish Ministries at Gateway, Pastor Morris believes strongly in a Romans 1:16 calling for himself and the church. Because of this calling, they seek out Messianic congregations and ministries locally and globally to support through finances, emergency relief and leadership training. In 2003, a new ministry emerged, geared toward the Jewish people. Bless Israel, Gateway’s Jewish ministry, holds a Messianic Shabbat Service on the First Friday of each month. Wilkes says that the principle of giving the firstfruits of time and resources in ministry to the Jewish people translated to giving the “firstfruits” of each month as well to reach out to the Jewish community.

More Effective Together

There is a new expression of Messianic worship and ministry arising in the mainstream mega-church. For decades, churches in almost every major city in America have sought to explore their Jewish roots via an annual Passover Seder or the occasional guest speaker from the Messianic community. However, as reports indicate, less than 1% of their resources have gone to Jewish outreach. In the case of a handful of large churches and ministries, it appears that this trend may be changing. Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas began in 2000 as a Bible study of about thirty people in the home of Pastor Robert Morris. In fifteen years, it has grown into a mega-church made up of five campuses in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, serving an average of over thirty-six thousand in weekly attendance. It’s vast ministerial reach extends globally with myriad ministries reaching out with God’s love.

 According to Wayne Wilkes, pastor of Jewish Ministries at Gateway, Pastor Morris believes strongly in a Romans 1:16 calling for himself and the church. Because of this calling, they seek out Messianic congregations and ministries locally and globally to support through finances, emergency relief and leadership training. In 2003, a new ministry emerged, geared toward the Jewish people. Bless Israel, Gateway’s Jewish ministry, holds a Messianic Shabbat Service on the First Friday of each month. Wilkes says that the principle of giving the firstfruits of time and resources in ministry to the Jewish people translated to giving the “firstfruits” of each month as well to reach out to the Jewish community.

More Effective Together

There is a new expression of Messianic worship and ministry arising in the mainstream mega-church. For decades, churches in almost every major city in America have sought to explore their Jewish roots via an annual Passover Seder or the occasional guest speaker from the Messianic community. However, as reports indicate, less than 1% of their resources have gone to Jewish outreach. In the case of a handful of large churches and ministries, it appears that this trend may be changing. Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas began in 2000 as a Bible study of about thirty people in the home of Pastor Robert Morris. In fifteen years, it has grown into a mega-church made up of five campuses in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, serving an average of over thirty-six thousand in weekly attendance. It’s vast ministerial reach extends globally with myriad ministries reaching out with God’s love.

 According to Wayne Wilkes, pastor of Jewish Ministries at Gateway, Pastor Morris believes strongly in a Romans 1:16 calling for himself and the church. Because of this calling, they seek out Messianic congregations and ministries locally and globally to support through finances, emergency relief and leadership training. In 2003, a new ministry emerged, geared toward the Jewish people. Bless Israel, Gateway’s Jewish ministry, holds a Messianic Shabbat Service on the First Friday of each month. Wilkes says that the principle of giving the firstfruits of time and resources in ministry to the Jewish people translated to giving the “firstfruits” of each month as well to reach out to the Jewish community.

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