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Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship

2011 Annual Meeting In The Phoenix, AZ. Area

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Ho-doo L'adonai key tov,  key l'oh-lahm chas-doe.

Give thanks to the L-rd for He is good, and His mercy endures forever.



The 2011 SBMF Encampment

Will Be Meeting At:

CrossPoinTempe Church

1001 E Southern Ave. Tempe, AZ 85282

Phone: (480) 838-5700 -- Fax: (480) 838-5928


Parking Is In The Rear Of The Church

Drive east of the church, on East Southern Avenue to The first street, (Terrace Road) turn right (South) to East Malibu Drive right turn (West) into the rear church parking lot.  The entrance to the SBMF Annual Meetings is to the east rear fence gate.

June 10th to the 11th, 2011 

This Years Theme: Spiritual Warfare

The word war occurs 227 times  in the New American Standard Bible.  The word battle occurs 183 times in the same version.  Are you ready to battle in this war we fight for the L-rd?  We fight against the forces of Satan.


You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier. [2 Timothy 2:1-4]


In the wilderness the L-rd gave the children of Israel an extended boot camp, preparing them to defend themselves and take back the land He had promised to Abraham.


When Joshua and the people of Israel crossed over the river Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant and the priests in front [Joshua chapters 3 and 4], they were prepared for battle with 40,000 soldiers equipped for war.


Finally, be strong in the L-rd and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of G-d, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Therefore, take up the full armor of G-d, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. [Ephesians 6:10-13 NASU]


Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. [1 Timothy 6:12 NASU]


Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near. [Hebrews 10:23-25 NASU]  


But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.  [2 Timothy 4:5]


Come to the SBMF Encampment this June in Phoenix, Arizona.


SBMF Annual Meeting News From Your President And Servant

Dear fellow workers in Messiah’s fields:

It is almost time for our Annual Meeting!  I am looking forward to seeing all of you, and catching up on what Yeshua is doing in your lives and ministries. I am excited about all of the work you are doing for the Kingdom!

Our meeting will be June 10th and 11th this year. Our theme is “Preparing for Spiritual Warfare”. We are in the midst of the battle between our L-rd and the Enemy of our souls, and we need to be aware and prepared for it. HaSatan knows that his time is nearly over, and he is attacking the workers of G-d. We have reports of illness, financial woes, relationship issues, and numerous other problems cropping up in the Fellowship. This does not mean we are failing, nor does it mean we are working against the Father. What it does mean is we are being effective, rescuing souls from Sheol, and the Enemy doesn’t like it! Baruch HaShem! (Praise the Name!)

We are changing the order of our meetings this year.  In order to ‘leave on the right note’, we will be moving the Business Meeting to Saturday afternoon, and having a Havdalah/Praise and Worship service in the evening.

I am looking forward to being with brothers and sisters in Messiah. 

May you be blessed! See you in June!

Rabbi Mike Saffle, President SBMF

Basic Event Information

All of our Worship services and Annual Meetings

will be held in an SBC Church this year.


CrossPoinTempe Church

1001 E Southern Ave. Tempe, AZ 85282

Just east of the intersection of E. Southern Ave. & S. Rural Rd.

Phone: (480) 838-5700 -- Fax: (480) 838-5928


This church is 12 miles southeast of the convention center.

The drive is about 21 minutes and most is highway.

Parking Is In The Rear Of The Church

Drive east of the church, on East Southern Avenue to The first street, (Terrace Road) turn right (South) to East Malibu Drive right turn (West) into the rear church parking lot.  The entrance to the SBMF Annual Meetings is to the east rear fence gate.

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Erev Shabbat Worship starts at 7:00 p.m. on June 10, 2011.  The location will be published later.  Setup will start at about 3:00 p.m.

Shabbat Yeshiva Worship starts at 9:00 a.m. on June 11, 2011.  This location will also be published later.  Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.

The SBMF Annual Business Meeting will start at 2:00 p.m. and it will be completed by 5:00 p.m. 

Saturday Evening Havdalah / Praise and Worship will start at 7:00 p.m.

We will give more details as they come available, including the location for the meeting.  We are looking forward to being with the brothers and sisters in Messiah. May you be blessed! See you in June!

The SBMF Annual Meeting Music Worship Leaders will be:

Greg & Frankie Smith.

Greg and Frankie Smith, married 34 years, 2 children, 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, 3 dogs. Born and raised in the Wichita / El Dorado Kansas area and have been involved in music ministry for 24 years as band members, with 15 of those years in leadership. At present, we serve as P/W leaders, and overseers of the dance ministry, at Remnant of Israel congregation in Wichita Kansas, under the leadership of Richard Segal, Congregational Leader. Greg also serves on the Board of Elders.

Greg and Frankie Smith, married 34 years, 2 children, 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, 3 dogs. Born and raised in the Wichita/El Dorado Kansas area and have been involved in music ministry for 24 years as band members, with 15 of those years in leadership. At present, we serve as P/W leaders, and overseers of the dance ministry, at Remnant of Israel congregation in Wichita Kansas, under the leadership of Richard Segal, Congregational Leader. Greg also serves on the Board of Elders.

We believe that music and dance are a very important aspect of worship and spiritual warfare. When the Israelites went into battle the musicians went out before them preparing the way. We believe music is important to G-d and is a powerful weapon against our spiritual enemies. G-d's music has power for us as well, it can calm our spirits and minds, and help to bring us into the presence of G-d.

Our desire, first and foremost, is to praise G-d in a way that is worthy of Him. To declare the name of Yeshua/Jesus to the world, prayerfully making a difference in the lives of those G-d is calling to Himself. To be used by G-d to minister to the needs of others, at the same time being ministered to ourselves, as only G-d can do. Our desire is to totally submit ourselves and worship to G-d and His will, being obedient to the leading of Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit).

The Teaching For This Years Erev Shabbat Will Be From:

Brother Ric Worshill

Brother Ric Worshill has served the local Church, his local SBC association, NAMB and the SBMF for several years.  He has served as the assistant to two prior SBMF presidents.  He served four years as the President of the SBMF and is now serving as the Vice-President.  Brother Ric is a Jewish believer in Yeshua as Mashiach.   

Brother Ric is a servant to and minister of Christ first and foremost.  He has served his community as a Police officer for over twenty-six years.  His service as a police officer includes, Evidence Technician, Fire, Bomb and Arson Investigator.  He was a detective for eight of those twenty-six years.  Besides being a police patrol officer he is a police chaplain.  As a police officer he fights a battle every day that he puts on his uniform.  This police position is a ministry of Christ.  When he takes his police uniform off he puts on his other minister & chaplaincy duties.   These divine appointments place him in a position to bring light into dark places, encourage the broken hearted and build up the saints in Christ.


The most compelling part of his ministry service is his zeal to build up the saints and prepare them for service in the mission fields.  His time in the SBMF has been dedicated to helping missionaries get trained up for the mission fields and helping congregational planters start successful new congregations.


Brother Ric specializes in Emergency Services Police Chaplaincy.  The chaplaincy ministry he serves is centered on critical incident crisis intervention.  This is specific to the emotional and spiritual care of people in crisis.  A large portion of this chaplaincy service is to law enforcement personal.  Brother Ric also ministers to people in Disaster Relief Chaplaincy.  He has done this chaplaincy work since 1987.  The ministry that he started in 1998 is called Police Shomreem Ministries.  Brother Ric serves in this chaplaincy ministry with his wife Chaplain Gwenn Worshill and some volunteer chaplains.  Police Shomreem Ministries mainly serves in the geographical areas of Northeastern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin.


Police Shomreem Ministries is a Rapid Response - Emergency Services Chaplaincy Ministry. This chaplaincy ministry is an independent, on call, emergency services, public safety and disaster relief chaplaincy. They are on-call to any law enforcement agency or community that is in need of chaplaincy services.  Ric and his wife serve on two Rapid Response Critical Incident Stress Management teams.


Brother Ric is ordained into pastoral ministries as a Southern Baptist Minister and an Ordained Messianic Rabbi.  He is denominationally endorsed as a Police Chaplain and a Disaster Relief Chaplain by the SBC, North American Mission Board, Chaplaincy Endorsement Commission.  He serves his local church in the position of deacon.  He also served for two years as the Moderator of the Lake County Baptist Association.


The years he has spent in law enforcement and chaplaincy have helped him understand that people need the love of Christ, encouragement  from a believer and a ministry of presence from someone who really cares, during those times of life crisis.  He also understands that the saints need to be trained up to withstand the effects of the battle and mission fields where they serve.  Being prepared for any battle makes the war much easier to fight. 


Ric teaches that the local congregation should be a place where anyone can go to be encouraged by and discipled in the light of Mashiach.  The local congregation should be a group of people who love other people enough to go out, risking everything to find the lost and tell them about Yeshua.   The local congregation should be willing to stand in the gap and disciple people to disciple others.


Ric is the husband of Gwenn, the father of two and the grandfather of seven.  Ric and Gwenn have a Dachshund puppy named Havah.  


One of Ric's favorite quotes is from Peter Deyneka Jr., founder of the Slavic Gospel Association.  "Where there's much prayer, there's much power!. Where there's little prayer, there's little power, and where there's no prayer, there's no power"


Link to web page:  Police Shomreem Ministries

Facebook Link:  Police Shomreem Ministries - Chaplaincy


The Guest Speaker For This Years Yeshiva Day Will Be:

Dr. H Bruce Stokes  

Brother H. Bruce Stokes, Ph.D. is Dean of the School of Behavioral Sciences at California Baptist University in Riverside. He is the Pastor/Teacher of the DiscipleCenter in Anaheim Hills. As a Psychological Anthropologist, Dr. Stokes has focused on the integration and application of Biblical Truth to the behavioral sciences. He has lectured, written and counseled in the area of marriage and family, parenting and the establishment of Christian homes.

Brother Bruce has been our guest speaker for a SBMF Annual meeting Yeshiva before.  His last teaching gave us an idea of how the Disciple Center model works. It illustrated how to empower the saints with sound biblical foundations from both the Hebraic Roots and the fundamentals of the Church.


Brother Bruce is currently serving as the SBMF Manager of Ministry Training.  This office is an elected office that he has served in for several years.  Brother Bruce is responsible for planning and developing resources for ministry training that will aid the SBMF saints in their ministry service.  


Dr. Stokes also teaches at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary at the Brea campus in southern California, and served on the translation committee for the up-date of the New American Standard Bible.

His Ph.D. dissertation at University of California, Riverside was an anthropological perspective on the Messianic Movement in the United States and Israel. He serves as the Vice president of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations and as an advisor to the Administrative Board to the International Messianic Jewish Alliance. He is a frequent speaker at Messianic conferences is published in several Messianic publications.


Dr. Stokes is a member of the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship.


About The DiscipleCenter


The DiscipleCenter was formed by Christians who are committed to the unity of Messianic Jews and Gentiles and of Judeo-Christians and Hebrew Christians. Drawing from the traditions of Judaism and Christianity, the DiscipleCenter attempts to stay connected to the traditional church and connect to Israel through Messianic and traditional Jewish institutions.

The DiscipleCenter was developed under a specific Ministry Philosophy and Ministry Purpose with a clear Doctrinal Distinctive.

"By connection to the Southern Baptist Convention and The Messianic Movement, we hope to support the Messianic Movement and to assist the Denominational Churches to understand the Unique calling of the Messianic Movement in the larger Jewish community."

The Pastor / Teacher of the DiscipleCenter is Dr. H Bruce Stokes, who is active in both Christian and Messianic Ministries.  The DiscipleCenter Web Site:  

The Havdalah / Praise and Worship Teaching Will Be Given By: 


Brother Mike Saffle (SBMF President and Congregational Leader of  Shalom Adonai Messianic Fellowship, Wichita, KS.)


Brother Mike Saffle is serving as the President of the Southern Baptist messianic Fellowship. Rabbi Mike's duties with the SBMF include facilitating the Annual Meeting, coordinating new works, getting workers assigned to the appropriate areas, and spreading the word about the SBMF to our brothers and sisters both inside and outside the SBC umbrella.


Rabbi Mike’s heart is for the lost.  His love for Israel and her people is matched only by his desire for all lost people, both Jew and Gentile, to come to faith In Yeshua.  Mike knows that the Enemy of the soul, Satan, desires to destroy the Jewish remnant, because if he destroys the remnant, then he defeats G-d’s Promise. Mike works to ensure that there is always a believing remnant among the Jewish people. His work with Southern Baptist and other church denominations centers around teaching about the Covenant, the Promise, and the Jewish roots of faith in Yeshua-Jesus. He encourages church leaders to support Israel and Jewish missions, acts as a mentor and helper for those called to start new works among Jewish populations around the country, and provides information and resources for anyone who is interested in reaching people for Yeshua. Mike is available to teach seminars and 'Mission Weekends', as well as for Seders and other events. His heart is to see the Apple of G-d's Eye return to Him, with joy and praise.  May He Who is Eternal be blessed and praised forever!


Mike is helped in his ministry by his wife of 23 years, Connie, and by their oldest son, Joshua.


Mike is the Rabbi/Pastor of Shalom Adonai Messianic Baptist Fellowship, located in Wichita, KS. He serves as the President of the SBMF, and also as a Chaplain at the Wichita Juvenile Detention Facility and Union Rescue Mission. His 'paying job', Special Education teacher for PrairieView Mental Health Hospital, provides additional ministry opportunities.  He has been in Messianic Ministries for about 13 years.


Mike has been a believer for 34 years. He is a first-generation believer, who has had the privilege of seeing his immediate family come to Messiah. He has been involved with evangelism and discipleship for many years, and his heart is for the Apple of G-d's Eye to come to see Messiah as He truly is, and to accept Him as the One True King.


Mike holds both Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Special Education, from Wichita State University. He currently has the Master's plus 30 hours...enough to fulfill requirements for an Education Specialist degree (but not some of the required classes). This degree stands between the Master's and Doctorate. He continues to take classes in order to recertify as a Special Education teacher.


Mike teaches Middle School Special Education at PrairieView Psychiatric Hospital, in Newton, KS. He works with inpatient students, those who are in-hospital due to mental illness. He teaches all subjects, giving students the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. He acts as a mentor and spiritual leader for the school staff, as well as for his students. He is able to minister to these children at a time when they are vulnerable and fragile. Please pray for these students as they navigate the road back to health.


Mike's position with the Wichita Juvenile Detention Facility is a volunteer chaplaincy: he leads Sunday morning church services once a month. He preaches the Good News of Yeshua to teenagers who have fallen astray. These teens are looking for a way out of their circumstances, and Mike points them to the only True Way: Yeshua.


Mike said:  To the One True King, Messiah Yeshua, be all the praise, power, glory, and honor!  Baruch HaShem Yeshua! 

Ministry Web Pages Links: 

Shalom Adonai Messianic Fellowship

SBC Link To Shalom Adonai Messianic Fellowship 


Come join us as we worship together, Jew and Gentile, one Body and one spirit.  Please check our SBMF News Pages, on our web site, about this function.  There may be changes to the meeting details. 

The Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship works along side several Jewish evangelism ministries.  We are pleased to announce that we have a partnership with Jews for Jesus.  Please come join our brothers and sisters at the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

Come to the Jews For Jesus Hospitality room at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel suite 2909 on June 15th. The room will be open from 1 PM to 3 PM & 5 PM to 7 PM.  Please come visit, nosh and fellowship.  If you come to the hospitality room you will receive a copy of the DVD of Flowers Of The Son.  Please visit Phoenix Convention Center (North) room 226B/C on June 13th at 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM and on June 14th at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  If you do you will see a preview of the movie. 

Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. [John 4:35 KJV]

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. [Matt 28:19-20 KJV]

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)  And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.  [Heb 10:23-25  KJV]

So come and worship with us this June.  


We look forward to a wonderful time in Worship, learning and fellowship.  Come to Phoenix and spend time with us as we work together to build up the saints to bear fruit.

Please check this SBMF News Page for potential changes.  We don't want you to miss any of the blessings of the Pastors Conference or the SBC Annual Meetings.

Please let us know if you are going to attend.  We need to make plans for the size of the meeting room and refreshments.  SBMF President Mike Saffle

Lodging Information:

Making your lodging reservations for the SBMF Annual Meeting.

If you are only attend the SBMF Annual meetings, please contact us and we will be able to advise you how and where to find affordable lodging. Please use this link to contact us: SBMF President Mike Saffle  Your request for lodging advice will be forwarded to someone who can help you.

We recommend that you contact the SBC Housing Contractor for reservations if you plan on attending the SBC Pastors Conference and the SBC Annual meeting. 

Clich this link for SBC Housing Information to make housing reservations.


Please lift up the SBC Convention Relations Staff.  They have helped us, over the years, in our mission to help our members in Congregational Planting, Local Church Training  and Jewish Outreach.   Please keep them in your prayers.

Baruch Ha'Shem Yeshua (Praise the Name of Jesus)



The Executive Board of the Southern Baptist Convention has approved us to have another booth on the Annual Meeting exhibit floor in Phoenix this year.


The North American Mission Board has approved the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship to have another booth on the exhibit floor of the SBC Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.   Baruch Ha'Shem Yeshua.  Without the sponsorship of NAMB we would not have been approved to have a booth at the SBC Annual Meeting.


We need your help to fund this booth project.  Please pray about helping us meet more of our Southern Baptist Brothers and Sisters.  This booth is one of the best ways that we have found to make strategic partnerships with local SBC Churches.  Please send donations to the address on the membership page.  


We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2011 SBMF Annual Meetings.  Unless we hear the Shofar sound and a call from above, "Come up here".  Then we look forward to seeing you up there.  


Baruch Ha'bah B'Shem Adonai

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the L-rd.

Come Yeshua come.

The L-rd bless you, and watch over you; The L-rd make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you;  The L-rd lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.   [Numbers 6:24-26]

Shalom Alechem

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