Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship
Annual Meeting In Houston, TX. Area
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to the SBMF Encampment this June in Houston, TX.
Two days of
wonderful worship, praise, study, teachings and fellowship.
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
2013 SBMF Encampment
Be Meeting At:
Beth Yeshua HaMashiach
Messianic Jewish Synagogue
Sharpstown Baptist Church
7000 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, TX. 77074
7th to the 8th, 2013
Years Theme: Look up redemption draweth nigh
SBMF Leadership is working on the details of our next annual
meetings. Please check this page for further information, yet to
We pray that all is well with you.
G-d is so good. Be
healthy, be safe, be blessed, be found in Yeshua Ha'Mashiach.
Annual Meeting News From Your President And Servant
Dear fellow workers in Messiah’s
We are continuing the same order of our
meetings this year, as last year.
year we have changed the process of membership. This was voted
on the year before last and the constitutional amendment was added to our
constitution last June. Our newly revised constitution is in the
process of being compiled and written. We hope to have the final
copy available to present at this next SBMF Annual Meeting. The
single membership only was in effect until our meetings in New Orleans,
After that meeting the group membership fees will apply to
membership will still cost $25 per year.
membership of a congregation of up to 50 people will cost $250 per
year. With this type of membership we will need each congregation
to submit a list of those members names, addresses, phone numbers and
email addresses, who wish to be listed as SBMF members.
a congregation of 50 to 100 members the congregational membership cost
will be $350 per year. With this type of membership we will also
need each congregation to submit a list of those members names,
addresses, phone numbers and email addresses, who wish to be listed.
is one restriction related to voting. Only active members,
attending the SBMF Annual Meetings will be eligible to vote on any SBMF
are looking forward to being with
brothers and sisters in Messiah.
May you be blessed! See you in June!
Y’all. Greetings from the Southern Baptist Messianic
“The grace of the
L-rd Jesus Christ, and the love of G-d, and the fellowship of the Holy
Spirit, be with you all.” [2
Cor. 13:14 NASU]
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.
As you may know the
Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship will be holding their 2013 SBMF
Annual Meeting, in the Houston area, just before the SBC Annual Meetings in June
this year. Beth Yeshua HaMashiach
Messianic Jewish Synagogue, located at 7000 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, TX.
77074. They meet at the Sharpstown Baptist Church. This year our meetings will be on June 7th and 8th, in the Houston
area. The plans for the meetings are not complete yet.
We do have a tentative schedule planned.
Here is a rough schedule of events.
On Erev Shabbat, Friday evening June 7th, we
plan to have an evening worship service with worship music and a teaching.
Yeshua Music Worship Team will lead us in music worship. The speaker for this event will be the SBMF
President, Brother Ric Worshill. This will begin
Our Saturday June 8th meetings will be a combination of music
worship, teachings and a business meeting. Here is the tentative
8:00 am Setup
and Worship Team Warm Up (BYHM Worship
9:30 am Music
Worship (Beth Yeshua Music
BYHM, Rabbi Jim Pratt will lead us in the Shabbat blessings
during time of worship and
10:15 am A
10:30 am to 11:15
am Guest Speaker Rabbi Jay Fielding
Founder of Beth Chaim Messianic Congregation Network
11:20 am to 12:10 am Guest
Speaker Amy Downey
Director of Tzedakah Ministries
Prayer for our lunch
12:15 pm Lunch,
Off Site (Off site, but that may change)
1:30 pm Music
Worship by the Beth
Yeshua Music Worship Team
2:00 pm to
2:50 pm Guest Speaker Dr. Bob
Burton North American
3:00 pm Business
Meeting Worship & Prayer (Beth
3:15 pm SBMF
Annual Business Meeting
5:00 pm Dinner,
Off Site, (Independent & off site)
7:00 pm Havdalah
Service by Rabbi Jim Pratt
Worship by the Beth Yeshua Music Worship Team
7:45 pm Evening
Preaching Dr. Bruce Stokes
, SBMF V.P.
8:45 pm Closing
Worship Songs and Announcements
9:30 pm Meetings
We will close the room
after cleaning up at about 10:00 pm
The L-rd is providing all of our needs. We look to Him for His
Please join us for this wonderful time of worship. praise, study, and
The SBMF Annual Meeting Music Worship
Leader will be:
Sister Kathy Elowitz
Beth Yeshua HaMashiach
Messianic Jewish Synagogue, Worship Team will also be leading us in music
Kathy and her husband Gus were among the original leaders and founders
of the SBMF. Brother Gus went home to the L-rd in 2005.
BYHM Praise Team will lead us in music worship during the entire
sing to the L-rd, songs of praise with us.
Erev Shabbat speaker will be: Rabbi Ric Worshill
has served the local Church, his local SBC association, NAMB and the
SBMF since 2001. He started serving the SBMF as the assistant to two
prior SBMF presidents. He was elected and served four years as
the President. Then he then served for three years the
Vice-President. This last year he served again in the office of
SBMF President. Brother Ric is
a Jewish believer in Yeshua as Mashiach. He has a heart for any
one who doesn't know the savior.
has been married to his beloved wife Gwenn for 40 years. They have two
grown children and seven grandchildren.
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
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
SBC Disaster Relief Chaplaincy. He and his wife Gwenn are both NAMB
Endorsed Police and Disaster Relief Chaplains. They serve the
Illinois Baptist State Association as Operational Stress First Aid (OSFA)
instructors and they are trained Unit Leaders (Blue Caps). Gwenn and
Ric serve on two Critical Incident Stress Management Teams in their home
state. Their ministry serves several local law enforcement agencies in
Illinois and Wisconsin. Ric is a 28 year veteran law enforcement
officer and he has served in law enforcement chaplaincy for over 26
Shomreem Ministries Web Site www.shomreem.org
Shomreem Ministries - Chaplaincy on FaceBook
2012 SBMF Guest
speakers for this segment will be Sister Amy Downey.
Sister Amy Downey is the
Director and Missionary of Tezdakah Ministries. She is a
evangelist and public speaker.
is a professor at Arlington Baptist College (Arlington, TX) and the
author of Paul’s Relationship to the Jewish People: An Analysis
of 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16 and Romans 9:1-5 (Emanuel University
Press, 2007) along with numerous magazine articles.
has a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from East Texas Baptist
University and a Master of Arts in Communication and Master of Arts in
Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
2012 SBMF Guest
speakers for this segment will be Rabbi Jay Fielding, founder of Beth Chaim
Messianic Congregation Network.
Jay Fielding is a Jewish Believer who has planted Messianic
Congregations, mentored and ordained other Messianic leaders and served
in both traditional Churches and Messianic Congregations for over 20
years. Jay has authored Messianic papers and has delivered hundreds of
inspiring Spirit-filled teachings on Messianic and Chirstian
Chaim Messianic Congregation Network is headquartered in Marietta,
(Atlanta) Georgia. It is an internationally recognized
Messianic ministry specializing in guiding Jewish and Non-Jewish
people to faith in the Jewish Messiah. They encourage and train our
traditional Church body to participate in Hebraic roots so they can
develop a more personal relationship with Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus
the Christ. Brother Jay also specialize in fostering and mentoring
Messianic Communities and Leaders.
fulfillment of being a Jew is accepting our birthright to live with God
for Eternity in paradise. Christianity is the extension of Judaism to both
Jews and Gentiles through faith in Messiah as the perfect Passover Lamb
and fulfillment of all Jewish Feasts and Festivals. As
Messianic Jews and Gentiles, we at Beth Chaim have outreach ministries to
share the Gospel with our beloved unsaved Jewish Brothers and Sisters."
afternoon speaker will be:
Robert (Bob) D. Burton
Burton is the National Mobilizer serving on the South Region Team with
the North American Mission Board. He works to mobilize churches and
church planters who answer God’s call to serve throughout North
America and especially to the Send Cities. He works to assist and equip
Partner Churches through Churches Planting Churches Trainings.
and his wife, Dana are blessed with three sons: Andy (22) and his wife
Tiffany, Noah (20) and Luke (17). The Burtons live in Noblesville,
was born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois and is a graduate of Rend Lake Junior
College, Ina, Illinois, Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Missouri
and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri. He
received his doctoral degree from The Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
served as church planter twice, pastor of churches in Illinois, and
Missouri. He served as a Missionary Journeyman in Mexico. He has served as
a Church Starter Strategist with the Illinois Baptist State Association.
He had previously served as the National Missionary with the assignment of
Multihousing Church Planting prior to serving in Indianapolis.
North American Mission Board, located in Alpharetta, Georgia, is the
Southern Baptist Convention home mission agency which assists SBC churches
in reaching the United States, Canada and the US Territories with the
gospel of Jesus Christ. We are grateful for the faithful support of your
missionaries through the Cooperative Program and the Annie Armstrong
of Arts, Religious
of Religious Education, Religious
of Educational Ministry, Christian
Education & Leadership
CHURCH PLANTING CENTERhttp://www.nsidechurchplant.org/index.cfm?page=6
by Dr. Bob Burton
Havdalah Service will be given by:
Rabbi Jim Pratt
Jim Pratt serves as the Senior Rabbi of
Beth Yeshua HaMashiach
Messianic Jewish Synagogue. Rabbi Pratt has been serving as Senior
Rabbi for the past 7 years. His
service includes Biblical foundational teachings with a Messianic
perspective, as well as heading up an active Evangelism team and Prison
Ministry. Prior to joining Beth Yeshua, he served
under Barry Berger with Messianic Perspectives in Arizona and also
played a vital role in saving the lives of many unborn babies in the
Rabbi Jim has a genuine heart for the
Jewish people and all people that they may come to know and love their
Havdalah Evening Teaching will be given by:
H Bruce Stokes
Brother H. Bruce Stokes, Ph.D. is Dean of the School of Behavioral Sciences at
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
Brother Bruce has been our guest speaker for a SBMF Annual meeting
Yeshiva before. Dr Stokes will be illustrating concepts from the
authorored by Boaz Michael of: Tent of David
- Healing the Vision of the Messianic Gentile.
Bruce is currently serving as the Vice-President of the SBMF Southern
Baptist Messianic Fellowship.
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. He is also a published
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.
Stokes is a member of the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship.
About The DiscipleCenter
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
If you haven’t heard about our fellowship’s activities, lots has happened to the function of the
SBMF. Several of the past years
the SBMF has had a booth on the exhibit floor of the SBC Annual Meetings.
Last year the North American Mission Board supplied us with a location
for a booth on the SBC Annual Meeting, Exhibit Floor.
Last year we were located right next to the NAMB booth and the SBC
Executive Committee TV Station. This
was a powerful accomplishment that was a result of all the SBC ethnic
ministries leaders working together. Please
look at the SBMF News pages located at http://www.sbmessianic.net/News062412SBMFAM.shtml
In the past several years
the SBMF has helped several new congregational leaders start new works all
over North America. Right now we
have affiliated new works in Detroit, Michigan, Kenner Louisiana, Valparaiso
Indiana, Eagle River Alaska, Calgary AB Canada, Woodstock Georgia and
Meridian Mississippi. There are also two other new works that are in the planning and
The SBMF has changed from years ago.
We have partnered with other Messianic associations and ministries to
form a sound and grounded minister and ministry training program.
We have also found local SBC churches to help by supporting some of
these new works. We are working with two SBC seminaries, MWBTS and
NOBTS, to start Messianic leadership schooling programs. These two
programs will be available on-line soon. As you may know the Pasche Institute is at Criswell Collage.
Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship works along side several Jewish
evangelism ministries. We are pleased to announce that we have a
developed partnerships with Jews for Jesus, UMJC, Chosen People Ministries,
the Association of Messianic Congregations, New
Covenant Forum, Light of Messiah Ministries, Word of Messiah Ministry,
several SBC Church Planting Strategists
and brothers from the Russian and Polish Messianic ministries.
We also work with the National African American Fellowship, SBC. Please come join our brothers and
sisters at the
Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship and the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Some of us will
also need to stay someplace where we have access to travel to the George R.
Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX. 77010.
If you are interested in serving in the Many Faces Of SBC Booth please
feel free to contact us
you are interested in attending.
We are looking forward to meeting and seeing brothers
and sisters from all over North America and abroad.
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.
and fellow bond-servants
in the L-rd.
The Executive Board and members of the Southern
Baptist Messianic Fellowship
So come and worship with us this
look forward to a wonderful time in Worship, learning and fellowship.
and spend time with us as we work together to build up the saints to bear
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
let us know if you are going to attend. We need to make plans for
the size of the meeting room and refreshments. Contact
your lodging reservations for the SBMF Annual Meeting.
are several other motels in the area that are not on the SBC lodging
list. We can help with making recommendations to you.
will need to arrange land transportation to and from the SBMF and SBC
meetings. Some of us will have vehicles there during our
stay. Some rides to and from the motels
may be available.
2012 SBC Pastors Conference and Annual Meeting, will be held at, George
R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX.
also recommend that you look at the SBC Housing page if you plan on attending the SBC Pastors
Conference and the SBC Annual meeting.
this link for
Housing Information to make housing
reservations. There are sevaral other motels in the area that have
real good rates.
am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience testifies
with me in the Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and unceasing grief
in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed, separated from
Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh, who
are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and
the covenants and the giving of the Law and the temple service and the
promises, whose are the fathers, and from whom is the Christ according to
the flesh, who is over all, G-d blessed forever. Amen. [Romans 9:1-5]
my heart's desire and my prayer to G-d for them is for their salvation.
I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of G-d for salvation
to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in
it the righteousness of G-d is revealed from faith to faith; as it is
written, "But the righteous man shall live by faith."
you not say, 'There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest'?
Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they
are white for harvest. [John
therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the
name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to
observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to
the end of the age. [Matthew
He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all
creation. [Mark 16:15]
Zion's sake I will not keep silent, And for Jerusalem's sake I will not
keep quiet, Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, And her
salvation like a torch that is burning.
you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an
evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
[2 Timothy 4:5]
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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.
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