Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship
Update May 29, 2010
to all. “The grace of the Adonai Yeshua Ha'Mashiach, and the love of Elohim, and the fellowship of the Ruach
HaKodesh, be with you all.”
Encampment is Coming in
Orlando this June.
make your plans now. Just over one month to go.
Let us hold fast the
confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And
let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not
forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but
exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
healthy, be safe, be filled, be blessed, be found in Him. Our G-d is an
Message & Ministry News From Your SBMF President, Mike Saffle And The
SBMF Leadership Team
Your SBMF Leadership Team
has been hard at work for you. We
are currently working on several projects that will benefit the members of
this fellowship. We have been
networking and forming partnerships with NAMB, other Messianic associations
and other SBC ethnic fellowships. In these six articles you will find
several summaries of projects that we are working on.
#1. The SBMF Annual
Meetings In Orlando, Florida.
The first project is our
annual meetings in Orlando, Florida. SBMF
President Mike Saffle has been working hard to bring you an inspirational
and filling group of meetings. For
more information about these meetings please look at the web page at SBMF
2010 Annual Meeting In Orlando, FL.
Erev Shabbat Worship starts at 7:00 p.m. on June 11, 2010 and it has
been assigned to the Salon 1-2, 2nd Floor Rosen Centre. Setup will start at
about 3:00 p.m.
Worship starts at 9:00 a.m. on June 12, 2010 and
it has been assigned to Salon 1, 2nd
Floor Rosen Centre. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.
Worship Event Information
Annual Meeting Music Worship will be led by Zemer Levav, Messianic Music Group, Galilee of the Nations Music (Integrity
Our guest speaker for
this yeshiva day will be: Rev.
H. B. London, Vice President for Pastoral Studies, Focus on the Family
Also speaking is
Brother Bruce Mills, Founding Deacon, Jerusalem Baptist Church, Jerusalem,
Israel. The title of his message
is: "The Most High Has A Plan."
The SBMF Youth
Meeting will be held in Salon 6, 2nd Floor
Rosen Centre 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday Evening SBMF
Annual Business Meeting will be held in Salon 1-2, 2nd Floor Rosen Centre
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Training & Fellowship is between 2:00 p.m.
and 4:00 p.m. on June 13, 2010 and it has
been assigned to Salon 22, 2nd Floor Rosen Center
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.
Please look at the event schedule located at SBMF
2010 Annual Meeting In Orlando, FL. for updates and
worship the L-rd with us in Orlando this June, on the Friday and
Saturday before the SBC Pastors Conference.
#2. The SBMF Booth Project For The SBC Annual Meeting Exhibit Floor.
The second project is the SBMF Booth Project.
This year we would
like to let our SBC brothers and sisters know who we are and how we can help
them in this race we run together, leading the nations and our Jewish
kinsman to Yeshua (Jesus). To this date several SBC ministries and churches
have used the services of or partnered with groups outside the SBC. We
need to be more visible to our SBC brothers and sisters. We are
working to build powerful partnerships with local Churches and local SBC
associations all over the USA. These partnerships will work to bring
the Good News of Jesus to the Jewish people in the USA. These
partnerships will bring us congregational planters who are willing to start
new works in Jewish evangelism. We
also pray we will be able to meet and help numerous Jewish believers who are
willing to be sent out to minister Yeshua as evangelists.
We need your help to
fund our booth project. As of
this date we don’t have the needed funds to make the project work.
We are asking that the saints help by sending a donation to help us
fund this project that will help us become more known to the local SBC church
and their members. Please pray
about helping us form strong ministry partnerships with the local SBC church.
Donations (If you feel the call please
help us contact as many of the SBC saints as we can, so together
we can all bring the gospel to our Jewish kinsman as possible.)
your SBMF Booth Project donations, please make them payable to the SBMF.
Please mail them to SBMF, 2290 Quail Drive, Bessemer, Alabama, 35022
help us do this good work of Christ. Please
help us by praying for the L-rd’s supply and that this booth project is
Steve Kaplan from Jewish
is supplying Jesus Loves You "T" shirts for us to give away
at the SBC Annual Meeting exhibit floor booth this year. We thank him
for his love for Christ and his dedication to helping us minister to the lost
and the saints alike.
#3. The SBMF Leadership Team And Several Members Meet With Other
Messianic Ministries In A Meeting Sponsored And Funded By the North American
Meeting Title: “Consultation
On “Messianic Congregational Planting”
On May 18th and 19th several of the SBMF
Leadership Team, several Messianic ministers from outside the SBMF and
several local SBMF ministry leaders met at the North American Mission Board
offices in Alpharetta, Georgia. Brothers Mark
Hobafcovich and Jorge Sedaca serve NAMB in the
Church Planting Group. Brother Mark
Hobafcovich approached SBMF President Mike Saffle and SBMF Vice-president
Ric Worshill several months ago and proposed a plan to have several
Messianic leaders come together, in prayer and fellowship, to build new
partnerships and work together to start new congregations.
This process started an interdenominational resource called the “Messianic
Mission Network” and bring us together to serve the Kingdom with one
mind, one heart and one spirit.
This was a
peer-learning consultation. Selected
leaders from the invitee list presented position papers on the subject and gave
a message about their papers.
Sharing of models and strategies for
Messianic Congregational Planting in North America
Utilize the findings to provide for
a framework for implementing a Messianic congregation
Publish the findings through
write-ups and white papers on extending the love of God through the sharing
of the Gospel with the Jewish people in North America.
The guests in
attendance from outside the SBMF were:
SBC Church Planter Strategist, CO.
Chosen People Ministries. (CAN)
Daniel Richard Muller,
New Covenant Forum, Formerly from Jews for Jesus Toronto
Greg Dangar, Dangar
Murray Tilles, Light
of Messiah Ministries. Atlanta, GA.
Rudy González, SWTS Prof. & Dean of the William R. Marshall
Center for Theological Studies
Sam Nadler, Word of
Messiah Ministry, NC. SBMF Affiliate and Minister Trainer
Yegor (Greg) Zhelezny,
Joy of Freedom Publishing - Congregation Hope of Israel
Saffle, SBMF President
Isbell, Bessemer, AL.
SBMF & UMJC Officer, CA.
Clarke, Chatham, VA
Garrett, Walnut Ridge,
McDonald, Lake Villa.
Dumont, Byron, GA.
Orlando Garcia, Cartersville, GA.
Gary M. Maxted, Woodstock, GA
Kaplan, Atlanta, GA.
Fielding, Marietta GA.
GA. NAMB Host & Urban Church Planting Consultant
GA. NAMB Co-host & Church Planting Resource Development
GA. NAMB Church Planting Consultant
GA. NAMB Metropolitan
Missions Team, Coordinator and Regional Focus
The forum discussion was in reference to congregational planting
techniques. Dr. Rudy
González opened the discussion with an inspirational teaching about “To
The Jew First”. We
discussed several methods of ethnic missions work to the Jewish people group.
The presentation papers will be available by download at a later date.
#4. SBMF Leadership Vision Meeting With
NAMB In Orlando.
On June 10th the SBMF members who attended the “Consultation
On “Messianic Congregational Planting” will
attend a vision meeting sponsored by Brother Mark
Hobafcovich and NAMB.
Our goal in this meeting is to compile the information we learned at
the consultation in Alpharetta and come up
with a plan to implement what we have learned.
A summary of this meeting will follow on a later date.
#5. Meeting With The Leadership Of The
National African American Fellowship of the SBC
On May 28th Brother John Denson organized and arranged a
meeting by conference call with between the leadership of the National
African American Fellowship and the SBMF.
Brother Leroy Fountain (NAMB
Church Planting Consultant) made the conference call possible and Brother John Denson
moderated the meeting.
On June 14th some of the SBMF leadership will gather for an
informal meeting with the leadership of the National African American
Fellowship. Our plan is to form
partnerships to help their fellowships members reach the lost remnant of
Israel with the good news of Jesus, to work together in church planting and
#6. Messianic Fellowship Article By
Steven A. Glover, National Multi-Ethnic Missionary
Shalom brothers and sisters,
My name is Steven Glover and I serve as
the National Multiethnic Missionary for the North American Mission Board. I
thank you so very much for allowing me the opportunity to write to you about
the opportunities available at NAMB that can assist you in reaching the world
with the good news that Yeshua Ha’Mashiach.
The Bible warns us of a time in the future when men will not endure
sound doctrine…and will turn away their ears from the truth and choose
instead to turn aside to myths.” (2
Tim 4:3, 4) I believe we are seeing this great apostasy and deception being
lived out in our world today. We
have come to this period of error and I believe the Bible is clear that the
teaching of Scripture is the only remedy for this dilemma. The Apostle Paul
in the second chapter of his epistle written to Timothy is seen instructing
this young pastor to preach the word. He encourages Timothy to use God’s
Word to correct and instruct those in error. John MacArthur recently stated
in a sermon titled Sufficiency of Scripture that “The church is guilty of sinning
against God when we do not believe the Bible is sufficient for the life and
It is my responsibility as the National Multiethnic Missionary for
the People Group/Interfaith Evangelism team, to encourage members of the
Southern Baptist Ethnic Fellowships
to participate in our apologetic training programs.
Our desire at the North American Mission Board is to help you equip
God’s people to evangelize people of all faiths (Islam, Judaism, Hinduism,
Buddhism, etc) in a way that is
loving and sensitive, yet uncompromising.
The Interfaith Evangelist Specialist program’s objective is to
enlist leaders across North America who can help educate/train laypersons,
pastors, Bible teachers, and others to reach the lost. (During these training
sessions varied resources including Power Point presentations and training
booklets are used).
In addition, NAMB provides training opportunities through our
Certified Apologetic Program for members of the Messianic Fellowship to learn
how to refute the errors taught by unbiblical philosophies such as Humanism
and Darwinism in churches, conferences, and college campus settings. The
primary purpose of the CAI program is to provide a Bible-based resource to be
utilized by the body of Christ in order to prove the existence of God using
biblical evidences in the areas of science, history, and philosophy directly
from Scripture. Our goal is to
engage 500 passionate Southern Baptist leaders from throughout North America
who are serious about developing an Apologetics ministry.
I encourage anyone interested in
receiving more information about either of these dynamic programs to contact
Mike Licona (Apologetic Coordinator), Tal David (Interfaith Coordinator) or
me at the North American Mission Board for more information regarding
training dates and certification requirements.
Thank you once again,
your brother in Yeshua,
Steven A. Glover
National Multi-Ethnic Missionary
Our goal at the SBMF is to work together
with the local church to bring the good news of Yeshua to the lost.
We encourage you to contact Brother Steve and partnership with him to
do this good work.
Come to the SBMF Annual
Meetings in Orlando, Florida, June 11th-13th, 2010.
Help us minister the good news of Yeshua to the lost people in the
are what we eat. Feast on the Tree of Life. Be filled with Light
and Life. Read the Word of ha'Shem.
say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in
the Holy Ghost, That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.
For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my
brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory,
and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of G-d, and the
Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ
came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. [Romans
I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of G-d unto
salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the
Greek. For therein is the righteousness of G-d revealed from faith to
faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. [Rom 1:16-17]
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.
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
ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
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.
Ha’ba B’Shem Adonai
is he who comes in the name of the LORD! [Ps
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. [NASU Numbers
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