Messianic Israel Alliance


Messianic Israel Alliance

The Messianic Israel Alliance (or MIA) serves the Messianic community as an organization for Messianic Jews and other Christians. Particular emphasis is placed on the divinity of Jesus, observation of the "Shabbat" (Sabbath) from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday, the celebration of the Biblical Festivals and the Jewish dietary laws. Christianity and Judaism have long associated the term "Israel" with their followers. "Messianic Israel Alliance" was chosen to be more inclusive to non-Jews than a Messianic Jewish title.

History

The Messianic Israel Alliance was founded in 1999 as a service organization for Christians who were interested in the Hebraic foundations of Christianity. Messianic Judaism had been in existence for some time, but many Hebraic Christians felt a need for a Messianic organization without ethnic and racial boundaries.Fact|date=February 2007 With this in mind, Angus and Batya Wootten began the MIA as an outreach to Messianic Jews and others.

Since that time, the MIA has grown to over 150 congregations in North America with dozens throughout in Europe and Australia. Regional conferences are held throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia. The continued growth makes the Messianic Israel Alliance the fastest-growing Messianic organization world-wide.Fact|date=May 2008

Beliefs

* Salvation is for All People
* The Deity of Jesus
* Observation of the Tanakh
* Jews and Gentiles are One in Christ
* Racial discrimination is not tolerable
* Restoration of Jews and Gentiles as Israel

Leadership

Founders [ [http://www.messianicisrael.com/our-leadership.html The Messianic Israel Alliance - Leadership ] ] :Angus and Batya Wootten

General Secretary:Hale Harris

Chief Operating Officer:Scott Diffenderfer

Shepherd's Council:John Conrad:Joie Conrad:Scott Diffenderfer:Jane Diffenderfer:Hale Harris:Shelly Harris

Director of Communications:Benjamin Diffenderfer

Director of Community Relations:Ed Harris

Office Manager:Cathy Wright

Outreach Coordinators:Daniel Calderon:Sylvia Calderon

Advisory Council:Richard and Edie Altom:Daniel and Teresa Botkin:Daniel and Sylvia Calderon:David Gipson:Ed and Chava Harris:Bob and Jacquie Himango:Elizabeth Janicki:Nathan and Sandi Lawrence:Terry and Crystal Lenhart:Susan Miller:Carl and Julie Parker:Allen and Roberta Stanfield:David and Pamela Sturlin:Marvin and Karen Taylor

References

External links

* [http://www.messianicisrael.com/ Messianic Israel Alliance website]


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