Dear brothers and sisters, this page has been made to encourage the church. We have provided the resources below to…• Demonstrate the Biblical basis and therefore the importance of Jewish priority in Evangelism.
• Encourage the support for and pursuit of Jewish evangelism in the Church.
• Help you by providing resources and opportunities for study, training and ministry.
• Encourage the church with the work that is happening now, so that you may overflow with prayers and praise to God.
I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit—that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh. They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen. — Paul the Apostle, 1st century AD (Letters to the Romans)
Nothing is more certainly foretold than this national conversion of the Jews in Romans 11.
— Jonathan Edwards, 1800s
There is great encouragement in prophecy to those who work among the seed of Israel; and it is greatly needed, for of all mission fields it has been commonly represented to be one of the most barren, and upon the work the utmost ridicule has been poured. God has, therefore, supplied our faith with encouragements larger than we have in almost any other direction of service. Let those who believe work on! Those who believe not may give it up. They shall not have the honour of having helped to gather together the ancient nation to which our Lord himself belonged; for be it never forgotten that Jesus was a Jew. — Charles Spurgeon, 1800s
It is the duty and the privilege of the Christian Church to preach the gospel to the Jewish people.
— Charles Spurgeon, 1800s
For the church to evangelize the world without thinking of the Jews, is like a bird trying to fly with one broken wing. — Franz Delitzsch, 1800s
But rather let it be written prominently on your hearts; and on the banner of our beloved Church, 'To the Jew first,' and, 'Beginning at Jerusalem.' — Robert Murray M'Cheyne, 1839
Our missionary work concerns this 'remnant according to the election of grace' (Rom. 11:5). We are to be ingatherers of the elect remnant of Israel. — Horatius Bonar, 1870
The (Bethel) confession affirms that the church is charged to call the Jews to repentance and to baptize the believers in the name of Christ for the forgiveness of sins. The refusal to evangelize the Jews 'for cultural or political reasons' is disobedience. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1933
We must, however, remember that if it (the church) has no Gospel for the Jews, it has no Gospel for the world. — Jacob Jocz 1940s
The Jews & You
In this video series, Mike Moore takes a look at the relationship between Christians and the Jewish people. Rich in Scripture references and presented in an easy to understand manner, this video series is a great introduction for any Christians wanting to understand God’s heart for the children of Israel.
Thought provoking video series that takes a close look at Jesus and Christianity from a Jewish point of view.
Studying the Bible in Israel will give you a deep insight into the context, culture, history and geography that the Bible grew out of. The pages of the Bible come alive as you study the Holy Scriptures in the Holy land. It can also provide a great opportunity for witnessing the Gospel to the Jewish people while you are there.
For anyone seriously considering full time Jewish ministry it is recommended that you spend some time in Israel if possible, regardless of whether you plan to study there or not. For those wanting to do evangelism in Israel, there is a vast range of opportunities such as studying Hebrew and other academic pursuits (which will both help and offer opportunities to witness), volunteering in Israel with Christian ministries or even Israeli organisations, or by simply being in Israel and witnessing everyday to the people God puts in your path. Send an email if you would like any advice regarding visiting or ministry in Israel.
We have also provided here some other study and training opportunities from around the world, that would be helpful in preparing Christians who are called to do Jewish evangelism.
We have provided below some links to ministries around the world, which provide opportunities to get involved with Jewish ministry and evangelistic outreaches. We would also recommend that you look within in your own community, nation or region of the world for opportunities for Jewish ministry. If sharing the Gospel with the Jewish people is on your heart, pray and commit it to God and He will surely open a door for you wherever you are. He loves His ancient people and wants nothing more for them that they hear the gospel, repent and believe in His Son Jesus and so be saved. If you faithfully want to serve God and this is truly your hearts desire, we would be willing to help you wherever you are; to take the steps needed to enter into Jewish ministry. Write an email to us in your language, we will translate it, then reply to you and try to provide you with the best help we can give you.
Trumpet of Salvation
Chosen People Ministries
We also recommend the following ministries, which offer both short-term and long-term opportunities for service:
Christian Witness to Israel is an evangelical ministry organisation with a rich history of ministering to the Jews. They run yearly outreaches in Europe and also have many opportunities to serve in Jewish communities throughout the world.