We are called to be disciples as well as make them. That is what Jesus’ Great Commission is all about. Growing His Kingdom by discipling people just like He did.
After seeing people’s overwhelming response when they hear the gospel for the first time, and seeing how God touches them at that moment, we can definitely see a spiritual hunger and a need for ongoing discipleship.
With that in mind, we launched a discipleship course in Ashdod and Ashkelon for the newly saved, as well as “seekers”, with over 40 people in attendance every week.
The goal of our discipleship program is to give people the opportunity to encounter God, and connect with Him deeper and more powerfully during our weekly meetings of bible study where we will be guiding them through the scriptures, teaching them the foundations of our faith, how to experience a true encounter with Yeshua once you’ve given Him your heart, and build a strong fellowship with Him.
If these trying times have shown us anything, it is the tremendous need to put an even greater emphasis on spiritual support, edification, discipleship and strengthening people in their new-found faith in Yeshua.
We try to make each weekly meeting a special one, with some food and coffee, in order to create a warm atmosphere where people will be able to feel at home, open their hearts and truly meet God.
As a congregation and Israeli ministry, we have to be on the frontline of spiritual work, spot the needs and provide solutions and support in trying times.
Please pray with us for this discipleship program, and if you feel stirred to sow into discipleship work in Israel — know that it is a seed guaranteed to bring a mighty harvest of powerful leaders and devoted followers of Yeshua.
Beit Hallel is a Messianic Jewish congregation in Ashdod, led by pastor Israel Pochtar, serving holocaust survivors and the poor and needy locally and throughout the nation of Israel, while building up the body of Messiah in the promised land of Israel.