Why and How?

Why it is important?

The Middle East in general and the Holy Land in particular have been termed the "last frontier of Christian Missions". Over 2000 years ago, on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Jesus commissioned His Church to carry the Gospel to all nations. With all due respect to the Christian witness in this land however, since that time the Kingdom of God has flourished outside Jerusalem, but has never come back as powerfully as it did when it was sent out. The state of the Church in the Holy Land is weak, and in desperate need for the church worldwide to come along side it.

Today, more than 11 million people (both Jews and Arabs) live in Israel and the Palestinian territories (7.5 million in Israel and 3.5 million in the West Bank and Gaza). However, the total number of Evangelical Christians in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza equals only about 3,500. If you do a total of all Christians in the Land, including all denominations, both Nominal and Evangelical (and Messianic Jews), they equal about 153,000, or 2.5% of the total population in Israel and1% of the total in the West Bank. (It is important to differentiate that when we say Christians we are referring to those of Arab descent, and that those of Jewish descent are referred to as Messianic, of which there are about 10,000 totals). The Body of Christ in the Holy Land, this tiny minority within a minority, has been constantly praying for the day when the Gospel will return with power and anointing. Because of this vision, the project of bringing the Gospel Back to Jerusalem was born.

Back to Jerusalem is not some kind of end-time theology. It is a call from God for the local Church in the Holy Land to preach the gospel and make disciples according to the Great Commission.
Back to Jerusalem is not an "option". The mission cannot but be accomplished. It is a MUST.

How we are going to do it in 2014?

Plan of Action:

Phase One: Training

We will begin from March - June, 2014, training cycles for pastor and leaders in the areas of personal evangelism and prayer to prepare the Church for BTJ 2014.

Phase Two: Conference in the City of Jerusalem

From 30 June - 2 July, The Majority of Church Pastors, key leaders and evangelists, in addition to the international participants, will gather in the City of Jerusalem for 3 days of equipping, empowering and motivation, to prepare them for the coming outreach.

Phase Three: Outreach

Here is what we will do:
  • Assign teams to work in Jerusalem. Nazareth, Haifa, Tel Aviv area, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Upper Galilee and in every town or Village church is present there. All international participants along side with the local believers will be divided into small teams for distribution of Christian materials and one on one evangelism.
  • Distribution of the JESUS Film, Damascus Speaks and Evangelistic literature.
  • Door to door visit and One on One Evangelism
  • JESUS Film Showings and Damascus Speaks
  • Medical Outreaches for Refugees from Sudan, DarFur and other Africa nations in addition to Palestinian refugees in the West Bank Refugee camps.
  • Community services like cleaning the streets of poor neighborhood
  • Food and clothes distribution
  • Reaching out for poor Children and orphans.

Phase Four: Follow up.

Starting from July until the end of 2014, All Churches involved in BTJ, will be involved also in the follow up process. We are asking every single Church to name a representative to be a liaison between Back to Jerusalem ministry and their respected Churches in order to keep communications flowing and make sure that all churches are doing follow up and receiving the new converts to their Churches/ Congregations.

What to expect?

  • You will have the opportunity to walk where Jesus walked, preach where Jesus preached and touch peoples lives in the very cities and places where Jesus' love touched and transformed them.
  • You will experience the privilege of ministering, praying and worshiping together with local believers from many different cultures and languages.
  • You will experience the unity of the body of Christ like you've never experienced it before.
  • You will be a part of a historical spiritual movement in the Holy Land that has never been experienced since the times of Jesus.
  • You will experience the word of God in a way you never have before in its original locations.
  • On the last day of the project, you will join a life changing gathering of all participants and local believers on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem for a massive celebration, communion and commissioning to go out into all the world to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ and make disciples.
  • Come and join hands with the sons and daughters of Abraham, the Living Stones, in the Holy Land and be part of this historical gathering!

Because of the tremendous interest for this project, we suggest you register early!

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