The Mission and Message of Messianic Judaism

01 Nov 2018 - 03 Nov 2018 | 06:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Messianic Jewish Living Luminaries Series Presents

A conference featuring Rabbi Dr. Mark Kinzer

The Mission and Message of Messianic Judaism: Lessons from The Acts of the Apostles

As a new generation of leaders ascends to guide the Messianic Jewish community in a time of rapid social change and cultural conflict, it is essential to deepen our grasp of the core mission and message entrusted to us. From the beginning our movement has drawn inspiration and guidance from the picture of the early followers of Yeshua – painted in The Acts of the Apostles. Seeking further inspiration and guidance at this time of transition, Rabbi Dr. Mark Kinzer will lead us in a study of selected texts from the Lukan writings. Rabbi Kinzer’s teaching will be based on his groundbreaking new book, Jerusalem Crucified, Jerusalem Risen: The Resurrected Messiah, the Jewish People, and the Land of Promise (Cascade 2018).


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Rabbi Mark is a Messianic Jewish scholar who is President Emeritus of the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute and Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Zera Avraham in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He received his PhD in Second Temple Judaism from the University of Michigan in 1995 and smicha (ordination) from the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations in 2001. His newest work is Jerusalem Crucified, Jerusalem Risen: The Resurrected Messiah, the Jewish People, and the Land of Promise (Cascade 2018) though he is also widely known for Postmissionary Messianic Judaism: Redefining Christian Engagement with the Jewish People (Brazos Press 2005). He currently serves as Chairperson of Hashivenu, a forum for advancing theological discussion in the Messianic Jewish movement, and as co-chair of the Helsinki Consultation on Jewish Continuity in the Body of the Messiah. More about Rabbi Mark can be found on his website:


Conference Schedule

Each session, except for the opening and closing lectures, will begin with a lecture followed by chavrutah-style study and close with time for questions.
Thursday, November 1
  • Doors open, 6:00pm
  • Opening Lecture, 6:30pm
Friday, November 2
  • Shacharit, 9:00am – 10:00am
  • Morning Session, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Lunch break, 12:00 – 1:30pm
  • Mincha, 1:30 – 2:00pm
  • Afternoon Session, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Maariv, Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner, 5:00 – 7:00pm
  • Evening session, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, November 3
  • Shabbat Morning Services, 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Afternoon Session, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Break, 4:00 – 5:30pm
  • Dinner, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Maariv and Havdalah, 6:30pm 7:00pm
  • Final lecture, 7:00pm – 9:00pm