The Messianic disciples of Hope of Israel Roanoke will be involved in planting new Messianic congregations beyond Roanoke and also in serving the Body of Yeshua in the Greater Roanoke Valley to fulfill its calling to make the Jewish people and all people desirous of the Messiah.
We meet every Saturday morning at 10:30 am. Our Shabbat gathering includes English and Hebrew liturgy, contemporary God honoring Messianic music, and traditional Jewish/Hebrew songs. God loves all people and His love constrains our hearts to welcome all people.
All visitors, both Jewish, non-Jewish, intermarried, or those searching are welcome to join us to meet new people and learn more about the love and faithfulness of God. Hope of Israel is a place where both Jewish and non-Jewish believers can worship Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah in a Jewish context.
Please stay after the service to visit with our congregational leader and enjoy noshing and schmoozing (food and fellowship) kosher style. It's a great opportunity to make new friends in Messiah.
To develop - All congregational systems and activities are to effectively develop our members into Messiah's likeness (Romans 8:29; Ephesians 4:12-13).
Messianic disciples - The membership is expected to be faithful followers of Yeshua who embrace HOI's Messianic values and teaching (Matthew 28:18-20, Romans 11:11, 31).
Who serve - All members actively participate in HOI's ministries of worship, witness, and the Word (Ephesians 4:12, 16).
As witnesses - Both our speaking and serving testify to HOI's Messianic values and teaching at our services and in the community (Acts 1:8).
To Israel - We communicate God's faithfulness in Messiah to the Jewish people (but not to the exclusion of Gentiles) through teaching, outreach, celebration of feasts, etc (Romans 1:16).
And on behalf of Israel - We testify to the whole body of Messiah of God's faithfulness to the Jewish people through our teaching and other ministries (Romans 11:1-2).
Yeshua is Lord.
Jews and Gentiles are one in Messiah.
Jews and Gentiles maintain their respective identities while growing in spiritual unity in Yeshua.
Hope of Israel should maintain a Jewish cultural orientation because it is God's desire that Messiah's love and life are reflected to the Jewish community and all people.