to develop messianic disciples who serve as witnesses to israel and of israel

  • "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 are 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 the membership actively participate in HOI’s ministries of worship, witness or 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 G-d’s faithfulness in Messiah to the Jewish people (but not to the exclusion of Gentiles) through teaching, outreach, celebration of the feasts, etc. (Romans 1:16)
  • "And of Israel": we testify to the whole body of Messiah of G-d’s faithfulness to the Jewish people through our teaching, etc. (Romans 11:1-2)

why we do the things we do

  • We value the congregation (Matthew 16:18)
  • We value ministry by the fellowship (Ephesians 4:12)
  • We value unity of faith (Amos 3:3)
  • We value diversity of service (1 Peter 4:10-11; Luke 10:38-42)
  • We value leadership for effective ministry (Proverbs 29:18)
  • We value clarity and orderliness (1 Corinthians 14:40)
  • We value the testimony of Messiah (Romans 1:16)
  • We value the Messianic form of worship (Romans 11:1-2)
  • We value our children (Psalm 127:3)
  • We value discipleship (Matthew 28:19-20)