Congregation Baruch HaShem has two affiliations. We are an IAMCS (International Association of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues) member congregation. In addition, we are affiliated with the Assemblies of God. As part of the Messianic Movement in America, we participate in regional and national conferences with the MJAA (Messianic Jewish Alliance of America) and YMJA (Young Messianic Jewish Alliance). To find out more about each organization, scroll down.
The spiritual vision of the IAMCS is to see the outpouring of G-d's Spirit upon our Jewish people through Messianic congregations. The IAMCS is not designed to be a denominational structure, but rather to be an instrument in promoting Messianic revival and to provide for the needs of its members, whatever their affiliations.
Since 1915, the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA) has been about God’s assignment for the restoration of Israel. Both the Messianic community and a small number of Christian Zionists have already played a significant role in both the physical and spiritual restoration of Israel. In 1948, in fulfillment of prophecy, the physical restoration of Israel began with the re-establishment of the nation of Israel. In 1967, also in fulfillment of prophecy, the spiritual restoration of Israel was initiated within the context of the Jesus People Revival. God poured out His Holy Spirit upon the dry bones of Israel. Messianic Judaism reminiscent of the 1st century faith in Yeshua (Jesus) was reborn. In 1996, the MJAA’s humanitarian arm, the Restoration of Israel (ROI) was established. We know that God’s prophetic plan is for our Jewish people to recognize Yeshua (Jesus)—the spiritual restoration of Israel. God has given the MJAA clear direction to accomplish this by showing the Messiah’s heart of love through acts of kindness and good deeds in the form of humanitarian aid (1 Peter 2:15). To this end they have initiated humanitarian projects in Israel, Ethiopia, Western and Eastern Europe, and the US.
The Young Messianic Jewish Alliance (YMJA) is a vibrant Messianic organization focused on young people across the nation. They exist to challenge Messianic young people to passionately follow our Messiah. Operating under the auspices of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA), the YMJA is a nationally-recognized organization with deep roots in the early days of this end-time Jewish revival. The YMJA was formed in 1967 and focused primarily on college-age groups, bringing Jewish believers together for teaching and fellowship in accordance with a Messianic vision. Many of these participants are current leaders in Messianic congregations and ministries. In the mid-1970’s, the YMJA was the single greatest force the Lord used to bring about modern Messianic Judaism. From its inception, the YMJA has played a vital role in the spiritual, social, and cultural identity of our movement. Today, the YMJA maintains the vision and has expanded to serve young people across the nation. Through their Teen, College & Career-Age, and Singles ministries, the YMJA is being used as an instrument by the Lord to unite Messianic believers around the world!
The Assemblies of God was founded in 1914 in Hot Springs, Arkansas with 300 people at the founding convention. Today there are 13,023 churches in the U.S. with over 3 million members and adherents. There are more than 67 million Assemblies of God members worldwide, making the Assemblies of God the world’s largest Pentecostal denomination.