The Fellowship is named Jacob’s Ladder after the incident where one of the Patriarchs had a dream and then later wrestled with and had a supernatural encounter with the Living God. Within ‘midrash’ we see here the spiritual application of how we all once wrestled with the laws and ways of God until He changes us. Jacob was indeed a changed man, once he was a supplanter and now he was a child of the Living God. In Bereshith (Genesis) 32:30 we have here what scholars call a theophany, an appearing of Adonai Yeshua (The Lord Jesus) before His incarnation as the promised and expected Messiah of Israel. Jacob declares he has seen God face to face and his life is preserved and so he names the place Peniel. He has already in his dream in Genesis 28:12-17 been shown a stairway to Heaven (hence, Jacob’s Ladder) with the angels ascending and descending, and so again we have a ‘remez’, a hint or picture of how Yeshua (Jesus) is the Way, the Truth and the Life as our Saviour. Not only is He the Way but He is also the Gate or Door to Heaven. (John 14:6 & 10:7)
All our meetings have a distinct openness to them, as we seek the Holy Spirit to direct through the body. You will be able to express yourself in worship as we sing our hymns, psalms and spiritual songs (Ephesians 5:19). We believe in the gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:4-11, 28), which are to be used for the edification of the body – decently and in order (1 Corinthians 14:40). Prayers and Scripture readings as well as the teaching of the Holy Scriptures is a major part of every meeting (1 Timothy 4:13). There is a Shabbat School for the children and refreshments are served afterwards so that everyone can enjoy fellowship together.
We believe in the Holy Bible (excluding the Apocrypha) as the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God, as the all sufficient rule for faith, conduct and practice in our lives. We believe in the unity of the One True and Living God who is the Eternal, Self-existent ‘I AM’. We believe in the fall of man through sin and that salvation is through faith in Adonai Yeshua. A full statement of our Faith and Beliefs is contained under the Beliefs page on this site.
To see a vibrant and caring Fellowship of believers who worship the One True and Living God in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:23). We seek to establish fellowship that not only meets on Saturdays but also in the week as we meet about our homes. We seek to faithfully witness the Gospel (the power of God unto salvation: Romans 1:16) in our local communities, endeavouring to see the promise of God manifest towards His people Israel (Isaiah 49:6) and to Gentiles (Isaiah 11:10). That they will both come to know the Messiah of Israel and of the Nations putting their faith, hope and trust in Him.
We currently have a team of 3 elders who serve to pastor and oversee our services and work about our communities.