What We Do
• Local Communities: At our centres in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the Galilee we host thousands of locals and multi-national guests, who come for our coffee and bed and breakfast in peaceful locations. These hosting opportunities provide open doors to share our unique story and heritage here in the Land.
• Social Outreach: Since our foundation, we have been committed to alleviating the suffering of the poor and marginalized in the Land of Israel, regardless of ethnic background. From our centres, we reach out to local communities providing financial aid, education opportunities and emergency food relief. Our Mercy Fund, which carries out this work, is staffed by a combination of local Jewish and Arab believers. By working together in a politically complex region, our teams demonstrate the power of reconciliation in Christ.
• Education: We engage the worldwide believing community with relevant teachings and resources, to equip them to better understand the Hebraic Roots of their faith. Online, we offer weekly Bible studies and sermons, Biblical teaching tools and educational videos. For an in-depth study of the Hebraic Roots, we bring groups of laymen and clergy to Israel for two weeks. These tours, led by experienced believing guides, not only explore the Biblical sites but provide detailed teaching on the First Century context of the Gospel and of the Old Testament Jewish foundation of the Christian faith.
• Worship and Reconciliation: Active worshiping communities are integral to our identity here at CMJ Israel. We believe that worship is not restricted to church services but is a continual and daily act. Our lifestyle as a community is a lifestyle of reconciliation, which is one of the main tenets of Jesus' teachings. Our staff comprises Jewish, Arab and international believers who, as one body, worship together at our centres in Hebrew, Arabic and English.
Founded in London in 1809, the Church’s Ministry Among Jewish People (CMJ) has been active in the Land of Israel since the 1820s. Moved by an awareness of God’s love for his covenant people the Jews, Gentile Christians recognised that God had promised to restore the people of Israel to their land, and to their Messiah.
In the Land of Israel this commitment to the coming of God’s Kingdom led Gentile believers in Yeshua (Jesus) in the 19th century to establish clinics, hospitals, schools for boys and for girls, the latter of which was unheard of in those days, training centres, workshops and other facilities, all of which helped bring modern standards of health, welfare, and education to the region.
In 1842 CMJ commissioned the first Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem, Michael Solomon Alexander, and 1849 saw the dedication of Christ Church, the oldest Protestant Evangelical Church in the Middle East.
CMJ Israel’s ministry today is as exciting and as varied as its past, and now as then we are driven by the call of Isaiah to comfort his people and prepare the way of the Lord, so that the glory of the Lord will be revealed and all people may see it together (Isaiah 40: 1-5).