About the congregation
We are Israelis who believe in Jesus Christ. Most of us have come from the previous Soviet countries. We have experienced the faithfulness of God in our own lives. He gave us the Spirit of Life and has brought us back to the land of our fathers. Messianic congregation "Living Israel" was born in 1995. God has done a lot through this period of time. Today meetings are held in Beer Sheva, Jerusalem, Tel aviv, Haifa, Krayot, Maalot, Katzrin, Karmiel and Afula. In each of these cities there are local pastors of the congregation. From the beginning the social work was important for us. We help new immigrants to be integrated in the new country, serve to invalids and old people. In 2003 we opened a centre for drug and alcohol addicts. There are a lot of people who have gone through the rehabilitation and have been restored to a new life through the faith in Christ Jesus. Our congregation in non denominational and we have a close relationship with protestant, catholic and orthodox churches. Also as Jewish believers we appreciate our friendship with our Arab brothers and sisters in Israel.
Is a small town near the Israeli-Syrian border. In January 2008 we rented there another house for the rehabilitation center. God however had other plans, it was also the beginning of a new "Living Israel" church in this town. During this period the church grew up and was filled with new believers that live in Katzrin, and also from another church there were leaders from Finland who joined us. Presently we rent 2 houses for the rehabilitation center, one for brothers and one for the sisters. In one of these houses we hold our church meetings.
Photos of church in Katzrin
This city in the north of Israel, near the Lebanese border. The population of the city is approximately 22 thousand people, and about half of them are Russian speaking people. We have had a church there for several years. The main part of our work there is with pensioners and unwed mothers.
Photos of church in Maalot
A big and interesting city in the north of Israel. Historical fact is that the Jews and Arabs that live in Haifa have a good relationships and together rule the city. Here in Haifa, In December ’95 congregation Living Israel began from just a small group of only 5 people. Now the congregation has grown and presently has 7 different churches within and about 400 members in total.
Photos of church in Haifa
From Hebrew the name of the city can be translated as "Spring Hill". For several years our congregation has had church there. Tel aviv – the most settled region of our country, we see a big potential for growing our church there as well. Some time ago we started weekly evangelizing there, as feeding the poor near the central bus station. We hope that it will help for spreading the gospel there.
Photos of church in Tel Aviv
In 2001 our church in Jerusalem, which is the capital of our country, began. God gave us an opportunity to have meetings in a beautiful place on the 14th floor of a lovely building from where one can see a magnificent view of the city and pray for it.
Photos of church in Jerusalem
Beer Sheva is the capital of the "Negev" desert. It is a beautiful and quick developing city. A lot of immigrants from the former Soviet Union found that place to be their new home. From 1998 our church there has been successfully growing. In 2007 we rented a new building for the services of our church there, in which we have now enough place also for a rehabilitation center in that city.
Photos of church in Beer Sheva.
Karmiel means in Hebrew "God's Vineyard". When looking at that city one immediately realizes that it was Gods hand who gave this vineyard to be rooted and spread its branches among the ancient mountains of the central Galilee. Our community here was born on the Feast of Shavuot in 2009. We have at the same house the place of rehabilitation for people that were in the streets and our Sabbath services. We pray that the Karmiel will become a real Vineyard of God and that its citizens will experience the personal encounter with the Winegrower.
Photos of church in Karmiel.
Our House was opened in 2009. It is located in the small village named Migdal, almost on the seashore of Galilee sea (Kineret). Traditionally, this has been interpreted to mean that Mary Magdalena was from Migdal. Many orthodox Jews live here and here is also located our church which God gave us in 2011. It's a real miracle that we have a wonderful relationships with our local citizens. We invite you to visit our young church or just be our guests.
News from Migdal
Nazareth is the city where Jesus Christ grew up and where Joseph and Mary lived and where Jesus started His service. We are glad that in 2010 God called us to this city and started to build His church here. God inspires us to preach people and want to share the Gospel in the places where people never heared about it. Also we serve in the city of Afula which is located near Nazareth. Will be glad to meet those who want to visit our services. God bless you!
News from Nazareth.
News from Monastery.
Hebrew speaking congregation
In the beginning of 2012 our Hebrew speaking congregation was born. For a long time we saw a need to reach hearts of Israeli youth that speaks Hebrew, the language of this country. Now it became real. The major part of our congregation is youth, who speaks Hebrew as their native language. In the family atmosphere we have a weekly meetings and also different events during the week. Friendship is very important for us. We pray that more young people will have a salvation, and that they will be able to learn together with us how great and loving is our God.
News of our congregation