Who We Are

Pastors:

  • Bill & Edie Southward (Members of the Christian Ministers Association)

Leadership Team:

  • Mike Cruickshank
  • Stephen Hale
  • Robert Jongerhuis
  • James Nesbitt
  • Sarah Shank

Congregation Advisers:

  • Michael Gertsman
  • John Stone

What is a One New Man Congregation?

The vision and purpose of a "One New Man" congregation is to gather together Jewish and Gentile believers to celebrate their faith in God the Father, God the Son, Yeshua/Jesus and God the Holy Spirit.

Historically, Jews and Gentiles (Non Jews) have come to this faith following different paths since the third and fourth centuries A.D.. This separation has been passing away in the last few decades.

This change is in accord with God’s purposes expressed in the Book of Ephesians (NIV) in Chapters 2 and 3.

Speaking of Jesus’/Yeshua’s sacrificial death on the cross, Ephesians 2 Verses 14-16 say,

"For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility."

The Apostle Paul goes on to say in Ephesians 3:6,

"This mystery is that through the gospel the gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise of Christ Jesus."

It is the Holy Spirit who is enabling these scriptures to be fulfilled in this age as Jewish and Gentile believers, as equals, learn to have their two ancient paths come together to form the one body of Messiah spoken of in Ephesians 2 and 3.

The result of this coming together is expressed in Ephesians 2:19-22 as follows,

"Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit."

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Temple Yeshua Mission Statement

We are called to intimacy with God and, as vessels of His compassion and love, to participate prayerfully in the healing of the Father’s heart, the healing of the broken body of Yeshua/Jesus and the advancing of His Kingdom here on earth:

  • By praising and worshiping Him in Spirit and truth and in the beauty of holiness as exemplified by King David.

  • By witnessing that through the Gospel, the gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body and shares together in the promise in Jesus/Yeshua, our Messiah. 

  • By encouraging believers to come together as the One New Man (Ephesians 2:14-22) for the restoration of Israel and to bear witness to Yeshua/Jesus as a light of revelation to the Gentiles and the glory of and for glory to His people Israel (Luke 2:32).

  • By encouraging and helping believers, in a balanced way, to respect and honour the Jewish roots of our faith and to understand the Feasts of the Lord.

  • By maturing disciples and evangelizing the lost.

  • By helping Jewish people to return to Israel.

  • By being a servant congregation to other congregations.