Who We Are

Pastors:

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

Leadership Team:

  • Mike Cruickshank
  • Stephen Hale
  • James Nesbitt
  • Sarah Shank
  • Judy Lacy

Congregation Advisers:

  • Michael Gertsman
  • John Stone

Statement of Faith

  • There is one true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of Israel, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  • In the virgin birth of Jesus/Yeshua, the Messiah, as God and Man, His sinless humanity and perfect life, the eternal all sufficiency of His atoning death, that He, by the grace of God, tasted death for every man and that all must repent and be born again through personal faith in His shed blood or be lost forever.

  • The Holy Scriptures are the divinely inbreathed, infallible, and inerrant Word of God and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and practice. 

  • In the bodily resurrection of Yeshua/Jesus, His ascension to the Father’s right hand and His personal coming again to reign in His Kingdom here on earth from Jerusalem.

  • We are justified only by faith in Jesus/Yeshua, our Messiah, and this faith is a free gift from God our Father given on behalf of his Son.

  • In water baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit, in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the gifts and the fruit of the Holy Spirit and the Lord’s Supper.

  • In the everlasting blessedness of the redeemed in heaven and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost in hell.

  • By His divine election and grace, the gifts and the call of His people Israel are irrevocable and theirs is the adoption as sons, theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship, the promises, the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ who is God overall, forever praised.

  • Yeshua/Jesus, the King of the Jews, is a light for revelation to the Gentiles and is the glory of and brings glory to His people Israel.

  • Through the Gospel, Jewish believers and non-Jewish believers, as joint heirs, are members together of one body, God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.  In Him, as sharers together in the promise, the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord in which God lives by His Spirit.

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."

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.