The second level of SMT studies is the Shaliach (or "sent one") program.  A greater command of Bible, Messianic theology, Jewish and Messianic history, and outreach practices powerfully equips one for impactful ministry to the Jewish community.  Upon completion of the Shaliach program's ten second level courses and two electives, the student receives a Certificate of Completion of Shaliach Studies (Level Bet).  This is an indication that one can expect success as an emissary or ambassador of the Messiah Yeshua.

 

Instructor Rabbi Jerry Miller

Course contains 16 sessions of about 25 minutes each.

Course Description:

This course is a general survey of Paul's letters to the congregations in Rome and Galatia. There is a particular emphasis on practical issues related to personal spiritual life and doctrinal understanding, but it also deals with difficult passages related to Messianic Judaism.  Participants in this class will learn of the power of the Gospel to transform lives as the class focuses on the meaning and impact of terms such as justification, sanctification, adoption, righteousness, condemnation, sonship, and other terms that are key to understanding Paul's purposes in these letters.

Instructor Rabbi Jamie Cowen

Course contains 16 sessions of about 25 minutes each.

Course Description:

This course examines how God is involved throughout all of human history even up to the present day.  The Jews will be examined as a people group, focusing on their distinctive attributes as a people called by God to be unique among all the nations of the earth. The course will also present an overview of Jewish history, revolt, exile and return to the land. The relationship of the various Jewish sects –– the Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, Zealots and Nazarenes –– will be presented, along with an explanation of the historical formation of Rabbinic Judaism.  The Talmud, Mishnah and Gemara will be discussed and an example from Bava Metzia will be analyzed. Additionally, the roots of anti-Semitism will be explored with a focus on the rise of Christianity and its split with Messianic Judaism.