The third level of the SMT program academically equips one for "servant-leadership" as on a staff member level.  Upon completion of the third set of ten core courses and two electives, the student has fully earned Certification of Completion of Madrikh Studies (Level Gimel) and an official Diplomasignifying graduation from the School of Messianic Theology.  Such a diploma proclaims the student as academically equipped to assume a "servant-leader" role at strategic levels within congregational or para-congregational ministry life.  It can be assumed that a share of congregations may be prepared to offer ordination to those who have earned the three-level diploma of the School of Messianic Theology.

Instructor Rabbi Jamie Cowen

Course contains 16 sessions of about 25 minutes each.

Course Description:

In this final of three surveys on Jewish History and Culture, the learner will explore the historical roots of the return to the Land of Israel, the forces that helped mobilize the world behind the need to establish the state of Israel, and the consequences of the decision to do so.

Zionism, the Holocaust, Israel's re-birth, Arab radicalization and the challenges facing Israel in the future will be examined in detail. World War 1 and II will be discussed with a view to championing the commitments of those who worked fearlessly to bring the plight of the Jewish people to the world's attention, despite growing world anti-Semitism. The work and impact of such leaders as Theodor Herzl, David Ben-Gurion, Vladimir Jabotinsky, A.D. Gordon, Golda Meir and others will be highlighted, along with others in the Arab and European world. The philosophical underpinnings of Hitler's Nazi regime, the impact of immigration, and the growth of political parties in Israel will be examined in terms of Scripture and prophecy, confirming God's plan to return Jewish peoples back to Israel as Messianic followers of Yeshua.

In addition, the profound impact that Jewish peoples have had on the social, educational, scientific, technological, agricultural, and business life of Israel and the world will be juxtaposed against the continuing strife of Arab-Israeli tension.

At the end of this course, the learner will have a much better understanding and appreciation of the challenges that brought the State of Israel into existence, and will acquire a new appreciation of how to share the reality of the Messiah with a people who have yet to know Him.

Instructor Jeffrey L. Seif, Th.B., M.T.S., D.Min

Course contains 16 sessions of about 25 minutes each.

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of the institutionalization and Christianization of Europe, focusing on the philosophical system that came to triumph throughout the Roman Empire and how Christianity was institutionalized in response.The survey will provide insight into how the Latin Church of the Medieval period held sway over a precarious world, helping to hold a crumbling empire together –– and how the Jews were affected.

Instructor Dan Juster, M.Div., Th.D.

Course contains 15 sessions of about 25 minutes each.

Course Description:

Congregational leaders are called to build covenant communities where people tie themselves to each other in love, responsibility and care in long-term relationships. The program will include the principles necessary to build a strong basis for committed, congregational life with Yeshua at it center.

The primary vision of Yeshua is to plant congregations, to establish congregations that make disciples, and to make disciples who are committed to observing all that Yeshua has commanded. Doing so requires individuals have an absolute commitment to congregational life, a willingness to be discipled, and to disciple others.

Though designed primarily for leadership, the program will also inform and educate congregants to their roles and responsibilities within the context of the Messianic Congregation.