Building the Caulfield Messianic Centre – Video Archive
The Caulfield Messianic Centre took just over a year to build from demolition in October 2019 to completion in October 2020. With the Lord’s help, much of the construction took place over Melbourne’s first lockdown.
Shalom and blessings to you in Yeshua our Messiah. I would like to introduce you to a most exciting and strategic mission opportunity in the heart of the largest Jewish community in Australia: the building of the first purpose-built Messianic Centre in the Southern Hemisphere.
After years of planning and with the help of our generous donors, we began construction in October 2019 and are now nearing completion. Praise the Lord!
I am excitedly looking forward to having the Caulfield Messianic Centre in the heart of the Melbourne Jewish Community. This new facility will be a place of mission, ministry and training. The Caulfield Messianic Centre will not only house two messianic congregations – Beit HaMashiach and Dom Misi’ee – but will also accommodate the first Messianic Training and Study Centre in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Caulfield Messianic Centre will be a place of worship, community and outreach, training the next generation of Jewish evangelists for Australia and abroad while being a light for Yeshua the Messiah right in the heart of Jewish Melbourne.
This historic and strategic project is a partnership between the mission of Celebrate Messiah and Beit HaMashiach Messianic Congregation.
Please join your faith with ours and stand with us to see the Caulfield Messianic Centre completed.
I invite you to prayerfully and financially partner with us to see the Caulfield Messianic Centre completed for the glory of the Lord.
“So the wall was completed… When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realised that this work had been done with the help of our God.” (Nehemiah 6:15-16, NIV)
On the move for the glory of God,
Executive Director of Celebrate Messiah
Rabbi of Beit HaMashiach Messianic Congregation
Beit HaMashiach and Dom Misi’ee Messianic Congregations
The congregations of Beit HaMashiach (House of the Messiah) and Dom Misi’ee (House of Messiah Russian-speaking congregation) were planted by Celebrate Messiah soon after Celebrate Messiah was established in 1995.
Messianic congregations exist to provide a worshiping environment that is culturally sensitive and spiritually relevant for Jewish people. These congregations also provide a community for Jewish people who come to faith in Messiah to be discipled and nurtured in their faith.
Messianic congregations typically also have Gentile believers worshipping together with Jewish believers as a testimony of what God has done for us through faith in Yeshua the Messiah.
Beit HaMashiach itself is a very special and unique congregation of believers from about 35 different ethnic backgrounds. Despite the very poor facilities we’ve been using over the past 20 years, the congregation has grown and flourished. Over the years, we have even seen many Iranians from Muslim backgrounds become believers in Yeshua and who worship together with us. Beit HaMashiach is a living testimony that Yeshua is the Messiah, who has made the two – Jew and Gentile – one new man (Eph 2:14-22).
Dom Misi’ee is also a unique Russian-speaking congregation made up mostly of Russian Jewish people from the former Soviet Union, many of whom are Holocaust survivors and who have become believers in Yeshua. It is very moving to see these dear Jewish believers worship the Lord.
Messianic Traning and Study Centre
One of the most urgent needs we have right now in the Messianic movement is the equipping and training of “workers in the harvest.” Our new Caulfield Messianic Centre will house the first Messianic Traning and Study Centre in the Southern Hemisphere.
We will have the facilities from which to offer theological training in Jewish evangelism and Messianic ministries. We also hope to offer courses on both Old and New Testament from a Messianic Jewish perspective for the wider Messianic and Christian community.
Hebrew language studies will also be offered, preparing the next generation for ministry amongst Jewish people.
Caulfield Messianic Centre – Testimonials
“Without the work of Celebrate Messiah and Beit HaMashiach, I would not have developed the paradigm that you can be Jewish and believe in Jesus. I simply would not be a believer in Jesus today without it. We need this Centre to solidify the base of our community and expand the mission for future generations. Let’s give the Jewish community of Australia the chance to make an informed choice about Jesus, by presenting him as he was originally, as a Messiah from among his people, Israel.”
Dr Eric AizenstrosEarly Service Leader at Beit HaMashiach
“As a Child Holocaust Survivor, I always felt that I had to leave my Jewishness at the door of the church I attended because of anti- Semitism I experienced. As soon as I walked into Beit HaMashiach I felt like I had come home. It is so important for us to have a place of our own, and where Jewish people can come and hear about the Messiah without feeling out of place and where we can be free to worship the Lord and celebrate the Jewish festivals.”
Netty Tepemember of Beit HaMashiach & Holocaust Survivor
“Our lives have been transformed since being involved with Beit HaMashiach Messianic Congregation. Coming from non-Jewish backgrounds, and both raised in the church, our faith has been enriched through learning about the Hebraic roots of our faith and the Jewishness of our Messiah. Since being equipped with understanding about God’s plan for Israel and the Jewish people, the Lord continues to bring Jewish and Israeli people across our paths in the most unlikely circumstances. We are able to connect with them in a beautiful way with our newfound love and knowledge of their traditions, language, feasts and Scriptures and share with them about Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel.”
Simon and Liz Nygaard Worship Leaders at Beit HaMashiach
“The Caulfield Messianic Centre will be a lighthouse in the Southern Hemisphere, and a house of prayer, bringing Yeshua’s message of hope and salvation to those who do not know Him, and discipling those who do. Beit HaMashiach’s unique congregation is like the gathering of the early believers, Jew and Gentile, one in Messiah, worshipping and fellowshipping together.”
Carolyn Yong member of Beit HaMashiach
The Vision for the Caulfield Messianic Centre
To build a multi-purpose facility that will enable the ministries of Celebrate Messiah and Beit HaMashiach to fulfil their mission of Bringing the Message to the Original Messengers.
To create a purpose-built facility that will be a Worship Centre, Community Centre, and Training College, providing a place of outreach, education, hospitality, and training for local, national and international missions amongst Jewish people.
To provide a place of identity and refuge, giving validity and dignity to the Messianic community and leaving a legacy for future generations.
To make a visible, public declaration in the heart of the Jewish community that Yeshua is Israel’s Messiah and the Saviour of Jew and Gentile alike.
The Caulfield Messianic Centre will be a beacon of light for the Messiah in a most strategic location in Australia.
The Caulfield Messianic Centre will feature a 250-seat multi-functional auditorium as well as a dining room and community area with break-out rooms for children’s ministry. Upstairs will house the offices of Celebrate Messiah and Beit HaMashiach, including a conference room and youth lounge area.
The Caulfield Messianic Centre will also provide for:
The first Messianic Bible School and Outreach Training Program in the Southern Hemisphere, providing a facility for the raising up the next generation of outreach workers and congregation planters amongst the Jewish people in Australia and worldwide.
The first purpose-built Messianic “Synagogue” in the Southern Hemisphere.
Children’s and Youth Program
Hebrew Language classes
A Messianic Resource Centre catering for the needs of the Messianic movement