(1) the pastoral team has had "road to Damascus" experiences regarding Messianic Judaism;
(2) there is a noticeable Messianic Jewish and Messianic Non-Jewish presence in the congregation;
(3) the church actively promotes Messianic teachings and hosts Messianic events;
(4) the church takes a strong pro-Israel stance;
(5) the pastoral staff is directly involved with independent Messianic ministries.
One should be so lucky to find such a proto-Messianic congregation as that.
...and that's precisely the situation in which I find myself.
Except it's actually a little better than that.
The teacher of the hermeneutics class not only knows about our Messianic background but he's happy about it, says it'll bring a fresh perspective to the class. He even invited me to share some research with the upcoming class!
"The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged," (Deuteronomy 31:8)