Thursday, March 27, 2014

A New Era of Church History?

Recently I reported that a local Baptist Church we visit, in addition to hosting Messianic events, is now allowing a Messianic congregation to meet in its main sanctuary on Saturdays.  Along the same lines, I just heard from the following from my Jewish friend Warren Marcus on facebook (Warren created that cartoon "Super Book" among other things):

There will be no "One New Creation (Man) Service" this Saturday night at Steele Creek Church of Charlotte. INSTEAD on SUNDAY, March 29 in BOTH services we will be celebrating ONE NEW MAN in the main sanctuary with the whole rest of the church.
I am so honored to join with Pastor Kelvin Smith to expound upon the Book of Ephesians Chapter 2 concerning the One New Man - Jew and Gentile one in Messiah. Our worship team and dancers will be inviting the congregation - the nations to come together to celebrate what the God of Israel has done through Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS.It happens in BOTH SERVICES - at 9:15 am and then again at 11:15 am. If you have shofars bring them, banners bring them. When our worship team and dancers do the last song let's let everything explode with LAHAIM - LIFE and fullness of the Holy Spirit.
Steele Creek Church of Charlotte - Main Sanctuary!
1929 West Arrowood Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28272"

It's a very multi-cultural church as you can see from the following link:  CLICK HERE FOR LINK


  1. That's very open-minded of the pastor to welcome this group in this manner. He may not be happy if members decide to leave his group and join the Saturday night one if they like it better. Perhaps there can be cross-pollination and ministry. This doesn't mean that the messianic group should cease to exist as its own entity and become swallowed up by the majority. I have some concerns about the expression of the, "one new man," but you know I am the cynical type. I wrote an article about it.

  2. One thing that bothers me is that the fellowship is listed under the ethnic ministries page of the church web site. This indicates to me that they really don't get it. This is not a Jewish outreach but it looks like that's how it's perceived.

    I hope I'm wrong but I really don't see anything to indicate Church History is being made. Now, if the pastor was rescheduling the Sunday service for his flock to join them on Shabbat!