The mandatory military service in Israel plays a significant role in shaping the identity of her people. This challenging season forces young Israelis to conform or take a stand for what they believe.
Unsurprisingly, upon completing their army service, many of these young men and women pack their bags and go on what one may call a journey of self-discovery.
This is a vulnerable time also, if not more so, for young believers who find themselves at a crossroads looking to the future.
Lech L’cha, a 3-month discipleship school, was launched specifically to take on this challenge. Its purpose is to equip young Israeli believers for their future while keeping Jesus at the center of all they do.
“Lech L’cha” (translated: “Go forth!”) were the words God spoke to Abraham when He commanded Abraham to leave his home and go to Canaan (Gen. 12:1).
These words can be linked with the commandment Jesus gave His disciples, saying: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…” (Matt. 28:19). This commission is the driving force behind the work of Lech L’cha.
Partnering with local Israeli congregations, the school seeks to make disciples who make disciples who make disciples.
Fundamentally, the heart of Lech L’cha is to help young believers in the land become fully grounded in the Word of God as followers of Jesus, to be equipped for service in their local congregations according to the giftings God has given them, and to grow in leadership skills.
The program takes place twice a year during the Fall and the Spring semesters. Just earlier this month Lech L’cha started their 26th Discipleship Training Program.
For a period of three months the students live on campus and explore the land of Israel together.
They develop healthy spiritual disciplines, engage in study projects in the classroom, but also get a chance to participate in evangelism and outreach.
Pray with us for the work of Lech L’cha, as they equip Israeli young adults for further growth and potential leadership roles within the Messianic community of Israel!
Learn more: http://lechlcha.com/en/home-2/
This article originally appeared on FIRM and reposted with permission.