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A Torah-Pursuant Relational Maturity Community Model!

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                                  What We Do                            

  A Home Fellowship with 14 years of experience learning to Prepare Messiah's Bride in a Torah Pursuant  Discipleship/Spiritual Growth Community which is called as an Ezer Knegdo to the Body of Messiah.      

We Live

We live a Messiah centered lifestyle in the context of a believing community, returning to the ancient paths spoken of by the prophets and our Messiah Yeshua of Nazareth.

We Teach

Our website materials are our best description of who we are as well as being our primary outreach and teaching tool.

As an equipping ministry, we teach about:

  • What we have learned about maturing in Messiah.
  • Both  individual and corporate aspects of relationship and community.
  • Restoration from emotional traumas, small and great.
  • Shepherding and leadership skills.
  • The Place of Accountability in Community.


New articles or presentations are featured on the right side column. Our articles include PowerPoint presentations as well as documents and are listed alphabetically on the Articles page as well as by topic in the drop down menus. Audio files & listings are on a separate page.

Developing a new Messianic fellowship?

There is a great deal of material here related to leadership and relationship issues but you may enjoy checking out our mini site, which gleans from this site specifically for those developing new groups: Plant and Grow Messianic Fellowships



Depression is an Issue for Many Believers Who Fear it Means there is Something Wrong with Their Faith.

Are you one of them?

Find Ideas to Help and Support You or Friends and Family in Recovery!

100 Personal Questions from Real People are addressed in Barb Klika's book:
Christians and Depression

Available for Immediate Download at her Professional Site:

Christian Transitions

Barbara L Klika, EzineArticles Basic Author



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Who We Are

      Local Community Group & Equipping Ministry
    We are not a church & we are not a synagogue.

Messianic fellowship that functions as a Torah pursuant Life ModelTM community. Our halacha is a combination of traditional discipleship and faith formation work toward both individual and corporate personal and spiritual maturity.

There is a difference between being saved and being a disciple. Some of us are saved, "yet so as through fire." We are grateful to God for saving us from sin, but we are of no use to Him in so far as our actual life is concerned We are not spiritual disciples. Our Lord's last command was not, "Go and save men," but, "Go,...and make disciples:

We cannot make disciples unless we are disciples ourselves.  When a man comes to Jesus it is not sin that is in the way, but self realization, pride, his claim to himself. "I must realize myself, I must be educated and trained I must do those things that will help me to develop myself.  Self-realization is anti-Christian. All this is vigorous paganism, it is not Christianity. Jesus Christ's attitude is always that of anti self-realization. His purpose is not the development of man at all; His purpose is to make men exactly like Himself, and the characteristic of the Son of God is not self-realization but self-expenditure. Spiritual selfishness must go--am I prepared for it to go?  If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself : that is "let him give up his right to himself in Me.    

Oswald Chambers, from The Place of Help, 1935, Discovery House.

To learn more about our community, check out About Us, and Services.

After watching our "Be Ye Set Apart" video above, one leader had some comments we appreciated, and a very good question:

How do You Keep the People Who Need What You Offer?

If you are in the area and would like to visit with us for Shabbat gatherings or another time, please contact us by email or telephone to make arrangements.

To learn more about how we view fellowship group dynamics and stages check out Our Definition of Community.


 Set Apart Ministries is Preparing Messiah's Bride!

Sign up here for 4-5 updates each year from the S.A.M. community about what we are learning and teaching about the process by which our Abba is making ready those who seek His Face, honor His commands and guard His Name!

Our specialty interest is in relationship development which we believe IS the work of the Kingdom.  We focus on the development of maturity in many ways, utilizing both Papa's and Mama's Torah. Though we are His children, surely He desires us to mature unto Messiah as we prepare to welcome Him!

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For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer [is] worthy of his reward.

1 Timothy 5:18

Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out [the corn].

Deuteronomy 25:4

We are honored to be called and enabled to be of encouragement to the Body of Messiah and strive to present what the Ruach has been showing us here in ways that will benefit others.

As a small fellowship the cost to keep this website up to date as well as our mini site available is difficult.  All 100% of our resources go toward serving people through education or support. We are all volunteer with no salary or benefits provided. Donations received for special purposes, such as support for our brothers and sisters in Kenya or in Israel, go directly to them with no percentage held back. 


If you have found encouragement, help and wise counsel in these pages  or through our teleconferences, will you please prayerfully consider helping us cover our costs so that we can continue to be available? The time is short. We want to be found going about our Father's business while it is yet day.

You may also contact Barb Klika at Christian Transitions

if you would like to arrange personal coaching by phone or Skype. This, too, will help us maintain our services offered freely for all here.


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May you be blessed and strengthened in our Messiah Yeshua!

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The Sword of the Word

One aspect of our spiritual disciplines is that of memorizing Scripture. We don't think that it can be overemphasized in importance and want to encourage everyone to make it a regular part of their life.

Please join our group for Scripture memory focusing on references that have to do with maturity! Click below on the logo to  sign up!

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the Temple Mount

A Brief Description of

the Productivity of Israel.

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Bill Gates affirmed Israel's Accomplishments!

“… when you’re looking for brains, for energy, for integrity, it’s the only stop you need to make in the middle east.” Says Warren Buffet, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. about Israel.


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Prepare Messiah's Bride!

2 minute video description (above)of what we are about! 

Whats New?

June, 2016

Boasting Against the Branches = Replacement Theology

written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

May 2016

Returning to Kenya to visit Yahweh's Set Apart Ministries?

April 2016

 It is time  to focus more specifically.on the issues that pertain to restoration from trauma. We deal with individuals who have suffered from some kind of mind control or ritual abuse and their walk into recovery. We also examine the corporate aspects of the schemes of the evil one that are troubling many fellowships that do not know how to recognize or resolve such concerns. The existing articles and PowerPoint presentations on the subject of Overcoming the Schemes of the Evil One are being gathering into one place for your ease to locate them.

May we be bold and strong in Messiah!

Responding to the Needs of Those Ensnared By Evil

As wickedness grows more blatant and bold, we are called to stand and to resist. Beginning steps on how to prepare.

Written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

January 2016

A Curse without Cause?

A short discussion of another tactic the adversary seems to be using against Messiah's people in this age.


November 2015

The Believing Spouse Sanctifies the Unbelieving Spouse?

Some confusion between sanctification and salvation discussed.




Dangerous Ground: Prayer without the Word

Many popular ministries do not provide adequate instruction as new adult believers begin to develop their prayer lives.

Extended version of what was condensed for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

October 2015

An older article from about 2008 had disappeared from our site during rebuilding. It has just been found and resubmitted here.It remains timely.

Separating the Sheep from the Sheep?  A Commentary on C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien


October 2015

Waiting for Messiah: Come Away with Me

A discussion of the implications of Sukkoth, the Marriage Feast of the Lamb, and the final blood red moon of the tetrad.

Written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper


August, 2015

As It Has Been, So It Will Be

The cycle of obedience and rebellion that we find ourselves in today.

Written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

June-July 2015

We are moving the office to a new location. Mailing address will remain the same. Thank you in advance for your patience with any delays in communication during this transition time.

April 2015

Preparing Messiah's Bride:
We Are NOT "Little Gods"

Brief discussion of the differences between our
concept of "Preparing the Bride" and the "Manifest Sons of God" teachings

                     March 2015

Spiritual Warfare + Torah Righteousness

An updated look at spiritual warfare disciplines, strongholds and Torah pursuance, Follow up article to: Will Messiah be a Shield for You?

February, 2015

Will Messiah be a Shield for You? written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.

Matthew 7: 21 NKJV

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.

Psalm 84:11 NKJV



January, 2015

Pray for Those Whose Sin is NOT Unto Death

1 John 5: 14-17

Written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

A Good Berean Submission

The Fig Wasp

An amazing picture of good and bad fruit!

December, 2014

A Good Berean Submission

Ya'acovs Wrestling

Ever wonder how this struggle was a good thing?

Malignity: assuming the worst of others--brief word study

Before this harmful force can bring destruction to your family or community, learn what it is and how it works!

November, 2014

Oh Absalom! --Apostasy Warning for Today (full article)

(Condensed article)

A Good Berean Submission

Vayera study on the names of the offspring and story

September, 2014

Let Them Be: What Does it Mean to Be Righteous and Righteous Still?

The Word DOES tell us what it means to be righteous, it is not a subjective matter.

Let Them Be...Unjust, Filthy, Righteous, Holy:  How Do We View the Command to "let them be?"

August, 2014

Looking for a guide to learn to study the Word in more depth?   Consider this:

In The Beginning

July, 2014

Permission or Command? Let the Unjust, Filthy, Righteous, Holy Be As They Are

Part 1: Does YHWH Ever Say To Not Pray Or To Do Nothing?

Part 2: The Four Permissions?

Part 3: Let Each One Do What It Is "Like Them" To Do

A Good Berean Submission

The Birth of Elohim's People

June, 2014

Prepare Messiah's Bride series:

Rocks and Relationships

Do you know the difference between a pile of rocks and rocks built into a wall? It matters in relationships, too.

Let the bones You have crushed rejoice.

Psalm 51: 8b

written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

May, 2014

You think I need Repentance?
Who are You to Say?

written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

This concept is expressed within Psalm 56, eloquently sung by Sons of Korah.

April, 2014

I Can't Hear You!

  Are we at the point that our older generations ears are stopped up and our younger generations don't even have ears to hear?

Written for WIsconsin Christian Newspaper


March, 2014

New Leadership Course!

An email series that you can complete at a convenient time for you, with the option of teleconference discussions.

10 Proven Steps Toward a Stable Set Apart Fellowship

My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:   For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

 Proverbs 1:8-9

   Because knowledge outside the context of relationship is only half of His plan for us.

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Your Prayers Can Draw You Closer to or Drive You Further Away from God

Realizations of dangers of "Name it, Claim it" Healing Prayer Patterns.

Written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper



February, 2014

Prepare Messiah's Bride Series

I am a Wall in Need of Rebuilding!

January, 2014

Confusing Issues: Elders, Shepherding, Hierarchy and Covering

 This one seems to have been missed in recent months so I am entering it here.

Prepare Messiah's Bride Series

The Assembly with No Spot, Wrinkle or Blemish, but  Pure and Set Apart

Dealing with the need for exposure of that which is not pleasing to our Elohiim


Blows that Hurt Cleanse Evil from the Heart- Word Document

PDF Format

Another confirmation of the faithfulness of our Elohim even during times of trial.

Are You "Upside down" or "Right side up?"

Barb's Hand Teaching applied to communication within our fellowships.


 Please Go to the What's New? page for more of the most recent pieces. After that, they will be found categorized in the"Articles" page.