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A Torah-Pursuant Relational Maturity Community Model!

                                  What We Do                             
A Home Fellowship with 14 years of experience learning to Prepare  
Brief video presentations                             Messiah's Bride in a Torah Pursuant  Discipleship/Spiritual Growth
on Set Apart Living!                                     community which is called as an Ezer Knegdo to the Body.


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



A New Place to Obtain Valuable Reference materials through Amazon AND  Help us Cover our costs for this website!

Your purchases through these links will ensure that a small percentage comes back to us.

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.

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations,

Matthew 28:19a  NKJV,

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.

If you'd like to learn more about our Kenya brothers and sisters, in Yahweh's Set Apart Ministries, you might like to check out my travel blog from the February 2011 visit.

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.


We have a gift of handmade tzittziot as our thank you for those who establish a subscription!



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!

De Pere, WI
Set Apart Ministries
Join our Group online

A Brief Description of

the Productivity of Israel.

Can You believe this?

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.


Prepare Messiah's Bride!

2 minute video description (above)of what we are about! (no audio track as yet!)

We also have an additional new domain name:


What's New?

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.

Check it out now! You are only 10 weeks away from greater understanding of how to stabilize your fellowship group.

A NEW Opportunity here to obtain beautiful inspirational worship music and help us cover our ministry costs through Amazon.

Check out our favorite worship CDs on our Worship Page!

Reference Materials are also available below left on this page!

On our Shopping with Amazon page, you can click through to Amazon to purchase whatever you need, and a small percentage will still come back to us. Thank you!

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


The  Set Apart Ministries Scripture Typer Memorization group


is newly set up with verses focusing on maturity. Please join us by clicking on the logo below center. Let's get the Word hidden in our hearts.

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.

December, 2013

NEW!  Leadership Teleconference

"Get Acquainted" series

Ever wonder what it might be like to talk with like minded Messianic fellowship leaders? Here is your opportunity!  Just try it out one time and see how Messiah may lead you as we discuss serving His people.


Good Bereans All

A new submission

 A Short but Interesting Thought from a Good Berean about Leah, Jacob and Dinah

Community Teaching Moment:

Choosing and Being Received by a New Fellowship Community

Our community teaching moments offer a "snapshot" of the different ways people of differing maturity level respond to various situations.  They are meant as conversation starters toward understanding and applying what it means to be a Torah-pursuant relational maturity community model fellowship.

November 2013


Written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

October 2013

Community Teaching Moments:

Participation in Community Discussion/Evaluation of an Event--Debriefing for Learning Potential

 The ability to discuss and draw both affirmation of positive things and constructive criticism for the future is directly affected by the overall maturity level of the group.

Recognizing and Responding to a Community Need

An "Aha!" moment for some as they realized that a focus on maturity is not an effort to limit power/authority to elders but rather to encourage all to grow to adult/parent/elder states! Iin a healthy community, there is no limit to how many people can mature to full adulthood and leadership status! HalleluYah! 

Does this come as a surprise to anyone else?

September 2013

Preparing the Bride...Yet a Nation that Rejects Preparation???

Some links to relevant articles by A. W. Tozer and a Barna survey with commentary

Season of our Joy...and Some Confusion!

An examination of our halachah as an equipping community that differs from others, especially pertaining to Sukkoth!

Community Teaching Moment

Fifth: Distracting People

Fourth: Corporate Prayer

August 2013

Community Teaching Moment

Third: An Injury Occurring During a Gathering

What IS The One Faith Jude Exhorted Us to Contend For?

Written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

See also our online study of the matter.

July 2013

Community Teaching Moment

Some people have difficulty applying written concepts to actual life situations. Here are the concepts of Life Model and stages of maturity as they apply to brief scenarios for quick "maturity teachings."

First and most basic in an anticipated series: Personal & Community Hygiene/Disposal of Used Tissues

Second:Community Fellowship Meals/Buffet Behavior

Is Being Passive Aggressive Addressed in the Bible? Consider Fear, Deceit and Rebellion

Companion article to: A Challenging Word: What To Do With Those Who Behave Badly

Expanded from Wisconsin Christian Newspaper Submission


 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.