NOTE:   August, 2019   Various parts of the website will be under revision.

Thank you for your patience while we work on updating and making it better for you!


A Messiah Centered,Torah-Pursuant Relational Maturity Community Model!

Now entering 2020, and preparing to Celebrate Twenty Years Together! 

Check out what this model could mean for your community!

Because knowledge gained outside the context of relationship

is only half of His plan for us!


                                                                          What We Do                            

                A Home Fellowship with 20 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 the Plant and Grow Messianic Fellowships page. Materials relevant to those new to this walk are gathered there.



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Revised and updated in both paperback and Kindle formats, please check out this unique book that helps provide answers to managing the storm that can erupt when coming into a Torah pursuant lifestyle!

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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

Barbara L Klika, EzineArticles Basic Author



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.


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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 Messianic Dance Camp International

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Prepare Messiah's Bride!

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

Whats New?

May 2020

The Modern Day Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil: If possible, even the elect will be deceived 

Full Version of Condensed article for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper


Angela Moutria

Torah Family

Women and Tzitzit

April 2020

He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

March 2020

Now More than Ever....Learn to Be Good Bereans

written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

Two Trees And the Sabbath

Guest Authors Bill and Karen Bishop

Comments from their book

 Two Trees, Two Kingdoms, Two Kings

by Bill and Karen Bishop

Book Review

February 2020

The Two Trees in the Garden Affect Us Today-and into Eternity

written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

January, 2020

Sheep, Shepherds and THE Path of Righteousness

written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

How Shepherds Can Help People Navigate through the Individual and Assembly Transition Steps from Traditional Christian Practice to Messiah Centered Torah Pursuance

 A Summary of Main Points from the Raising Up the Remnant Presentation

November-December, 2019

Introducing Trenton Van:

His Bar Mitzvah Teaching:

The Priestly Armor

Torah, Psychology and The Life Model: Is it "Kosher?"

Addressing how a Torah Foundation impacts maturity and restoration work

More About How the Bible Uses the Term "Remnant"

written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper in conjunction with the Raising Up the Remnant Conference

October, 2019

How Does the Remnant Return?

Written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper in conjunction with the Raising Up the Remnant Conference

September, 2019

Will He Find Faith When He Comes?  Yes!The Remnant!

Written for Wisconsin Christian News in conjunction with the Raising Up the Remnant Conference

August, 2019

Why does SAM do "Prayer on the Wall" before Gatherings?

I have Jesus in Me so Just Let Me Be!!!

Follow up to Free in the Spirit? series for Wisconsin Christian newspaper

A Little Gem Study:

Hear AND Obey AND Keep:
Shema and Shamar!

June, 2019

Why does SAM use the Shema and Some Hebrew Prayers?

Recent guests and new members have had some good questions for us!  Here is one that came up regarding our use of the Shema and Hebrew Prayers.

April, 2019

Yeshua: Door and Cross Confusion!

Just some brief thoughts on the seasonal issues.

March, 2019

Our condolences to the family and friends of Frank Houtz of Beit Menorah congregation, Kentucky Covenant Education Association and Beney Yoseph of North America.  He has been our teacher, our friend, and our brother in Messiah and will be greatly missed by many around the world.

Free in the Spirit?

An "apologetics"   Q and A piece to use to examine what we are really free to do in Messiah!!

Serialized for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

February, 2019

Part 2-Summary of Book/Study in Progress:

And the Two Shall Become One: Division and Witness from Genesis to Revelation

January, 2019

New in Series--Prepare Messiah's Bride: Meekness--The Quiet Power of Mature Authority

Part 1-Summary of Book/Study in Progress:

And the Two Shall Become One: Division and Witness from Genesis to Revelation

November, 2018

Man and Woman: One in Christ

Brief Review and Commentary

Part of Ongoing Development of:

And the Two Shall become One: Witness and Division from Genesis to Revelation

October 2018

The Word or Weeds?

The need for discernment and starting the "right house" in order to be ready for the Marriage Feast of the Lamb!

Expanded Version of article written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

September, 2018

A War and a Wedding Feast will Have Their Place in Time. Are You Rehearsing?

Written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

May, 2018

Updating our Halachah on The Use of Tongues and Order in the Assembly

An influx of visitors and cautions about the Kundalini infiltation caused us to review our manner of dealing with the use of tongues in the assembly.

 Returning to God's Righteousness: Will He Know You?

Written for the Exhortation series for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

March, 2018

Was Israel Replaced by the Church?

Part of Exhortation Series Written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

Marsha's Psalm

Through our recent discipleship and community prayer responsibilities studies, Marsha was deeply touched and found herself writing this prayer...a psalm by all the definitions we know!  May you be blessed in this , and if need be, make it your psalm prayer as well!

February, 2018

God's Righteousness: Who is Israel?

Exhortation Series written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

December, 2017

Strategic Spiritual Warfare

Insight on wielding the Sword of the Word by

Janell I. Schroeder, Elder

November, 2017

God's Calendar & Holidays for Us!

Part of an exhortation series written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

October, 2017

Return to God's Righteousness!

Part of an exhortation series written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

July-August, 2017

What Comes AFTER Becoming a Believer?

Like the Israelites coming out of bondage, we also need retraining as we come out of the bondage of the world system

Part of an Exhortation series

written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper 

May, 2017

Able to Keep Rank

Discipline to Avoid Chaos!

Full Version Here of Condensed Version for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

January, 2017

Predestination and Foreknowledge: Are They the Same Thing?

written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

December 2016

Division and Strife Antidote!

Strife, Division and Chaos are all around as the evil one tries to prevail upon Yah's people to forget Him. The chiastic study of 7's provides an antidote!

Will Wickedness Prevail?

Wickedness is being exposed in America.

How will we respond?

written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

October 2016

Under Christ's Law? What pushes people to differentiate?

Part 2

written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

September 2016

Under Christ's Law?

Part 1

written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

August 2016

Walk with Messiah and Choose to Refuse!

written for Wisconsin Christian Newspaper

June, 2016

Boasting Against the Branches = Replacement Theology

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


 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

 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.