Our short-term vision is to be a resource for individuals and churches to learn about how God designed Israel and the Church to fit together in the Kingdom of God now and as the Last Days approach. We want prioritize our live availability and resources to Vineyard Churches because they are "our tribe," however, (and a big however it is!), we want to be available to any Christian believers in Jesus who want to learn more about "this Israel thing." We would like to see an active (and kind!) on-line community develop to talk through crucial Israel-related issues we face the world today.
In order to accomplish that, three books are currently available with a fourth on its way. We host an annual weekend seminar. We plan pilgrimage trips for first-timers with priority given to Vineyard pastors that connect to Vineyard distinctives (deep worship, personal prophecy, hearing from the Lord, spiritual formation exercises, and imaginative prayer) and try to keep those prices as low as possible while still keeping the group size comfortable and accessible. The goal of every ministry trip is to introduce people to the locations of the Bible they've read about and thus build a stronger friendship with Jesus through experiencing His Word. People take this depth home and Bible reading is never the same! Video and print teachings, resource links to reputable and timely news, and a FAQ section will be added to this website as we move forward.
Our long-term vision includes providing partial scholarships to help smaller-congregation U.S. Vineyard pastors get to experience Israel in its fullness.
God is doing a miraculous move in our day and time: reviving the dry bones and spirit of Israel that you can see in the birth of the Messianic movement around the world and in the Land of Israel. He is inviting us to get in on it by first understanding who the Jewish People are and their appointed place in the Kingdom of God, then getting to know them to build reconciliation, trust, and support between the Church and Israel.
We welcome you to get in on the ground floor of The Ruth Israel Initiative! Sign up and donate today!
The Ruth Israel Initiative is based out of Birmingham, Alabama. Shoot me an email to see if anyone on our Board of Directors is available to talk to your group! Or organize a customized trip to the Land for your group of 10-25 people and we'll help you get ready to go.
We can also organize an intimate 6-8 person pilgrimage without a professional guide or bus. (I rent a van and personally drive you around and conduct the teachings and ministry times myself).
Contact: Kimberly.Frolander @gmail.com