If your life is always ordered and you never miss your prayer times; if you have your “carnal nature” under complete submission, If you never have distractions when studying the Word of the Living God, if you never come across troubling Biblical statements, then the Beit Midrash [house of study] is not for you. However, if you’re like the rest of us and answer “no” to any of the above then perhaps it’s time to pull back and reorient your life. Sailors who can’t depend on maps out on the open ocean, periodically adjust their instruments to get “true”readings and account for naturally-occurring variations. They do this because their lives depend on it. If you haven’t taken the time in awhile to reorient yourself, maybe it’s time you did. Your life too depends on it.
As Dr John Garr explains so well:
In ancient times the synagogue was probably the assembly of the people in homes for social interaction, for prayer, and for study. Later, these meetings were housed in buildings designed specifically for such use, which took on the name of the meetings, themselves, and were called synagogues.
The synagogue has had three traditional functions which were manifest in the names given to it: Beit Knesset (House of Assembly or Meeting Place), Beit Tefillah, (House of Prayer), and Beit Midrash (House of Study or Learning).
Come, spend a weekend with us at our Beit Midrash. Our place overlooks the San Juan Islands and the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Immerse yourself in the Word as you seek His face, let Him restore your soul as you gaze out on His handiwork. For one full weekend, do nothing but study His Word while seeking His face and His will with other believers—sola Scriptura without denominational interpretations. Eat, sleep and meditate on His Word for a full weekend.
Your life will be changed forever!
Follow the links below to learn more about a Beit Midrash, what to bring, map, etc. Call or email us and let us know when you will be here!
The Practical Stuff:
When is the Port Angeles, Washington, Beit Midrash? Right now, we are still very small and consequently only meet once/month on the 3rd weekend of every month.
What time does it start? We begin shortly before Sabbath on Friday and end on Sunday at approximately 4PM.
What about the kids? It is our hope to eventually have a youth Beit Midrash coinciding with the Adult Beit Midrash but we can’t quite get that together yet. It grieves us to ask you to please not bring your children with you yet so as not to disturb the others in the Beit Midrash but HaShiem willing, there may come a day when it won’t be this way.
Can I bring my pastor? Any believer in Yahshua Ha’Messiach (Jesus the Redeemer) desiring to know more about our Creator’s will for us as is outlines in scripture is welcome. There is a basket by the door and all denominations must be “peeled off and put in”this basket before you enter. Pastors seem to have more trouble than most in shucking the garment of denominationalism but sola Scriptura is our guide. Denominations are not welcome.
What should I bring? If you can bring pot-luck, please do; it will help considerably. If you can bring your own towels, air mattresses, sleeping bags or foam, please do; it will help. Do bring all the different Bible translations that you may own as well as all concordances; preferably Strong’s. We have slow cookers, an extra bathroom, a queen-size hida-bed, a couch, air mattresses, foam and plenty of blankets.
How much is this going to cost? There is no financial charge for the Beit Midrash. You may make a tax-deductible donation to help defray the expenses if you are so impressed, but there is no charge.
What about the Ferry? Port Angeles is an international Port city and is a 30 minute ferry ride from Victoria, BC Canada. If you do not drive your car and need someone to pick you up at the ferry terminal, call us and we will be happy to do so.
—Bill & Jo Kuhlmeyer, List Servants:
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