About Beth Shalom Messianic Congregation
Beth Shalom Messianic Congregation is the local congregation led by Rabbi Steve Berkson, assembling in Apison, Tennessee. It is the goal of Beth Shalom Messianic Congregation to set the example for other Messianic congregations by working together to serve the body of believers in walking out the Torah in the character of Yeshua the Messiah. Rabbi Berkson strives to educate others with four main objectives - instructing others: to learn, to do, to defend, and to teach others interested in walking the road of righteousness. Beth Shalom is a close knit assembly with a strong emphasis on family, faith, and growth. It is our hope and prayer that you will find the information on our site and within our assembly helpful and and informative, guiding you on your own personal journey.
Beth Shalom Messianic Congregation is the founding congregation of Messianic Torah Observant Israel (M.T.O.I.). M.T.O.I. was created as an umbrella organization to provide a covering for other like-minded believers, including recently established or long standing congregations. M.T.O.I. recognizes that part of the natural growth of the Body of Believers is the desire to fellowship with others. We want to help facilitate this growth by providing a safe structure and environment with a Leadership Team that can be trusted to be consistent and transparent. As the founding congregation of M.T.O.I., Beth Shalom Messianic Congregation has agreed to continue to provide proper discipleship, fellowship, and opportunities to learn while still allowing space with respect for people. It is important that we maintain a balance between protecting the Body and allowing space for the Body.