Why should there be a ministry for Jewish people? Is it really needed? These are challenging questions that do not necessarily require a response because anyone who has ever read the Bible in its entirety is very aware that the spiritual salvation of the whole world is inextricably connected to the fate of the Jewish nation - God's people.
Kiev Jewish Messianic Congregation (KJMC) was born shortly after first Festival of Jewish Music and Dance, organized by the mission "Hear, O Israel!" (Jonathan Bernis), which took place in Ukraine in 1994. Boris Grisenko has been the rabbi (pastor) of KJMC from the very beginning. Rabbi Boris is also the Vice Chairman of the Ukrainian Interchurch Council and holds an Honorary Doctorate in Theology from CLST (Christian Life School of Theology). KJMC has grown over the years and today numbers more than 2,000 people. The congregation is comprised of Jews and non-Jews, all of whom have accepted the Lord Yeshua ha'Mashiach (Jesus Christ).
The KJMC vision is focused largely on the revival of the Jewish people, including:
- Facilitating church revival and restoration in conjunction with the development of the Jewish component within the Body of Messiah
- Salvation of the Jewish people first and a subsequent role in revival within other nations
- Deliverance from "humanism", occult spirituality and anti-Semitism
- Recovering wholeness in the Body of Messiah according to God's plan
- Breaking of unbiblical extremes in Christianity and Judaism
- Correcting indifference or unbiblical attention towards the Jewish people