Imagine becoming the
first believer in your community

and there is no one to disciple you
or to teach you how to establish a congregation.

“It made me realize how great God is and how faithful He is, and it’s not important what background we come from, Arab or Jewish, God is for all of us.”

– Shamss Asfour, Arab student from Nazareth

“I didn’t really understand what love was, what brotherly love was, or love for the Lord, until I came to Israel College of the Bible. I started to tell friends in Bethlehem that I found a new family!”

– Ziyad Bannoura, Palestinian Pastor

“What happened in this class is an historical event”

– Meno Kalisher, Jewish Pastor

“One of the most moving experiences I had was during our weekly time of collective worship. I opened my eyes and looked out over the student body. I suddenly noticed how we had come to study from all kinds of different backgrounds, but we were united in praising the Lord together.”

– Jewish Student

“Even though I am preaching already 26 years, I received a new way”

– Yossi Ovadia, Jewish Pastor

“It was a year of education. Most importantly, a standard of teaching, a standard of how to approach the Bible, a standard of church management. What I will take is the expository teaching because…as a pastor / elder, I am measured by God by the way I did with His Word. And when Israel College of the Bible gave me enhancement for this tool, that’s what counts in the end of the day before the throne of Messiah”

– Meno Kalisher, Jewish Pastor

“I didn’t really understand what love was, what brotherly love was, or love for the Lord, until I came to Israel College of the Bible. I started to tell friends in Bethlehem that I found a new family!

– Ziyad Bannoura, Palestinian Pastor

A place where Jews and Arabs no longer need to leave their land or study in a different language.

A place where Jews and Arabs no longer need to leave their land or study in a different language.

Israel College of the Bible is the only accredited, evangelical Hebrew-speaking seminary in the world

OUR VISION

“The vision of Israel College of the Bible is to reach and train a generation of Israeli living in the last days who are equipped, mobilized, and energized with a first-century commitment to believe in God’s promises and participate in His purposes for Israel and the nations.”

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Dr. Erez Soref
President ONE FOR ISRAEL

99%

of Israelis
don’t have a
relationship
with Yeshua

(Jesus)

Our heart’s cry and calling is to bring the gospel back to our people. By training and equipping Israelis with the tools of ministry.

1,000+

Graduates from Israel College of the Bible

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IMPACT ON THE LOCAL CHURCH

The Body of Messiah (the Church) in Israel is young. Like modern Israel, it can also be said it was founded in 1948. At that time, there were only a handful of believing families in the Land.

As a young Body, it is like starting back in the first century all over again. Everything is new. How do you follow the Lord in community? What does it mean to be a believer in Jesus in Israel? (Imagine becoming the first believer in your community and having no one to disciple you, to teach, to show you how to build a congregation?). This has been the reality for many first-generation believers in Israel.

As the Body of Messiah grew since 1948, the need for theologically sound biblical education became apparent, leading to the establishment of Israel College of the Bible in 1990. Since then, Israelis no longer have had to leave the land or study in a second language to learn the Word of God and train for ministry.

At Israel College of the Bible, we teach pastors, leaders and lay people how to study the Bible, how to think critically, and how to identify theological errors, creating a generation of workers able to correctly explain God’s Word (1 Timothy 2:15). Our students learn valuable skills such as how to prepare a sermon, how to use Bible software, how to run a non-profit according to the guidelines of the Israeli government, and how to engage as believers within the culture. Today, our graduates are making an impact throughout Israel as pastors, business leaders, lawyers, counselors, soldiers, public servants, and more.

MAJORITY

of Israel’s Senior Jewish & Arab Pastors graduated from our Masters in Ministry Program

SENIOR PASTORS &
LEADERS

continue their education in doctoral programs in Masters in leading US seminaries

DOZENS

of Jewish & Arab Graduates from our Masters in Counseling Program

JEWS & ARABS TOGETHER

In the early 2010s the political situation had caused a growing divide amongst the Jewish and Arab believers in Israel. Something needed to be done.

 

“The joint MA program brought together our Jewish and Arab Pastors and it was a game changer…” Watch here…

WHAT'S
NEXT?

It will be like going from having your whole operation in a basement to getting to move in to the whole house. Having a new campus will have that kind of impact, taking our Bible college from being just a building, to a multi-faceted epicenter, specifically designed and engineered to serve the Body of Messiah in Israel.

We’ve come a long way since 1990, and we’re excited for what the future holds. ONE FOR ISRAEL 2030 Vision includes Israel College of the Bible’s expansion to a new campus that will allow for greater impact and greater possibilities for ministry.

Today, the majority of the ministry of ONE FOR ISRAEL takes place on the top two floors of a three-story building in an old industrial zone. You wouldn’t know it from photos of the interior of the building, as by God’s grace and help from some outstanding interior decorators we have been able to create a clean, bright, professional space. However, as much as our current building has been a blessing and has allowed our ministry to grow to its current level, to fulfill all that God has called us to do, we are making preparations to expand to a new location.

A new campus will multiply and maximize the impact of the Body of Messiah in Israel…

  • This new location will allow us to have a greater discipleship impact on our students and the whole of the Body of Messiah in Israel
  • Our current location has limited meeting space and no parking for students. The new location will provide space for a wide variety of activities not currently feasible, such as student conferences, praise conferences, events for Messianic soldiers, and more. It will help us to facilitate a thriving campus community.
  • It will increase the visibility of our ministry on a national level, taking us from a relatively obscure location to a front-and-center location, adjacent to one of Israel’s major highways.
  • It will take our Bible college from being a building, as it is now, to be an epicenter, a national hub serving the entire Body of Messiah in Israel.

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ONE FOR ISRAEL is based in Central Israel with a US NonProfit office 501c3 EIN: 61-1901718