Thank you for your interest in Bet Ami Congregation a 501(c)(3) organization. Bet Ami is a Hebrew term for “House of My People.” Our purpose is to glorify The Creator through teaching the Hebraic perspective. This information is here to give you a snapshot of our history, ministry and the heart of our congregation. Of course, not all your questions can be answered in this brief format, but perhaps you’ll gain enough information to take a closer look. We’re always ready to visit with you and answer your questions.
Bet Ami began as a home Bible study in 1979, which then grew to include Sunday services and a Friday night “Hebraic Outreach” to anyone that wanted to know more about the life of Yeshua (Jesus). Today, we are a vibrant Congregation worshipping on Sabbath afternoon at 2425 N Warren Ave, here in Oklahoma City.
Bet Ami is a diverse Congregation comprised of people from many walks of life with various backgrounds, worshiping and learning about the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in fellowship and harmony.
We observe the Sabbath on the day that The Lord mandated that it should be kept (Ex. 20:8-11, Lev. 23:2-3). We do not believe that there is any Scriptural precedence for changing that day to any other day of the week.
There is no offering plate passed at Bet Ami. For those who wish to contribute financial gifts to this ministry, there is an opportunity to do so at the end of every service. The Lord has sustained this congregation for over thirty years, and He will continue to do so as long we serve for HIS greater glory.
We believe the purpose of our Congregation is to glorify The Lord, and to teach others about Our Awesome Creator. We glorify Him by living biblically righteous lives. We desire people to experience the joy of knowing The Lord from the “Hebraic” perspective. We strive to emulate Our Master, Yeshua (Jesus), The Messiah.
We affirm that the Hebrew Tanakh (Old Testament) is the authority for knowing The Lord’s will and purpose. We believe that through the combination of the Tanakh (“Old Testament”) and the Apostolic Scriptures (“New Testament”), that The Lord expresses His full counsel, His desire to forgive those who seek Him, and to bring all who would seek Him into a loving relationship with Himself.
We believe that Yeshua is The Messiah whose death atoned for the sins of the world. Through His death and resurrection, He brings peace to the damaged relationship between The Lord and mankind. We believe when The Messiah returns, He will bring peace to the world. Only The Lord knows for certain when that will be (Matt. 24:36).
Liturgy | Teaching | Praise & Worship | Havdalah
The music during our times of worship includes voices and various instruments to create an atmosphere of worship from a Hebraic perspective. Some of the music played is original pieces, composed by congregants.
Hebraic dance is performed through beginner steps and choreographed dances that are enjoyed during the times of worship. All who would like to worship The Lord through dance are encouraged to join in.
“Havdalah,” Hebrew for “separation,” is a ceremony that marks the end of Shabbat and ushers in the new week. Shabbat ends on Saturday evening when the sun sets. After Havdalah is completed, it is customary to bless one another with the words, “Shavua tov!” which means “Have a good week!” in Hebrew.