Tikvat David is a community of faith in Yeshua, committed together to following his way of devotion, joining with him in making the kingdom of heaven a reality now, and finding peace in the reconciliation only he brings. We are committed to Jewish life in Yeshua and we are a community inclusive of intermarried families and non-Jewish families who share our vision.
We believe Yeshua is the greatest Torah teacher of all time. His way of revealing Torah included repairing the world, healing people, instructing disciples to have a future vision of the kingdom of heaven on earth, practicing radical love for every neighbor, and making a priority of love and justice above all other aspects of Torah.
If there is one word which captures the reason faith in Yeshua is central, it is atonement. The full meaning of atonement is much more than God forgiving sins. It is redemption (God restoring the worth of our souls), ransom (purchasing our souls back from captivity), justification (bringing us before him innocent in the final judgment), offering (a substitution and cleansing which purifies our souls forever), and reconciliation (repairing not only our souls, but the entire universe).
What the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible, Old Testament) promised was a complete renewal of our souls and of all that is — all things being reconciled and unified in accordance with the consummate will of God. With new spirits sprinkled clean and also inscribed with the teaching of God, faithful disciples live as those born from above, oriented to the world to come but rooted in this present world by following Torah as interpreted by Yeshua our Messiah. For Jews this way of discipleship in Yeshua includes full participation with all Israel in the ways of Torah and tradition. Our community is home to many who are not Jewish but who share in this vision for living and fully support God’s eternal covenant with his people Israel. The promises of God flow through Israel to people of every nation and culture and our community is built on recognizing this trajectory.
Our services are traditional while distinct in our style of celebration. The liturgy is what is common to Judaism, but our form of expression adds much rejoicing in keeping with our belief that Yeshua has, in part, already brought the kingdom into the present. We are a learning community, devoted to understanding history, the Hebrew language, theology, the instruction of the prophets and apostles, and most of all the way of our Messiah.
We are a community of families, dedicated to the needs of our children and teens as well as single adults and married couples. We place a high value on education for our youth and children and on the desire we share that they will pass on this way of life to their children and children’s children.