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 goes hand in hand with the destiny of Jewish people - God's people.
Kyiv Jewish Messianic Congregation (KJMC) was born shortly after the 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 was 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 2,200 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 mainly focused on the revival of the Jewish people, including:
- So that every Jew would know his Messiah
- The unity in the Body of the Messiah to be restored
- To break free of non-Biblical extremes of Judaism and Christianity
- To bring about freedom from anti_semitism, indifference, and other non-Biblical attitudes as well as freedom from Humanism and occult spirituality