Moed Ministries International is a Washington State registered non-profit corporation (501c3status is pending) with Brenda and I as President and Treasurer and a Board of Directors made up of 3 other persons whom we have asked to serve. The BoD is responsible for setting overall goals and objectives for the ministry as well as evaluating past performance. Brenda and I have the responsibility for all day to day operations of the ministry and will develop a plan of action to implement the goals and objectives set by the BoD.
Our Vision and Mission:Brenda and I have always had the vision and a heart for small group ministries. In the spring of 2008, we formed a home group of our own to teach those in attendance about the Hebraic nature of the Bible and gain a deeper faith and understanding of the teachings of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus). Over the years since, we have developed teaching materials, books and videos that are designed for the small group environment. Our heart has always been to help others start home based Bible study groups of their own and to equip them with the tools and resources that we have developed. Through Moed Ministries International, we hope to develop a network of interconnected home groups through the use of today’s technology linking groups through interactive video conferencing.
In addition, our desire is for the home groups to become more than just a study session. Through Moed Ministries International our goal is to help them build a real community of believers. A place where needs are met and support is always available; to build a close-knit “family” who can depend on each other for prayer and support in time of need.
Building up true disciples in Yeshua:Taking our cue from the words of Yeshua and the Great Commission:
Matthew 28:16-20 NKJV 16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 "teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
Our purpose is to build up disciples; to train them in a solid grounding of scripture and prepare them to take on the ministry that God has prepared for them to do. Moed Ministries International is working to build a worldwide network of home groups. We provide a means for these groups to connect in real time to each other via live video conferencing. Our purpose is two-fold: to provide a “home church” to isolated families and small home-based groups of people seeking out a deeper understanding of their faith and the Hebraic nature of the scriptures. And two: to provide intensive in-depth Bible classes to adults and teens in these networked groups and others wishing to participate.
The “Home Church” conceptMoed Ministries International will be the “hub” and will provide a Shabbat service each week. (The exact format is yet to be determined) The networked groups can participate via real-time live video conferencing and some of the portions of the Shabbat service may originate at a networked group location rather than at the hub. Example: on a given Shabbat, a musician or group provides worship from a home group located in Spokane and the speaker giving the message is in Auburn
Bible Study ClassesMoed Ministries International has developed and continues to develop intensive on-line Bible study classes to be offered to persons in network groups as well as others wishing to participate via the video conferencing/webinar format. These classes will invite fully interactive participation between instructor and students. Students will need to register and pay for the classes in advance. They will receive the text books and other necessary materials along with a password to access the webinar at the date and time of the class sessions. Dates and times of these classes will be determined as needed, most likely evenings and weekends.
This will be like attending a college or university and taking “night classes.” Students will receive certificates of completion and recognition of completing a series of studies. These classes will be a combination of materials which we develop ourselves as well as from other sources and authors. As others are trained up through these classes, we will encourage them to take on a teaching role for one or more sessions or entire classes if they feel God is leading them in that direction. We currently have two complete classes prepared and are working on creating some others.
How are we financed?Moed Ministries International will be supported financially primarily by donations through tithing and other offerings. We will also charge a fee for the classes, but we will offer the classes free of charge for a minimum on-going monthly tithe/donation. Also, Moed Ministries International will be the retail outlet for our books, DVD’s, CD’s, etc.
We have an immediate need to raise $5500 to purchase the equipment, services and software needed to implement video conferencing and bring onboard other home groups. In addition, we need approx. $2000 per month to cover operating expenses. To this end, we ask for your help by making a one-time and/or ongoing tax-deductible donation to Moed Ministries International by clicking on the “donate” button located on most of the pages of our web site.
Please partner with us and help Moed Ministries International reach across the nation and around the world.
Shalom and be blessed Dan and Brenda Cathcart
Join us for our first ever Shabbat service and afternoon Bible study on May 20th! Just use the links below.