YOUR CENTER FOR LIFELONG LEARNING


Established in 1994, the Messianic Studies Institute (MSI) is a unique institute for lifelong learning that empowers you to be transformed by the Jewish heritage and essence of the faith. MSI's dynamic curriculum unlocks the Biblical languages, Scripture in its continuity from Genesis to Revelation, and the Messianic Jewish worldview important to understanding and knowing Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah.

What does this transformation look like?

  1. An integrated faith—living according to the pattern of Yeshua in daily life
  2. An indebtedness to and relationship with the Jewish people now that positively impacts the so-called "Jewish-Christian" divide
  3. An identity and living that "makes flesh" the words "Magnified and sanctified may God’s great Name be throughout the world which He has created according to His will. May He establish His kingdom in our lifetime, and during our days, and within the life of the entire house of Israel, speedily and soon; and say, Amen." —Kaddish, traditional Jewish prayer

MSI is the educational branch of Beth Messiah Congregation in Columbus, OH (bethmessiah.org)


How MSI Works

MSI features ONGROUND and ONLINE courses, with the hub being this website where you may access and manage your syllabi, course workbooks, handouts, reviews, and more. MSI allows students the opportunity to take individual courses without committing to any certificate program, but encourages commitment to such programs. There are no prerequisites for any MSI course except in the sequential Biblical language courses.

When is ONGROUND MSI?

Full Courses: Eight Mondays per term: 1.25 hours per class session

Session 1

7:00–8:15PM

Session 2

8:30–9:45PM

Mini Courses: Two consecutive Wednesdays or Saturdays as noted 7:00–9:30PM

What is the cost of MSI?

MSI specializes in making scholarship understandable at an affordable cost. The cost for all ONGROUND and all ONLINE courses, whether FULL or MINI, is provided in the course descriptions.



Certificate Programs

Basic Certificate

A 12-course program which introduces the learner to the Jewish heritage and essence of the faith, focusing on the basics of the Biblical languages, the Scriptures, and Jewish history and culture.

1

Hebrew I

2

Hebrew II

3

Greek I

4

Greek II

5

Jewish Essence of the Faith

6

Jewish History

7

Jewish Holidays

8

Messianic Promise

9

Messianic Apologetics

10

Book of Galatians

11

Elective

12

Visiting Scholar Symposium


Advanced Certificate

All courses required for the Basic Certificate plus a 12-course program that unlocks a more profound understanding of the Scriptures.

1

Hebrew III or Greek III

2

Hebrew IV or Greek IV

3

Torah

4

Prophets I

5

Prophets II

6

Writings

7

Book of Romans

8

Other Bible Book

9

Keys to Bible Study I (Hermeneutics)

10

Elective

11

Elective

12

Visiting Scholar Symposium



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