Chosen People Ministries exists to pray for, evangelize, disciple, and serve Jewish people everywhere and to help fellow believers do the same. The mission was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1894 by Rabbi Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian Jewish immigrant with a zeal to share the knowledge of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah with God’s chosen people.
Today, Chosen People Ministries serves in thirteen countries across the globe. Our outreach programs include evangelism and discipleship, Messianic Centers and congregations, equipping the local church for Jewish evangelism, print and web publications, and benevolence work. With your help, we will continue proclaiming the Good News through Jesus the Messiah to Jewish people around the world.
Our Vision and Core Values
Chosen People Ministries…
- Exists to glorify God, proclaim the Gospel to the Jew first and also to the Gentile, and develop resources and programs to accomplish this task.
- Places the worker above the work.
- Is concerned with and promotes the welfare of the Jewish community.
- Is a Board-governed organization whose ministry is planned and implemented by missionaries and supported by the administrative staff.
- Is dependent on God’s provision for the Mission through the prayer and financial support of fellow believers.
Al & Bev Rene
North America Indigenous Ministries (NAIM) began with a boat—the Willis Shank. In 1949, this rusty 136-foot minesweeper from World War II was restored and began regular trips from Seattle to the coasts of British Columbia and Alaska to evangelize the Native peoples living in the coastal villages. Almost always, the whole population of a village would gather near the dock when the boat arrived, blasting out Christian music from a large bull horn speaker mounted high on the radar mast. A team on board offered medical services to the Native people. An evangelism team held meetings. Bible college students gave their summers to teach vacation bible school and to lead week-long bible studies. Many Native people along the coast accepted Christ, and some grew in their faith.
In 1959, NAIM moved away from seasonal, itinerant coastal ministries toward placing missionaries in Native communities full-time and long-term, with a focus on the interior of Western Canada. The primary boat ministry came to a close. On a small scale, NAIM staff continued to visit and encourage isolated believers in the coastal communities, with a concentrated effort by Bill and Sandy Lottis during 1989-1997.
Throughout the years North America Indigenous Ministries (NAIM) has reached out in love to Indigenous people. Youth ministries, summer internships, community-based evangelism, long-term discipleship relationships and church planting endeavors have been part of a strategy that has resulted in many small fellowships of believers in communities scattered across Canada.
Kevin & Danielle Riley
What is Tierra Nueva
Tierra Nueva (New Earth) is an international Christian ministry based in Burlington, Washington, that seeks to share the good news of God’s freedom in Jesus Christ with people on the margins, especially those affected by addiction, incarceration and immigration.
We are dedicated to proclaiming the Good News of God’s Kingdom (on earth as it is in heaven) with the oppressed for our mutual liberation, holistic healing, empowerment, and total salvation. We do this through pastoral advocacy, chaplaincy and re-entry support, evangelism and discipleship. We are committed to training up ministry workers in holistic liberation because the harvest is plentiful and the workers are few. Find out more at www.tierra-nueva.org.
Kevin and Danielle are involved the life of our community of Tierra Nueva and doing outreach to the wider community. They officially came on staff in July 2016, working as men’s and women’s advocates. They are both trained relapse prevention counselors with the Genesis Process.
Kevin regularly delivers the message at Tierra Nueva’s Sunday worship. Danielle is a Women’s Advocate and the Children’s Ministry Director.
They learned of Tierra Nueva while living on the street and serving time in jail. Kevin has graduated from New Earth Recovery’s Trust program. They have been so moved by the integrity and love in this ministry, they have decided to become a part of it.