Israel Firstfruits is the culmination of a process that began decades ago with early efforts of the emergent community of faith in Israel. The next generation, convinced of the need to strengthen the economic foundation of the local Body, came together and formed the Messianic Business Fellowship (2007) and Mofet Avi ministry (2009). In 2012, this group of locals, together with international business leaders, founded Israel Firstfruits, an NGO focused on economic development within Israel. What began with a handful of volunteers in Israel has since grown into a global network of believers passionate about empowering and equipping entrepreneurs, business leaders and marketplace professionals in the Land. We are a development and networking hub for:
- Believers in Israel (Jews, Arabs and Gentiles) who are called to the marketplace, with a special focus on business leaders and entrepreneurs.
- Believers worldwide who see the marketplace as a key channel for advancing the Kingdom of God.
Israel Firstfruits is a unique, one-of-a-kind intersection of Israel, Business and Kingdom. And we believe the marketplace is the best place to impact Israel and the world.
We exist to empower marketplace leaders and grow businesses in Israel to advance the Kingdom of God.
Proverbs 3:5, 6
Romans 8:14-17, Ephesians 2:4-6
Matthew 5:16, Colossians. 3:23
We are better together. God’s Kingdom is wondrously diverse and includes men and women as well as people from every nation, ethnicity and social class. We are called to be one in Messiah. We therefore believe the expression of the Kingdom of God requires honoring and embracing each other’s unique identity and giftedness. Unity is not uniformity, but the choice to walk together and serve one another. In our context, we believe it is essential that Jews and Arabs choose to walk together.
Galatians. 3:28, John 17: 23,
Philippians 2:5-8, Matthew 20:25-28
God created us to walk in loving relationship with Him. Because people are precious to Him, He sacrificed His Son to redeem us. God endows each of us with unique giftedness and expects us to produce good fruit. Those who respond to His call are “living stones” with which He builds His Kingdom. Our task is to love, care for, empower and invest in people so they walk fruitfully in God’s calling. This care must be genuine, practical and competent, producing real blessings, earning trust and credibility, and the right to influence.
Ephesians 2:8-10, 19-22,
4:11-16; 1 Peter 2:5
Ephesians 4:1, 5:8-10; Colossians 3:9;
Proverbs 28:13; 1 John 1:6-10; Matthew 5:37
Zechariah 4:10, Matthew 13:31–32
Meet Our Board
Ehab Jabour Najed Azzam
Daniel & Shirit Carlson
Evan & Sarah Liberman
Gil & Veronica Paz
Todd & Jenny Johnson
Pirooz & Mitra Abir
Matt & Debbie Beer
Bob & Judy Borcherdt
Martin & Marsha Day
Cy & Jill Wegman