From today’s “InsideBayArea.com”:
Jews for Jesus founder comes to Tracy
Grace Brethren Church will host evangelical speaker
By Lea Blevins, STAFF WRITER
TRACY — The founder of Jews for Jesus, an evangelism group directed at Jewish people, will speak at a worship service Sunday.
Tracy Grace Brethren Church will host Moishe Rosen, who founded and ran the Jews for Jesus mission for 23 years. He now travels to speak to congregations on a regular basis.
“He has a unique perspective,” said Robert MacMillan, senior pastor at the Tracy church.
Rosen primarily speaks to Christian churches, with this weekend’s topic to be “Children: God’s Treasure.”
MacMillan said his church, part of the national Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, is a boisterous one with many parents and children.
“If people would like to find out what family life, Biblical-style, is all about, I think they’re going to hear it from Moishe Rosen,” he said.
Rosen was originally scheduled to speak at the church last year but had to cancel. This will be his first visit to Tracy Grace Brethren.
Having Rosen — “a great ambassador for Jews for Jesus” — speak at the Christian church will help congregation members connect with Jesus, who was a Jew and the “messiah of Israel,” MacMillan said.
“We do ourselves a disservice as Christians when we don’t understand our Jewish heritage, and we miss a lot,” he said.
MacMillan said this is one of the only Sundays during the year for the church to have a guest speaker, which will give him the opportunity to sit with the congregation and listen. The public is invited to attend, and MacMillan said he hopes the event draws “unchurched” people.
“(It’s) going to be enlightening,” he said. “I’m looking forward to it.”
The worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Tracy Grace Brethren Church, 1480 Parker Ave., Tracy. For more information, visit http://www.tracygrace.org/ or call (209) 835-0732.