Come gather together and let the fire fall as the one true God is lifted up!

Join us for this annual celebration of the MJAA South Central Heartland Conference as we raise the name of Messiah.

Gather with your Messianic kehilah—the community of Jewish and non-Jewish believers of all ages who worship Yeshua (Jesus).

Be inspired by anointed teachings and participate in programs and activities developed for adults, teens, children, families and singles. Throughout the conference enjoy a full schedule of over 25 workshops and seminars with dynamic Messianic leaders. Experience Davidic worship and concerts  with top artists and worship bands along with a dance symposium and workshops.

Fellowship! Discover sweet unity with Messianic believers from all over the South Central region and beyond.

Bring the kids! Your children will experience an outstanding Messianic program. Babysitting is available. Be encouraged and enjoy a weekend of spiritual refreshment.


Dr. Michael Brown
Michael L. Brown became a believer in Yeshua in 1971 as a sixteen year-old, heroin-shooting, LSD-using Jewish rock drummer. Since then, he has preached throughout America and around the world, bringing a message of repentance, revival, reformation, and cultural revolution.
Ari Sorko-ram
Director of Maoz Israel
As Messianic Jews, Ari and Shira direct the Maoz Israel Ministry. They have been pioneers of the Messianic Jewish movement in Israel, and until May 2013 pastored a Messianic Jewish congregation in the Tel Aviv area. They have sponsored many national conferences for Israeli leaders and believers.
Shira Sorko-ram
Director of Maoz Israel
Shira has lived in Israel since 1967. She has worked as director and producer of documentary films. “Dry Bones," a film on the prophetic significance of Israel’s rebirth is acclaimed around the world and was seen by Golda Meir. Shira has written for many publications concerning the Messianic Jewish Movement and the Christians’ part in Israel’s spiritual resurrection.
Dr. Jeffrey Seif
Dr. Seif leads Sar Shalom Congregation, in Plano, TX. He also has served on the faculties of the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute, the Israel College of the Bible, and Christ for the Nations Institute. Dr. Seif holds the title “University Distinguished Professor of Bible and Jewish Studies” at The King’s University—Houston.

Something for Everyone!

Young Messianic Jewish Alliance:

Teens (ages 13–18): Join Messianic teens for youth-led worship, powerful teaching, great fellowship, & tons of fun surprises!

Young Adults (ages 18–30): College-aged student? Single or married young adult? Come, be energized by challenging teaching, prayer and great fun.

The Bridge (singles and marrieds, ages 25–37ish): Special session, “Conversation on Vision, Purpose, Happiness” with Micah & Abby Mahoney and other Messianic leaders. Take this opportunity to interact and build relationships.

Messianic Singles (ages 28 and older)*: Shalom! Come on in! Relax and enjoy warm fellowship, good food and plenty of encouragement.

Messianic Children’s Program (ages 1–12): Kids enjoy teaching with a fun, creative Messianic curriculum in a safe environment with qualified, vetted teachers. A chance to meet other Messianic kids! Nursery also available throughout the conference.

Messianic Marketplace

Open Friday & Saturday 12:00 pm-11:00 pm (closed 7:15–9:30 pm). Sunday 10:00 am–3:15 pm and 5:30–8:30 pm. Spend time browsing the tables as exhibitors gather from across the USA. Pick-up Judaica, cds, dvds, jewelry, books, art and so much more!

Messianic Dance Symposium with Juli Burkhart-Hosler

Friday, Nov. 17, 9:00 am–4:30 pm (Doors open 8:15 am) $50.00 (not included in conference registration)

Juli is a premier dance leader in the Messianic movement and has mentored many of today’s dance leaders across the country. A skilled choreographer with over 30 dances to her credit, she is known for her many creative performance specials. Juli has served as dance coordinator at MJAA conferences over a career spanning more than twenty-five years.

This full-day workshop for experienced dancers is designed to equip participants for worship through unified, congregational dance. All levels of expertise are welcome for scheduled dance classes on Saturday and Sunday.

*Fees will be collected on site.

Hotel Information

HILTON DFW LAKES Executive Conference Center

1800 Highway 26 East, Grapevine, TX 76051

Call for reservations 1-817-481-8444 GPS directions: 2009 Anderson Gibson Road, Grapevine, TX 76051

Make your reservation at this beautiful hotel at our discounted conference price of $103 plus tax per night!!

Discover a spectacular retreat with spacious accommodations in a resort-style setting. Parking is free and each guest room comes with mini-refrigerators. When you contact the Hilton DFW Lakes be sure to mention you are with the “MJAA Regional Conference.” Conference rates guaranteed only through Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

MJAA SC Heartland 2017 Leadership Team

  • Rabbi Steve Jaslow, Bat Zion Messianic Congregation (Duncanville, Texas)
  • Rabbi Jeffrey Seif, Sar Shalom Congregation (Plano, Texas)
  • Rabbi David Schiller, Eitz Chaim Messianic Congregation (Dallas, Texas)
  • Rabbi Michael Weygant, IAMCS Regional Director, Rosh Pinah (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Contact Conference Services

For questions email or 610-338-0482

Conference Schedule

FRIDAY Pre-Conference Programs

  • Yeshiva Dr. Michael Brown 8:30 am–5:00 pm
  • Dance Symposium 9:00 am–4:30 pm


  • Opening Shabbat Service* 7:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Speaker: Dr. Michael Brown
  • Conference Oneg Reception 10:00 pm


  • Morning Teaching Session 8:30–9:15 am
  • Community Torah Service* 9:30 am
    • Speaker: Ari Sorko-Ram
  • Community Luncheon 12:00 pm (open to pre-paid conference attendees)
    • Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Seif
  • Afternoon Workshops & Teaching** 2:15–5:00 pm
  • Evening Celebration* 7:30–9:30 pm
    • Speaker: Shira Sorko-Ram
  • Leadership Reception 10:15 pm
  • Community Fellowship 10:15 pm


  • Workshops & Seminars** 9:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Leadership Luncheon 12:00–2:00 pm
  • Messianic Showcase 1:00–2:00 pm
  • Closing Celebration* 3:30–5:30 pm
    • Speakers: Jonathan Bernis
    • Featured Conference Artists: Worship leaders Micah & Abby Mahoney from Heart Cry of David  worship initiative in Israel.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Four main sessions only. Limited seating. Seating guaranteed for registered attendees only. An offering will be received at each service.

Photo ID is necessary at registration NO PHOTO ID, NO REGISTRATION.

Bags and purses will be checked at entry to all main events.

Babysitting fee will apply during all free services.

** Throughout the conference discover uniquely designed workshops and classes led by Messianic rabbis and leaders.

IAMCS Yeshiva

Friday, November 17, 8:30 am–5:00 pm

The Enigmatic Book of Job

A one-day immersion into the text and theology of Job as Dr. Brown examines key passages that focus on the problem of suffering. Topics will include: dating of the Book of Job; the hope of redemption in Job; the application of Job to believers today; the happy ending of Job in contrast with Holocaust theology; who is “Satan” in Job; and challenging God as an act of faith.

Dr. Michael Brown

Host of the nationally syndicated radio broadcast, Line of Fire, Dr. Brown became a believer in Yeshua in 1971 as a sixteen year-old, heroin-shooting, Jewish rock drummer.

Since then he has preached in over 25 countries bringing a message of repentance, revival and Cultural Revolution. He has a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor of Bible and Jewish studies at several leading seminaries. He is widely considered to be one of the world’s foremost Messianic Jewish apologists.

Fees (not covered by conference registration):

  • Academic Fee (if taken for credit): $125
  • Audit Fee (if not for credit): $50
  • Yeshiva Registration (one-time fee for first-time students): $20

REGISTRATION: To register and pay for this course, contact the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS) at: and go to Yeshiva

On-site registration will be available at the door. For security purposes, photo ID will be required for all students. For additional information contact the IAMCS at yeshiva or telephone 270-574-7904 or mail: IAMCS Yeshiva, P.O. Box 82955, Phoenix, AZ 85071-2955.