Across Europe, the Messianic movement has rapidly grown and matured in recent decades. With the resurgence of Jewish community across the continent and significant Jewish migration following the collapse of the former Soviet Union, significant numbers of Jewish people have become followers of Messiah Yeshua. It is this continent that was once home to a community of Jewish believers noted for its contributions to Christian theology. More immediately, it is this continent where the Messianic movement received its first great impetus, rapidly echoed in America.
Today the world of Jewish believers in Yeshua finds its theological centres in Israel and America. As European Jewish believers, with our potential to make a significant contribution, we need a forum where Messianic thinkers and theologians can interact. Further, we need to address theological concerns specifically relevant to the European Messianic community in a European way. It is with these concerns in mind that the European Messianic Theological Symposium has been convened.