“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes (Isaiah 54:2, Amplified Bible).

Tentstake Ministries was initially conceived from the idea of ‘bloom where you are planted’ because a tent stake securely holds a tent into the ground; only to be moved when the tent becomes larger and needs more space. However, the beauty of a tent is that it is mobile and the tent stakes travel with it until the next time it is set up.  

Yeshua told his followers before he ascended into the heavenly realm:

“Therefore, go and make people from all nations into talmidim (disciples), immersing them into the reality of the Father, the Son and the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20).

In order to ‘go and make disciples of people from all nations’, we not only need to be mobile, but willing to pack up and move. We need to be tentstakes that allow ourselves to be pulled up out of dirt, mud or bedrock, tied  up in a neat little package and transported to the next place the Spirit of God places us.

Though for a season we may have to bloom where we are planted (as we did for 20 years in the panhandle of Nebraska); sometimes the season changes and we must bloom while on the move (as it is happening now as we are modern nomads).   In either case, we are commanded to disciple people from all nations teaching them to obey everything that Yeshua instructed us to do.  

The glory of the LORD filled the mishkan or Tabernacle in the wilderness.  It was mobile, able to be packed up, and transported.  God’s Shekinah went with the Israelites wherever He moved them; whenever He moved them. His glory, through His Son, also goes with us, the Temples of His Spirit as we pull up our stakes and travel near or far in the “tents of our bodies.”

Tentstake Ministries is one way our family obeys Yeshua’s “great commission.” Tentstake Ministries is dedicated to teaching and training believers in Messiah to be followers of him by obeying the commandments he lived out and taught through the Tenak or Old Testament.  It is dedicated to “strengthening the tent stakes” so they can bloom where they are planted or be pulled up to moved to the next place in the wilderness.

“Look at Tziyon, the city of our festivals; your eyes will see Yerushalayim a secure abode, a tent that will not be removed, whose tentstakes will never be pulled out and whose guy-ropes will not be cut” (Isaiah 33:20).