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 if 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 need not only to be mobile, but willing to pack up and move. We need to be tent stakes that can 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 sets up our tents.  

Though for a season we may have to bloom where we are planted (as we have 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 enter the latter years of our lives).   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 glory went with the Israelites wherever He moved them; whenever He moved them. His glory, through His Son, will go with us as we pack up our stakes and travel near or far the ‘tents of our bodies’.

Tentstake Ministries is one of the ways that our family obeys Yeshua’s ‘great commission’.  This website is dedicated to teaching and training believers in Messiah to be followers of him by obeying the very commandments he lived and taught through the Tenak or Old Testament.  It is dedicated to ‘strengthening the tent stakes’ so they can either bloom where they are planted or be pulled up to move and go to the next place in the wilderness.