Shalom and welcome to the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS)! Since 1967, when Jerusalem came back into Jewish hands, tens of thousands of Jewish people have come into the kingdom of G-d. Many of these Messianic Jews did not want to assimilate and immediately began to form themselves into Messianic congregations to retain their Jewish heritage and to be a light to their Jewish people. By the early 1970's the MJAA was already deeply involved with assisting, encouraging, counselling, and even training leaders for Messianic congregations. As more and more congregations were formed, many within the MJAA had a desire to form a fellowship of Messianic congregations or synagogues under the auspices of the MJAA. The purpose of such an organization would be to strengthen one another, unite in the L-rd, and work together in this Endtime Jewish revival. Intermediate steps were taken with the formation of the Messianic Pastor's Fellowship with the dual purpose of (1) sponsoring the National Conference of Messianic Pastors (held annually in Philadelphia) and (2) providing training seminars at the annual Messiah conferences. Both of these events have a tremendous impact upon the congregational movement. The L-rd has been speaking to the hearts of those within the Alliance that NOW is the time to move ahead with this fellowship of Messianic congregations. As a result, in the spring of 1986, The International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS) was formed.