The Annual Four-Day Focus on Jewish Missions

The Four-Day Focus unites veteran field workers in Jewish missions and evangelism with those who wish to be more effective witnesses to Jewish people. Future full-time missionaries, local church leaders, and those with personal contacts among the Jewish people will find themselves challenged and blessed by this enriching conference.

This year’s Four-Day Focus will be held from June 22nd to 25th, 2020, at our Gartenhaus Training Center in Hixson, TN.


There is a tremendous field awaiting harvest, but, as Jesus said, “…the laborers are few.” Thousands of Jewish people worldwide are waiting to hear the gospel message of their Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ. Missionaries to Jewish communities around the world are urgently needed. You may be the answer to our prayers for laborers!


IBJM’s annual Four-Day Focus on Jewish Missions provides practical training and information for those desiring to witness to Jewish friends and contacts through the local church. This exciting four day conference is the perfect way for you to discover God’s will and plan for your life in future ministry.


  • Jewish Evangelism Focus
  • Global Jewish Mission Opportunities
  • Jewish Customs & Culture
  • God’s Plan: The Local Church
  • Judaism Basics
  • Jewish Response to the Holocaust
  • The Hebrew Calendar
  • Jewish Objections to the Gospel
  • Discipleship of New Jewish Believers
  • Understanding God’s Call to Missions
  • Church Planting in Jewish Communities
  • IBJM Missionary Reports
  • The Jewish Feasts
  • Modern Anti-Semitism
  • History of Modern Israel
  • Ministry & Mentorship
  • Who is a Jew?
  • Examining Replacement Theology


Our special guest speaker is Howard Rothenberg, Jewish believer and IBJM Missionary to South Florida. His unique perspective on Christ in the Jewish feasts is sure to give you a fresh understanding of the Scriptures, along with his sessions about the dangers of Replacement Theology.


Ed Frampton, IBJM President/General Director and former Missionary to South Africa

Sam Wilson, IBJM Director of Global Outreach and Eastern Europe Field Director

John Lawrence, IBJM Director of Ministries and former Missionary to France

Jacki Powell, Light for Israel Ministries

Mark Oshman, Everlasting Nation Radio Bible Teacher


Hear Corrie ten Boom!

Corrie ten Boom (April 1892-April 1983) was a Dutch Christian Holocaust survivor who helped many Jewish people find a hiding place from the Nazis during WWII. Be inspired through dramatic monologue as Corrie (Gayle Haas) shares some of her experiences growing up in Holland, her family’s commitment to work with the Dutch Resistance, and her powerful message of God’s love and forgiveness.

Open to Four-Day Focus participants only. 

What others are saying…

“Gayle Haas has the rare ability to convince an audience….”

“Gayle’s portrayal of Corrie is iron willed, focused and riveting; a historical characterization so complete that some have thought she is the real person!”

“She made her presentation come alive…!”

“For I am NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL of Christ: for it is the POWER OF GOD unto salvation TO EVERY ONE THAT BELIEVETH; TO THE JEW FIRST, and also to the Greek.” – Romans 1:16


The Four-Day Focus will be held at IBJM’s Gartenhaus Training Center located in Hixson, Tennesse.


Please note that conference scholarships are available to FULL-TIME Bible college students. Such students may receive up to four college credits.* Registration deadline is June 12, 2020.

*Through Antioch Baptist Bible College; subject to additional assignments & tuition.


  • $165 — Conference Registration per person
  • FREE to full-time Bible college students/high school seniors

Conference price includes materials and meals during the four days. Lodging will be offered at adjacent hotels, which you book and pay for yourself, at a prearranged rate. A list of hotels will be pro­vided when you submit your application form. College students and high school seniors may attend at NO CHARGE; but no cost lodging is limited, and is first come first served.

Please note the registration procedures! Complete Scholarships Available to Full-Time Bible College Students


About IBJM

IBJM was founded in 1949 by Dr. Jacob Gartenhaus. Brought up in an Orthodox Jewish home in Austria, he moved to New York City in his early twenties where he trusted Jesus as Messiah and Savior after reading Isaiah 53.

Persecuted and beaten by friends and forsaken by his family, the young Gartenhaus was led by God to become an ambassador to his own people, establishing the IBJM ministry.

Contact Us

Phone: (423) 876-8150
Fax: (423) 876-8156
Monday-Friday: 9:00am to 4:30pm


Physical Address (Museum & Events)
5106 Genesis Lane
Hixson, TN 37343

Mailing Address
PO Box 1386
Hixson, TN 37343

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Ministry Partner: Shepherd's Bethel

Shepherd's Bethel provides missionary lodging, up to three years for those on deputation, one year for those on furlough, and their units are also available for short stays of just one night up to several weeks for missionaries who are traveling.  Contact Director Michael Weiss at (812) 936-9648.  Consult their website,, for additional details.

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