What does the name ‘Tabernacle of David’ mean?

The name Tabernacle of David comes from the Scriptures:

Ya‘akov broke the silence to reply. “Brothers,” he said, “hear what I have to say. Shim‘on has told in detail what God did when he first began to show his concern for taking from among the Goyim a people to bear his name. And the words of the Prophets are in complete harmony with this for it is written,

‘“After this, I will return;
and I will rebuild the fallen tabernacle of David.
I will rebuild its ruins,
I will restore it,
so that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord,
that is, all the Goyim who have been called by my name,”
says Adonai, who is doing these things.’

-Acts 15, referencing Amos 9

What Ya’akov HaTzadik (James the Just) saw so long ago — gentiles coming to faith in the God of Israel through Israel’s Messiah — has come into its fullness today as members of every nation and every people have come to Israel’s God through Israel’s Messiah.

Tabernacle of David desires to foster this gathering of Jews and Gentiles in order to serve God, serve the Messianic community, and join in the restoration of all things:

  • The Torah restored to its rightful, honored place in the lives of Yeshua’s disciples
  • The Jewish Messiah restored to the Jewish people, resulting in resurrection life
  • Restoring the identity of Yeshua’s disciples as citizens in the commonwealth of Israel
  • The restoration of Messiah to Jerusalem; the physical return of Messiah in Israel which the Scriptures affirm

Tabernacle of David is comprised of Jews and Gentiles from all walks of life, of various ages and backgrounds, who call Tabernacle of David their welcoming home.

Our congregation began 10 years ago as a home Bible study that quickly outgrew homes and eventually found its home in Burnsville, Minnesota. We meet in a church building that offers a sanctuary for worship and teaching, a kitchen for oneg meal, and children’s rooms for young kids during the service.

Tabernacle of David exists to promote God’s Kingdom through obedience and faithfulness to God’s word, his commandments in the Torah, and through the light of Messiah.