The School of Israel operates in all the local congregations of the New Covenant Assemblies of Yahweh (NCAY) under the direction of the Pastorate and Elders. Messianic Evangelical Foundational Studies of the Bible is the primary doctrinal course of NCAY. It is used for evangelism (in house meetings), is taught to newly baptised members, and is repeated each year by all members and Priesthood officers of NCAY in the local assemblies.
Foundational Studies of the Bible was specifically designed for baptised members to give them a foundation in New Covenant biblical theology and practice. Completion of this course is mandatory for all those who wish to be chrismated (confirmed, enter Bar/Bat Mitzvah covenants for full membership in NCAY), partake of the Lord's Supper and eventually enter into Priesthood ministry. The course takes on average about a year to complete.
Catechumens and baptised members may either complete this series by downloading and printing these pages or by ordering a printed set from the Central Assembly (when in print) or the complete book (when available). This site contains both the older Second and Third Editions (which are being phased out and are no longer in use) and the greatly expanded and improved Messianic Evangelical Version (Fourth Edition) as it appears chapter by chapter. As new chapters are completed, the older chapters will be removed until the older editions are removed altogether.
The First and Second Editions are now out of print. The Fourth Edition is currently being prepared as a book but will also be made available online. A special Answers Booklet is only available to Bishops, Pastors and Course Teachers and is not for general circulation.
Candidates for full NCAY membership are required to complete all the lessons, show them to their Pastor and/or demonstrate a simple working knowledge of their contents.
Each chapter is accompanied by one or more sermons given by the Lev-Tsiyon and links to other sermons and articles that treat the subject in greater depth. After the Bible itself, this is the most important doctrinal tool of NCAY and is its standard of doctrine and practice.