Frequently Asked Questions

What is MSI?

Messianic Studies Institute (affectionately known as “MSI”) is a unique institute for adult lifelong learning, established in 1994, which manifests or embodies the Jewish orientation of Messianic faith and practice through a dynamic curriculum emphasizing the Scriptures, the biblical languages, and Jewish literatures, values, culture, and tradition, all within the context of faith in Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah.

MSI is the educational branch of Beth Messiah Congregation in Columbus, OH (

What is Messianic?

The word ‘Messianic’ is an adjective that means “of or pertaining to Messiah.” The overwhelming evidence of the Scriptures and history is that Yeshua (commonly known as “Jesus”) is the promised Messiah. Messianic Judaism is that branch of Judaism characterized by a belief in Yeshua as the promised Messiah of the Hebrew Scriptures. Messianic Jews tend toward a culturally Jewish lifestyle and witness, and generally congregate in Messianic Jewish congregations comprised of Jews and Gentiles united in Messiah.

When is MSI?

Full Courses – Eight Mondays Per Term: 1.25 hours per course

Session 1 7:00 – 8:15PM

Session 2 8:30 – 9:45PM

Mini-Courses – Two Consecutive Thursdays

7:00 – 9:30PM

What is the cost of MSI?

MSI specializes in making scholarship understandable at an affordable price. Full Courses are just $70.00, while Mini Courses are just $35.00.  Please see the ‘Courses’ menu to determine which courses are ‘Full’ or ‘Mini.’