Messianic Jewish Youth Initiative

12-21 is a community of Messianic youth strengthening the bonds of faith and community through programmed events and learning opportunities.

The Parrot Paradox

Is it enough to simply exist without taking the time to ask, “Why?”

I have always been drawn to the great unanswerable questions of life. As far back as I can remember, it was the great existential mysteries like, “Why am I here?” and, “Why do I exist?” that kept me up at night and plagued …

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I have always been drawn to the great unanswerable questions of life. As far back as I can remember, it was the great existential mysteries like, “Why am I here?” and, “Why do I exist?” that kept me up at night and plagued …

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This Little Light of Mine

How are we able to be the brightest “lights” for the kingdom? I think the first step is finding our own unique light.

Teaching Torah: A Study of Proverbs 9

This does not mean that we will all be Bible teachers or congregational leaders.

Reflections from Camp

When I left camp, I truly did feel changed.

Blogs Archive

See what you've missed. Browse through 88 previously published articles in our blogs.

Who We Are

12-21 is part of the ministry of First Fruits of Zion, created to provide the next generation of Messianic Jews and Gentiles with the community and resources necessary to live as followers of Yeshua.

What We Want

  • To establish a generation that can transmit the message of the Messiah and continues in the mission of advancing his kingdom
  • To educate the next generation in Messianic Jewish faith, practice, and heritage
  • To encourage discussion and social connection among Messianic youth

How We’re Making it Happen

  • Online articles, education resources, and social media presence for learning and connecting with a young Messianic community
  • Conferences and programmed events combining social interaction and classroom learning
  • A ten-day summer camp packed with adventures, education, and spiritual growth

Events

Look out for what's already been happening and what we are now planning.

Our 2017 Camp Tzadi was held in Wisconsin Dells and it was a huge success. Check out dates of upcoming events.

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