Beit-Shalom basically means “House of Peace”. Shalom, however, means a lot more than what we English-speaking people typically think of. The following is from Brown-Driver-Briggs’ Hebrew Definitions.
שׁלם / שׁלום
1) completeness, soundness, welfare, peace
1a) completeness (in number)
1b) safety, soundness (in body)
1c) welfare, health, prosperity
1d) peace, quiet, tranquillity, contentment
1e) peace, friendship
1e1) of human relationships
1e2) with God especially in covenant relationship
1f) peace (from war)
1g) peace (as adjective)
Part of Speech: noun masculine
A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: from H7999
Same Word by TWOT Number: 2401a
As you can see, there is a whole lot more to Shalom than there is to our word “peace”. And that is something that we are hoping to share with people here at Beit-Shalom. When people come onto our property, we hope they will sense the presence of the living G-d… the God of the Bible… the G-d of Avraham/Abraham, Yitzchak/Isaac and Ya’akov/Jacob. When they come to our home, we hope they sense His Shalom.
We desire to minister to the people around us…to help bring wholeness and healing to the broken and hurting…in the name of Yeshua/Jesus. How that will happen and what it will look like we are unsure of. We just know that we want to follow the leading of the Ruach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit.