Are you interested in hiking through the Holy Land and studying God’s word as we go? Join Joe Stowell, the Pastor of Church Life, on an Israel intensive study trip that is different from so many others tours to the Holy Land. Less time will be logged on a tour bus and instead, we will learn with our feet as we walk the geography, archeology, history and cultural settings of the Bible.
As a Woodmen community we will have the opportunity to explore the ruins of the civilizations that played significant roles in Biblical history and witness firsthand the regions of God's unfolding story. The text of the Bible will come to life as we follow ancient paths and learn to walk as Jesus walked.
A typical day will begin with an early breakfast together, lead into a full day of hiking (roughly 4-8 miles each day) with intensive study and discussion, and include a break for a light lunch. We will conclude each day with a group dinner and time for debriefing and personal reflection.
This Woodmen educational trip will utilize a rabbinical approach to walking and studying the text. Each day, you will follow the rabbi without knowing where you will be going or what is around the corner. Our lives today lead us to believe that we have control when, in reality, none of us knows what tomorrow may hold. It’s an incredible opportunity to learn what it means to trust and to follow. We encourage you to sit back, enjoy this adventure, and experience what it felt like to be a disciple walking in the footsteps of the Rabbi.
Although we do not disclose specific sites to honor the rabbinical nature of this trip, you can be guaranteed to see desert treasures including Masada and Qumran, the region of the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee and its biblical villages and the sites of Jerusalem. We will cover the entire land as a community including exploring many sites and areas that are well off the beaten path.
Dates: June 19-July 1, 2020
Cost: $4,890 per person based on double occupancy.
*This is an all-inclusive tour so pricing includes all airfare, hotel, meals, entrance fees, guide/driver tips, study guides, Osprey backpack and other supplies.
*Please note: Pricing is based on airfare from Chicago. Woodman participants should arrange their own travel to Chicago. You can download itinerary here.
$100 discount if registered before December 27, 2019
Deposit required at registration: $500 per person
Trip has limited spacing and is booked on a first come, first serve basis.
If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Joe Stowell.