Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

Israel Study Tour with Freshwater Community Church and International Ministerial Fellowship

Registration is not yet open for this trip. To learn more call 800-829-8234 or 616-396-1234 or email your travel coordinator Sandee Grasman


12 days including travel
Feb 4-15, 2019

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All Inclusive!

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Led By

International Ministerial Fellowship, Freshwater Community Church and Randy Alonso, Dr. John Braland

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You’re invited to join us on a 12 day, all-inclusive Israel Study Tour.

You will be immersed in the land and lessons of the Bible as you’re led on a journey through Scripture while your local guide and driver will bring the past and present culture of Israel alive to all your senses.

Unlike other Holy Land tours, this tour is solely focused on bringing Scripture to life through first-hand experiences in the places the stories actually happened. An all-inclusive trip you’ll be free to focus on each moment without worrying about lodging, tips, transportation, entrance fees, food or water.

What is a GTI Study Tour?

We’ve built into our study tours everything you need for an enjoyable and educational trip. We want you to be fully focused on the lessons and experiences you’ll encounter, and not be distracted by local tipping practices, transportation arrangements, or meal planning.

We believe that as a Study Tour participant you’re not a mere tourist—you’re an investment! This is evident from the moment you book your trip, through to the time you return home to share what you’ve learned with your friends and family.

Our seasoned guides and ministry partners do so much more than handle the details and keep things on schedule. Our local guides have personal experience and intimate knowledge of the places and events you’ll examine, and our ministry partner’s teachers have a shepherd’s heart and a passion for God’s word.

The guides have been so personable and so knowledgeable and so friendly. There's just never a bad day for these guys. They make you very comfortable throughout the trip.

— Steve

We got to walk the land and it made our bibles come alive, and my son being 17, he needed it to come alive. It solidified his foundation in his faith.

— Joey

GTI has done such a great job of taking care of everything... allowing us to feel at home and really focus on the things we needed to from the very beginning.

— Jordan

Randy Alonso

Teaching Pastor, Central Life Church

Randy Alonso has been a pastor for over 30 years and has been married to his wife D’anae for 37 years. Randy first traveled to Israel in 2001 and became an advocate of the land of Israel and the Jewish people. He works with Bridges for Peace, a Jerusalem-based Christian ministry that builds relationships with Jews in Israel and around the globe by serving them unconditionally. He currently is the Executive Pastor of Central Life Church, Melbourne Florida. He holds a Doctorate of Divinity from Masters International University of Divinity and is a graduate of Bridges for Peace Institute of Israel. Randy is also a Certified teacher, coach and speaker for the John Maxwell Team.

Dr. John Braland

International Ministerial Fellowship

Dr. John Braland is the Lead Pastor at Freshwater Church and serves as the President of International Ministerial Fellowship. John became a Christian in his early twenties while serving in the United States Air Force as an undercover narcotics agent. This radically changed his life and priorities. He is passionate about reaching the next generation for Christ, equipping leaders, and coaching church planters. John holds a MA in Organizational Leadership and a D-Min in Executive Leadership for Larger Organizations. John is married to Kathi and they enjoy riding his Harley, traveling, and spending time with their three teenagers: Josh, Sara, and Katie.

Study Tour Details

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  • $4090.00 base cost
  • $820.00 single-occupancy supplement available
  • $100.00 discount if booking prior to Aug 13, 2018

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $1945.00 per-person due by Sep 17, 2018
  • Remaining balance due by Dec 14, 2018
  • Roundtrip air from Minneapolis
  • Hotel accommodations as indicated
  • Daily breakfast and dinner buffet
  • Lunches served on site
  • Deluxe motor coach touring
  • All entrance fees
  • Guide/Driver Tips
  • Porterage fees and taxes
  • GTI blog, study guide, journal
  • Water provided on tour
  • GTI Osprey backpacks
  • GTI plug adapter
  • Luggage fees on United to and from Chicago
  • Full refund less $200 for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $500 for cancellations after August 13, 2018
  • Full refund less $2000 for cancellations after September 17, 2018
  • No refunds for cancellations after December 14, 2018


Mon Feb 4

Minneapolis International to O'Hare ( Depart UA5336 at 1:35pm )
O'Hare to Istanbul ( Depart TK6 at 9:30pm )
Tue Feb 5

Istanbul to Tel Aviv ( Depart TK788 at 6:15pm )

Neve Ilan
Wed Feb 6


Yad Hashmonah, Beth Shemesh, Azekah, Beth Guvrin (Maresha)

Yad Hashmonah
Thu Feb 7


Masada, Bedouin Experience, Tel Arad, Dead Sea Swim

Fri Feb 8


Ein Gedi, Qumran, Lower Jordan

Ein Gedi
Sat Feb 9


Mount Arbel, Chorazin, Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Capernaum, Galilee Boat Ride

Mount Arbel
Sun Feb 10

Golan Heights

Katzrin, Mount Bental, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan

Mon Feb 11

Jezreel Valley

Beth Shean, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel
Hacienda Forest View

Beth Shean
Tue Feb 12

Coast - Jerusalem

Karmiel (Bridges for Peace), Caesarea Maritima, Western Wall, Southern Steps

Caesarea Maritima
Wed Feb 13


City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Herodium, Bethlehem, Johnny's (shopping), Rabbinic Tunnels

City of David
Thu Feb 14


Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Saint Anne's, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Israel Museum, Farewell Dinner

Mount of Olives
Fri Feb 15

Tel Aviv to Istanbul ( Depart TK811 at 7:20am )
Istanbul to O'Hare ( Depart TK5 at 3:00pm )
O'Hare to Minneapolis International ( Depart UA238 at 9:35pm )