This trip will enrich your understanding of the Scriptures by introducing you to the vivid context in which the New Testament was written.
Done right, a study tour can be relaxing and fun! Together with Rich Ferreira and Rich Liverance, we'll explore the past and present of Turkey. Each day we'll unpack what we've learned in the context of biblical history as well as our daily faith.
In addition to visiting the ancients cities where the Apostle Paul lived and taught, we'll also enjoy some amazing local hospitality.
After graduating with his Masters in Theology from Talbot Seminary, Rich and his wife Becky began working full-time for Hume Ministries in 2001. Rich’s passions are discipleship and teaching God’s word in a way that brings it alive in today’s world. In his spare time, Rich enjoys leading Israel Study Tours (32 trips and counting), motorcycle riding, off-roading and spending time with his wife, daughters Ellie and Carmel as well as his two sons Jaron and Ronen. In 2016 Rich and his family moved to Michigan to join the GTI staff where he serves as General Manager.
Richard Liverance comes to GTI with an extensive background in biblical and Near Eastern studies as well as faith-based travel. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and the Master’s Seminary, earning both a Master of Theology in Bible Exposition and a Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching. He served as a pastor for 25 years in churches throughout the United States, teaching both Old and New Testament studies. Rich then was privileged to serve the Economic Mission of the State of Israel at the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles, connecting Christian leaders and the travel industry in North America to Israel through the Israel Ministry of Tourism. Most recently, he completed a Masters in Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and now serves as the Assistant General Manager of GTI Tours.
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More than simply a statement about pricing, “All Inclusive” describes GTI’s holistic approach to facilitating purposeful travel and experiential learning in cooperation with our Ministry Partners.
Your tour leader, study materials, and even itinerary are biblically focused, creating a journey that will draw you more deeply into God’s Word with each step you take.
Each stop on your itinerary is selected because it provides an experience than brings meaning and emotional significance to the information you will be learning.
There’s no need to worry about wasting time and money haggling or being surprised by hidden costs. Except for souvenirs and optional upgrades, every part of your trip is covered.
Our secure online payment and registration system allows for payment plans and reminders, easy passport and document uploads, and confidence that your money and information is safe.
Friends and family can receive daily updates of text, photos, audio, and video from you and other participants to keep up with where you are and what you’re learning via the GTI Online Tour Journal.
We take care of everything so you can stay focused during your Study Tour, including providing you with a hydration backpack, study guide, passport/ticket carrier, and even a flashlight (when the trip calls for it).
We have spent years developing relationships with experienced guides and drivers because they are an integral part of a study tour. And if you already have a trusted guide/driver you prefer that’s ok too!
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