Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

Israel Study Tour with Trinity Fellowship Church

To learn more email your travel coordinator Janie Sportel or call us at 800-829-8234 or 616-396-1234

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When?

12 days including travel
Mar 6-17, 2023

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How Much?

$4490.00 USD
All Inclusive!

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Led By

Trinity Fellowship Church and Gerhard (Gary) deBock, Patrick Shea

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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

Gerhard (Gary) deBock

Senior Pastor, Trinity Fellowship Church

Pastor Gerhard (Gary) deBock was born in Utrecht, Netherlands, and immigrated to Greenville, Delaware, at age four. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from The Kings College in New York, a Master of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Pastor Gary came to Trinity Fellowship EFC in the summer of 1983 as her first full-time pastor. Together, he and his wife enjoy their three grown married children and find great delight in their four grandchildren. His personal mission is to “multiply glory to God by equipping change agents, especially through teaching for life transformation.” He has a passion for God’s Word and helping us welcome it into our lives with accuracy, clarity and practicality. He has a heart for the world, partnering with and coaching missionaries and pastors in various places.

Patrick Shea

Newaygo Campus Pastor, Trinity Fellowship Church

Patrick Shea, alongside his wife and five young children, joyfully serves as the Newaygo Campus Pastor at Trinity Fellowship EFC. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology from Western Michigan University and a Master of Divinity degree from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. An adventurer at heart, as well as a veteran participant and leader on various Christian Discipleship retreats and trips, Patrick deeply appreciates the value and impact of study tours like these. He is very excited to return to Israel with GTI to lead others in a life-changing adventure that will move the feet, engage the head, and grip the heart with the transforming truth of God’s Word in the very places where it happened!

Study Tour Details

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  • $4490.00 USD base cost
  • $1100.00 single-occupancy supplement available
  • $100.00 discount if booking prior to Sep 12, 2022

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • $1995.00 per-person due by Oct 17, 2022
  • Remaining balance due by Jan 13, 2023
  • Air from/to Chicago
  • Bus from / to Big Rapids Campus
  • Study guides, flashlights, journals, luggage tags, plug adapter
  • Deluxe hotels
  • Daily buffet breakfast and dinner
  • Lunches served on site
  • Deluxe motor coach touring
  • All entrance fees
  • Porterage fees and taxes
  • GTI backpacks with bottled water on tour
  • Study curriculum
  • GTI Blog
  • Drinks with meals
  • Covid tests
  • Full refund less $200 for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $500 for cancellations after September 12, 2022
  • Full refund less $2000 for cancellations after October 17, 2022
  • No refunds for cancellations after January 13, 2023

Itinerary

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Mon Mar 6

Big Rapids to O'Hare ( Depart CBUS at 2:00pm )
O'Hare to Istanbul ( Depart tk6 at 9:40pm )
Tue Mar 7

Istanbul to Tel Aviv ( Depart tk788 at 6:20pm )

Neve Ilan
Wed Mar 8

Shephelah

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

Yad Hashmonah
Thu Mar 9

Wilderness

Masada, Bedouin Hospitality, Camel Ride, Tel Arad, Dead Sea

Masada
Fri Mar 10

Wilderness

Ein Gedi, Qumran, Bethany Beyond the Jordan, Jericho

Ein Gedi
Sat Mar 11

Galilee

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

Galilee Boat Ride
Sun Mar 12

Galilee

Katzrin, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan

Katzrin
Mon Mar 13

Galilee

Beth Shean, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

Beth Shean
Tue Mar 14

Jerusalem

Temple Mount, Western Wall, Rabbinic Tunnels, Herodium, Shepherds Field, Bethlehem, Johnny's (shopping)

Temple Mount
Wed Mar 15

Jerusalem

City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Davidson Center, Southern Steps, Model of Jerusalem, Shrine of the Book

City of David
Thu Mar 16

Jerusalem

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

Mount of Olives
Fri Mar 17

Tel Aviv to Istanbul ( Depart tk785 at 10:20am )
Istanbul to O'Hare ( Depart tk5 at 3:20pm )
O'Hare to Big Rapids ( Depart CBUS at 8:00pm )