Experience the land and lessons of the Bible!

Israel Study Tour with Bridgeway Christian Church

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

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When?

12 days including travel
Nov 28 - Dec 9, 2022

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How Much?

TBD
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Led By

Bridgeway Christian Church and Matt Bach

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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

Matt Bach

Pastor, Bridgeway Christian Church

Bruhim Habaim! Welcome! My name is Matthew Bach, and I have been a follower of Jesus for over 25 years. The Lord called me into ministry during a mission’s trip in Mexico ('98), and I have spent the last 21 years of my life surrendering my life to the Lord and serving Him daily.

I married my wonderful wife Becky in 2004, and we have three kids: George, Lucy and Henry, as well as our 15 year old labradoodle from New Zealand, Gandalf. I served in Student Ministries for over a decade including an Associate Pastor role in Christchurch, New Zealand; and currently function as the Pastor of Christian Development at Bridgeway Christian Church. This means I oversee classes, education, research and equipping; and get to design, teach and develop classes full-time!

I studied Old Testament Theology in Canada at Briarcrest Bible College, hold a Masters in Theology from Fuller Seminary and am in my first year of PhD studies in Biblical Studies through Trinity College Bristol (partnered with Univ. of Aberdeen) in England

I have been leading tours to Israel since 2015 and I also teach The Hebrew Bible (OT Survey) at William Jessup University as an Adjunct Faculty. I love seeing people grasp the metanarrative of the Bible! The Lord is always stretching me and teaching me more about Humility, Endurance, Love, and Inspiration.

I pray you can join us on this tour! It will drastically change how you Approach and Understand the Scriptures!

Study Tour Details

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  • Base cost not yet set. Pre-register with a $500.00 deposit
  • $100.00 discount if booking prior to Jun 6, 2022

Optional payment schedule available:

  • $500.00 per-person deposit upon registration
  • Remaining balance due by Oct 7, 2022
  • R/T economy class air from/to San Francisco
  • Deluxe Hotels - Buffet dinner and breakfast daily
  • Lunches served on site
  • Deluxe motor coach touring
  • GTI backpack
  • All transfers, porterage, entrance fees and taxes
  • Guide and driver tips
  • Bottled water on tour bus
  • Study guides
  • Pre trip curriculum
  • GTI Blog
  • Davidic Temple sifting project
  • Drinks with meals
  • Full refund less $200 for cancellations after deposit.
  • Full refund less $500 for cancellations after June 6, 2022
  • Full refund less $2000 for cancellations after July 11, 2022
  • No refunds for cancellations after October 7, 2022

Itinerary

Mon Nov 28

San Francisco to Istanbul ( Depart tk80 at 12:23pm )
Tue Nov 29

Istanbul to Tel Aviv ( Depart tk864 at 7:45pm )

Neve Ilan
Wed Nov 30

Shephelah:

Yad Hashmonah, Beth Shemesh, Azekah, Elah Valley, Caves of Adullam, Beersheba

Yad Hashmonah
Thu Dec 1

Negev:

Ein Avdat, Masada, Bedouin Experience, Beersheba, Tel Arad, Dead Sea Swim

Ein Avdat
Fri Dec 2

Judean Wilderness:

Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran, Lower Jordan, Jericho

Masada
Sat Dec 3

Galilee:

Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Magdala, Mount Arbel, Ancient Boat (Ginosar), Galilee Boat Ride, Susita

Capernaum
Sun Dec 4

Galilee:

Katzrin (cultural experience), Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan, 3 Vines Winery

Katzrin (cultural experience)
Mon Dec 5

Coastal Plain - Jerusalem

Kursi, Beth Shean, Beth Alpha, Nazareth, Harod Stream , Mt. Precipice, Gan HaShlosha, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

Beth Shean
Tue Dec 6

Jerusalem:

Mount of Olives, Temple Mount, Gethsemane, Rabbinic Tunnels, Pool of Bethesda, Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, Herodium, Ecce Homo, Bethlehem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Johnny's (shopping), Tower of David Museum, Yad Vashem

Mount of Olives
Wed Dec 7

Jerusalem:

Temple Mount, Mount of Olives, Rabbinic Tunnels, Gethsemane, Herodian Quarter, City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, Southern Steps, Yad Vashem

Temple Mount
Thu Dec 8

Jerusalem:

Davidic Temple Sifting Project, Israel Museum, Herodium, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Ecce Homo, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Farewell Dinner

Israel Museum
Fri Dec 9

Tel Aviv to Istanbul ( Depart tk865 at 8:30am )
Istanbul to San Francisco ( Depart tk79 at 1:05pm )