Visit Israel: The Trip of a Lifetime!

Join Pastor Matt January 1-10, 2018 on a ten day trip through the land of the Bible and walk where Jesus walked!

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A note from Pastor Matt:

Dear Friends,

Words cannot express the excitement I feel preparing to spend these days, “Walking Where Jesus Walked.” I assure you it will be educational, informational, and most of all spiritually transformational! Nothing will do more for you spiritual growth than this time in His Land! The hotels are beautiful, the food is fantastic, and the fellowship will be blessed. Do not miss this “Trip of a Lifetime.”

Pastor Matt Surber

Your Itinerary:

(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Day 1: Departure from San Antonio to Tel Aviv.

Day 2: Tel Aviv / Netanya:

Shalom! We arrive in HIS LAND. Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, we will be met and assisted to our motor coach. We proceed to our hotel on the shores of the Mediterranean. (D)

Day 3: Caesarea / Megiddo / Tiberias:

Today’s sites include the ancient seaport and Roman theater at Caesarea, Mount Carmel, Megiddo and the Valley of Armageddon. We arrive in Tiberias at our hotel overlooking the Sea of Galilee. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Sea of Galilee / Capernaum / Caesarea Phillippi:

Today we cross the Sea of Galilee by boat landing at Kibbutz Nof Ginosar where we view the ancient Jesus Boat. We continue to the site of Peter’s resto-ration and the Mt. of the Beatitudes before arriving at Kibbutz En Gev for a lunch of St. Peter’s fish. Later we visit Capernaum, Jesus’ ministry base with its ancient synagogue. Time permitting we will travel north to Caesarea Philippi and the mouth of the Jordan River. We end our day at the baptismal site on the Jordan River. If you desire to be baptized please bring a swimsuit. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Gideon’s Spring / Jerusalem:

This morning we travel south to Gideon’s Spring at En Harod. We then go up to the Holy City of Jerusa-lem! Enter HIS gates with gladness! Time permitting we will overview Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives before arriving at our hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Jerusalem / Mount of Olives / Gethsemane / Old City:

on the top of the Mt. of Olives before taking the Palm Sunday path to the Garden of Gethsemane. We have a very special prayer service in a private garden next to Gethsemane. Later we enter the Old City through the Lion’s Gate and visit the famous Church of St. Anne with its rich, deep acoustics and the Pool of Bethesda. We continue to the Sisters of Zion Convent to visit the site of Pilate’s Judgment Hall/Antonio Fortress. We continue to the house of Caiaphas. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Old City / Wailing Wall / Temple Mount / Southern Excavations:

Today we visit the Jewish Quarter, Wailing (Western) Wall and Temple Mount where we view the Dome of the Rock, the Al Aksa Mosque and the site where The Temple once stood. We also visit The City of David and view a special movie before ending our day at the Western Wall Tunnel. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Masada / Qumran / Dead Sea:

We depart Jerusalem and proceed through the Judean Wilderness to Qumran, the site where a Bedouin shepherd found the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947. We travel south along the shore of the Dead Sea on the lowest road in the world to Masada, truly a remarkable piece of history. En Gedi, a beautiful oasis on the shores of the Dead Sea is our last stop before returning to Jerusalem. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Garden Tomb:

Today we visit the Garden Tomb for an exciting time of praise and worship. We will view Golgotha and then tour the Garden itself with a visit to the empty tomb. Time permitting we may visit additional sites before returning to our hotel to freshen up and have dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Travel Home:

We depart our hotel this morning for our flight to Frankfurt. After a plane change, we continue on to San Antonio via Denver. We will return with memo-ries and new friends to last a lifetime and beyond!

We want to encourage our younger members to take advantage of this life changing opportunity and see how this powerful trip will affect your walk with Christ and how you relate to your Bible!

  • January 1-10, 2018
  • $3999 from San Antonio (all inclusive)
  • or $2769 ground price (plus tips)

Informational sessions will be held June 25th immediately following services at both campuses!

Contact Kathi Pinkston for more information
Email or call (210) 377- 8411