This 10-day trip is a unique blend of studying and serving together. We will walk where Jesus walked and learn about the vast history of this land and also spend time praying for and serving with the local church in Israel. Half of our time will be one of discipleship as we explore the land, customs and culture of the Bible. Our service days will be spent with our in country partner, Bridges for Peace. Depending on the strengths of our team, we may serve at the local school, help with agricultural projects, or facilitate home repair for those in need. Although Israel is a prospering country life is still difficult for many and we are blessed to be a part of making some of the burdens lighter.
It is rare to find a trip to Israel that is this economical. Part of why this is possible is that we will be staying in a hostel (bunk bed style) rather than a hotel. The all-inclusive cost of this 10-day trip is $3300. We will help you with the fundraising and you can set up a payment plan early. Just a $300 deposit will secure your spot on the team, which will go towards the cost of your trip. The overall cost includes round-trip flight, training materials, training space, team building, funds tracking, meals, in-country transportation, lodging, site fees, ministry opportunities, and a local ministry donation. Set team dates will have a certified Faith Journeys leader.
Training for this trip occurs over the course 12 weeks (primarily via Skype). In addition, there is a mandatory in-person 72 hour intensive weekend which will include orientation, team building, and discipleship training (growing in knowledge of who God is and who He has called us to be). Once in-country, each day will begin with devotional and end with a team debrief. You will sleep safely and comfortably, eating standard meals, and meeting amazing people as you witness God's handiwork. The goal of this trip is to remain flexible to what God would like to do in you and through you as a team and as an individual. We will learn and grow together as we gain a fuller understanding of how faithful and relentless God's love truly is.