Fellowship Bible Church

November 11 - November 22, 2024

Trip Details:

Those who attend FBC and enjoy walking are invited to travel together to Israel for an educational study trip. Scripture will come alive as Dr. Nunnally and his team dive into the history, geography, language, culture and ancient literature of various sites. We look forward to exploring the Bible, plus the land, people and customs of Israel with you! Registration is open for the FBC congregation!

Dates of trip: November 11-22, 2024
Cost: $3775 -Land package

  • $500 registration fee
  • ½ due February 1, 2024
  • Final payment due June 1, 2024

Register for the trip


Monday, November 11 – Day 1
Depart USA

Tuesday, November 12 – Day 2
Arrive in Israel. We will proceed following the ancient road called the Way of the Sea through the Plain of Sharon. Overnight Resort Hadera

Wednesday, November 13 – Day 3
We pack up and start the day with a stop at Caesarea where we will focus on Peter, Paul and the early Church. Next, we head up to Mt Carmel and address Elijah and the prophets of Baal. Part of today’s journey will include a visit to Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth where we will stop at Nazareth Village for a reenactment of Biblical times 2000 years ago. If time permits, we will stop at Mt Precipice. Overnight in Galilee

Thursday, November 14 – Day 4
At Tel Dan, we will see the sources of the Jordan River, study Scripture, visit the high place of Dan and city gates from the time of Abraham and Jereboam. Next, on to Caesarea Philippi, the capital of Philip’s territory and discuss Peter’s great confession of faith. Afterwards, we will ascend the Golan Heights to the War Memorial. Here we will view Mt Hermon and discuss Paul’s encounter with the risen Jesus on the Damascus Road. Next on to the region of the Gadarenes, Mark 5. Overnight in Galilee

Friday, November 15 – Day 5 (Shabbat begins at sunset)
Today we will travel around the Sea of Galilee with several stops. We will start at an overlook of the Sea of Galilee, then on to the site of Chorazin and next to Capernaum which was the home base of Jesus’ ministry and on to the Mt of Beatitudes. After lunch, we will travel on the Sea of Galilee by boat which will orient us to biblical locations around the lake. Next, at the Yigal Alon Museum, we will view a 1 st – century fishing boat from the Sea of Galilee. Magdala, the home of Mary Magdalene will be our final stop which has a 1 st -century synagogue where Jesus likely taught. Overnight in Galilee

Saturday, November 16 – Day 6 (Shabbat ends sunset)
We will pack-up & leave our Galilee hotel to explore the Jezreel Valley. We drive through the area of Beit Shan, the Harod Valley and into the Jezreel Valley. Here, we visit Gideon’s Spring/Ein Harod, area of the first Israeli kibbutz and where God chose the 300 for battle. Jezreel is our next stop which involves Ahab and Jezebel. Then we move on to Har Barkan for a view of the Jezreel Valley, northern Samaria and the Dothan Valley where we will study related Biblical passages. We will conclude our day with a hopeful stop at NT Jericho. Now to check into our new hotel! Overnight Prima Kings – Jerusalem

Sunday, November 17 – Day 7
Our day will start quite early with a drive to the nature preserve of Ein-Gedi where David hid from Saul. Now on to a Dead Sea float at Kaliya Beach. Next, we will travel to the settlement at Qumran and view the Dead Sea Scrolls caves which housed ancient Biblical manuscripts. After lunch, we will go by cable car to the top of Masada, which is Herod’s greatest fortress. We will stop on our way back to Jerusalem at the Wadi Quilt overlook & discuss the parable of the Good Samaritan. Overnight Prima Kings – J’Lem

Monday, November 18 – Day 8
The Church of Holy Sepulcher/Resurrection, the traditional location of the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Jesus is our first stop. We will proceed to the Tower of David Museum/Herod’s Palace where Jesus was turned over to Pilate. Next to Bethlehem, which includes the Church of the Nativity the Shepherds’ Field, an olivewood shop, and a view of Herodium. Overnight Prima Kings Jerusalem

Tuesday, November 19 – Day 9
Our morning begins with a visit to the Mount of Olives which includes a survey of biblical events and an overview of Jerusalem from the east. A brief bus ride from the top of the Mt of Olives takes us down into the Kidron Valley and the Church of All Nations. Here, we visit the Garden of Gethsemane and discuss the arrest of Jesus and His ultimate sacrifice. We re-enter the Old City through St. Stephen’s/Lions’ Gate and then enter St. Anne’s Church. This compound also includes the Pools of Bethesda where Jesus healed a lame man. Next, we will visit and pray at Judaism’s most holy site, the Western Wall. We will conclude with a visit to the Pinnacle of the Temple and the Southern Steps leading to the Temple Mount. Overnight Prima Kings in Jerusalem

Wednesday, November 20 – Day 10
We will visit the Israel Museum to view the Shrine of the Book/Dead Sea Scrolls, a model of Jerusalem & the Temple in the time of Jesus and the archeological wing of the museum. Our next stop will be the City of David. An optional walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel is available. Several paths lead us to the Pool of Siloam and a discussion of Jesus’ healing of the blind man. Overnight Prima Kings in Jerusalem

Thursday, November 21 – Day 11
We will pack-up & leave the hotel mid-morning. We will proceed to the Garden Tomb, the Upper Room and Jerusalem University College. Here we will visit Horatio Spafford’s gravesite. In addition, we will bless the students with care items you purchase as part of the service component of our trip. Next we will leave Jerusalem headed to the Elah Valley to discuss the battle between David & Goliath. We will have our evening meal on the way to the airport.

Friday, November 22 – Day 12
Arrive home
Schedules, housing and itinerary are subject to change without notice due to COVID-19, the devaluation of the dollar and political and religious uncertainties. This itinerary is based on the best possible use of time management, keeping in mind the complexities of Jerusalem traffic, the current political climate and operating hours as regards to Jewish, Christian and Muslim holidays and holy days.