Israel Trips


The Being a Disciple study trips in the Promised Land (Israel) are not your typical tour to Israel.  The entire trip is setup to bring you face to face with faith experiences that allow you to enter into the biblical story.  You will walk in the footsteps of Abraham, Moses, the children of Israel, Joshua, David, Elijah, Jesus, Peter, Paul and many other heroes of the faith that God enabled to tell His story.

This once in a lifetime opportunity reveals the Bible in ways that you never dreamt possible.  The text of the Bible will come alive as we hike the trails and climb the mountains, experiencing the stories of the Bible in the real places that they occurred.  Discover the historical, cultural, and geographical context that will impact the way you read the Bible.

Each day, you will be invited to join the story.  The structure of the trip is based on a rabbinical model.  You will join the story without knowing the destination or where we are going.  This allows for you to experience the story as it unfolds before you.  You will learn with your feet as we try to follow in the footsteps of Rabbi Jesus the Messiah.  Everyday you will be challenged physically, emotionally, and spiritually in ways never experienced before.



October 26 – November 7, 2020

HOST CHURCH:  New Columbia God’s Missionary Church
 Rev. Brian & Cheri Spangler and Adrian and Rebecca Duttry

We are very excited to lead this amazing group.  Very rarely do trips to the lands of the Bible get to experience the land of Jordan and Israel.  The first few days of this tour begin in Jordan and will visits sites like Jerash, Machaerus and Petra to lay the foundation of The Kingdom of Heaven.  Than crossing into Jordan we will continue our study of Christ and His Kingdom.  (This tour is available to all ages.  However, you should be able to walk 3-5 miles in a day, with many stops and breaks throughout the day.  Walking will be kept as minimal as possible, but most locations require walking to see the sites.)

PRICING: $2,650 – $2,850 (Pending Final Airfare Cost)
Download Brochure | Itinerary 



Follow in the footsteps of Rabbi Jesus, as we walk the land and learn with our feet and experience the stories of faith in the Bible.

A 16 day tour that will experience the entire length of Israel, with a focus of the ministry of Jesus and His disciples.

PRICING: $3,350 | Download Brochure | Itinerary 

Typical Day

The alarm will be set for 6:00 A.M., devotions at 6:50 A.M, and by 7:00 A.M. we will be on the way to our first destination.  To take full advantage of each hour of the day and to experience the best possible lessons, there will be periods of strenuous hiking, long walks, and miles that will need to be hiked.  Each hike is destined to bring one part of the biblical story into focus.  It is during these adventures and finding these destinations that allow us to experience the Text in its historical, cultural, and physical context.  Many times our lunches will be between 12:30-2:00 so carrying a few snacks will help keep your energy high.  Lunches are usually eaten at site, and often involve a “picnic” lunch to help save time so that more destinations can be enjoyed.  At the end of the day, you will have a filling dinner with the group, and the ability to get a great night sleep in a quality room.

Hiking Boots

One of the most important items that you will need to bring is a quality pair of hiking boots.  Wearing sneakers, work boots, and cross-trainers are not advised.  Purchasing hiking boots that are designed for hot weather, and rough terrain will be a tremendous help throughout the trip.  Avoid all water-proofing and GoreTex boots.  You will need a pair of boots that allow your feet to breath and to keep dry.  Adding a pair of hiking socks is also advised.  If you break in your hiking boots well (over 50 miles), and having quality socks, blisters and Athlete’s foot can be avoided.

Physical Preparations

The beginning of all successful trips start with being well prepared physically.  Most of the hiking that will occur will be over some fairly difficult terrain.  The majority of Israel is mountainous and requires some serious physical activity.  To help prepare for a trip you should be able to hike 4-8 miles per day.  You must prepare before you depart for the trip.  Every trip there will be a few people that wished that they had prepared better before they came.  If you are physically unprepared, you will not be able to focus on the lessons being taught.  The mind is the first thing that gets fatigued when you are physically tired.  To give you a few benchmarks to see if you will be able to handle the hiking on these trips, you must be able to: Climb 20 flights of stairs without stopping and be able to hold a conversation at the top, Descend 20 flights of stairs without feeling significant knee or joint pain, be able to hike 4 miles in 70 minutes or less. Hike 8 miles in one day and be able to physically recover enough to be able to do it the next day.  To help prepare you should walk a minimum of 5 miles a day for a few weeks to adequately increase your physical capabilities.