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National Community Church
Greece Expedition

Expedition ID: 22-03.1

11 DAYS

March 4-14, 2022

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PREMIUM

Service

Do you ever feel confused when you read the Bible?  Do you feel like you are missing things the author intended for you to understand? Would you like to gain clarity and confidence reading the Bible? Would you like to encounter God in the lands of the Bible?

 

Join Pastors Dave Schmidgall and Heather Zempel of National Community Church for this exciting eleven day expedition of Greece. Walk in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul as he brought the Gospel to Europe. Journey with Paul, through northern Greece visiting Philippi, Thessaloniki, and Berea. Wander the streets of Athens and see the awe-inspiring Parthenon situated upon the Acropolis. Explore the fascinating ruins of Corinth, where Paul lived for eighteen months. Experience the land of Greece and see how it transforms your reading of the Bible.

Join us as we use the world of the Bible to help you understand the words of the Bible.

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Expedition ID: 21-03.1

Athens

Corinth

Philippi

Pella

Included
 
  • Hotels 

  • Daily Breakfast and some dinners (all other meals at own expense)

  • All entrances per itinerary

  • Local English speaking guide

  • Biblical Expeditions Expert Instructor

  • AC Luxury Tour Bus

  • Headsets

  • Hotel City Taxes

  • All tips (guides, hotels, and drivers)

  • Round-trip flight from Athens to Thessaloniki

  • Biblical Expeditions trip devotional and learning resources

$3397
Land Only Starting at:
TBD
with Airfare Starting at:
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Accomodations
 

Expedition Hosts

Heather Zempel

Heather Zempel serves as the Discipleship Pastor and Ministries Director at National Community Church in Washington, DC. With a background in biological engineering and experience as a policy advisor in the United States Senate, she brings a unique perspective to ministry, leadership, and discipleship. Heather is the author of several books including the most recent, Amazed and Confused and Big Change, Small Groups.  She loves football, BBQ, and having adventures with her husband Ryan and fun-loving daughter Sawyer Elizabeth.

While church planting alongside a local pastor team in Scotland, David earned his Masters Degree in International Policy at the University of Edinburgh and honors in the Whisky Society. For more than a decade, he has served as campus pastor and International Director of A1:8 Missions at National Community Church in Washington, DC, leading an infinitely diverse community in bridge-building and peace-making on a broad range of issues related to justice and equality, both globally and locally. He has traveled the world learning from leaders in these spaces,and considers it a great privilege to continually discern and inform the church's role in addressing the needs and pain of our world today.

David Schmidgall

 

Expedition Instructor

Marc Turnage

Marc Turnage holds an MA in Ancient Judaism and the Origins of Christianity from Jerusalem University College. He is currently finishing his PhD in the Land of Israel Studies Department at Bar Ilan University located in Ramat Gan, Israel, under the supervision of Professor Esther Eshel. Marc has taught graduate and undergraduate students at several universities in the United States and abroad. 

 

Marc moved to Israel to study because he felt that the issues of spatial, historical, cultural, and spiritual settings played a vital role in how we read the Bible. While studying in Israel, he fell in love with the lands of the Bible. He has been guiding groups through Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Italy for over twenty years. Marc is a highly sought-after guide and teacher and routinely trains and lectures local tour guides about guiding Christian groups. He is passionate about leading biblical tours that deliver the very finest experience and helping people understand how to read the Bible.

 

Marc has published widely for both academic and popular audiences. His most recent book, Windows Into the Bible, was named by Outreach Magazine one of its top 100 Christian living resources. Marc is a widely sought-after speaker, and a gifted teacher. He resides in Springfield, MO with his family.

 

Expedition  Itinerary - March 4 - 14, 2022

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 Friday
March 4

 
  • Depart USA

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 Saturday
March 5

 
  • Arrive in Athens 

  • Fly to Thessaloniki 

  • Overnight in Thessaloniki 

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 Sunday
March 6

 
  • Philippi 

  • Amphipolis 

  • Kavala - ancient Neapolis

  • Via Egnatia – the ancient Roman road 

  • Dinner and Overnight in Thessaloniki

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 Monday
March 7

  • Ancient site of Pella 

  • Museum tour at Pella 

  • Vergina 

  • Berea – Byzantine mosaic 

  • Dinner and Overnight in Thessaloniki

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 Tuesday
March 8

  • Tour of ancient city of Thessaloniki 

  • Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki 

  • Roman Agora 

  • Egnatian Way 

  • Arch of Galerius and the Rotunda 

  • Fly back to Athens 

  • Overnight in Athens

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 Wednesday
March 9

  • National Archaeological Museum 

  • Highlights of Athens 

  • Free afternoon to explore Athens and shop 

  • Overnight in Athens 

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 Thursday
March 10

  • Ancient site of Delphi 

  • Oracle of Delphi 

  • Museum at Delphi 

  • Dinner and overnight in Athens 

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 Friday
March 11

  • Ancient city of Athens 

  • New Acropolis Museum 

  • Walk the Acropolis 

  • Parthenon 

  • Areopagus, Mars Hill 

  • Agora of Athens 

  • Stoa of Attalos 

  • Overnight in Athens 

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 Saturday
March 12

  • Peloponnese – peninsula of southern Greece 

  • Bronze age site of Mycanae 

  • Epidaurus 

  • Asclepion and museum 

  • Dinner and Overnight in Nafplion 

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 Sunday
March 13

  • Corinth 

  • Museum at Corinth 

  • Bema of Gallio 

  • Acro Corinth 

  • Ancient harbor of Cenchrea   

  • Corinthian Canal 

  • Overnight in Athens 

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 Monday
March 14

 
  • Transfer to airport  

  • Return to USA

***Please note Visits, excursions, mentioned in the program are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances