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Waterfront Church DC Israel Expedition

Expedition ID: 22-11.2

11 DAYS

November 4-14, 2022

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?

 

Accompany Pastor Zack Randles and Waterfront Church on this exciting eleven day expedition of Israel. Walk in the footsteps of Jesus as you explore the lands where he and the disciples walked.  Explore sites familiar from the Scriptures, such as Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Sea of Galilee, and many more.

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: 22-11.2

Jerusalem

Masada

Bethlehem

Tel Aviv

Included
 
  • Hotels (+ breakfast and dinner)

  • All entrances per itinerary

  • Local English speaking guide

  • Biblical Expeditions Expert Instructor

  • AC Luxury Tour Bus

  • Hotel City Taxes

  • All tips (guides, hotels, and drivers)

  • Biblical Expeditions trip devotional and learning resources

Land Only Starting at:
$3625
 
Concierge

All expeditions include our industry-first unique concierge service. This service ensures your expedition operates at the highest level of service throughout the trip. Forgot something? Have a craving for something sweet? Looking to go into town after a day of touring? Have dietary restrictions? Our concierge is on hand throughout your entire trip ensuring your needs are met every step of the way. Our concierge's work directly for us and are there to serve you throughout your expedition.

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Accomodations
 

Expedition Hosts

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Six years ago, Pastor Zack and his wife Autumn set off on an amazing adventure to start Waterfront Church! Zack is an Oklahoma State University Cowboy from Lubbock, TX, and Autumn is a Texas Tech University Red Raider from Nocona, TX. Zack is also 2 classes shy of having his Masters in Divinity from Southwestern Seminary. In college, Zack played a little lacrosse, preached for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and worked for four and a half years waiting tables at Red Lobster. The Randles have 4 kids (Lulu, Jack, Harper and Baby Zeke) and they love baseball, traveling, Ted's Bulletin, and Waterfront Church!

Zack Randles

Josh and his wife Morgan have called Washington, DC home since 2013.  After serving in the Marine Corps for 8+ years Josh resigned his commission in 2016 and began his journey of earning his Master of Divinity with an emphasis in first century Christianity and biblical languages.  Josh has previously attended/led biblical study trips alongside Marc Turnage to Israel and Turkey, and he has a deep passion for seeing the ancient lands of the Bible come alive in the twenty-first century.  Josh and Morgan are originally from Missouri where they met in college and have been married for almost twelve years.  They have a son, Gabriel, and live on Capitol Hill. 

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Josh Willemsen

 

Expedition Instructor

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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 - November 4-14, 2022

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Friday
November 4

 
  • Depart USA

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Saturday
November 5

•    Arrival Tel Aviv
•    Travel to Hotel By Bus
•    Dinner and Overnight along the

      Mediterranean Coast

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Sunday
November 6

 

•    Port-city of Caesarea
•    Mount Caramel
•    Valley of Jezreel

•    Nazareth

•    Church of the Annunciation 
 

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Monday
November 7

 

•    Dan
•    Banias (ancient Caesarea Philippi)

•    Mount Hermon

•    Overlook of Israel-Syrian border in        the Golan Heights

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Tuesday
November 8

 

•    Almagor
•    Beitsaida Valley
•    Chorazin
•    Baptism In The Jordan River
•    Capernaum
•    Magdala
•    Museum at Kibbutz Ginnosar

•    Evening boat ride on the Sea of Galilee

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Wednesday
November 9

 

•    Masada
•    Qumran

•    En Fescha
•    Visit and swim in the Dead Sea
•    Wadi Qilt Overlook

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Thursday
November 10

 

•    Israel Museum
•    City of David
•    Bethlehem
•    Church of the Nativity

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Friday
November 11

  • Yad Vashem - Holocuast Memorial
  • Mahaneh Yehudah
  • Free time to shop and wander the Old City
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Saturday
November 12

 
  • Visit the Shephelah hill country

  • Ancient city of Lachish

  • Ancient site of Beth Shemesh

  • Nebi Samwil (overlook of biblical Gibeon)

  • Elah Valley

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Sunday
November 13

  • Mount of Olives
  • Garden of Gethsemane
  • St. Anne’s Church
  • Jaffa Gate
  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher
  • Temple Mount
  • Western Wall
  • Farewell Dinner 
  • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure flight home

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Monday
November 14

 
  • Arrive in USA

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