finishing well ministries 2018


saturday, april 28

Depart the US 


Our spiritual adventure begins as we depart from the U.S. for our long-awaited destination - Israel!


sunday, april 29

Arrival in Israel 


SHALOM AND WELCOME!
  • Arrival into Tel Aviv - You will be met and assisted through customs, introduced to your driver and guide, and transferred to your hotel on the Mediterranean
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

Dinner and fellowship at your hotel as you rest and prepare for the incredible journey awaiting you!


Monday, april 30

Caesarea by the Sea


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Shilohthe original location of the Ark of the Covenant in Israel
  • Caesarea - the Roman city where Paul first took the message of the gospel to the Gentiles
  • Caesarea Aqueduct - the ruins of a Roman aqueduct built to supply the ancient city of Caesarea with fresh water
  • Israel College of the Bible
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

A scenic drive through the land of the Philistines along the Mediterranean coast.


Mount Arbel

tuesday, MAy 1

From the Coast to Galilee 


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Mount Carmel - the mountain on which Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal
  • Mount Arbel - a vista of the Galilee and sites of Jesus' public ministry
  • Magdala - the home town of Mary Magdalene where one of the world's oldest synagogues has been excavated
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

A visit to the only first-century synagogue to have been found around the Sea of Galilee, where we will consider the women of the Bible who were a vital part of the first-century church.


wednesday, may 2

Jesus' Galilee Ministry 


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Capernaum - the town and synagogue where Jesus preached during his Galilean ministry
  • Sea of Galilee - a freshwater lake in northern Israel where Jesus spent three years ministering and performing miracles
  • Mount of Beatitudes - the traditional place where Christ delivered his famous speech on the Beatitudes
  • Primacy of Peter Church - the traditional place where Christ prepared a meal for His disciples and instructed Peter to care for His sheep
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

A view of Mount Hermon, Israel's tallest mountain, from atop Har Bental.


thursday, may 3

Northern Israel


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Ancient Dan - the northernmost city of Israel and the location of Jeroboam's golden calf
  • Caesarea Philippi - where Peter professed, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God."
  • Golan Heights - a view of Paul's route to Damascus and the modern-day battlegrounds of the Golan Heights
  • Kursi - the traditional site where demons entered the swine after being cast out of the demoniac

friday, may 4

Down to the Dead Sea


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Beth She'an - the ruins of a Roman city and the site near where the Philistines displayed the bodies of King Saul and his sons
  • Spring of Harod - the place where Gideon chose his 300 men for battle

 


saturday, may 5

Judean Wilderness


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Masada - the impenetrable fortress where Jewish zealots made a final stand against Rome
  • Oasis of Ein Gedi - the waterfall and desert caves where David encountered King Saul
  • Dead Sea - a large salt lake in the wilderness and the lowest point on the face of the earth
 YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

A free afternoon to relax and enjoy the amenities of your resort hotel where you can experience the most floatable body of water in the world.


sunday, may 6

Little Town of Bethlehem


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Wadi Qilt - the wilderness where Jesus was tempted by Satan
  • Mount of Olives - a hill overlooking Jerusalem from the east where Jesus ascended to heaven
  • Garden of Gethsemane - the traditional location where Jesus prayed and was betrayed 
  • Bethlehem & Church of Nativity - the city of Jesus' birth
  • Shepherds' Field - a serene hillside overlooking Bethlehem where shepherds tend their flock
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

Your ascension by bus through the Judean Wilderness up to Jerusalem.


monday, may 7

Shephelah


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Western "Wailing" Wall - a section of the Temple Mount foundation dating back to the 2nd Temple Period and the most sacred Jewish site in Jerusalem
  • Southern Temple Steps - part of extensive excavations that have unearthed steps from the time of Jesus leading up to the Temple Mount 
  • City of David Overlook - the original site of King David's capital of Israel, including the Pool of Siloam and Hezekiah's Tunnel
  • Elah Valley - the famous battlefield of David and Goliath
  • Beth Shemesh - where the Philistines returned the Ark of the Covenant to the Israelites
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

A scenic drive through the hills and valleys of the Judean Hill Country.


tuesday, may 8

The Passion of the Christ


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Lions' Gate - the traditional site of the stoning of St. Stephen
  • Pool of Bethesda & St. Anne's Church - the pool where Jesus healed an infirmed man
  • Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - the "way of the cross" leading to the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion
  • Jewish Quarter in the Old City - one of four neighborhoods inside the ancient walled city of Jerusalem
  • Gordon's Calvary & the Garden Tomb - an ancient tomb similar to the one in which Christ was buried
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

A memorable communion service at the Garden Tomb; then, rejoicing and reminiscing over the extraordinary days spent in the land of our Lord at our Farewell Dinner.


wednesday, may 9

Homeward Bound 


SHALOM AND FAREWELL 

With heart-changing memories of our walk in the footsteps of history, we arrive back in the United States.


*Itinerary is subject to change.  To best serve the group, the schedule may be altered or substitutions made at the discretion of your tour leader and guide.