Join us on a unique spiritual journey - a pilgrimage - of personal and communal transformation to the Holy Land, where the history of our faith meets a history of conflict. We will walk where Jesus walked among the ancient stones of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and the Galilee, and explore how God’s Word calls us to the radical and counter-cultural way of living embodied in the Beatitudes.As leaders with influence, we will also learn about the issues of persecution, politics, and possession that have divided the land in the present day.
We will hear from a wide spectrum of voices across Israeli and Palestinian society to understand the vastly different realities of Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities who call this land ‘home’, and how those differences present both opportunities and obstacles for peacemaking. We will listen and lean in, even when it’s uncomfortable and especially when we disagree. We will learn beyond the simple sound bites and common rhetoric. We will be inspired by those who live amidst conflict everyday and yet still choose a proactive peace. We will be implicated about our own responsibility to address conflict and the unique role we can each play to bring restoration and redemption. And, we will build deep relationships and experience the vibrant and joyful cultures of the Holy Land.
We do this, as pilgrims connecting to the roots of our faith, as children of God called to be peacemakers, and as disciples seeking to love better – our God, our neighbors, and our selves – just as Jesus taught us.
Leader(s): Chad & Katrina Moore
Goal: To bring your Bible to life, and to learn how to be an everyday Peacemaker. Our hope is that you walk away realizing that loving the “other” applies everywhere and as Christ followers, we should actively be loving all people, regardless of our similarities and differences.
Fundraising: We encourage you to fundraise the cost of this trip. We will teach you how in our first team meeting.
Meeting Dates: TBD by leader
Questions?: Email Jamie Pieper: firstname.lastname@example.org