DISCIPLER'S JOURNEY | ISRAEL AND GREECE

Israel/Greece October 02 - October 15, 2018


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Join Assemblies of God (USA) churches, groups, and families from all across the country for a 14-day tour and biblical journey through the lands of Israel and Greece. The trip will be led and hosted by Ryan Horn, Director of Discipleship for the Assemblies of God (USA), and Wes Bartel, Director of Senior Adult Ministries for the Assemblies of God (USA).

The Discipler's Journey tour is designed for adults, families, and church groups who are passionate about discipleship in the home and in the church. You will have the life-changing opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and the early church as you explore the origins of biblical discipleship. Throughout the journey, you will observe how Jesus' early followers took his message "to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8). You will return home with new insights on how to be a disciple as well as make disciples--learning to follow Jesus in the context of your own life and intentionally investing in others through mentoring, teaching, and modeling your faith by example. 

Experiences include:
Tour of the historical/biblical sites, on-site teaching, Mount of Beatitudes, Nazareth, Jordan River baptism, Chorazin, Capernaum, Sea of Galilee boat ride, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Ein Gedi, Qumran, Dead Sea swim, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Southern Steps of the Temple, Western Wall, Caesarea, Mediterranean dining, shopping, and much more!

Greece extension includes:
Corinth, Temple of Apollo, Athens, Acropolis Museum, Parthenon, Mars Hill, and Agora as well as a Greek islands cruise to Mykonos, Ephesus (Turkey), Patmos, Crete, and Santorini. Tour and experience these places and much more!


Meet your hosts for the tour:

Host-Ryan-Horn

Ryan Horn
Director of Discipleship
Assemblies of God (USA)


Host-Wes-Bartel

Wes Bartel
Director of Senior Adult Ministries
Assemblies of God (USA)


Day 1 - Tuesday, October 2
Depart from the U.S.

Day 2 - Wednesday, October 3
Arrive in Israel. Overnight by the Sea of Galilee.

Day 3 - Thursday, October 4
Mount of Beatitudes, Kefar Kedem, Nazareth, and Arbel. Overnight by the Sea of Galilee.

Day 4 - Friday, October 5
Jordan River baptism, Katzrin (reconstructed first-century village), Chorazin, Capernaum, Nof Ginnosar (ancient boat), and a nighttime boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Overnight by the Sea of Galilee.

Day 5 - Saturday, October 6
Bethlehem, Israel Museum (Shrine of the Book and Second Temple Model), and Wadi Qilt (Jericho Road overlook). Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 6 - Sunday, October 7
Ein Gedi, Qumran, Dead Sea (with an option to swim), Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, and free time in the Old City of Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 7 - Monday, October 8
Jaffa Gate, Tower of David Museum (Herod's Palace), Cardo, Gennath Gate, Wohl Museum (High Priestly Mansions), Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Davidson Center (Southern Wall Excavations and communion), and an optional visit to the Western Wall. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 8 - Tuesday, October 9
Caesarea. Afternoon flight to Athens. Overnight in Athens.

Day 9 - Wednesday, October 10
Corinth, Agora, Temple of Apollo, Roman Odeon, Bema, Gallio's Seat, Pavement of Erastus, and archaeological museum. Overnight in Athens.

Day 10 - Thursday, October 11
Athens, Acropolis Museum, Parthenon, Mars Hill (Areopagus), and Agora. Overnight in Athens.

Day 11 - Friday, October 12
Embark cruise ship. Sail to Mykonos. Overnight on board. Sail to Kusadasi, Turkey.

Day 12 - Saturday, October 13

Arrive at Kusadasi and tour Ephesus. Re-embark and sail to Patmos. Monastery of St. John, Grotto of the Revelation (Cave of Apocalypse), and free time. Re-embark. Overnight on board. Sail to Heraklion, Crete. 

Day 13 - Sunday, October 14

Arrive at Heraklion, Crete. Tour the Palace of Knossos. Re-embark and sail to Santorini. Arrive at Santorini for afternoon touring. Re-embark. Overnight on board. Sail back to Athens.

Day 14 - Monday, October 15
Disembark and transfer to the airport for departure from Athens. Arrive back in the U.S.


Please Note: the itinerary is subject to local conditions at the time of the tour and may change at the discretion of the tour director(s) or land operators.

ISRAEL 

October 3 - 6
Tiberias, Israel: Nof Ginosar Hotel 

October 6 - 9
Jerusalem, Israel: Prima Kings Hotel 


GREECE 

October 9 - 12
Athens, Greece: Parthenon Hotel  

October 12 - 15
Greek Islands Cruise: Lodging on board the ship

Registration Options 
Cost with Airfare - Israel and Greece: Available December 2017
Cost with Airfare - Israel Only: Available December 2017
Cost without Airfare - Israel and Greece: $3,895.00
Cost without Airfare - Israel Only: $2,510.00
Single Room Supplement Fee - Israel and Greece: $1,000.00
Single Room Supplement Fee - Israel Only: $525.00

Please Note: Cost with airfare options will be available approximately 10 months prior to the scheduled date of departure. If you would like airfare to be included in your registration, please feel free to register with the current option, and we will contact you when the airfare cost becomes available. A $400 deposit is due at the time of registration and will secure your place on the trip. Participants desiring to reserve specific seat assignments, "extra leg room", premium economy, or business class tickets should choose the cost without airfare option and secure their own flights in keeping with the scheduled group flight itinerary. Otherwise, seat assignments will be made at check-in for all group ticketing. Moreover, any registrants selecting the cost without airfare option and securing their own airfare must coordinate flight details with Trina Russell (trussell@ag.org).  

Cost Includes:
-  All scheduled program activities
-  Accommodations
-  All hotel and program-related tips
-  All in-land transportation
-  Two meals a day (breakfast and dinner)
-  Pre-trip packet

Deadlines
Registration/$400 Deposit: Mar. 5, 2018
Travel Forms/Full Balance: Jun. 25, 2018

Please Note: Registration is available after the deposit due date; however, the full balance must be submitted by the final deadline. All cancellations forfeit the deposit fee; however, registrants may apply their deposit to another tour within twelve months of their initial registration date. If you choose to pay the required initial deposit only, subsequent payments can be made by calling 1-855-700-CHLS (2457).

ONLINE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Click on the register button at the top of this page
  2. Complete the online registration form
  3. Submit your deposit or full payment
  4. Receive your email confirmation
  5. Submit all necessary travel forms and documentation


Please Note: All cancellations forfeit the deposit fee; however, registrants may apply their deposit to another tour within twelve months of their initial registration date. If you choose to pay the required initial deposit only, subsequent payments can be made by calling 1-855-700-CHLS (2457). The full balance must be submitted by the specified deadline for this program.


TRAVEL FORMS AND DOCUMENTS
Once you have completed the registration process, please complete the following forms included in the Travel Forms Packet [preview]:

  • Emergency Contact Form
  • Medical Form
  • Terms and Conditions Form
  • Conduct Agreement Form (for study abroad and youth programs only)


Also, please submit the following documentation:

  • Passport photocopy* (click here to obtain or renew your passport)


*A photocopy of the picture and personal information page(s) of your passport is required. Be sure the photocopy is of sufficient quality to serve as a secondary photo ID. 


REGARDING GROUP REGISTRATIONS

If you are planning to register anyone in addition to yourself, please be aware of the following:

  1. We strongly recommend that you do not register other people apart from your spouse or children to whom you are a parent or legal guardian.
  2. However, if you do decide to register additional persons who are not a part of your immediate family, you must have each person's permission before registering him or her. Furthermore, you will be held responsible for the non-refundable deposit and all other fees associated with the additional person(s) you have registered.
  3. The first person registered will serve as the primary contact person for the group, and an email address will be required. Registration confirmation and payment receipts will be sent to this email address. Please be sure that the first person you enter is the desired primary contact person for the group.
  4. Finally, if no other email addresses or contact information is provided for the additional registrants, you will then be solely responsible for all program correspondence. This includes but is not limited to email communications, pre-trip mailing(s), and especially making sure that our office has all of the necessary documentation required for each individual registrant by the specified due date.


REGARDING MINORS
All participants under the age of 18 must have the Parental Consent Form [preview] completed on their behalf by their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) and submitted to our office no later than the final balance due date.