Ancient Path Disciple-Making 13-Day “Life of Christ Disciple-Making Study Tour.” April 29 – May 11, 2023
- Duration: 13 Days
- Location: Jerusalem
- Product code: APDM23
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Join Ancient Path Disciple-Making and Pastor Joel Zaborowski on a life-of-Christ study tour that chronologically walks the ancient disciple-making path of Christ. You will discover the where, why, and what Jesus did at specific times during His life and ministry that developed disciple-makers and built a disciple-making movement. We begin in Jerusalem and other parts of Judea like the Jordan River, Judean desert, and the Dead Sea. Then we make our way north through Samaria and on into Galilee for several days at many forested and mountain locations, along with millennia-old archeological sites that are part of Jesus’ disciple-making ancient path. We conclude by heading back to Jerusalem for the betrayal, arrest, trial, death, resurrection, and ascension of Christ and birth of His church through His disciples. On this tour we also find time to float in the Dead Sea and see the Dead Sea scrolls at the Jerusalem Museum. There is disciple-making training at all 35 of the sites we visit, and there is a required-reading book prior to arrival for all participants. This tour will equip you for disciple-making ministry.
- Pastor Joel Zaborowski
13-Day Life of Christ Disciple-Making Study Tour
Day 1 - Beginning of Tour. depart from US for an overnight flight to Tel Aviv.
Day 2 - We will arrive in Tel Aviv and transport by bus to Jerusalem where we stay at the Gloria hotel right inside the walls of the Old City (incredible location).
Day 3 -We begin the study tour with a geographical orientation by getting a visual and biblical overview of the city of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives and the Jerusalem Museum where you will see a scale model of first-century Jerusalem. You will get to see the Dead Sea Scrolls at the museum before we head to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and then disciple-making training at the Shepherd’s Field. We complete the day at the Gloria hotel and invite people to visit shops in the Old City after dinner.
Day 4 - Herodium is one of King Herod the Great's palaces. It is located between Jerusalem and Bethlehem and is our first stop of the day. We then go to the Jordan River near the Dead Sea, where Jesus began His disciple-making path by being baptized by John the Baptist. After lunch at Qumran (where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered), we then head to the Judean Wilderness where Jesus spent His next 40 days. We hike 4 miles of the Wadi Kelt (the Valley of the Shadow of Death from Psalm 23) for an up-close, unforgettable view of the desert. You will again enjoy an evening at the Gloria in Jerusalem
Day 5 - We walk through the Old City of Jerusalem to begin the day on the Temple Mount. After a quick stop to experience St. Anne’s Church, we see a pivotal moment in the disciple-making ministry of Jesus at the Pool of Bethesda. We then experience the Western Wall (also called the Wailing Wall) before you can experience a variety of lunch options in the Old City. After lunch, we momentarily divert from the chronology of Christ to explore Hezekiah’s Tunnel and the City of David. You again get to enjoy the evening at the Gloria and experience the Old City and streets of modern Jerusalem.
Day 6 - We depart early and travel north to Jacob’s Well in Samaria, where Jesus modeled evangelism to His disciples. After grabbing sack lunches on our continued trek north, we land in the ancient city of Sepphoris, which was a capitol city of Herod Antipas. We will see first-century structures and streets where Jesus and His father Joseph were likely builders. From Sepphoris it is a short 4-mile drive to Nazareth, where we experience authentic first-century Galilean life in the Nazareth Village, followed by training at the Nazareth Precipice, which provides an amazing overlook of the Jezreel Valley (valley of Armageddon). We finish this long day with supper and great lodging in Tiberius right on the Sea of Galilee.
Day 7 - Capernaum was the home base of Jesus’ disciple-making ministry, so we begin here at Peter’s house and an ancient synagogue where Jesus began equipping His disciples to be “fishers of men.” We then take a nice walk on “the King’s Highway” to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus chose and installed his 12 apostles. After an amazing fish dinner on the Sea, you will enjoy an excellently preserved synagogue in the excavations of ancient Corazim. We then walk the ruins of Bethsaida where you have a great view of the hillside where Jesus fed the 5,000. This long day concludes with dinner and relaxing at the hotel or exploring the city of Tiberius.
Day 8 - Enjoy a morning boat ride on the Sea of Galilee after we see the “Jesus Boat,” which is a first-century boat discovered in the mud in 1986 when the water level of the Sea of Galilee was low. We exit the boat on the eastern shore and travel to Kursi where Jesus cast demons from a possessed man among the tombs. After taking the bus back to the western side of the Sea for lunch, we visit the ruins of Magdala and Magdala’s Chapel where we learn of Jesus’ women disciples from Luke 8:1-3. Dinner is again at the hotel in Tiberius.
Day 9 - After a beautiful bus ride north, we are treated to a walking tour of the ancient city of Tel Dan, where we divert momentarily from the ancient path of Christ to learn an important “heart lesson” for disciple-makers from a disturbing Old Testament city inhabited by the tribe of Dan. At nearby Caesarea Philippi we will get an up-close look at “the Gates of Hell” that will not stop the church Christ is building, and also observe Mount Hermon where the Transfiguration of Christ took place. After lunch at a beautiful reservoir in the Golan Heights, we conclude the day on Mount Arbel where Jesus likely gave His Great Commission. Dinner is again at the hotel in Tiberius.
Day 10 - Our final day in Galilee begins at the Church of the Primacy in Capernaum where Jesus restored Peter three times after Peter’s three denials of Christ. We then drive south to the ancient ruins of Beth Shean, which is one of the ten cities of the Decapolis. We enjoy lunch in Jericho and begin to follow the ascent of Jesus to Jerusalem for Holy Week after discovering interesting insight about Zacchaeus in Jericho. You get to enjoy the afternoon floating in the Dead Sea for a couple of hours at Kalia Beach before we arrive for dinner back at the Gloria in Jerusalem.
Day 11 - We put in several foot-miles today, beginning with a walk to the Upper Room and then follow the path of Christ through the Old City to cross the Kidron Valley to the Garden of Gethsemane. After a time of reflection in Gethsemane, we bus to Caiaphas’ House where Jesus was imprisoned and faced three trials. After lunch on your own in the Old City, we walk to the Antonio Fortress where Jesus was on trial before Pontius Pilate. We then walk the Via Delarosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher before returning to the Gloria for Dinner.
Day 12 - Our final day of the study tour begins with a walk to the Garden Tomb to celebrate communion together. We then bus to Observation Mount on the Mount of Olives to consider the return of Christ. The day and study tour concludes in the morning at the southern steps of the Temple Mount, where the apostles launched the church by proclaiming the gospel of Christ and baptized 3,000. Lunch is on your own in the Old City, and you have free time the rest of the day.
Day 13 - The bus leaves Jerusalem for Tel Aviv to catch our flight.
NOTE: Schedule is subject to change due to various factors and your tour guide’s discretion.
- $4,695 per person based on double occupancy.
- Single room supplement - $995
- $500 per person with registration to secure space.
- 50% of the total amount is due on or before December 29, 2022
- Balance due on or before February 29, 2023
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AIR: The Standard Tour includes round-trip, economy-class airfare from the international departure city listed in the itinerary. Group airfares are based on contracted rates and are highly restrictive. Seats will be assigned by the airline at check-in, and specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Upgrades such as Comfort, Premium, Business, or First Class are not available with the standard tour. Participants who wish to upgrade or purchase a specific seat should choose the Land Only option when registering. Participants are responsible for providing frequent flyer numbers, TSA PreCheck, and Global Entry information upon check-in. Group fares do not permit schedule deviations. Participants who wish to deviate from the group schedule should choose the Land Only option.
LAND ONLY: Participants who wish to arrange their own air should choose the Land Only option. $1000 will be deducted from the standard tour price when selecting this option. Participants arranging their own air should notify Signature Tours prior to the second payment date listed on the payment schedule. Transportation to and from the airport/hotel can be arranged by Signature Tours for Land Only passengers.
GROUND/TRANSFERS: The group will be met by a Signature Tours representative and transferred to the hotel/airport.
HOTELS: Superior first-class hotels throughout. Priced based on two people per room with a private bath and shower.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: A limited number of single rooms are available at additional supplement prices. Signature Tours and/or the group leader will make every attempt to pair single participants requesting a roommate. However, the single supplement fee will be charged for each person occupying a single room, whether by choice or circumstance.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner are provided at the hotel daily. Lunch is provided most days as noted in the itinerary.
SIGHTSEEING: Entrance fees to all places of interest listed in the itinerary as well as an expert English-speaking guide.
PORTERAGE: See the carrier website for airline-specific baggage restrictions and requirements. Any fees for additional baggage beyond the standard airline allowance will be the responsibility of the individual.
SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES: Service charges added to the bill as required by hotel management. Taxes as imposed by national and/or local governments and/or administrations from the date listed on this brochure. Tips, taxes, and airport taxes ARE INCLUDED in the selling price.
NOT INCLUDED: Excess baggage fees, passport fees, visa fees, food or drink items not listed on the regular table menu for included meals, and items of a personal nature such as room service, laundry, etc. Any service not indicated in the itinerary and/or the above list of included features.
PASSPORTS: Passports must be valid with an expiration date at least six months beyond the return home date of the tour. If you do not have a valid passport or need to renew your passport before the trip, enter "RENEWING" or "APPLIED FOR" when completing registration.
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: This tour requires a substantial amount of walking. Many of the sites are not accessible by wheelchair, and the uneven terrain is not feasible for rollators. Signature Tours reserves the right to refuse individuals who may require special attention beyond what the tour guide and tour host can provide.
CANCELLATION POLICY: The $500 per person deposit is nonrefundable. Other payments exceeding the $500 per person are refundable in full up to sixty days prior to departure. After this date, refunds for unused accommodations and services will be limited to the amount received from and/or credited by all carriers, sightseeing operators, and hotels.
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