Itinerary

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BREATHTAKING CELEBRATIONS INSIGHTFUL TEACHINGS GLORIOUS PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICES THE TEMPLE MOUNT SPIRITUAL GATHERING MEETINGS WITH ISRAELI DIGNITARIES

On this tour, you will follow the footsteps of Jesus from His ministry in Galilee to His final days in Jerusalem. You will hear On Location Bible teachings from our hosts and teachers at the actual sites being described. And you will participate in an informative fact finding discussions and presentations throughout the land.

PROGRAM & ITINERARY

Monday - Aug 28, 2017

Depart the USA for Israel.

Tuesday - Aug 29, 2017

Arrive in Israel - Welcome Home! Next stop, Tel Aviv !

This evening we will gather for a short service on the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean.

Overnight :Tel Aviv
Meals : Dinner

Wednesday - Aug 30, 2017

After breakfast we will have our first day orientation meeting. We will meet our tour leaders, guides, local ministry, staff and each other.

Following the orientation we start our Galilean excursion. On our way to Galilee, we will visit the 2000 years old theater in ancient Caesarea. Here at Caesarea by the sea we will see the Crusaders' castle, the Roman amphitheater, and the seaport from which the Apostle Paul sailed to Rome.

We'll then continue along the coast to Mount Carmel to see the site of Elijah's triumph over the prophets of Baal. Here we will hear the biblical message and experience this magnificent site. From here we continue to Megiddo on the Plain of Armageddon of latter day prophesies, we will see the remnants of the king Solomon's northern fortress's stables and its famous water supply system. We will continue to the Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight.

Evening : Prais & worship - teaching
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Thursday - Aug 31, 2017

We will start our day with a memorable boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. While cruising, we'll pause for a great praise and worship service right on the Sea of Galilee. We are sure to remember the many miracles our Lord performed in this area.


After docking at Ginosar, biblical Genesseret, we will visit the Primacy of Peter to see the area where Jesus asked Peter, Lovest thou me? Then we'll proceed to Capernaum to see the remains of an early church, the ruins of Peter's house, and the ancient synagogue. We will gather on the Mount of Beatitudes to read the Sermon on the Mount while overlooking the Sea of Galilee and have on location teaching session. We will also visit many of the places concerning the ministry of Jesus in this region, including the place of the multiplication, waking on the water and much more.


Later in the afternoon we will meet at the Jordan River for traditional Baptismal Service. After the baptismal service we will proceed to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Evening: COGIC Program
Overnight : Galilee
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Friday - Sep 1, 2017

We will start our day with a visit the little town of Cana where Jesus turned the water into wine at the wedding feast, ready to renew your wedding vow here? We will have just the right pastor at hand...

We continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and one of the world’s most panoramic sites, a view of the entire city of Nazareth, the valley of Armageddon, Mount Tabor of the transfiguration and the Gilboa range. This great vista is from the top of Mt. Precipice - the cliff where Jesus was chased away and was about to be thrown to his death by the worshipers at the synagogue. From here we will drive trough the Valley of Sharon ascending to the City of the Great King – Jerusalem!



This evening we will partake in a most fervent “Kabalat Shabbat” service - the receiving of the Sabbath service at the Western Wall. Here we will mingle with thousands of Jerusalem Jews in praise & worship, this place is the only remnant of the temple atop Mt. Moriah.

This is “a not to be missed event” where young and old worship in song and dance in a way most never experienced before. This will follow with a traditional Shabbat Dinner with our Jerusalem ministry members.

Overnight : Jerusalem
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner


Saturday - Sep 2, 2017

Today we will travel to the Jordan Valley via Jericho and will visit the Dead Sea area where Jesus spent time in solitude and the place of John the Baptist ministry. It is the deepest spot on earth, 1200 feet below sea level. We will visit Qumran where many of the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and the surrounding wilderness where Jesus roamed for 40 days.

We will experience Masada, atop the mountain over-looking the sea below. Masada was the last pocket of insurrection in the Jewish rebellion against the Roman Empire where 960 men, women and children defied the might of Rome and fought for three years after the destruction of Jerusalem. We will visit king Herod's Palace, the synagogue, and a very sophisticated water and irrigation systems 2000 years old.

Later in the day a special treat awaits us as we go bathing in the heavy water of the Dead Sea.

Then return to Jerusalem.

Evening: First ever Jerusalem Gospel Concert
Overnight :Jerusalem
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Sunday - Sep 3, 2017

We will start our day with a Sunday Devotion Program in the City of the Great King! Following service, we will visit the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking view of the city of Jerusalem. This is the spot where Jesus was wiping over the faith of Jerusalem. From here we will descend to the Garden of Gethsemane and visit the Church of the Agony. We'll then proceed to Mount Zion to visit the Upper Room and the traditional Tomb of King David. This afternoon we visit the Southern Wall excavations.

This southern side of The Temple was the main entrance for the common folk, whereas the Priests and Levites had their own entrance from the higher eastern side. Parts of the giant stairs, which led to the Temple Mount from the courtyard have been unearthed along with the purification pools. From here Jesus entered the Temple Mount and drove out the vendors and money changers who were exploiting the people. It is also likely that this is the place that Peter stood and preached and where thousands were saved and baptized on the Day of Pentecost.

From here we will trace the footsteps of Jesus in His last day, visiting on the way the Pool of Bethesda, Stephen's Gate and St. Ann's Church and on to the Via Dolorosa, the way of the agony and the Stations of the Cross. We are reminded of His way of suffering along with a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. The old city bazaar will be our next stop.

Evening : Jerusalem Ministry Program
Overnight :Jerusalem
Meals :Breakfast, Dinner

Monday - Sep 4, 2017


We start the day with a presentation by members of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel who will meet us in our hotel. We will then visit their community and absorption center. Please see our Ethiopian Community Outreach page: click here.

Two thousand and five hundred years ago, as Jerusalem was rebuilt by those who returned from exile, Nehemiah said: "From that day on, half of my men did the work, while the other half were equipped with spears, shields, bows and armor. The officers posted themselves behind all the people of Judah who were building the wall. Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other, and each of the builders wore his sword at his side as he worked." (Nehemiah 4:16-19).

In accordance with biblical prophesies, Israel was reborn and just as in the days of Nehemiah, since her rebirth in 1948, Israel is in a continuous struggle for survival. More now, than ever before, Jewish soldiers, young Israeli, boys and girls, the "Shields of David” are the defenders of God's Land. To honor them, our special program today is in Latrun - the official Israel Defense Force Commemoration Center and armament display. Latrun is the fortress that was strategically built on Israel's main crossroads and throughout history protected the Holy City of Jerusalem.

The program here will feature a full army ceremony including laying a wreath at the "Wall of Names" in honor of the fallen soldiers and pay tribute to the living. Here we will mingle with the young soldiers; we will be briefed by experts who will give us the opportunity to gain a better understanding and insight into the region's conflict. Here we will pray for the young hero’s of Israel - What a place to pledge our support and solidarity with their/our Godly plight. What a place to pledge our support and solidarity with Israel.

We will end the day with a visit to the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept and the model of Jerusalem from the time of Jesus – a perfect spot to get oriented with what have experienced in the city of Jerusalem thus far.

Evening COGIC Program
Overnight : Jerusalem
Meals : Dinner, Breakfast

Tuesday - Sep 5, 2017


Our Israel Fact Finding Expedition comes to a peak today. Following security clearance we are invited to an official visit the “Knesset” – The Israeli Parliament. Here we will be briefed by members of the House and be guests of the Knesset Christian Caucus. Later in the day we will gather on the Temple Mount, under the pinnacle of the temple, at the southern steps… "Bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest, he is to waive the sheaf before the Lord so it will be accepted on your behalf" (Lev. 23:11). Here in a fervent Service, at the very place where King David composed his Psalms and where the Holy Spirit was poured upon the early believers (Acts 2). We will experience an earth moving service and feel the awesome outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Evening: COGIC Program
Overnight : Jerusalem
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Wednesday - Sep 6, 2017

Mission Grand Finale

Early morning, we will travel a short distance to the Yad Va'Shem, a museum built in memory of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis in World War II. It is also a commemoration the righteous gentiles who by risking their own lives, rescued Jews from certain death.

We will continue our program with a Devotion Service at the Garden Tomb. What a great place to celebrate a communion, praise and worship and have time for devotion and prayers. We will then return to the hotel for our Fact Finding Expedition Grand Finale with our guest speakers and teachers as well as our Jerusalem ministry praise and worship team. The grand finale will be followed by a farewell dinner.

Overnight : Jerusalem
Meals : Dinner, Breakfast


"At the empty Tomb - For he has risen", COGIC devotion & Communion at the site of the Empty Tomb.


ISRAEL - COGIC 2016













ISRAEL - COGIC 2015

Dr. Judith McAllister waking out of the empty tomb

Bishop Drew J. Sheard at the empty tomb


Evangelist Karen Clark Sheard at the empty tomb

A COGIC devotion at the empty tomb