Jerusalem Tours June 2018

Below is a brief description of each opportunity with links to the schedules, itineraries, and registration information for each.




imageSailing into the New Testament World
Led by: New Testament Scholar Dr. Peter Walker and Archbishop Emeritus Robert Duncan
June 24-July 1, 2018

Next June’s trip will be a great opportunity to see a good number of Pauline sites within just one week, including places Paul visited on both his second and third missionary journey’s (Acts 16-20). Walking the streets of Ephesus, Rhodes, Athens, and Corinth, traveling across the Aegean Sea: these are all ways of seeing Paul’s world that will make the New Testament come alive for you in a whole new way. And then there’s the added bonus of sailing to Patmos to see the place where St. John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelation.

Please join us as we enjoy this beautiful part of the world, so rich in its history and significance. It will also be great fun! Traveling together will give us the experience of being on vacation with fellow GAFCON attendees and friends, giving us time to reflect on all that we have experienced together in Jerusalem, as well as the opportunity to meet new people and see new places. $2,795 per person.

For more information click here or call 1-800-856-1045, ext 5


CANA East Bible Tour of the Holy Land
Led by: Bishops and Leaders of CANA East
June 4-15, 2018

This will be the eighth tour that Bishop Julian & Brenda Dobbs have coordinated. The total cost of the tour is $4,395, which includes 10 nights in four star hotels, full breakfasts and dinners, transportation to and from the departing US airport, as well as all transportation and entrance fees related to the guided tour. The tour guide will be the same guide that has led all previous tours and there will be regular Bible study, worship and prayer at Holy sites with the Bishops and Archdeacon of CANA East. Among the planned sites for the tour are: the Elah valley where David slew Goliath, the Mount of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee, Muhraka where Elijah confronted the priests of Baal, Nazareth, Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives. These are only a few of the many sites that will be visited during the eleven day trip.

If you are interested in learning more about this tour, please click here.


imageDiscover Israel – A Leaderworks Exclusive
In partnership with Imagine Tour and Travel
Hosted by: The Rev. David Roseberry
June 13-17 or June 23-26, 2018

Join one or more of the three amazing 5 day/4 night excursions for GAFCON attendees from North America. Each of these excursions will include hotel accommodations in 4 star, First Class hotels, breakfast and dinners, licensed guide, all entrance fee, taxes, tips, and associated costs. I have been leading tours or laity and clergy of Israel for over 22 years.

Excursion I: Survey the Ministry of Jesus: From the coastal plains to the Sea of Galilee; the cool heights of the North and the mountains of Jerusalem.
Excursion II: The Negev, Ramon Crater, Red Sea, Petra, and Masada. Israel and the Desert Like You’ve Never Seen or Imagined
Excursion III: Discovering the Holy City: A detailed experience and tour of the riches and beauty of Jerusalem. (may be adjusted to accommodate Provincial meeting)

For more information click here.
Imagine Tours Phone: 863-709-9208


imageIsrael Familiarization Tour for Leaders. The Life & World of Jesus, A Shoresh Study Tours Itinerary

Led by: Bishop Neil and Marcia Lebhar
June 7-17, 2018

On this Familiarization Tour especially designed for bishops and other ministry leaders, we will focus on the life of Jesus from his home in Galilee to Jerusalem, giving particular attention to the influence of Jewish thought and culture of the period on the origins of the Christian faith. Our goal is a better understanding of Jesus’ ministry, his place among the Jewish people, and the application of his teachings for us today. The FAM tour will also include sites from the Old Testament. The tour is designed to prepare leaders to lead future trips if they feel so called. Spouses are very welcome to join us as well. We will be staying on the shores of the sea of Galilee he and Christ Church in the Old City in Jerusalem. Thursday, June 7th is Departure from USA. Tour will begin Friday June 8th after 4pm.

Land Price: Per Person, Double Occupancy $1,699
Single Supplement $499

If interested please call 904-701-4230

Hurricane Irma brings flood waters, loss of power, and havoc to the southeastern United States

After causing widespread devastation across the Caribbean, Irma’s damage to the mainland U.S. was—in some ways—not as grave as expected.

However, for a storm as big as Irma, this still means many places were damaged by flood waters and high winds. We are receiving word from Holy Trinity Anglican and Grace Anglican (both in the Jacksonville, FL area) of damage to their communities. We expect to get more reports in the coming days from others as power is restored and the damages assessed.

Effectively working through the local church
Fortunately, the local church is in a position to reach out to those in need. In Houston, Church of the Apostles has organized a backpack drive, where volunteers can fill backpacks with necessities for kids and families who are struggling to regain a sense of normalcy after losing so much to Harvey.

In Florida, Grace Anglican Church is coordinating clean-up crews and is in need of strong equipment—and strong backs! All Souls Anglican Church (also in Jacksonville) is mobilizing to help in recovery efforts. Follow us on Facebook where we will post ongoing needs and opportunities as we receive them.

Share a story, encourage a donor
And if you have an Irma story to share, please let Christine at christine@ardf.org know! When others can see God working in the midst of a crisis, everyone is encouraged.

Help from afar
Even if you live far from Florida you can support the local church in their community efforts with your donations to ARDF. We are partnering with several dioceses in the affected regions so as to get aid to the places that need it most.

Donate to Hurricane Irma relief.

Support Harvey relief efforts.

Convergence Conference at Asbury Seminary November 7-8th

Convergence is an annual two-day gathering at Asbury Theological Seminary designed to help Anglican church leaders engage a new generation with ancient pathways for formation and mission in contemporary ministry by bringing together Scripture, Spirit and Sacrament. During our time, we will worship corporately in liturgical chapel services and also explore topics such as “The Power of Liturgy,” “Sacramental Preaching,” “Sacramental Church Planting,” “21st Century Catechesis” and more. We believe that exploring the historic practices of the church will bring new life and substance to the leaders of our day and we would be delighted if you joined with us for this incredible opportunity!

Register before October 15th to receive a free electronic copy of Our Common Prayer by Dr. Winfield Bevins. In addition, we have the ability to offer Continuing Education Credits for Convergence. To see if you qualify for earning CEU credits, contact us through our “Contact” page and let us know!

Visit http://convergenceasbury.com for information.