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Travel Opportunity to the Holy Land

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      The dream of a lifetime?
A way to undergird ministry and bring scripture alive?
A pilgrimage of devotion to Jesus Christ?

Jesus said, “Follow me!”
Come and explore his invitation more deeply in the Holy Land!

The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership is excited to announce an opportunity to travel to the Holy Land in June 2013. Marilyn Lerch, director of the TRIM program, and Dan Ulrich, professor of New Testament studies, are leading this travel course and invite Bethany alumni/ae and other interested travelers to join them. It is an excellent opportunity to earn CEU credits.

Along the way, Dan and Marilyn will lend their expertise to that of the professional guides with Educational Opportunities, an organization that has taken groups to the Holy Land for years. From Bethlehem to Nazareth, the Dead Sea to the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Olives to the place where it is said Jesus was crucified, the group will tour the sites that are part of the faith story for Christians around the world. Hear the scriptures read on location and get a glimpse of the Middle East today with its vibrant population and fascinating culture. Click on the appropriate link below for more information, including passport deadlines.

Whatever urges you to consider this invitation,
we want you to know that we will be delighted to have you
as a part of this life-changing, educational travel experience!

Travel brochure for alumni/ae and friends
Trip information for alumni/ae and friends
Further information for Brethren Academy students

Monica Rice
Master of Arts

MonicaWhen my vocational calling led me to consider a seminary education, I visited Bethany out of a sense of Brethren obligation. Growing up in a Brethren family and congregation, attending a Brethren college, and then participating in several years of Brethren Volunteer Service, I felt a strong commitment to Brethren institutions. However, I felt ready to experience a different faith community for graduate study. I made plans to attend an urban Chicago seminary, but chose to visit Bethany to know that I had considered it as an option.