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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
 

Brian Mackie
Master of Divinity '07

BrianSometimes it takes looking back to see God's leading in life. I graduated from Bethany in May 2007 and realized that God led my entire theological training. In the summer of 2002, however, it was a little tougher to see where it was going.

I realized my call to full-time ministry and knew it was to journey into the educational training part of my call. My campus pastor and I had several conversations about this next step. I fasted and prayed and sought the Lord but had no clear answer by the end of the fast. As I was preparing to break my fast, the Lord asked me, "What is the desire of your heart?" I replied, "Oral Roberts University."