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Like many other countries around the globe, Israel is rich in fascinating history and beautiful nature. However, the uniqueness and importance of this little sliver of land is incomparable. Visiting Israel should be far from just checking off another country from your travel list.
From the beginnings of the earth, God revealed which place in the world is significant to Him in a major way. God chose this specific piece of land for Abraham to move to. He saved His people from slavery and brought them back to this land. And most importantly, His Beloved Son was born here.
The Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries (FIRM) created an opportunity for people from every nation to discover Israel on different levels. Jerusalem Encounter (JE) is an immersive event for Christians who want to get acquainted with the culture of Israel, to examine its biblical significance, and to connect with local believers.
The full JE experience includes a week-long tour through the land, followed by a two-day conference in Jerusalem, for a total of a 10-day, immersive trip to Israel that will deepen your faith and your perspective of God’s promises, people and your part to play in it all.
On the tour, participants explore Biblical sites to gain a fresh perspective on the Scriptures. With the help of Israel’s best guides and biblical scholars, one can study the locations of key events that shaped their spiritual lives. Not only does the Bible come alive before their eyes, but they are literally following in the footsteps of Jesus.
By meeting local believers, the visitors start seeing the land for what it is today, and how it looks from the inside. The past suddenly connects to the present and paints a picture of tomorrow. The adventure of a lifetime that commences with worshiping on the Sea of Galilee ultimately concludes in giving God praise in the center of His beloved city – Jerusalem.
The Jerusalem Encounter conference is your opportunity to make connections with ministry leaders from Israel and abroad. It’s a chance to be inspired by superb speakers and to worship God alongside some of world’s best Christian musicians. But it is much more than that.
In Jerusalem every JE participant is given a unique opportunity to dive deep into their particular areas of interest in connection to Israel and specific areas of ministry. The ministry Mixer and Connect Meetings are meticulously designed to give everyone a chance for quality time with ministry representatives in Israel.
Every person should set foot on this land at least once in their lifetime. But more than that, the focal point of such a visit should be learning the land’s connection to both the past and the future of the world as we know it.
Can’t come to Israel yet? Support what God is doing there in the meantime. FIRM has a simple way to start putting kingdom investment into impacting lives in Israel.
The Tribe is a passionate and faithful group of monthly donors on a mission to transform lives in Israel through the love of Jesus. Join the Tribe today: firmisrael.org/thetribe