Faith Heritage Foundations Series
Adult Education and Faith Formation
Foster Learning. Nurture Faith. Build Community. Broaden Perspectives.
Congregations that host group travel events find that travel to places where important change in history has occurred inspires growth in individuals and communities. Participants return home with new enthusiasm and curiosity about their faith heritage. There is renewed interest in preserving and passing on that heritage to the next generation, and new levels of engagement in local activities as they feel more connected with fellow sojourners.
The Faith Heritage Foundations Series is designed for busy pastors who know the value of travel for advancing continuing education and ongoing faith formation. The programs are relatively easy to implement, affordable and thoughtfully crafted. Offer a program each year and build on the momentum and excitement each group generates as they return home with new stories and adventures.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Gather on the shores of the Sea of Galilee to hear the words of Jesus in all of their stark freshness. Journey with Jesus to Jerusalem to share in his passion and resurrection. Make the people, places and events of the Bible come to life visiting sites such as Nazareth, Cana, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, the Jordan River, the Judean desert and the Garden of Gethsemane.
Footsteps of Paul in Greece and Turkey
Paul, the great apostle of early Christianity, was a citizen of the world. As he traveled, he noticed the inclusive and creative love of God at work and offered a new theology and vision. Visit Athens, Corinth, Ephesus and other sites that help bring into focus the context of the earliest Christian communities and the issues in Paul’s epistles.
Exploring Early Christian Rome
Rome is unsurpassed in the collection of early Christian sites including burial sites in the catacombs, early house churches, Constantinian-era basilicas built over the tombs of Peter and Paul, early Christian frescos, sarcophagi, mosaics, and great Roman monuments that bring to life the context of earliest Christianity.