ORU Israel Tour & Empowered21 Global Congress
Journey to Jerusalem in 2020 for a gathering of Spirit-empowered believers from all over the world. Experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the Holy Land during Pentecost, while uniting in prayer and worship, hearing from leading Spirit-led voices, and discovering where the global church is headed in the future. Join other ORU alumni and friends for this exclusive trip—with special guest ORU President Dr. William M. Wilson.
Pack your bags and make plans to join ORU for an unforgettable journey through the Holy Land!
Saturday, May 30, 2020 (Depart for Israel)
*All dates & locations subject to change
TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM
Located on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, you’ll land here before transferring to Jerusalem, one of the world's oldest and most strategic cities. Here, every street and stone pathway tells a story of spiritual significance, set alongside a thriving modern culture. Your group will spend its first night in this breathtaking city, preparing in prayer for all God has in store.
JERUSALEM DAY 1
The walls of Old City Jerusalem represent the holiest places of Jewish life. Jesus and the disciples traveled here to worship, and you’ll retrace His footsteps leading to the Crucifixion. Walk the Palm Sunday Road. Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, share Communion at the Garden Tomb. Stand on the Mount of Olives and look at the gate Jesus will enter through when He returns! Then, lift up high praise at the opening sessions of the Global Congress, amid thousands of fellow believers.
EMPOWERED21 GLOBAL CONGRESS
Spend your days in worship and unity with Spirit-filled believers from around the world during this unparalleled gathering. You’ll discuss the issues facing the 21st Century Church, discover methods to engage new generations in Spirit-empowered living and, among brothers and sisters of every tribe and tongue, seek a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Energized by an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ, set out for a time of personal exploration in one of the holiest cities on earth. Discover Jerusalem at your leisure, taking time to enjoy its culinary delights and culture of hospitality.
JERUSALEM DAY 2
Experience a day of spiritual significance as you explore places directly from the pages of Scripture. Sites include the Southern Steps of the Temple, which Jesus would have ascended to worship, as well as the Upper Room, where Jesus appeared before and after the Resurrection. Pray at the Western Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish faith, sharing what God is doing in you on this life-changing tour.
See the iconic, 1st-century “Jesus Boat” at Nof Ginosar. Reflect on Christ’s most famous sermon on the Mount of Beatitudes, where He spoke those powerful words. Gain further insights into His life at Capernaum, His ministry homebase, then explore the latest archaeological discoveries at the enormous Magdala excavation site.
JUDEAN WILDERNESS & DEAD SEA
Float in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea as you marvel at the ancient prophecy saying they will one day become fresh. Read the Psalms in Ein Gedi, where young David hid and wrote many of them. Gaze out from the ancient desert fortress of Masada and peer into the cave at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
JERUSALEM DAY 3
Enjoy another day of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the place where your Faith began. Ascend Mount Zion, the same one you’ve read about in Scripture so many times. Pray in the Upper Room as the disciples did on the Day of Pentecost. Praise God for His healing power at the Pool of Bethesda, and take Communion at the Garden Tomb, as you celebrate Christ’s resurrection power.
Monday, June 8, 2020 (Arrive Home)
OVER 30 SIGNIFICANT SITES VISITED DURING YOUR 10 DAYS!
- Southern Steps
- Davidson Center
- Western Wall & Plaza
- Jewish Quarter & Cardo
- Arab Quarter
- Christian Quarter
- Church of the Holy Sepulchre
- Via Dolorosa
- Sisters of Zion
- Saint Anne's Church
- Pool of Bethesda
- Armenian Quarter
- Mount Zion
- Upper Room
- Saint Peter's in Gallicantu
- City of David
- Mount of Olives
- Palm Sunday Road
- Dominus Flevit
- Garden of Gethsemane & Church of All Nations
- View Temple Mount
- Garden Tomb
- Friends of Zion Heritage Center
- Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum)
- Qasr al-Yahud - Jesus Baptismal Site
- Ein Gedi
- Dead Sea & Swim
- Mount of Beatitudes
- Nof Ginosar (Jesus Boat Museum)
- Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee
Home of the Bible
Israel is a place where hidden oases are tucked away amid windswept deserts, where rocky cliffs are carved by ancient rivers and where historical ruins lie within sight of modern architecture. A melting pot of religion, culture and spiritual depth, a Christian tour to Israel is far more than a typical vacation. It is a journey into the origins of belief—one that will connect your faith today with the depth and power of the Christian story. For followers of Christ, a trip to the Holy Land is a once-in-a-lifetime experience in a place that doesn’t just bring the Bible to life but adds a visual dimension to the beliefs you’ve staked your life upon.
Visit the places of the Bible to see where Jesus lived, walked and where His disciples began sharing the Gospel of His love.
Middle Eastern Culture
Soak in the sights, sounds and life of a culture from across the globe.
Come see the variegated deserts, gardens, oases and seas of the Middle East.
Included in the Tour:
- Empowered21’s Global Congress featuring worship and teaching events
- Guided tours of significant biblical sites
- International round-trip group air transportation (not included in Tour Only option) and transfers to group hotels
- Outstanding accommodations
- Daily breakfast and dinner buffets along with two lunches, including the special St. Peter's Fish Lunch
- Israel’s best tour-operators and licensed tour guides
- Travel by private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach
- All porterage, taxes and gratuities; entrance fees to all sites
MON - FRI 8:30AM - 5:00PM (PACIFIC TIME)BE SURE TO BOOK THROUGH INSPIRATION:
This event is exclusive to those who book in advance through Inspiration Cruises & Tours. Booking through a secondary travel agent at the same hotels will not allow you to participate in any event programming.
New Testament Landscapes
Stand Where Jesus Stood
Enhance your Israel Tour with one of the most memorable experiences you’ll ever have. Gather with hundreds of other believers on the evening of Pentecost, May 31, as we prayerfully prepare for Empowered21. These are the steps, historians have confirmed, where Jesus stood. They are also the steps, most historians agree, where Peter preached on the Day of Pentecost.
Discover the place where the Holy Spirit descended and ignited the first great harvest of church history. Anticipate God’s fresh anointing as He propels us into the greatest harvest of human history. God is going to meet with us.
Reserve your spot today!