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Reasons to Start a Travel Ministry

April 20, 2010 Leave a comment

1. Deepens the faith of your members

2. Allows your group to have the opportunity to travel as a community

3. Can help people develop a heart for missions

4. Develops a closer bond between pastors/group leaders & members

5. Makes the Bible stories, history, & culture come alive

6. Allows a Christian travel alternative for members

7. It’s learning on several different levels – spiritual, physical, intellectual, social, & emotional

8. Offers a great fund-raising program for your church/organization

9. Appeals to all ages– seniors, couples, families, singles, youth, & young adults

10. Educates Church Teachers

11. Gives the pastors/organizers who work so hard throughout the year an opportunity to travel for FREE

12. It’s easy… because we do all the work for you

13. Provides an occasion for an Intense Spiritual Retreat

14. Helps to Develop a Christ-like attitude towards other faiths & cultures

By offering your members a Christian travel opportunity you will have the ability to travel as a community to celebrated Biblical lands, Christian heritage locations in Europe, and even enjoying fellowship while cruising Alaska, Hawaii, and the Bahamas. You can host conferences or retreats aboard cruise ships while you are traveling to exciting ports.

Although Faith-based travel would be the heart of your Christian Travel Ministry, there are many more events that can be included in this group:

• Showings of faith-based travel films & documentaries
• Bible studies before you leave on your journey to prepare your heart
• Sharing effective ways to use their recent travel experiences as an open door to share Christ with others
• Hosting internationally-themed food nights
• Reading books on Biblical & Christian heritage sites

Necessary Items in Traveling Abroad

January 3, 2010 Leave a comment

When you are taking a trip to Israel, Greece, Europe or a cruise to anywhere you will need necessary items in traveling abroad.  I thought I would do a short list of items you might consider taking in no particular order:

  • Medications (in their original containers) and vitamins, band-aids
  • Passport(make copies of your passort and keep them seperate) 
  • travel documentation
  • Bathing suit/Bathing suit cover up
  • Water socks
  • Sunscreen/Sunglasses, a hat and other protective wear
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Lightweight pants/Jeans
  • A light jacket or sweater
  • Socks
  • Heavier footwear
  • Camera
  • Sundresses
  • Sandals or sneakers
  • Camera and accessories (batteries, film, etc.)
  • Binoculars
  • Foreign-language phrase book or dictionary
  • Maps
  • guidebooks
  • water container(stay hydrated)
  • Extra glasses or contact lenses
  • Foreign currency
  • umbrella
  • tissue(some bathrooms in public areas are not stocked)
  • Reading material
  • This is not an extensive but it does give you some guidelines on items you need to bring.  Feel free to add additional items in the comment section.

    Visit a place where Paul Reasoned

    September 13, 2008 Leave a comment

    Mars’ Hill

    On his visit to Athens, Paul gave a speech to the learned men of the city at the Areopagus (Mars’ Hill).

    Mars’ Hill is a prominent site located 140 ft below the Acropolis and in Paul’s day was the meeting place of the main governing body of the city.  While some think that Paul’s appearance here indicates some sort of judicial proceeding, most see the reference as only the location of his preaching (Acts 17).

    This picture and description adapted from bibleplaces.com