We are blessed to live in a wonderful era when travel is possible for more of us. In addition, many related resources have been created to help us better understand the story of God's work that will draw us closer to His heart. Travel programs are a big part of what will help you cut through the modern cultural cloud that obscures the real story, offering sound details and indicating to you why the details were important enough to God for Him to share it with us in His Word.
As we travel in Bible lands we constantly ask: “How does standing on this spot help me understand what God communicated better?”
Nothing seems to shake up our assumptions quite like standing in the places where powerful events unfolded, witnessing first-hand where God made Himself known in a profound way. This is especially true when we grasp the richness of the background culture and look more closely at the geographical setting. Travel stretches our minds as we encounter a "feast for our senses." It moves us beyond our comfort zone, and presses us to explore questions we may have never before entertained. With each of our programs, we intentionally include painstakingly researched materials as resources that will help you before, during and after your travels, because we want your experience to spur you to deeper study of God’s Word and a richer understanding of God’s love for the world. These programs aren't made to simply fill your head with details, but rather create in you a greater hunger to follow Him with your whole heart and mind.
On our Christian History tours we ask: “What happened to the Gospel as it moved through the timeline of church history?”
Join us for a "deep dive" into history, archaeology, geography and cultural anthropology while encountering lessons that are credible and well researched. Don't be afraid! Each journey assumes participants are largely new to that region and subject. All that is required is a hunger to learn and an openness to be challenged. CTSP is committed to building educational journeys that expose the world of the Bible and explain the growth and changes in the Christian movement as the message of Jesus spread across the world.
CTSP has three distinct types of travel offerings: "Biblical Study Tours", "History of our Faith Tours" and "Guided Tours":
- The "Study Tours" are typically led by Dr. Randall Smith, our director - and are essentially: "How does standing on this spot help you understand your Bible better?"
- "History of our Faith Tours" go beyond the Biblical world around the Mediterranean and address the history and movement of the Christian faith.
- "Guided Tours" are trips that are planned by our office for group leaders that wish to travel with one of our hand-selected local guides. These are sometimes called "pilgrimage tours".
If you are a group leader, and would like information on how to initiate one of these three travel experiences, call us at the office: 863-382-9603 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Over the many years of our travel and educational services, our office has provided complete travel study programs in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, France, Germany, Lichtenstein, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.