encounter israel

October 1–11, 2019

Remember the Real Encounters series? Did it put a new spark in your heart for travel and adventure? If so, Encounter Israel might be for you.

The Encounter Israel trips are a journey to "ground zero" of the Bible. Trip-goers will visit Bethlehem, the Jordan River, the Sea of Galilee and Jerusalem, as well as historic Old Testament locations from the stories of Abraham, Moses, Elijah and David. Participants will see and be able to contextualize the stories from the Bible. Daily teachings will challenge you to examine and grow in your own spirituality.

It's important to understand that Encounter Israel is not meant to be a vacation or a fun tour trip. It's an opportunity to push your spiritual boundaries. It will be an investment of your time, your money, and your energy.

This is an opportunity to join other Crossroads team members in a different kind of spiritual journey. In addition, you’ll engage in the following:

  • Reflect on the teachings of the Bible and the life of Jesus
  • Worship God in his own backyard
  • Grow in community with others who are serious about their spiritual growth
  • Set off on a new spiritual trajectory in your life

Finally, you can be certain of one key outcome of Encounter Israel. God will be asking, challenging, and expecting you to take your life in a bold new direction. You will be challenged to live with intentionality as a committed disciple of Jesus.

Trip dates: October 1–11, 2019

Trip cost (Not including airfare): 

Per Person Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
$3,315 $4,370
Sign up here

Trip capacity will be set at 50. Signups on a first come first serve basis.

Airfare costs vary, but may be around $1,800 per person. Travelers are all expected to make their own air reservations. We recommend Kim Collings, at Provident Travel, for travel to and from Tel Aviv.

Kim Collings (Provident Travel)
513-871-0103 or 800-218-9097


Encounter Israel is not a traditional GO Trip. Participants will NOT be able to fundraise through crossroads.net and spending for the trip will NOT be tax deductible.

Need more information before registering for the trip?

There will be two one hour information sessions held in Oakley in Meeting Room D. Saturday May 11th at 3pm and Sunday June 2 at 1pm.


Send them to EncounterIsrael@crossroads.net.