Following the Footsteps of Jesus Christ 

10 Day Tour of Israel





Trevecca Nazarene University Alumni & Friends 

March 1 - 10, 2019

$2,775 per person, land only

$1,550 from Nashville (BNA)

TOUR HOST, Dr. Tim Gaines

TOUR HOST, Dr. Tim Gaines


Most of us can probably recall a time when we responded to an invitation and became disciples of Jesus, joining millions of others across the ages who claim Christ as Lord.  There was a day, though, when Jesus called his very first disciples, approached them along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, asked them to drop their nets, and to follow him along a holy pathway.  I write today to invite you to join me on a journey of remembrance, devotion, and discovery as we travel to very places where Christian discipleship was first born and a humble movement began to reshape the world. 

Each step along our journey will be one that carries us further and further into the living story of Scripture, from the village of Jesus’s birth to the river of his baptism - from the synagogues of his youth to the city of his crucifixion and resurrection.  As friends and alumni of Trevecca, we will also draw from our own holiness heritage, exploring together how God’s call to be a holy people has been heard, embodied, and fulfilled in the very places we will stand. 

For this journey, we are pleased to partner with Rev. Dr. David and Elizabeth Sparks of Footstep Ministries, who have decades of experience leading tours through Israel, Greece, Italy, and Turkey.  Having received their guidance on a previous tour, I can attest that we will be in good hands, and that their engaging and good-natured style will be a welcome presence.  

As you consider this opportunity, I hope you will take a moment to recount the time you accepted an invitation to discipleship, and how this trip might renew your commitment to that decision.

Grace and peace,

Rev. Timothy R. Gaines, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor of Religion

Trevecca Nazarene University