the early church comes to life
Save the date: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed this trip to 2021.
“In Israel, we experience where Jesus and his disciples walked. In Turkey, we encounter the spread of the gospel and the birth of Paul’s missionary church.” – Dudley Callison, President of T Bar M
Come join us on this 10-day adventure. There will be lots of beautiful sites, lots of early church history to unfold and lots of fun to be had along the journey. Be ready to be active for we will have 2-4 miles of walking everyday and some days we will adventure off the beaten path.
Land Price: $2700 per person, double-occupancy / single-occupancy additional $400
Air Price: $1200 per person from Austin/San Antonio
Group Size: 20 participants
Registration opens February 1st!
- 7 Churches of Revelation Tour
- Ancient City of Ephesus
- Ruins of Laodicea
- Grand Bazaar
- Visit the church in Philadelphia
- Old city including Hagia Sophia
What we know today as the country of Turkey was the epicenter of Christianity for 1,000 years. In scripture it is called Asia Minor. When the believers were scattered among the nations in Acts 8, John the Apostle took Jesus’ mother, Mary, and went there. Paul came from a small town in Turkey, and he planted churches all through the region on his missionary journeys. All seven churches listed in Revelation 2 and 3 are located along the west coast of Turkey. Yet, in the last 500 years, Christianity almost completely disappeared from the region.
Come with us to experience some of the most amazing Biblical sites of the earliest forms of church, and learn what the church has become in that place today. We’ll stand in the amphitheater in Ephesus where Paul preached the gospel boldly. We’ll walk through the Hagia Sophia church in Istanbul where Byzantine Christianity called home. We’ll stand in the place of all seven churches of Revelation, studying what God said to them at that time and what it means for us today. We’ll join a modern International church for worship and hear testimonies of what it means to follow Christ in Turkey today. This will be a small tour to allow for ease of movement and transportation. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to follow Christ as the early disciples did in the spread of the New Testament church.