Ready to use amazing visual resources in your ministry? ibiblestock.org is for you!

Using video clips and photographs from the land of the Bible can add powerful insight to any sermon or Bible study.

Experience Israel Now has been hosting virtual-tour Bible conferences for years. Now the ministry is sharing its visual resources with pastors, Bible teachers and small-group leaders.

Pastor Andy Cook continues to offer his one-of-a-kind Bible conferences to churches, schools, prisons and businesses. Using a combination of Google Earth videos and a vast library of video shot in Israel, Cook teaches the same lessons in the conferences that he’s developed in two decades of taking groups to Israel.

Now EIN is introducing ibiblestock.org. This web site will offer hundreds of free professional photographs, showcase a sampling of our video clips, and offer how-to tutorials for anyone wanting to use the images in his or her own ministry. While the photographs will be given away, the video-clip library – featuring what might be the largest collection of drone video clips from Israel’s biblical sites – are available for purchase.

And don’t miss the books published by EIN. As Cook likes to say, the land has secrets to share with us … secrets hidden in plain sight. Check out his books today!

Reading the Bible is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions Christians make. It’s so common – and so commonly broken – some make the same resolution every year! Here are seven tips to making this year’s commitment finally stick.

We’ve got a big vision for 2020!

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When pastors, worship leaders, Bible study leaders and others engaged in ministry visit Israel, they come home profoundly changed.

Quite naturally, these ministry leaders share a new passion for the Bible’s message with their congregations, causing a single trip to Israel to impact thousands of people for years to come.

Sadly, only 10 percent of the pastors in America have ever made the trip to the land they reference every week! The reason? It costs too much money.

In the past 20 years, EIN has helped arrange trips for 32 pastors or ministry leaders to visit Israel at no personal cost to themselves. We’d like to increase that number dramatically as a part of our 2020 end-of-the-year fundraising campaign. But that’s just the start!

In 2020, our vision is to invest in ministry leaders in three key ways.

A free resource that could make this Christmas your best ever!

Click on this image to download 25 great ideas to “Finally Find Christmas!”

If you’ve read “Finally Finding Christmas,” you’ve surely connected with the frustration of trying to survive the frenzied and expensive pace of an American Christmas season. Hopefully, you’ve also longed for an opportunity to recover the joy God intended for us to have as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Here’s a brand-new resource from Experience Israel Now that can help you create some of the best Christmas memories you’ve ever known. Just click on this link or the photo above to download the pdf file.

We’d love to know about your Christmas projects, new ideas or inspirational stories. Share them with us!

Four years after Experience Israel Now launched its full-time work on September 1, 2015, there’s a lot to celebrate.

The heart of our ministry remains our one-of-a-kind Bible conferences. Pastor Andy Cook has made nearly 400 presentations in churches, schools, prisons, businesses and small-group Bible studies. Attendance at those events has topped 50,000!

“I thank God every day for the privilege of doing what I love to do, and for all the people who help me do this work.” – Andy Cook

There have also been seven group trips to Israel during that time (306 travelers), two trips to the land of the Bible exclusively for shooting new video, and one mission trip to Zambia.

Two new books have been published and two more have been updated with new editions in the past four years. Pastor Andy has continued to be featured in short spots on the Christian Television Network, in regional conferences with the Friends of Israel and has even been interviewed by National Public Radio.

Want to learn more about our conferences, resources or trips? Explore this web site or contact us today!

EIN founder interviewed on NPR

Pastor Andy Cook, founder of Experience Israel Now, was recently interviewed on National Public Radio for a story on rising tourism in Israel!

To hear the interview (4:25) or read the transcript, click here.

Pastor Andy Cook teaching in Jerusalem earlier this year.

Finding Bethsaida?

Researchers at one of the two potential sites of Bethsaida, originally the home of Simon Peter, Andrew and Philip (John 1:44) believe they’ve nailed down the location by discovering an ancient church.

According to news released this week, the discovery of an Eighth-Century church strengthens the claim their site has to be the birthplace of three of Jesus’ disciples, and the site of many of Jesus’ miracles.

To read more from the Times of Israel, click here.

One of the shortest stories in Matthew’s gospel turns out to be one of the most important.

According to Matthew 16, as Jesus and his disciples pulled their small boat to shore near Magdala, some Pharisees and Sadducees greeted Jesus.

Right off the bat, everyone watching this scene play out must have known trouble was brewing. Normally, when Pharisees and Sadducees met, arguments broke out. Occasionally, blood was spilled. Pharisees and Sadducees got along in those days about as well as Democrats and Republicans co-exist today.

To really set the picture, imagine getting out of your car on a visit to Washington DC. There, waiting arm-in-arm, are President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi! They’re both smiling, and one of them asks if the two of them might have a moment of your time. If that scene doesn’t make you nervous, you’ve not been paying attention to current events! The only thing that would unite Trump and Pelosi – or Pharisees and Sadducees – would be a common enemy!