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.
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!
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!
The Garden Tomb in Jerusalem is the best place in the world to remember the world's most important story. It's also a great place to ask the question … Is the story true? Here's why Pastor Andy Cook says we can know the resurrection of Jesus actually happened!