Visiting the Holy Land: The Ministry of Jesus, Yesterday and Today, November 8-18, 2011
Peace Lutheran Church
November 8-18, 2011 11 Days
November 8-18, 2011
Hosted by Skip Cornett
Tour Mission Statement
Peace Lutheran Church has a rich tradition of mission trips at different sites around the United States, and in Bolivia. This trip to Israel and the Palestinian territory is a continuation of that tra- dition. We will learn about where Jesus walked as we visit the historic sites. We will also learn about where Jesus walks today, through the ministries of Lutheran, Roman Catholic and Orthodox communities. We will focus especially on the work of Palestinian Lutherans and the educational ministries they are developing in the Palestinian territory. The Christian population in Israel and the Palestinian territory is declining. Nevertheless, Palestinian Lutherans, with the support of the global Lutheran community, is conducting a strong and vital ministry with the Palestinian people.
This trip is hosted by Skip Cornett, Director of Continuing Educa- tion at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and Chair of the Southern Ohio Synod Middle East Task Force. Skip also recently concluded graduate studies in political sci- ence at Virginia Tech and wrote his MA thesis on the problem of Israeli settlements in the West Bank Palestinian terri- tory. He currently serves as a Midwest grassroots organizer for Churches for Middle East Peace out of Washington, D.C.