Biblical Study Tours and video-based
Faith Lessons
that bring the land of the Bible to life.
 

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Our study trips provide participants with experiences and insights into the culture, geography and history of the lands of the Bible. In order that as many as possible are able to experience the Lands of the Bible we offer a variety of tours targeted to participants of varying abilities. Our vigorously paced “Out of Egypt” tour involves (when possible) climbing and over-nighting atop Mt. Sinai under the stars. Our “Heart of God” tour is designed with those with special needs and our “Thru the Roof” tour is targeted for those with limited movement.

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George DeJong

George DeJong has served as Senior Pastor of Holland Heights Church in Holland, Michigan since the summer of 1990. In 1998 God ignited a great passion in George as He led him to journey the land of Israel, walking in the footsteps of his Rabbi, Jesus. Since then George has been committed to a deep study of the Text in its Jewish context.

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Biblical Study Tours

Biblical Study Tours that bring the land and lessons of the Bible to life.

“See & Hear” on an upcoming Out of Egypt Biblical Study Trip. This tour tends to be what is considered a vigorous tour where participants can expect to walk 5-8 miles/day. Experience God’s Word and the redemptive story in new and deeper ways as we explore the Pyramids, Valley of the Kings, and climb Sinai. Unless otherwise noted this tour includes climbing and over-nighting under the stars atop St.. Catherine’s, the tallest of peak of the Sinai mountains (there is the option of not climbing and spending the night at the hotel).     “Set your heart” on the lessons of the wilderness where God shapes His people as we visit Petra and climb Mt. Nebo. Share in Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee and savor His great love in his journey to Jerusalem and the cross.

Undergraduate and graduate level credit for this trip is available through Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

Travel provided by GTI Tours.


“See & Hear” on an upcoming Out of Egypt Biblical Study Trip. This tour tends to be what is considered a vigorous tour where participants can expect to walk 5-8 miles/day. Experience God’s Word and the redemptive story in new and deeper ways as we explore the Pyramids, Valley of the Kings, and climb Sinai. Unless otherwise noted this tour includes climbing and over-nighting under the stars atop St.. Catherine’s, the tallest of peak of the Sinai mountains (there is the option of not climbing and spending the night at the hotel).     “Set your heart” on the lessons of the wilderness where God shapes His people as we visit Petra and climb Mt. Nebo. Share in Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee and savor His great love in his journey to Jerusalem and the cross.

Undergraduate and graduate level credit for this trip is available through Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

Travel provided by GTI Tours.


“See & Hear” on an upcoming Out of Egypt Biblical Study Trip. This tour tends to be what is considered a vigorous tour where participants can expect to walk 5-8 miles/day. Experience God’s Word and the redemptive story in new and deeper ways as we explore the Pyramids, Valley of the Kings, and climb Sinai. Unless otherwise noted this tour includes climbing and over-nighting under the stars atop St.. Catherine’s, the tallest of peak of the Sinai mountains (there is the option of not climbing and spending the night at the hotel).     “Set your heart” on the lessons of the wilderness where God shapes His people as we visit Petra and climb Mt. Nebo. Share in Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee and savor His great love in his journey to Jerusalem and the cross.

Undergraduate and graduate level credit for this trip is available through Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

Travel provided by GTI Tours.


The Tour

The Psalmist proclaims: “I will utter the hidden things, things of old… the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord” (Psalm 78). Come with us and explore where so many of these “praiseworthy deeds” were accomplished.  Cruise the lush Nile River, from ancient Luxor to breathtaking Aswan.  Marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza, The Valley of the Kings, and the splendor of Abu Simbel. Fly to Aqaba, Jordan, and embark on a motor coach tour of beautiful Wadi Rum, the tombs at Petra, Mount Nebo, and many more sites.

At Under the Fig Tree Ministries, we always strive to bring you new and exciting experiences. We think we’ve outdone ourselves here! On this tour, we invite you to spend an evening under the stars at Wadi Rum, in an unparalleled “glamping” adventure. What an incredible way to bask in the glory of God’s good creation!

The Under the Fig Tree Difference

Tour companies bring groups to these lands by the busload year-round. So what makes Under the Fig Tree different from all the rest? Fundamentally, it’s this: in all things, we approach the land from a distinctive Biblical perspective. Our leader, pastor and historian George DeJong, has led tours to the Middle East for almost 20 years, and he is highly regarded as a guide and teacher.

George’s study trips provide participants with both wonderful experiences and deep insights into the culture, geography and history of the lands of the Bible. In fact, on his trips, participants are not so much tourists as they are investments. Why? Because what you learn and experience on an Under the Fig Tree trip will make an invaluable impact on your life! As George is fond of saying:

“Come, let’s go!”

* A 3 day in-depth Israel extension is available for this tour

** The Nile Cruise tour is designed as a bus/walking tour, but optional more-aggressive hikes may be available.

 


It was an amazing trip. George’s wisdom and insight, his pastoral heart and passion were encouraging and inspiring.

— Ron

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Wild Places Series

Surprising how and where God nurtures his people. Where we seek to protect and shield; God is not intimidated with “at risk” situations. Whether it’s the “iron-smelting furnace” of Egypt or the “vast and dreadful wilderness” God shapes his people in extraordinary situations and circumstances; C.S. Lewis description is apt: ...

Alijah Series

“Alijah” is Hebrew meaning to ascend or go up. Our Jewish friends will tell you that when they travel to Israel they are doing “Alijah”; they are “going up” to Israel.   Based on the ancient teaching that the center of the world is Israel, the center of Israel - Jerusalem, ...

What’s The Word? Series

In our fast-paced culture, we often rush through our Bible. Too often we emphasize quantity – how much of the Bible we’ve read – instead of focusing on the quality of our time in God’s Word. But the Bible is not a mass-produced art print to be casually hung on ...

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