In the Light of Jesus: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

March 11 - 23, 2019
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

In the Light of Jesus is planned as a “disciple’s pilgrimage” following in the footsteps of Jesus to not only understand the Gospels and the early church in their historical, geographical, and cultural context, but to also increase our commitment to wholeheartedly respond to His invitation to “Follow Me.” It will focus on visiting New Testament sites in Galilee, along the Jordan Valley, and Jerusalem.


  • Air transportation round trip from Chicago to Tel Aviv.
  • Land transportation via deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach.
  • Accommodations in superior tourist-class to moderate first-class hotels with private facilities.
  • Breakfast and dinner daily.
  • English-speaking tour guide to accompany the group throughout.
  • Sightseeing and admission fees in accordance with the itinerary.
  • Gratuities and taxes on all services, including tips to the tour personnel; and hotel, local government, and estimated airport taxes.
  • Study materials.

Led by Pastor Bill and Lyn Vanden Bosch

Bill and Lyn Vanden BoschBill and Lyn have served more than 38 years in congregational ministry—30 of those years at Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church. They have studied twice in Israel at Jerusalem University College and twice under the leadership of Ray VanderLaan, Director of “In the Dust of the Rabbi” ministries and the teacher of the “That the World May Know” video series. In addition, they have been group leaders 13 times in the Holy Land. They have journeyed to the lands of the Bible (Israel, Turkey, and Greece) a total of 26 times. Bill has a Doctor of Ministry Degree in multicultural ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has done extensive study in spiritual disciplines, most recently participating in a two-year exploration of the disciplines with the Transforming Center under the direction of Ruth Haley Barton, author of Invitation to Solitude and Silence. Lyn has a BA degree in teaching from Calvin College, has led children’s and single parents’ ministries at Oakdale Park Church.

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