Experience Israel

We invite you to join us, current and former BSF class members, family and friends, 16 or older, for a trip of a lifetime. With Bible Study Fellowship, you will experience a life-transforming journey as you are immersed in the sights, culture, and breathtaking landscapes of the Holy Land!

The Bible will come alive in ways you never thought possible; and your daily walk, prayer life, and understanding of Scripture will be forever changed.

BSF has partnered with MorningStar Transformational Tours to provide the best travel experience. As MorningStar organizes trip details, you can enjoy world-class theological teaching and hospitality by BSF trip leaders and hosts.

“I rejoice with those who said to me ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’ Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem.”

– Psalm 122: 1-2

Trip Information

For information about trip pricing, itinerary and other specifics, click the tour information buttons below.

April 6-17, 2021 (waitlist only)

May 3-15, 2021 (waitlist only)

Dr. Carl Laney

After graduating from the University of Oregon, Dr. Laney received his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Western Seminary, followed by his Doctorate of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He recently retired from serving as a Bible teacher at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon after 40 years.

Dr. Laney has a heart for the Land of the Bible and has spent several summers in Israel studying, teaching and participating in archaeological excavations. He has also hosted a number of Holy Land study tours for seminary students. He enjoys teaching Bible classes and specializes in courses dealing with the historical, geographical and cultural backgrounds of the Bible.

June 8-20, 2021 (waitlist only)

October 3-15, 2021 (waitlist only)

Dr. John Hannah

John Hannah has served at Dallas Theological Seminary for over forty years, a career that has expanded to numerous conferences in churches nationally and internationally. He is the Distinguished Professor of Historical Theology and Research Professor of Theological Studies. In addition, he has authored several books including The Glory of God, Uncommon Union, Dallas Theological Seminary and American Evangelicalism, Pictorical Guide(s) to Church History, Our Legacy:The History of Christian Doctrine, The Epistle of Christian Certainty: I, II, III John, and Invitation to Church History (2 vols). He is active in his local church teaching in the adult education program.

Dr. and Mrs. Hannah have been leading tours to Israel for over thirty years and some fifty tours. He has been associated with BSF since the early 1990s, teaching in various institutes and conferences, as well as currently writing materials for BSF teaching leaders.

October 19-31, 2021 (waitlist only)

Dr. Mark Strauss

Dr. Mark Strauss is an American biblical scholar and professor of the New Testament at Bethel Seminary San Diego. His areas of expertise include New Testament Gospels and Bible translation.

Strauss earned his B.A. from Westmont College, his M.Div and Th.M. from Talbot School of Theology, and his Ph.D. in New Testament from University of Aberdeen.
Prior to joining the faculty at Bethel Seminary in 1993, Strauss taught at Biola University, Christian Heritage College, and Talbot School of Theology. He has also served on the Committee on Bible Translation for the New International Version since 2005.

November 2-13, 2021

Dr. Garth Bolinder

Garth T. Bolinder was born in Englewood, New Jersey and graduated from Wheaton College. He attended Gordon-Conwell for two years before transferring to North Park Seminary, where he completed his Master of Divinity degree. He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell. Having served as lead pastor in several Evangelical Covenant churches, Dr. Bolinder presently serves as the Superintendent of the Midsouth Conference of the ECC.

Dr. Bolinder is on the board of Bible Study Fellowship and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has written many articles, co-authored several books, led mission teams and led several study-tours to Israel. Garth and his wife Dixie have two adult daughters and four grandchildren. 

Why Israel?

Mark, Harrison & Jennifer


“W ords can’t effectively describe the life changing impact of our visit to the Holy Land; we experienced the Bible in “4D” and grew closer to God while building relationships.”

God took my high expectations for this trip and turned them into mountain top experiences each day! You will leave a part of your heart behind and take a part of Israel home with you in your heart.”

“This trip is the best way to see Israel in the context of the Bible and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to visit.”

Mark & Lyn


“I srael has always been on our ‘to visit list.’  It was such a pleasant surprise when our wait list for the March 2019 trip became available. This trip truly brought the bible to life. 

We went with hearts full of expectation and God was there to meet every one of them and more.  He showed us His direction as we opened our hearts to Him.

We have had the best of memories to take back with us and look forward to returning to the Holy Land again in the years to come.”

Morris & Muffin


“V isiting Israel with Bible Study Fellowship made the Bible and it’s characters come alive to me. It was amazing to be in the Holy Land and have a theologian explain the significance of each location. 

We walked where Jesus literally walked and discovered places we had only read about. I have a deeper appreciation of my Bible study now that I have been there to see it with my own eyes.  One of the unexpected highlights was making new friends as we shared meals and spent time together during the tour.”

Updates and News

Susie Rowan

BSF Executive Director

“It’s something I wish every Christian could experience. Your heart really does just soar. You remember the promise that God has given us, that the feet of Jesus are going to stand on the Mount of Olives and you’re standing there. It’s pretty powerful, pretty emotional.”

Questions? Just Ask

Phone: (972) 690-0092 

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM

June – August Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 AM – 5 PM, Friday 8 AM – 12 PM

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