Biblical Study Tours of Israel for participants at GAFCON 2018.

Coming to GAFCON?

Shoresh Study Tours is a ministry of Christ Church Jerusalem. We have been serving orthodox Anglicans for over thirty years.

Gafcon Jerusalem

"These tours have enriched me, developed me, nurtured me, encouraged me and given me insight into the life of Jesus."

Archbishop Foley Beach, Anglican Church of North America


"Shoresh is a very powerful tool that gives the Church a means to go back to our Jewish roots. I recommend it for all clergy and others in Christian ministry."

Former Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi, Church of Uganda


"Shoresh Tours has put it all together effectively. I have not found any other organization that does it all so well."

Dr. Allen Ross Professor of Biblical Studies, Beeson Divinity School


"I think the one warning I would give is that once you've come you may well want to come again."

Bishop Neil Lebhar, Anglican Church of North America


"I tell people that actually if you do a Shoresh Study Tour you are in a Bible School on a bus for 8-10 days."

Bishop Kim Seng, Anglican Diocese of Singapore

Tour options

The Life & World of Jesus

Good for first-timers or those who’ve been before but not on an in-depth teaching tour. 

We will trace the life of Jesus from his home in Galilee to Jerusalem, giving particular attention to the First Century Jewish context in which Jesus lived. Our goal is a better understanding of Jesus’ ministry and a better application of His teachings for us today.

Ancient Roots of the Christian Faith

Good for second-timers or first timers in conjunction with The Life & World of Jesus.

We will travel through the land, from desert to mountains, to visit the places where important Biblical events took place, and dig deep into the Scriptures in their original context to learn about God’s faithfulness to His people, in the past, present, and future. The Bible will come to life for us as we explore the Negev, Judea, Samaria and the Shephelah (foothills).

The Life & World of Jesus + Ancient Roots of the Christian Faith

Those who wish can combine these tours, one before and one after the conference, to get a really comprehensive understanding of the Bible in its native context.

Pre-GAFCON ’18 Dates

Post-GAFCON ’18 Dates

We’ll post more details soon.

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