• Israel Study Tour - Brad Gray

    May 8 - 22, 2015
    Brad Gray
  • Israel Study Tour with Todd Schenck

    May 11 - 22, 2015
    Todd Schenck

    Todd Schenck is the Bible department chair and teacher at NorthPointe Christian High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, his master’s degree from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Todd has also completed coursework and fieldwork at Jerusalem University College. As journalism major at Butler, Todd learned to ask the right questions and dig for revealing answers. He has directed this ability toward the study of the text and world of the Scripture. Todd is excited at the opportunity to lead in the Word and the Walk through the Land of Promise.


    The Word and the Walk through the Land of Promise

    Our journey will not be an ordinary site seeing tour, but a unique opportunity to take the path less traveled and explore out of the way places that will open your eyes to the people and events of the Bible. The tour will be physically demanding and spiritually rewarding as we explore sites that will enliven the text of Scripture. This is a journey that will impact your life as you walk the land of promise and witness the words of the Bible jump from the page.


  • Israel In Depth - Pastor Couch

    May 16 - 29, 2015
    Pastor Aaron Couch
  • Israel-Jordan Tour with Wyn Laidig

    June 13 - 29, 2015
    Wyn Laidig

    Wyn is the leader and teacher on this study trip. His passion for the Word of God and for the Jewish roots of our faith is truly contagious. Expect to be blessed beyond measure!

    This is a very physical trip designed for those who are in good physical condition and want to experience God in an all new way…through Eastern eyes!


    This trip is open to anyone, but is organized for “The Gathering Place of Northern Indiana”, a Messianic fellowship of believers who desire to pattern their lives after God’s commands contained in both the “Old Testament” and “New Testament”. 

    Expect a rewarding and challenging teaching trip – physically, mentally, and spiritually.  It is a 17-day learning experience with 16 nights and 15 full days in Israel and Jordan. We’ll pack more into these 17 days then most tours will do in 3 or 4 weeks, and we’ll do it in a non-traditional way. Sometimes, this means avoiding traditional tourist sites, and instead exploring off-the-beaten-path locations in order to help us experience a truer picture of the life and culture in Biblical times.


    For more information, see




    Wyn Laidig, President

    Laidig Systems, Inc.

    (574) 256-0204 ext 239

    Mobile: (574) 210-5391

  • Legacy Path Tour

    June 22 - July 3, 2015
    Brian Haynes


    Legacy Path :


    The Israel Experience

    "Thus says the Lord: Stand by the roads and look and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it and find rest for your souls."

    – Jeremiah 6:16

    Heritage, influence, purpose, and legacy.

    These ideas were hard wired into the hearts of men and women by the Lord alone. Join me as we walk the ancient paths of our Christian heritage seeking to understand the roots of our Christian faith. Discover the places of influence where God placed people of the Bible like Abraham, Samson, Hezekiah, and David. Traverse the hills of Galilee and connect with the life and ministry of Jesus and his disciples. Travel the streets of Jerusalem and contemplate the legacy of faith beginning with Abraham and fulfilled in the resurrection of Christ extending into your life. Understand the grander purposes of God as they are revealed in the history, archaeology, geography, and culture of the Scriptures. As we experience Israel with the Biblical text as our guide, open your eyes to understand the Scriptures through its eastern context maybe for the first time. All along the way consider your own faith as you are challenged to understand the paths of God in your own life and to leave a lasting legacy.

  • Israel In Depth with Brent Glossinger

    July 1 - 14, 2015
    Brent Glossinger
  • Turkey Study tour - Brad Gray

    August 9 - 21, 2015
    Brad Gray
  • Israel In Depth-with Marty Solomon

    August 9 - 20, 2015
    Marty Solomon
  • Egypt, Jordan, Israel Study Tour

    September 4 - 19, 2015
    George DeJong

    This Less Strenuous Tour seeks to provide the opportunity to encounter the Biblical story on location.” This Tour involves walking and light hiking approximately 4-6 miles each day, with teaching on site before the Whole group. Our “Less Strenuous Tour”, however, is a trip with options. At certain sites, participants will be able to choose between a more rigorous hiking opportunities or a less vigorous hike. It is highly recommended that each participant prepare physically for this trip.

    Our study trips provide participants with experiences and insights into the culture, geography and history of the land of the Bible. Vital to this is walking the land as Jesus and his talmideds (disciples) did. The followers of Jesus not only learned with their eyes and ears but also with their feet. In so doing they grew into a close knit community. As we learn with our feet, the Word of God grows our perspective in new and exciting ways. Under the Fig Tree study experiences are not the typical “tours” where tourist sites drive the tour. We view our study trip ministry as a message to be experienced, one from which God will seek fruit. Signing on to travel with George will involve going to a variety of key biblical sites along with ones not found on typical tours. Our trip experiences include, the Negev and Judah wilderness, central and southern Jordan (Petra), north and central Galilee, Jerusalem and the old city, as well as traditional and non-traditional sites.

  • Jordan- Israel Leadership Development Study Tour

    September 18 - 26, 2015
    George DeJong

    Lifting your Leadership – “Learning to walk in the Shepherd’s Sandals”

    It is interesting how God evaluates leadership in the Bible – Israel’s prophets, priests and kings are measured as either good or bad shepherds. So strong is the Shepherd metaphor that Jesus describes himself as “The Good Shepherd” and while one may think they know what a shepherd is, few in leadership have spent any time with either an actual shepherd or sheep. On this trip that will change, we will begin to learn to “walk in the Shepherd’s sandals”!


    Our experience begins in the wilderness of Paran, southern Israel, where our study centers on the dramatic contrast between the great shepherd of Egypt, Pharaoh, with that of God’s shepherd, Moses. Then to Petra, Jordan, where we take an in depth look at shepherd leadership firsthand. Early that day participants will be partnered with a shepherd and his flock for an entire day (2 or 3 participants per flock) to “see with our eyes & hear with our ears”. The goal is to discover why the image of shepherd is so distinctive to God and why He so prizes “good” Shepherd leadership. That evening we regroup around a campfire to share and process our experiences and prepare for our study of Israel’s Shepherd Leaders: Aaron the “shepherd” priest, Moses the “shepherd” prophet, and David the “shepherd” king.


    The following day our study continues with climbing Mt. Hor where Israel’s first high priest Aaron was “gathered to his people”. Then north to Mt. Nebo where Israel’s greatest prophet Moses died. The following day will be hiking Wadi Arnon and our study: “Leadership through the Valley of the Shadow”. We travel next to Jerusalem and a study of “a man after God’s heart”; David, the Shepherd king of Israel. Our time culminates on the Mt. of Olives and a study of Jesus where we wrestle with the implications of Good Shepherd’s leadership; the one who lays down his life for his sheep and the implications for our leadership in our homes, churches, and the marketplace

  • Israel Study Tour - Lassanske

    October 12 - 22, 2015
    Dennis & David Lassanske
  • Israel in Depth Study Tour

    October 12 - 20, 2015
    Randy Alonso & Lennie Allen
  • Up to Jerusalem - Israel Tour

    October 16 - 26, 2015
    Jim Showers
  • Your People Shall Be My People

    October 18 - 29, 2015
    Rabbi Thomson
  • Israel/Jordan Study Tour

    October 25 - November 6, 2015
    Bill Geisel
  • Women's Study Tour to Israel

    October 26 - November 5, 2015
    Teri Gabbert
  • Israel/Jordan Study Tour

    November 1 - 13, 2015
    Brandon Hammonds
  • Egypt Jordan Israel

    February 12 - 26, 2016
    George DeJong