Day 1, Monday(12:30PM-5PM/8:30PM*)
Day 2, Tuesday, (9AM-5PM)
Day 3, Wednesday, (9AM-4PM)
Senior Pastor of Crossroads Bible Church (Grand Rapids, MI), trip leader to Bible Lands, studied at Jerusalem University College.
Children’s Director of Crossroads Bible Church (Grand Rapids, MI), trip leader to Bible Lands, studied at Jerusalem University College.
Founder of Great Commission Bible Institute and Christian Travel Study Program, trip leader to Israel, Turkey, Greece, and Italy, studied at Hebrew University, Ecole Biblique, and Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies.
Campus Ministry Grand Valley State University, Conference Worship Leader, trip leader to Israel, studied at Jerusalem University College.
Founding Pastor of Brick City Church (Ocala, FL), speaker, writer, facilitates study trips to Israel and Turkey.
Co-Founder and Executive Director of Preserving Bible Times, author of nine books on biblical context, trip leader to Israel and Italy.
Founder and Executive Director of Walking The Text, author of “Make Your Mark,” trip leader to Israel and Turkey, studied at Jerusalem University College.
The Institute of Biblical Context’s (IBC) vision is to preserve and present biblical truth and meaning through integrating the biblical text with its visual, geographical, literary, historical and cultural context. The Institute’s approach utilizes an expert faculty gathered in one place at one time to share their respective areas of expertise – favorite contextual tools, frameworks and resources – as well as their unique thematic insights into the context of God’s Word. IBC’s purpose is to allow the Scriptures to increasingly come alive in fresh and new ways for pulpit and pew. Distinctives of an IBC Conference include:
ABOUT BIBLICAL CONTEXT
For the words of Scripture to be transformational, they need to be heard and understood as the biblical writers intended them to be. The Bible writers conveyed precise meanings through their words, idioms, sites, names and images used. They assumed their audience would know what they were describing, together with its intended meaning. To more fully appreciate that meaning, a passage’s context needs to be restored in order to (re)discover the transformational impact originally intended by the Holy Spirit.
The Institute of Biblical Context is a Ministry Affiliate of Preserving Bible Times