What is A Pastors' Familiarization Tour

A Pastors’ Familiarization Tour, or FAM for short, is a heavily discounted tour exclusively designed for pastors, administrators, and church or ministry leaders to learn about what Stephen’s Gate Tours can offer them.  For pastors who have not been to the Holy Land yet, it is a great opportunity to experience Israel and walk in the areas that they have studied for years.  Take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, walk through Old City Jerusalem.  You will experience this with other Christian leaders who are veterans at leading tours who can answer questions and offer advice.  They will lead on location Bible studies. You’ll discover how to run a successful tour.

For the pastor who has led tours to Israel, it’s the opportunity to see how we do things on the ground.  For all who attend it’s an opportunity to spend time in the Holy Land with other believers fellowshipping, discussing the sights, and experiencing the Word of God. Proverbs 27:17

The price  includes nonstop air from New York/Newark*,  6 night/7 day tour in Israel,  hotel stays, guided tour with admissions, transportation, breakfast & dinner daily, gratuities, and more.  Two people per church are allowed to attend.  If your church  returns to Israel with us within 2 years of the trip with a group of 15 or more people, the pastor will receive 50% of his trip cost back  – one per church.*

*air add-on from other locations can be added to the trip at additional cost. 50% cost back does not necessarily include extra cost from flying from alternative destination. The FAM can be purchased without air. In this case, the  price will be adjusted accordingly and provide you with the parameters to meet up in Israel. Further restrictions may apply, please contact before purchasing air.

Who Can Attend

Stephen’s Gate Tours is inviting one pastor, assistant pastor, worship leader, administration personnel, or ministry leader from your church or one President or administrative person from your organization or ministry with one companion (feel free to invite your spouse, assistant pastor, worship leader, or whoever you want) to come with you on this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the Holy Land with our president Johanna Green and an experienced guide.