This past weekend I spoke at the “Inside The Middle East Crisis Conference” at The Moody Church in Chicago. Last night, I spoke at Northwoods Community Church in Peoria. At both events, I put out the call for pastors and ministry leaders from all over the world to bring tours to Israel and participate in the Epicenter Conference next May 15-16 at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem. Both events went really well, and several ministry leaders told me they were eager to join us in Jerusalem next May. I was especially eager to speak at Northwoods because Pastor Cal Rychener was the first U.S. pastor to sign up to lead a tour with us to the Epicenter Conference. Thank you, Cal!
It is certainly wonderful any time a pastor leads a tour to Israel and encourages his people to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and walk where Jesus walked. But imagine the extraordinary witness and blessing it would be to Israel if 2,000 to 3,000 followers of Jesus Christ would come together corporately as the Body of Jesus Christ to show unconditional love and unwavering support to the people of Israel at a time when the rest of the world is turning away from the Jewish people. Imagine the message this would send to Israel’s neighbors, and to her enemies, when we come together to demonstrate the love of Christ to the people of the epicenter, in the epicenter. Imagine the impact on the Church that we can have together when a conference like this is webcast live around the world, as well as broadcast on radio and TV. That’s what the next Epicenter Conference is all about.
The Joshua Fund team is praying that 300 people would sign up for one of our specially designed “Prayer & Vision Tours to Israel.” We have a 12-day tour, and a 14-day tour available. We also have a special 7-day tour available for those who may not have the time or funds to come for longer.
At the same time, I am praying that 50 visionary pastors would join The Joshua Fund by bringing at least one bus of 45 to 50 followers of Jesus Christ to the Epicenter Conference. Our authorized Christian tour agency — Inspiration Cruises & Tours — has turn-key trips designed and ready to go. They have different length trips to suit your ministry’s needs. There are also a range of dates you can choose from for your tour, all of which include 2 days at the Epicenter Conference where I will be teaching along with Kay Arthur, Anne Graham Lotz, Pastor Skip Heitzig, Pastor Ray Bentley and others. Please pray about this. And please click below for more information about how you can sign up to lead a tour to Israel and attend the Epicenter Conference next May with your congregation.