Study Programs
For individuals and groups wanting to go beyond a pilgrimage program, St George’s College offers a range of more challenging study programs as well as facilities for research. Many of these programs can gain academic credit at colleges, seminaries, and universities, or points for continuing education and professional development requirements. We welcome scholars who wish to use our library or work with the archaeological materials from Tel Dothan in the Benshoof Cistern Museum.

During the tour you will explore some of the key biblical landscapes to the east of the Jordan River, including the lands of Moab, Edom, and Midian. The Jordan study tour is intended as an add-on to our other programmes, but can also be taken as a stand-alone module.

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Aims of the Course:

You should expect your faith to be transformed and renewed as you make your pilgrim journey through the Holy Land. We will learn together, pray together, and worship together as we go.

During the course our academic staff and chaplain will enable you to:

  • Visit key biblical sites from the Old and New Testaments
  • Understand better the historical contexts and cultures in which Biblical stories took place.
  • To integrate contextual biblical study with theological and spiritual reflection
  • To encounter the roots and traditions of the Christian faith
  • To begin to understand some of the contemporary issues in Israel and Palestine
  • To relate our experiences to our lives and ministries in our home contexts.
  • To relate our experiences to our lives and ministries in our home contexts.

 

Content of the Course:

While the details of every programme vary depending on local circumstances and date, we would typically visit the following places during the course:

  • Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the ‘Promised Land’.
  • Wadi Rum (jeep tour).
  • Petra, the capital of the Nabatean kingdom.
  • Madaba, where the oldest surviving map of the Holy Land is preserved.
  • Jerash (ancient Gerasa), one of the cities of the Decapolis.
  • Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John baptized (John 1.28) and to where Jesus once fled (John 10.40).

 

Please refer to our course registration section for a list of the dates for this course. If you would like to discuss this course further do please contact us

Dates and Fees