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2018 In Search of Paul

  • 03 Apr 2018
  • 8:35 PM
  • 19 Apr 2018
  • 6:30 PM
  • Turkey & Greece
  • 2


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Deposit to hold a spot.

A LEAD pilgrimage for rostered leaders and inquiring disciples.

Odyssey: a long journey usually marked by change; an intellectual or spiritual wandering or quest.

Travel with us to the Aegean basin, visit the ancient world of the early church and search for the Paul of the 1st century.

Contemporary Biblical scholars often describe four “Pauls”:
  • The Paul of the autograph letters: Philemon, 1 Thessalonians, Philippians, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, and Romans. 
  • The “Paul” of the pastorals: 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus;. 
  • The “Paul” of Ephesians, Colossians, and 2 Thessalonians. 
  • The “traditional Paul” of Acts. 

Lutherans and other churches of the Reformation may also have a “fifth Paul” - the “Paul” of the 16th century.

How does the “Reformation Paul” equate to the “genuine Paul”? What did Paul mean by: justice, righteousness, salvation, faith, law, and gospel as he wrote to diverse urban people living in the classed slave society of the Roman Empire? What does a 1st century gospel mean in a 21st century context? These are some of the questions we will explore as we travel through the world of the early church focusing on Paul’s autograph letters.

The odyssey has three stages:
  • Preparation - We will enter into an electronic relationship before we leave and prepare ourselves for the pilgrimage. If you do not yet have a Facebook account, set one up so that we can have a Facebook group in which to discuss and share prior to our trip. 
  • Experience - We will journey together as a community where all can feel safe, valued, heard, challenged, enriched, and can experience an encounter with the holy. 
  • Follow up - We will reflect together through electronic and other means to explore how the journey has influenced our faith and ministry.

Come along, and search out the life and faith of the early church.

This event costs $4,290 per person. If you choose to pay with a credit card, the cost will be more due to credit card charges. If you would like a single room, the cost will increase by $940. The $400 deposit is due by October 3rd. The final payment of $3,890 is due by February 8,2018. Smaller payments can be made by contacting Beth - beth@waytolead.org.

The price includes:

  • International flights between Houston – Istanbul – Houston (flights from other cities can be arranged but may change the overall cost)
  • 9 Nights at 3-4 star hotels in Turkey
  • 5 Nights at 3 star hotels in Greece
  • 1 Night at overnight ferry from Athens to Patmos
  • Daily breakfast and 15 dinners
  • Transportation by private A/C bus throughout the tour
  • English speaking, Bible-oriented, professional tour guides throughout the pilgrimage
  • All Entry fees to the sites & museums
  • All tips to the hotel and restaurant staff
  • All tips to the tour guide and driver
  • All service charges & local taxes

The price does not include the following:

  • Turkish Visa Fee ($20 per person for US citizens to be obtained online before departure from USA)
  • Lunches and beverages
  • All personal discretionary expenses; shopping
If you are paying by check, click past the payment screen & mail your check to:
12941 I-45 North Freeway Suite #210
Houston, Tx 77060
(write "In the Search of Paul" on the memo line)

Brochure with map and reading list

12941 I-45 North Freeway, Suite #210

Houston, TX 77060-1243


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