Welcome to Methodist Journeys

“I want the whole Christ for my Savior, the whole Bible for my book, the whole Church for my fellowship and the whole world for my mission field.”

These words of John Wesley guide and direct us to go into the world, to fellowship with other Christians and to bring the whole world closer together through the experience. As Augustine said, “The world is like a book, and those who don’t travel will only read one page.” How can you lead your faith community into new experiences, a greater understanding of the Bible, and a deepening of faith?

 

At Faith Journeys, we strive to offer spiritually based group travel that is true to the faith, and to Methodist history and biblical heritage. From our program consultants to our operations team, our in-house flight specialists to our expert guides, the focus of every journey we plan is the Christian fellowship and spiritual experience of our faith partners. Our attention to detail allows you, as the group leader, the chance to absorb the pilgrimage experience while educating your group, never having to deal with the business end of your travel (hotel check-in/out, finding restaurants, booking visits, translating or logistics).

 

No matter if you are looking for a Bible-based pilgrimage to Israel, Jordan or Greece, a Methodist heritage tour to England, visiting the great Cathedrals of the United Kingdom, or a study on Celtic Christianity in Ireland and Scotland, we are here to help. Through our Methodist Program Specialists, you will find a knowledge base of both church and destination. We work with you to build a pilgrimage itinerary that meets your needs, as custom designed as you require.

 

So, feel free to explore this web-page for a sampling of what we have to offer. If you have an idea or are seeking a destination that you don’t see here, please feel free to contact us and we will work with you to develop exactly what you are looking for to enhance the faith journeys of your community.

Israel Pilgrimage

About Our Team

 

Our team of pilgrimage consultants includes an Methodist Specialist to help guide you through your planning and traveling experience. We also maintain many close relationships with Methodist clergy and conference staff members from across the country who have worked with us and who are great resources for developing and maintaining a culture of pilgrimage to complement your formation offerings.

 

Our National Director of Sales, Darren Herring, worked within the United Methodist Church many years. He has led and worked in music programs and has served as a Worship and Music consultant at the Conference level. He is a specialist in pilgrimage to the United Kingdom and has a local and collegial knowledge of the UK, having both extensive travel experience and working within the British Cathedral system. He is trained in Safe Sanctuary policies and is experienced in working with both adult and youth pilgrims.

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Methodist Journeys to the Holy Land

 

Methodist Journeys helps you to echo the invitation to “Come and See” to your community. From Bethlehem to Nazareth, from Capernaum to Jerusalem, you will be able to walk in the footsteps of Christ. If pilgrimage is truly at the heart of our faith, then visiting Israel should make our hearts beat with even more fervor and excitement.

 

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Methodist Journeys to the United Kingdom

 

From Epworth, Oxford, Bristol and London, a Methodist Heritage journey can open the hearts and minds of your community to the life and times of the Wesley family and the start of the Methodist movement. To visit the homes and places of worship these great leaders preached will warm your heart and spark a renewal of the spirit.

 

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Celtic Christianity

 

The story of the Celtic Christians lies very close to many movements within the modern church. The dedication and deep spirituality of the early church leaders brought about shift in Christian understanding that is still present today. Sites throughout Ireland, Scotland and Northern England echo their former glory as centers for learning and spirituality. From the Isle of Iona, Lindisfarne (Holy Island), to the Wicklow Mountains, the experience of a “thin place” can still be found.

 

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Methodist Journeys to Greece & Turkey

 

A pilgrimage to Greece is a great way for any church to start or complete a study of the letters of the Apostle Paul. Visit to the actual sites of the earliest Christian Churches, can open up new areas for growth and Christian formation. To actually visit Corinth and Thessaloniki after walking the streets of Athens can bring prospective and understanding to our Bible study and lectionary.

 

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Cathedral Residency

 

Each year, church choirs from across the United States spend a week or more serving as the “choir in residency” for cathedrals in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. There are options available for nearly all levels and sizes of choirs to participate in these life-changing and inspiring opportunities.

 

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Other Destinations

 

At Methodist Journeys, we know that there are many religious sites around the world that you feel called to visit. That’s why we have a large number of other itineraries, not shown on this webpage, which you may like to explore. And, as always, we are happy to customize current selections or research and explore new destinations based on your interests.

 

Contact Us

Contact us directly if you have any questions regarding a pilgrimage through the online form or at:

 

info@myfaithjourneys.com