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The Footsteps of Paul Experience

God Experience Ministries

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:30 AM - Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM (PDT)

The Footsteps of Paul Experience

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Non-Refundable Deposit Jun 6, 2019 $850.00 $43.45
Regular Payment Jun 6, 2019 $500.00 $25.99
Full Balance Payment Jun 6, 2019 $2,000.00 $77.95
Full Trip Payment Jun 6, 2019 $2,850.00 $103.45

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TheFootsteps of Paul Experience

A Spiritual Adventure in Turkey and Greece

May 15-30, 2019

“The Footsteps of Paul Experience” is a unique two-week journey across Turkey and Greece, from Antioch to Corinth. We travel the ancient routes by which the Apostle Paul brought the Good News of Jesus to Jews and Gentiles on his three missionary journeys. This is not a tour and we are not a tour company. This is a Christian pilgrimage in the historical places where Paul and his disciples actually carried out their mission. We travel as an extended family on a spiritual journey together.

Each day will begin with time for prayer and Scripture reading based on our itinerary that day. We will visit the sites with the greatest historical significance that illuminate the biblical account of Paul’s life. At each site we will offer an overview of the history and archaeology and then conclude with a time of biblical reflection, sharing, and prayer. In the evenings there will be opportunities for worship, teaching, processing in small groups, and free time.

The group is limited to 22 people so we can move efficiently, get to know each other on a deeper level, and share a spiritual experience. We will be traveling in passenger vans, averaging about three hours of driving per day, traversing beautiful country and exploring breathtaking ancient sites. We will eat our lunches along the way, our dinners will consist of local cuisine from our favorite restaurants, and each night we will stay in small boutique hotels with rich cultural and historical ambiance, including four nights on the Mediterranean.

To prepare for the trip participants should read two books, The Apostle: A Life of Paul, by John Pollack and A Week in the Life of Corinth by Ben Witherington III. These will help to connect the narrative of Acts with the content of Paul’s letters, as well as giving the participants a closer look at the Greco-Roman culture into which Paul brought the Good News of Jesus. You will also receive a trip handbook with maps, plans, charts, and site reconstructions, which will become your reference guide for the trip. This handbook includes reflection questions on key Scriptures related to the sites we will be visiting and space for prayer journaling each day.

Our trip leader is Bob Rognlien, a pastor, teacher and guide with 30 years’ experience. Bob first traveled in Greece and Turkey at the age of 21 and then lived in Jerusalem where he conducted post-graduate studies in New Testament archaeology and sociology. Bob and his wife Pam have been leading trips like this in the Middle East for over 25 years. The cost of the trip is $2850 per person, not including airfare to Hatay, Turkey and return from Athens. This does include all your meals and expenses during the trip.

Again, this is not a tour, it is a spiritual pilgrimage. Our goal is to experience some of what Paul and his disciples experienced as they followed Jesus and extended his Kingdom movement. Many people who have taken this kind of journey with us over the last 25 years have called it the trip of a lifetime. It is certainly an unforgettable experience that will profoundly shape your reading of Acts and the Letters of Paul. If you are interested in joining us, contact Bob Rognlien right away at Space is limited, so if you are feeling led to join us on this spiritual adventure, send a non-refundable deposit check for $850 made out to "3DM West" and sent to Pam Rognlien, PO Box 7718, Torrance, CA 90504 or you can pay online with a credit card at


The Footsteps of Paul Itinerary

15 days, 2200 miles, 3 hours average driving time per day

Day Zero, Wednesday May 15

Fly in to Hatay, Turkey by 11 AM

Accommodations:Liwan Hotel(2 nights)

Theme: Saul’s Conversion: The Adventure Begins

Day One, Thursday May 16 (1 hour of driving)

Theme: Saul in Antioch: A New Community and Calling

Visit: Ancient Cave Church of Antioch, Hatay Archaeological Museum, Harbor of Seleucia Peria

Day Two, Friday May 17 (3.5 hours of driving)

Antioch to Roman Road in Cilicia: 3 hours

Roman Road to Tarsus: .5 hour

Accommodations: Elif Hatun Konagi

Theme: Saul’s Hometown: Doing It Alone

Visit: Roman Road, St. Paul’s Well, Ancient Shop Street

Day Three, Saturday May 18 (7 hours of driving)

Tarsus to Anemurium (Anamur): 4 hours

Anemurium to Side: 3 hours

Accommodations: Yali Hotel

Theme: First Missionary Journey: Paul’s Call to the Gentiles

Visit: Ancient ruins of Side

Day Four, Sunday May 19 (3 hours of driving)

Side to Perga (Aksu):  1 hour

Perga to Egirdir: 2 hours

Accommodations: Nis Otel

Visit: Ancient Perga

Day Five, Monday May 20 (3 hours of driving)

Egirdir to Pisidian Antioch (Yalvac): .5 hours

Pisidian Antioch to Iconium (Konya): 2.5 hours

Accommodations: Konya Dervish Otel

Theme: Paul and Barnabas in Galatia: Gospel Takes Root

Visit: Ruins of ancient Pisidian Antioch

Day Six, Tuesday May 21 (2 hours of driving)

Iconium to Lystra (Hatunsaray): 2 hour round trip

Accommodations: Konya Dervish Otel

Theme: Paul and Barnabas in Lystra: Overcoming Kingdom Opposition

Visit: Unexcavated ruins of Lystra, Konya Archaeological Museum, Mevlana Mosque

Day Seven, Wednesday May 22 (5.5 hours of driving)

Iconium to Laodicea: 5 hour drive

Laodicea to Hierapolis (Pamukkale):  .5 hour drive

Accommodations: Venus Suites

Theme: Paul Multiplies Leaders: Making Disciples Who Can Make Disciples

Visit: Unexcavated site of Colossae, ruins of Laodicea

Day Eight, Thursday May 23 (3 hours of driving)

Pamukkale to Ephesus (Selcuk): 3 hour drive

Theme: Third Missionary Journey: Paul Establishes a Base for Breakthrough

Accommodations:Hotel Nilya

Visit: The ancient city of Ephesus, Temple of Artemis

Day Nine, Friday May 24 (2 hours of driving)

Ephesus to Cesme: 2 hours

Accommodations:City Point Boutique Hotel   

Theme: Second Missionary Journey: Paul Does What the Spirit is Doing

Visit: Ephesus Archaeological Museum, Basilica of St John the Theologian

Ferry from Cesme to Greek island of Chios (1 hr sailing)

Day Ten, Saturday May 25

Ferry from Chios to Neapolis (Kavala) (12 hours sailing)

Stay in Philippi (Krenides)

Accommodations: Old Town Inn

Theme: Paul’s Macedonian Call: New Territory

Day Eleven, Sunday May 26 (3.5 hours of driving)

Philippi to Royal Tomb (Vergina): 2.5 hours

Vergina to Platamon: 1 hour

Accommodation: Kymata Hotel

Theme: Paul & Silas in Philippi: Power Perfected in Weakness

Visit: Ruins of Philippi, Lydia’s baptism site, Royal Tombs of Philip Museum

Day Twelve, Monday May 27 (4 hours of driving)

Platamon to Athens: 4 hours

Overnight in Athens

Accommodations: Hotel Fresh

Theme: Paul in the Areopagus: All Things to All People

Visit: Agora, Areopagus, Acropolis and Parthenon

Day Thirteen, Tuesday May 28 (1.5 hours of driving)

Visit: Athens Archaeological Museum

Athens to Corinth Canal, Cenchrea, Diolkos, Lechion

Accommodations: Enalio Suites

Theme: Paul in Corinth: Deploying Disciples

Day Fourteen, Wednesday May 29 (1.5 hour of driving)

Visit: ruins of Corinth, Acrocorinth

Accommodations: Enalio Suites

Theme: Paul in Corinth: Finishing the Race

Day Fifteen, Thursday May 30 (1.5 hour of driving)

Corinth to Airport: 1 hour

Depart from Athens for home!


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Turkey and Greece: Antioch to Corinth


Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:30 AM - Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM (PDT)

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