Turkey Trip in 2022
It’s now time to release our orientation video for the Turkey trip in 2022, currently scheduled for June 6–18. This video will introduce you to everything you’ll need to know about signing up for the trip, which will require a $500 deposit to save your seat. The final cost (estimated to be $5000, give or take) and other details will be released with registration next month.

There is no low-contact version of our Turkey trip as this tour is not nearly as physically strenuous. There are a few multi-mile hikes that some may have to sit out. You will want to be physically prepared for this trip, especially if you will be more challenged by the physical activity. This study tour is a focus on the New Testament; we’ll examine the context of Revelation in depth, as well as the ministry of Paul.

GTI, our travel agency for the trips, will be handling registration and payment. The orientation is almost an hour long, but it is designed to be informative and comprehensive; if you’re interested in going on the trip, we ask that you watch it in full to make an informed decision.

NOTE: If you are not planning on receiving a COVID vaccine, we do not recommend signing up for any of our study tours at this time; international travel requirements may change, but this is how we are preparing based on the current restrictions and guidelines.
Low-Contact Israel Trip in 2022
There are still seats open for BEMA Israel “Low Contact” 2022.

Please make sure you watch our orientation video BEFORE registering.

NOTE: If you are not planning on receiving a COVID vaccine, we do not recommend signing up for any of our study tours at this time; international travel requirements may change, but this is how we are preparing based on the current restrictions and guidelines.
Full-Contact Israel Trip in 2022
The dates for this trip are currently scheduled for July 31 – August 13, 2022. We expect to have more information to share in September for this trip.
What’s Happening Around the Globe?
BEMA Sandy Springs
This is BEMA Sandy Springs in the area of Atlanta, Georgia.

Like so many groups, they moved their discussion online for the last year and a half. We know this has been the experience for so many of us and we thought it would be fun to share some of the ways they have grown together in spite of the challenges.

“Our discussion group greatly appreciates how you’ve taught us and many others to explore the Bible from a Jewish/eastern perspective (no doctorate necessary). This fresh look at a book so many of us have read before opened the door to amazing lessons and viewpoints, reminding us just how amazing and expansive God’s narrative can be. BEMA’s emphasis on critical thinking, cultural context, and textual knowledge has been a wonderful tool for God to educate, correct, and inspire. From “Trusting the Story” to “Empire vs Shalom” to Jesus’s copious and insightful remezim, and then moving toward the early church movement, going through church history up to today, it’s been quite the ride (though some of our members have plenty left to go). We’re currently on Episode 70. Your planned material may be done, but we eagerly await what’s in store for BEMA Session 6 and beyond.
Andrew

“The BEMA Podcast represents a complete shift in my approach to the scriptures. It has challenged and equipped me to pay attention to the words I’m reading, especially the very Jewish context. Coupled with the discussion groups, I have been called higher in my study of the Bible.”
–Pierre

“BEMA has done a wonderful job of teaching me and many others how to explore the Bible from the perspective of the Hebrew people, for whom it was originally written to. Not only has this podcast taught me how to think more critically about God’s biblical narrative, it has exposed me to the cultural context and textual knowledge so often missed in my own readings. If you want to view the Bible as the living, breathing source of God’s word that it is, I cannot recommend BEMA more.
–Daniel
DATES OF INTEREST
Marty or Brent may be coming to your neck of the woods. Reach out via the contact button at the bottom of this email and see if there is some time you can meet up with them or attend an event. If more information is available, we will include it below.

JULY 12–15: Association of College Ministries E4 Conference
JULY 18: Live Q&A at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET on BEMA’s Facebook
JULY 23–25: Weekend conference at Rise Church in Indianapolis

AUGUST 1: Marty preaching at UCC in Burnet Woods Park
AUGUST 2: Marty in Louisville, KY
AUGUST 3–4: Marty in Bloomington, IN
AUGUST 5: Marty in Kokomo, IN
AUGUST 6: Marty in South Bend, IN
AUGUST 7: Marty in Ft. Wayne, IN
AUGUST 8: Marty in Toledo, OH
AUGUST 10: Marty in Cleveland, OH
AUGUST 11: Marty in Dayton, OH
AUGUST 24: Live Q&A at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET on Marty’s Instagram
AUGUST 29: Group Facilitator Meeting at 3 pm ET / 7 pm UTC

SEPTEMBER 7–8: Rosh Hashanah
SEPTEMBER 15–16: Yom Kippur
SEPTEMBER 20–21: Marty at Christ Fellowship in Kingsport, TN
SEPTEMBER 20–27: Sukkot
LATEST VIDEOS
We want to begin sharing links to the latest videos Marty is producing for those of you who don’t subscribe to his YouTube channel. (But please subscribe!)


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