Austria … Slovenia … Croatia
11 Days: November 30 – December 10, 2019
Hosted by: Tim Hetzner, President / CEO, Lutheran Church Charities
Since the Middle Ages, December in Central Europe means Advent Markets, where for centuries local craftsmen have expressed the message of Christmas in traditional handcrafts and decorations. From major cities to small villages, the markets attract locals and visitors alike, coming together to share in the anticipation of Advent. Join me in a trip, which explores the customs and traditions of this most important Christian celebration, where the magic of Christmas comes alive once more against the backdrop of the Alps.
Join Tim Hetzner of Lutheran
Church Charities to Discover the
Land where Jesus Walked while
Studying what Jesus Taught and Did
13 Days | February 3 – 15, 2019
Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Tiberias, Caesarea-by-the-Sea, Masada, Mt. Nebo, Jericho, Bethany Beyond The Jordan, Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash, Bethany (Four Homes of Mercy)
Dear Friends in Jesus,
Join me on this specially designed Biblical Study Journey tailored for those who want to go and walk where Jesus walked and not go inside of every church! Smell the air, see the land, feel the atmosphere where Jesus did his teaching and read the stories in their settings of where they happened. This is a Spiritual Journey. Explore the Fifth Gospel – the Land.
Through visits to the scriptural sites, enriching experiences, prayer and reflection, we will deepen our appreciation of and gain new insights into the land, its people, culture and life, as well as the political and religious milieu from our Lord’s time to the present age.
Consider joining me on my 30th visit to the Middle East where I have been leading Biblical Study Journeys for the last 35 years. Space will be limited to 25 people. Please make your reservations as soon as possible – first come basis. Only those interested in studying the Bible and being on a spiritual pilgrimage should sign up.
Tim Hetzner, President/CEO
Lutheran Church Charities
K9 Ministries and Disaster Response
Founder of WORD Biblical Studies
Hope-Full Living Cruise
Port Canaveral, Florida – CocoCay &
4 Nights: February 24 – 28, 2020
Join us for a fun and relaxing time of Christian fellowship on this retreat at sea for adults of any age. You will enjoy Humorist Dr. Rich Bimler who will use wit and wisdom to share helpful insights on hope-full living and spiritual growth as we celebrate our vision for 2020!
Join Lutheran Church Charities President / CEO Tim Hetzner as he travels throughout Germany and takes you through the Lutheran Heritage
from May 10 - 20, 2020.
During the Thirty Years War the deadly plague raged throughout Europe, until in 1633 it reached even the tiny Alpine village of Oberammergau. During the next six months, so many villagers died of the Black Death, that the townspeople took a solemn Vow – if God would release them from the plague, they would perform once every ten years the story of the Passion of Christ. From the moment the Vow was taken, no one else in the village succumbed to the plague and so the first Passion Play was performed in 1634.
What began as a single performance in the churchyard has developed over 380 years into a masterpiece of theater and music, with all the villagers involved either on stage or behind the scenes. For the Oberammergauers, the Passion Play is a labor of love and the Vow still has real meaning in their lives. And so they are now preparing for the Passion Play of 2020.