Come Back Home


It was so exciting for me to see so many of my friends and colleagues enjoying the Holy City at the recent GAFCON event in Jerusalem. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter were covered with images of some of my favorite people in some of my favorite places.  

I saw a friend sitting in the exact chair getting a tattoo at the tattoo place I have contemplated getting a tattoo more than a few times. (I chickened out every time!)


Did you love it? I know it was hot, but even still…did you love it? Did you ever imagine the Bible to be as ‘real’ as the stones of the Western Wall? Did you get the sense (as I’ve so often gotten) that you were truly walking in the footsteps of Jesus? Did you leave Jerusalem feeling that you had discovered a second home?

Well, come back home!  Yes, you can come back!  And here is how.

If you are an ordained leader in a congregation, you can come back and bring your people. The tour agency I work with and the guides that I know will make your next experience unforgettable too. The trip is steeply discounted for pastors according to the number of people you bring with you. But more importantly, the trip is incredibly uplifting for those who come. I have come to Israel over two dozen times and have watched and witnessed miracles and blessings happen every time. If you are a pastor, you need to ‘pastor’ your people to the land where it all began. I’ve put together resources to walk you through the process—just contact me.

If you are a lay person, forward this blog to your Rector or pastor and write “Let’s Go!” in the subject line. You know you have been waiting all your life to go to Israel. But you want to go with your pastor. (Tell your pastor to call me!)

Or, come with me!  I have a tour headed to Jerusalem in November that will be a customized trip—unlike any trip I’ve led before. There are some wonderful moments in store. You will not believe what awaits you!

Or, come with us in January of 2019. 

Visit LeaderWorks Travel to learn more about all the places you can go.

Published on

June 28, 2018


David Roseberry

David Roseberry leads the nonprofit ministry, LeaderWorks. He was the founding rector of Christ Church, Plano, Texas, and is the author of many books. He lives in Plano with his wife, Fran.

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