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Unlike any other Bible series to date, the Center for Holy Lands Studies (CHLS) has created Foundations: Lessons in Discipleship from the New Testament Church, a complete digital download Bible study using the ancient sites of Turkey. By focusing on the history of the New Testament, its geographic landscape, the use of language in the biblical text, and cultural truths, CHLS has produced an amazing devotional resource for everyone.

“The Center for Holy Lands Studies (CHLS) has been a ministry within the Assemblies of God for over 10 years,” says Pastor Choco De Jesus, general treasurer of the GA. “Their team has done an outstanding job of taking and teaching the truths of God to over 5,000 people in Bible Lands – and they continue to do so. Now they are bringing Bible Lands home to you!

Amy Flattery, Director of CHLS, says, “Our vision is for all believers to understand the Bible and grow in faith and love for God. Our mission is to equip believers to understand and apply the Bible through its culture, history, land and spirit. Our strategy is to teach believers through Bible-focused study tours, educational and devotional resources, and partnerships with universities and academic institutions. CHLS wants you to experience God through the lands of the Bible, whether you are with us in the countryside or sitting at home on your couch.

“This new devotional and educational resource, Foundations, goes back 2,000 years in the world of the New Testament Church,” says Jeremy Stein, content development and education strategist for CHLS. Their words, actions, and ancient sites serve as a roadmap to better understand the foundations of our faith and how we might grow through devotion and discipleship.

In this special 12-part series, which will be released in August, participants will explore the world of the New Testament, encounter unwavering faith, and grow through devotion and discipleship. Visually, they will visit sites such as Colossi, Didyma, Ephesus, Laodicea, Miletus, Pergamon, Philadelphia, Sardis, Smyrna, and Thyatira, learning lessons from the founders of the New Testament Church.

There are three purchasing options – one for pastors and leaders, another for individuals and small groups, and a third for purchasing content from individual sites. Those who choose to purchase the series will also receive 13 additional devotional videos filmed in Turkey.

To pre-register for this series or to receive information about Foundations‘early release, click here.


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