The BlessNations Experience is a three-month program in which we discover more about the Bible while on location. We get to know more about the Islamic and Jewish world and thus expand our intercultural understanding. For one month we serve on different outreaches within a Jewish and Arab environment. This serves to equip us to live a Kingdom culture and Christ centered life among different cultures back home. Right where we live! Come and see!


July 9th to September 30th 2023


In the center of Jerusalem, right on the border of the Jewish and Arab quarters.


Students Switerzland: approx. CHF 1750.00 monthly

Students Europe: approx. € 1500.00 montly

The training phase is based on six foundational values.

Bible study

We study the word of God through contextual Bible study.

Bible sightseeing

We visit biblical sights and experience the stories up close.


We dive in the Arab and Jewish world.


You choose your track: Hebrew, Arabic or bible study


We live, eat and celebrate together.


We serve the locals during the experience.

Two months


During the first two months you will experience intensive training in Jerusalem with top speakers from all over the world. We focus on the studies of Judaism, Islam and the bible.

One month


For four weeks you will complete an outreach with a team in the Jewish or Arab environment in Israel or in the orient. This gives you the opportunity to put into practise what you have learned during the frist two months.

Weekly schedule

Monday throughFriday

Mornings: ClassesAfternoons: Tracks, sports, outreach or free time


Day off


Field trips in IsraelBible sightseeting

Our speakers

Guido Baltes

Dr. Guido Baltes is a university lecturer for the New Testament at the Philipp University of Marburg, Germany and teaches at the MBS seminary in Marburg. He is the author of several books, including «Jesus der Jude» (Jesus the Jew).

Schmuel Kahn

Shmuel Kahn holds a B.A in Israeli Studies and an M.A in Pedagogy. He attended a Talmud school and today works, among other things, as a licensed tour guide in Israel. He is a profound connoisseur of Judaism.

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Adi Furrer

Adi Furrer studied theology. His specialty is the Jewish understanding of the New Testament. He is an expert on the Middle East and, as the founder of Mideast Tours Ltd. (travel agency), travels the Orient for several months every year as a tour guide.

Jannick Baumann

Jannick Baumann studied theology. He works as a pastor at a church. He also works as a Bible teacher.

Martin Bühlmann BlessNations Experience Jerusalem Bible Experience

Martin Bühlmann

Martin Bühlmann was the leader of the Vineyard movement in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) for many years. He works as a coach and consultant.

Geru Furrer BlessNations Experience Jerusalem Bible Experience

Geru Furrer

Geru Furrer studied theology. He is the founder of BlessThun and works as a pastor.

and many more

Further speakers for 2023 are constantly being requested.

More Info

All the little details

The requirement for the experience is a completed apprenticeship, a high school diploma or an education similar to a high school diploma. We are open to all ages. Whether single or married or family – we have enough space for everyone who wants to join us in this unique experience. We expect the majority of participants to be between 18 and 39 years old.

Married couples are welcome. The first person pays 100% of the costs, the second person receives a 10% discount. As a couple, you are entitled to a double room.

If finances are a problem – be sure to contact us!

On May 20, 2023, we will meet with all the students from the class 2023. We will be able to get to know each other and discuss further information. You will also be able to ask all your questions. Please note this date in your calendar. More details will follow in due time.

  • The school fee includes: food, accommodation, local transport in connection with the experience, school material, speakers, all tracks except language lessons.
  • Married couples receive a discount: 10% for the second person.
  • The school fee does not include: travel to and from the school and any visas (not required for CH, D and A), language lessons (private teacher), outreaches, insurance (health insurance, cancellation insurance), personal expenses.
  • We recommend budgeting USD 300.00 per month for personal expenses.
  • The school fee must be paid one month before the start of school. We will send you an invoice.

You book your flight to Israel yourself. If you need help – our travel partner Mideast Tours GmbH will be happy to help.

No visa is required for people from CH, D and A. You can spend three months as a tourist in Israel. Citizens of other countries: Please contact your embassy for more information.

We will assign the rooms around one month before the start of the training and inform you accordingly. Two to four people are accommodated per room. Married couples are entitled to a double room.

The rooms are available from the beginning of the Bible Experience and are already furnished. For logistical reasons, it is not possible to move in before the start of the training.

  • The program will take place as has been defined. The tracks will be published in spring 2023 and posted on the website.
  • The final timetable including all speakers will also be published in spring 2023.
  • The lessons are either in German or English (alternating) and will be translated into German or English simultaneously. So the experience is a perfect place to improve your language skills.
  • Participation in the experience is mandatory and requires that you be present at all times. Absences are only allowed in justified individual cases (e.g. final exams). We therefore advise you not to receive any or only a few visitors. Free time is always on Sunday and once on a long weekend (Thursday evening to Sunday). Otherwise no holidays are planned.

We will put the teams together during the first few weeks of the experience. We organize the various possible outreach options as a team. You are part of the process and get an insight into the organization of an outreach.

After successfully completing the experience, you will receive a certificate for intercultural work.