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2022 Trip Overview

Trip Date: May 9–30, 2022

**We are spending one more day in Israel on this year’s trip than previous years.  Dr. Grisanti wanted to make sure we could visit two important sites we generally never see on our TMS trip:  Shechem and Samaria.  The last Sunday (May 29) will be a free day in Jerusalem for many of the participants.  Participants who want to work on the Shiloh dig or go on the Jordan extension trip (see below) will begin those endeavors on May 29 and 30 (respectively).

Full Trip Cost: 

TMS students and wives- $4,620

Non-TMS students and wives- $5,120

TMS students and wives LAND ONLY trip- $3,540

Non-TMS students and wives LAND ONLY trip- $3,790

Registration Deadline: December 3rd, 2021

Registration Details: To register, submit a $500 deposit and the Registration Form. There are 45 spots available for the Israel Study Trip. First preference is given to TMS students, alumni, and their wives. Others who register will be put on a waitlist until December 3, 2021. Registration deposits will be refunded if the trip reaches capacity. If you signed up for the May 2021 trip, which we had to cancel because Israel had not opened to visitors yet, you will be added to the trip roster instead of a waiting list.

Details & Forms


*please see updated trip prices under ‘2022 Trip Overview’ above

**Minor changes to flight numbers and departure/arrival times can occur between now and departure day.  If it represents a major change that would impact when you arrive at LAX, Dr. Gristanti will send an update email.

Important Considerations

  • Extend your trip an extra week and work alongside the archaeological staff from the Associates of Biblical Research at their Tel Shiloh dig.
  • In order for Dr. Grisanti to act as the official trip guide, without an Israeli guide present, everyone will be considered his students and therefore required to participate in lectures and exams. The exams will be straightforward and there will be review sessions to prepare beforehand. However, you will not be required to receive academic credit for the trip.
  • Be prepared for full days of walking (including steps up and down). You will be tired at the end of the day but will be overjoyed at what you are learning and blessed by the fellowship of fellow-students of the Word. To prepare for the trip, plan on getting a good set of walking shoes and put together a walking regimen.
  • Participants need to be in general agreement with TMS’s doctrinal statement. Teaching will be from a futuristic or dispensational, premillennial perspective, expecting the nation of Israel (made up of believing Israelites) to be established once again in the land of promise. Questions about this can be directed to Dr. Grisanti.
  • Many people have concerns about the safety of traveling to Israel. Consider this helpful article on the topic, Is it Safe to Travel to Israel?

Special Note

Special note for people who were signed up for the 2020 and 2021 Israel trips, which were cancelled. With a backlog of two years of trip participants, the trip is expected to fill up.

TMS Students

Submit your registration form and deposit by October 15 to make sure you have a spot on the trip. If you were “awarded” a trip scholarship (just for LA full-time TMS students) and you do not submit your deposit and trip registration by October 15, TMS WILL NOT hold your scholarship after that date. No exceptions.

Non-TMS Students

Submit your registration form and deposit by October 1 and you will be placed on the trip roster and not on a waiting list. After October 1, you will be put on the trip waiting list. If you have friends who want to be on the 2022 trip and did not sign up for the 2021 trip, they can also be added to the waiting list.  When you submit your registration form and deposit will be the first step in being moved from the waiting list to the trip roster.

“Yes, in the Bible “the first will be last”.  But with trips, “first come, first served”. As I say later in the Trip Details material, if you do not make it to the trip roster, TMS will refund your deposit.” Dr. Gristanti, trip leader.


Dr. Michael Grisanti,  Director of Israel Study Trip
818.909.5649 | mgrisanti@tms.edu

Christine Dixon, TMS Israel trip administrative assistant
818.909.5627 | cdixon@tms.edu