Earlier this spring almost 50 people from 14 countries arrived in Israel to join local Israeli worshippers, with their hearts ready for a divine encounter.
They did not come for a sightseeing tour nor a vacation, but to learn and listen to the voice of God as worshippers and prayer warriors.
Kehilat HaCarmel is a congregation and ministry site located in the Carmel mountains in northern Israel. It holds weekly Shabbat services, as well as multiple prayer and worship watches throughout the week.
Visiting prayer groups and tours from the nations often join the congregation for special times of teaching, worship, and intercession.
The Ascend Program is a study tour that embraces the heritage of biblical worship and empowers participants to live out their God given destiny.
Focusing on three key areas – musical worship, intercession and creative arts – the program welcomes you on a three part journey based on a biblical pattern.
It begins on Mt. Carmel and in the Galilee with entering into the presence of the Lord and presenting oneself before Him. In the second part of the program, the participants travel through Jerusalem and the surrounding desert to study the life of King David.
Learning what it means to live a pure heart lifestyle which brings them to the third part, based on Matthew 5:8:
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
The third section focuses on walking in spiritual authority and the impact of our lives on others and furthering the kingdom of God.
This unique high-quality time in the land includes study sessions, workshops, meetings with local leaders and of course times of prayer and worship. While traveling to various prophetic destinations in Israel, the participants connect with many ministries and houses of prayer.
They are often greeted or hosted by local worship and ministry leaders, who readily dedicate their time to be of service to the visitors. What a special way to connect with the Israeli body of believers!
Sarah Liberman, worship leader and director of the program, stresses that worship is not just about talent, but about the position of the heart, which is why musical ability is not a requirement to apply.
The Ascend Program has been meticulously designed and planned to serve the attendees, it represents the highest quality of training and introduces visitors to the best of what Israel has to offer.
Nevertheless, what truly makes the endeavor extraordinary is the fact that it is all about the hunger for the presence of God.
Anyone who loves to worship the Lord is welcome to attend and can expect life-transforming moments with God during this 10-day journey through Israel.
This article originally appeared on FIRM and is reposted with permission.