May 28th - June 1st 2018

"When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only." Mathew 17:8

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

We are a community of evangelical Christians who believe that following Jesus with integrity means that our lives are formed by our love for God, the teaching of the Bible and a fearless life of discipleship in the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We believe that one of the first hallmarks of discipleship is love for both our own community and for our enemies. We wish to find Jesus at the center of everything we do and to make his life our life. Which means finding courageous love for Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews alike.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

SPEAKERS

AJITH FERNANDO

Teaching Director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka

EUGENE E. CHO

Founder & Lead Pastor of Quest Church

BRIAN ZAHND

Founder & Lead Pastor of Word of Life Church

MICHAEL L.BROWN

Conservative Radio Host, Author, & Professor

RUTH PADILLA DEBORST

Narrative Theologian, Speaker & Teacher

REV. DR. MUNTHER ISSAC

Christ at the Checkpoint Conference Director

GARY BURGE

Speaker, Author, Theologian
Professor of New Testament

Shireen Awwad Helal

The Dean of students and instructor at the Bethlehem Bible College

REV. DR. JACK SARA

President of Bethlehem Bible College

Sami Awad

Executive Director of Holy Land Trust

Rev. Professor Yohanna Katanacho

Academic Dean at Nazareth Evangelical College

Dr. Antonio Barro

General Director of the SATS

Martin Accad

Chief Academic Officer Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (Lebanon)

Tony Deik

Director of Online Education and instructor in Biblical Studies at Bethlehem Bible College

Joseph Cumming

Pastor of the International Church at Yale University

Prof. Salim J. Munayer

Executive Director of Musalaha Ministry of Reconciliation
Professor at the Bethlehem Bible College

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Bob Roberts, Jr.

Bob Roberts Jr. is the founding pastor of NorthWood Church in Keller, Texas

“There is nothing else like Christ at the Checkpoint.  I’ve been and it has had an incredible impact on me.  To meet Palestinian evangelicals and hear how they struggle with the issues of the land, occupation, and the practice of their faith firsthand is invaluable.  I encourage everyone who can, who has any interest in the Body of Christ in Palestine to attend this conference.  Regardless of what your positions may be, you’ll hear many different views and hear firsthand from the people most affected by Western theology and geopolitical issues”

Joseph Cumming

Pastor of the International Church at Yale

If somebody wants to know what Palestinian Christians think, they should come and ask them what they think. They will be happy to tell you. They will be happy to organize a ‘Christ at the Checkpoint’ conference

Chris Wright

The International Ministries Director of Langham Partnership International

Having participated in two Christ at the Checkpoint conference in past years, I found them greatly challenging and informative. I was impressed with the range and balance of speakers and the desire to listen respectfully to voices from radically different perspectives, theologies and locations. I was also deeply moved by the willingness to share one another’s pain on both sides of “the wall,” and the profound longing for biblically rooted and defined justice, reconciliation and peace. For those of us who stand “outside” the realities of life in Israel-Palestine, there is so much to learn, so much to re-think, and so many dear brothers and sisters in Christ, both Arab and Jewish, to help us understand. We need to hear Christ in and through them.

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