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Alpine Bible Week

New speaker and location
Delve deeper into the Bible
Accommodation in the Austrian Alps

 

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This holiday is in the past now but please click here for our programme for this year:

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A new destination for 2019

Each year we move to a different destination with the Alpine Bible Week, while retaining retain the essential ingredients of this holiday - clear Bible teaching and beautiful mountain scenery. This year we will be staying in a three-star hotel with spa facilities in the Zillertal Valley in Austria. 

The Austrian Tirol is a land of beautiful scenery, with rushing streams and small villages nestling at the foot of mighty mountains. The hotel provides a buffet breakfast, as well as a 3-course evening meal with a salad buffet. Rooms are en-suite and for two. The beds are generally in the Austrian style with two mattresses in one frame. The hotel is located in the village of Stumm, a short distance from the narrow gauge railway that runs along the valley, and the cable car at Kaltenbach that takes you up into the mountains. 

 

Study the Bible in the mountains

The Alpine Bible Week is an opportunity for us to break out of the bustle of everyday life to study the Bible against the glorious backdrop of the mountains. Our greatest need in life is to know God. God is not silent and hiding: he speaks to us every day through the Bible, through his people and through the magnificence of his creation. Yet we may find it hard to hear him, because of a thousand other voices shouting for our attention and time. We take time to explore the Bible in more depth and detail than we would manage in our normal lives.
 
 
"Excellent teaching, and lovely fellowship."
Christine, August 2018

An experienced Bible teacher

Kevin Conway (PhD, Cambridge) has pastored the International Church in Budapest and has taught in churches and seminaries primarily in Eastern Europe and Russia. He has also had the responsibility of teaching staff with Campus Crusade for Christ throughout this same region (about 20 countries).

Kevin will be teaching Peter's 1st and 2nd letters. This apostle of Christ, who earlier denied his Lord three times, has now come near to the end of his life and so his words to the church are carefully chosen. His writings were no more true then as they are now as he encourages the church to stand firm in the faith despite the suffering that they are facing. It is critical that we understand today what Peter taught when it comes to what Jesus' death, resurrection, and ascension has accomplished on our behalf.
 

Explore beautiful surroundings

Each morning and evening, Kevin will help us get to grips with the books of 1 and 2 Peter. There will be time to praise God with singing and opportunities to discuss how the truths we are learning shape our minds, our hearts and our lifestyles. In the afternoons we will have time to walk in the beautiful surroundings, talking about what we have learnt, letting it sink into our souls and being awed by the majesty of God’s creation.

Our optional excursion package takes us to explore this beautiful region with one full day excursion and an afternoon excursion.

 

Salzburg and the Sound of Music

For our full day excursion, we visit one of Europe’s most admired cities, Salzburg, where graceful architecture is set in magnificent scenery as the Alps meet the lowlands. Salzburg has a great musical heritage, having been home to both Mozart and the Sound of Music. Visit the Mozarteum, re-enact your favourite scenes from the Sound of Music or sit in a café amongst the narrow medieval streets and arcaded courtyards of the Old Town.


 

Relaxing afternoons

On one afternoon, our excursion package takes us to Lake Achensee. Under the towering mountain peaks, this beautiful natural location offers the opportunity to walk in the fresh alpine air, take the lake steamer or enjoy a hot chocolate by the lakeside. 

On the other afternoons the team will be available with ideas of things to do - there will be time to take a cable car into the mountains, swim in the swimming pool complex at Fugen, take a ride on the narrow gauge railway or explore the walks in the mountains.

Join us this summer and return home refreshed by the grandeur of God revealed both through the Bible and the majesty of the mountains.