The Center for Holy Lands Studies (CHLS) exists to revolutionize the biblical education, uniquely resource the Bible study, reinforce biblical preaching and theology, and renew the spiritual experience of ministers, educators, and laity of the Christian world through an educational and interactive encounter with the biblical worlds in the lands of the Bible.
The goal of CHLS is to utilize the physical settings of the Bible as a portal through which Christians can enter into the world and thought of the Bible gaining a clearer sense of its events and message. Through dynamic study programs, interactive resources, and an immersive educational experience in the lands of the Bible, we seek to transform the way Christians study and understand the Bible, encouraging people "to study the Law of the Lord and to do it" (Ezra 7:10).
Whether you are a university student, educator, minister, or a Christian who wants to know and understand the Bible better within its historical and physical setting, CHLS provides unparalleled opportunities and resources for you to encounter your faith where it began, and to experience, like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us" (Luke 24:32).
We invite you to come and join us on the journey!