November 1st

3:30 – 5:00PM: Campus Tour Bethlehem Bible College & Visit to Star Bazaar Gift Shop: 

Campus tour is given in English. After the tour, guests will have the opportunity to visit BethBC’s one-of-a-kind gift shop and book shop with unique, fair-trade items made from local artisans in Palestine.

Meeting Point: Bishara Awad Center – Lobby

Duration: Campus tour: 45 minutes; Star Bazaar Gift Shop: 45 minutes

5:00- 7:00PM: Student Impact Reception at BethBC: 

The reception will celebrate the journey of BethBC over 40 years. There will be speakers, a musical performance and time to fellowship together over refreshments. Reception is in Arabic with English translation.

Location: Bishara Awad Center – Auditorium

Speakers: President Jack Sara, Academic Dean Munther Isaac, President Emeritus Bishara Awad, and Director of Administration Jihan Twemeh Nazzal


November 2nd 

10:00 – 10:40AM: “Future of the Palestinian Church: Hopes and Challenges”: 

Lecture by Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac. Lecture will be in English.

Location: Bishara Awad Center – Auditorium

10:40 – 11:00: Visit Star Bazaar Gift Shop

11:00AM BethBC Campus tour – OR  – Bethlehem Tour

BethBC Campus Tour: A second opportunity for those that missed the previous campus tour. 

Meeting Point: Bishara Awad Center – Lobby at 11:00AM

Duration: 45 minutes

Bethlehem Tour: Visit the Church of the Nativity, Shepherds’ Field, a refugee camp, and Old City of Bethlehem. Packed lunch provided. 

Meeting Point: In front of the Bishara Awad Center at 11:00AM

Duration: 6 hours

*Pre-registration for Bethlehem tour is required.

7:00 – 9:00PM: Fundraising Gala Dinner

Formal event at Ararat Hotel including a 5-course Palestinian traditional meal, an auction and entertainment. 

Location: Ararat Hotel Banquet Hall – Beit Sahour

Transportation to the gala can be arranged ahead of time from BethBC to the venue. Reserve your spot through email at See menu here

Speakers: President Jack Sara; Guest Speaker: Pastor Alex Awad; Rev. John Angle

*Pre-registration required. 

November 3rd

 Additional 7-Day Tour Begins: Pre-registration is required. Groups must be 4 or more people in order to register. 



*Meal plans are made available to guests in attendance for the weekend celebration. Pre-registration required. 

*Transportation can also be arranged ahead of time to and from the airport to Bethlehem. Email

40th Anniversary Celebration Schedule 

First day 
Second Day 
Third Day
10:00 AM
“Future of the Palestinian Church: Hopes and Challenges” Talk by Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac
Additional 7-day tour begins
11:00 AM
Bethlehem Tour (+Packed lunch)
5:00 PM
Student Impact Reception at BethBC
7:00 PM
Fundraising Gala Dinner (5 course Palestinian meal)