Biblical Leadership Program at Neot Kedumim Park

Biblical Leadership Program – Be inspired by our forefathers

Leadership Then and Now (Outdoor Leadership Program)

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." Jeremiah 1:5

What is a Biblical Leadership Program?

  • Length of tour – 2-5 hours
  • Since the birth of civilization leadership has always been a necessity for survival. This was as true in Biblical times as it is today. Explore the biblical models of leadership at Neot Kedumim. Who were the ideal leaders and what does herding sheep have to do with leading people? Most significantly, what can the Bible tell us about contemporary leadership issues?
  • Our unique, experiential Outdoor Leadership Programs combine the land, the biblical texts, modern management and organizational theory.
  • It is suitable for:
  • Groups of all ages
  • Schools
  • Congregations
  • Professional or volunteer staff groups
  • Your particular group

Create your own outdoor leadership program from the modules below:

Field work 
Discover which biblical plants represent human qualities including pride, humility, flexibility and perseverance. You will also enjoy hands-on activities such as making za’atar spice from hyssop.

Leaders of the flock 
Try your hand at shepherding a small herd of sheep and goats. Through this activity you will understand why many Biblical leaders such as Moses and David led animals before leading people.

With nothing more than a map, a compass, and teamwork, you will search for relevant plants, landscape features, and agricultural installations.

Seeing the light 
Light, the first element in Creation, is highly evocative in the Bible. With your own hands, create light in the darkness to enlighten yourselves and one another.

Biblical catering 
Which team can prepare the best meal from basic supplies and wild plants?

The daily grind 
The transition from hand-operated to water-operated flour mills was a technological and organizational revolution. Work the mills, bake bread, and learn about the importance of grain and the biblical story of Samson.

Water, water 
Draw water from an ancient cistern using a reconstructed water wheel and gain insights into group dynamics.

Landscape labyrinth 
Find your way through a network of paths while gathering edible leaves, creating useful objects, and learning about the leadership qualities of Joshua, who led the Children of Israel into the Land of Israel.

Outdoor training 
Discover group dynamics through activities on a log, a wooden beam and a rope “spiderweb”.

Tasting the Bible 
Shepherds’ snack and/or festive biblical-style meal.