Sacred travel is a fundamental part of the ministry at Something Different Ministries. When you travel away from your home and work, you get a chance to look at yourself and others in a new light. The places we visit are such that you will experience new ways of worship, different cultures, new songs and new prayers all designed to help you grow in your faith.

No, we are not trying to change your religion; just the opposite is the case, as our goal is to help you strengthen your relationship with Christ, your local church or worship center. Yet, by looking at others, by praying with them and by worshiping together, we learn a great deal about ourselves and the people of God and His Church.

Christ at the Checkpoint Tour 2018

Stacey Atkins MTS, J.R. Atkins MDiv

9-Day Trip: Tour of the Holy Land and Christ at the Checkpoint Conference

Join Stacey and J.R. Atkins as they lead a group of graduate students and adults through a 5-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land culminating in a 4-day conference in Bethlehem called Christ at the Checkpoint.—May 23,  to June 1, 2018,


Bethlehem Business Exploration 2018

Bethlehem Business Exploration

10-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land including business exploration

Join Stacey and J.R. Atkins as they lead a group of business leaders through a 10-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land including business exploration in Bethlehem. June 3 to June 12, 2018.


Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany 2020

In May 2020 to see the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany.

About the Oberammergau Passion Play

Since 1634, the most famous Passion Play in the world has taken place in Oberammergau. The tradition maintained and experienced almost without interruption for over 380 years, of putting on the play about the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ every ten years, will be continued for the 42nd time in 2020. It is regarded as the most important Passion Play in the world. The village at the edge of the Bavarian Alps expects approximately 500,000 visitors for the passion play, over half of which will be international guests. A special law is in effect to ensure that all actors of the world’s largest amateur dramatic performance come from the village. All participants, from actors playing the big speaking parts such as Jesus, Mary or Judas, through members of the choir, orchestra members, firemen, and ushers, must have been born in Oberammergau or have lived there for at least 20 years. Over 2,000 Oberammergau villagers will participate in the 2020 Passion Play.

Oberammergau 2020