Mar. 23, 2024 - Mar. 29, 2024Details
New Vision Missions invites you to journey with us toward a life of Gospel transformation. We see this transformation in the lives of those we serve, and in our own lives as we serve - Across the Street and Around the World.
ACROSS THE STREET
There’s a lifetime of mission work to do right here in Rutherford County and the needs are as real and as pressing as any we face overseas. We’re on mission every day, serving with our local ministry partners to help those in our community who are disadvantaged and overlooked – the homeless, the children, the fatherless, the single parent, those in crisis, and those in desperate need of hope.
If language barriers and long-distance travel have held you back from direct missions involvement, consider joining us as we serve with our local missions ministry partners.
AROUND THE WORLD
We’re planting churches, encouraging pastors, sharing hope, and training leaders around the globe to share the good news of God’s grace through Christ.
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Our child sponsorship ministry, in partnership with SCORE International, provides a unique opportunity to support the Children’s Ministries of La Represa. As a sponsor, you’ll interact directly with our missionaries, have opportunities to connect with your sponsored child, and receive monthly updates and information about the ministry. With your sponsorship of a little more than a dollar a day, you can help your sponsored child understand the love of Christ and the difference He can make in their life, today.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where does New Vision Missions serve?
We believe God has called us to live on mission whether we are Across the Street or Around the World. We have mission partners within two miles of the church and all the way to the India/Nepal border. Currently, we support at least 10 local ministries, 3 national ministry locations (Salt Lake City, UT, Eutaw, AL, and Boston, MA), and overseas work in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, India, and Israel, with more to come.
2. Can non-church members participate in a mission project?
Absolutely, and many do! Different projects have different guidelines for participation. Many of our local projects are a great place to take a first step toward exploring Christianity, while some are best suited for thoroughly trained and experienced Bible teachers. Our application process will help you figure out which is best for you.
3. What if I’ve never been on a mission trip before?
You’re who we’re looking for! While we welcome veteran participants, we CELEBRATE those first timers who bring their skills, training, and fresh heart to the field.
4. How much does a project cost?
Trip costs can vary from $3,000 or more for a project in India or Israel to completely free for a project in Murfreesboro. Projects in Mexico or the Dominican Republic are typically around $1,400, with the majority of that being airfare, in-country transportation and lodging. Some domestic trips can be under $1,000. The church serves as a facilitator and covers programming and leadership costs rather than passing these on to the participants. Our goal is to help get you on the mission field to serve and grow your faith through direct missions experiences.
5. Are scholarships available?
We have limited funds for college students serving with New Vision or New Vision mission partners. If you are a college student or high school senior, please contact the Missions Office for more information regarding partial scholarships.
We also provide helpful guidelines for raising funds and will help you keep track of your progress. We’ve seen project participants raise more than they needed, allowing them to help others meet their project goals.
New Vision serves as a conduit for project finances by channeling the necessary funds to the appropriate mission organizations and budget lines. As such, it is vitally important that we collect the full amount for every project from each participant prior to departure.
6. What about vaccines?
If vaccines or boosters are required, the project leader will notify participants well in advance of the trip. Construction projects require current tetanus boosters. COVID-19 vaccine requirements are dependent on the country served and current CDC and US State Department guidelines. These will be identified for each project. Additional costs associated with COVID-19 quarantines or treatments vary by country and vaccination status. Your team leader or a member of the Missions Ministry staff will address these at registration for each project..
7. Do I need a passport?
Yes, if you’re traveling overseas. It can take between 3 and 4 months to receive your passport. Please check the expiration date on your passport before you apply for the trip as it must be more than 6 months from its expiration date when you travel. Passport applications and renewals are not included in the advertised cost of the project. Please read the application instructions carefully to keep delays to a minimum.
8. How do I sign up?
Complete the “Project Interest” form associated with the project(s) you feel led to serve. Someone from the Missions Office will contact you soon to get a better understanding of your goals and expectations for the project. The next step is to receive and complete the “Project Registration” form to join a specific mission team. This two-step, personal registration process insures we do the best job possible of matching your gifts with the work on the mission field. Please be prepared to pay your project deposit when you complete the Project Registration form.
9. WHAT IF I HAVE TO CANCEL AT THE LAST MINUTE, CAN I GET A REFUND?
It depends on what has already been purchased from the airline and by our ministry partners. Deposits are non-refundable. The closer to the date of the trip, the less likely a full refund would be available. Contributions given to the church from third parties for a participant (from appeal letters, grandparents, friends, etc.) are non-refundable. We recommend airline travel insurance for the most expensive trips to cover the cost of your ticket.
10. What about safety concerns?
New Vision Missions is acutely aware of safety issues. We do not serve in countries where normal situational awareness is not enough. While accidents can happen on any trip (or at home), we register every trip with the U.S. Consulate in the country we are serving and follow U.S. State Department guidelines for safe travel in that country. We also insure more than adequate ratios of participants to leaders and only serve with mission organizations that share our concerns and best practices. Safety orientations are a part of every project and will be followed to the letter. We also hold team members responsible for taking an active role in their own safety. We will take appropriate action should a team member violate established safety guidelines, up to and including facilitating their early return at their expense.
11. Additional questions?
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