***New Vision Missions also has domestic & international projects headed to the following locations:
Freeport, Bahamas | 2/1/22 – 2/7/22
Eutaw, AL | 2/23/22 - 2/27/22
La Represa, Dominican Republic | 3/5/22 – 3/11/22 | College Students Only
Nazareth, Israel | 3/15/22 – 3/26/22
Salt Lake City, Utah | 4/4/22 – 4/10/22
Mumbai, India | 4/20/22 – 4/29/22
The Yucatan Peninsula in Merida, Mexico | 6/25/22 – 6/30/22 | VBS Project
To express your interest in potentially serving with one of these teams, CLICK HERE.
New Vision Missions serves Across the Street and Around the World. No matter your age, interests or skillset there’s a place for you on mission with New Vision. Here are a few of the Frequently Asked Questions and Answers to help you find your place on the mission field with New Vision Missions.
1. Where does New Vision Missions serve?
At New Vision Missions we talk a lot about missions “Across the Street and Around the World.” We believe God has called us to live on mission, not simply go on mission trips. We have mission partners within two miles of the church, on the India/Nepal border and a multitude of places in between. To us, the place is less important than the purpose and God’s call to lead people to lives of Gospel transformation.
The missions page on the church website explains more about the ministry locations we’re investing in right now. Very briefly, we have at least ten local ministries we support and encourage New Vision participants to support, three national ministry locations (Salt Lake City, Utah, Eutaw, Alabama and Boston, Massachusetts) and overseas work in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Grand Bahama Island, 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. At the same time, some of our projects are best suited for thoroughly trained and highly experienced Bible teachers. Our application process will help sort all that out.
3. What if I’ve never been on a mission trip before?
You’re who we’re looking for! Years ago partnership missions was more like a club for the missions “in-crowd.” While we welcome veteran participants…we CELEBRATE those first timers who bring their skills and training and fresh heart to the field.
4. How much does a project cost?
Trip costs can be as high as $3,000 or more for a project in India or Israel, and absolutely free for a project in town. A project in Mexico or the Dominican Republic is less than $1,400, some domestic trips are well under $1,000. ‘Depends on where we go…remember, serving two miles down the road means as much or more than going to northern India for that person we serve two miles down the road (that one’s free).
5. Are scholarships available?
We do have very 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 have suggested guidelines for raising funds for a mission project and will help you keep track and up to date on your progress. We’ve seen multiple project participants actually raise more than they needed and were able to help others on the team meet their project goals.
New Vision serves as a conduit for project finances. We simply channel the necessary funds to the appropriate mission organizations and budget lines. As such, it is vitally important team members understand we must collect the full amount of every project for every participant prior to departure.
6. What about vaccines?
If vaccines or boosters are required your project leader will let participants know 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. However, all quarantine costs for unvaccinated participants testing positive prior to returning to the United States will be the responsibility of the participant.
7. Do I need a passport?
Yes, if you’re traveling overseas you do. It can take between three and four months to receive your passport. Your passport must be more than six months from its expiration date when you travel. Please check the expiration date on your passport before you apply for the trip. 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 registration from associated with the project you want to participate in. Someone from the missions office will contact you soon with your next step. Please be prepared to pay your project deposit at the time of selection, and commitment to stay on or ahead of the payment schedule as the project moves forward.
9. Additional questions?
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