2011 New Hope for Chicago
Join with other youth groups from all across America to impact “the world” in downtown Chicago. Chicago’s unique location in the middle of our country provides a unique opportunity to serve and work alongside other believers (representing inner-city churches and organizations, as well as other Christian students from various other places). Our goal is that many of our participants will develop a God-given burden for inner-city ministry – and will realize a greater level of personal confidence to share Christ’s love back home after seeing our level of success and effectiveness in downtown Chicago. This trip will give your group a true cross-cultural experience without leaving the country. They’ll meet people from all over the US and have the privilege to serve in several various ethnic neighborhoods in downtown Chicago. Each day starts with specific and intentional prayer time and ends with a significant time in a Bible conference that includes relevant preaching, God-honoring worship, and testimonies of what God did throughout our day in the city. Our group will travel each day from our hotel near O’Hare Airport to various inner-city neighborhoods in Chicago. The trip also includes some opportunities for site-seeing in and around this great American city.
When: July 3 – July, 2011
Price: Only $525 per person - includes hotel, 2 meals per day, banquet with authentic Chicago food, evening Bible conference with worship & testimony time, T-shirt, training, inner-city outreach and ministry opportunities. (Students will also want to bring some extra spending money for site-seeing in the city.)
Place: VFY will partner with various inner-city churches and ministry organizations to give your students a big picture perspective of what God is doing in other churches from around the United States – and especially in America’s big cities!
Lodging: We will be staying at the Sheraton Hotel: 5 Points – just down the street from O’Hare Airport. The VFY cost is based on 4 persons per room. This hotel has an exercise room and swimming pool on site with several adjacent restaurants. Plus, it’s easy to get there and has plenty of parking.
Personnel: Vision For Youth personnel and representatives will supervise the week and they will speak in the evening Bible conference sessions.
More questions? Contact Don Jackson, VFY’s Director of Student Missions at 269.209.1599 or