2011 New Hope for New York City
There’s no place like New York City! Give your students an “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity to make a real impact in one of the World’s great cities. Join with other youth groups from all across America to impact “the world” in downtown New York City. Our group will serve and work alongside other believers (representing inner-city churches and organizations in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn, 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 NYC. This trip will give your group a true cross-cultural experience without ever leaving the country. They’ll meet people from all over the US and have the privilege to serve in several various ethnic neighborhoods in the city. 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 on public transportation each day from our hotel to various inner-city neighborhoods in NYC. The trip also includes some opportunities for site-seeing in and around New York City.
When: June 26 – July 2, 2011
Price: Only $525 per person - includes hotel, 2 meals per day, banquet with authentic New York ethnic 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 New York City.)
Place: VFY will partner with various inner-city churches and ministry organization 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 a beautiful and safe hotel in one of the neighborhoods where we’ll be serving. The VFY cost is based on 4 persons per room. The hotel has meeting rooms on-site and is located near grocery stores and various restaurants.
Personnel: Vision For Youth personnel and representatives will supervise the week. They will speak in the evening Bible conference.