2011 New Hope for Philadelphia
Join with other youth groups from all across America to impact “the world” in downtown Philadelphia. This city 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 Philadelphia. 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.. 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 in north Philly to various inner-city neighborhoods in the Kensington Section of the city. The trip also includes some opportunities for site-seeing in and around this great American city.
When: July 17 – July 23, 2011
Price: Only $525 per person - includes hotel, 2 meals per day, banquet with authentic Philly food (cheese-steak, anyone?), evening Bible conference with worship & testimony time, T-shirt, training, inner-city outreach and ministry opportunities.
Place: VFY will partner with various inner-city churches and ministry organizations (like Pastor Frank Vega and Inner-City Missions) 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 Crown Plaza Hotel in north Philly. The VFY cost is based on 4 persons per room. The hotel has an exercise room and swimming pool on site and adjacent restaurants.
Personnel: Vision For Youth personnel and representatives will supervise the week. They will speak in the evening Bible conference.