VY Mission Trips

Vineyard Youth is excited to announce 5 Trips for the Summer of 2019! Two separate dates with both domestic and International location per date.  

The VY short-term mission experience creates the framework for a student’s interaction with a different culture and/or socio-economic background.  The focus is on the “be” and the student’s relationships both vertically with their heavenly Father and horizontally with the community they are engaging. Not the “do.” This does not mean that there is no “do” but it is secondary to relationship building, learning, and experience. 

This allows for a focussed intentional time …

>  Where a student can ask God to open up their our hearts to the plight of the poor and marginalized,  and/or someone who comes from a different faith or worldview.

>  When a student’s theology or the way they see the world is rocked to the core, challenged, deconstructed and reconstructed by the Holy Spirit.

>  Where a student can discern a vocation more deeply on the margins no matter where they may end up.

The emphasis is on the student’s pursuing communion over expediency in the mission trip locations where we are serving alongside vineyard church’s and ministries.

Students will be serving alongside local Vineyard church’s and ministries through children’s ministry, prayer walking, evangelism, work projects, homeless outreach, and community events in addition to the specific focus of a location.

All youth groups in the Vineyard are invited, but of course, there is limited space. See info below for dates, locations, and cost!

June 22-29, 2019 (Saturday-Saturday)

Baja Mexico:  $650.00 + travel to and from + providing your own local transportation (fly into San Diego and drive in)

Our work in Baja will be centered on the 25,000 person town of Maneadero, a bustling agriculture community about 120 minutes south of San Diego.  We will be serving alongside local ministry partners in a myriad of ways from block parties, to community clean-up, work projects out at Oasis Boys Home ( http://centrooasisac.com/ ), prayer on the streets etc … whatever our local ministry partners have asked us to do.  More details for this will be made available as we get closer to your arrival date as our teams exist to be an extension of our local partners which means we want to be able to serve their current needs.

June 22-28, 2019 (Saturday-Friday)

Philadelphia (PA): $450.00+ travel to and from + providing your own local transportation

Our work in Philly will center around the Upper Darby community where over 100 languages are spoken within a 10 block radius. Poverty issues around economic opportunity and social justice issues are pervasive in the community.  Pastor Clay Katongo, a former refugee himself at Philidelphia International Church will be our primary ministry partner.  Teams will be learning experientially about needs in a diverse lower income community through children’s ministry outreaches, prayer in the streets outings, community enrichment initiatives, and work projects at refugee homes and the church.

July 27-August 3, 2019 (Saturday-Saturday)

Baja Mexico:  $650.00 + travel to and from + providing your own local transportation (fly into San Diego and drive in)

**See Description above

San Jose, Costa Rica:  $850.00 + travel to and from San Jose

Our work in Costa Rica is centered on building a safe house complex and program for the first landing of refugees coming out of traumatic and violent situations in Central America  (Nicaragua and El Salvador). 

July 29-August 4, 2019 (Monday-Sunday)

Twin Cities (MN):  $450.00 + travel to and from + providing your own local transportation

Our work in the Twin Cities will center around the South Metro Vineyard Church and it’s outreach ministries to the Hispanic and low-income neighborhoods they are serving in.

** Please note that Domestic locations are 6 Night / 7 Day trips, unlike our international locations which are Saturday to Saturday!

Click on the “Register Your Group Here”  button at the top of the page to begin the registration process.