Summer Mission Projects

SMP Mission Statement

Out of our zeal for the glory of Jesus Christ,
we joyfully go out to share the good news of the Gospel
with our neighbors and the nations.


SMP 2018 Applications

The 2018 SMP Application process is now closed.




  • First Round Registration and Deposit Due: February 15, 2018
  • 2nd Round Application Due: February 25, 2018
  • 2nd Round Accepts/Regrets by: March 2, 2018

Application Includes:

  • Where You Want to Serve
  • Short-Answer Questions
  • 3 References

Additional Information

Scholarships are available. To learn more and apply, click here.

If you are interested in learning how to raise money for your SMP or would like to receive a form letter, please email Christina Jones at .

To read VPC’s Biblical Standard for Leadership, click here.

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All-Project Training

The Summer Mission Project really begins on our first day of training, when we gather as a team to prayerfully and strategically prepare for our week of mission work. These meetings serve a multitude of purposes, including, but not limited to: spiritual and mental preparation; understanding the motivation for and goal of our service; getting to know the students and leaders on your team; learning about the people we’ll be serving, and more!

Therefore, all SMP participants are required to attend these two all-SMP training meetings, in addition to any project-specific meetings called by the Project Coordinator. To state it clearly, if you have an unexcused absence at either of the meetings, you may not participate in the mission project. We are giving you the dates now, so that you can mark them on your calendar today.

Required Team Trainings

  • Sunday, April 22 from 4:00-5:30pm
  • Sunday, May 20 from 4:00-5:30pm
  • One additional project-specific training prior to the SMP


Acceptable absence from training meetings only in the event of an illness or emergency, and you must contact Matt Sims.



2018 Projects at a Glance

Dates Mission Project Location Age Trip Coordinator Cost*
June 18-22 Pre-Teen SMP Vienna, VA Rising 4th-7th grade; leaders are rising 9th grade-Adults Kim Snyder $0 for Leaders
June 19-26 Community Coalition for Haiti Jacmel, Haiti Ages 16 & up Marie Crizer $1600
June 19-26 Acción Ministries Yucatan, Mexico Rising 10th grade – Adult John and Marna Morgan $1200
July 16-20 The Pittsburgh Project Pittsburgh, PA Rising 8th-12th grade Matt Sims and Courtney Vereide $400
Late July, Early August, TBC Local Missions at Cunningham Park Vienna, VA Rising 7th grade – Adult Melissa Ciavarella $100

Questions? Email Matt at or Courtney at