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
- Where You Want to Serve
- Short-Answer Questions
- 3 References
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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 Christina.Jones@viennapres.org .
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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
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 Matt.Sims@viennapres.org or Courtney at Courtney.Vereide@viennapres.org.