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 2019 Applications
- Applications due 1/18/19
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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 2019 Team Trainings
Acceptable absence from training meetings only in the event of an illness or emergency, and you must contact Melissa Ciavarella.
2019 Projects at a Glance
|Dates||Mission Project||Location||Age||Trip Coordinator||Cost|
|June 16-22||Team Efforts Missions||Carolina Coast||Rising 10th grade – Adult||Greg and Michelle Rahal||$450|
|June 24-28||Pre-Teen SMP||Vienna, VA||Rising 4th-7th grade;
leaders-rising 9th grade-Adults
|June 18-25||Acción Ministries||Yucatan, Mexico||Rising 10th grade – Adult||John and Marna Morgan||$1,250|
|June 18-25||Community Coalition for Haiti||Jacmel, Haiti||Rising 11th – Adult||Marie Crizer, Daryl Carson,
|July 15-19||The Pittsburgh Project||Pittsburgh, PA||Rising 7th-9th grade||Matt Sims||$450|
|July 22- 26 (Tentative)||Local Missions at Cunningham Park||Vienna, VA||Rising 7th grade – Adult||Melissa Ciavarella||$100|