Mission Trip - Ancona, Italy - October 2017
Are you ready for a unique cultural challenge? CCV is happy to partner with a disciple making movement in Italy. Their goal is to engage people and families with the Gospel and make life-long learners who desire to follow Christ. Our team has been invited to join them for a week doing very intentional connections in the community to help set them up for long term success. If you've got that special ability of being able to talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime, engage them in friendly conversation, share your story, listen to their story, and share Christ with them, then you might be perfect for this trip!
Trip Dates: September 26 - October 6, 2017
Registration for this trip is by approval only because we will have very specific participant criterion and want to make sure the the team is able to offer the right service to the team in Ancona.
We need people who are very outgoing, love to talk to new people, and can engage strangers in conversation. People who love to share their story and hear others' stories.
We also need people who can speak other languages - Any other language - Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Eastern European languages, north Africa languages
If you think you fit into this trip well, please hit the red "Register" button to the left and add yourself to the wait list. The trip leader will contact you!
Trip Leader: Tom Damante, CCV Staff
Like most of Europe, Italy is a post-Christian, post-Church society. This means that the majority of people in this region do not have a relationship with Jesus, do not attend church, and nor do they want to. The team that is in Ancona is devoted to spreading the Gospel and making disciples, disciples who make other disciples and plant house churches.
What are the requirements to go?
All participants must be at least 18 years of age.
All participants will go through CCV's Starting Point class and our Volunteer Screening/Background Check process.
Individuals must be physically capable of walking long distances and up and down hills.
This trip is ideal for people who are very outgoing, love to talk to new people, and can engage strangers on the street. A rare gift, indeed.
TEAM MEETINGS: The team will be required to meet for minimum three team meetings for training- August 12, 12:30pm-2:30pm - August 26, 12:30pm-2:30pm - September 9, 12:30pm-2:30pm. Team may meet for one or two additional meetings for more specific trip planning.
NEEDED: Anyone that can speak another language other than English - Speakers of Arabic, Spanish, Italian, eastern European languages, northern Africa languages...anything is helpful!
Lodging and Transportation
You will be staying in a hotel in the Ancona area. Hotel arrangements will be made through CCV. All air arrangement will be made by CCV, and you will travel with the team. Ground transportation is provided through shuttle or foot.
What’s the cost?
$2,200 per person, based on double occupancy. Add $500 for single occupancy.
Included in this price is airfare, lodging, transportation in Italy, luggage fees for any bags full of ministry supplies and group meals while incountry.
Not included: Passport fees, meals on travel days, extra spending money for coffees or souvenirs.
$200 deposit is non-refundable at the time of registration. If a cancellation is made after airline tickets have been purchased you will be responsible for the cost of the ticket. FULL Payment is due one week prior to the trip.
Passports, Visas, and Shots
A valid passport is required for this trip. Your passport cannot expire within 6 months of your trip’s return date. No visa is required. There are no shot requirements. Hepatitis A and B and updated Tetanus shot is strongly recommended for ALL trips. The State Department is expecting a high passport volume this year, so if you need to apply or renew your passport, please do so very soon so you ensure it's ready by the time of the trip.
We absolutely encourage fundraising. Very few people pay for the trip on their own. Number 1 way is to send support letters. Tell your friends and family about the trip and ask them to donate. Number 2 way is to put in some hard work and do garage sales and car washes, get together with other team members to make a bigger impact. You will talk about this when you get together as a team.
Fundraising Guide to get you started - 2017FundraisingGuide.pdf
How to write a good Support Letter - How to write and send Support Letters.pdf
Support Covenant Form your donors send in with their donation - Support Covenant Form - Updated 6.16.16.pdf
How to Make a Payment and How Donors donate - Making an Online Payment Guide - ROCK.pdf
Date / Time
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
This registration process will take about 10-20 minutes to fill out. Please allow enough time to complete the whole process which will include requiring current passport information and medical insurance information.
A $500 deposit non-refundable per person is required with this registration.
**Please be advised: It is CCV policy that a Volunteer application and Background Screening must be passed by every participant on this trip, age 16 and older. If you have any reason to believe you may not pass, please hold off on registering and placing your non-refundable deposit.
Terms and Conditions: By registering for this trip and paying the non-refundable deposit at this time, you are also committed to joining the team, attending the required team meetings, and paying the remainder of the cost of the trip before the trip's departure date. Failure to comply with these terms, completing the volunteer application process or attending Starting Point class gives CCV the freedom to ask you to not participate in the trip.
The trip leader reserves the right to ask any participant to not participate if they feel the integrity of the trip is in jeopardy.
If the trip participant backs out of the trip after airline tickets have been purchased in their name, they will still owe CCV for the cost of that ticket.
If a participant is asked to end their trip early, they will travel home at their own cost.