What Is a Vision Trip?
Vision trips are brief (normally 4 days to a week) trips where pastors, mission leaders, and believers with a heart for missions spend time traveling to an area of focus connecting directly with local community leaders, missionaries, pastors, and others to learn about their vision and hope for their communities. This is an opportunity to learn firsthand what God is doing in these areas and begin considering how you and your church may partner for future work.
Vision trip participants sometimes come from churches that are exploring new sites or ministry opportunities based on the strategies and objectives of their own church. Others are already committed to particular ministries, but are exploring ways in which they and their church might deepen their involvement. Still others are seeking to develop their own church’s missions focus and strategy, so are interested in a broader ministry overview.
Vision trips are led by a pastor, ministry leader, or missionary who will coordinate travel and local lodging and meals. At the conclusion of each vision trip, participants will be asked to prayerfully consider partnering in mission through various ways. There is no "hard sell" or obligation to partner in a special region.
Each participant is responsible for travel costs to and from the vision trip location. Dates and times for flights will be coordinated with the vision trip leader to ensure the best possible connection in the field.
All costs of the trip are presented prior to the trip and participants will pay First Baptist Church ahead of time. These costs will cover lodging, meals, and travel while in country.
The vision trip leader will communicate regularly with participants prior to the trip to ensure all required travel documents are prepared. Participants are to have up-to-date passports and any other pertinent documents ready.