Thursday, August 01, 2019 - Sunday, August 04, 2019

Chicago Dream Center Mission Trip

Led By: Kathy Smarrella & Lindsey Stevenson

Cost: $170.00

Deadline: Sunday, April 14

Questions? Email Kathy Smarrella |

Isaiah 58:6-7 “. . . This is the kind of fasting I want . . . Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless.”


Our Vineyard team will be serving at the Chicago Dream Center, a ministry of New Life Covenant Church in downtown Chicago. The Chicago Dream Center is located in the Humboldt Park area of Chicago and strives to meet the practical needs of people while sharing with them faith, hope, and love. Their goal is to lead their community toward a new life and to give individuals the hope to dream again.

Our team will help in various ways: outreach to families and children in area parks, construction/repair projects in the various Dream Center ministries, serving food to the homeless, organizing the Dream Center food pantry and thrift store, as well as prayer and evangelism in the Humboldt Park community.

Trip Cost:

$170 due in 2 payments

  • $100 due with the application by Sunday, April 14, 2019
  • Balance due no later than Sunday, July 7, 2019


  • Regular Attender at The Vineyard Church
  • This trip is open to adults 18 years of age and older (and children ages 14 and up can attend with a parent or guardian)

Required Team Meeting:

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1 – 3 pm, Jackson Road Campus

Included in Trip Cost:

Travel to Chicago, lodging/meals while in Chicago, ministry costs, and team t-shirts

Additional personal expenses not included in Trip Cost:

Snacks for the trip, some team members may be asked to help with carpooling to Chicago

Living Arrangements for the team:

Our team will sleep in dorm-style apartments with shared bathrooms. Meals are included, some will be cooked by our team members.

Application Instructions:

Complete & turn in the application to the Resource Center or Kathy Smarrella with a $100 deposit no later than Sunday, April 14. If you are accepted, you will be notified no later than April 21, 2019. There are limited spaces available, and it is possible that not everyone will be accepted for this trip. If you are not selected for this trip, your deposit will be refunded. If you are accepted, no refunds will be given.

How to Apply:

Fill out an online application or get a paper application at the Resource Center at your location. 

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