A Vision for Life Application
Our desire for those attending the A Vision For Life (AVFL) program is that they would know, grow, and follow Jesus. The original vision was to extend a weekend retreat to six weeks. Within that time, our hope is that students will build a "habit" for making Him the vision and focus for their lives.

While there are many ways to seek the Lord, AVFL serves as little parallels taking time away from the familiar, to be in an environment designed to seek Him. During your time here, you will have the opportunity to grow in your relationship with Him, and as a result grow in:

God's Word - individually, in small groups, and in classes
Prayer - individually, and with others
Being Others Focused - (a work of the Spirit in our lives) serving on outreaches to various locations in Europe,
appreciation/sensitivity to new/different cultures, working together as a team.
Purpose - by God's grace, He desires, and can use our lives to be something it couldn't be apart from Him

AVFL is an opportunity to see Him change your life. We invite you to get away for a session in order to spend time with Jesus- getting to know Him, who you are in Him, and what He can do in and through your life.

Student Information
Name (First, Last Name) *
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Email *
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Confirm Email *
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Phone Number *
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How did you hear about AVFL?
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Mailing Address *
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Birthdate *
Gender *
Marital Status *
Citizenship *
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Passport Number
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Passport Issue Date
Passport Expiration Date
Mother's Maiden Name (Maiden Last name, First) *
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Emergency Contact Information
Emergency Contact Name and Relation to Applicant *
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Phone Number *
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Email address *
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Address *
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Personal Information
All of the following information is not gathered to determine acceptance to the program, but rather so we can accommodate your specific needs. Long explanations and reasons are encouraged.
Do you have any special dietary needs or preferences? (This includes: vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc) *
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Do you have any physical handicaps? (This includes: any major past injuries, asthma, trouble walking long distances, etc.) *
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Do you have or have you had any major illnesses? (This includes: asthma, allergies, major surgeries, etc.) *
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Are you presently on medication or under a physician's care? (This includes: allergy medication, inhalers, pain medication, epi pens, etc.) *
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Do you currently use any tobacco products? *
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Do you currently drink alcoholic beverages? *
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Have you ever, past or present, used illegal drugs? (This includes: marijuana because even though some states in the USA legalized it, it is not legal in Europe) *
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Have you ever been in an alcohol or drug rehabilitation program? If yes, please explain. *
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Have you ever been formerly charged for a crime? If yes, please explain. *
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Do you have any history of violence or abuse toward others, or sexual immorality? (This includes: sexual relationships, pornography, etc.) If yes, please explain. *
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Have you ever been involved in any non-Christian cult or occult activities? If yes, please explain. *
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Is there any habitual sin in your life? (This includes: unresolved anger, pornography, sexual relationships, etc.) If yes, please explain. Again, this does not determine acceptance, it is so we can help you get the most out of the program. *
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Spiritual Profile Sketch
These answers are not to determine acceptance, but are used to best tailor the program to allow you to learn and be able to use your gifts.
Please describe how and when you became "born again" and any subsequent spiritual experiences. *
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Why do you wish to come to AVFL? *
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Where do you currently attend church? *
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How long have you been a part of this fellowship? *
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How often do you attend church? *
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What is your current church involvement? *
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What do you consider your strengths, weaknesses, and spiritual gifts? Please list and describe. *
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What are your talents, hobbies, and interests? *
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Have you ever been on a mission trip before? If yes, where? Please describe any personal desires or vision for foreign missions. *
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Indicate any foreign languages you speak and degree of fluency. *
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What are your future goals/plans? *
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In order to know more about who you are, we will need TWO references along with your application. The first reference should be from your pastor or another pastoral leader in your church. The second should be from a person who has known you well for at least one year. References should not be filled out by persons related to you by blood or marriage. Please provide their names and email addresses, and the reference forms will be sent to them.
Pastoral Reference (First and Last Name) *
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Pastoral Reference (Email Address) *
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Personal Reference (First and Last Name) *
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Personal Reference (Email Address) *
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AVFL Team Covenant
The following is an agreement between each team member and team leaders


Our purpose is to allow God to work through us as a team to glorify Himself, and demonstrate His love toward others. Here are some verses to keep in mind:

"For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, that I might win the more. To the weak, I am weak; I have become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some." 1 Corinthians 9:9,22
"...being like-minded, having the same love, being one in accord and one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others." Philippians 2:2-4
"For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. And since we have gifts that differ, according to the grace given to us, let each exercise them accordingly." Romans 12:4-6
"Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaint. As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God." 1 Peter 4:8-10


We agree as a team to be flexible in our attitudes, actions, and through circumstances, in order to allow Christ's purposes to be carried out through us


In all our actions, we are individually accountable to God, first, and foremost
We agree to be accountable to the team leaders, staff, and other members of our team
We also agree to encourage one another to be faithful servants of God


We agree to do our best to stay pure in mind and body. Allowing leaders to keep us accountable


As team members, we pledge to carry out our tasks in a responsible and timely manner
We will handle all equipment and assignments as tools and gifts in which God has entrusted to us


We agree to exhibit respect to team members and others, by arriving on time and carrying out tasks on time. If a
situation arises which causes one to be late, we agree to inform leaders and/or team members right away
We agree that time is given to us for God to accomplish His purposes, and being punctual is an outward display of using
God-given time wisely


We agree not to watch any "R" rated films or films that could cause someone to fall into sin
We agree not to bring any video game consoles or use our mobile devices to game, unless allowed by a leader


As a team, we realize that we are entering into other cultures as guests
We will, to the best of our ability, refrain from passing judgment on customs that are foreign to us because they are
simply different
We realize that we answer first and foremost to God; therefore we will refrain from any activities that violates God's
Word. If this occurs, we will be sensitive as to how we approach this, explaining to the best of our ability the reason for
our inability to participate in whatever activity is presenting itself
As a team, we will strive to show respect to those who are native to the country we are ministering, by learning their
customs and cultures as well as living as they do
We hope that we may gain credibility as people with a genuine love for them as we labor to present the news of Christ to


We will abstain from drinking alcoholic beverages, using narcotics and/or tobacco
Alcohol is easy to access in these countries, so we will take extra steps to stay away from this


Before planning any trips outside of our pre-scheduled group itinerary, we will discuss them with a team leader
We will not travel anywhere without another team member
We agree to stay together in a group wherever we go, unless given permission to be apart from the group

Conflict Resolution
As a team, we agree that when we have conflicts and differences among ourselves, we will:

through prayer and time in the Word, examine ourselves for selfish motives and unrealistic expectations of the other
take responsibility for our own words and actions
approach or confront the other person if it is appropriate. We will do this in love, for the purpose of restoring unity
forgive one another and pray together
not discuss the matter with other members of the team, causing them to become involved in the conflict. If the conflict
cannot be settled among the two parties, they will then seek counsel from a team leader

Team Unity

We realize that each team member is vital and has something unique to contribute. He, or she, should be encouraged or
given opportunity to develop and utilize his/her spiritual gifts for the benefit of the whole team.


As a team, we agree to speak only words to and about each other that will serve to build up and encourage. We will
refrain from remarks that would hurt or tear down. "With the tongue we will praise our Lord and Father, and with it we
curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this
should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?" James 3:9-11

Emergency or Contingency Plan
If an emergency or crisis develops, the team will follow the following principles:

Whatever action is taken, THE TEAM STAYS TOGETHER. There is no room for individual action. If a team member is
away from the group at the time of the event, he or she will immediately return to the group and contact the group leader
Once the team leader(s) is/are contacted, they will assess the situation and make further contingency plans. If
necessary, they will contact a staff member from CCBCE, who will be a communication link to families
A decision to leave an area will be made in conjunction with the team leader, the CCBCE ministry director, and national
leaders in the region or country. The team leaders or team members will not seek to make a decision without
consultation with local national leaders. They know the situation best and know the best way to leave the area

Relationship with God

As team members, we agree to seek out an ever-increasing dependence and deepening relationship with Jesus, by
setting personal devotions as a priority and humility before God in all communication and circumstances. "Love the Lord
your God with all your heart and soul and love your neighbor as yourself." Luke 10:27

Relationships with Others

We seek to place others' needs above of our own and seek out understanding in all relationships. We will respect each
other by submitting to one another out of a reverence to Christ. This includes listening to each other's opinions, ideas
and needs, and respecting time, property, and sleep. "...and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ." Ephesians

Relationships with Nationals

In our relationships with nationals, we will be obedient to the absolute truth of God and be men and women of integrity
in our behaviors and motives
We will respect any cultural differences we may encounter. In all circumstances, we will seek to glorify God.
We will demonstrate our love for God and others to the community, educational leaders and interpreters, by respecting
their opinions and differences. We will support their endeavors by coming alongside of them with servant hearts and
teachable spirits

Relationships with the Opposite Sex and the same Sex

We will uphold the directives of CCBCE/AVFL by maintaining relationships with other team members as brothers and
sisters in Christ, and friendship. We will not engage in dating relationships with each other or nationals. We will also
respect other cultural values of relationships with the opposite sex

Relationships with the Team Leaders

We will respect our God-given leadership by understanding their responsibility, accepting their decisions, and praying
before we approach them with our disagreements. While submitting to their authority, we will treat them as friends, and
give them privacy at the proper times.

Calvary Chapel Reaching Europe Short Term Policies

As a short-term missionary participating with CCBCE/AVFL short-term missions, we are reminded that we are
ambassadors of the Lord Jesus Christ. As we go to minister, we do not only represent Him, but CCBCE, as well as who
we are. This is a tremendous responsibility. Consequently, we confess our dependence on the Holy Spirit, that we will be
above reproach in our actions and attitudes as stated in the above Team Covenant.

Why do you think it is important that each team member agree to the Team Covenant? *
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Was there anything in the Covenant that you would not be able to agree to? *
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What areas do you think will be the most challenging for you during this mission trip? *
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What areas do you think will be the easiest to follow during this mission trip? *
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By ticking this box, I agree that as a team member of a short-term mission trip with Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe, I have read this Team Covenant and promise before God, and this team, to abide by all of the policies and statements contained therein by the grace of God. If at any time on my service during this short-term mission trip my behavior constitutes a problem, Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe reserves the rights and authority to send me home. Any additional costs incurred as a result of this action will be at my expense. *
Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe is a ministry of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California. Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, ethnic background, native language, nationality, or physical ability. All information is handled in compliance with regulations for the protection of personal data (Act LXIII. of 1992)

I hereby release Calvary Chapel and/or Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe-it's agents, employees, and volunteer assistants from any liability whatsoever arising out of injury, damage, or loss, which may be sustained by said applicant.

By signing, I agree to recognize the leadership and oversight of the pastoral team at the facility where the program is operating, as well as to abide by the operational regulations and requirements of the facility.

The program is intended to provide encouragement, guidance, and teaching for those with a genuine desire to grow in their walk, and seek the Lord's direction for their life. To ensure that this remains the objective, we do reserve the right to remove at any time, anyone who chooses not to support these intentions.

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