In 1887 a small group of believers met to pray and plan for the advancement of the gospel in New England. Out of this meeting a new organization was created to serve the local church: The Evangelistic Association of New England. From these humble beginnings a movement was born which continues to the present. Today our name is changed, but not our mission. Vision New England. We exist to help you fulfill the great commission.Vision New England seeks to be New England’s premier association of individuals, churches and organizations committed to go make disciples, do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God. We desire to be a tangible expression of Jesus’ prayer for all his disciples found in John 17:20-21.
Vision New England exists to unite, equip and encourage the body of Christ in order to strengthen local churches and advance the Kingdom of God in New England.
Primary role of the LOCAL CHURCH and its leadership in advancing the Kingdom of God
KINGDOM MENTALITY that empowers regional collaboration
UNITY that honors distinction
ACCESSIBILITY AND RELEVANCY of resources
Vision New England members commit to the core tenets of the historical Christian faith found in the Nicene and Apostles creed. As an association committed to the expansion of God’s kingdom in New England, all Vision New England members stand united with evangelistic associations around the world in the following four core beliefs:
The Cross: VNE members proclaim the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Authority of Scripture: VNE members submit to the Bible as God’s authoritative word.
New Life in Christ: VNE members believe in the saving work of Christ, die to the old self, and commit to a new life in Christ.
Building God’s Kingdom: VNE members actively build the Kingdom of God when they go make disciples, do justice, love mercy and walk humbly before God.
Core Strategies to Equip, Encourage and Unite
Serving as the table for collaboration in New England, we will convene the body of Christ to go make disciples, do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God
We will tell the stories of how people go make disciples, do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God in New England
We will equip New England church leaders to mobilize their congregations to go make disciples, do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God.
Who we Equip, Encourage and Unite
Local Church Leaders (20% of the people most active in their local church)
Denominational and Network Leaders
Christians serving in the Marketplace