FAQ

Question: Is smoking allowed on a VN weekend?
Answer: No, smoking is prohibited at all times by both candidates and team members.

Q: Are children permitted to attend send-up or closing ceremonies?
A: No, children are not permitted due to the personal nature of these events.  Only sponsors, parents and young people who have attended a VN weekend may attend.

Q: Who can attend a VN weekend?
A: Any one ages 15 – 20.  The candidate must be at least 15 by the date of the weekend and cannot be older than 20 by the date of the weekend.  Persons over 20 that are interested in attending a similar weekend should visit Central Georgia Tres Dias.

Q: As a parent, what are the do’s and don’t’s?
A: Parents that are sponsoring their child may attend Send Up.  All parents are welcome to attend closing.  Parents are not allowed to visit the campground at any other times during the weekend.  Also please note that due to the personal nature of Send Up and Closing, it is not appropriate for children of any age to attend these events.  Please make arrangements for your children to be cared for and do not bring them with you to the campground.

Q: What is the application process?
A: A candidate application can be downloaded from the Forms page. Delivery instructions can be found at the top of the application. If the candidate is under 18, they will need to fill out a medical release, which also can be found on the Forms page.

Q: Do I need a medical release?
A: Yes, if you are under 18 years of age a medical release is required in order to attend or serve on a VN weekend.

Q: What is the cost for a weekend?
A: If the weekend fee is paid at the campground, the fee is $70. If received before Friday night (before the VN weekend has begun), the fee is $60.

Q: Is there a discount for paying before the weekend?
A: Yes, if payment is received before Friday night, the weekend fee is $60.

Q: What is the rebate process for sponsoring a candidate?
A: For every confirmed and paid Candidate sponsored by a weekend team member, you will receive a $10 rebate. Our candidate sponsor rebate form can be found on the Forms page.

Q: What is the VN Council?
A: The Vida Nueva council are the men and women who fill the leadership roles at Central Georgia Vida Nueva. To learn more about them, and how to contact them, visit the Council Members page.

Q: Where does VN stand doctrinely?
A: Statement of Faith for Vida Nueva

Q: Where can I learn more about VN and its history?
A: Vida Nueva International web site

Q: How often are VN weekends held?
A: Weekends are held twice a year.  Separate weekends for young women and young men are held each Spring (usually in March) and Fall (usually in October).

Q: Who can sponsor a candidate for a VN weekend?
A: Anyone who has attended Tres Dias, VN or a similar fourth day type of weekend.

Q: How do I sponsor a candidate for a VN weekend?
A: Download an application for your candidate to fill out and sign.  Submit the application following the instructions at the top of the application form.  Contact the Pre-Weekend couple if you have any questions.

 

Q: I hear that CGVN now requires background checks for team members. Is this true?

A: All team members age 18 and up require background checks.

 

Q: It has been two years since my CGVN background check. Do I need to submit my information again?

A: No. Even though background checks need to be updated every two years, if you have already submitted your information you do NOT need to submit it again. If you are serving on a team, we will rerun your background check using the existing information.