Vision New England was founded in 1887 as the Evangelistic Association of New England, created
to "employ evangelists, establishing means of communication between such workers and those
desiring evangelistic services, assisting such workers and encouraging both workers and communities to engage in such work ... and for any and all other purposes legitimately incidental to or in aid of" sharing the love of Jesus.
While our methods have evolved, evangelism is still why we exist.
We bring believers together across historical boundaries to accelerate our shared
mission: to make disciples whose lives reflect the redeeming love of God, who do
justice in their communities, and humbly and relationally share their faith in Jesus.
The three things we observe in successful
evangelism is the Holy Spirit, a shared mission,
and relationship. God provides the first two, so
we focus on building relationships for Him to use.
We are an association network of more than
1000 ministries who want to see New England transformed with the love of Jesus. We believe
God will do that when we build relationships
and collaborate to make disciples who do
justice and earn space to share Christ's love.
Vision New England is a "connecting ministry." We use targeted events and technology to connect leaders and believers, build relationships, share,
learn and collaborate. We do all this to accelerate the work of making disciples who do justice, and share Jesus.
In addition to the historical creeds, we believe the local church has the primary leadership role in advancing the Kingdom of God, a Kingdom mentality that empowers collaboration, and
unity that honors our distinctions.
We embrace the Lausanne Covenant as an expression of our aspirations and calling,
and an affirmation of beliefs we share.