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Vida Nueva of Northeast Georgia - Sponsor Guide

Your Responsibilities as a Sponsor

By agreeing to be a sponsor, you are undertaking a tremendous responsibility.

Before you approach a potential candidate, please pray for God to instruct you in the way to approach them and to give you the proper words to say. If you are not the candidate's parent, also pray about how to approach the parents.

When a person has expressed an interest, take time to explain the purpose of Vida Nueva.

Then you may submit the application

To comply with Vida Nueva policy, your candidate must be at least 15 years of age and no older than 20 years of age by the first day of the weekend. After Application Parts A & B are completed, please mail to the return address on the application.


Your candidate's application will be given priority on the basis of the post marked date or the date received if submitted in person. Should your candidate decline a written invitation to attend a weekend, a new application will be required for them to reapply to attend a weekend.

For the weekend:


Other Guidelines and Rules

Take your candidate to the Send-Up at the retreat center and take him/her home after the weekend (if their parents will not be at closing). Plan to be there by 5:00 P.M. on Friday for registration and check-in with the Pre-Weekend Couple.

Attend Serenade/Candlelighting Saturday at 6:30 P.M. and Closing on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 P.M. Please note, in accordance with VN tradition, parents of Candidates are not permitted to attend the Candlelighting.

Invite the Candidate's parents to attend "closing activities" on Sunday at 4:00P.M. even if they have not previously attended a three day weekend. Pick up your Candidate's personal possessions and see him/her safely home (if parents are not at closing). Advise the Candidate's parents that their child will return home Sunday evening before 10:00 P.M.

Make sure that you have advised your Candidate of the following:

During the Fourth Day

Additional Questions

Please consult the VN website at www.negavn.org for other information. For other questions, you may contact us here