A Vision for Life

Gain Vision

“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.” – Proverbs 29:18

What is AVFL?

AVFL is a six-week youth discipleship program based out of Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe in Budapest, Hungary. Every summer students from around the world come together as one team for 40 days to unplug from the world and plug into Jesus. Since the creation of the program in 2003, the Lord has been radically using this program to encourage, empower, and equip our students for their lives and for their future ministry.


Throughout the six weeks of the program, the students will learn to prioritize worship, prayer, and personal devotional time in God’s Word. These are foundational needs in the life of a believer and our aim is to teach the students that the only way to truly gain a vision for their life is by learning to constantly reach up toward Christ Himself.


Monday through Friday the students will be spending their mornings studying the Word of God with our team of pastors and teachers. These hours are focused on answering the tough questions this generation is facing, solidifying the foundations of their faith.

Their weekday evenings are filled with various events focused around discipleship and fellowship. We have purposefully immersed them in this discipleship-intensive environment so they might have the opportunity to see the things in their hearts that God wants to address. As they reach up toward Him, He reaches into them and faithfully uproots the things that are keeping them from Him.


The weekday afternoons are spent in preparation for evangelism and outreach. The students will be equipped with practical tools for outreach by learning various skits, learning how to do street evangelism, learning to share their testimony, organizing different outreach events, and more.

After reaching up toward Jesus and allowing Him to reach into our hearts throughout the week, the weekends are spent reaching out to those in Europe who do not know the hope we have found in Christ.

Each week will coincide with ministry and an outreach trip. We will visit five different countries and partner with Calvary Chapel missionaries and churches throughout this area of Europe. Our goal is that the students don’t just learn about missions, but they truly live it! They will participate in street evangelism, vacation bible schools, gypsy ministry, orphanages, practical service, and so much more. They will learn to get out of their comfort zones and share their faith. People will get saved, lives will be changed, and the Kingdom will be strengthened!

Since 2003, A Vision for Life has produced lasting fruit as each student grows in the Word, steps out in ministry, and allows the Lord to impact their lives as they impact others. This is a great opportunity for them to grow, be equipped for the future, and to gain God’s vision for their lives.

Encourage the youth in your life to consider thinking bigger this summer. Encourage them to ask the Lord, “What is Your vision for my life?”

What is God’s vision for your life?

The arrival dates for AVFL 2019 are June 20-21 and departures will be August 03-04 (subject to change).
Space is limited! If you have any questions or would like to apply, we would be happy to correspond with you. Email us directly at avfl@ccbce.com.


*please note, that the following fees do not include airfare

There is a $2,650 fee for the six week program. (This covers housing, meals, and transportation costs.)


Once you have been accepted, please promptly send the non-refundable deposit of $200. This will hold your reservation, and confirm your intent to come. In order to determine your remaining tuition balance, deduct the deposit amount(s) from the original tuition balance.

If you have any questions, please contact us at avfl@ccbce.com.

When is it my payment due?

Your $200 deposit is due immediately upon acceptance, the remaining balance of the program’s price is due prior to arrival.

How do I pay my tuition?

See our payment options information above. This contains all methods of payment for completing your transactions.  Should you have any questions, please email our accounting office at accounting@ccbce.com.

How much spending money do I need?

The amount will vary based on the spending habits of the student.  In the past, we’ve recommended $300 ($50 per week/6 weeks).  This amount should be more than enough.  Again, this is just a rough estimate.  Students have been fine bringing less as well.

How do I get cash there?

The easiest and most efficient method to obtain money is via ATM.  That said, in the past, many parents have elected to do a joint account where they can add money as needed.  Please note, most banks charge an ATM transaction fee and have a maximum daily withdrawal amount.  In order to prevent your card from being deactivated, please notify your bank and let them know that you will be making international withdrawals/transactions.

What is the quality of healthcare in Hungary?

Relative to a vast percentage of the world’s healthcare Hungary is very good.  There are schools in thought or practices that may differ with respect to each person’s culture and/or experience.

Do I need any immunizations prior to entering Hungary?

There are no immunizations required prior to entering Hungary.

Do I need medical insurance?

You are not required to obtain health insurance, but there are several companies offering international medical insurance for your own peace-of-mind.

There are multiple doctors available locally, as well as hospitals.

Hungary is on a social healthcare system.  If you require any medical attention, medical fees may be paid out-of-pocket.

How do I receive mail?

If you are receiving a package, please ensure that the sender has clearly written your name on the package or letter.

If they are mailing you a package, they will be required to complete a customs form.

When completing the contents section, please ensure that–if applicable–they write “GIFT – NOT FOR RESALE”.

If a value over $40 is noted, you may be charged on the receiving end by Hungarian customs.

In order to prevent theft, please ensure that they DO NOT include cash in any package or letter.

Depending on the sending location, delivery method, and mailing options; packages can take anywhere from five days to four weeks.

The address to send to is: