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The Servant Leadership Summit brings pastors and ministry leaders together to become more effective in local church ministry through workshops, worship, & fellowship.

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A message from the Summit Host, Pastor Dexter B. Upshaw Jr.

Over the years we've had pastors and churches from across the country travel to New Vision to observe our model of ministry. New Vision is a thriving urban church with over 70,000 square feet of property on the West Side of Bridgeport, CT. We serve hundreds weekly via our worship services, live broadcasts, and community programs.


We've benefited from a strong foundation, phenomenal mentors, and best practices. We have a burden to help local churches thrive!

Not only do we want to share what's worked for us; we want to learn from you. The Servant Leadership Summit is a collaborative experience designed to encourage and equip pastors and their leaders.

I hope you will consider bringing key staff members to this transformative gathering. See you at the Summit!

Your Friend and Co-Laborer,

Pastor Dexter B. Upshaw Jr.
Senior Pastor, New Vision International Ministries

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Workshops, Worship & Fellowship!

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Travel & Hotel



Our preferred hotel is the Courtyard by Marriott Shelton, due to its proximity to the New Vision Campus (17 minutes) and our ability to provide hospitality.


Please book at this hotel so that we can best serve you during your stay.

We have a block rate of $129.00. Please call 1-800-321-2211 and request the "NVIM SLS" in order to receive the special discounted group rate.

Reservations must be received by Saturday, June 15, 2024. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis only.


Courtyard by Marriott Shelton

780 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT 06484



Most people fly into New York City via John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) or LaGuardia Airport (LGA). You can also fly into Newark, NJ (NWK), Westchester County Airport (HPN), Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN) or Bradley International Airport (BDL) 




There is significant driving distance from any airport to the New Vision Campus. Travel is often 1-2 hours, one way.

Please plan to obtain a rental car or carpool together from the airport. 

If you would like to schedule a car service to and from the airport, we have some preferred vendors to refer to you. Please contact Executive Liaison, Opal Moo-Yin at

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