Travel Information

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Here we have gathered information that will be helpful in making your travel plans to and from New Wineskins 2019; as well as, frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the information you need or have further questions that are not answered on this page, please contact us.

What is the Ridgecrest Conference Center’s address?

1 Ridgecrest Dr, Ridgecrest, NC 28770

Please note: Physical address does not work in all GPS systems and mapping programs, please use the turn by turn directions provided below.

1. From Interstate 40, take Exit 66 (Ridgecrest). 
2. Turn left (if traveling east) or right (if traveling west) onto Dunsmore Avenue and go .2 miles. 
3. Turn right onto Old U.S. 70 and go 1 mile.
4. Ridgecrest is on the left.

When should I plan to arrive?

The first plenary session of New Wineskins 2019 is at 7pm on Thursday, September 26th. However, we encourage you to come early to have a personal retreat or join us as we debut pre-conferences! If you are interested in advanced training in a specific area of mission, a pre-conference may be perfect for you.  Check out the available pre-conferences on our Pre-conferences page (more will be added soon)!

When should I plan to depart?

The conference officially ends at noon on Sunday, Sept. 29th. You must be checked out of your room by 10am, checkout by simply leave your room keys in your room. Lunch is not included in our standard package, but you may contact Ridgecrest to add lunch if you wish. The South East Asia IV Symposium will begin at 1:30 on Sunday and go until a reception at 4pm. Also, the Anglican Global Mission Partners will begin their fall meeting on Sunday night and conclude before lunch on Monday.

What airport should I fly into?

There are several airports within driving distance of Ridgecrest. We recommend you fly into Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) which is the most convenient; only about a 20 minute drive. Other options are Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) (1.5 hour drive) and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) (2 hour drive).

How do i get from asheville regional airport (avl)?

  1. Rent a car—We recommend renting a car at the airport. This may be the cheapest option for you.

  2. Coordinate with others—Do you know someone with whom you can coordinate plans? Maybe they are already renting a vehicle or are driving through and can pick you up. Also, we will be adding a Google Groups message board soon where you can coordinator with other New Wineskins 2019 attendees!

  3. There are multiple shuttle companies who provide transport to Ridgecrest. We will post in the Updates section if we are able to negotiate some good rates and provide their contact info at a later time.

do i need a visa to get into the u.s.?

You may need a visa to get into the U.S., and it is very important that you look into this as far in advance of the conference as possible.  To find out if you will need a visa, here is a helpful link for you:

how do i obtain a “letter of invitation” for visa purposes?

To request a Letter of Invitation from New Wineskins Missionary Network, please contact us.

need more information?

Please contact us if you have further questions regarding travel.