About Nashville Advance TeamS
Our Nashville Advance Team experience is a unique opportunity for students to do cross-cultural gospel work stateside by joining what God is already doing in and through our Resident Ministry Team based in Nashville.
Our Resident Ministry Team
Our Resident Ministry Team is the heartbeat of our ministry mission in the Nashville area. Team members live, work, and serve among displaced peoples as missionaries. Most are tasked with reaching an apartment complex in which they have been embedded. Team Members play a crucial role in helping to coach and train high school and college students for cross-cultural gospel ministry.
Our Resident Ministry Team accomplishes its goals and objectives by 1) training and coaching students to live and serve as cross-cultural gospel workers. This is done by 2) immersing students in an active, cross-cultural ministry environment that is focused on evangelism, discipleship, and church-planting. This is possible because our Resident Ministry Team is already 3) living missionally and working as a team alongside our local partners to achieve gospel saturation in our target ministry area.
Nashville provides a unique setting for cross-cultural ministry engagement because it a city in which many refugees are resettled. This makes for a very ethnically diverse community – especially in certain areas of the city, like the area we work in in the southeast of the city. As with any major American city, Nashville is home to many immigrants and migrant workers. As a missions organization, we are excited to reach all peoples. But we are particularly drawn to engaging to the refugee population as we believe this is a strategic gospel opportunity for them and strategic training advantage for us.
the opportunity for your students
There are unlimited opportunities here in Nashville for outreach, learning, and genuine cross-cultural gospel engagement. This is why we are so passionate about exposing students to and involving them directly in this dynamic ministry environment!
Our vision for Advance Teams in Nashville is to connect students locally to missions that is global. We commit ourselves to focusing on your students and helping them to get them most out of this experience. We will make every effort and take every opportunity to bridge the gaps between people in our community. Together, alongside our Resident Ministry Team and our ministry partners, we will engage people from many cultures, religions, and backgrounds. In doing so, we will teach your students to learn to respect and appreciate cultural differences and help them to see the world through a different vantage point than what they have been accustomed to.
Above all, we want your students to love people more deeply, understand cross-cultural ministry more directly, and articulate the Gospel more clearly as a result of the time they spend doing ministry here alongside our team in Nashville.