Student Mission Trip - Nashville (7/21-7/28) - Register by October 22
Register and make $50 downpayment to reserve your spot by October 22!
It’s likely that your team will listen to music on the drive to Nashville, but once you enter the city limits, turn off your devices and take in the richness, creativity, and soul of Nashville—the country music capital of the world.
This city is home to Music Row, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry, and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. But even if you have team members who aren’t country music fans, Nashville is still buzzing with life thanks to the Nashville Zoo, Nashville Shores Waterpark, the Music City Trolley Hop, and the Music City Marketplace.
Although there’s a lot to see and do in Nashville, the community also has an intertwined diversity of highs and lows. Walk down one street past million-dollar homes, and around the next corner you’ll see low-income housing. About 13 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. People try to live off minimum wage in a city where you need two or three times that wage to survive. Homelessness statistics are 20 to 30 percent higher than the national average.
Join Week of Hope Nashville to serve alongside other youth groups from around the country who’ll arrive with the same purpose: to bring the hope and love of Jesus to the people who need it the most.
How You'll Serve
As your team members enter into the lives of others and build relationships with the people of Nashville, they’ll experience God working through them at projects such as these:
Work with lower-income children through an organization that offers tutoring, summer camp, a basketball league, job skills training, and other recreational and cultural activities as a positive alternative to the streets. Assist refugees through a ministry that engages churches, other organizations, and individuals to assist immigrants and refugees in the region. Serve with a local summer school that works to increase literacy to keep kids off the streets and out of the prisons. Help teach rising Kindergartners their basics like ABCs, colors, shapes and work with them on reading in a safe summer environment. Spend time with individuals involved in a program that offers structured activities to older adults with cognitive or physical limitations. Provide help to seniors that are unable to work on the inside and outside of their homes. Package and deliver diapers to families through the Diaper Connection.