Mission Nashville

Posted: October 16, 2013 in General

Since its founding in 1901, Trevecca has had a strong history of training people to lead, serve, and minister to others. This legacy of leadership and service is at the heart of Trevecca. It’s in that spirit the university launched Mission Nashville, a summer urban immersion camp.

Mission Nashville will provide churches with a fully organized mission trip for their youth–an opportunity for teens to see real need firsthand and respond to God’s command to be his hands, feet, and heart to others.

Each evening, corporate worship will be led by our guest speaker and Trevecca’s worship bands, Refuge and Awaken. Students will have the opportunity to make new friends, have fun, and spend time with youth from all over the country who share a passion for ministry to others.

Mission Nashville 2014 Information

Posted: August 19, 2013 in General

Individual Chaperone and Student Registration for 2014 Mission Nashville Youth Groups

Our Mission Nashville speaker next year will be Corey MacPherson, Chaplain at Eastern Nazarene College.

Stay tuned for more information.  We hope to see many of you there!

Mission Nashville 2013 Recap-Week 2

Posted: August 10, 2013 in General

Thanks to all participants for an outstanding two weeks of Mission Nashville this year.  Check out the video recap from Week 2:

We had a wonderful Mission Nashville Week 1!  Thanks to all attendees.  We can’t wait for Week 2!

Here’s a recap slideshow for everyone:

Mission Nashville 2012 Video Recap

Posted: October 19, 2012 in General

Quotes from participants:

“I experienced God washing me clean and wiping away my sins. I saw everyone raising their hands in worship, and it was amazing!” – Sammy London, 10th grader, First Church of the Nazarene, Huntsville, Alabama

“Mission Nashville was just truly an amazing place to be…It was extremely humbling to see the difficulties people live through. I’m ready to do it again.” – Brandi H., 12th grader, Piedmont Church of the Nazarene, Missouri

“Through pouring ourselves out for others, God pours his Spirit into us even more completely and transforms not only the world around us, but our very hearts. Several youths and chaperones used this week as an opportunity to recommit their lives to Christ and work more completely at revealing the kingdom of God wherever they find themselves. We were given the opportunity for service in several different areas, and…[a]s we were serving in these projects and events, I believe God was working on each of our hearts to give us a new story to tell and showing us the beauty of being his hands and feet in the world today, not only in Nashville or in a mission field far away, but even in our own community and congregation at PCFUMC.” – Pastor Arthur, Pell City United Methodist Church, Alabama

Pastor Kelli Hamilton from First Church reported to her congregation about Mission Nashville:

“Last week, July 2-6, our middle schoolers participated in Mission Nashville, which was hosted by Trevecca Nazarene University and was designed to bring students to Nashville to be involved in God’s kingdom work in the inner city.  We were among 300 students and adult leaders (traveling from as far as Michigan and Texas) who got a small glimpse of what life is like for those who live in poverty.  Our work involved helping with a summer camp/VBS for children who come from low-income families, hosting a game booth at a neighborhood July 4 carnival, preparing boxes and donated food items for the assembly line at Feed the Children (which is just down the road from First Church), and picking up trash in an impoverished neighborhood.  One afternoon, we also participated in a poverty simulation where we were divided into “families.”  Each family was given limited resources and had to survive the month by paying bills, buying food, finding transportation, etc.  It was eye-opening for many of our students.  Each night at TNU, we gathered in worship.  The Spirit of God was present throughout the week as I could see how God was working in and through our students to show them the brokenness that many people experience daily.  I also experienced God asking us to partner with God to share love and hope in the midst of the brokenness.  Many of our students are willing to accept this invitation and be God’s hands and feet in the world.  Two of our students wanted to share with you how God worked in and through them last week.  They are ready to do God’s kingdom work of hope and healing…are we?”               –Pastor Kelli Hamilton

Caleb Wilkins – 7th grade
“When I reflect on what we did during Mission Nashville,  I realize what an impact we made on East Nashville, along with the great people that make it up. Now I know that we weren’t the biggest, we weren’t the strongest, and we definitely weren’t the smartest, but God chose us and there is no way he wouldn’t choose anyone else. God opened our eyes, and in return we became His hands and feet.”

Joy Diehl – 6th grade
“This past week we went to Mission Nashville.  Out of the many things we did, like cleaning up a creek full of trash, helping out with a VBS, taping and filling boxes for Feed the Children and throwing a carnival; my favorite thing was worship.  I know I have a craving for God!  The music was AMAZING!  Everyday I’d anxiously wait for the service.  The band, Refuge, would play and we’d all file to the altars or stay in our seats with our arms raised.  I have never experienced anything like this before!  I am so excited for next year!”

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