Trevecca Nazarene University

Mission Encounter group on Trevecca's campus

The Mission Encounter group will soon complete its third week-long stay at Trevecca’s campus. The urban mission trip group, Mission Encounter, has chosen Trevecca as its home base, providing mid and senior high students from all over the country an opportunity to come and serve within Nashville’s impoverished inner-city neighborhoods.

“Our goal is to utilize the gifts and talents of youth to further the kingdom of God,” said Program Director Mike Shin.

Mission Encounter Nashville camp trips were scheduled for June 18-24, July 2-8, and July 9-15. Groups have been housed in Trevecca dorms and fed in the Apple Dinning Room. They have been involved in three different types of ministry projects, and on sites involved with Compassionate Ministries. One site involves work with the homeless, providing clothing, food, and Bible studies. Another works in the J.C. Napier housing projects, offering VBS programming, tutoring, and food and clothing assistance. The third ministry opportunity offers repair projects for families and churches involving painting and light construction.

Mission Encounter is an organization based out of Mount Juliet, TN with 25 years experience of leading teenagers in cross cultural missions at six different camp locations all over the world.