Calling all students! Serve like Jesus in Nashville, Tennessee this June & July.

Students Living a Mission is based in Nashville, TN where there is a rapidly growing population of immigrants and refugees. Additionally, SLAM has called Music City home for nearly 20 years and has developed year-around relationships in the community with the elderly, kids, and the underprivileged. We invite you to serve those closest to Jesus’ heart while experiencing the power of the body of Christ as we worship and learn together. Our greatest hope is that you leave with a renewed perspective and passion for serving in your own context. And by the way, you’ll have fun and laugh while you are here!


Your team will travel to Old Hickory, TN on Nashville’s eastside. This area was historically segregated during the peak of local industry and was literally on the “other side of the tracks” from middle-class households. Students Living a Mission purchased and moved into an abandoned elementary school in the Hopewell neighborhood in 2004 and has been transforming the environment ever since. Hopewell has since become one of the most kid-friendly neighborhoods to live but our transformative work in the Nashville metro area continues.


Official summer dates are in June and July and can be found on the website. Students Living a Mission also works with groups who may have a desire to serve on alternate dates like spring break or an abbreviated weekend trip.


SLAM can accommodate groups and individuals of all skill levels. We work with students ages 12-25 and therefore offer a range of projects that can fit the wide span of age and maturity level.

What We Will Do

Your group will be paired with projects in the Nashville metro area that could include facilitating a kids camp for immigrant children, cleaning or other household chores for the elderly and disabled, working an organic farm to contribute to local nutritional needs, serving the homeless or those experiencing food-insecurity, and more. These projects will typically be facilitated by SLAM team members who have developed capacities for leading these projects and often have personal experience and/or relationship with those being served. Beyond the service projects, your week will be intentionally structured to give students and leaders opportunities to hear from the Lord through teaching, music, reflection, and prayer. SLAM also facilitates times of conversation, play, and laughter for participants to enjoy time together. This is intended to allow the encouragement and equipping that will move each participant to be a better representative of Jesus to those around them.

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