Meet Some of Our Goers


Class of 2017
Campus Outreach in Mexico
Class of 2016
Mentoring through Sports in Germany
Class of 2015
Small Business Facilitator in Malawi
Class of 2017
Street Children Ministry in North Africa
Class of 2015
Language Acquisition Curriculum Development in Middle East
Class of 2017
Middle East Refugee Ministry in Middle East


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A Passover Story

By Melody on May 1, 2018

Sometimes, the biggest things are the smallest. I think that’s true in life, but I know it’s true in ministry. Especially in a context like Germany where the average person may not have ever met a single Christian or been to a church service. My ministry hosts a variety of events with the simple purpose of building relationships that will lead to Gospel conversations. Some of these events are completely arts focused, like our regular Open Stage nights. Others are primarily Jesus focused, like our weekly Soul Space, an artistic meditation/Bible study. As one might expect, it’s been hard to... Read more

One Year Later

By Alexander on December 2, 2016

                It feels weird even typing that title. It’s been a year since hugs and at least a few tears in a Dallas airport when I left to live overseas for two years. Even today it hit me. I was sitting on the floor with a few friends, and even though some of us were American, no one was speaking English. We were digging into a goopy foreign substance with our bare hands, drinking tea, and talking about life. The strangest thing was that it felt so normal. That’s my life now, one year later. And as I reflect on how it’s come to be this way, it’s incredibly difficult to adequately sum it... Read more

So Now What?

By Zack on July 16, 2018

Every summer the Avance team has a theme. Something for us to focus on and be reminded of throughout the summer. For this group, we chose the Jars of Clay passage from 2 Corinthians 4. “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us”. This has led to a lot of thought over missional living. Often times, when we think of missions, we think of going to another country, providing some type of work that satisfies a need of a community, worshipping together and sharing what God has done in our lives with the people we are working with... Read more

Wait Wait Wait....You Want Me to go WHERE?

By Diamond on September 15, 2018

This is the face I made when God told me that I would be going overseas for 2 years. Now if you know me well, this was the last thing that was on my mind. When God made it clear to me that I would be going to Berlin for two years to work with youth, I laughed. I doubted. I shook my head thinking that He had made a mistake -- but God doesn’t make mistakes. He is perfect. You might be slightly curious how I got to this point: So this is the story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down. And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you how I became a goer beyond... Read more

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