Meet Some of Our Goers


Class of 2018
Refugee & Unreached People Group Ministry Resident in United States
Class of 2017
Business & Leadership in Germany
Class of 2017
Urban Church Planting Intern in Southeast Asia
Class of 2018
Outreach Among Marginalized Children and Youth in Germany
Class of 2021
Artist/Performer in Residence in Middle East
Class of 2020
Heath Care Training & Volunteer Public Health Work in Bulgaria


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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

My Letter to Future GOers

By Rosie on April 5, 2022

  Dear Thoughtful Person,                                                                                                                                                                                    April 5th, 2022             If you care to continue reading, I have some words to share with you that may or may not be worth your time. I’d like to share some of the biggest lessons I learned in my time overseas, some things I wish I had known before going overseas, and I’d like to encourage you, if at all possible.             Something I learned overseas: God is a great gift giver. No,... Read more

My Letter to Future Goers

By Jen on March 9, 2020

I have now been back in America for a whole week. During this time, I'm having the opportunity to process these last two years, get used to the reality of being in the US again, and prepare for my next steps. I'm excited to say that I hope to continue working overseas for as long as God has me there. These last two years have been very foundational for my future as well as a major source of growth for me. He has taken me on quite a ride, and here are 7 things that I have learned these last two years.   1. Don't be afraid to use this time to develop yourself. Perhaps you will feel pressure to... Read more

My Letter to Future Goers

By Heather on March 16, 2018

Whenever I sit down to write something, I run circles in my mind until I come to the conclusion that I have nothing of worth to contribute. If you experience something similar in your decision making - if you feel that pull to go but feel inadequate to the task - I have good news for you. The voices in our heads are wrong. I mean, they’re kind of right, but they are wrong.  Satan takes truth and twists it. When you see your deficiencies and say, “I’m lacking”, you’re right. If you stop there, you’re wrong. “BUT GOD” is the game-changing phrase in the Bible and in our world. I’m not equipped,... Read more

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