Serving Together 2016-2017

The Operation Andrew Group operates just like Andrew! As one of the first disciples, Andrew sought out his brother Simon (Peter) to join him in following Jesus. Every day, as brothers and sisters, we are doing the same thing; seeking to serve churches so that together we can serve our city.


We are in the process of contacting pastors who can make an important time commitment to launch our LINC program. We love the conversations with ministers and clergy, literally linking people together. Participants will meet approximately 75 leaders from specialized fields and make on-site visits to all parts of the city. This once-a-month, full day of in-depth sessions provides current data and transforms our perspectives. Apply for the 2017-2018 program.  - Rubel Shelly, Brooke Horton


Oak Project

With over 80 professionals now paired in Oak’s second year of mentoring, we are experiencing real impact. “From the moment I met him, he helped me to feel welcomed into his life by inviting me to his mother’s 93rd birthday party. It is people like Mr. Gentry that know how important community is and have the ability to make a difference in the lives of others by simply sharing their own lives... and [I] look forward to further developing our relationship.”- James Richfield, Mentee. Consider how you may become involved this year.  - Chris Kinney, Nathan Mueting



The last 18 months we’ve been building community, more than doubling United4Hope partnerships. Coordinators, church leaders and partnering organizations are energized by higher levels of training, with comments like: “The all-day training was invigorating ... helpful to hear other coordinators facing the same challenges. It made me feel a part of the Nashville community!”  Dr. Shawn Joseph, our new MNPS Director of Schools, has asked that we consider a reachable goal of one or more church(es) for every school in Nashville. - Stan Weber

National Day of Prayer

Mayor Megan Barry and Speaker Beth Harwell opened the 2016 Annual Downtown Gathering themed “Wake-up America”.  Leaders from across the city, small group prayer, and bi-lingual booklets were highlights of the 10th Annual event. Following the program, the NDP booklets were shared with an Edgehill after-school program where over 25 students gave their lives to Christ, even surprising teachers with their new commitments! - Aaron Y. Johnson

Exalt The Word

Operation Andrew worked hand-in-hand with The National Bible Association and The Caleb Company to engage a city-wide reading of the entire Bible, all in one day! It was really thrilling to hear the excitment rise up, covering Davidson and Williamson Counties and extending from White House to Bonanroo. Prayers have begun for a the second Exalt the Word in 2017. - Linda Nelson

Rodgers Celebration

The Eighth Annual Joe & Honey Rodgers Awards dinner for Christian Civic Leadership recognized Howard Gentry, Amy Grant and Don Finto. Each Honoree gave their unique insights on Nashville, and how they maintain a personal journey with Christ. Honey Rodgers was pleased to see cross-sector leaders celebrated, all serving our city together and in support of Operation Andrew’s growing ministries. - Turney Stevens