Service Opportunities

Our students play a very active role in serving the community through First Baptist Nashville.

Harvest Hands

Wednesdays  |  4 - 6 p.m.

Harvest Hands is a catalyst for Christ-centered, holistic community development in South Nashville. We will be assisting their elementary after-school care program. We need 6 – 12 volunteers to commit to being there each Wednesday beginning October 2 and continuing through the end of the school year.

Preston Taylor Ministries

Tuesdays  |  4 - 6 p.m.

Preston Taylor Ministries (PTM) glorifies Christ by empowering Preston Taylor children. PTM was founded in 1998 to confront many of the problems present in the Preston Taylor public housing area, problems such as drug use, gang involvement, teenage pregnancy, illiteracy, poor school performance, and crime. We will serve alongside PTM on Tuesdays each week, assisting in their elementary after-school care program.

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest works to solve hunger issues in our community. We strive to take a group of 15 – 30 students at least once a month. Should you ever want to go outside of this designated time to serve, just let us know. 

First Baptist Nashville’s Christ Closet / Room in the Inn

Each Sunday evening, November through March, we host several guests for Room in the Inn. Last year, our youth program sponsored two nights by providing the necessary volunteers for the operation to run. The Jordan-Lake family facilitates the Christ Closet being open and available for our guests. If you would like to assist the Christ Closet during the Room in the Inn months, contact the Student Ministry Office at 664.6023.

The Nashville Food Project

Third Sunday of each month  |  6 – 8 p.m.

Formerly Mobile Loaves and Fishes, the Nashville Food Project works extensively in the Nashville area to provide healthy food in homeless and working poor communities. We partner with them the third Sunday evening of each month to help provide meals to two of their locations.

Christian Women’s Job Corps

Second and Fourth Thursdays each month  |  5:30 - 8 p.m.

Every second and fourth Thursday evening, a group of First Baptist Nashville students work together to host about 20 children ages 4 - 12.  The children’s mothers are students across the street at Christian Women’s Job Corps.  Children are divided into small groups and students lead games, help with crafts, and work on basic Bible skills. A meal is served to the children at the beginning of the evening.