Serve Our City
We believe that Ethos isn't a place- it's the people that make up the church. Every person in our church family is a missionary, and it's our job to spread the love of Jesus to the more than 800,000 people in our city who don't know Him. Though there are thousands of amazing ways to serve the Lord in Nashville, below are a few tangible ways you can begin serving in our city this week. For more information, or to get involved, email the contact person within each ministry. If you have any questions, or problems getting connected, email
Nashville Rescue Mission
When : 7 days a week
Contact : volunteer@
More Info : Volunteer here
About: The NRM seeks to help the hurting of Middle Tennessee by providing food, clothing, and shelter to the homeless community and those recovering from life degrading addictions. Their goal is to help people know the saving grace of Jesus, and through him, find wisdom for living as a positive member of the community. Ethos Church has many connections within the NRM and there is always a need for volunteers and donations.
Room in the Inn
When : 7 Days a week
Contact : Mary Wilder,
About: Room in the Inn exists to provide programs that emphasize human development and recovery through education, self-help and work, centered in community and long term support for those who call the streets of Nashville home. They do so through the power of spirituality and the practice of love, as well as providing hospitality with a respect that offers hope in a community of non-violence. There are a variety of different volunteer opportunities available- to find out more visit their website here.
Preston Taylor Ministries
When: 7 days a week, various times
More Info: prestontaylorministries.org
About: Founded in 1998 to confront problems present in the Preston Taylor public housing area such as drug use, gang involvement, teenage pregnancy, and illiteracy, PTM empowers youth growing up in the inner-city to discover and live their God-inspired dreams, develop a love for learning, and build joy-filled friendships that glorify Christ Jesus. Early morning Bible studies, afterschool programs, lunchtime mentorships, and weekly running groups are among the many avenues to provide hope and build life-changing relationships at PTM.
Salvation Army Berry Street: Sunday School
When: Sundays (10:45am-12:30pm)
Contact: Jessica Hyne,
About: The Salvation Army on Berry Street is looking for volunteers to help teach Sunday School, lead worship for 30-40 people, and mentor kids ages 6 to 15. Several family members at Ethos have been serving there, yet lots of help is still needed on Sundays. The format of Sunday School is normally 40 minutes of teaching and 40 minutes playing and getting to know the kids. No formal training is needed. If you are interested, email Jessica Hyne and you will be contacted with details on how to get connected.
When: 6 days a week (closed Sunday)
Contact: Wes Harrell,
Needs: Medically licensed roles (RNs, physical therapists, various specialists), Non-licensed support roles (Spanish and Arabic interpreters, prayer intercessors, administrative support, clinic assistants), Group opportunities (Nashville Neighbors teams, OTC medicine drives, hygiene supply drives)
About: Siloam Health is a faith-based, charitably funded nonprofit organization that provides affordable, high-quality, whole-person care to the uninsured in the metro Nashville area as well as health promotion among our city’s immigrant and refugee communities. Siloam also offers mentorship to the next generation of health care providers through the Siloam Institute. Siloam Health’s mission is to share the love of Christ by serving those in need through health care. One of Siloam’s primary goals has been to engage volunteers, who are vital to Siloam as they donate more than 13,000 hours annually in clinical and non-clinical roles. In return, volunteers catch a glimpse of the changing face and needs of Nashville, which we hope they bring back to their families, churches, or other organizations. To volunteer, visit Siloam's website here. If you have any questions, email Wes Harrell and he can point you in the right direction.
Contact: Pieter Valk,
Needs: Skill based volunteers (marketing, communications, web, etc); people to host Kitchen Table Conversations or facilitate support groups.
About: EQUIP's mission is to equip the Church to better love those who experience same-sex attraction. Their goal is to become the Church where sexual minorities can belong. They want the Church we leave our children to be one where boys and girls grow up hearing their parents, friends, and pastors talk about sexuality in compassionate and meaningful ways . And if those boys and girls find themselves attracted to other boys or girls of the same sex, we want them to be able to share with their parents, friends, or pastors without fear or shame. To volunteer, visit EQUIP's website here. If you have any questions, email Pieter and he can answer any questions you may have.
Youth for Christ
When: 7 days a week
Contact: Tom Gauger
Needs: Youth for Christ's biggest needs right now are for ministry oriented folks who would volunteer, perhaps one hour of a month, to work with pregnant teen moms in their Parent Life program; in their Campus Life program, working with at risk young men in our public schools; and in one of 4 juvenile detention centers that they work in.
About: Youth for Christ reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other likeminded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement. The Nashville chapter is working on "Taking Nashville for Christ" one community at a time. To volunteer, visit Youth for Christ's website here or email Tom with any questions.
Other Ways to Serve
- Join the email list to stay informed of current opportunities ( )
- Join a house church and serve together each month.
- Subscribe to our blog for latest needs
- Stop by the SERVE Board at church on any Sunday