Inspired by the way the early church cared for the poor in Acts 4, West End Community Church has committed to helping neighbors in need. But the challenges can seem insurmountable. So instead of asking how to help people in poverty, we started asking a slightly different question: â€œHow do we help people in our community get out of poverty?”

To answer that question, UpRise Nashville was born. 

UpRise Nashville exists to alleviate relational, economic and spiritual poverty through education and the power of relationships. We believe that we all suffer from some form of poverty, whether it is spiritual, emotional, relational or material. Solving the problem of poverty begins with intentional engagement and significant relationships.