Started in 1986, Avanti Italia is a program which exists to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Italy. Based in Scandicci, a suburb of the historic city of Florence, the program invites followers of Christ to intentional Christian living as a way to share Christ with those they come into contact with.

Participants have the opportunity to teach the Bible and the English language at the Florence Bible School while also learning Italian language and culture in order to form meaningful relationships with their students. Participants are also encouraged to utilize their personal talents and interests to create purposeful connections with members of the community.

In addition, various events organized by churches across Italy present opportunities for participants to grow with and encourage the greater church body. It is our earnest hope and prayer to see the Lord raise up disciples in Italy who will lead others to Him. It is our deepest honor to partner with Him in this work by spreading the good news and discipling those who receive it.