Both passionate about raising up the next generation of evangelists, Advance was started by British and American evangelists Andy Hawthorne (The Message Trust) and Andrew Palau (Luis Palau Association). Individually they had been meeting up with smaller groups of up to twelve younger preaching evangelists to intentionally develop and sharpen them. Hearing and praying about their shared vision, Advance Groups were born.

Since its inception in 2015, Advance has grown from the first group in Manchester, UK, to a global movement of hundreds of groups meeting regularly around the world.

Advance exists unashamedly to put the lamp of the gospel on a stand around the globe, increasing the number of Christians who will use every opportunity to share the gospel in their day-to-day lives.

The Gospel. There is no plan B.