Church Relations

C-N Church Relations

The Church Relations and Campus Ministries division of Carson-Newman University serves to support local churches and university students in developing educated citizens and worldwide servant-leaders on mission for Christ. 

Carson-Newman was established because of Tennessee churches, and we are grateful for our partnership with churches to advance the Kingdom of God. We hope you enjoy this video,, which depicts our church-focused history and the wonderful things God is doing to change lives at Carson-Newman. 

Campus Ministries

Campus Ministries is a biblically-based and Gospel-focused ministry to all university students at Carson-Newman. We offer weekly chapel services to provide a formal worship experience and to preach God’s Word to our students, faculty and staff. We train and employ student chaplains who are available to provide support to both students living in every residence hall on campus and those students who commute to campus. We disciple students by leading them to study God’s Word and establish a Biblical worldview. Throughout the year, we offer ministry and missions training for all students who can participate.

For more information about C-N Campus Ministries, click the links below:

Appalachian Ministries of the SMokies

Through the Appalachian Ministries of the Smokies (AMOS) ministry, local families in need are served through a variety of avenues. Services include a food pantry, home repairs, shelter for women and children, educational programs and vouchers for families to use at a local thrift store.

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Church Relations

Jonathan Akin

Vice President for Church Relations & Campus Ministries

Church Relations

Jennifer Shope

Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Church Relations and Campus Ministries