At Tyson House, we want to make space for the UTK to become a part of a dynamic community, to learn to love one another, and – most importantly – to celebrate God and His love for us. In short, we want to give people the chance to be the Church on campus. Our mission in being Church on campus is that every person in the UTK community might know that we are all beloved children of God.
Community Building, Service, and Worship
There’s a lot to do at Tyson House, but we know what we’re about: building a strong community, serving the people around us, and worshiping God together.
Attending such a large university can be intimidating for a lot of students, and we know the importance to building a community that can provide support. We provide many events and programming that offer opportunities for students to form strong friendships with one another, network with non-profit and church professionals, reconcile and heal broke bonds, and opportunities for pastoral care with our chaplain.
For more information about our community building efforts, click here.
We are brought into the Church, only to be sent out into the world to be the Church. Some of the service projects that we participate in include cleaning Fort Sanders after football Saturdays, creating care packages for students during midterms, building houses with Habitat for Humanity, and an annual service-oriented spring break trip.
For more information about our service, click here.
The cornerstone of Tyson House and all that we do is worship. Every Sunday evening at 6:04pm, we come together to have a homemade meal and worship together – but this is not the only worship we do in a week. We provide twice-weekly prayer services, Bible studies, and more.
To learn more about worshiping with us, click here.
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord. (Ephesians 2:19-22)