Spring Retreat 2020

This event has been cancelled to help slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are truly sorry to cancel it and for the inconvenience this might cause.


Spring Retreat at Johnson University provides a weekend of compelling messages, high-energy worship, and great fellowship. We hope to provide a fun weekend with thought-provoking messages and a time for students to learn more about who they are. This event offers high school youth an opportunity to grow in their relationship with God on a beautiful college campus surrounded by other young people who share their passion for Christ.

Have a question not answered here? Contact our Admissions office at 800-827-2122.



Friday, April 3

3:00-5:00 p.m. Registration (Phillips-Welshimer Building)

5:00-6:15 p.m. Dinner/Lawn Games (Gally Commons Dining Hall)

7:00 p.m. Main Session (Phillips-Welshimer Gym)

8:30 p.m. Small Group Time (Location of your choice)

9:30 p.m. Friday Night Fun (Various locations)

11:30 p.m. Curfew (Dorms)


Saturday, April 4

8:00-9:30 Breakfast (Gally Commons Dining Hall)

9:30 a.m. Morning Wake Up (Phillips-Welshimer Gym)

10:00-11:00 a.m. Bible Study (Phillips-Welshimer Gym)

11:00 a.m. Small Group Time (Location of your choice)

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch (Gally Commons Dining Hall)

1:00 p.m. Workshop A (Various locations)

2:00 p.m. Workshop B (Various locations)

3:00 p.m. Free time/Activity time

6:00-6:45 p.m. Dinner (Gally Commons Dining Hall)

7:00 p.m. Main Session (Phillips-Welshimer Gym)

8:30 p.m. Small Group Time (Location of your choice)

9:30 p.m. Late Night Worship (Phillips-Welshimer Gym)

11:30 p.m. Curfew (Dorms)


Sunday, April 5

8:30-9:30 a.m. Breakfast (Gally Commons Dining Hall)

9:45 a.m. Main Session (Phillips-Welshimer Gym)

11:00 a.m. Dismissal


Rachel Grindle is a graduate of Johnson University and has her Masters in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. She spent ten years working as a youth pastor, four years as a missional life pastor and teaching pastor, and three years as the senior director of Engage at Christ in Youth. This past year she has started her greatest ministry to date, raising kingdom workers of her own, her twin boys August and Beckler. She is married to Stephen and they live in Joplin, Missouri. When not with her boys, you can find Rachel teaching fitness classes or a leadership course at the local college. She loves traveling, good food, and getting a full night of sleep.


$40/person before March 20

$55/person after March 20

The registration fee includes a t-shirt, on-campus housing, and all meals on campus (Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner; and Sunday breakfast). Fill out the registration form below to get started, and be sure to complete the Medical Release Form for each student.

If you desire to stay off-campus, there are a variety of hotels located approximately 20 minutes from the University. Those who stay off campus are responsible for making their own housing arrangements.



$40/person before March 20

$55/person after March 20

You can pay in full by calling our office or by bringing payment with you when you arrive at Spring Retreat. Be sure to bring the Medical Release Forms or mail them to our office at the address below.

Johnson University Admissions Office
7900 Johnson Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37998

Medical Release Form

Click here to print out the Medical Release Form.