Chapel at Johnson University Tennessee

At Johnson University, education is not reduced to academic competence alone. The kingdom of God will not be extended by the degrees framed and hanging on our graduates’ walls, but by the lives they live, being transformed with ever-increasing glory into the likeness of Christ, which is the work of the Spirit (2 Cor. 3:18). Our students’ spiritual formation, therefore, is vital to our mission and a significant focus for our trustees, administration, faculty, and staff. To this end, the chapel program is integral to a Johnson University education, and regular attendance is required for graduation.

Livestream

Those outside our campus community are welcome to worship and learn with us. This semester our Tuesday and Thursday chapel services will be the same each week, with half of our student body attending each day. Our services will be livestreamed here on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.

 

Schedule

During the school year, the Johnson community gathers on both campuses every Tuesday and Thursday morning for chapel services. Chapel is an opportunity to regularly set all other distractions aside, to focus our collective hearts and minds on Christ, and, by his Spirit, to worship and commune with God as one campus body.

Chapel services include prayer, singing, and a variety of speakers ranging from visiting missionaries, ministers, community leaders, and other special guests to JU’s own faculty, staff, and students.

 

Date Speaker
January 19 Tommy Smith (President)
January 21 Tommy Smith (President)
January 26 Bill Wolf (Dean of the Chapel)
January 28 Bill Wolf (Dean of the Chapel)
February 2 Chrystal Brown (VP of Program Development, Emerald Youth Foundation)
February 4 Chrystal Brown (VP of Program Development, Emerald Youth Foundation)
February 9 Joe Ella Darby (Associate Minister, First Baptist Church, Nashville)
February 11 Joe Ella Darby (Associate Minister, First Baptist Church, Nashville)
February 16 Diversity Training: Matthew Best & Jamey Gorman
February 18 Diversity Training: Matthew Best & Jamey Gorman
February 23 Homecoming
February 24 Homecoming (Break Day)
February 25 Homecoming
March 2 Senior Sermon: Jake Johnson
March 4 Senior Sermon: Jake Johnson
March 9 Molly Conaway (Lead Pastor, Crossings Church, Knoxville)
March 11 Break Day
March 16 Senior Sermon: Justus York
March 18 Senior Sermon: Justus York
March 23 SGA Student Revival
March 24 SGA Student Revival
March 25 SGA Student Revival
March 30 Lydia Emerson (Assistant to the Dean of the Chapel, Johnson University)
April 1 Lydia Emerson (Assistant to the Dean of the Chapel, Johnson University)
April 6 Senior Sermon: Will Beam
April 8 Senior Sermon: Will Beam
April 13 Marketplace Ministries Emphasis: TBD
April 14 Marketplace Ministries Emphasis: TBD
April 15 Marketplace Ministries Emphasis: TBD
April 20 Bill Wolf (Dean of the Chapel)
April 22 Founders Day
April 27 Errosthe Chapel
April 29 Awards Chapel

 

Attendance

For the purposes of recording and tracking chapel attendance, Johnson University Tennessee uses the iAttended app. Students are responsible for downloading the app to their smartphone or tablet. Students use the app to scan a QR code beforeĀ and after each chapel service to receive credit for their attendance.

Students who do not have a portable device capable of downloading the app can record attendance by other approved means. They are still required to create an iAttended account in order to track their attendance.

Click here for iAttended instructions.

COVID Changes

To decrease the number of people in the PW Auditorium at any one time, the student body will be split in two. Freshmen and seniors will attend chapel on Tuesday and sophomores and juniors will attend on Thursday; the Tuesday and Thursday chapels will be identical.

All people will be required to wear a mask at all time in the PW Auditorium. You must be wearing a mask to enter the room and will be asked to wear it if you remove it. Any absences caused by not wearing a mask will result in a loss of credit and will not be excused. If you have been advised not to wear a mask by a doctor, you must communicate that ahead of time to .

If a student is uncomfortable gathering with a large number of people for chapel, he or she may “attend” chapel online during the fall 2020 semester. Similarly, students may “attend” the New Student Chapel Group online (available to all students this semester). In order to receive credit for attending online, the student must submit the Online Chapel Credit Application Form.

Chapel Groups

Choose a group based on your interests and activities!

Video Resources

Johnson University partners with RightNow Media and offers all students free access to their extensive video library. Students can sign up and create a free account using a link on the portal.

During the spring 2021 semester, students can earn chapel credits by watching the following series and completing this form.

  • “Gifted for Love for the Church” by Matt Chandler and The Village Church
  • “12 Neighbors” founded by Marcel Lebrun
  • “Love Like That” by Dr. Les Parrot