Chapel at Johnson University Tennessee


Those outside our campus community are welcome to worship and learn with us. Services are livestreamed on Tuesday mornings.


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
August 24 Convocation
August 25 Academic Town Hall
August 26 President Tommy Smith
August 31 Bill Wolf (Dean of the Chapel)
September 2 Communion Service
September 7 Lydia Emerson (Assistant to the Dean of the Chapel)
September 9 Communion Service
September 14 Dom Jenkins (Campus Pastor, Johnson University Florida)
September 16 Communion Service
September 21 Anne Wilson (Lead Youth Minister, Traders Point Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN)
September 23 Communion Service
September 28 Missions Emphasis Week
September 29 Missions Emphasis Week
September 30 Missions Emphasis Week
October 5 Mental Health Awareness Week
October 6 Mental Health Awareness Week
October 7 Mental Health Awareness Week
October 12 Steve Cook (Dean of the School of Bible & Theology)
October 14 Communion Service
October 19 Pino Neglia (2021 ICOM President)
October 21 Fall Break
October 26 Chris Battle (Founder of Battlefield Farms, Knoxville, TN)
October 28 Communion Service
November 2 Communion Service
November 4 Brian Leach (Lead Kids Pastor, Christ’s Church of the Valley, Phoenix, AZ)
November 9 Senior Sermon: Tydexstine McMillan
November 11 Communion Service
November 16 Matthew Best (Director of Future of Hope and Multicultural Student Affairs)
November 18 Communion Service
November 30 Senior Sermon: Dane Beanblossom
December 2 Communion Service
December 7 David Mullins (Lead Preaching Minister, Colonial Heights Christian Church, Kingsport, TN)
December 9 Communion Service


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.

Chapel Groups

See below for a variety of group options for this year. Groups meet Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Online Credit Opportunities

Johnson University recognizes that some students are physically unable to attend chapel on campus. Therefore, JU offers four different opportunities for students to earn chapel credit online. To apply to earn credit online, complete this form and submit it to the Chapel Office within the first three weeks of the semester or within two weeks of the chapel service(s) missed.

During the Fall 2021 semester, students in need of chapel credits can earn them by watching the following mediums in the prioritized order they are listed:

JU Chapel Livestream (1 credit per service)
All Tuesday chapel services will be live streamed this semester. If you have missed a Tuesday chapel service, please watch the service recorded on the Livestream before proceeding to the other online chapel credit options.

Bible Project Podcast (1 credit per episode)
The Royal Priest
Family of God
Image of God

RightNow Media Videos
The Book of 1 Peter by Kyle Idleman (2 credits for entire series)
The Israel Story by John Myers (1 credit per 2 episodes)

JU Sermon Archives (1 credit per service)
Jody Owens (October 3, 2013)
Aaron Wright (September 22, 2015)
Chris Battle (March 29, 2016)
Julianna Zoch (February 14, 2017)
Jim Hart (October 11, 2018)
Daryl Arnold (October 25, 2018)
Dominique Lee (November 15, 2018)
Taylor Brown (September 17, 2019)
Bill Wolf (January 15, 2020)
Chrystal Brown (February 4, 2021)

Upon the approval of your application, please complete the following steps to receive credit:

  • Watch/listen to the video, podcast, or service you have chosen.
  • In a word document or in the body of an email, summarize each video, podcast, or service you have watched in 150 words or more by answering the following questions:
    • What was the service order?
    • What was the primary theme of the message or service?
    • What were the stories told, Scriptures cited, or things done in the service that supported or developed that theme?
    • How might the theme relate to you and your life situation?
  • Submit your summary to the chapel teaching assistant .