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


During the school year, the Johnson community gathers 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. In addition, this year we’ll be exploring “Listening Practice.” Dallas Willard says that we learn to hear and discern God’s voice from experience. So on Thursdays we will practice listening to God together.

Spring 2024 Schedule

Date Speaker
January 9 Prayer Service
January 11 Tommy Smith, President
January 16 Lydia Emerson, Worship Chaplain
January 18 Listening Practice
January 23 Mike Frost, Founder, Tinsley Institute, Sydney, Australia
January 25 Listening Practice
January 30 Daniel Overdorf, Director of Preaching Ministries and Professor of Ministry Leadership
February 1 Listening Practice
February 6 Charles Lomax, President & CEO, Knoxville Area Urban League, Knoxville, TN
February 8 Black History Month Service
February 13 Kenny Moore, Lead Pastor, Lifesong Church, Knoxville, TN
February 15 Black History Month Service
February 20 Homecoming
February 21 Homecoming
February 22 Homecoming
February 27 Peter Kim, Youth and Media Pastor, Powell Church, Knoxville, TN
February 29 Listening Practice
March 5 Student Revival Week
March 6 Student Revival Week
March 7 Student Revival Week
March 19 Rachel Grindle, Campus Minister
March 21 Listening Practice
March 26 Senior Sermon: Cooper Smith
March 27 David Fleer, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
March 28 David Fleer, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
April 2 Ronni Chandler, Persistence Coach & Recruitment Coordinator
April 3 Awards Chapel
April 4 Celebration Service
April 9 Creative Arts Emphasis Week
April 10 Creative Arts Emphasis Week
April 11 Creative Arts Emphasis Week
April 16 Senior Sermon: Alyvia Goss
April 18 Founders Day Chapel
April 23 Senior Sermon: Camden Jones
April 25 Sending Service


Chapel Groups

Chapel Groups meet every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in place of our large chapel gatherings. Students have a choice between attending one of seven small groups based on a topic, or being placed in a mentor group that consists of six peers and a mentor group leader.

    Chapel Prayers

    The PW Auditorium Prayer Room is open before, during, or after chapel for students to pray with a faculty/staff member about anything they’d like. No sign up necessary. If you are a faculty/staff member who would like to volunteer to pray with students, please sign up here.

    Jesus Questions

    Do you have Jesus Questions? We definitely do not have all the answers, but we would love to help in any way we can! If that’s you, please . Also, check out the “Jesus Questions” Wednesday Chapel Group!

    Chapel Announcements

    Have an announcement that you would like to be shared with the student body? Please fill out this form to get started!


    For the purpose of tracking chapel attendance, Johnson University Tennessee uses the iAttended app. Students will scan their student ID before and after each chapel service to receive credit for their attendance. The scans are then manually entered into iAttended within a week of the chapel attended.


    Online Credit Opportunities

    Johnson University recognizes that some students are physically unable to attend chapel on campus. Therefore, JU offers three different opportunities for students to earn chapel credit online. To apply to earn credit online, complete this form, obtain the necessary signature, and 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 2023 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 livestreamed 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)
    Holy Spirit Series
    Luke-Acts Series
    Parables Series
    Wisdom Series

    JU Sermon Archives (1 credit per service)
    Jody Owens (October 3, 2013)
    Aaron Wright (September 22, 2015)
    Chris Battle (March 29, 2016)
    Daryl Arnold (October 25, 2018)
    Taylor Brown (September 17, 2019)
    Bill Wolf (January 15, 2020)
    Chrystal Brown (February 4, 2021)
    Josh Fish (October 13, 2022)
    Lydia Emerson (January 17, 2023)
    Renee Kesler (February 14, 2023)
    Brandon Perry (March 9, 2023)
    Blake Wynn (April 11, 2023)

    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 within two weeks of the service missed.