WE EXIST TO BRING COLLEGE STUDENTS TO A DEEPER KNOWLEDGE & LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST. AS PEOPLE SHAPED BY CHRIST AND HIS KINGDOM, WE LIVE LIFE ALONGSIDE COLLEGE STUDENTS TO CREATE A CULTURE WHERE THEY ARE KNOWN, LOVED, AND BECOMING LIFE-LONG DISCIPLES OF JESUS. WE DO THIS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL CHURCHES AND HUNDREDS OF INDIVIDUALS CALLED BY GOD TO MINISTER TO COLLEGE STUDENTS IN CHATTANOOGA.
We are committed to seeing college students belong to the Church and celebrate that truth through their belonging to a local congregation. There are many challenges to seeing this happen, but we believe the work begins with belonging to each other in friendship. So we work to form rich friendships with students and help them build friendships with each other.
Hope for abundant life is Jesus, so we want students to know him and believe in him as Lord. We want their decisions, thoughts and relationships to come under the leadership and wisdom of Jesus. We boldly proclaim his Gospel in all areas of our ministry life in the hopes that students will believe that Jesus is the way, the truth, and life.
We want students to become disciples of Jesus - making disciples, baptizing, and teaching others to obey everything he commands. We affirm that as we are made new in Christ, every area of our life is an arena to see his Kingdom come and his will be done. This reality urges us to look for ways to help students learn from Jesus and become more like him in every aspect of their lives.
During the school year our staff meets with close to 100 students per week in small group and personal meetings. We share this with you because as we read about how Jesus loved people, we are struck by how much he spent time in intimate and personal settings. We want to model that as we live out our mission. If you want to meet with any member of our staff or student leadership, please let us know. We would love to help you get connected with other students or local churches, discover how your gifts can be used to serve others, or talk about the person and teachings of Jesus.
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Each Tuesday night during the school year we host a worship service for hundreds of college students. With a student-led worship team and Christ-centered teaching, this is often a student’s first encounter with who we are as a ministry; and we are thankful for it. We get to learn about who Jesus is, what He teaches, and thank God for Him right in the heart of the college campus in our city.
Our hope is that this is welcoming environment for students to learn about Jesus Christ, praise Him together, and discover what is going on in our community. Due to the fact that a large number of students come to The House, we highly encourage students to take advantage of any number of opportunities to get into smaller groups - retreats, missions, Core Groups, social events, etc.