The Calvary College Ministry is centered on developing

Intimacy with God, Community with Believers, and Influence on Others.

It's is not just something to do; it's something to become a part of. We want you to be connected.

Connected to God and other people; connected through great worship times, fun socials and Catalyst - our Sunday morning worship service for College Students.

But it doesn't stop there. Part of building a connection is being part of a community. We would love to help you create deep friendships with people who will help you in your walk with Christ.

Our mission, above all, is to lead people to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ – We at Calvary strive to know Jesus and to make him known!! We hope you’ll join us soon!


August 14 - Operation Contact

Join us on campus Saturday, August 14 for our annual Back-to-School Calvary outreach at the University of Tennessee! We will meet at the BCM at 7:15AM for orientation and work until 5PM - rain or shine. We will assist incoming students by helping them move in, giving out cokes & water and pointing them in the right direction. Come help as much as you can! Please wear your Calvary shirt from last year’s Operation Contact. Shirts will be available for purchase if you do not have one.

August 28 - College Lake Day


Co-Ed College Community Group!

Mondays | 7pm at the College House

Each Monday evening is a wonderful blend of friends, fun, & Bible Study! For more info or a ride from campus, contact Matthew Lynn (615-489-0673). Last Co-Ed Community Group of the summer will be July 26. Fall Groups begin Monday, August 23.



Every Tuesday | 6pm

Join us to play some volleyball in Calvary's Gym! For more details, contact John Schmudde at 865.712.6523. Bring friends! The last summer volleyball night will be July 27.


6pm Sundays

at the Calvary Student Center


College Pool Party // 6pm at the family home of John Schmudde (8004 Corteland Drive, only 15 minutes from Calvary) - they have a fantastic backyard with a pool and volleyball! Come enjoy pizza, swim, hang out, play volleyball or just relax! Everything is FREE! Invite friends! No RSVP is needed. Want to carpool? A van will leave Calvary’s Student Center at 5:45pm. Lost? Call Joe at 865.660.2274. 

Catalyst Protocol

We love you and want to keep you safe!

Calvary’s College Ministry is passionate about the spiritual and physical health of the students who choose to attend Calvary. With the COVID-19 pandemic in mind, we have been prayerfully considering our options concerning asking individuals to wear masks. 

As a result of social distancing not being practical inside the Student Center, we ask that during Catalyst (our college gathering at 6pm on Sundays), everyone wear a mask while inside the building. However, masks may be temporarily removed while enjoying refreshments. We will also have activities outside the Student Center where masks are optional and social distancing is encouraged. 

Romans 15:1 (Holman) says, “Now we who are strong have an obligation to bear the weaknesses of those without strength, and not to please ourselves.” Some of our friends may have a weakened immune system or cannot take the chance of contracting a virus because of family. Together, let’s make this sacrifice so that we can keep our friends and their family healthy. Let’s let the love of Christ lead us!

catch a ride from ut campus


If you need a ride on Wednesday evening or for another church event,

OR during the summer or over Christmas Break,

contact Joe Drummer, College Pastor.



    Corner of 20th & Andy Holt

    • SUNDAY 10:15 AM / 5:30 PM

    Lake Loudon Blvd in front of courtyard

    • SUNDAY 10:18 AM / 5:33 PM

    In front of Hess Hall on Melrose BLVD

    • SUNDAY 10:22 AM / 5:37 PM

    IN FRONT OF Greve Breezeway

    • SUNDAY 10:24 AM/5:39 PM
  • Clement

    White Ave Near the Courtyard

    • SUNDAY 10:27 AM / 5:42 PM

community groups

Community is about bringing people together so they can help each other draw near to God. Life is a journey toward God, and having strong community surrounding us is essential. Community Groups meet weekly for prayer and Bible study, but the main focus is to develop relationships that will help us draw near to Christ. Community is also about serving others in the body of Christ. For example, we often plan ministry opportunities that serve the children or elderly at Calvary.

All of our groups have three common threads that we have found to help build community:

  • Bible Study: Each group does some type of study. It can be a book of the Bible or any other book.
  • Service: Serving together is a great way to develop relationships and spread God's love.
  • Prayer: Everyone needs people to stand by them and pray for them, so prayer is an important part of each community group.


connect & serve

Looking for a way to serve, but don't know where to start? You've come to the right place! Scroll down to see a list of service opportunities, including days and times people are needed, to find the right fit for you. There are many opportunities to serve! Keep an eye on the weekly update and Catalyst announcement sheet to stay up to date with the latest service opportunities! Not on the list for the weekly update? Contact Joe to be added.

  • Childcare at Calvary: Any Sunday during the main worship service, help with kids in Nursery or Sunday School. Contact the church office for details. Extra hands are almost always needed in the preschool and nursery classes on Wednesday nights during Cafe. Contact Bo Griswold for more info.

Have an idea for service? We are always open to new ideas in the way of service. We want you to be involved at Calvary and one of the best ways to be involved and connected is through service. Set up a meeting with Joe, our college pastor, if you are interested in a new ministry that our college ministry can be involved in.