About

Tyson House Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry is an ecumenical worshiping community located at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville.  ​

All are welcome, come and see!

Tyson House is made possible by the generous financial and relational support of our denominational partners: the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and

the Diocese of East Tennessee of the Episcopal Church.

Come, you who have much faith and you who have little. You who have been here often and you who have not been for a long time or ever before. You who have tried to follow and all of us who have failed.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to anticipate and respond to the spiritual, religious, educational, social, physical, and emotional needs of students, faculty, and staff at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, and in the surrounding communities.

We are called to be an ecumenical community in the midst of the campus of the University. We are gathered by the Gospel of Christ Jesus, strengthened by the proclamation of the Word and the celebration of the Eucharist, and empowered by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Through the Spirit’s power and presence, we are sent out as disciples of Christ into both local and global communities to live out the Gospel-freedom of our baptism, to proclaim the salvation of God made known in Christ Jesus, and to witness to the Kingdom of God in living our lives for the sake of the world.

In our interaction with higher education, we strive for informed faith and inspired education.

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Welcome Statement

Tyson House became a Reconciling In Christ (RIC) congregation in 2016!  Read our Welcome Statement below.

 

Tyson House is a place of worship and exploration for all of God's children.  Communion is open; we respect it as a deeply personal decision. You are created in the image of God and we honor your life experiences as a child of God. Regardless of your sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, ability, religious background, ethnicity, nationality, race, and native language(s) you are cherished, respected, and affirmed. We are committed to the important work of justice and mercy at Tyson House and strive to dismantle the racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and xenophobia within ourselves and our communities. This is not a commitment that we take lightly.

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