College Ministry Small Groups

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
— Galatians 6:2

Why Small Groups?

  • RELATIONSHIPS MATTER - We want to assist students in building healthy relationships with other Christ followers and their relationship with God. 
  • SPACE TO EXPLORE/GROW - The faith we hold onto varies. We want to create safe places for students to explore their faith in a time when our lives are changing into adulthood. 
  • CONNECTION TO ADULTS - We believe healthy growth comes from connection to other healthy adults. Our adult leaders desire to build relationships with students to mentor them into adulthood. 


Zac & Shannon Ballard

Zac & Shannon Ballard

Timothy & Hannah Guthrie

Timothy & Hannah Guthrie

Zac, Shannon, Timothy and Hannah are best friends who live blocks away from the Carson-Newman campus. They love hosting students and friends are their homes and look forward to hosting students for small groups. Zac, Shannon and Hannah are all public school teachers, while Timothy works in the admission office at Carson-Newman. 

When We Meet and How to Join

Small groups meet on Sunday nights at 6:02 PM at the leader's homes.

College students interested in joining can click the button below. Our small group leaders will be in touch.  


Our small group kick off will be September 17th at the Ballard's home. Hope you can join us!