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The community

The Community

A Community Resource.
There’s nothing like a good neighbor. For several decades, we at Covenant have enjoyed a special relationship with the local community. We have come to depend on one another and provide a helping hand in a way that truly reflects the work of Christ.


Over time, those relationships have grown and our friends and neighbors can now be found around the world; however, we at Covenant will always be focused on being there for the local community.


Our neighbors are important members of the Covenant community who share in…


Our Facilities
From Ashe Activity Center to Kresge Library to our swimming pool to the local trail network, members of the Lookout Mountain and greater Chattanooga community benefit from our physical resources.


Our Service
You will find Covenant students engaging in mission work, working with local schools, serving as mentors to children, hosting dinners and brunches for members of the local community, fellowshipping with local widows, and traveling the country to lend a helping hand to disadvantaged segments of society.


Our Activities
Community members often come to campus to take advantage of concerts, athletic events, chapel and conference speakers, and a host of other activities such as discussion forums and student talent shows.


Our Graduates
Whether it’s teaching in local schools, leading entrepreneurial business ventures in town, working at local medical facilities, or opening popular restaurants and hotspots (such as Greyfriar’s Coffee and Clumpies Ice Cream), many of our graduates have a very direct impact on the local community and economy.

"God is not exalted by lessening your loves. The Christian path is not loving less, it's loving more and rightly...Our goal is not to love less but more."
– Dr. Kelly Kapic
Ever wonder what it's like to study on top of a mountain? Wonder no more!

Derek Halvorson

President Derek Halvorson draws a comparison between the prophet Daniel's exile in Babylon and the situation of faithful Christians in today's American cultural context.

Connor McGimsey '20

“As someone who wants to go into foreign services, Covenant has not only given me a considerable amount of connections through professors and the college’s resources, but has also taught me how to apply a Christian worldview to my fields of study which are, more often than not, part of a secular lifestyle.”
  - international studies major Connor McGimsey '20