About Us

We help share the love and truth of Jesus within greater Chattanooga, Cleveland and Hamilton Counties. Southern students enjoy meeting people where they live. You'll find a wide range of ways to be involved in reaching out to the community. In doing so, you will learn more about yourself and what God can do through toy. Nearly 20 student-led organizations provide food for the homeless, cheer for the elderly and disheartened, and a witness to the wandering and wayward. 

Become involved

Join existing ministries or start one of your own! Contact Andrea Sequera with any questions.

Director: Andrea Sequera
Email: andreasequera@southern.edu

Based on 2 Corinthians 5:20
So we are Christ's ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, "Come back to God!”


West Side for Jesus - Southern students visit the community at College Heights. While there, they play with the children (songs, games, books, arts and crafts, story telling) and go door to door and pray with families. A few times a semester, SAU students take youth from West Side on field trips around the city, and even on camping trips.

SWAG Camp - Southern students go to downtown Chattanooga to hang out and spread some joy with kids from the East Lake apartments. Come ready to play, get dirty, and have a great time!

Lantern - Southern Students visit the Lantern Assisted Living facility. Once there they sings songs with the residents, pray with them, and read God's word with them. Residents love visitors and the students love hanging out with them!