RUF exists at UT to reach the campus for Christ and to equip students to serve.
We seek to do that by being a gospel-shaped, hospitable, diverse, missional community of students that is trying to learn how to love God, love people, and love the University of Tennessee.
The way that we carry out our vision is to create safe places (large groups, small groups, one-on-ones) for students of all types and backgrounds to process the story of Jesus and to learn how to integrate their lives into His story.
We are accomplishing our purpose when we connect people to God, to each other, to the needs around them, and to the culture.
Our Name: Reformed University Fellowship
Simply put, “Reformed,” describes the biblical convictions of historic Christianity. The movement of the church which sought to renew these convictions afresh ministered the Christian gospel under the banners of “Faith Alone,” “Grace Alone,” “Scripture Alone,” "Christ Alone," and “To God Alone Be The Glory.” In calling ourselves “Reformed” we claim the same banners for our work.
More than just a ministry on the university campus, RUF seeks to be a ministry for the university. We strive to serve in this unique stage of a student’s life in the world they live in, exploring together how the Lordship of Christ informs every area of life.
All human problems originate from our alienation from God, and those problems show up vividly in broken relationships with one another. God’s answer to human alienation is the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, and His answer to disintegrated relationships is the church of Jesus. RUF is the arm of this restorative people reaching out to the college campus.