Union University

Union University

Equipping persons to think Christianly and serve faithfully

Website: http://www.uu.edu

Union University is an academic community, affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention, equipping persons to think Christianly and serve faithfully in ways consistent with its core values of being excellence-driven, Christ-centered, people-focused, and future-directed. These values shape its identity as an institution which prioritizes liberal arts based undergraduate education enhanced by professional and graduate programs. The academic community is composed of quality faculty, staff, and students working together in a caring, grace-filled environment conducive to the development of character, servant leadership, and cultural engagement.

Our Core Values

  • Excellence-Driven: We believe that excellence, not mere compliance, is the goal of our teaching, our research, and our service. We are not motivated to excellence out of pride but out of a desire to do all things for God’s glory because He cares about our work and wants to be involved in everything we do. We will not be satisfied with mediocrity, but will pursue excellence in all things. This means our truth claims carry with them the challenge of living out that truth in the minutes and hours of our daily life. Thus we will pursue excellence, without arrogance.
  • Christ-Centered: A cohering core value of our guiding vision is a call to faith, a call to be Christ centered in all that we are and in all that we do. We will seek to build a Christian liberal arts based community where men and women can be introduced to an understanding and appreciation of God, His creation and grace, and to humanity’s place of privilege and responsibility in this world. We will seek to establish all aspects of life and learning on the Word of God, leading to a firm commitment to Christ and His Kingdom. To be a Christ-centered institution calls for us to establish the priority of worship and service in the Christian life while seeking to develop a generation of students who can be agents of reconciliation to a factious church in a hurting and broken world. This commitment calls for all faculty and staff to integrate Christian faith in all learning and doing, based on the supposition that all truth is God’s truth and that there is no contradiction between God’s truth made known to us in Holy Scripture and that which is revealed to us through creation and natural revelation.
  • People-Focused: A third pillar on which we will build our common commitments is the core value of being people focused. At the heart of our commitment to being people focused is the visible demonstration of valuing one another. We will give honor to one another through our words and actions, and by committing to each person’s success. We therefore jointly commit ourselves to the success of Union University.
  • Future-Directed: We will seek to maximize the windows of opportunity the Lord has presented to us to the greatest degree that resources allow. All of our resources and efforts must, by God’s grace, be maximized to fulfill our common mission. A commitment to being future directed means we want to have a short-term focus and a long term view. We want to involve ourselves in efforts that prepare us effectively to impact the world of the 21st Century.

Contact


Hendersonville Campus

205 Indian Lake Blvd, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Office:
615-447-2501

E-mail: clea@uu.edu

Ministry Sponsors

Charles Lea

Executive Director, Union University Hendersonville, TN

Union University is an academic community, affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention, equipping persons to think Christianly and serve faithfully in ways consistent with its core values of being excellence-driven...   Read more >>

David and Diane Black

Founder/CEO and US Congressman

As a nurse, small businesswoman and former educator, Congressman Diane Black brings a unique and dynamic perspective to her work in Congress. Diane's faith in America's promise was shaped from an early age...   Read more >>

William B. Lee, P.E.

CEO, Lee Company

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Don Bruce

Founder / CEO, American Home Design

For more than 30 years, American Home Design has helped fulfill the remodeling dreams of more than 30,000 satisfied homeowners in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky...   Read more >>

Monika Bishop

Founder/CEO, Quantum Business Consulting

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In Memory of J.D. Elliott

President, The Memorial Foundation

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Sponsor Recognition

If you would like to get recognized as a sponsor on our website, please let us know and we will add your company into the appropriate category of sponsorship.



Membership Levels

Ministry Sponsor

Ministry Sponsor

$5,000+

  • Ministry Window Decal 
  • On-line membership directory
  • Individual web site page recognition
  • 4 monthly meetings sponsor recognition
  • Membership card

 Note: Some of these benefits will be phased in over the next year (2104-2015)

Ministry Partner

Ministry Partner

$200 monthly / $2,400 annually

  • Ministry Window Decal 
  • On-line membership directory
  • Individual web site page recognition
  • 2 monthly meetings sponsor recognition
  • Membership card

 Note: Some of these benefits will be phased in over the next year (2104-2015)

Friends of Living Sent Ministries

Friends of Living Sent Ministries

$100 monthly / $1,200 annually

  • Ministry Window Decal 
  • On-line membership directory
  • Individual web site page recognition
  • Membership card

 Note: Some of these benefits will be phased in over the next year (2104-2015)

Supporters of Living Sent Ministries

Supporters of Living Sent Ministries

$50 monthly / $600 annually

  • Ministry Window Decal 
  • On-line membership directory
  • Web site logo/narrative recognition
  • Membership card

 Note: Some of these benefits will be phased in over the next year (2104-2015)

Boosters of Living Sent Ministries

Boosters of Living Sent Ministries

$25 monthly / $300 annually

  • Ministry Window Decal 
  • On-line membership directory
  • Web site logo recognition
  • Membership card

Note: some of these benefits will be phased in 2014-2015

Associates of Living Sent Ministries

Associates of Living Sent Ministries

$10 month-$120 year

Ministry window decal

On-line membership directory

membership card

Note: Some of these benefits will occur in 2014-2015.

Church Partners

Church Partners

$10 month/$120 year

  • Home page web site recognition
  • Ministry window decal
  • On-line membership directory
  • Membership card

Note: Some of these benefits will be phased in 2014-2015.

Monthly Inspirational Meeting Sponsors

Monthly Inspirational Meeting Sponsors

$250 per meeting

  • Email blast recognition to ministry participants
  • Company logo on meeting literature
  • Company literature on meeting check-in table

How to Live Sent

According to Dr. Amy Sherman, there are at least 4 ways to Live Sent:

1. Bloom where you are planted.

Care to help build the Kingdom right where God has you assigned in the marketplace?

2. Start something new.

Do you have a passion for addressing an unmet community need? Consider forming  either a for profit or nonprofit company and start something new.

3. Give your skills (vocational) away to a community ministry.

Is there a community ministry that could benefit from your vocational skills and talents?

4. A Church Big Vision for the City.

Does your church have a Big Vision for the City? Do you have one and want to encourage your church to consider helping you to develop it?

Living Sent Ministries Growth Track

1. Attraction: Become inspired to live out your Christian faith at work

Register and attend one of our monthly inspirational meetings and events.

2. Incarnation: Learn how to serve and lead like the greatest leader to ever walk the earth

Contact us about serving in a Christian Executives Group (CEG) and/or a church "Men or Women at Work" teaching and equipping class.

 

3. Mission: Do one more thing vocationally to advance the cause of Christ

Contact us for information on how to prepare and implement a Ministry Action Plan (MAP).

4. Transformation: Transform your heart, the organization you serve, and the community around you

Let us know if you wish to learn more about spiritual transformation.

Jerry's Message

The purpose of Living Sent Ministries is to inspire and equip business and professional leaders to live out their Christian faith. It is about "Connecting Sunday to Monday". A core principle of Living Sent Ministries is that God gave you your business or job (vocation) to build the Kingdom.

Invest in the Kingdom


Colossians 3:17, NIV: "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."

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