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Faith in Action

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Faith In Action 

“…let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
(1 John 3:18 NIV)

The University of the Cumberlands strives to be an institution that consistently puts faith into action.  Our faith is demonstrated through humble service to our local community and the Appalachian region.  Just as Christ modeled and encouraged servant leadership, UC inspires and equips students to do the same through various ministries and outreach activities.

Putting Faith in Action

Students share ministry with children

Campus Ministries

Students serve the campus and local communities through a variety of ministries including Appalachian Ministries (children and youth ministries), Baptist Campus Ministries (worship events, international student ministry, mission trips, and church outreach) and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Community Service

All on-campus students participate in community service through required programs such as PatServe, UC Engage, and the 40-hour minimum service requirement for graduation as well as optional programs that include Hutton Scholars, the annual food drive, and local mission projects.

Students serve in the Williamsburg community
Mountain Outreach student with ladder

Mountain Outreach (MO)

Mountain Outreach is a construction-based ministry program that helps provide children, the elderly, and financially struggling families with critical needs. Since its inception in 1982, students and volunteers have completed 150 home building projects and completed renovations to hundreds more.   

Shoes 4 the Soul

At the start of each school year, students, faculty, and staff from University of the Cumberlands assist hundreds of children by providing new shoes, socks, and backpacks filled with school supplies at Shoes 4 the Soul. The event is a way for Cumberlands to serve the community and children within the Whitley County area.  

Students help at shoes for the soul