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Outreach Ministries

PCI - Practical Christian Involvement

Practical Christian Involvement (PCI) invites our fellow Bryan College students to be people who love and serve their local community. We believe that real change starts with knowing our neighbors, so we learn from the best by working with local church and non-profit leaders, volunteer in ways that fit our gifts, build mutually beneficial relationships that meet real community needs, and grow in Christ-like servant leadership along the way.

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Break For Change

Most people want to change the world, but have little idea how to do it. Break For Change challenges Bryan College students to give up one of their school breaks to be a part of change. Each trip has a specific focus that reveals how change actually happens as students serve with long-term missionaries who are doing amazing work.

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Service Day

Students and faculty set aside a normal class day to instead serve the individuals of Rhea County. Organizing historical documents for the museum, clearing brush for a family farm, painting offices for the Women’s Care Center, kicking soccer balls with children at the YMCA, or playing cards with the elderly—these services are all accomplished in an effort to show Christ’s love to the local world around Bryan College.

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Acts Project

The Acts Project is a summer-long missions experience that fulfills honors, student teaching, or internship requirements. Students of all majors experience how their course of study is preparing them for a life of good work for God’s kingdom.

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Luke 14: Fun Day On The Hill

Luke 14 Fun Day on the Hill provides a wonderful opportunity for us to live out Bryan’s mission of educating students to become servants of Christ to make a difference in today’s world.

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Steve Green Headlines 10th Annual Bryan Opportunity Program Dinner

2017 BOP Dinner InviteMarch 3, 2017 – The 10th annual Bryan Opportunity Scholarship Program (BOP) Dinner will be held on April 20 at the Chattanooga Convention Center. This year’s featured speaker will be award-winning Christian musician Steve Green.

“These are hardworking students that deserve and appreciate the opportunity to study at a Christian liberal arts college,” said Janice Pendergrass, Director of Advancement at Bryan College. “We appreciate the opportunity to educate them to become servants of Christ to make a difference in today’s world.”

The Bryan Opportunity Scholarship Program helps make Bryan College accessible to academically qualified Tennessee residents with significant financial need. The program guarantees that eligible students will receive scholarship and/or grant funds to meet or exceed the cost of tuition at Bryan College. Since its creation in 2008, more than $1,000,000 has been raised, and 222 students have benefitted from the financial support the program provides.

This year, 50 students are eligible for BOP scholarship funding. Half of these students received other awards and grants in addition to BOP funds. The remaining 25 were fully funded through the BOP scholarship. The recipients are comprised of a diverse representation of majors and extracurricular activities across campus. Two such students are Cullen Royston and Aaron Pendergrass.

“I am so thankful for the blessing that is the Bryan Opportunity scholarship,” Royston said. “It has allowed me not only to pursue my dreams in education but also to thrive and grow in a Christ-centered environment.”

“I’m very thankful for the donors that have made it possible for me to receive the BOP Scholarship,” Pendergrass said. “I would not have been able to pursue my calling to ministry at such a fabulous institution if it weren’t for this scholarship; and I’m thankful for the timeless relationships I’ve built at Bryan due to this opportunity.”

Steve GreenThroughout his years of ministry, Steve Green’s music has been honored with four Grammy nominations, 18 No. 1 songs, and seven Dove Awards, Christian music’s highest honor. With 35 recordings to his credit, including children’s projects and Spanish-language albums, Green has sold over three million albums worldwide.

To purchase your tickets, please visit here. Reservations to attend the dinner are due by April 13.


Written by Curtis Jolley, Social Media and Communications Coordinator

Lady Lions Roar to 2017 AAC Tournament Title

Rosaria Butterfield To Speak in Chapel March 8

An annual series of regional and national competitions allow Enactus teams to present their project results before a panel of judges involving many of today’s top business leaders. The top teams from each bracket at the Regional Competition advance to the National Competition and compete against some of the nation’s most elite universities. Bryan College presentation team had competed at Nationals 4 of the last 5 years, and most recently advanced to the quarterfinal round of competition in April of 2015.

Dr. Adina Scruggs, faculty sponsor of the Bryan College Enactus team, explains, “The career fairs at the Regional and National Expo are outstanding and give Bryan students the chance to interact with major employers and often interview on-the-spot for internships and full-time positions. Bryan College has built a reputation of producing knowledgeable students with integrity and employers are seeking those qualities. The career fair is truly a highlight of Enactus events and our students are well prepared for this opportunity.”

Enactus has many corporate and organizational partners that support and sponsor the organization such as Wal-Mart, The Coca Cola Company, Lowe’s, Pepsico, Procter and Gamble, and Frito Lay, among others. During the regional and national competitions, Enactus students have the opportunity to network with professionals from many of these corporations and build contacts for future employment. In the last few years, Bryan College Enactus students have been employed by companies such as Clorox, SAP, Aramark, Sam’s Club, Northwestern Mutual and Hershey’s.

Some of the ways students can profit from Enactus are the following:

  • Reinforcing learned studies in a practical and realistic environment
  • Developing essential leadership skills
  • Providing valuable experience for future careers
  • Strengthening a resume
  • Fostering a community of dedicated individuals that works together to make a difference in the world
Register as a Enactus Team Member

Enactus for College Credit

Bryan College now offers Enactus as a one credit hour co-curricular activity. The following classes are taught collectively and simultaneously by the Enactus faculty advisor once a week. (These classes are open to all students at Bryan College and will count as one credit hour towards a general elective*.)

  • BUS 161 Introductory Free Market Studies
  • BUS 261 Applied Free Market Studies
  • BUS 361 Applied Free Market Leadership
  • BUS 461 Executive Free Market Leadership

During class time, the faculty advisor will provide instruction on leadership, project management, negotiation, team building, and conflict resolution skills as well as assist in organizing and planning Enactus service projects. Students are required to perform at least 30 hours on service projects outside the classroom.

Classes may be repeated for additional credit.

Business students who complete BUS 361 and/or 461 may apply these credit hours toward their internship requirement.

*Students who choose not to take Enactus for credit can still participate in Enactus as participants of an on-campus organization.

U.S. Army Field Band to Present Free Concert at Bryan College

Intramural Sports

The Bryan College Intramural Sports Program provides an outlet for students to engage in healthy competition and interaction with fellow students, faculty, and staff in a recreational setting.

Intramural sports take place periodically throughout both the fall and spring semesters each year and include a variety of different sports. Currently, there are intramural sports for men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and coed volleyball, soccer, sand volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, billiards, and ping pong.

Seasons for each sport vary from one-day tournaments to seasons lasting up to five or six weeks. Generally, each sport season includes a regular season and a concluding tournament.
Champions for each sport receive intramural champion t-shirts.

Due to the varying nature of each sport there are different requirements and rules for the forming of teams for each sport. Current students should visit to register for intramural participation, create and join teams, and find rules and regulations for various intramural sports.

  • Intramural Volleyball
  • Intramural Basketball
  • Intramural Frisbee

Research from Bryan College featured in Upcoming Film “Is Genesis History?”

Fine Arts in Italy

Students spend the day in Venice

Students spend the day in Venice


We love helping lives change, minds be opened, eyes widened, and hearts expanded through seeing the best of what’s happening in the world. Join us on a trip that will bring education to life! Explore the winding roads of Venice, eat gelato in St. Peter’s square, gaze upon the Sistine Chapel, hike in the Dolomite Alps, walk across the Ponte Veccio in Florence, absorb the grandeur of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, and so much more. Earn 3 hours of college credit on a trip that will change your life!

Bryan College, a leader in international education, has partnered with Saints Bible Institute in San Lorenzo, Italy  for over a decade to craft rich educational experiences that also provide insight into what God is doing in the country of Italy. Join Bryan College Faculty and Staff as they lead high school juniors and seniors on an overseas academic adventure!


Upcoming Trip is Spring, 2018. Don't miss out on an great trip to Italy!

Early Bird Discount

Register before Dec 15th to
receive $200 off!

Class Information

FA211 – Italy Fine Arts Tour (3 College Credit Hours) View Course Syllabus  


  • Trip cost: $4,900
  • Early bird discount: Apply by December 15th and receive $200 off trip price!
  • Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant: For more information regarding using the Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant for this trip, click here or call 423.775.7558.

Trip Overview

  • Day 1: Orientation on Bryan College’s Campus
  • Day 2: Depart for Italy
  • Day 3: Arrive in Italy
  • Day 4: Hike & swim in beautiful Alpine lake in Barcis
  • Day 5: Day of Worship including visiting church plant in Pordenone
  • Day 6-10: Classroom portion of Fine Arts class
  • Day 11: Venice
  • Day 12: Day of Worship
  • Day 13-14: Florence
  • Day 14-16: Rome
  • Day 17: Last day in San Lorenzo, Italy
  • Day 18: Depart from Italy
Question? Contact Dual Enrollment

Phone: 423.775.7556
Bryan College Box7657
Bryan College Registrar
721 Bryan Drive
Dayton, TN 37321

Amber Levi Earns Multiple Player of the Week Awards

31472776846_5c667af9ec_k (1)February 10, 2017 – Women’s basketball player Amber Levi garnered two player of the week honors from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) and the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC). Levi averaged 31 points and 5 rebounds with 12 total 3-pointers in a pair of wins for the Lions this week.

The Dayton, Tenn., native started the week with a 20-point effort on the road at Columbia [SC] College, hitting 6-of-17 from the field and 6-for-8 at the foul line. The sophomore guard then exploded for 42 points along with nine rebounds and five assists in a 90-81 victory over St. Andrews University, connecting on 13-of-25 shots overall with 10 3-pointers. She was also 6-for-6 at the foul line.

Levi set a single-game school record for made 3-pointers and her 42-point effort ranks as the third most in a contest in Bryan history. She leads the Lions with 15.8 points and pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game.


Written by Wesley Sanders, Sports Information Director

Women’s Soccer to Host ID Camp Apr. 1

Women's Soccer ID Camp Flyer 2017 EditedFebruary 1, 2017 – The Bryan College Women’s Soccer team announced they will host an ID Camp on April 1, allowing high school students to visit campus and experience what it would be like to play for the Lions. Campers will have the opportunity to showcase their skills and receive collegiate level coaching.

During the camp, the student-athletes will participate in two training sessions, have lunch with the coaching staff, take a campus tour, and have a question and answer time with Head Coach Paul Babba.

To register, either:

Email Coach Babba ( or Assistant Coach Daniel Branley (


Download the registration form and return it prior to the start of camp.

**ID members must bring their own cleats, shin guards, and training gear. Bryan Soccer will provide water, Gatorade, training equipment, and facilities.


ID Camp Schedule

8:30-9:00am Check-in Soccer Field
9:15-11:00am Session 1 Soccer Field
11:00-12:00pm Lunch Bryan Cafeteria
12:00-12:45pm Campus Tour Starting from Cafeteria
1:00-2:20pm Session 2 Soccer Field
2:20-2:45pm Q&A Time Soccer Field


College Address:

Bryan College Women’s Soccer

721 Bryan Drive

Dayton, TN 37321


Written by Wesley Sanders, Sports Information Director


David Carroll Visits Bryan College

IMG_1004January 27, 2016 – Faculty and staff at Bryan College were treated to a guest visit from Chattanooga broadcasting icon David Carroll at a recent college luncheon.

Carroll, known for his School Patrol reports on WRCB TV, opened his presentation by thanking Bryan College for preparing several teachers and administrators currently serving in Hamilton County schools, including Zac Brown ‘01, who currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent. He also shared humorous excerpts from his recent book, “Volunteer Bama Dawg” that chronicles life in the South as well as stories about how his career was impacted by Chattanooga radio icon Luther Masingill.

At the end of his presentation, Bryan College President Dr. Stephen Livesay thanked Carroll by presenting him with some Bryan clothing and a coffee mug.

Carroll joined WRCB TV in 1987 and currently co-anchors Channel 3 Eyewitness News Live at 5 and Channel 3 Eyewitness News at 6 as well as election coverage. He is also the author of “Chattanooga Radio and Television.”


Written by Curtis Jolley, Social Media and Communications Coordinator

Lions Open 2017 Baseball Season On Feb. 3

Baseball ScheduleJanuary 30, 2017 – Bryan College Head Baseball Coach & Athletic Director, Taylor Hasty, announced the 2017 Lions Baseball schedule, which is slated to have the first pitch thrown out on Feb. 3 at Senter Field against River States Conference opponent, University of Rio Grande (Ohio). Both teams received votes in the 2017 NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll, with Bryan earning 89 votes and Rio Grande picking up 7.

The Lion’s schedule consists of 54 games in all, with 32 taking place at home and 22 on the road. The Lions will be challenged by five teams currently ranked in the top-25 and three others who received votes. The ranked opponents include Tennessee Wesleyan (No. 4), Georgia Gwinnett (No. 5), Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (No. 6), Missouri Baptist (No. 9), and Campbellsville (Ky.) (No. 14).

“This time of year is always filled with excitement as we get started, and this year is no different,” Hasty said. “I am proud of the way our team has prepared throughout the fall and the past few weeks. They have worked very hard, and I look forward to the challenges we have in front of us. We play some very good teams who will also have prepared at a high level, and the competition is the best part of our game.”

Along with receiving votes in the national top-25 poll, the Lions are also projected to finish 2nd in a highly competitive AAC conference. Tennessee Wesleyan, 2016’s regular-season champ, garnered 78 total voting points to claim the top spot. Bryan picked up one first-place vote and 63 voting points to land 2nd, while Point got one first-place vote and 60 points to come in third. Union (53 points) is 4th, and both Milligan (36 points) and Reinhardt (36 points) tied for 5th.

The Lions finished the 2016 season with a no. 15 ranking and a 38-18 overall record while going 18-9 in conference play. Bryan finished with an AAC-best batting average at .324, was 2nd in runs batted in per game averaging 5.96, 3rd in earned run average at 4.20, 4th in opposing batting average at .265, and 1st in fielding percentage at .962.

To view the complete baseball schedule for this season, please visit here.


Written by Wesley Sanders, Sports Information Director