Church And External Relations

2014 Church Relations Report

From the Vice President for Church and External Relations

The mission of the Campbellsville University Office of Church and External Relations is to help facilitate communication with various external constituency groups and to help build relations between the CU community and those external groups.  

As a Christian university steeped in the Baptist tradition, we are here to help promote connections with the local churches of Kentucky and beyond and to enhance communication and cooperation with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and other denominational entities.  The office further helps to build relations with local community and regional organizations, including governmental and civic organizations and leaders, as well as state and federal governmental officials and organizations.  In all instances, the underlying purpose of the communications and building of relations is to enhance awareness of Campbellsville University in order to help recruit students, promote the institution’s mission, and to help make friends for CU.

The Office of Church and External Relations staff members are involved in an array of other areas in the life of Campbellsville University.  The Vice President for Church and External Relations John Chowning also serves as Executive Assistant to CU President Dr. Michael V. Carter and coordinates the following areas for CU:  University Council, Strategic Planning, Vision 2025, Office of University Communications, Diversity Initiative, Heartland Center for Bivocational Ministry, Christian Women’s Job Corps, Kentucky Heartland Parkway Foundation, Inc., Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy, Greater Campbellsville United, Church Relations Council, African American Pastors Advisory Group, and covenant partnerships with Zion District Bible Institute, Simmons College of Kentucky and General Association of Baptists in Kentucky.

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In Christ,

John E. Chowning

Vice President for Church and External Relations & Executive Assistant to the President

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