Our philosophy of community service is based upon God’s Word. Our scriptural reference is clearly stated in Mark 10:45:
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
We believe that it is God’s will that each student gives of their time and talents to serving others. It is our desire to help students develop a mature Christian worldview and experience a closer walk with Jesus Christ through serving others.
All service projects must be pre-approved by the Bible department and meet the following minimum hours of service each year. Failure to meet the required hours will result in a drop of one (1) letter grade in the 2nd Semester of Bible class. The student must turn in a Service Requirement Form available at the right, signed by the Bible teacher and the adult supervisor or agency. Requirements per year by grades:
Freshman - 15 hours
Sophomore - 20 hours
Juniors - 25 hours
Seniors - 25 hours
The summer preceding the school year may be used to satisfy service hour requirements.
The list below serves as some possible ideas for serving but is in no way an exhaustive list:
Church, youth group
Church maintenance or custodial work, special church projects
Awana, missions trips sponsored by church, MCS, or approved agency
Tutoring, Vacation Bible School
If a ministry is not on the list, prior approval can be obtained from the administration.