Since elementary school we have been training our students to be servants. Jesus told His disciples in Mark 9:35 that he who would be first must be a servant of all. To help develop the joy of serving in our students and to provide a piece for their college resume, we require our high school students to perform a minimum number of community service hours before they graduate.
The types of community service performed by students in 2014-2015 varied. Many high schoolers served in their home churches in various capacities including nursery work and teaching children’s church. Others earned community service hours serving SCA in the lunchroom, on the grounds, setting up for an athletic event and at different elementary and middle school fine arts productions as well as elementary field day. Many students made their way into Albany serving the American Cancer Society, the Anchorage Ministry, the Drey Line in the downtown area, Family Literacy Connection, Habitat for Humanity, the Lily Pad, the Lord’s Pantry, Morningside Assisted Living Center, MRS Homecare, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, the Salvation Army and the YMCA. Outside Albany, several students served other ministries while on missions trips to Baltimore, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., Peru, Holland, Honduras and Uganda. We trust that all of our students will continue serving others as a tangible expression of their Christian faith and their love for Christ.