We all know the story of Jesus calling the disciples together and saying that “whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (New International Version, Mark 10:42-45).
Every other Wednesday, our teachers and High School and Middle School students will embody this spirit of service by spending thirty minutes giving back to our community.
During this time, you might find fifth graders planting flowers to beautify our grounds, or cultivating garlic to donate to the South Plains Food Bank. You could glimpse sixth grade students writing letters to residents of one of our assisted living communities, while seventh grade students create a project to benefit U.S. veterans and eighth graders weave blankets for women’s shelters. To encourage the development of leadership skills, we encourage each grade level to determine which service projects they will participate in. These projects will complement those traditionally headed by the National Junior Honor Society and the Student Council, like the U Can Share program and the class Advent projects.
We look forward to seeing our students grow as they touch others’ lives through service. If you’d like to be a part of this spirit of service, please contact your student’s homebase teachers.