What's included in the Service Expectation?
- 8 hours (minimum) of approved service activity per semester
- Pass/ Fail grade (appears on your transcript)
- A required part of all Bible Classes (except electives)
- 2 forms are required as part of the pass/fail grade
- Service hours for fall semester should be complete before November 9. Pre-planning and commitment will help make your service experience a joy to you, the people you serve and the Lord!
A NOTE ABOUT SUMMER SERVICE HOURS
Hours a student served during the summer (Vacation Bible School, etc.) may be applied to the 8-hour fall service expectation. However, summer activities will not roll over to spring semester. Be sure to turn in Form 1 for summer service hours to find out if your project is approved.
National Park Project for Junior and Senior High Students
October 13, 2012 - 5 hours
PRINT SERVICE FORMS
|Fall Semester Proposal - Form 1
|Fall Semester Reflection - Form 2
|Spring Semester Proposal - Form 1
|Spring Semester Reflection - Form 2
For more information about the Service Expectation or any of the following organizations contact:
CVCA Service Coordinator
330.929.0575 - Ext. 607
Get involved in serving at your local church.
Once you have done this, please consider reaching out through other organizations listed below:
|* = CVCA group projects|
|Serving the Hungry or Homeless||
Akron Canton Regional Foodbank
|Serving Students and Women in Family Planning||
Akron Pregnancy Services
|Serving the Physically Challenged||
|Serving the Elderly||Aurora Manor Care Center
(Gift Shop volunteers)
Cardinal Retirement Village
* Country Place
(CVCA’s Diakonos club visits Bingo night once per month at a nursing home facility)
|Serving Inner City Students||* Urban Vision
(CVCA group helps tutor elementary students in inner city Akron on weekdays or Saturdays)
|Serving Outdoors in the Community (7th & 8th Grade)||* Metroparks Clean-up
* Neighborhood Leaf Raking
|Serving Those in Transition||CORE
(Community Outreach Resource Exchange, helping provide household items for the needy in Cuyahoga Falls)
|Other Pre-approved Organizations||MISCELLANEOUS
Boys & Girls Clubs of Summit County
Akron General Hospital (service/ candystriping)
Barberton Citizens Hospital
Centers for Dialysis Care (activities, visits, office)
Asian Services in Action- Akron
SERVING THE HOMELESS OR NEEDY
Access, Inc - Solon (fundraising)
SERVING AT CVCA
SERVING CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Need other ideas?
Check out www.ugive.org
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:8-10
There is no substitute for God’s grace that brings salvation. This salvation has not been given to us merely for the purpose attaining eternal life ourselves, but rather we are called to be God’s vessels of love to the world around us. Jesus, just hours before His arrest and eventual crucifixion, tells His disciples to “Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:12-13) These words apply also to us, not only to His followers 2000 years ago.
It is with this in mind that CVCA has complemented our Bible curriculum with a Service expectation. We ask our students to serve in the local community, the nation and the world in which they live. They are encouraged to find appropriate opportunities within their churches, here at the school as well as with outside organizations, both para-church and secular, that meet both the physical and spiritual needs of a lost and dying world.
CVCA’s mission is to Educate and Cultivate servants for Christ. We believe that the coupling of this Service expectation with our Bible curriculum is foundational to enable our students to grow into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.