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Opportunities to serve is a value Central Christian prioritizes as we seek to live out the teachings of Jesus. Service allows our students to witness and participate in building Jesus’ Kingdom. We believe it empowers them to be faithful to the call of Jesus. It helps them develop awareness to see where they can be the serving hands of Jesus while also developing the courage to act. Central works to instill the mindset that service is not viewed as a project, but as a way of life. Through service opportunities at Central Christian School, students learn real life skills, grow in their walk with Christ, and recognize the joy that comes in serving others.

Service Opportunities

-Seniors spend 3 days serving alongside communities and individuals in Pennsylvania on the Service and Learning Retreat.
-The eighth grade class spends 5 days and nights at Lighthouse Ministries in Canton. They volunteer at an after-school program for at-risk youth, participate in a poverty simulation, tour the city and visit a homeless shelter.
-Each fall, the entire student body serves on Community Service Day. High school students serve at churches and local non-profit organizations, and elementary and middle school students choose a location and an activity where they have an interest in serving. 
-Opportunities for service are woven into mini-term courses, Heart of Central, and regular classroom curriculum where students serve in places like food pantries, alongside Mennonite Disaster Service, meat canning, and more.
 

Student Reflections

“I am so thankful and blessed to have had the opportunity Central gave us this March in going to Southeast Canton.  We learned how to treat other people; peers, adults, and the kids; how we want to be treated, and that it is so important to show God’s love to everyone we meet.  In conclusion, Central provides a unique opportunity that teaches its students how to truly live out the gospel through real experiences, memorable for the rest of our lives.” -Isabelle Rohrer, Class of 2027

Read the full article about the annual Service Opportunity at Lighthouse Ministries here.

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